Friday, March 18, 2016
Guest Book Review: I Followed the Rules
If you liked Sex and the City and the wit of Gilmore Girls, you need to read I Followed The Rules (And Then I Broke Them) by Joanna Bolouri. It's about Catriona (Cat) and her quest to meet the right man. She's been single for six years and she's...well, she's ready to mingle. But her love life isn't the greatest, and she's becoming frustrated. Then she comes across a book called The Rules of Engagement, written by a dude with "rules" on how to date properly. (One rule? Don't Sleep With Him Right Away.) Cat decides to do whatever the book suggests and it seems to work! She meets Tom, a handsome dentist. But she also feels a pull towards Dylan, who doesn't seem interested in anything serious.
This book made me laugh out loud a number of times. From Cat's wit to her moody cat named Heisenberg, I never felt bored. However, if curse words offend you, this might not be the book for you as the f-word is on nearly every other page. I have a bit of a potty mouth, so it was nothing to me, but I know some people want to faint at such a word being used. Cat is also the mother to an eight-year-old daughter named Grace, and I enjoyed reading their moments together because I have a daughter the same age.
The book moves quickly, and you'll be missing Cat when it's all over. Perhaps every time I hear the f-bomb, I'll think of her.
Thanks to Quercus for the book in exchange for an honest review.
Amber Myers is a military wife and mom to a son with Aspergers and a daughter who is dramatic. She blogs over at Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Post At A Time and loves to read and write when her children allow it.