Published by Sinfully Sweet Publishing Genres: Contemporary
About Playing by the Rules
When Meredith Jane encounters her ex's elder brother at a saucy Valentine's Day party for singles, the last thing she expects is to spend “seven minutes in heaven” with him or to discover that he has deep feelings for her.
Hunter Westbrook adored Merrie long before his competitive younger brother asked her out. Now that Merrie’s relationship with his brother has ended, he faces the hardest decision of his life. Will he risk his relationship with his brother and jeopardize the future of their family's luxury resort empire by pursuing the woman he loves? Or will he suffer in silence to keep peace in the family and risk losing her forever?
Merrie discovers a startling truth: She's been with the wrong brother all along. But as one of the few women on the management team at her firm, she can ill afford to get caught up in the gossip and scandal sure to come if she chooses to be with Hunter. Nor does she wish to hurt Liam's family or disappoint her own.
Hunter and Merrie have spent their entire lives playing by other people’s rules. In a society where perception is everything, is true love worth risking everything they've worked so hard for?
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Meredith “Merrie” Jane used to date Liam Westbrook, but he left her heartbroken, or so she thought. A chance encounter at her friends Valentine’s day party sparks some conversation and quiet time with Hunter Westbrook (Liam’s brother.) These two must search inside themselves and see if what they know about themselves is enough to give their hearts to one another.
Poor Hunter, he’s been in love with Merrie since he first met her but his brother got to her first. Now he has to figure out a way to get Merrie to fall in love with him. The internal dialogue he has with himself as he fights to decide what’s morally right or wrong, helps you understand the back story of him and Liam. At first I was kept saying ‘No, you cannot and will not date your brother’s ex-girlfriend.’ Isn’t this some type of unspoken code? But Hunter doesn’t want to play by rules he wants to break them.
Throughout the book I felt sorry for Merrie, she really fell head over heels in love with Liam, or at least she thought she did. Like most women, we have to really think about our choices in life and see if the person we ‘think’ we love, really loves us, sometimes they might; just in their own way. Merrie is so used to doing everything the way everyone feels she should do it. She doesn’t get the chance to follow her heart and play by her rules until now.
Knowing how their families will feel, especially Liam. Merrie and Hunter take the chance to follow their hearts and play by their own rules in love. After reading this book it made me think about things in life. How many of us have played by rules other people have placed before us? Would you be willing to play by your own?