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I'm glad I took the chance though, I disagree with them this time. I loved it.
Maybe it's cuz I have always had a fascination with Gypsies and the lives they lead/beliefs they hold? I seriously loved the story. I liked our hero Joe a lot, I liked our female lead Susana. There weren't any extraneous characters that weren't needed or had to be introduced and then remembered for what role they would play or not. It was a good love story with a twist of adding in some Romani Gypsy traditions, which I love. Sometimes I wonder if there isn't some Gypsy somewhere back in my genes. The fascination I have with their culture is really unexplainable.
What would make this a 5 star review for me? More in depth details of their history, letting us get to LOVE the characters instead of really liking them, give us more of their feelings (especially Joe's) so we connect deeper.
Other than that, I enjoyed it thoroughly and I would recommend it as a good romance to read at the beach in one setting or sitting inside by a window staring out at the rain. 188 pages was a couple hours of reading for me.
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a copy of Breaking The Rules to read.
I enjoyed this story very much. I am a sucker for storylines about how our destinies are intertwined and finding that ONE person your met to be with for the rest of your life. Some would call it a fairy tale complex. Jennifer Lewis is a gifted writer, and definitely wrote a page turner.
10 years ago, 30-year-old Joe had his fortune told by a gypsy girl in New York, who told him that he would meet the love of his life that very same day. What she didn't tell him is that she was the girl she saw in his future, and so the girl that he then met and married cheated on him and divorced him.
Wanting to find the gypsy girl and tell her how she ruined his life, Joe goes back to the shop where she worked, and meets the same girl again - Susana.
Susana admits to him that she was the girl she saw with him in the globe, and he tells her that she owes him for not telling him the whole truth of his fortune, and demands that she have dinner with him.
Susana and Joe are instantly attracted to one another, but Susana knows that if she loses her virginity she will also lose her `sight' and her ability to do her job though, and is cautious.
Can Joe and Susana really be destined to be together? Can he forgive her for his failed marriage? What will Susana's Romany family say if they find that Joe and Susana are together? And is Susana prepared to lose her sight to be with Joe?
This was a sweet romance about an unlikely but destined love affair, and the couple's desire to be together.
Susana was a sweet but innocent girl, and she was a little afraid of what would happen to her if she lost her sight. Raised by a strict grandmother she had all sorts of ideas that she knew weren't very modern, and a family that wasn't very forgiving either. It was sweet when she realised her true feelings for Joe though, and her decision to be with him wasn't easily made.
Joe had a past and was a little angry over the hand that he had been dealt. He felt betrayed by his wife and his best friend, had issues with his job in the Navy, and blamed some of this on Susana because of her failed prediction. It was sweet to see him lose some of his anger though, and to finally realise the way that he felt about Susana. He really grew during this story, and Susana helped him to see how he really wanted his life to be.
The storyline in this book was quite a typical contemporary romance, with the added factors of Susana's prediction, Susana's Romany heritage, and her `sight'. There was the added complication of Susana's family, but the romance followed the typical pattern of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl go through a rough patch/some hardship, boy and girl admit their feelings and live happily ever after.
There was sex in the story but it wasn't too erotic, and was dealt with in quite a sweet way.
Overall; a sweet contemporary romance, about a Romany girl with the `sight', and an ex-Navy man with a past.
7 out of 10.
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