Title: RULES OF A REBOUND
Author: Nina Crespo
Pub. Date: August 12, 2019
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Natalie Winters thought she’d married the man of her dreams…but her marriage ended way too soon in a nightmarish divorce. She even has to share custody of the dog! The stress is killing her, so she decides to take a night off and attend the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their breakups—with her friends.
Former executive security specialist turned bartender Rome Collier is drawn to the woman easily trading sexy banter with him. And if she wants the “Do Me” condoms she accidentally throws across the counter at him, she’ll have to claim them…personally. Their flirtation turns into so much more, and every scintillating night they spend together is better than the last.
Strong, protective…and hot, Rome is everything Natalie ever wanted in a man. All she has to do is convince him he’s more than a rebound.
Each book in the Breakup Bash series is STANDALONE:
* The First Rule of Hook-Ups
* Rules of a Rebound
Ms. Crespo’s Breakup Bash series focuses on three friends–Natalie, Alexa, and Cori–who have all gone through recent breakups. Even though none of them really feel quite ready to jump into relationships yet, they all agree that a “Breakup Bash” at a local hotspot sounds like a great way to let off some steam and maybe start to get their groove back. This book is Natalie’s story, when a quick hookup with a bartender that night turns into something more…or is he just her rebound relationship?
I really liked Natalie and Rome’s story. Neither one of them was really looking to get involved–they both had some personal hangups that got in their way and kept them from always being the best at honest communication (though this does factor into their relationship, they didn’t truly suffer from the dreaded big misunderstanding here, thank goodness!) They’re grownups, though, and aren’t afraid to take responsibility for their own lives, both inside and outside of their relationship. Their chemistry is fantastic, and the sex scenes are H-O-T. When their black moment does come, they both share responsibility for it and they both work toward making things work once again.
And did I mention the great chemistry and smoking bedroom scenes? (Spoiler: they don’t all take place in the bedroom.)
Rules of a Rebound is the second in Ms. Crespo’s Breakup Bash series, a series in which all three friends’ stories happen concurrently and therefore don’t necessarily have to be read in order. Normally I’d add here that you could read this as a standalone–which you totally could!–but instead I’m going to warn you right now that if you haven’t read book one yet ( The First Rule of Hook-Ups ) you’re going to get enough plot teasers here to want to pick it up ASAP. And you’ll undoubtedly be as bummed as I am that Cori’s story isn’t even out yet…but hey, future goals, amirite? 😉
Rating: 4 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.
Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.
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