Reviewed on behalf of A Book Lover's Emporium
Rule Breaker by Kat and Stone Bastion has a classic story; two souls from different worlds, struggling to discover if their love can rise above the obstacles in the way. I was wanting to find out how their tale ended, what damage to their relationship and other relationships in their lives would result. I was taken on a journey to an island paradise with a Young Adult sweetness and angst to spare.
Rule Breaker was a difficult book for me to review for a number of reasons. I enjoyed much of it, but the pace was slow and I found the lead unrelatable. Mase, the hunky surfer, was a character I really liked. I loved his humor, his strength and follow through. He knew what he wanted and had a plan to get it. Leilani, the heroine, was less clear. She is conflicted, but I didn't feel her emotions as powerfully as I would have liked. Perhaps her immaturity, she is 19, may be why I couldn't connect with her.
The story is slow to start, and I was waiting for the action to gear up. As with the setting and surfer lifestyle, the layed back island relaxed vibe was evident in the story's progress, with the excitment building at around 70%.
There are quite strong themes underling the romance in Rule Breaker, oppression, racism and spirituality are core ideas explored. At times I felt this was more a political statement book rather than a romance.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2378 KB
- Print Length: 401 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion (7 November 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M995QMT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 17 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,445 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)