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Their Rigid Rules (The Chemical Attraction Series Book 3) by [Thompson, Christina]
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Their Rigid Rules is the captivating, fast-paced romantic suspense prequel to Chemical Attraction, the first book in The Chemical Attraction Series.

Taylor Valentine, a senior at Western Michigan University, has had her life planned out since kindergarten. After her parents died while she was still in high school, she had perfected it to make them proud. Now with the help of her best friends, Joe and Eva, she focuses on graduation and a career with romance in the far distant future. However, when the visiting professor enters the lecture hall to a four-weekend Civil War seminar, her perfect plan hits a snag.

As a handsome history professor and former marine, Dr. Stuart Morgan has his own set of strict rules especially with infatuated students. He enjoys his boring yet pleasant life until he starts receiving death threats. With his unwanted bodyguard in tow, Stuart is unnerved by his reaction to Taylor. Their rigid rules discourage all but a flirtation.

As the death threats become evident, the FBI believes Taylor’s the culprit, hindering their budding romance. When Taylor inadvertently becomes the target, Joe and Stuart whisk her away to protect her. Meanwhile, Joe struggles with his feelings for Taylor. He’s loved her since grade school. He won’t let her go and stands in Stuart’s way. The men push her to choose between the lifelong love of her best friend and the true love of her new boyfriend.

With the threats from family and foe pulling them apart, Stuart wonders if they can sustain the stress. Trusting their love, he must somehow convince Taylor to break her rules and embrace a new plan.

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  • Print Length: 366 pages
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  • Publisher: 48fourteen; 2 edition (11 July 2014)
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  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #796,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Rules Are Meant To Be Broken... 25 October 2015
By BeautyFul Word - Published on
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Although this is the 3rd book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone book because it is the prequel for the other books in the series. Taylor is determined to follow the rules she has set in place for herself and is thrown by her attraction to Stuart. Taylor slowly learns that sometimes a plan does not go as planned. I admire her determination and remember when I was in college "with the plan". The characters are believable and concrete even when unlikable. Reese comes across as a jerk but a good guy to have at your back. Eva is outgoing, fiesty and fiercely loyal to her friends.

The pace is quick, filled with action as Stuart and FBI agents are trying to track down who is the perpetrator of the threats. The suspense was riveting as Stuart races to find out who the stalker is. I enjoyed reading the romance between Stuart and Taylor as they allowed themselves to enjoy life but also felt the romance was way too quick as usual in romance books. The magical connection that people who are destined to be together experience always draws me even though it also always annoys me at the same time. I love the idea of people finding true love. Overall, great read for readers who love action adventure mixed in with mystery and romantic suspense.
5.0 out of 5 stars thoughts on their rigid rules 21 October 2014
By hello-booklover - Published on
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this is a great addition to the chemical reaction series. We see how Joe began his career, how Eva met Matt and how taylor found Stuart and became the strong woman she is in the series.

Stuart is Taylor’s professor for a class and in danger. Not knowing who is after him he doesn’t mean to fall in love. But one touch from Taylor, one look from Taylor and he was done for. Trying to keep it cool so neither gets in trouble, he gets to know her by watching football with her. Taylor the quiet girl with a plan sees it unraveling as she catches Stuart’s eye. She doesn’t want to disappoint and fears losing herself and all she has worked for but can’t stay away.

As their romance ratchets up so do the threats to their lives and the danger. Danger of both losing control and their rules, losing themselves to each other and their growing attraction and losing themselves to the danger of the threat to their lives. While this is happening we see Joe take stock in his feelings for Taylor and try to figure out how to keep a promise while letting go and allowing her to have someone in her life.

The danger element is wonderful. It has twists and turns and the one you think is the culprit isn’t. So much intrigue as the story revolves around these two breaking all their rules and going out of their comfort zone because of their love while dealing with threats on their lives and feeling guilt for bringing danger to one another.

A wonderfully written story in which the characters come alive and help drive the plot of the story forward over time. This is a great prequel to the series because it helps to give the background needed without giving anything away. a wonderful tale of intrigue and love showing us that sometimes when we break the rules the most amazing love and story can come about. We learn to adapt and grow while finding what we are missing if we just sometimes allow the rules to bend.
3.0 out of 5 stars Love Triangle 26 October 2015
By Renee Spicuzza - Published on
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Their Rigid Rules (The Chemical Attraction Series Book 3) follows a somewhat traditional format for romances. A girl, Taylor, is met with the personal trauma of the death of her parents and works hard to make her parents proud, excelling in her education. Taylor is met with two different men, one whom she has known her through all of her pain and triumph, and another that appeals to her more logical and academic side. As death threats take an active part in one of Taylor’s loves, life, Stuart, her teacher, all options point to Taylor as the reasoning. Taylor’s two conflicting romances work their best to believe in her and hide her away from the FBI, testing everyone’s faith in one another. Then, the men push her back and forth, trying to get her to choose one over the other in terms of romantic feelings, a relatively difficult thing to do. The plot has been seen before, but the characters have their own development that makes them unique.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Entry in an Enjoyable Series 4 August 2014
By Mae Clair - Published on
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This is the prequel to Christina Thompson’s CHEMICAL ATTRACTION series which I’ve really enjoyed. Easily read as a stand-alone it features some familiar characters from the series in earlier incarnations. Best of all, we get new wonderful characters too.

Dr. Stuart Morgan is a history professor and former marine who has been targeted by a killer. When he becomes involved with one of his students, Taylor Valentine, she finds herself in the direct line of fire as well. Each of these characters has a preset plan to follow on building their future (hence the title). But when Stuart and Taylor hook-up, the rules are bent, even broken.

Toss in an overly protective brother (who isn’t very fond of Stuart) a BFF sister, a flippant bodyguard and several conniving characters, and you’ve got the set up for this great mystery/romantic suspense. Ms. Thompson does a fantastic job of balancing all the plot points for an enjoyable story and a satisfying ending. I look forward to more in this series and highly recommend CHEMICAL ATTRACTION and CHEMICAL REACTION, the other two books in the series as well
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced romance with plenty of action and suspense 11 September 2014
By Kraig L Thompson - Published on
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When Christina told me she was dedicating Their Rigid Rules to me, I gave her a couple of conditions. First, Stuart and Taylor had to be Big Ten Football fans like I am. And, second, if Stuart was going to be a college professor he had to teach history, which is my favorite subject. Luckily, my conditions didn't wreck her novel.

Christina wrote another fast-paced romance with great characters and plenty of action and suspense. I'm very proud she dedicated her novel to me, and I love her for it.

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