Breaking All the Rules; Credence, Co #3
(Interconnected standalone within a series)
Publication Date: January 24, 2023
Genre/Tropes: Reverse Age Gap/Small Town/Contemporary Romance
Author: Amy Andrews
Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars
I completely connected with this funny, done-with-the-rat-race book!
Wow, could I empathize with Bea!! I’ve run that wheel of a rat race, tried to impress bosses, co-workers, everyone around me for years, only to reach my stress limits just like Bea. I LOVED joining her in Credence while she veged on her bed binging shows she’s missed that everyone’s talked about, day drinking, not showering, and completely checking out of life while she just needed to recharge on life. This is something so completely relatable and I loved her for being herself.
Then the story just got better….
Bea has a major meltdown and this is the point when she meets the yummy, delicious Austin, who-yes, he’s a decade younger-you go girl!!, who is a cop in town, but even after her meltdown he still manages to knock those dirty socks off her feet!! Well…it takes a few dates, but you get my drift.
In a nutshell, Bea has a wonderful journey back to discovering herself and who she wanted to be after giving up all of those rats. This book is fun, dirty, and a little life affirming. Plus, I always love returning to the town of Credence, but this book is a complete standalone and can be read without previously sampling any of Annie’s pies.
Sometimes you gotta toss your whole life into a burning dumpster to find what’s most important…
Beatrice Archer has always done everything she’s supposed to —worked her ass off, ignored her non-existent personal life, and kept her mouth shut. Now she’s over it. The rat race, respectability…the underwire bras. She’s taking her life back. Starting with moving to Nowhere, Colorado to live life on her own terms.
Now Bea gives exactly zero forks. Beer for breakfast. Sugar for everything else. Baggy sweats and soft cotton undies FTW. Then a much younger and delightfully attractive cop is called to deal with her flagrant disregard for appropriate clothing outside the local diner (some folks just don’t appreciate bunny slippers) and Bea realizes there’s something missing from her little decathlon of decadence…and he might be the guy to help her out.
When it comes to breaking rules, Officer Austin Cooper is surprisingly eager to assist. He’s charming, a little bit cowboy, and a whole lot sexy. But Bea’s about to discover that breaking the rules has consequences. And all of the cherry pies in Colorado can’t save her from what’s coming…
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