Sunday, 23 December 2012

Review of Her Game, His Rules by Piper Shelly

          Laughter , tears, amazement and the need to slap a smart ass 17 year old girl for being rude to a dying woman who abandoned her when she was five propel Her Game, His Rules by Piper Shelly to its ‘ah’ ending.
           Two things I kept questioning throughout the story was why Jona’s mother gave her up for adoption and how the relationship between an angel (Julian) and a human (Jona) would come to fruition. Normally I would skip to the end of the book to find the answers to the persistent questions, but I found this story to be so enchanting and enthralling that I didn’t have the heart to ruin the ending for myself.
         I never would have thought that the love between an angel and a human could break through my ‘angels are great while humans are unworthy’ thinking, but Piper’s wonderfully descriptive story telling not only made it a likely possibility in my mind and heart, but one that I rooted for throughout the book because as Julian said, “Love can never be wrong.”
    Her Game, His Rules was a delightful read and I’m still smiling just thinking about it. 

Here’s the blurb
She’s seventeen. She’s snarky. She’s trouble…
It wasn’t nicking an expensive watch or diamond bracelet that landed Jona Montiniere in the clutches of the police. It was just a darn sweater. After her last spectacular misadventure, the streetwise teenager is forced to return to a mother who’d dumped her in an orphanage twelve years ago. The only good news of the day, the woman’s days are numbered. Cancer. Jona can’t be less concerned about her mother’s suffering, but she’s furious when the judge sends her off to France like a slave where she has to live with a family she didn’t know about. Until she meets her mother’s young caretaker…
Trapped for seemingly endless six weeks in a manor resembling Cinderella’s Castle, the budding friendship with Julian is the only thing that can put Jona off her plan to sneak away in the night. Gorgeous, provocative, mysterious; he’s everything her closed heart desires—and he gives her no chance to deny him. But just when she starts to trust for the first time in her lonely life, Julian awakens her mother from the dead with a simple touch.
Hunting for the truth in a strange new home, Jona unearths broken promises and bitter secrets. Soon she realizes she’ll once again lose someone she loves…unless she gives him a reason to stay. But how the hell do you keep an angel earthbound?


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