Review | The Aubrey Rules by Aven Ellis (@AvenEllis)
13 September 2015
Publisher: Soulmate Publishing
Some of the Aubrey Rules to Live By:
*If I'm going to indulge in French fries, I must add extra time ot the treadmill the next day.
*Always keep your work and private life separate.
*Being open to new experiences will never involve eating kale.
*Never, ever date a professional athlete.
For Chicago social media professional Aubrey Paige, the rules are everything. So much so that Aubrey painstakingly written her rules for living into a polka-dot Kate Spade notebook that she carries with her at all times. It's her personal guidebook to living her life. These rules at the Holy Grail–ones never to be broken. They guide her actions for everything, from dealing with workplace drama to finding a great guy to date. After all, these are her own rules, built from her life experiences and observations. So they have to be perfect, right?
Or are they?
Because when Aubrey meets a cute Canadian, she suddenly finds her rules being tested and challenged in way she never dreamed possible. Beckett Riley is the shy, quiet, determined captain of the Chicago Buffaloes, a hockey team on the verge of turning the corner to becoming a winning organsization. He's Aubrey's opposite, with so many qualities that Aubrey had listed as ones she'd never want in a man.
Yet Aubrey finds herself drawn to Beckett in ways she's never known. And when she unexpectedly finds herself working with Beckett, she wonders if rules are meant to be broke after all. . .
I was kindly gifted a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.
This may be one of the cutest books I have ever read! I loved, loved reading this book and had so much fun learning and reading about these characters. When we meet Aubrey she has a notebook filled with rules and each chapter introduces a new rule, in the first chapter she meets Beckett and from there this book just gets cuter and cuter. The unbelievable happens and Beckett is the new client at Aubrey's work and it turns out that he will only join if Aubrey looks after his accounts and what follows is 1) cute and 2) hilarious.
Aubrey really helps Beckett to open up and loosen up in public but sometimes at their detriment when he's relating to female fans but they work it out and bring out the best in each other.
These two have the best banter and I loved to read them getting to know each other and I mostly loved how Aubrey's rules get more and more amendments, it made my chuckle, you can tell from the rules how much Aubrey is falling for Beckett. He is making her rip the book up and just go with it which I think she really needs.
And let me just say a few words on Beckett aka Captain Smart Ass. You think being an ice hockey player he'd be as hard off the ice as he is on but that is so far from the truth! He is so shy and lovely, I just wanted to reach into the book and hug him. He's also so cute, towards the end of the book he arranges a belated Valentines Day date for Aubrey and the date he arranges would be my absolutely ideal date. Can we put Beckett on order?!
Of course, things get a bit bumpy and I wanted to punch Beckett (not that it would do much damage, lets be honest, it would probably damage me more than Beckett...) but they once again sort things out and Aubrey finds her feet once again.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the next one in the series, I really, really hope it concentrates on Landy (Beckett's best friend) because I really liked the small glimpses of him in this book.
P.S. if you do read this book, the epilogue is currently missing but Aven has tweeted the link to the epilogue.