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Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas Book 1) by [Bliss, Alison]
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"Jake and Emily ignited the pages! From the first sexy meet to the stand-and-cheer ending, I loved, loved, loved this book!" - Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author

"I loved Emily's character. She was sassy and had a dirty mouth that could rival any trucker." - Night Owl Reviews

"I didn't want the story to end." - Twinsie Talk Book Reviews

"I was in the mood for something lighthearted and this totally hit the spot -- a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a dash of suspense mixed in!" - Aestas Book Blog

About the Author

As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge...or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn't put her pen down since.
 
She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she'll always be a Texan at heart, Alison currently resides in the Midwest with her Iowa farm-boy husband and their two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it's no wonder she writes "girl books."
 
She's an animal lover, a closet video game enthusiast, and believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it's obviously meant to be. Alison's an avid romance reader who enjoys penning the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, "Romance...with a sense of humor."

Product Details

  • File Size: 1320 KB
  • Print Length: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Select (August 26, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 26, 2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MEGM7NQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Kelly Stanley on August 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
When I got my copy of Rules of Protection, I was in the middle of another book so I decided to load it into my Kindle app and come back to it later. But it opened. And I read the first paragraph… and without realizing it was happening, devoured another couple chapters right away. I don’t read many romances, and some of Emily’s comments made me blush, but that’s OK because Alison Bliss knows how to tell a story and how to draw the reader in from the start.

There’s no denying the electric attraction between Emily and Jake—although sometimes I wanted to yell at her “Don’t screw this up!” But what romance would be complete without one half of a couple at least temporarily messing up the best thing that ever happened to them?

As a writer, I can really appreciate this book on levels beyond the story itself. The writing is superb. The suspense builds and the story twists and it’s all done with skill and finesse. And such a sense of humor! I particularly liked many of the supporting characters, and I think there’s a lot of depth in some of those people and relationships. Also, I’m a tiny bit in love with Jake. But I digress.

This book is fun and sexy and intriguing. You won’t be able to NOT laugh out loud. You should read it—if for no other reason, then because this is an author who’s going places, and you’ll want to start following her right now.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Thanks to a certain author who wrote an absolutely fabulous could-not- stop-reading-until-I–finished-it-book, I missed an entire night of sleep. I was dragging all day at work, and I should know better than to start a new book so late at night, but All Worth It! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the RULES OF PROTECTION!! Debut author, Alison Bliss, has given her readers gold! Pure Gold!! You do not want to miss this incredible love story!

It starts out with her heroine, Emily, out with her friends in a crowded club to celebrate her birthday and they are trying to convince her she should hook-up, but she’s not so sure. A tall, mysterious, handsome guy (Jake) catches her eye from across the room, but another guy approaches her and comes on strong. She tries to ditch Sergio, the second guy, and finally succeeds with a little help via an impromptu ravenous kiss from Jake. That kiss might have been meant to throw Sergio off, but it sets off the sparks to the chemistry flowing between Emily and Jake. When Emily decides to follow Jake deeper into the club she inadvertently witnesses a mob hit. Once again Jake comes to her rescue by getting her safely out of the club. Turns out he’s with the FBI and there undercover to watch Sergio and his mob boss. It becomes his job to get Emily safely into Witness Protection and keep her safe until it’s time for her testimony. When Plan A doesn’t work out he has to improvise and comes up with Plan B, in other words he drags the City girl off to the middle of nowhere where she is completely out of her element. The suspense plot of this story is so brilliantly written, with plenty of twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the end who can and can’t be trusted.
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Fantastic debut novel from author Alison Bliss. A great combination of small town romance, suspense, and snarky humor that kept me turning the pages. After witnessing a horrific crime our heroine is whisked away, given a new identity, and temporarily put under the protection of Jake Ward. When Jake realizes she is still in danger he takes matters into his own hands and does the only thing he can do. Kidnaps her!! Really a very entertaining read that I recommend to everyone!
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I'm really disappointed that I didn't love this book! One of my favorite book bloggers raved about this book, and I almost always agree with her reviews, but not this time. It was just sooo drawn out, with ridiculous and goofy situations. "Emily" caused almost all of those situations with her childish and fickle behavior. I started skimming through the pages after a certain point, tired of the redundant scenes between Emily and Jake. They fight, almost have sex, but stop just before the deed, then go back to being "this isn't a real relationship, it's only for the job". The suspense of waiting for them to finally admit their feelings for each other was nice, at first, but after the 5th+ time, it was annoying. Without giving too much away, the whole thing with Jake going rogue, and everything that went along with that, didn't seem believable at all. I rolled my eyes and forced myself to go along with the ridiculousness of it, for the sake of it being a fictional book.

The author's writing (not the plot) is great, but I just couldn't get into the book. Take my review with a grain of salt, though, since so many others LOVED this book!
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This is one of the best books I have read by a first-time author EVER! What an AMAZING debut by Alison Bliss!

I absolutely adore this book. It has everything I look for in a good book: humor, romance, characters that are a little peculiar, and suspenseful events. I love all of the oddness that made up this zany cast of characters. There were times when I laughed out loud and times when I cried. Alison Bliss truly created characters that I want to invite into my life and spend more time with. What I enjoyed even more though was the writing style of the author. This book was written as though I was sitting down listening to someone tell me a story. There weren't ridiculous amounts of time spent on details that distracted me from the story being told. There was no fluff, just pure storytelling, and that is what I like when it comes to a good book. I cannot wait to read more from the Tangled in Texas series.
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