Margo Allen is happy with her life. She and her two best
friends run a business, Wives-R-Us, and she’s recently
bought a great Victorian house. Unfortunately, when she’s
painting it blue, a neighbor informs her she can’t use that
color because his house is already that color. Margo is
annoyed by but also attracted to Britain “Brit” Hunter, but
thinks nothing will come of it.
has been burned by love before, but when he meets Margo he
feels like he’s ready to give it another shot. He likes her
a lot, but will he be able to keep her when she realizes how
far apart they are in age, and finds out the other secret
he’s been keeping?
Breaking the Rules features something I haven’t read
much of so far but I just might in the future—the older
woman / younger man pairing. Margo’s body, age, and
attitude were all very refreshing. Her occupation was a fun
and creative touch. I also enjoyed seeing a young man who
wasn’t afraid to commit. Brit’s grandfather and Margo’s
friends were all interesting secondary characters who added
a lot to the story. Even with all those positives, however,
I just couldn’t get into Breaking the Rules.
The dialogue often didn’t seem realistic, especially during
love scenes. There were also several conflicts that popped
up out of nowhere and were resolved too easily. While I
applaud Summer Jordan for writing a spunky and fun older
woman heroine, Brit and Margo’s love didn’t ring as true as
I would have liked, because it seemed to be based primarily
on sex. Still, fans of the older woman / younger man genre
may enjoy Breaking the Rules.