Some rules are made to be broken…
Deniece Malcolm is shocked and heartbroken when she finds out her baby sister, Janette, is marrying Terrance Wright, because she was the one who was supposed to marry him! Everybody knows there’s a rule about dating exes. Janette is pregnant and not only is this wedding happening, but Deniece has to arrange the festivities.
Deniece’s feelings and pride are hurt, but surprisingly, Terrance’s younger, sexier, cousin, Ethan Wright, is there to provide a listening ear and a strong bicep to cry on. Ethan’s interested in Deniece, but she has a rule about dating younger men. Despite her resistance, things heat up between them and Deniece begins to wonder if it’s time to break a few rules of her own.
“My baby sister was and had always been oblivious to my feelings. It would never occur to her to ask, “Are you okay with me marrying the only guy you have ever loved?”
Huh? At 3% into the book, I had to take a long pause to think about that. I don’t have the best relationship with my sister but nothing in me would ever want to date and definitely not marry any man that she has ever dated. So, I knew I was about to take one heck of a roller coaster ride with Breaking All The Rules.
Somehow, Deniece decides to put aside the fact that her sister is marrying her ex and agrees to plan their wedding. McKnight goes on to tell this story with great humor in parts and delicacy in others when dealing with some pretty serious issues of the character’s past.
On a much deeper level, Breaking All The Rules made me think about my own rules as far as what I would truly forgive and on who I would allow into my life and my heart. McKnight is a talented storyteller and this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend it to anyone that appreciates a book written about adult characters that are flawed and would like to be entertained.
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Breaking All The Rules in exchange for an honest review.