Posted in 5 paws, Giveaway, LDS, Review, romance, Young Adult on February 4, 2014

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For Annemarie Whitted, her youngest sister’s engagement starts as a happy event, and ends as a slap in the face when she comes to the harsh realization that she’s a failure at relationships, a person in stasis. Annemarie is motivated and organized, a woman on a mission, and she’s getting married now.

Her Rules of Engagement ensure she’ll make the right choice, and her committee will find her potential eternal companions. She assigns the job to her closest sister, Lisa, and Lisa’s husband, Tanner. Of course, Tanner comes with baggage— his brother, Ben, Annemarie’s lifelong nemesis.

The war between the two of them gives a brand new meaning to Annemarie’s Rules of Engagement, and his presence isn’t helping her at all. Especially when he disapproves of her methods and questions every step she makes. Especially when their forced proximity makes each of them really see each other for the first time. Especially when she discovers that her heart has secret corners she never knew, and that the Rules might have been her biggest mistake of all


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Loved this clean romance. Annemarie doesn’t think she is capable of love so she sets off to find someone to marry with the help of a Rules of Engagement committee which includes one of her sisters, her brother-in-law and his brother. What ensues is hilarity, I can’t tell you the number of times I started laughing out loud at some of the dates she went on. I liked how at the beginning of new chapters there was the list of her requirements and how items are added or crossed off as she figures out what she does not want. And then there is Ben (brother to her brother-in-law and long time family friend). He is just as awkward as she is (after all he is a Nobel Prize winning Physicist). It is no surprise that these two butt heads during this whole process. Will they realize what is in front of them?

I will say that I don’t understand what wards are in the Mormon faith, but that doesn’t make this book any less enjoyable.  I have another book of Amber’s to read, Glitch, which is the first in this series.  Luckily I didn’t need to read that first to enjoy this book!

We give it 5 paws and highly recommend it!


About the Author

Amber Gilchrist lives in New Mexico with her husband and three children. She writes YA for upper teens, as well as LDS Romantic Comedies. She calls her lifetime of jumping from one job to another ‘experience’ for her books and not an inability to settle down. Amber loves mysteries and a good, happy romance. She also loves to laugh. Sometimes she likes all of them together.

A fan of quirky movies and indie books, Amber likes to be with her family, is socially inept, and fears strangers and small yippy dogs. She alternates between writing and being a mom and wife. She tries to do both at the same time but her kids don’t appreciate being served lunch and told, “This is the hot dog of your discontent.” So mostly she writes when everyone else is in bed.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review