Breaking The Rules Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Breaking the Rules blog tour. It is a wonderful book! I have a review for you all and a giveaway!

Breaking the Rules
By: Melinda Dozier
Crimson Romance
Releasing July 8th, 2013

A forbidden love affair in the past has led Hope Robinson, a middle school principal, to Harbor Bay, Florida, where she commits herself to play by the rules. This can be difficult for a perpetual klutz, who—even strapped in a cast—has to uphold a competent attitude at all times.

Luckily, she has Dr. Colin Calaway on her side, a widower and father of a student, who is ready to give love another try. When Colin convinces Hope they should explore the connection between them, a steamy romance develops, though it could destroy them both. They must decide if their jobs—and their hearts—are worth the risk.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

My Review
Hope Robinson is great principle and doesn't want anything to stand in the way of her doing her job. When she meets the widowed father of one of her kids she is immediately attracted to him but knows it would be bad for her career to get involved. Dr. Colin Calaway works hard whether it is at being a doctor or a single dad he does his best. When he meets Hope he knows he just has to get to know her better. Even while Hope tries to stay away it's hard to do when they are thrown together all the time. When a busy body  sticks her nose where it doesn't belong they have to decide if it's for the best if they separate or if they should be together.

Hope has been hurt before and she is a little afraid to take a chance and worries over her job. She is beautiful, smart, very hard worker and can sometimes get tongue tied. I love how she gets all twisted around Colin. You can tell she has good mothering instincts as well with she acts around Jason and the kids in the school. Colin is a sexy single dad, a hard worker, can be sweet and loves to tease. He is an awesome dad and tries not to let his past tragedy get in the way of his life. Jason is a great kid. He gets into trouble but usually he does have good reasons for doing so. He really shines in the end of the book.

This is a wonderful book. I fell in love with these characters and wanted them to get together so bad. You can see the chemistry between them but it's the little things that make them great together and have you cheering for them to make it work. The teasing they give each other, the sharing of their past or even the way they get tongue tied around each other it's those small things the author adds that let you see them falling for each other. This book has one twist I didn't see coming and it only makes me love Colin even more. I have to say Jason really helps the story a lot as you can see how a kid in a situation like this may act. The author has done a fantastic job writing this book and it's one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good love story. The only thing I would have liked to see was Hope poor a drink on Tim lol. You have to read this and mix sure you will agree.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Author Info
Melinda Dozier lives in Guatemala, Central America, with her husband, three boys and German Shepherd. She enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her boys once they’re grown. Learn more about her at
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  1. Well, for the most part I haven't broken the rules, but I think it depends on the circumstances... ;)

  2. breaking the rules - certainly not intensionally. but i do have to admit to turning left at a red light. i stopped and there was no traffic, and i made the turn. THEN realized, "WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I DOING?!?!?!?"


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