From the Author: Thanks to all my readers for your support and reviews! Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions or comments: email@example.com I love hearing from my readers! Don't forget Book 1 of Hypnotic Journey, Archangel and the Rule Series are FREE! FREE! FREE!! About Alaina: Alaina lives a stone's throw from the Mississippi River in Missouri. Her first story was published in the local newspaper at age 6. She hasn't stopped writing since. As the mother of seven children she loved to play video games with her kids. One day it occurred to her to write an adventure that flowed like a video game. She added a touch of romance and Hypnotic Journey was born. The Fantasy Romance- HJ characters are like a family to Alaina. They are foolish, daring, resourceful and full of passion not only for life but for the friendships they have created in this world and the next. Alaina's been a Trekkie all her life, so her next series was Science Fiction. The Treborel Series is a paranormal adventure featuring a two best friend's as the hero's fighting to find the women they love and survive the chaos of a continental conflict while being stalked by a psychotic villain determined to destroy them. Archangel is a pre-apocalyptic series about angels fighting against the rising evil in a desperate attempt to keep humanity alive long enough to reach the end of days. Royal Duty is a new type of series. Each book is a different genre- Science Fiction, Historical Romance, Fantasy, etc. They all share a central theme of a royal heir struggling against their obligations to the throne. In the end, Alaina writes about how friendship and love can be the only thing keeping you alive long enough to defeat your demons. You will find Alaina's stories exciting and steamy, but she's not an erotic author. Her characters still fall in love and have sex, its just not that obvious. You can email Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. She loves to hear from her readers.
Seven Year Rule, Book 2, The Rule Seriesby Alaina Stanford
Whitney and Mason thought rules didn't apply to them.
Their life was perfect. When they heard of the theory that the seventh year of marriage was the make it or break it year for most couples, they knew it didn't apply to them. They were the perfect couple. Their brand new house overlooked a vast lake. Their brand new cars were state of the art. Their careers/p>
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Whitney and Mason thought rules didn't apply to them.
Their life was perfect. When they heard of the theory that the seventh year of marriage was the make it or break it year for most couples, they knew it didn't apply to them. They were the perfect couple. Their brand new house overlooked a vast lake. Their brand new cars were state of the art. Their careers were taking off at an accelerated rate. Their sex life was incredible. There was no way their marriage was at risk. Then, Whitney's widower brother-in-law dies, and they find themselves the parents of three small children. Their perfect life wasn’t so perfect anymore. Raising children was never part of the plan. Now their life was a mixture of chaos and diapers. Mason wasn’t up to this task. He wanted to be free to hunt and fish on his days off. The day he swallows his emotions and tries to pull the children into his favorite pastime an unimaginable tragedy strikes; causing a crisis that brings this new family to the brink of failure.
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Seven Year Rule by Alaina Stanford is the second novel in the series called The Rule. This novel begins by explaining the seven year rule of marriage, that after seven years, marriages begin to falter. This story follows three couples who are all best friends as they deal with and support each other as their lives change such as with children and custody concerns. The primary couple is now in their seventh year of marriage and there does not seem to be any issue, but then their lives are changed forever by an accident. The other two couples have their own marital issues that they must struggle through. This novel is in the realistic fiction genre and I thought that the story was good. The challenges that the families had to deal with were realistic and the range of emotion that the characters showed were also believable. The focus of this novel was on one of the couples in this novel with the other couples’ story lines mixing in. It’s possible than the primary focus changes from one couple to another from from book to book in the series. In general, the story lines of the other two couples were not as well developed. One part of the novel that I found difficult was that there were so many characters with three couples and then their children and dogs. At first it was difficult to keep track of who was who. The narration by Paul Woodson was decent, but I found the voices for most of the characters to be somewhat annoying. One aspect of the narration that I thought was well done was through his acting in combination with the vocals. For example, whenever the words were described as coming with some action, such as “she said, laughing”, Paul Woodson was able to relay that in the way that he said the line. I thought that was excellent. The production quality was good. I would recommend this novel to readers who like reading about the challenges and terrifying aspect of the lives of married couples in the child-rearing part of their life. Audiobook provided for review by the author. Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
This was so much more than a simple romance. The first book continues with a more in depth look at the main characters and the secondary romance that started in the first. A new couple is brought in that experiences a major life changing crisis and the hubby does not react well. This is excellent!
The first book drew me into the series but this one surpassed all expectation. this is a clean read that is exciting, sensual and a rollercoaster of emotions as this small family turns big due to a death of a loved one and the turmoil begins as the new parents try to adjust from a life of self endulgence to one of living for their kids.