Book – The Rules Regarding Gray
Author – Elizabeth Finn
Publication Date – September 15, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 ½ out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Gracelynn is drowning in an existence that fails to fulfill her. A ballerina by trade, she’s devoted her life to the stage, sacrificing adventure for discipline. When her boyfriend gives her permission to want what she’s not supposed to want, can she walk away? Or will she leap?
Jasper isn’t a man with many boundaries, and “sharing” a woman with his best friend is hardly a new endeavor. But the moment he meets Gracelynn he realizes she’s different. She leaves him feeling alive in a way he’s not used to, and for the first time in his life, he understands what it means to be wanted… Cherished… And he needs more…
But there are rules—rules that forbid Jasper from truly having her. As forbidden desire spirals out of control, Jasper has to decide if he’s willing to fight for something that doesn’t truly belong to him. His best friend doesn’t deserve her, but is Jasper strong enough to believe he does?
So again, I’m fangirling with Elizabeth Finn and her newest book which will be released shortly. When I first read the blurb, I was a bit hesitant to agree to read this because it sounded like a triangle along with cheating. Those types of books have a tendency to turn me off, and I was worried I would have to give this a bad rating. If you know me well, you also know that writing a bad review gives me anxiety attacks and multiply that by 100 because this is Elizabeth…my sweet, lovable author. It would KILL me to have to give her a negative review.
THANK GOD…..the blurb left out a very important fact that I can’t reveal here but it made the story work in the right way….the triangle worked – the cheating worked – it just all fell together and worked like an intricate set of motors and gears – seamless.
Have I mentioned that Ms. Finn knows how to put two words together perfectly? She has this ability to transport the reader right into the scene with her display of describing the environment, the emotions, and the overall gist of the chapter. Oh, and I can’t forget about the sex scenes….holy shit…these blew me away – Ms. Finn added the right amount of nasty to sensual that equaled out to STEAMY!!
Now, to explain why I took away a ½ of a star….it had to do with toward the end and what Gracelynn and Jasper did that seemed a bit childish and immature.
There really isn’t much I can write about the re-cap without giving the story away. Gracelynn is a ballerina who is dating Ian. Ian on the outside is suave but underneath he is one big conniving manipulator who degrades Gray and is getting bored of their relationship.
In comes Jasper, best friends with Ian, to be used as a decoy by Ian for Gray. Ian proposes to share Gray with Jasper (even though she isn’t his normal type) but there are rules which must be followed. Very specific rules. The more Jasper and Gray spend together, the more they both realize how perfect they are for each other and a deeper relationship starts to form.
But what do they do now? Do they continue to follow the rules? Does Gray end the relationship with Ian? And where is Ian when Gray needs him the most?
I think this is where I am going to have to leave you hanging…this book is definitely a book of “feels” and you won’t be disappointed.
I’ll end with the original post I left as soon as I finished this book.
My heart is light...my heart is happy
My loins are tight and feeling a bit sappy
Elizabeth Finn does it again and deserves a clappy (not the STD kind)
Yeah, I never admitted to being a poet....bwahahahahaa