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Playing by the Rules (A Portwood Brothers Novel Book 2) by [Robertson, Emily]
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Payton always had one rule she lived by, no boyfriends until after college. No one seemed to agree with her, even her own mother who had her at age sixteen. Returning to school after an accident that flipped Payton’s world upside down left her feeling out of control. Holding on to her rule seemed to be her only lifeline.

Josh had been letting the past rule his life for too long. Finally being at school, he’d become his own man, and he’d been putting all that behind him. Just when he thought he had it all put together, life got crazy. Not only did his ex show back up, but Josh also found he couldn’t get Payton Whitmore out of his head.

Once Josh convinces Payton to give him a shot, she’s so closed off that he wonders if it’s even worth it. Josh can tell there’s something special about Payton, though, and as soon as he goes all in, he’s ready to show her that some rules are made to be broken.

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  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545321876
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012BVECS6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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When i began this book, i was slightly mislead because it took a while to warm up. But the more i read and the further into the story i got, i am happy to say that it actually turned into a good book!!!
Josh is studying sports and enjoying school and spending time with his friends. His ex plays him like a fool and really messes with his emotions. Its not until Payton comes into his life, that he compleately removes the ex and sets his sights on 'his future'...
Payton is suffering since her accident! She was pretty much top of the class, but now with her headaches, memory loss and the fact that her mother is on life support, she wonders how she's going to cope! Its not until she meets Josh and she decides to brake her 'no boyfriend' rule, that her life begins to brighten up!
The story is really quite emotional and yes, complicated in places, but once it picks up it really is has a wonderful flow that unfolds into a really heartwarming story! Im looking forward to the next book in series and getting to know the characters even better!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING DEBUT NOVEL! 26 February 2017
By Allison Michaels - Published on
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Payton Whitmore has one rule--no boyfriends until after she’s earned her college degree. She’s determined to not follow the same path her mother traveled when she had Payton as a teenager. This resolve is further cemented as Payton struggles to keep up with her schoolwork after a tragic car accident leaves her with a brain injury that compromises her short-term memory. With her mother in a coma, she vows to keep her nose to the grindstone in order to atone for the falling out they had shortly before the wreck.

Josh Portwood is finally free from dwelling in his brother’s shadow at college. He lives life to the fullest each and every day as graduation approaches. All of his carefully laid plans are thrown for a loop when his ex resurfaces with a plea to get back together, which closely coincides with his first encounter with Payton. Much as he tries, Josh can’t stop thinking about Payton.

When Josh finally convinces Payton to give him a chance, it takes some coaxing on his part to get her to loosen up and give him a chance. But he’s nothing if not steadfast in his efforts to show her that it’s okay to bend and break some rules. It’s up to Payton to decide if the risk of straying from the path she’s painstakingly laid is worth the reward of spending forever with the man who’s shown her how to live and love.

What a powerhouse of a story! I rode an emotional rollercoaster from one chapter to the next as my laughter turned into tears and then back again. The realism of the characters—both primary and secondary—blew me away. This is proof of Ms. Robertson’s ability to expertly craft a story with descriptive narration and natural dialogue that places readers in front-row seats as each scene unfolds before them in living color. I couldn’t turn pages fast enough to see what would happen next, and yearned for more when I reached the last one. Thankfully, this is the first book in a series, and you can bet that I’ll read the other installments soon to learn more about the other Portwood brothers. If their stories are even half as good as this one, I’m in for a real treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome first book! 11 July 2016
By Mary A. - Published on
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This is Emily Robertson's first novel and she has started off with a real winner. I love Josh and Payton. You could feel from the beginning that though they had some rocky roads ahead of them that they were both strong enough to see this to the end.

Payton's been through a lot and Emily does an awesome job writing her pain, both physically and emotionally. I had a hard time focusing on life, wanting to just read it straight through!!!

Josh is the man for her. He sees the Payton he loves and he's willing to stay the path until their future together is secure.

This was a great first book in this series. It left me anxious to read the second one, wanting to see more glimpses of their lives together!
5.0 out of 5 stars The writing is amazing. Josh is another perfect book boyfriend 29 August 2015
By kristen - Published on
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Read this book. You won't be sorry. I adored the characters. Payton especially. Her dealing with her TBI injury was interesting and her memory issues, made my heart break for her sometimes. Plus dealing with was happening at home had to be hard. The writing is amazing. Josh is another perfect book boyfriend. He was amazing and understanding and he even had his short comings. It's nice to read about a book boyfriend who has other things going for him, besides his abs. There's issues with him and his twin brother, who I loved, Jax and those feel so real. The family scenes in this book all feel real and it gives the book something extra. I adored it. I can't wait for Jax's book!
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet romance but have Kleenex ready 4 July 2016
By Nikki Young - Published on
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This is the first book I've read by Emily Robertson and I really enjoyed the development of Josh's and Payton's relationship. I was disappointed that several questions weren't answered in this book. For example, I'd have liked to have known how Payton's relationship continued with her dad. Overall, I enjoyed the characters and story and will read this author's second book to see what happens to the characters.
4.0 out of 5 stars Young love 6 January 2017
By allison - Published on
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I just finished reading about Josh and Payton, I really enjoyed how the story developed. It wasn't just read , love marriage . The relationship involved very real characters and close friends and family. It drew me into the people lives so much I already purchased the other books

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