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Mariah Dietz is a USA Today Bestselling Author and self proclaimed nerd. She lives with her husband and sons in North Carolina.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent most of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, traveling, and dark chocolate. She’s also been known to laugh at her own jokes.
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Titles By Mariah Dietz
This value-priced set includes Bending the Rules, Breaking the Rules, Defining the Rules, Exploring the Rules, Forgetting the Rules, and Writing the Rules.
As well as a Brand New Novella, entitled Missing the Rules, featuring Lincoln and Raegan. This story is set five years post Bending the Rules and is the story we all need as it takes a peek at where everyone is and teaches a conclusive rule: don’t look back.
Also features 20k+ words of deleted scenes, a bonus scene from Exploring the Rules, and delicious recipes that are featured in the books.
might bruise my bones,
but these rules are guaranteed to break me.
The Romans have a famous saying:
"The stars incline us, they do not bind us."
The words hold so much weight, and importance,
They're stained on my skin.
Just like she is.
The ink may not be visible,
But the binds are indisputable,
Pulling me back to her like a rough tide.
Impossible to leave.
However, time has proven,
freewill or not, it will take more than bending the rules to be with her,
it will require breaking them.
The best stories always do.
Our story sounds predictable, short-lived, and destined for failure.
Lincoln Beckett is the star wide receiver at Brighton University--
smart, funny, and like many would guess,
heartbreak shines in his dark eyes and is etched across his jaw.
a guaranteed draft pick,
and worst of all: my brother's best friend.
I tried not to like him.
I have an entire list of reasons, reasons that have become my rules for dating.
Rules that Lincoln continues bending.
Tyler Banks is the heir to Banks Luxury Resorts and Hotels, and this year’s “star football player.” Tyler’s life and future appear bright and endless as the universe, except, his life is in a constant state of balance and currently his greatest balancing act is allowing Chloe to ignore him and believe he’s her enemy when she’s becoming his reason to succeed.
Two and a half weeks.
And one game of truth or dare that is about to expose everything.
Paxton Lawson was long ago labeled ‘The Golden Boy.’ Starting quarterback and team captain at Brighton University, his future was brighter than the sun until a short path of indiscretions tarnished his name and potentially his future. When he learns that his sister’s best friend, Poppy, has backed herself into a corner and is facing as many doubts and uncertainties as he is, Paxton suggests the biggest ruse of the year: a fake relationship.
Writing the rules was supposed to make things clear, defined, and definite. Only, their relationship becomes increasingly complex as the lines are blurred, days become weeks, and kisses for show begin to feel like confessions.
Can lies lead to truths? And what happens when the rules they wrote begin to expire?
And fifteen years of friendship are about to be put to the ultimate test.
Writing the Rules is book six in The Dating Playbook series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.
The best stories always do.
Our story sounds unlikely.
Like wine and cheese and my favorite pair of jeans,
Things got better over time—
Too good, it seemed.
Arlo Kostas was the starting running back for Brighton University.
His quick smile and sharp wit
Was enough to disarm even the biggest cynic.
And his perfectly defined abs and more perfect face,
Convinced the rest.
I was homesick,
Counting down the days until I returned home for spring break when we met.
Clinging to memories I’d been trying to hold onto for years
And then he tipped my world upside down.
Maybe it was bad luck.
Perhaps we were jinxed,
But things between Arlo and I were doomed,
Right from the very start.
We were supposed to be friends but like everything,
Lines kept getting blurred,
Now, we’re Defining the Rules.
Defining the Rules is a complete standalone and the third book in The Dating Playbook series.
She’s focussed on finding the best mocha in Seattle, completing her senior year at Brighton University, working on the school’s newspaper, and starting her own company.
However, her focus begins to stray when lies start impacting the one person who makes her consider forgetting her rule.
Ian Forrest is the starting middle linebacker at Brighton University, known for his grandiose parties and incredible strength and speed on the field. His college career has been focussed on one thing: getting drafted into the NFL. His dream has required constant sacrifices, ones he’s taken with little regret--until meeting Rose. Has he found the one thing he wants more than a future in football?
Two opposing dreams.
One conflicting rule.
And a website filled with lies that keeps threatening to tear them apart.
This is book five in The Dating Playbook series but can be read and enjoyed as a complete standalone.
To an outsider, everything looks perfect. But with each day apart and each new obligation, I’m learning that even strengths have their weaknesses and perfections have their flaws.
Now, one night—one question—is blurring our entire future. Will we be strong enough to forge our own rules? Or will we be lost missing them?
***Missing the Rules is available to KindleUnlimited readers in The Dating Playbook Series Boxed Set.***
Missing the Rules is a Dating Playbook Novella. It is intended to be read after Writing the Rules but before the epilogue as book 6.5.
My life proved his theory as fact.
At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.
Finding out he had a wife was tragic.
Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.
My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.
Nine years later, I’ve learned to see the humor in most situations.
My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.
My son’s jokes.
The fire alarm going off each time I cook.
My constant bright spot always adding to the humor was my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.
But I wasn’t the only one who noticed him.
When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.
Love led me to this town.
Lies kept me there.
Would history repeat itself?
Or had life just thrown me another Curveball?
But will it be enough for Piper to forgive him?
And it was.
Trust is more fragile than hope, and maybe even fear.
And it wasn't the only thing left damaged.
My heart and my ego were dragged through the mud as well.
But, I'm collecting the pieces.
Or I was, until I learned the guy who has stolen my thoughts and attention is a client who my often eccentric and demanding boss personally assigned to me. As one of the most sought after event planners in Chicago, I'm determined to keep things professional, especially when I learn his connection to my boss extends beyond money or a favor—but family.
With one glance I forget reason
He smiles, and I lose sense.
But how deep is my past buried?
And how much are we willing to risk?
That's all we had.
That's all it took.
I woke up the next day with his phone number smeared and illegible.
When I couldn’t find him,
I tried to forget.
But in that one night, he’d crawled so far under my skin,
I couldn’t erase him.
Then, he walks back into my life where I least expect him: my job.
He’s just like I remember, except for one detail.
He goes by a different name.