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Lissa's Review: Rules of a Rebel and a Shy Girl by Jessica Sorensen



RELEASED: August 26th 2016


LENGTH: 356 pages








Willow It started with a kiss and ended with a list. The middle is a bit more complicated. The list of rules is supposed to protect mine and Beck’s friendship and stop us from accidentally kissing again. But most of all, it’s supposed to protect my heart from getting crushed and keep me from ending up broken like my mom. I’ve always been great at following rules. But the more time I spend with Beck, the more I can’t stop thinking about that kiss and how amazing his lips felt against mine. For the first time in my life, I wish I was a rule breaker. But I can never cross that line. Not with Beck. Not with anyone. Besides, if Beck knew the truth about my life, then the list wouldn’t have to exist because he wouldn't have kissed me to begin with. Beck It started with the most amazing kiss ever and led to Willow handing me a list. That stupid list. When she gave it to me, I wanted to shred it to pieces, pull her against me, and kiss her until she realized a piece of paper wasn’t going to stop me. Willow’s been my best friend since forever and she should know by now that I’m not a follow-the-rules kind of guy. She may think that kiss was a mistake, but she’s wrong. Kisses like that can’t be a mistake. Willow and I belong together, have since the day I promised to always protect her from the bad stuff in her life. And somehow I’m going to prove it to her. Just like I’ll always protect her no matter what. A standalone contemporary romance. Suggested reading age 18+


Rules of a Rebel and a Shy Girl, is a story of a girl and a boy. Two totally different people, from different parts of town. That found each other early on, became best friends and their relationship continued to grow.

Willow, my heart just broke for. Her mom would never ever win a mom of the year award. She's a product of her environment. Being scared, worrying about everything, panicking about little things. Though, I could see how her character could be frustrating, I understood her. That's probably why I didn't just throw it aside and start something else.

Sorensens writing drew me in, I felt the characters and their worries. I'm glad I picked up this story of Willow and Beck. And Beck? Is he not the most awesome guy? He wants nothing but Willow and to make sure she's always safe. He's total Book Boyfriend material.

One of the things that really got me. And this may be a spoiler** so stop reading, I don't normally do this.


But the moment that she finds out that Beck loves her. That she wants him to say it, because she's never genuinely heard it aloud before. Umm heartbroken right there.

Even though, this story is an emotional rollercoaster. I truly did love it.

"..while life is filled with imperfections, perfection doesn't exist in rare, beautiful moments. Rare, beautiful moments make life really worth living."

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