Wednesday, February 12, 2014



Andi has the perfect life. She is about to graduate with an Architecture degree and marry her-All American baseball star-fiancé. When she catches him in bed with another woman, her world is turned upside down. Left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, she takes on a new persona—a promiscuous one. This new role protects her heart from ever being broken again. 

Andi now lives by a set of rules. The game? Sex with a new pawn every weekend. Every Friday, she sets her sight on a new sexy, successful man to play along—no strings attached, please. When Monday rolls around, she kicks them to the curb and moves on. It has helped her get through the pain of her past—that is, until she meets Jackson. 

The mysterious Jackson is excited to play her game. He too has had his heart broken in the past and isn’t looking for a repeat. Eventually, hearts get involved and Andi wonders if the game is still worth playing. 

Will she look for a new pawn or will she break the rules with Jackson?

For once, a heroine who is not a white goose, it's good. Except that if Andi's reasons for sleeping with different guys every weekend are understandable, her psychiatrist should have indicate that for her level of self-esteem, it's not good! 

The positive side: Andi is a modern woman who assumes her sexuality and lives well going commando. She doesn't wear panties at the office and know how to please her boss...

She acts like a man playing with her sexuality by her own rules. Again, the inequality of treatment between men and women is blatantly unfair. Andi is less well perceived that Jackson who did exactly the same thing... 

The only thing that made me literally go berserk is Jackson's sentence after a single night spent with Andi: "Shhh, baby. I'm clean. Are you on the pill?"
And the girls is such a horny moron that she agrees

There, I found the woman acceptance to be an enormity. I even confess being shocked! A book on woman taking her sexuality into her owns hands can be interesting but only if she played it safe. For me it was a huge mistake that reduce immediately my reading pleasure.

Beyond this misstep, I liked the flashbacks that intersect into the narrative. This gives a better understanding of the adversities the main characters have experienced. 

Surprisingly, despite all my criticisms, the novel has piqued my interest and made me turn the pages. The story is well written, lively and the ending is great. Jackson's past is a real surprise. I like to be caught off guard by an author and then the final revelations were very well put!

I also liked the wounded souls of the characters. They are so fucked up that their defense mechanisms are strange. This gives the material and reality of the story. 

As for the secondary characters, they are funny, touching and full of strange behavior... It makes you want to know more about them in future stories.


Traduction du synopsis
Andi a une vie parfaite. Elle est sur ​​le point de terminer ses études et d'obtenir un diplôme en architecture ainsi que d'épouser une star du Baseball. Quand elle le surprend au lit avec une autre femme, son monde s'écroule. Laissée à recoller les morceaux de sa vie brisée, elle décide d'embrasser un nouveau personnage - une femme aimant la promiscuité. Ce nouveau rôle est censé protéger son cœur afin qu'il ne se brise plus.

Depuis, Andi vit avec ensemble de règles. Le jeu? Des relations sexuelles avec un nouveau pion chaque weekend. Chaque vendredi, elle opte pour un nouvel homme sexy ayant réussi dans la vie sans prise de tête, s'il vous plaît. Lorsque lundi arrive, elle les fous dehors. Cette attitude l'a aidé à canaliser la douleur liée à son passé, enfin jusqu'à ce qu'elle rencontre Jackson.

Le mystérieux Jackson est excité de jouer son jeu. Lui aussi a eu son cœur brisé par le passé et ne cherche pas une répétition. Finalement, les coeurs s'en mêlent et Andi se demande si le jeu vaut toujours la peine d'être joué.

Cherchera-t-elle un nouveau pion ou brisera-t-elle les règles avec Jackson ?

Pour une fois, une héroïne qui n'est pas une oie blanche, ça fait du bien. Sauf que si les raisons d'Andi pour coucher avec des mecs différents chaque weekend sont compréhensibles, son psy aurait dû lui indiquer qu'au niveau de l'estime de soi, ce n'est pas top!

Enfin, si l'on regarde le côté positif, Andi est une femme moderne qui assume sa sexualité et vit bien le fait de ne pas porter de culotte au bureau et de passer sous le bureau avec son boss...

Elle agit comme un homme en jouant avec sa sexualité selon ses propres termes. Encore une fois, l'inégalité des traitements entre hommes et femmes est pointée du doigt. Andi est moins bien perçue que Jackson qui fait exactement la même chose...C'est amusant!

La seule chose qui m'a fait littéralement bondir, c'est la phrase de Jackson qui après une nuit passée avec Andi veut la sauter sans capote! Là, j'ai trouvé l'acceptation de la jeune femme être une énormité. Et j'avoue que l'auteur puisse le proposer, cela m'a choqué.

J'ai bien aimé les flash-backs dans la vie des deux héros qui entrecoupent le récit. Cela donne une meilleure compréhension des personnages et des adversités qu'ils ont connu.

Étonnement, malgré toutes mes critiques, le roman m'a interpellé et m'a fait tourner les pages. L'histoire est bien écrite, vivante et la fin qui concerne le passé de Jackson est une vraie surprise. J'aime être pris au dépourvu par un auteur et là, les révélations finales sont incroyables.

J'ai aimé aussi que les personnages soient des âmes blessées donc les mécanismes de défense s'expriment étrangement. Cela donne de la matière, de la réalité au récit.

A noter aussi que les personnages secondaires sont drôles, touchants et plein de comportements étranges également...Cela donne envie de les découvrir dans les prochains récits.

*Arc provided by the author. I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.


I’m a thirty-two-year-old self-proclaimed book nerd.  Married to for nearly eleven years, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our two lovely children.  Writing is a newly acquired fun hobby for me.  In the past, I’ve enjoyed the role as a reader.  However, recently, I learned that I absolutely love taking on the creative role as the writer.  Something about determining how the story will play out intrigues me to no end.  My husband claims that it’s because I like to control things—in a way, he’s right! 
            By day, I run around from appointment to appointment, wearing many hats including, mom, wife, part-time graphic designer, blogger, networker, social media stalker, student, business owner, and book boyfriend hunter.  (It’s actually a thing—complete with pink camo.  I lurk around the internet, “researching” pictures of hot guys who fit the profile of whatever book boyfriend I’m reading or writing about)
            I guess you can blame my obsession with books on my lovely grandmother, who is quite possibly my favorite person on the planet.  At an early age, she took me to the half-priced bookstore each weekend and allowed me to choose a book.  Every single time, she caved when I begged for two.  Without her encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to cope during some hard times without my beloved books.  
            Currently, I am finishing up my college degree that has taken me forever to complete.  It’s just on the list of my many “bucket-list” goals that I subject myself to.
            Most days, you can find me firmly planted in front of my computer.  It’s my life.  If the world ever loses power, I’d be one of the first to die—of boredom!  But I guess as long as I have books and a light, I might just survive. 
            Looking forward, you can expect to see two more novels in the Breaking the Rules Series.  I’m nearly finished with the third.  Also, I have a standalone novel that will be released soon as well. 
            This writing experience has been a blast, and I’ve met some really fabulous people along the way.  I hope my readers enjoy reading my stories as much as I do writing them.  I look forward to connecting with you all!
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