Monday, 5 May 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Bending the Rules by L K Lewis

I received a copy of Bending the Rules, book 2 of Breaking the Rules in exchange for my review.

With Drake missing without so much as a good bye, Morgan sets off around the globe looking for him. A month of looking leads her home, heartbroken and alone. Adrian Thompson has had his eye on Morgan since she broke up with him two years ago, and is determined to win her back. With Morgan's mother, Lana, on his side, he is confident that he will have Morgan as his wife soon. But Morgan isn't ready to leave Drake behind, and her connection is only strengthened by the secret that she keeps.

I said in my previous review that I thought some of the romantic scenes were a bit wordy, well that wasn't the case in Bending the Rules. I actually found that it ran a lot smoother than the previous book and was much more enjoyable because of it.

There was a definite love triangle in Bending the Rules, though Morgan wasn't really playing both guys, but rather deciding what to do with her life, to hold on to the past or to move on to the future. I actually thought that the way that the author captured it was perfect, it was very believable especially because there was no closure in the relationship.

I must say though, Drake's father (Drake Sr) went from slightly annoying in the previous book to a complete and utter monster in this one. I couldn't help it but every conversation that he had with his son made me like him less. And something similar happened with Adrian. As a reader we already know what he did to Drake and Morgan's relationship, and I think that makes him seem slimy and dislikable.

The characters got more complex in Bending the Rules, and I am now incrediably intrigued as to the conclusion of the story!

Bending the Rules by L.K. Lewis
(Breaking the Rules #2)
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

“Drake isn’t just someone I love, he’s the one I love the most in this world. He’s my best friend, my breath, my everything. I realize in this moment that the true reason I’m on this journey to find Drake is not just because I miss him and want him back, I’m also missing a huge part of me. Until we’re together again, my life isn’t complete. Without him I’m not whole.”-Morgan

“… I’m so sorry I couldn’t go to you. It was nearly impossible not to but Morgan we wouldn’t be standing here right now if I had. You found me Baby. When you met me on your first day at Baylor what seems like a lifetime ago you found me. Only this time I’m not letting you go.”-Drake

Struggling to get her life back on track after being left suddenly and inexplicably by (secret) boyfriend –not- boyfriend and boss Drake Baylor Jr., Morgan Lane searches the globe to find Drake knowing that the only way to truly live the life she’s worked so hard for is with him by her side.

Banished to Zurich, Switzerland by his father after being caught Breaking the Rules, Drake has nine months to get the European Division of Baylor Industries back on track. Again, he must obey the rules so that he can hopefully return to his life with Morgan and take the helm of Baylor Industries.

Everything is going according to plan as usual for Adrian Thompson who has just gotten Drake banished to Switzerland as part of his plan to get Morgan (his college sweetheart and hopefully future trophy wife) back in his life for good. With a little help from Lana Lane, Morgan’s mother, Adrian is hoping to have Morgan wearing his ring by New Year’s Eve.

After a few months of being wooed by old flame and now boss Adrian, and without so much as a word from Drake, Morgan hesitantly accepts Adrian’s invitation to join him for New Year’s Eve in St.Moritz Switzerland. Foiling Adrian’s plan, a “chance encounter” finds Morgan back in Drake’s arms.

Will Drake and Morgan be able to overcome the distance and time that is now between them along with a few of the hurdles that life has thrown their way? Morgan and Drake are once again faced with figuring out how to start their new future together- this time not Breaking the Rules, only Bending them.

LK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 3 year old son.
Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon.  While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa/ Boutique Owner.

When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband.  You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting when The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Sons of Anarchy or The Walking Dead is on.  Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!

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