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  1. says:

    So why not just relax and see where it takes you?Because she's a good girlAnd you're a good boy Murphy roaredI'm a fucking de Sanges I uit being a good boy around the time I turned eightOkay This was better than the first book I think Cutting Loose Let's do a uick run downPoppy is an artist and the child of hippies She draws for a living She's making it but you know tiny apartment 12 year old car etc She volunteers with at risk inner city youth in her spare time teaching an art class She's very thin and she's blondeJason whom we were introduced to in Book 1 is a cop The Sisterhood refers to him as The Sheikh comparing him to their childhoodteenaged fantasy of being kidnapped or sold into sexual slavery to a rich and powerful sheikh a la At the Sheikh's Command Sheikh's Betrayal A Sultan's Ransom Pregnant by the Sheikh Sold to the Sheikh etc etc it's a whole romance sub genre trust me They call him this because of his dark looks I have no idea what ethnicitybackground this guy has it's never mentioned De Sanges sounds French to me but what the flip do I know? and rather commanding icy presence He comes from a criminal family and thinks that makes him genetically inherently evil or something It was his commanding and icy presence coupled with the fact that he's a police officer which made me think I wasn't going to enjoy this novel The girls' fantasy of being enslaved to a foreign exotic read non American no I don't mean non white although surely they do I mean non American billionaire has never been one of my personal turn ons Rather confused by it actually despite Harleuin having a line that deals exclusively with this fantasy Harleuin Presents but okayANYWAY I was expecting some kind of alpha macho asshole that would be making me very unhappy However happily that was not the case Overall he was pretty decent But we had some problems I'd like to address1 He's a bit possessive He follows her to a bar glares at every man who approaches her he looks up her address and shows up at her house He unilaterally decides he's going to move in with her after the first time they have sexActually if you are thinking that all this is very bad it was actually pretty mild I appreciated Andersen keeping the reins on this alpha male garbage I've read TONS worse than this Really it's rather sad that this behavior constitutes mild for me but there you go As far as alpha males go this guy is pretty lightweight WHICH IS GOOD For a lot of female readers this would be a complaint but with me it's a compliment I'd rather he not be an alpha at all but if I absolutely have to put up with asshole behavior I'd rather it be just a tinge in an overall loving and respectful man which Jason is Trust me I've read so much worse than this Andersen actually surprised me in a good way by making this guy not a complete asshole2 THIS IS MY BIGGEST PROBLEM Look at this I can take care of myselfHis eyebrows lowered Oh yeah I can see you're all kinds of toughI'm plenty toughA temper where she was accustomed to seeing a carefully controlled expression snapped in his eyes Well let's test that theory whataya say? Let's pretend I've just broken in and I've got it in my mind to kill you because He shook his head Well we don't really know why do we? Maybe simply because you're so goddamn stubborn He narrowed his eyes at her But first I'm going to have a little fun You might not think it's a whole lot of fun but hey what do I care? I'm a fuckin' psychopathIt's at this point Carmen starts praying that the author isn't going where Carmen THINKS she's going with this The way he stared at her with flat dark angry eyes he looked like a psychopath Goose bumps ran down her spine and the backs of her thighs You're scaring me Jason she whisperedWhy? You're plenty tough remember? So what are you gonna do? He feinted at her and with a burst of fury that he was deliberately trying to frighten her she ran for her tote with its little canister of pepper spray He wanted to act like this was real? She'd show him realExcept she wasn't tough at all Hell she wasn't even fast She didn't get a full yard away before he swept her feet out from under her She tumbled to the floor and in a flash he'd dropped down rolled her over and had her pinned her wrists stapled by his long hands to the aged fir on either side of her headThen they have sex for the first time as a couple I'm wailing in despairWhy are you so upset Carmen? Rape play Oh no No no no Don't you fucking call what's going on in this scene rape play I can't believe Jason A POLICE OFFICER would be doing this Sexual role playing is one thing I don't give a care what two consenting adults do in their bedroom I really don't And I'm actually completely fine with a romance book which features people pretending to rape each other despite what my all consuming hatred of rapists and my blanching at the thought of BDSM would have you believe Take Tessa Dare's erotica or Gena Showalter's The Stone Prince I'm or less fine with what goes on in those novelsHowever those people are people who have discussions about what they are going to do sexually and are in a sexual relationship where both their sexual needs are being met Everyone's on board everyone's having a good time It's for fun Whether it's YOUR idea of fun is immaterial here I'm saying it's all consensual and a rather mutual ideaTHIS on the other hand has nothing to do with any kind of mutual sexual decision And the worst thing is that I've met guys who pull this kind of shit It's not amusing it's not fun it's not educational or done to protect you or any other shit they think it is It's an EXTREMELY bad idea to be like Oh you think you're tough? I'm going to jump you now showing how easy it would be to overpower you and rape youHow can anyone think this is okay? Most especially a POLICE OFFICER? WTF? There's three things I want to address that you should never do as a man who's interacting with a woman1 After being in a situation where you take her home when she's drunk put her to bed to sleep it off etc etc tell her some version of Well I could have raped you but I didn't As if you deserve a medal or a cookie or praise or some sort of reward for not raping a helpless and semi conscious or unconscious female PLEASE NEVER DO THIS unless your goal is to skeeve the woman out completely and ensure she'll cross the street every time she sees you coming2 Never make some offer to a woman unless she's a lover or family member that you can teach her self defense and then make comments about how many rapists are out there and how dangerous it is to walk a night and a girl like you alone at night rapists blah blah blah again unless your goal is to scare the crap out of some woman who THOUGHT you were a normal guy but is now convinced you are a huge creeper and again will now cross the street in order to avoid you But I was just trying to PROTECT her Um no Unless she's your loved one this is NOT okay Thinking of a way to spend time with her or get to know her better that DOESN'T involve you talking to her about rapists or putting your hands on her while teaching her to defend herself against rapists This is NOT charming or cute This is NOT a sweet offer to make It's fucking creepy3 As in this book please never try to overpower a woman or demonstrate how easy it would be to rape her unless you are a self defense instructor and she is in your class of her own free will I feel RIDICULOUS for having to type this out I feel like every man should obviously know this is a bad idea and know not to do this but apparently there's a lot of idiots out there so I'm typing this out DO NOT DO THIS EVER And unlike in this novel no woman is then going to be overcome with lust after this and have sex with you Actually she's going to make you leave immediately and possibly report you to someone I can't believe Andersen is making this kind of thing into foreplay Again it would be completely different if it was a mutual fantasy which they had discussed beforehand and were performing because they were both sexually excited and planned to do this Not him spontaneously jumping her in the kitchen in a fit of temper to prove a point This kind of thing is unacceptable I'd not only never agree to see him again but I'd be fucking terrified of him after thisEven though I've never had to personally deal with #3 I've never dated a guy that stupid I've dealt with #1 and #2 believe it or not And the sad thing is the men who do this kind of shit some of them at least seem genuinely confused that I'm not ecstatic and grateful to them for their generous consideration oO So if this review can help any man in any way to avoid scaring the shit out of some woman I'm happy to have done my part DON'T DO THISHow's the sex Carmen?Well take what I said in the above part into consideration We also have And Poppy's thinking processes short circuited Feeling his mouth simultaneously firm and soft against her lips her head reeling with his scent a frisson of undiluted lust rushed to her brain filling it with heat that immediately suffused her entire body She rose onto her toes to get closer CLOSER to the source tightening her arms around his neck until she darn near had him in a choke hold reveling in the press of that long hard body the entire length of her own Her lips parted beneath his her tongue slicked over the silky inner membrane of his lower lipI'm pretty sure sentence 3 has a typo in it not mine but the author's but that's not my problem My problem is the author's use of the word membrane I'm sorry membranes are just not sexy Don't mention them when describing kissingAnd if that weren't enough later we are dealing with tissues Yes tissues He knew he was hitting her sweet spot when her eyes lost focus and he pulled out so slowly he felt the drag of every single millimeter of those slippery tissues trying to retain their clasp on himSexy idea I can see where she's going with this but the word tissues combined with her earlier use of membranes just takes all the sexy right out of this and makes me think I'm in anatomy class or somethingThose issues aside the sex is better than it was in the first novelHow could it possibly be WORSE?True very true Still nothing to get excited about I wouldn't read this book for the sex scenes is what I'm sayingI love when authors introduce me to a new song or a new band and I'm happy to say that Andersen is responsible for getting me to listen to Zero 7 which is what Poppy listens to in this book I love discovering new music through books This is a plusTl;dr While I think this is overall a better book than the first book in the series Cutting Loose I still can't say I'm too impressed Andersen's strongest areas are character development and plot but her heroes and sex scenes still leave a lot to be desiredONE REAL STAR ONE ROMANCE STAR


  2. says:

    Another enjoyable read in this series I love how the girls referred to their perfect man as Mr Sheik I think most of us read about the sheiks on our romantic travels with books I went to work in Saudi Arabia many years ago I kinda gave up on the romantic sheik dream after that LOLBit of a mystery element to it too not much


  3. says:

    July 2011 Review 3 starsThis is why I don't do rereads damn it The book rarely if ever is as good as I thought it was the first time around And when I read a book than once I start noticing little things that annoy the shitskis I'll get to that in a minute out of me Even when I actually still like the book So yeah never doing this again All I can say is that I was clearly not as discriminating in my reading when I read this the first time Clearly Leah's Observations While Rereading the Book Bending the Rules 1 There are very stereotypical racial names in this book Darnell for a Black boy and Emilia for a Latina girl2 Jase describes things in the weirdest of ways Examples Subtle sheen of lavender when talking about Poppy's eye shadow But the nape of her neck looked soft as a baby's vulnerable when creepily talking about Cory a teenage girl in the program that Jase and Poppy are supervising The specks of topaz in her dark brown irises enough said? He can apparently tell the difference between bitter sweet and semi sweet chocolate just by looking at it because he knows that poppy's eyes are bitter chocolate brown3 There are extremely long sentences in the book As far as he could tell she wasn't wearing a lick of makeup except for maybe some mascara and a lip balm he'd seen her smear over naturally pink lips with a pronounced bow that pulled his gaze like a magnet did metal Where was the editor?4 Very unsexy words are used to describe kissing membrane Ew5 Susan constantly describes Jase as bony nose shoulders Contrary to Susan's belief this is not sexy6 It still pisses me off that Jase runs his life based on his family Although this is probably one of the most realistic aspects of the book7 The interactions between the three girls Poppy Jane and Ava are so mushy and lovey To the point that it's sometimes sickening8 Susan has clearly never talked to a real life teenager I don't know about you but I don't know any teenagers especially ones that were born in the 90s like the teens in this book who say these words dorkana studalicious dap gamagorgeous glamourama coolicious macadoodledandy Especially that last one Studalicious I could maybe see but macadoodledandy? Yeah no Just no9 Poppy's nipples are spikes She must ruin lots of bras10 There is a lot of slamming mouths together when kissing So I must ask Do they wear mouth guards? Because that shit has to hurt11 I hate when authors use the words omigawd and gawd Just write omigod and God But what makes it even worse is that the thirty year old heroine and her friends still say these things making them sound like a group of pre pubescent girls And to add insult to injury a man who was at the least in his late sixties maybe early seventies said gawd towards the end of the book I am at a loss for words12 I have a newfound hatred for the phrase holy shitskis New because I have never heard that ridiculous phrase in my life But oh I have now Because the heroine says it at least once in every damn chapter And of course when she says it she has to say it at least a minimum of four times in a row13 Jase likes to throw his head back when he laughs That must be hell on his neck And Sam I know how you love when people do that14 I actually still love the part where they make up It's incredibly hilarious15 Susanlandia is a scary place16 I am actually still looking forward to reading Playing Dirty about Ava and Cade So I hope it doesn't suck17 I am never rereading Burning Up That's the other book of Susan's that I have loved and I am never rereading it I could never handle it if Gabe the hottie fireman and Jack the smoking hot Irish singer turned out to be ridiculously spastic18 I am clearly demented since I bought another of Susan's books when I was at the used bookstore yesterday Clearly I am a masochist and love torturing myself But hey at least it was only 398 Didn't have to pay full priceDecember 2009 Review 5 starsAn intriguing when is he gonna go for her book Jase who has let the lives of the men in his family define his life since he was born finds an interesting adversary in Poppy who was raised in a hippie commune They come together through a project for three teenage taggers and fall for each other not long after Though they go through a rough patch it all turns out well in the end This book is a terrific read that will make your toes tingle


  4. says:

    15 STARS Reasons why I ended DNF'ing this oldie from 2009 at 71%▪︎ her tongue slicked over the silky membrane of his lower lip▪︎ his strong tongue flattened against her most intimate tissues▪︎ His thumb slid up and down her furrowBeside my lost of interest because of the neglected focus on the romance the sex scenes lingo really made me feel like I was reading a surgery or veterinary notebookI had enjoyed the beginning of the book I thought I'd be in for some animosity and banter goodness between the main couple with a side mistery plot Wrong or too high expectations on my part More reviews and book talk at You can find me here too ☞


  5. says:

    Bending the Rules is book two in Susan Andersen's 'Sisterhood Diaries' series about three unrelated women who have been best friends since childhood When their wealthy benefactress dies her will provides the impetus that eventually sees each woman finding just the right man for herPoppy was and still is the 'hippie' of the trio Raised on a commune and the benefits of granola she uses her talents to work with 'at risk' children But even she isn't sure how to react when her latest project acuires an overseerDetective de Sanges This would be the same man who makes her girly parts not just hum but break into full operatic arias If only he wasn't soby the bookfrustratingreally really HOTJason comes from a family of cons and he's pretty sure the only thing keeping him from the same fate is his devotion to rules and regulations So when his boss orders him to take part in Poppy's program for some 'good ink' he goesbut not happily He's already had one run in with Ms Liberal and doesn't want anotherno matter how smoking hot she isI like plots where the main characters are very different yet manage to find a compromise The electric attraction between these two almost singed my fingers and Andersen can definitely 'bring the heat' when it comes to love scenes She also manages to focus on the problems of 'at risk' kids without preaching to the audience and that takes a fairly deft touchThere were no real stutters or holes in Susan Andersen's latest My biggest beef was with Jason's refusal to grow past his teen version of his character There was a time or two when I wanted to smack him upside the heador was praying that Poppy would Other than that minor annoyance it was a very fun read with a good bit of humor


  6. says:

    Poppy Calloway and Jason de Sanges met only once during one of the detective's investigation but it was enough to leave a strong impression on each other When three teenagers are caught doing graffitis on some business buildings Poppy propose to their committee to let the kids paint a mural after they'll clean up their tagging But the young woman never thought her idea of helping the teenagers would backfire on her when she suddenly have to team up with the rigid detective de Sanges The cop is not thrilled about it either He likes to play by his own rules and Poppy Calloway is a pain in his ass a gorgeous one who makes him hot and bothered They butt heads can't stand each other but there's this unsettling and undeniable hotter than hell sexual tension between them This book was just as awesome as I remembered An opposite attracts romance at its best On one side we have a smart perceptive and kindhearted heroine and on the other there's a stiff and grumpy hero who'll uickly realize how wrong he was about his preconceived idea about her She'll teach this all work no play man that sometimes it's okay to bend the rules So the title is perfect and I must say that I really love this cover too ;p Susan Andersen made Jason's rudeness work and even a part of the character's charmThere's just one detail that annoyed me and it was how Jason never stopped thinking that his genes made him a bad risk And I have a hard time understanding why he was so against giving the teenagers a second chance when he was lucky enough to have one when he was about their age ? This book not only present you an amazing romance but there's also the POV of one of the teens and it's also the story about adults who care about teenagers and give them the time and attention they need to build confidence in themselves The scenes with Poppy and Jason when they are working with the teens are just as interesting as the romance One of my favorite book by this author and a keeper for sure If you're searching for a fun book Bending the Rules is my suggestion to you ;p


  7. says:

    25 stars Read the first 100 pages very average skimmed a lot after that I feel like I am cleaning house of all these books I have had forever and nothing appeals to me Damn you Kristen Ashley


  8. says:

    My thoughts exactly This book flat out sucked I kept checking the spine to make sure it was an adult romance novelRemember the Sweet Valley High book series? If not let me refresh your memory It was a couple of teenage girls who have teenage girl giggle fests and have teenage puppy love romances Yea that is EXACTLY what Bending the Rules was like It was so frustrating The book focused so much on the crime and the situation with the kids that there really was no story between Poppy and the cop Overall crappy writing crappy characters crappy storyimage error


  9. says:

    Good story Our heroine is an artist who wants the whole world to find and express the art of their soul Our hero is a practical policeman who must protect her while trying to avoid falling in love with her free spirit


  10. says:

    this author was on my auto buy list I think she's moving to my skim at the bookstore listThe plot for this book is solid I love a good contemporary that doesn't get bogged down in idiot characters or motivations Susan Anderson is always good for that But her language choice is has officially crossed the line from charming collouialisms to irritating and dated All the dialog is written in language that makes it sound like baby boomers are doing the talking For god's sake the hero calls the heroine a hot tomatah I'm not that young and I think that sounds old Also there are teenagers in this book and their slang is from 20 years ago And they call the hero Detective De S What? Short for De Sanges I get it but who would shorten a last name like that and still use detective not to mention that sounds awkward to say than his whole last name Recommended for baby boomers who might not notice dated language and unrealistic teenagers


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Summary ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Susan Andersen

Bending the Rules

Tall dark and intense Detective Jason de Sanges excites all kinds of fantasies in Poppy Calloway But when she suggests the three teens caught spray painting a Seattle neighborhood be given ar Another enjoyable read in this series I love how the girls referred to their perfect man as Mr Sheik I think most of us read about the sheiks on our romantic travels with books I went to work in Saudi Arabia many years ago I kinda gave up on the romantic sheik dream after that LOLBit of a mystery element to it too not much

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Es to walk the line And his number one self imposed rule? Avoid his hunger for sexy irresistible Poppy who challenges him on everything But it's a vow that's getting harder and harder to keep My thoughts exactly This book flat out sucked I kept checking the spine to make sure it was an adult romance novelRemember the Sweet Valley High book series? If not let me refresh your memory It was a couple of teenage girls who have teenage girl giggle fests and have teenage puppy love romances Yea that is EXACTLY what Bending the Rules was like It was so frustrating The book focused so much on the crime and the situation with the kids that there really was no story between Poppy and the cop Overall crappy writing crappy characters crappy storyimage error

Summary ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Susan Andersen

T related community service and he just wants to see them payall bets are offWith the men in his family always in and out of the slammer Jase was raised in foster care He knows what it tak Poppy Calloway and Jason de Sanges met only once during one of the detective's investigation but it was enough to leave a strong impression on each other When three teenagers are caught doing graffitis on some business buildings Poppy propose to their committee to let the kids paint a mural after they'll clean up their tagging But the young woman never thought her idea of helping the teenagers would backfire on her when she suddenly have to team up with the rigid detective de Sanges The cop is not thrilled about it either He likes to play by his own rules and Poppy Calloway is a pain in his ass a gorgeous one who makes him hot and bothered They butt heads can't stand each other but there's this unsettling and undeniable hotter than hell sexual tension between them This book was just as awesome as I remembered An opposite attracts romance at its best On one side we have a smart perceptive and kindhearted heroine and on the other there's a stiff and grumpy hero who'll uickly realize how wrong he was about his preconceived idea about her She'll teach this all work no play man that sometimes it's okay to bend the rules So the title is perfect and I must say that I really love this cover too ;p Susan Andersen made Jason's rudeness work and even a part of the character's charmThere's just one detail that annoyed me and it was how Jason never stopped thinking that his genes made him a bad risk And I have a hard time understanding why he was so against giving the teenagers a second chance when he was lucky enough to have one when he was about their age ? This book not only present you an amazing romance but there's also the POV of one of the teens and it's also the story about adults who care about teenagers and give them the time and attention they need to build confidence in themselves The scenes with Poppy and Jason when they are working with the teens are just as interesting as the romance One of my favorite book by this author and a keeper for sure If you're searching for a fun book Bending the Rules is my suggestion to you ;p

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 379
  • Bending the Rules
  • Susan Andersen
  • English
  • 09 May 2019
  • 9780373773930

About the Author: Susan Andersen

I grew up in a household with two brothers a daddy and my grandfather Too many men in other words They diluted M'ma's influence by diverting my attention to things like the danger of answering nature's call in the dead Bending the Epub / of the night I've got a hint for those of you raised in a less spit and scratch world check before you sit because chances are that seat is gonna be up And they don't even.