Rules of the Game by Lori Wilde ARC Review

Title: Rules of the Game
Author: Lori Wilde
Series: Stardust, Texas #2
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books

Just uttering the word "wedding" makes Jodi Carlyle break out into a cold sweat. So a year after she'd been dumped at the altar, and two days after turning the big 3-0, she decides to break some rules—by dressing to the nines, hiring a limo,and crashing a swanky wedding...

...Where she catches the eye of the Dallas Gunslingers' new star hitter Jake Coronnado. He's hot. He's sexy. He sticks by her side all evening. He's the perfect fling. After a wild weekend, where they do everything and then some, Jodi thinks she'll never have to see him again...hey, she's even told him her name is Gwendolyn! But she thinks wrong.

Because guess who's the best man at Jodi's sister's wedding? And guess who's still as seductive as ever? And guess who's determined to turn their one-night fling into happily-ever-after?

Source: Publisher
This is my honest review
Rating: 4 Stars ~ LOVED

I’m back for more Stardust, Texas, and I have to say that I’ve enjoyed being back in this small town. After reading the first book, Back in the Game, I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for the eldest Carlyle sister, Jodi!

Right at the beginning, Jodi Carlyle surprised me with her plan to crash a wedding. She has specific reasons for taking on this stunt, but I love how her inner vixen shines through it all. The newest Gunslinger baseball player, Jake Coronado, happens to be at this wedding, and let’s just say he definitely notices one particular redhead, so much so, that things get pretty wild real quick!

One of the things that made me giggle in this book is that each chapter is titled with one of Jodi’s wedding crasher rules. Titles like Look the part, What happens at the wedding stays at the wedding, and my favorite…Do not have sex in the coat closet.

The heart of this story centers around two good people getting their second chance at love. Jake is ready to find love again, and he seems to know exactly what Jodi needs as she works through her issues. I adored these two together, and I loved seeing the Carlyle family and townspeople interact with each other again. That slightly magical and mysterious hope chest has been passed around again, so I’m looking forward to see what adventure awaits the next Carlyle sister. If you’re looking for something sweet, steamy and small town that’s also funny and touching, then plant yourself right in the Stardust, Texas series!

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