Review: Breaking the Billionaire's Rules by Annika Martin
The mastermind known as Annika Martin has done it again. She has taken the billionaire trope to new levels. With her perfectly crafted story telling mixed with an intelligent and witty heroine, this book is everything you're missing in your life right now. It's not just another billionaire romance. It's about second chances, it's about first loves and learning to forgive.
Story Line: Max and Mia have a past. Like 10 years ago and they're high school seniors. Yeah. Way back. They were in a musical together and sparks went off like sparklers on the forth of July. Their fling ended before it truly began and now we fast forward to the present. Mia has some seriously amazing bff's who are supportive, funny and oh so sweet. They help Mia hatch one of the funniest plans I've ever had the pleasure of reading. You see, Max wrote a book back in the day about how to snag the hottest chick ever. The girls devise a plan to use that book against him. The result is utterly brilliant. However, how long can she keep it up? How long until she can't tell if she's playing the part or what is igniting between them is real? The journey to find out was so freaking good. Trust me, you won't be able to put this book down.
Interaction: The dynamic between Max and Mia is a dream come true for me. They both have these cement walls up to keep their feelings out of their interactions, and it works so well for their characters. But even in those moments of harsh words and heated stares, there's not a single doubt in my mind that these two are soulmates. They give as much as they get. And when everything comes to a head? Absolutely amazing. I truly could not adore these characters anymore than I do at this moment. Mia and her blinged out cat costume. Max and his tough guy exterior. It's all so perfect.
Laundry: Believe me when I say, this slow burn is worth the wait. Max and Mia can't hop into the sack or desk on page one. It wouldn't make sense, nor would it allow for their undeniable chemistry to ignite and spread like wildfire. But when their defenses come down, it makes for some of the hottest laundry I've ever read. Just you wait. You're going to be fanning yourself and looking around to make sure no one is reading over your shoulder because this hotness deserves some privacy.
Depth: I've said it once, I'll say it a thousand times. This is not just another billionaire romance. Mia and Max have a second chance at letting their spark burn. Their past has left them both burnt and hurting. So yes, they definitely start off this novel as enemies. And it is an absolute joy to read as those cement walls come crumbling down and the truth finally arises. There were so many "aha" moments as well as swoon worthy ones too. Max may come across as an uber jerk, but in the end, he made his way into my top ten book boyfriend list. He's that amazing.
Bottom line? Max and Mia will give you ALL THE FEELS. You will laugh, you will shed a tear, and you will be sitting on the edge of your seat praying these two can make things works. Spoiler alert. It's a very happily ever after here.