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Max and Ruby have fallen hard for each other after a bitter grad school rivalry turned first into lust, and then into love. When the school year comes to an end, they’re faced with a new challenge: a summer apart. They make plans to visit each other, but when Max comes to Chicago to meet Ruby’s family, she brings with her a secret in a small package – an engagement ring thMax and Ruby have fallen hard for each other after a bitter grad school rivalry turned first into lust, and then into love. When the school year comes to an end, they’re faced with a new challenge: a summer apart. They make plans to visit each other, but when Max comes to Chicago to meet Ruby’s family, she brings with her a secret in a small package – an engagement ring that she hopes will prove her devotion. There’s only one problem… Max has never been good at first impressions, and she fits into Ruby’s family like a square peg in a round hole. Everything she says is wrong, Ruby’s perfect ex-girlfriend keeps coming around, and the city is exhausting. It even seems like Ruby is beginning to question whether she has what it takes to navigate life with a partner on the autism spectrum. Is love enough to get them through the summer? The Rules of Engagement is Book 2 in the Rulebook series. It's recommended to read these in order....

Title : The Rules of Engagement
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ISBN : 36179973
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 158 Pages
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The Rules of Engagement Reviews

  • Loek Krancher
    2019-01-03 23:57

    Excellent!Doubts, green-eyed monster, challenges, compromises, separation, fear to lose, two totally different familes, first impressions and a romantic heartwarming last chapter. What an excellent follow up!

  • Kandice
    2019-01-10 22:51

    3.5 stars. I wasn't as in love with this one as other books by this author. I'm still not sure how much is story vs my frustration in the format. This should not be read as a standalone. There wasn't enough rehashing or imagery of the characters for me to be able to jump back on the Max and Ruby train without a review of Book 1. I'm a reader that really needs that to get in to the story. I often find that the lowest common denominator is the driving force in relationships. Here we have not only an extrovert social butterfly mixed with a introvert, but an asperger's introvert. Finding balance in any relationship can be difficult, particularly when there are such opposing personality types. We see Max feeling insecure. Ruby resentful of the social time she is giving up. Meeting The Family. Then both try to escape with sex. I think they're finding their way and what will work for them, but they haven't quite found that balance yet of Me Time vs Us Time. Right now it's all about the relationship and Us Time. I enjoyed watching them continue their journey. I would have liked more initial background to get me back up to speed, but that's my particular issue. I received an ARC from the author for my honest review.

  • Kim
    2019-01-13 00:47

    This book was provided to me free of charge, and I am voluntarily reviewing it.Cara Malone has created two very likable and very human characters in Max and Ruby. They behave the way people their age do, they jump to conclusions, they make selfish and rash decisions, they throw tantrums, and they break their own hearts. What makes the two of them stand out is that, because of the love they have for one another, they break out of their comfort zones and talk (what a novel (pun intended) idea!) about their issues. I like that Ms. Malone has chosen to continue with this storyline, because there is a huge learning curve for a character like Max, who is on the autism spectrum and has to learn to somehow get inside this other person’s head in order to have a healthy relationship. I’m interested to see where their story goes next and how these two continue to grow together.

  • Aris Duarte
    2019-01-02 23:35

    I spend all book suffering for Max and thinking "don't do it, Max, don't do it" but she did it anyways and it made my heart suffer for a few chapters.I can understand Ruby, it made me relate to a situation in my personal life, but I think that when it comes to your very most love one you make effort after effort and I love how Ruby realize that and she did.Oh boy, the sexy times on Book 1 and 2 are amazing, a billion stars for that and I love how there's another book coming January 27!A MUST READ, my wife says that the title of the books gives away the entire plot, but I don't care. Is th flufliest thing I have ever read and I'll keep reading until who knows when. It's that kind of book.

  • Marty Preslar
    2019-01-05 17:51

    Fantastic seriesThe continuing story of Max and Ruby's relationship simply affirms my feelings about the characters and story after the first volume. The writing is wonderful, with expertly executed pacing and authentic story elements that tug at the heartstrings. The chemistry between the two leading ladies is fantastic, though the communication difficulties brought about by their personality differences and Max's Asperger's provide sufficient conflict to make them seem more realistic than many fictional couples. The grand romantic gestures in the series are, perhaps, the finest part of the story.

  • Jamila
    2018-12-19 00:35

    Frustrated with Max's characterI enjoyed the first installment in this series, but I found myself frustrated with Max in the second book. It seems as if Ruby is losing her identity. Everything is about making Max feel comfortable and that's not how relationships work. Ruby was rightfully frustrated at one point, but once again Max's feelings became a priority. I wonder if the wedding will even happen. I'll continue with the series only to see if Ruby speaks up for herself and voices her needs in the relationship.

  • Jessica Roberson
    2019-01-06 18:52

    Endearing This is another sweet Cara Malone story. I enjoyed this sequel because I liked the characters, especially Max. It was touching to see the two of them learn to bend for the other and grow together. Max learns to feel more secure in their relationship and lesson her jealousy by doing so. Ruby learns how much Max truly means to her and ways to make her feel more comfortable in social situations. I've read a few of Cara Malone' s books, and although they aren't particularly long, nor do they dig very deep, I do appreciate them as cute, quick reads.

  • V
    2019-01-05 21:39

    ***No Synopsis***This is the second book in this series and I liked it much more than the first book. In this installment, Max and Ruby are on solid footing to a certain degree and we get a better look at how Asperger's Syndrome affects Max on a day to day basis and the complexities it brings to all her relationships. I saw a lot of growth in Ruby's character and she was much more sympathetic than in the first book. I like how this author portrays a character with a developmental disability with respect and empathy.

  • Janice
    2019-01-03 23:34

    Love this continuation of Max and Ruby's storyI enjoy these characters.and their interactions and real-to-life reactions. If life could be easier, that would be great, but that's often not the case. They may not handle it well, but they handle it.

  • Consuelo Garcia
    2018-12-21 22:29

    Love love Max and RunyI have been excited to read this one. It was worth the wait. I swear I get frustrated with but feel for at the same time. Ruby made me mad a few time but she is perfect for max!

  • Ivanka K.
    2018-12-23 19:55

    Max’s jealousy was annoying and quite disrespectful most of the time.

  • Michelle
    2019-01-05 18:43

    Love the seriesRuby and Max have been a wonderful couple to observe. I love how they both have grown. This is a sweet love story.

  • Margaret L. Hedman
    2018-12-20 23:53

    I enjoyed it.I really liked The Rules of Engagement. Nice to follow Ruby and Max as they go forward with their relationship. You heart goes out to Max as she struggles to fit in.