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Playing by the Rules Kate Adams Expected To Return Home From Paris With A Ring On Her Finger Instead, Her French Boyfriend, Alain, Breaks Up With Her Right Before She Leaves For Australia.Unwilling To Show Up At Her High School Reunion Desperate And Dateless, Kate Asks Her Best Friend S Brother, Handsome Josh Marchant, To Pretend To Be Her Fianc E.Josh Has Always Had A Soft Spot For His Sister S Friend And Happily Takes On The Role And As They Spend Time Together, The Lines Between Fact And Fiction Blur And They Re Soon Struggling To Remember It S All Just An Act But Will The Arrival Of An Unexpected Visitor Shatter The Illusion They Ve Created

I am an Australian writer who likes books, baths and baking, coffee, cocktails and craft, family, friends and food and a good lie in the hammock with the alliteration fails me I write contemporary novels about women s lives the dramas, the challenges, the joys and the occasional loaded gun and how they get through them with a sense of humour and a little help from their friends.Or, put anothe

10 thoughts on “Playing by the Rules

  1. says:

    Argh I accidentally rated my own book and now I can t unrate it Sorry for the apparent narcisissm

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    I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley Shel We ve been reading dark and dirty so this was like a palette cleansernice and sweet and light and funny Court It really was Shel Kate has been recently dumped and is expected at her high school reunion with her fiance never existed in the first place She s mopey and miserable and doesn t even know if she wants to go but her bestie, Jo, decides it s time for Kate to move forward Jo does what any best friend would do she dolls up Kate and hooks her up with a fine fling just so happens he s Jo s brother, Josh, and Kate s secret high school crush Court This is what made me love Jo She wasn t all do not date my brother crazy about it Very mature, she wasso I loved Jo right away She was funny and very independent I honestly can t say if I ever felt that way about Kate I liked her character, but she killed me Shel The first half of this book is dedicated to that night at the reunion reliving horrors and remembering friends..and making some new memories too Turns out to be an event...

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    This was definitely my kind of a book Kate, a young professor at Sorbonne expected her boyfriend of one year to propose to her when he took her out to dinner at one of her favourite restaurants Instead, what she go was a shocking admission that he is in love with her friend and that he is breaking up with her Now, back home in Sydney, Kate is not really convinced she can face her classmates at her 10 years high school reunion Lucky for her, her best friend s older brother, who she had a crash on while in high school, happens to drop by for a short vacation and agrees to play Kate s fianc for the night Little did she know, he also had a crash on her I totally got into this book. I loved the whole high school drama resurfacing even after 10 years. The catty bitch, the homy, caring friend, the outcast who found herself and is now successful, the wonderful teacher that made the difference in her life Even though I never went to my high school reunion, it surely hit close to home I loved Kate. Intelligent, driven, level headed, and not willing to give up everything she has been working hard for and her entire security for love I found her character to be very realistic and likeable Even though she became confident and self assured throughout the book, it didn t change her core believes ...

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    Review included in my Week in Review at Lives and Breathes Book Blog.Wow I feel like it took me WEEKS to read this book when in reality it was just a few days It was wordy It took me quite a while to get into the story but when I finally did I enjoyed it It kept me wondering what would happen between Josh and Kate I always do love a good best friend s brother story Kate, she was a tad bit annoying but I understand her, I understood her need for plans and how bent out of shape she was from things not going by the plan I ll admit I m the same way Josh is care free moving around often, following no plan, and he s a total sweetheart Take one old crush, pass him off as a new fianc , mix in a broken heart, a couple of mothers and a best friend with ideas...

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    Even though this book was fast paced and way too short I absolutely loved it Kate does have a tendency to get on my nerves a tiny bit but that can only be expected when we find out she has a plan and if life doesn t go by the plan she feels like it s all her fault and the end of everything That is a teeny bit dramatic and that is only complaint I have with the story The characters are amazing and very lifelike I love Josh, who is Kate s best friends brother She knew him years ago and had a crush on him and now when she is in town for her school reunion and alone since her boyfriend dumped her for another friend she finally gets her chance However, she almost ruins everything with her plan mentality and I was so happy with the way it ended because if it had ended any other way I would have had to jump in that book and beat the tar o...

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    I thought this was very well written I found hardly any grammar mistakes, which was a relief I liked that both the H H made me mad at them at times, but I could always understand why they felt the way they did I have to say, H s sister was a go...

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    Imelda Evans first appeared on my radar unknowingly when I heard The Trouble With Men , a submission at the Romance Writers of Australia conference this year I was really impressed with the story it was fun, feisty and funny So when Imelda let me know that the submission was hers, I knew I had to get my hands on one of her books straight away Lucky for me that Playing By The Rules was published this week.This romance has all the traits that I enjoyed in The Trouble With Men , plus some It s a sweet romance primarily set in Melbourne, Australia with some glamorous international destinations thrown in We are introduced to Kate, who has just returned to Melbourne in time for her school reunion A serious and quiet student, she not looking forward to reuniting with some of the girls who were horrible to her, but now everything has just gotten worse Her French boyfriend has just dumped her for her best friend Kate s plans which up til now have gone very well university, doctorate, post doctorate and now a lecturer at the S...

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    Playing by the Rules is the story of healing a broken heart, trusting in the spontaneous and taking a chance.Kate flew home for her high school reunion after being dumped by her year long French boyfriend, Alain A boyfriend she thought was in love with her, someone whom she thought she would be introducing to her classmates as her fiance Instead she finds herself contemplating going to the reunion as her friend s tag along, and facing a barrage of questions about her relationship she did not want to face, and then answer Kate has lived her life like a well planned event She has everything efficiently planned Planned Plans PlanningShe was good at plans Planning was how she had go that great job and the flat in ParisNot all plans succeeded That didn t mean the plans were bad She just needed a new plan Kate is staying at her best friend Jo s apartment, and one morning answers the door to find her school age crush in the form of Josh Marchant, the handsome brother of Jo, standing in all his glory on the doorstep Kate is thrown for a loop, not expecting to see Josh after all these years, feeling torn because all the old feelings have rushed to the surface when she has just broken up with Alain Kate felt the years dissolve and her adolescent crush came rocketing up out of her subconscious, as fresh and v...

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    This and other reviews can be found on my blog, My Written Romance.Playing by the Rules is such a gorgeous, fun romance I love that it is set in my adopted home town of Melbourne, and that it is unabashedly Australian in tone That being said, the story is one that is universal in its theme, so readers from other parts of the world should have no problems at all understanding it.Kate s really not looking forward to her high school reunion Always on the periphery, Kate was a serious girl, studious and smart There were those who made her high school experience rather unpleasant Encountering them once is not high on her list of priorities She has also just been dumped by her boyfriend for her close friend, just as she thought he was going to propose Now the Paris based academic not only has to face the nasties, she has to face them without the fianc she had fully expected to have with her.Thanks to her best friend and eternal champion , Jo, Kate s reunion experience may just be back on track Jo s brother Josh is also back in the country and somehow Jo fixes it so that Josh is willing to act as Kate s other half for the evening Things quickly get out of hand the attraction between them that had bubbled under the surface when they were te...

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    Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Books Australia Destiny Romance for an honest review OMG I soooo have a new book boyfriend So We have Katie Evans who is currently staying with her friend Jo back home in Australia She has come back without the fianc she thought she would have and is currently moping around not knowing what to do with herself Her plans and she plans everything has gone down the toilet.She has her school reunion to attend to and said that she would be bringing a plus one her fianc Feeling crap early one morning she opens the door, only to find her friends brother standing there She goes to let him in, but promptly steps on the cat and ends up in his arms This is the man that she had a teenage crush on when she was fifteen.Jo in all her bossiness and love, prods her until she finally gives in and wears what she is given to their school reunion Jo also tells her that she will be going to the reunion with her brother who has agreed to act the part of her fianc And when he arrives, the man looks delish.Josh plays the perfect fianc , he provides all the affection, anecdotes and fun she could need His tales so true that she wonders at how he can even remember all the stuff, and by her expression, her friend Jo thinks the same He spins in tales about how he fell in love with her back when she would come around the house.Pulling him into a room she has it out with Josh and they end up kissing A kiss that rocks her world He manages to get her to stop thinking an...

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