Rules of the Game by Sandy James
Genre: Adult Romance
Kathryn West has it all--she's a confident, bestselling author living it up in New York City. Too bad she doesn't actually exist, and is only timid Maddie Sawyer's pseudonym. Determined to attend her high school reunion with a man right out of one of her racy romance novels, she plots to find a sexy bad boy who's up to Kathryn's standards.
She finds Mr. Perfect shooting pool in a biker bar. He's a blue-collar hunk who just happens to look great in leather. But the mysterious Scott Brady has some rules of his own: he won't agree to her deal unless she poses as his girlfriend in front of his family and friends first.
As the reunion nears, Maddie tries to maintain her carefree façade, knowing she'll soon face some old ghosts. She's torn between her growing attraction to Scott and the nagging feeling that he's hiding something important. Will she still want him when she finds out his secret? What about when he discovers hers?
The beginning of this books is terribly cliché and predictable. Hold on! Hold on, just wait. I almost stopped reading immediately. I like a little cheese with my romance novels so I decided to stick it out. The cliché stops at the beginning. You'll think you know what this book is about and where it is going, but you don't. Trust me.
Maddie needs a hot date to her reunion and so she spends an evening bar hopping to find 'Mr Perfect'. He's a blue collar biker bad boy. Maddie thinks she can judge a book by its cover. Well, we'll just see if she's right. I must admit it was easy to see what was really happening with Scott. I knew from the start, but that's OK. I like predictability in romance novels. Scott wants something in return if he's to be her date to this reunion. This is really where I thought I had this whole book figured out. I didn't though. After Scott got what he wanted the whole story was a surprise to me.
There were some pretty heavy issues that were a complete surprise. I wanted the story to be light and fun but we were smacked with several bits of news. The rest of the book was overcoming these problems. I was a little upset at Maddie for her reaction when she found out Scott's profession. I mean come on! That is on everyone's approved future husband's career list!! Stop whining and thank your lucky stars!!!!
Overall, I enjoyed it. It is a quick read and you'll really like Scott! He's yum!
*This is an adult romance novel, so there will be adult content.