Author: L.K. Lewis
Series: Breaking the Rules, #2
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: LK Lewis Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
“Drake isn’t just someone I love, he’s the one I love the most in this world. He’s my best friend, my breath, my everything. I realize in this moment that the true reason I’m on this journey to find Drake is not just because I miss him and want him back, I’m also missing a huge part of me. Until we’re together again, my life isn’t complete. Without him I’m not whole.” – Morgan
“… I’m so sorry I couldn’t go to you. It was nearly impossible not to but Morgan we wouldn’t be standing here right now if I had. You found me Baby. When you met me on your first day at Baylor what seems like a lifetime ago you found me. Only this time I’m not letting you go.” – Drake
Struggling to get her life back on track after being left suddenly and inexplicably by (secret) boyfriend –not- boyfriend and boss Drake Baylor Jr., Morgan Lane searches the globe to find Drake knowing that the only way to truly live the life she’s worked so hard for is with him by her side.
Banished to Zurich, Switzerland by his father after being caught Breaking the Rules, Drake has nine months to get the European Division of Baylor Industries back on track. Again, he must obey the rules so that he can hopefully return to his life with Morgan and take the helm of Baylor Industries.
Everything is going according to plan as usual for Adrian Thompson who has just gotten Drake banished to Switzerland as part of his plan to get Morgan (his college sweetheart and hopefully future trophy wife) back in his life for good. With a little help from Lana Lane, Morgan’s mother, Adrian is hoping to have Morgan wearing his ring by New Year’s Eve.
After a few months of being wooed by old flame and now boss Adrian, and without so much as a word from Drake, Morgan hesitantly accepts Adrian’s invitation to join him for New Year’s Eve in St.Moritz Switzerland. Foiling Adrian’s plan, a “chance encounter” finds Morgan back in Drake’s arms.
Will Drake and Morgan be able to overcome the distance and time that is now between them along with a few of the hurdles that life has thrown their way? Morgan and Drake are once again faced with figuring out how to start their new future together- this time not Breaking the Rules, only Bending them.
Bending the Rules starts off right where we left on in Breaking the Rules. Meaning that if you haven’t read Breaking the Rules and you decided to jump right into Bending the Rules, you will be confused! This is not a standalone.
We continue to follow and explore the relationship between Morgan and Drake. After Drake is sent away by his father, Morgan tries to find him but after a turn of events she accepts defeat and goes back home hoping to move on with her life. Enter Adrian, the one who believes that Morgan should be with him and him only. With Adrian we get an interesting love triangle that helps change the pace of this book.
I will say that L.K.’s writing has improved compared to Breaking the Rules. However, I was slightly put off and confuse with her “new” portrayal of Adrian. The Adrian we meet in the first book is organized, determined and meticulous and doesn’t seem like the same Adrian that would be so stupid to come up with this New Year’s Eve plan and think it’ll work. I also found it hard to connect with the characters while reading book 1 &2.
Overall, I found this to be a light and quick read. I’m curious to see what will happen next to Drake and Morgan. If you’re looking for some romance and an interesting love triangle give Breaking the Rules a try.
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LK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 3-year-old son.
Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon. While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa/ Boutique Owner.
When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband. You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting when The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Sons of Anarchy or The Walking Dead is on. Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!
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