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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

Title: The Unwritten Rule
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Released: May 24, 2011
Series: N/A
Page #: 210
Source: My own copy

"Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two tiny details: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.

Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants to do is hurt her best friend. But when she is thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens between them. It's wonderful... and awful. Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more...."
First Lines:

"I liked him first, but it doesn't matter.
I still like him.
That doesn't matter either.
Or at least, it's not supposed to."
Page 1, Chapter 1

It was about time for me to pick up a fun romance - and this book totally fit the bill. Sarah and Ryan are adorable and I couldn't ask for much more.

Brianna is Sarah's best friend. They've been friends most of their lives. And Sarah has no idea what she would do without Brianna. But there is one thing Brianna has that Sarah can't give up. Ryan. He's Brianna's boyfriend, but Sarah has a hard time letting go of him. Not to mention that Brianna is a bit full of herself - she could have any guy, she has had any guy, but she chose the one Sarah is interested in. Their friendship is totally on the line.

I love fluffy romances sometimes. Well, it's not all fluff, but it really did the trick for me. I think friend drama is something most everyone can relate to. At some point, we've all had that friend who thought they were cooler than us - and sort of walked all over you... I'm the only one? Oh. Well. Never mind then. :). But it really is something that is easy to imagine and gives me a much softer spot for Sarah.

Brianna is sort of a bitch. Not on purpose, I don't think. But she does seem to have an elevated sense of self-worth. Of course, this all comes down to how she is treated by her parents.Unfortunately, that made it hard for me to like her very much. I just wanted to shake her and make her see how she's being to her best friend. Then again, if the book had been written from her perspective, it might have been a whole different thing.

Sarah and Ryan are are in a super geeky love fest! 'Tis perfect. I just wanted to squeeze them into a group hug. So while there was all that drama going on, I was definitely rooting for these two. They are just perfect for each other. I also loved how things turned out in the end. It's not hard to imagine, but I'm not going to ruin it for you.
Romance lovers, rejoice! This is a great read and I think you will definitely enjoy it. I have read other Elizabeth Scott books and I haven't been disappointed yet. So give this one a try, for sure. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. And this one has been around for a little while - so it's in paperback. Worth it.
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