A.J. Pine

Blog Tour | Review: SIX MONTH RULE by A.J. Pine + Excerpt + Giveaway

July 28, 2016, 0 Comments | Comentarios

Welcome again to another blog tour, this time I'm happy to have you in my #ReviewTourStop for an incredible story!
Six Month Rule by A.J. Pine :)

Title: Six Month Rule
Author: A.J. Pine
Series: Kingston Ale House, #2
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled, Select Contemporary, Romance

She created the game, but the rules are about to change.
Taurus: Hold fast to your single-minded nature today—no matter how long her legs or how lush her red lips.
Gemini: You were a shining star last night, but reality can be a real—well, you get the picture. Just remember: Tall, dark, and British equals no corner office for you.

Will Evans never wanted a reason to stay.

Holly Chandler wants nothing more than for him to go.

But neither one is prepared for what can happen in six months. Because it doesn’t matter what you want when what you need walks out the door.

Holly’s been busting her butt to make partner at Trousseau and there’s no way she’s going to let some stuck-up British arsehole get in her way—no matter how drop-dead gorgeous he is. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun in the process. She has a six-month rule: date just long enough for the honeymoon phase to wear off, then walk away before anyone gets hurt. If they both know the rules up front, walking away will be a piece of cake. Or maybe not…

*SIX MONTH RULE is a stand alone book in a connected series.

Holly’s eyes trailed from the soft, black leather of the loafer to the cuff of the slate-colored pants expertly cut to fit these legs and these legs only. Then there was the jacket and vest, same color, each buttoned snug over a lean, taut torso. Holly thanked the stars, every last constellation, for perfectly tailored suits. And vests. What was it about a man in a vest?

“Thank you.”

Holly’s head shot up to see the words directed at an older woman whose finger depressed the door-open button. The voice was deep and buttercream smooth. And was that…an English accent?

Her ovaries might have just gone supernova, but she could hold it together for one more floor. Holly Chandler wasn’t a girl to lose it in an elevator, no matter how much those two words, spoken in that voice, with that accent, melted her insides.

This drought was going to kill her. Maybe another go with Charlie wasn’t the worst idea.

When the circle of white light lit up the number five, Holly let out a long breath. The doors opened, and she exited with all the other folk who were on their way to a caffeine boost. As she did, she caught Mr. Ferragamo checking out her four-inch peep-toe booties, and a surge of confidence jolted her back to the Holly she knew she was.

“Like what you see?” she asked, stopping to glance down the length of her own legs to where his eyes still rested. This brought his head up with a snap, and a dark wave tumbled onto his forehead before he finger-combed it back into place.

He cleared his throat. “You pull off last season’s design well enough, but I’d have gone for the red,” he said, and those words, despite the velvet ribbon they were tied up in, pieced her insides right back together.

Holly smoothed out a nonexistent wrinkle from her dress as she brushed past him, ovaries once again intact.

“Ass,” she muttered under her breath, and then let the promise of a hazelnut double pump patch up the tiny puncture in her bubble. Of course she could pull off last season’s design. She could rock the hell out of last season’s freaking design, because all she could afford right now were the free samples. But in less than an hour that would all change. The first thing she would buy with her new salary would be next season’s Jimmy Choos. But they sure as hell would not be red.

You can read my review of the first book here -> THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY's Review
You can follow the tour here -> SIX MONTH RULE TOUR
I was really looking forward to read a new story by A.J. because I liked the one I'd read, so when this book appeared I couldn't say no to read it. And if you haven't read any of her stories you surely could give them a try. This book can be read as a standalone but THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY was great even if it took me a little to finish it, so if you read it before or after SIX MONTH RULE is not a big deal.

This time we have Will Evans and Holly Chandler. Holly is determined to have what she wants any way she wants, and no-one can stop her of get it; I like girls with personalities and positive attitudes so reading her life was fascinating. And then there's Will, he's bloody sexy -at least that's how I dreamed him; as Holly he has his priorities well-set. Both have similarities when it comes to the way they do and make things, but in other aspects they're completely different, along the story we can crystal-clear see why opposites attract even when stars are not in their favor. But the way in which everything goes in their life takes their love-story to a new level. From the beginning their personalities collided, and as the time goes they start to spend more and more time together, something that develops to become full aware of new things, things they didn't know they wanted until it was too late... or not.

Fall in love is not something any of us can control, and when we see some people just trying to not fall, sometimes that's kind of funny because of what they do to deny it even if it's already settled; but at the same time we have a completely different story -not in this book- because when we know/see people who actually is not in love but infatuated, okay, that's not funny at all, due to all the bad things that situation can lead to, or just the bad decisions they could make/do when they're in that period of time when all seem right.

Anyways, SIX MONTH RULE has many things I like/love, a plot with an intriguing twist, characters with personalities that make such a good story, situations that lead to others in a fantastic way, people that fit together even if they didn't think they were destined, etc, etc. It let me wanting more, because I think six months were too short for my liking, but I know why there wasn't more time and I understood but still don't like. Okay, so, I know there are a plenty of books with... similarities to this one, but is A.J. who we're talking about, she can give you twists that can catch you off guard so far.

Rules are made to break them. If you create them you have to respect them. Rules are there for something. Etc, etc. But at the end, whatever you do with said rules, and however things end when you break or respect them, love can't be ruled.

SIX MONTH RULE is a light, sexy, funny, sweet contemporary romance that everyone has to try. And A.J. is becoming one of my favorite authors because she can create such amazing things. Her writing in this book was awesome. I love these characters so what else can I say? Just that you could read it and see how things are.

Book: +5/5 stars


How far will one man go for the woman he's loved since high school?

Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler's best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they've had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on.

But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he's ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he's been by her side all along. 
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Meet the author!
AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.


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