Rule - Jay Crownover

Book Title:  Rule

Author:  Jay Crownover

Narration:  Sophie Eastlake & Michael Rahhal

Series:  Marked Men #1

Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary

Source:  Audiobook (Library)




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Right Kind of Wrong by Leann Rimes♫  --The end of this audiobook recited a list of songs that would be the soundtrack, but I'm picking this one…because it kind of fits how Shaw thinks about Rule.  If only I liked this book as much as I like this song…






⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot:  3.5/5

Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  3.5/5

Addictiveness:  2/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  3/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:  3/5  Cliffhanger:  No


Will I continue this series?  Idk, I have all the books in this series on my wishlist on my library website.  So, maybe…the second book is about Jet and Aiden, and they might be interesting.






⇝My Thoughts⇜


This could be a case of It's not you, it's me…and maybe, I'm just feeling burned out on this type of romance right now. 



This was good, just not overly memorable in a sea of New Adult.  If I had read it a couple of years ago, I would probably given it 5 Stars.  The characters were super likable and it's low on angst, or maybe it had angst…and I just didn't connect with it?   I think that might be it.  Seriously just had an a-ha moment.  As for narration by Sophie Eastlake & Michael Rahhal…it was well done and I don't think I've ever heard them so they were fresh voices for me.


⇝Sex Factor⇜ I'm rather in a funk when it comes to sex scenes lately, whereas, I get really upset, if the book just has a lot of sex as plot filler.  This particular book tips the scales towards too much sex, but not excessively so.  They are mostly well written, though.