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Rule: A Marked Men Novel

Rule  - Jay Crownover There's one quote from the book that is basically the whole story in one sentence.
"Opposites don't just attract, they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down."

End of review.

Just kidding. But it does sum it up pretty well.

Shaw Landon could not be more different than Rule Archer. She's the light to his dark, the delicate to his strong, the perfect to his imperfect. But as you get to know the two, you realize that it's a carefully sculpted shell of what everyone expects her to be. Deep down she craves the I-do-what-I-want-and-say-what-I-want-and-I-make-no-apologies-for-it lifestyle that Rule embodies.  Oh, and she's loved him since she was thirteen.

Rule and Shaw have never been more than cordial (if you call teasing and picking-on cordial) acquaintances.  She grew up close to Rule's twin, Remy, and became a surrogate part of their family.  Remy's death in a car accident took a huge toll on the family and Shaw does everything she can to keep them together, though they're hanging on by a thread.

The two start spending more and more time together and even though they're as different as night and day, there is an undeniable pull between them and they begin an explosive affair.  Rule has a harem of past hook-ups and Shaw has a stalker ex-boyfriend that shake things up, as if their differences weren't enough to keep it exciting as it was.

I really enjoyed getting to know Shaw and Rule.  This was an intense, angsty read that kept me interested from cover to cover.