Title: Rules of Entanglement (Fighting for Love, Book Two)
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Release Date: March 31, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
Seven days. And seven rules to break...
District Attorney Vanessa McGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned - and it starts with seven rules she's laid out for her future. But as she's organizing her best friend's wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa's best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter...
Jackson "Jax" Maris is focused on surfing, training and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth, and finds himself having to pretend he's engaged to his little sister's best friend, Vanessa. When they're force to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa's long-term plan, he has seven days - and seven naughty nights - to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Gina L. Maxwell's series Fighting For Love. And now I am in wait mode for the next book of her series.
I picked up book one, Seducing Cinderella, cause I was a sucker for the sexy cover. This author was new, unknown to me, and I wasn't expecting to be wowed. But I started reading the book and soon found myself blown away by the captivating plot and enticing dialogue. Reid was a alpha hero worthy to swoon over and lose your heart to.
So it was a no brainer that I requested to get an ARC copy of her next release, Rules of Entanglement.
The second book is just as addictive, if not more so, than the first. Jackson Maris is delicious with a capitol D. He has charm, a one-sided lift of the mouth when he smiles, scruffy five o'clock shadow, surfs and board shorts, sporting a tan and a six-pack-plus. All of that and he is flawed. Human. And still damn appealing.
Used to the island life, Jax shows up late to pick up his sister's BFF and Maid-of-honor-to-be, Vanessa McGregor. He pulls out all of his best charming features, hoping to dazzle her and gain her forgiveness.
Ah, hell no.
Vanessa is peeved that she has been made to wait an hour for her ride. And despite Jax's looks, she is furious and lets him know it.
Pop.Sizzle.Spark -- Sexual chemistry. Jax is instantly attracted to this fiery red head who holds nothing back and spits out just what she thinks of him.
What happens next is a delicious unfolding of events where Jax breaks every rule that Vanessa has ever made. Rules to protect her heart, keep from getting hurt and ultimately, falling in love. The control that Vanessa strives for starts to crumble, her walls start to fall, and she slowly starts to learn how to depend on someone for the first time and feel safe. In Jax's arms.
But the lie that Jax has told to keep Vanessa around lingers between them and Jax realizes he has to come clean. Even if losing her is the result, he must tell her the truth.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the sizzle-pop-bang chemistry between Jax and Vanessa. I cannot wait for more from this brilliantly talented and funny writer.