Title: Playing by the Rules
Author: Emily Robertson
Genre: New Adult
Publication Year: 2015
Got the Book By: Arc was given for an honest review.
Rating: 3 Stars
Payton always had one rule she lived by, no boyfriends until after college. No one seemed to agree with her, even her own mother who had her at age sixteen. Returning to school after an accident that flipped Payton’s world upside down left her feeling out of control. Holding on to her rule seemed to be her only lifeline.
Josh had been letting the past rule his life for too long. Finally being at school, he’d become his own man, and he’d been putting all that behind him. Just when he thought he had it all put together, life got crazy. Not only did his ex show back up, but Josh also found he couldn’t get Payton Whitmore out of his head.
Once Josh convinces Payton to give him a shot, she’s so closed off that he wonders if it’s even worth it. Josh can tell there’s something special about Payton though, and as soon as he goes all in, he’s ready to show her that some rules are made to be broken.
Payton is a collage student having the worst time. After suffering an accident in the summer she comes back to collage to continue her studies but life is not easy. She has establish one rule that seems to help her continue as planned with her studies. This rule is not to have boyfriends until she graduates. Everything fit her only rule until she meets Josh.
This book is the first of the series and it is also well written. Josh is a good guy and I liked the way he is. He is caring and lovely. On the other hand I didn’t liked Payton at all. She is very stubborn and she is always running away from the people that really cared about her. Even though I tried to understand her way of acting because of her accident it just didn’t get me. I liked her best friend Hailey more and she is a secondary character.
I enjoyed the part where the author made me get to know more Josh family, especially his twin. He seem like a good guy. Hope that the characters for the second book be in a better perspective and the author give a little more of Jackson. This is also the first book of the author. The story is good and you will loved it if you enjoy angst and an easy read.