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Dating Rules by Keeley Holmes

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Book blurb!
Losing control is not an option for Izzy Shaw, something past experience has taught her. When you’re not in control, bad things happen. So when Parker Cole comes bustling into her life with his carefree manner, no full time job and his terrible Hawaiian shirts, she knows she should stay away.

For Parker, seeing Izzy at Penelope’s wedding stirred something in him. Izzy intrigues him. She’s attracted to him but she holds back and she doesn’t realise he sees this as a challenge. Usually when he wants something, he goes for it. 

For Izzy, being attracted to a man and allowing herself to act upon it is defined by her rules. She lives by her rules, they protect her…

Parker is a rule breaker.

Over the course of 10 dates Parker has to persuade Izzy that he’s worth the risk, he has to persuade her that sometimes life doesn’t have to be all about rules, sometimes you have to walk on the edge to really appreciate living…
He will prove this to her, one date at a time.

My review:
This is the second book in the Serendipity series (see my review of Hope at Christmas) and the main characters are background characters from that first book.
Izzy has strict rules to prevent herself getting hurt but Parker makes her want to break the rules! The book starts off in quite a steamy way and the love scenes are quite explicit, ahem 🙂
I loved how the dates were disastrous. Parker put in so much effort but things keep going wrong! The humour throughout the book is really fun and makes the characters so likeable.
Just like with the first book, I didn’t enjoy the violence that the characters display. I don’t know if I lead a sheltered existence but I found it difficult to believe that physical assault would be so prevalent.
There is plenty of potential for another book in the series as other background characters were developed.
Overall I enjoyed this book and hoping for another sequel!

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