I love Jus Accardo’s books. She writes such fast-paced, action-packed, sexy romantic tales. Whether it’s Cain and Abel descended twins or a bounty hunter shackled to his hit, I’m never bored.
And she also writes some strong willed women. Women who don’t let no man decide their life choices. Women who fight for their lives and what matters most to them. Women who survive.
Thus, Rules of Survival.
I was hooked from the beginning. Barely wanting to put it down (although I was dividing my time between reading this, working, and season 4 of Downton Abbey).
Kayla is one of those strong girls I mentioned above. Left by a dead mother to live a life running from the inevitable. She has a will to live and I appreciated that she hardly let her vision get cloudy when it came to Shaun.
Shaun. (for some reason I thought of Dylan O’Brien. Not a bad thought, really).
“Moments of great kindness competing with glimpses of rage.” That’d be our Shaun. Smooth talking, joke cracking bounty hunter. I liked him a bunch. No complaints there.
And this book was full of moments that had me giggling.
“Because seriously, who pulled weeds in full makeup and loose hair?”
The same girls that go to the gym with prom ready makeup, that’s who, Kayla.
(I couldn’t help being distracted by the shackles. So many unanswered questions about how they got around. How they did certain things. I don’t know. I’m just very curious).
A quick read (woulda been quicker for me if I wasn’t hella invested in the drama going on at Downton), that won’t let you down.