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Author: LK Lewis
Release: September 17, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Morgan Lane has just completed grad school, and has accepted a job at Baylor Industries with the help of her father, who just so happens to be golf buddies with Drake Baylor Sr., CEO. Morgan has lived her 24 years of life under her parents thumbs, and is more than eager to start living life and carving successful career for herself.
Drake Baylor Jr. is being groomed to take over as CEO of Baylor Industries upon his father’s retirement. Although he was raised in an affluent household, his formative years were rough, leading to a string of bad decisions, and hard lived years. In order to take over as CEO, his father has given him a set of rules to live by for an indefinite period of time: No drugs, limited alcohol consumption, and absolutely no relationships whatsoever with women-his greatest weakness. If Drake can abstain from those three things, work hard, and gain his father’s trust, he can have the keys to the Kingdome.
Drake meets Morgan on her first day at Baylor Industries, and the phrase “love at first sight” doesn’t even come close to describing what is felt between them. Their instant attraction is a magnetic pull that is stronger than either one of them can handle. Now Drake and Morgan are faced with figuring out how to fight for their future together, hoping not to get caught “Breaking the Rules”.
Author’s Favorite Quotes from Breaking the Rules Part I
by L.K. Lewis
“Mr. Baylor, I can assure you that although our fathers are golf buddies and that may have helped to secure my position here at Baylor Industries, I am a bright and competent person, who has worked very hard to forge a career on my own, even though I’m only about two hours into it. My mother may think that a well-fitting dress, highlights and a smile can take you far in the corporate world, but I believe that while that may help with first impressions, you have to actually use your brain to get the job done,” I answer confidently, trying my best to keep the stank off my tone.
L.K: This quote from Morgan perfectly depicts how strongly she feels about starting a life and career for herself. As an adult living out from under her parents control for the first time in her life, it is so important for her to make it on her own, using her brains, not body. I also love that she has a little attitude, and is not afraid to use it, however her years of etiquette lessons prevent her from being too unprofessional.
“IDK my BFF Amanda, they are not from my mom. But the shots came directly from the bartender, so I don’t see any harm in throwing them back and shaking it a little on the dance floor, I’m ready to drop this week like a bad habit!”
“I hear that my BFF Morgie, bottoms up, then booties shake!” Amanda giggles.
L.K: I love this silly banter between Morgan and her BFF Amanda. Their language, or the fact that they call each other BFF may seem a little childish, or immature, but it’s also a reminder that although these girls are now in careers, and further into adulthood, they are still only 24 years of age. Morgan is depicted throughout the book as both serious and career driven, or sexy, sweet and romantic when she’s with Drake. I like the low key, age appropriate way Morgan and Amanda interact, it reminds me of how I still giggle with my sister Lauren (also my BFF) even though we are now in our 30’s!
“You are the most beautiful and intelligent woman I have ever met. I find myself completely awestruck at your understanding of our clientele and the insight you have given as to how to meet their needs. You have definitely proven that you have the brains to get the job done. I’ve done my best to actually listen to you during our meetings, but quite honestly, all I can really do is think about your soft sweet lips and how I want to hold you and kiss them for hours at a time. I steal little glances into your eyes, but have to tear my eyes from yours when those glances meet because their intense hazel color makes my pulse race. I want so badly to be with you. To get to know you. To make love to you. To feel your breasts in my hands. To taste you. I was jealous of Adrian on Friday because I felt a familiarity between the two of you, and I want us to have that. When he got in the elevator with you, I suddenly felt my chest tighten with the fear that he had the chance to do everything with you that I can’t, and it tore me in two.”
L.K: This quote is from Drake, and it is the first time he reveals that he has feelings for Morgan He is also apologizing to her for making an inappropriate comment in the elevator, which is somewhat comical to me, everything he has just done with her in the office elevator is extremely inappropriate, yet it was his words that offended Morgan. . I love that he has just been so domineering with Morgan, but lust, and maybe even a little fear or jealousy softens him a bit as he tells her all of the sweet and sultry things he thinks of when he thinks about her.
“You know my father got me the job with your dad’s company, and until about five seconds ago, I felt very fortunate to be working with you. To answer your questions, Drake, Adrian was my college boyfriend. I broke things off with him before we graduated. He wanted to get serious, and I wanted grad school. I had no idea he would be bringing his company’s business to Baylor, but you should thank your lucky stars he has because I’m pretty sure my being on the account sealed the deal, and your father now stands to make a considerable amount of money because of it. I pretended to have just met Adrian because I didn’t want our past relationship to hinder our chances of working with his company. Another thing; yes I told you I was yours, and I meant it, but that was right before you told me we didn’t stand a chance of being together, so I guess I’m not really yours now, am I? Why would I want to give myself to you anymore when you have such disregard for me or my feelings? May I remind you that although I’m out to dinner with someone I consider to be an old friend, you are on an actual date! A fucking date, Drake! With the same girl you started flirting with just moments after declaring we would never be a couple, which was just seconds after I offered you my heart. So don’t you dare try to throw that in my face. I’m not yours, Drake, and according to you I never will be, so step aside and let me out of this goddamn closet you so rudely pulled me into, I have to get back to my friend.”
L.K: Until now, Drake has been leading Morgan on. He gives her hope that they can be together, then breaks her heart. Morgan shows her true colors in this quote. She finally stands up for herself and her heart, and yells at Drake for basically being so careless with it. She even gets in a few jabs here and there which shows a bit of spunk and spirit, which I love. This perfectly depicts Morgan. She is smart, strong, and independent, but also has a sweet heart, and a huge capacity for love, and Drake is the person she’s trying to share her love with.
About the Author
Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon. While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa Owner.
When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband. You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting swhen The Bachelor/Bachelorette or The Walking Dead is on. Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!
Author Social Media Links:
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