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The Rules of Rebellion by @AmityHopeAuthor #Review #Romance #Contemporary @YABookShelf

Series: The Rules of Persuasion #2

Title: The Rules of Rebellion

Author: Amity Hope  

Publisher: Entangled Teen, Entangled Publishing

Pages: 240

Published: April 2nd, 2018

Rating: 5/5

This is a high school romance, featuring the girl who is usually oh so good finally rebelling with the help of the boy who has secretly crushed on her for years! Of course, nothing is simple or straightforward for them! Candy maker extraordinaire, Kylie Jenkins is given a wake up call by her younger sister who informs her she is determined not to live a life as boring as Kylie’s. This gets Kylie starting a list of t

hings she wants to do during her last year at High School….. When Leo Zimmerman finds the dropped list and reads it he decides to offer to help her complete the challenges and so give himself a reason to be with the girl he’s crushed on for years. However, events with their siblings could have a seriously detrimental impact on their budding romance and will definitely influence their parents’ attitudes to the couple!

I was very pleasantly surprised by how this story draws the reader in, bringing the characters to life and making it easy to empathise with them in their times of trouble. I particularly appreciated how the main characters face up to their mistakes and are brave enough to admit to them and apologise. When you learn what happened to Kylie’s older sister it is much easier to understand the protective nature of her parents and I was so impressed with Leo’s maturity in decision making, using his talents despite being denigrated by his Dad and how he tries to put things right for everyone. It is a story filled with little rebellions, lots of love and much more trouble! A great read, I have no hesitation in recommending it to teens and adults who appreciate a well written, fast paced high school saga.

I requested and was lucky enough to be given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis :

1. Skinny dip (her idea)
2. Stargaze (his idea)
3. Prank someone (her idea)
4. Go on a date (his idea)

Leo Zimmerman has had a crush on his curvy friend Kylie Jenkins since forever, so when he discovers the girl with a flair for candy making has a newfound plan to rebel against her overbearing parents, he’s determined to be the one to help her carry it out. Who better than himself to show her the ropes of letting loose?

Sure, taking her to her first high school party, helping her sneak out of the house, or watching a sunset together isn’t exactly a hardshi

p, but much harder is masking his feelings the more time they spend together. And when he suggests adding “a first date” to Kylie’s plan and she accepts…suddenly all his dreams seem to be coming true.

But Leo’s got a secret that could change everything between them, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes to the surface.

Each book in the The Rules of Persuasion series is STANDALONE:
*The Rules of Persuasion
*The Rules of Rebellion

Buy Links:  Entangled   Amazon (UK)    Amazon (US)    Barnes and Noble


Excerpt from The Rules of Rebellion:

Her dimples popped into place, her smile so bright it about knocked me senseless. She bounced a bit on her tiptoes, and for one hopeful second I thought she’d maybe hug me. Unfortunately, she reined in her enthusiasm.

“That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me,” she said. “I’ve got to run. My sister is probably pacing in front of my car by now. See you later.”

She scurried off, and I was disappointed the conversation had ended so quickly. I didn’t mind watching her walk away, though. I loved how the girl filled out a pair of jeans. She had more bounce in her step than most of the cheerleaders. Kylie was just plain…perky. She always seemed to be happy and smiling. I’d suspected Kylie was one of those rare people who was always fun to be around. Spending time with her these past few months had proven I wasn’t wrong.

She finally rounded the corner, slipping from my view. As I twisted back around, something crinkled beneath my foot. On the floor, directly where we’d been talking, was a pink slip of paper. It looked suspiciously similar to the one that had been sticking out of Kylie’s notebook earlier today.

I swiped it off the floor as I cast another glance down the hallway. It was too late to call after her. I’d have to give it back to her later. I reflexively glanced at the page, assuming it was a recipe, but wanting to be sure it wasn’t something important. Something she might need immediately.

Senior Checklist.

I glanced down the hallway again, confirming that she was out of sight and that she hadn’t realized she dropped the paper and was coming back. The hallway was clearing out, most of us anxious to get out of here at the end of the day.

With no sign of Kylie, I leaned against my locker and glanced at the sheet in my hand again. I was expecting to see items like Choose date and time for graduation party. Or Tour college campus.

I did not expect to see the items that were actually listed.

Senior Checklist

1. Skinny dip (sort of)

2. Sneak out (but don’t get caught)

3. Prank someone (nothing destructive)

4. Go to a party (no drinking)

5. Kiss a boy (finally!)

6. Watch a sunset (so romantic)

If I’d had any idea her list was going to be so private, I wouldn’t have read it. But once I’d seen it, I couldn’t exactly un-see it.

So I read it again.


About Amity Hope:

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler.

She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish.

Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK.

If she’s not writing or spending time with her boys, she’s most likely reading.


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