Against All Rules– A Book Club book review

Against All Rules
By 
Summerita Rhayne
There are times in life when after a tiring day one wants to sit back with  a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in other. At that time, I don’t want to delve in a different world or difficult character. I just want to enjoy the warmth of a simple romance with the hot coffee. That’s where I’ll place this book. It doesn’t have bells and whistles, but it’s a simple plain romance.
 The Blurb

 The efficient PA out of her depth… Samara knows getting attracted to Tahir is like asking for trouble. Not only is he her boss but he’s got divorced recently and has sworn off any commitment. Short term is not on her list but temptation has never been stronger. The man who doesn’t have faith in rainbows anymore… Tahir doesn’t believe in enforcing a code of conduct he cannot follow. But Samara might just make him make an exception! An affair at the office might seem a solution to his troubles but how can he avoid treading uncharted territory…? Against All Rules when fire is set, it’s hard to avoid the blaze

 
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What I liked
1) Romance: As I said above, it’s perfect for unwinding yourself. It’ll make you smile at some parts, make you feel frustrated at some parts. The romance is and attraction between both the characters is woven nicely.
2) Short length: It’s not a long story. I finished it in one sitting, but then my reading speed is quite fast. But I can promise you that it’s not more than four sitting book.
What I disliked
1) Absence of Plot: This might feel like contradicting myself, but it’s not so. See even a simple romance in my view should have a journey for its character. Here the story felt as if author missed the beginning and started the story from the middle. It captures the romance and growing attractions beautifully, but then it doesn’t elaborate on Samara’s growth as a character. She’s confused in the beginning and she’s confused till the end.
2) Repetition: There are many words and ideas which are repeated throughout the story. Even the name of the dessert “ras malai” is repeated twice and that made me laugh.
3) Unbelievable Reactions: The characters, after having unprotected sex, thinks about the baby first rather than STD. I mean I waited for either of them to raise this question, but they didn’t. They argued about marriage; they discussed the possibility of child, but medical reasons don’t even cross their minds.
Although I don’t think that is truly the fault of author. That is the fault of our culture. Here people check bank balance, education and caste before marriage (and sex too), but they never think about health or other disease.
Final Thoughts
I know my review is harsh, but the book was not that bad. In fact it was an average book for an average night after office. It’s just that I like to talk about every aspect of the book. So, in case you’re thinking of relaxing with tired mind, go for this book.
Meet the Author
Summerita Rhayne loves to write sensual and emotional romance. There’s no knowing when some quirky – or sometimes even not so quirky – happening in daily life might trigger her right brain and then she’s off craving a new story. She loves writing characters who learn and grow and find their way out of their troubles and emotional hang-ups. Hot, sensual heroes and sassy but sweet heroines mostly fit the bill in her stories. She also believes that a touch of humor never goes amiss in a book.She divides her time between family, job and writing – and loves winding down with music, movies and the internet!
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Summerita
    Oct 18, 2014 @ 08:43:25

    Thank you for participating in the blog tour of my book Against All Rules and posting a review.
    I feel you have raised a very valid point when you mentioned about the health issues. In fact I’m surprised that we are so much in concordance over this as I have specifically paid attention to it in one of my books. If you’re interested to know, please message me and I’ll let you know which it is.
    In this book, what I felt was the issue didn’t arise. STD is feared when either one has multiple partners and this wasn’t the case for either of them. Without giving away more of the story and spoiling it for future readers, I can only explain this much. I appreciate the vigilance with which you read the book.

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    • parichitasingh
      Oct 18, 2014 @ 20:35:15

      Hey, Summerita. I am glad to be the part of the book tour. Multiple partners is one way right, but I still feel that it should have been the first question. Firstly, although rare, there are cases of STD being there without multiple partners.

      Secondly, what bothered me was that there was no thought in character’s mind. It could have been a dismissive thought, but it should have been there.

      But I’m glad to hear that you have raised this issue in the future book. Because if not us, then who will raise it.

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