2017 Rainbow Award Runner Up
Maxine Saddler has never been in love.
She knows exactly what it looks like – she’s spent years studying the phenomenon in other people, but her Asperger syndrome makes it far too anxiety-provoking to attempt such a thing in her own life.
Instead, she focuses exclusively on academics. She’s 23 years old, starting grad school, and perfectly content to ignore the world beyond her textbooks. That is, until she meets Ruby Satterwhite, who makes Max want to give love one more shot.
Ruby is the consummate social butterfly – sorority president, extracurricular list a mile long, and stunning to boot. In short, she’s way out of Max’s league, and on top of it all, she kind of hates Max for how she blurts out whatever’s on her mind, no matter how blunt.
But when they’re thrown grudgingly together for a group project in their first class, the heavens open up and the sparks begin to fly. There's only one problem – Ruby’s still pining for her perfect ex-girlfriend.
It’s time to turn on the charm like never before, but can Max master the rules of love?
Praise for The Rules of Love
"I love the two main characters with all my heart... I rooted for them the entire way through. A unique and delightful love story." - 2017 Rainbow Awards judges panel
"Once I started reading, I quickly became invested in the characters and couldn’t put the book down. If you’re looking for a quick, sweet, romantic read, this is a perfect choice." - Amy Herman-Pall, The Lesbian Review
"At the thirty percent mark, I was 100% percent invested and completely unsure how Malone was going to get these two ladies to the happily ever after moment. All I could think was damn, we have major mountains to climb to get to true love. Never fear, our author gets us where we need to be in the most unexpected but adorable way." - Tiff, The Romantic Reader Blog