Six Month Rule
by A.J. Pine
Kingston Ale House #2
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled, Select Contemporary, Romance
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She created the game, but the rules are about to change.
Taurus: Hold fast to your single-minded nature today—no matter how long her legs or how lush her red lips.
Gemini: You were a shining star last night, but reality can be a real—well, you get the picture. Just remember: Tall, dark, and British equals no corner office for you.
Will Evans never wanted a reason to stay.
Holly Chandler wants nothing more than for him to go.
But neither one is prepared for what can happen in six months. Because it doesn’t matter what you want when what you need walks out the door.
Holly’s been busting her butt to make partner at Trousseau and there’s no way she’s going to let some stuck-up British arsehole get in her way—no matter how drop-dead gorgeous he is. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun in the process. She has a six-month rule: date just long enough for the honeymoon phase to wear off, then walk away before anyone gets hurt. If they both know the rules up front, walking away will be a piece of cake. Or maybe not…
*SIX MONTH RULE is a stand alone book in a connected series.
I absolutely adore A.J. Pine and her books! She has a way of creating characters that steal your heart, and this book is no different. Holly and Will are in different places in their lives. Holly is trying to be named a partner in her company, and Will is trying to get time to spend with his daughter. They each have a set time to accomplish their goals, and both are insistent in reaching them, but things change, especially when love enters the picture. Holly and Will don’t want a relationship, but they are insanely attracted to one another, so they embark on a “no-strings” arrangement for the next six months. This should be a win-win situation for both of them, but again, love knows no rules. And, soon both of them will see that clearly.
I loved both characters and also Will’s daughter…she was a wonderful addition to the story. I learned so much about Will and Holly through interactions with them; she made me love them even more! I love strong, female characters whose defining characteristic is their physical beauty. Holly was beautiful, but she was also intelligent and ambitious. Who wouldn’t love Will, the sexy Brit? But, again, he wasn’t the typical man who slept with everything in a dress. He was gorgeous, but his heart was what made him irresistible to me. He loved his daughter and made his decisions based on his relationship with her. The romance was the perfect balance of sweet and sexy! I also loved the addition of astrology throughout the book. It really added to it. Will and Holly are a couple you really want to wake up and realize what they have in one another.
I have been a fan of A.J. Pine since I read One Night, and she broke my heart, yet she beautifully put it back together. These two books are so different, yet they are each wonderful! You know a writer is immensely talented when she can write two so very different books, but they are each equally good, and Pine does just that. She has and continues to be one of my favorite writers who keeps me coming back for more because of her stories and characters!
DON’T MISS THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, THE FIRST BOOK IN THE KINGSTON ALE HOUSE SERIES!
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How far will one man go for the woman he’s loved since high school?
Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler’s best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they’ve had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on.
But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he’s ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he’s been by her side all along.
AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.