Review: Breaking the Rules by Kendall Ryan (Hot Jocks #7.5)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Kendall Ryan returns to her Hot Jocks series with a new novella. Breaking the Rules takes fans and readers back to Owen and Becca Parrish, who originally got their happily-ever-after in the second Hot Jocks novel, All the Way. With this book, however, you not only get one but two stories! Totally did a happy dance when I figured that out once I started reading the book. The second half features a friends-to-lovers short story titled Game for Love, which is about the Seattle Ice Hawks' newest rookie, Preston (whose last name I don't recall being mentioned), and his close friend and roommate, Essex "Essie" Kennedy.

It was fun seeing how far Owen and Becca had come in their relationship, with this serving as the "ever after". It's been eight years since they got together, and while they're happy with their family, it's clear that staying that way does require a certain amount of work, patience, and understanding alongside the unquestionable love they share. It was also fun catching up with the other characters from the series. Then there's Preston and Essie's story, which was a quick read, but a pretty enjoyable one nonetheless. An added bonus to this book is having a few deleted scenes from some of the other books. I suspect Breaking the Rules marks the end of the Hot Jocks series, but it was a four-starred ending.

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Read my reviews for the Hot Jocks series:


Playing for Keeps (book one) - five stars - My Review
All the Way (book two) - five stars - My Review
Trying to Score (book three) - five stars - My Review
Crossing the Line (book four) - five stars - My Review
The Bedroom Experiment (novella) - four stars - My Review
Down and Dirty (book five) - five stars - My Review
Wild for You (book six) - five stars - My Review
Taking His Shot (book seven) - five stars - My Review
Breaking the Rules (novella) - four stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 12 October 2021

Date Read: 09 October 2021

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