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Break the Rules by Roxie Noir

She’s my best friend’s kid sister.

Only she’s not a kid any more.

As a forest ranger, I believe in the simple life. I prefer cabins to apartments, trails to freeways, and trees to people. My life is orderly, predictable, and quiet.

Until it’s hit by a woman I never saw coming — Hurricane June.

She’s fierce. She’s feisty. She has a laugh like the first day of spring, and she’s so pretty that I can’t breathe when I look at her. June will only be in town for a few months—just while job-hunting. She won’t last until winter, but how can I resist?

Except I have to. She’s my best, oldest, and most loyal friend’s baby sister.

Betraying him would be the worst thing I’ve ever done. Not betraying him might be the hardest.

Especially once we start working together on a secret project. All this spending time together, sneaking around at night, and lying to her brother about what we’re doing sure feels like more than friendship.

June might break my heart. Her brother might break my nose.

But I guess some things were made to be broken.

Title:Break the Rules
Author:Roxie Noir
Series:Loveless Brothers (Book 3)
Pages:402
Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Brother’s Best Friend / Best Friend’s Little Sister
Small Town Romance
Point of View:
Location:Sprucevale, US
HEA:✔️
Release Date:21st November, 2019
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The best Loveless story yet

This is the third book in the Loveless Brothers series (after Enemies with Benefits and Best Fake Fiancé) and oh my stars, they just keep getting better and better. If you’ve been reading the series in order, you’ll be as excited as I was to read more about quiet and serious Levi meeting his match. If you’re new to the series you can read and enjoy this book as a standalone – but trust me, you’re going to want to put aside a few hours as you go back and binge on the first two books once you’ve finished with this one.

This is the story about eldest brother, Levi and the girl he’s had a crush on for a long time, June. The main problem being that June happens to be Levi’s best friend, Silas’s, little sister. And Levi and Silas aren’t just best friends – they have a bond that is so deep and so special; I admit to getting a wee bit teary at times when they interacted with each other. So there’s that barrier there that neither really wants to cross. Buuuuut, of course they cross it. Big time! Yay for us readers!

Levi and June were everything in this book. They fit together in a way that I believed with my whole heart. They way they were different from each other – Levi’s a quiet, serious, loner type while June is exuberant and throws herself full force into everything she does – they brought something special out in each other. Watching them open up and show every part of themselves to each other – being honest and vulnerable – it got me right in the feels. More tears. Happy tears, obviously.

And with that connection comes some deliciously lovely sex. And with characters that have such chemistry it’s always going to be good. Very, very good.

“…it got me right in the feels. More tears. Happy tears, obviously.”

If that wasn’t enough for you, this book is also filled with what I’ve come to expect from Ms Noir – her famous brand of humour. She startles a laugh out of me at the most unexpected moments in the book. Then there’s also whole passages/pages – usually when the Loveless brothers are teasing and ribbing each other – when we’re treated to almost non-stop hilarious banter.

I’ve read other connected books where you feel hit over the head with the author’s desperate need to get her previous (and future) characters included in the current story. Not so with this tale. Don’t get me wrong – the people we’ve met from the first couple of books in the series are there – but they don’t overshadow and don’t ever hog the limelight. And we get to know more of characters that I very much hope will be getting their own books – but again it’s done with subtlety as this book is about June and Levi.

With that said, I loved Silas in the first book when he stole a golf-cart and magicked up some night-vision goggles. He’s no less goofy in this book – but he also gets more depth and I love him even more. He’s not a Loveless, but I hope he finds the girl who’ll mess him up before settling him down.

I’m relatively late in finding Roxie Noir and I keep kicking myself that I didn’t find her earlier. Her books are such a delight – giving you a dazzling mix of pulse thundering feels, laugh out loud moments, dirty sex and forever love. She also writes that tight bond of friends and family better than almost anyone. I want to live in Sprucevale; I want this group as my friends and family.

Back to this particular book…I loved it. I loved everything about it. It’s definitely a contender for one of my best reads of 2019 and it cements Roxie Noir as a new favourite author. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!

I love writing sexy, alpha men and the headstrong women they fall for.

My weaknesses include: beards, whiskey, nice abs with treasure trails, sarcasm, cats, prowess in the kitchen, prowess in the bedroom, forearm tattoos, and gummi bears.

I live in California with my very own sexy, bearded, whiskey-loving husband and two hell-raising cats.

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