Friday, May 3, 2013

Sandy's Review: Rules of Entanglement by Gina L. Maxwell

RULES OF ENTANGLEMENT (Fighting for Love Book #2) by Gina Leigh Maxwell
Reviewed by Sandy

 Rules of Entanglement is Book #2 in the Fighting for Love Series by Gina Leigh Maxwell.  Book #1 Seducing Cinderella is one of my fave reads EVER!  These main characters make appearances in each other’s books but they are stand alone.  This time around we get to meet Vanessa and Jackson up close and personal.
“Did Hawaiians have the saying “Save a surfboard, ride a surfer”?” – Nessie
“I wanted a tattoo of you on my skin, because I can't show you the one you've already left on my heart.” - Jax
Vanessa “Nessie” MacGregor is a no nonsense District Attorney and no pushover – that is until she meets Jackson "Jax" Maris.  Jax is a laid back MMA champ living the good life in Hawaii.  Nessie and Jax both happen to love the same woman.  No! Get your minds out of the gutter!  This is NOT a ménage story.  LOL.  The woman in question is Lucie (from the amazeballs Seducing Cinderella) who is not only Nessie’s BFF but is also Jax’s little sister.  Nessie hasn’t had it easy so she lives her life by these 7 Life Rules:
Vanessa “Lucky 7” Rules To Live By
7. Never take your responsibilities lightly.
6. Never indulge in the poison of lies.
5. Never let a fling last more than three days.
4. Never date a man who chooses fists over words.
3. Never date a man who lacks a stable future.
2. Never relinquish control.
1. Never fall in love.

Until she meets the yummy Jax and her rules are quickly blown into sweet oblivion.  The relationship immediately starts off badly when Jax shows up late to pick Nessie up from the airport.  Needless to say, Nessie is not amused.  He thinks he can smooth things over with this panty dropping charm but boy is he wrong.  Nessie is not having any of it.  So begins this cute, funny and smexy romance set in beautiful Hawaii.  Jax complicates things by trapping Nessie in a lie of convenience.  Vanessa feels the attraction but is rocked by the intensity of her feelings for this man she doesn’t’ “even like” or so she tells herself.  There is also an interesting mystery about Jax’s true parentage.  Hmmmm – a little intrigue is good.  Not wanting to spoil it for all of you, by giving away too much I’ll leave it there.  ROE has a very steamy scene which I will call “the shower”.  Ladies it is well written sexy awesomeness.  Have a friend read ROE with you because you will want to discuss that shower scene with someone.  This book has what for me is an absolute requirement - a spunky heroine and an unstoppable alpha male and – oh yea – did I mention hot sex!  LOL.
I give ROE a thumbs up!  Gina Maxwell knocked it out of the park with Seducing Cinderella!  She strikes pay-dirt again with Rules of Entanglement.
By the way, if you haven't read Seducing Cinderella what are you waiting for?!
Here are the links:
Rules of Entanglement (Fighting for Love #2) http://amzn.com/B00C2RXV5K
Seducing Cinderella (Fighting for Love #1) http://amzn.com/1620612917

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