I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Behind the Bar #1
Published by Entangled Lovestruck, Entangled Publishing, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Macmillan on January 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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A satisfying category romance novella from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint… Rule number one: don't fall for the wrong guy. Gracie Green has a shopping list for men. Career, financials, family...and a long list of rules to determine a guy's suitability. She's already disappointed her socialite mother once—now Gracie needs to find Mr. Perfect. Too bad she keeps getting distracted by her super-sexy, six-feet-of-tattooed-hotness friend, Des, who is so many shades of Mr. Wrong... Bar owner Des Chapman has vowed never again to get involved with society girls. Yet he's irresistibly drawn to Gracie—those lush curves, those lips, and her ridiculous ability to date the wrong guys. As Gracie's discouragement grows, Des realizes it's time to show her what she really needs in a man—and it has nothing to do with a briefcase and generous bank account. He'll teach Gracie the Rules According To Des…even if it means breaking his rule in the process.
“The Rules According to Gracie” by Stefanie London is a cute little story. It is fun, sweet, and sexy. Gracie Green is trying to find a man to fall in love with. He needs to have a career, handle his own finances, and a good family. Gracie is always disappointing her socialite mother with the guys that she brings home, so now she is trying to find Mr. Perfect. However she is looking for the guy that her mother would approve of, nto the one that she would love.
Des Chapman has decided that he will never get involved with another society girl because they bring nothing but heartache. Des can’t help the fact that he is drawn to Gracie. Des watches as Gracie brings guy after guy to his bar never finding the right one for her. Now he wants to show her what she really needs and wants in a man.
I really liked this story because it shows how two people went out on a limb for each other. They liked each other, but they couldn’t figure out how to make the other fit into their lives. Des didn’t want to be hurt by another society girl who cares about what people think and Gracie didn’t want her mother to scare away another guy because her mom didn’t think he was good enough. With both people having these worries, things were bound to go wrong. It is what they do to fix it, is what matters.
This was my first time reading a story by London and I have to say that she definitely was able to keep my attention in the story. I very interested to see the continuation of “Behind the Bar” series. London is a great writer and I think she does a wonderful job drawing the reader in and hooking them to the story. “The Rules According to Gracie” is definitely a great book to read, just not suitable for teens.