Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Rule Breaker
AUTHOR: Lily Morton
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 302 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 17th, 2017
Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss?
Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards.
Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything.
However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy. There are only two problems – Gabe is still a bastard, and he makes wedding planners look like hardened pessimists.
But what happens when Dylan starts to see the real Gabe? What happens when he starts to fall in love with the warm, wary man that he sees glimpses of as the days pass?
Because Gabe is still the same commitment shy, cold man that he’s always been, or is he? Has Dylan had the same effect on Gabe, and has his solid gold rule of no commitment finally been broken? With his heart taken Dylan desperately needs to know, but will he get hurt trying to find the answers?
New to me author, Lily Morton can write a dang good story. She was able to take a ploy line that’s been used to death and make it fresh, fun, and unique all at the same time. Needless to say I like the whole boss/employee trope but sometimes they can come off as monotonous but this one did not. This book had it all…steam, angst, humor, love, drama, lust, passion. I seriously could go on and on. My one and only complaint however is the fact that this book was soooo long. And it’s not even all that long…but it felt…so…looooooong and because of that there are parts where it dragged and that was frustrating.
Gabe and Dylan have a boss and employee relationship. Having worked for Gabe for sometime Dylan knows what’s required of him as Gabe’s personal assistant. He ignores all the conquests Gabe has and pushes down any emotion that could start to develop.
Gabe is fighting his own attraction as well. Both men hide what they feel for the other knowing it’s pointless to hide from it.
I liked the feel of Dylan and Gabe together. Even when they were just boss/employee their chemistry was palpable. There was an obvious bond and it just grew stronger and stronger as they moved to being lovers.
Things don’t go as smoothly as both men would like, friends with benefits turn rapidly into to feelings. Feelings Gabe wants nothing to do with.
Gabe is a complex character and I really liked him. Dylan brought out the very best in him and he could see that within himself.
I did like this book. It’s a great story…I loved the push and pull between Gabe and Dylan. This author did a great job and I’ll be seeking out her books in the future.