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by A.J. Pine
Kingston Ale House #2
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled, Select Contemporary, Romance
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29TZDTY
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29SxC1Y
Synopsis: She created the game, but the rules are about to change.
Taurus: Hold fast to your single-minded nature today—no matter how long her legs or how lush her red lips.
Gemini: You were a shining star last night, but reality can be a real—well, you get the picture. Just remember: Tall, dark, and British equals no corner office for you.
Will Evans never wanted a reason to stay.
Holly Chandler wants nothing more than for him to go.
But neither one is prepared for what can happen in six months. Because it doesn’t matter what you want when what you need walks out the door.
Holly’s been busting her butt to make partner at Trousseau and there’s no way she’s going to let some stuck-up British arsehole get in her way—no matter how drop-dead gorgeous he is. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun in the process. She has a six-month rule: date just long enough for the honeymoon phase to wear off, then walk away before anyone gets hurt. If they both know the rules up front, walking away will be a piece of cake. Or maybe not…
*SIX MONTH RULE is a stand alone book in a connected series.
What a lot can change in six months! Will Evans is a British publicist who has negotiated himself a sabbatical year but to earn it he has to complete six months jetting between his UK home and the events organising company, Trousseau, in Chicago. He can’t wait for the time to be up so he can spend quality time with his six year old daughter, Sophie. He never imagined meeting anyone like the feisty, work focussed, highly talented events organiser, Holly Chandler – let alone having to work with her. She’s reticent to commit to any relationship, always planning ahead with a get out clause after six months. Neither were looking for love or for commitment but life rarely works out as you’d planned – sometimes something much better is waiting just when you least expect it. . . Sometimes rules are just made to be broken!
With two brilliant lead characters and a definite end date planned from the start, this is not a typical office romance. Add in that Will is handsome, with a delectable accent and way of expressing himself, as well as being a very caring father and you just know this is going to be different. Like in real life, things don’t go smoothly, there are plenty of obstacles in the path to true love but this is a journey well worth following as AJ Pine takes the reader on the journey with her characters, encouraging empathy and understanding to develop between all concerned en route. This story also has the added horoscopes giving guidance and advice along the way.
It is part of a series but you don’t need to have read the previous novels to appreciate this one. Altogether this is a thoroughly enjoyable read – there again, I’ve not read anything from this talented author that I haven’t relished escaping into – so I highly recommend getting yourself a copy to enjoy, too.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2asrYz7
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29SpV7N
Synopsis: How far will one man go for the woman he’s loved since high school?
Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler’s best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they’ve had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on.
But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he’s ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he’s been by her side all along.
AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.