Aug 26, 2015

The Aubrey Rules by Aven Ellis ~ Review

Happy release day to The Aubrey Rules by the lovely   Aven Ellis! 
The Aubrey Rules

Some of the Aubrey Rules to Live By:

*If I’m going to indulge in French fries, I must add extra time to the treadmill the next day.
*Always keep your work and private life separate.
*Being open to new experiences will never involve eating kale.
*Never, ever date a professional athlete.

For Chicago social media professional Aubrey Paige, the rules are everything. So much so that Aubrey has painstakingly written her rules for living into a polka-dot Kate Spade notebook that she carries with her at all times. It’s her personal guidebook to living her life. These rules are the Holy Grail—ones never to be broken. They guide her actions for everything, from dealing with workplace drama to finding a great guy to date. After all, these are her own rules, built from her life experiences and observations. So they have to be perfect, right?

Or are they?

Because when Aubrey meets a cute Canadian, she suddenly finds her rules being tested and challenged in ways she never dreamed possible. Beckett Riley is the shy, quiet, determined captain of the Chicago Buffaloes, a hockey team on the verge of turning the corner to becoming a winning organization. He’s Aubrey's opposite, with so many qualities that Aubrey had listed as ones she’d never want in a man.

Yet Aubrey finds herself drawn to Beckett in ways she’s never known. And when she unexpectedly finds herself working with Beckett, she wonders if rules are meant to be broken after all . . . 
At First Sight
I love the cover to The Aubrey Rules. Aven has a wonderful cover designer and I love the detail that gets put in to each of her covers.

Characters and Relationships
You are going to love Aubrey and Beckett!  They make a fantastic couple and compliment each other so well.  I love how Aubrey has her set of rules, but at the same time, is willing to alter or maybe even ignore them when she sees that they really don't have to always be set in stone.  We all learn as we progress through life and Aubrey learns through her experiences in this book that not every rule she has made for herself is one she really needs to live by.

Beckett is such an amazing character.  He is pretty much everything you would think a professional athlete wouldn't be.  He is shy and doesn't like putting himself out there on social media but with Aubrey's help, he learns to grow and progress from his awkward introverted self and become more like the guy he is on the ice in his relationship with her and with his fans.

Is This A Kissing Book?
Of course this is a kissing book!  Aven is my girl when it comes to bringing the heat but never too much for my liking. Aubrey and Beckett were an amazing couple and I enjoyed watching their relationship progress page by page.

Don't Leave Me Hanging
This is the first book in Chicago On Ice Series but as with all of Aven Ellis's books, this one ends and can be read as a stand alone and you will be satisfied at the end without a cliff hanger.

The Best Gems
  • The Rules
  • Amendemnts
  • Notes
  • Banana Spots
  • The Love/Hate of Social Media
  • French Fries
  • Hockey (of course)
  • Holy Grail Mascara
  • Check Yes 
The Sum Up
The Aubrey Rules was yet another hit from Aven Ellis.  Her books and her writing are always fun and flirty, filled with fantastic fashion and very endearing couples.  I particularly loved how Aubrey and Beckett complimented each other so well and drew on each other's strengths to make themselves better in areas that they needed to improve. The greatest relationships I have seen in my life come from helping others and having them help and share their abilities with me and I feel like that was presented so well in this book.  I loved every single page of it.

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About the Author

Aven Ellis
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.

Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.

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  1. ooh this one looks really interesting, I always love reading some really cute romances! :D

    1. Aven's books are so much fun! You would probably love all of hers if you like cute and fun. She always has fantastic humor and awesome characters! Thanks for stopping by today!