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Rules, the conclusion to the binge-worthy Greyford High Series by Anna B. Doe is available now! Check out my review and grab your copy today!

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𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕪𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕕 ℍ𝕚𝕘𝕙 #𝟛

ℝ𝕦𝕝𝕖𝕤

𝔹𝕪: Anna B. Doe

𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Contemporary, New Adult, Sports Romance

ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: Nov. 08, 2019

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Rules by Anna B. Doe is the third and final installment of the Greyford High Series. This series has followed a group of six friends, three couples, as they go through high school, learning about friendships, life, love, and themselves. Although Rules can be read as standalone, to understand the full story of these characters you should read Lines and Habits first. If you have not read the other books in the series, read this review at your own risk because there may be spoilers from book one and two.

Rules is somewhat of a recap of the things that were happening with other characters in Habits, but it’s also MORE because this time around we get a deeper look into what was going on with Max and Brook. Two characters that although we KNEW… we didn’t KNOW, especially Brook Taylor.

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Brook Taylor had three rules.

#1: Don’t form attachments.
#2: Don’t let your guard down.
#3: Do NOT, under any circumstances, fall in love.

And she broke them all…

❝ I created the rules, three golden rules to keep me alive. Three golden rules to survive. And then… then I broke them all. And now, I’m paying the price.

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Brook Taylor has always kept her cards close to her chest. Even her best friend doesn’t know the secrets Brook keeps. Brook learned a long time ago that you don’t form attachments, given the opportunity the ones closest to you could hurt you the most.

❝ Love is just a hindrance. It makes you weak and vulnerable. You open yourself up for people to see, even if it’s just a glimpse, and they’ll find weaknesses to exploit. People hurt people. And those who are closest to you have to most power to do so.

Brook has had a tough life. Her whole life has been one struggle after another. Brook made a set of rules to keep her focused on her goal, finishing high school and getting the hell out of town and far away from her mother.

Maximillian Sanders, the rich boy, the hotshot hockey player, the bad boy who’s actually a really good guy. For a while when Max first started at Greyford High, he had a crush on Rules Teaser8Amelia, Brook’s best friend. A crush that he thought was love. But Max, being the good guy that he is, knew that Amelia and Derek were meant to be together. So even though it crushed him, he helped Derek win her back.

Now he’s focused on overcoming his own problems and making it to the Ice Globe Tournament, and winning so that he can ensure his spot at one of the division one colleges to help lead to a career in the NHL.

From day one, Max and Amelia have been at each other’s throats.

❝  It irritates me.
Infuriates really.
It thrills me.
At the same time, I love and hate the little spark that he sets on fire every time we face one another.

Max is the complete opposite of Brook. He’s the golden boy, she’s the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s the quiet wallflower, he’s the outspoken star athlete.

But when Brook takes pity on Max and helps him with academic work that he’s struggling with, things between the two of them start to change. The more time the two spend together the more time Max can’t help thinking that maybe he had it wrong all along… But Brook makes it almost impossible for you to actually get to know her.

Will Brook break her rules for him?

This jaded girl is hiding something and Max is determined to pull back her layers and see what’s underneath… but will he be strong enough to handle what he finds?

Can these two get over what’s holding them back before they miss out on what they could have… together?

You’ll have to check out Rules to find out!

❝  Brook wants me to be a good little boy and follow her rules, and any other time I’d listen, but something about her wakes up a rebel in me, and he wants to break them all.

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I have been DYING for Brook’s story since she was first introduced in Lines. I always knew that there was MORE to her story, that she was hiding something… something awful. Rules deals with some difficult subject matter, it’s not an easy read. But it’s exactly how I knew Max and Brook’s story would be. Heartbreaking, emotional, and angsty af, but you can NOT put it down.

❝  My darkness is my own, and I’m not going to taint anybody with it. Especially not him.

Once I realized that Habits and Rules were going to run concurrent, I was a little disappointed, I thought oh lord, the same story all over again?! Boy was I wrong. Now that we have Max and Brook’s POV, it’s like we are seeing Lines and especially Habits in a whole new light. We see how Max was still reeling dealing with Jeanette’s eating disorder, how he first reacted to finding out about her relationship with Andrew, we see Max dealing with his confusing feelings towards Lia, from thinking he was in love with her, to realizing he was in love with the idea of her. To FINALLY, seeing Max figure out his feelings for Brook, and trying to convince her that she’s not a replacement for Lia, she’s not his second choice, she’s his ONLY choice.

❝  You’re not tainted, Brook. You’re a survivor, a warrior, and don’t let anybody take that away from you.

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❝  There is something about Brook Taylor that draws my attention, and no matter how long or how hard I stare at her, there is always something more to see, something more to discover about the girl who holds all her secrets close to her.

I have NEVER hurt so much for one character they way I do for Brook. She has endured so much in her young life. Her childhood was downright painful, to put it mildly. Brook’s mother, Josphine, mentally and physically abused her… not counting what she allowed Rules Teaser6the people in her home to do… and continuously chose drugs, alcohol, and men over Brook. But despite her mother’s epic failures at being a decent mother, Brook has grown to be a strong and independent young woman. But because of the life that Brook has been forced to live, she keeps her feelings and emotions locked up tight, shying away from any form of attachment and shouldering her burdens all on her own. Brook has always been a bit of an enigma, and now after finding out why she is the way she is, heartbreaking.

❝  I want your all, Brook.

I adore Max. I know he’s supposed to be this “bad boy” but even in the other books, I only saw him as a good guy. He’s the sweetest boy, and I adore how protective he is of Jeanette. We were able to read her story in her POV in Habits, but being able to read Rules Teaser 1Max’s POV has me seeing her story completely different now. Max’s life may seem perfect on the outside but things aren’t always the way they seem behind closed doors. Max is a protector at his very core and exactly the type of guy that Brook needs. Even though Brook doesn’t need saving because she’s perfectly capable of taking care of herself, just like she always has, Max is just the type of guy she can lean on and help shoulder some of that burden she’s been carrying by herself for so long.

❝ Although Brook Taylor doesn’t need a savior, I need her to be my redemption.

No matter how different Max and Brook are, they are absolutely perfect for each other. Unfortunately, it takes them an awfully long time to catch up on what everyone else around them seems to have already figured out. Brook and Max’s relationship is a slow burn, they go from enemies to somewhat friends, to… more. As always, nothing is ever easy for Brook and there are a whole lot of ups and downs before these two will get their happily ever after.

❝  We’re all broken and jaded in our own way. The only difference is, some of us are better than others at covering it up.

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I have been enthralled by this series from the very start. Anna B. Doe is a brilliant author. Doe has created these characters and each and every storyline with such depth that it makes it so easy to immerse yourself into the world that she’s created. I love that she’s not afraid to dive headfirst into the tough stuff. Doe has written about some heavy subjects in this series, especially in Habits and Rules, but the way she’s written them opens your eyes to those subjects, but they are handled with sensitivity to those who may have triggers to the subjects being discussed. I feel like I have been waiting on Brook’s story from the very first chapter of Lines and Doe did not disappoint.

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❝ Everybody who comes in to your life is there for a reason. Everybody. Don’t forget that. You can try and resist it, you can try to run away from it, but love will find you and it’ll make you fall nonetheless.

Rules was the perfect ending to this beautifully written series. Max and Brook’s story was well worth the wait, but I can’t believe it’s over. Amelia, Derek, Andrew, Jeanette, Brook, and Max have all left an impact on me and I won’t be forgetting these characters any time soon. I have been so invested in them ever since the release of Lines and even though I’m glad to see them all get their happily ever after, I’m also sad to see them go.

If you enjoy angsty YA/NA reads, then Rules, as well as the rest of the PHENOMENAL Greyford High Series, is going to be right up your alley!

❝  You made me break my rules.

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ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖’𝕤 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Rules is an absolutely amazing ending to the Greyford High Series! I have been DYING for Brook’s story since she was first introduced in Lines. I always knew that there was going to be MORE to her story. Rules deals with some difficult subject matter, it’s not an easy read. But it’s exactly how I knew Max and Brook’s story would be. Heartbreaking, emotional, and angsty af, but you won’t be able to put it down! Anna B. Doe has created these characters and each and every storyline with such depth that it makes it so easy to immerse yourself into the world that she’s created. I love that she’s not afraid to dive headfirst into the tough stuff. If you enjoy angsty YA/NA reads, then Rules, as well as the rest of the PHENOMENAL Greyford High Series, is going to be right up your alley!

🔥🔥🔥🔥 – Max and Brook’s story is a bit of a slow burn, they are frenemies for quite a bit but there is ALWAYS that sexual tension between them. When they both get out of their own heads and realize what they have right in front of them… things heat up and sparks are flying!

🌪 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 –  Nope, no cliffhanger. This is the ending of the Greyford High Series. Brook and Max do finally get a happily ever after, BUT they work for it, in my opinion, more than any of the other couples in the series! I also loved the extended epilogue, if you have a chance to check that out, it’s just the icing on the cake!

⚠️ 𝕋𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 – Rules deals with some pretty tough subjects that could be considered triggers. Unfortunately, I can’t list them as they would give away major spoilers. But just know, this is not a light, easy, read.

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“The hell, Brook? What are you doing here?”
His light eyes look at me expectedly, making me nervous. Sighing, I get in a sitting position and pull the blanket tightly around me. Unlike Max who seems comfortable even though he’s virtually naked, I want to keep every possible barrier between up.
“I was trying to sleep before you barged in and woke the whole neighborhood.”
His eyes narrow at me. “In my bed? What are you doing in my bed, Brook?”
“Jeanette let me crash here for the night,” I summarize the facts. He doesn’t need to know more than that. “She said you’ll be out and she’ll let you know, in case you do come, that your bed is occupied. Apparently, she forgot.”
“Apparently,” he agrees stoically.
The silence falls over us. I stare at him, partly because I don’t know what to say, but a small part of me can’t avert my gaze from his body.
God, he’s beautiful.
While most of our class is consistent of boys, Max is all man. He’s tall, well over six feet and towering over me. His body is toned and lean, every muscle sculptured to perfection.
Imposing.
Just like his attitude.
“Whatever…” his arms disentangle and fall to his sides as he walks to the other side of the bed. Or what would be the other side of the bed if I didn’t sleep in the middle.
“W-what are you doing?” my voice stutters as I watch him pull the blankets aside and sits on the edge.
“What does it look like I’m doing? Going to sleep.”
“In here?”
“It’s my bed.”
“But I’m sleeping in it,” I point out.
Looking over his shoulder, his gray eyes find mine in the darkness. “Firecracker, it’s my bed. Either you sleep in here, with me, or you go and find another place to stay.”
My mouth parts, but no words come out. Is he for real? Apparently, he is because he lays down, pulling the blanket to cover his almost-naked body.
Jumpy, I move, leaving one big gap between us.
“What will it be, Brook?” He turns to his side, leaning against his forearm. “Are you staying or are you leaving?”

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Anna B. Doe

Anna B. Doe is the author of the New York Knights series, Underwater and brand new unnamed (14)Greyford High series.

She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with a little extra spice.

When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book, you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows.

Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood. She is currently working on various projects, some more secret than others.

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