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- Publication Date : June 15, 2018
- File Size : 2899 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 222 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1694143953
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B07DLV2VMH
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #183,537 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In Work Rules, Nathan (Mark's best friend) has a rule that he won't date anyone from work. Alex had been in a relationship with a woman for a while and worked at the hospital, so Nathan didn't mind fantasizing about him while he thought there was no chance with him. Of course, he doesn't know that Alex is now single and that he is bi...and Alex is completely enchanted with Nathan after meeting for the first time.
I liked how Alex saw right through the exterior that Nathan tried to project to everyone and saw the person he was trying to hide. Nathan exuded a lot of confidence, but that hid a fear of relationships and getting close with anyone. He definitely had some issues to work through, but Alex was a great person for him to work on them with.
I loved watching their relationship develop, and I loved getting to revisit the characters from the first book. The premise with the rules is fun, and I like how they all tie together with this theme. I am very much looking forward to more books from this crew of friends and see how they break all the rules.
I gave the book four stars instead of five because of all the typos, and because of one consistency issue that really bugged me. In book one Mark and Justin get rings with sapphires in them to represent Emma's birthstone. Then in book two they go to her birthday party in October, which means her birthstone would be an opal not a sapphire.
They work their way through the beginnings of being together. Nathan very insecure. He second guesses every decision he makes. Always afraid he will be hurt again. Alex counters everyone of Nathan's fears, slowly gaining his trust. They move closer to forever, when Nathan's past tears them apart.
I liked how strong the family (real and chosen) dynamic was. Believable characters and a good story line made this a nice book.
That being said, I found the plot to be strained at best. Alex discovers he's bi when he lusts after the very outrageously gay Nathan. And Nathan is outrageously gay so he can warn people away, including the person he most wants to stay. Neither of them seems to struggle too much with the very real potential for issues between them. For example, when Nathan goes on the first date with Alex and dresses in the most flashy way he can for shock value Alex, who is only just beginning to suspect he is bi, takes it in stride with a mental shrug because he sees who the real Nathan is. And then we're told the 'real' Nathan IS the flashy out there twink as much as he is the caring, warm-hearted guy he tries to hide. I found that hard to believe. Or when Trevor makes his dramatic re-entrance and threatens Alex's job because he STILL refuses to work where Nathan works, I kind of rolled my eyes at the improbability of it all. The fact that he made Nathan leave his job the first time was bad enough, but to think he could do it again to someone he DOESN'T know just to spite Nathan, because he is 'a man scorned', is just this side of ludicrous to me. And that Nathan believes him is definitely incredible. For such a smart guy, this last event that sends him running away makes him look like an insecure, immature kid instead of a mature, accomplished ER nurse.
It is for reasons like these that I can't give it the 4-star rating I really wanted to give it. I just couldn't suspend my disbelief enough when it came down to it.