Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Aubrey Rules (Chicago on Ice Series #1) by Aven Ellis

The Aubrey Rules-Chicago on Ice Series #1

What They Say:

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 . . .

What I Say:

I would like to thank Aven Ellis for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The first thing I will mention is the gorgeous cover, I love all Aven's book covers but I think this is one of the best ones.

This is the first in a brand new series of hockey hero's from Aven, based around the Chicago Buffaloes Ice Hockey Team.  

We first meet Aubrey when she is dashing off to an interview, but being a little bit dizzy she is running late and literally runs into a hot hockey hero in the shape of Chicago Buffaloes Captain Beckett Riley.  As first impressions go, I think Aubrey created one one of the most unusual ones with Beckett by accusing him of being a serial killer.

What I love about Aubrey is that she has a set of rules that she lives by but she she is also like every other girl who loves fries and a bit like me she has no filter for what she says this makes for some serious laugh out loud moments in this book.  She thinks her life is set but when she meets Beckett she begins to realise that you can't live your life by rules. 

Beckett is shy and quiet, yeah he is hot and I mean really hot, but he is also vulnerable he thinks no one would like him for the person he is underneath and then he is the total opposite the what he is like when he plays hockey.  For me I love all Aven's hero's my part of my top five book boyfriend already included ️Nate (swoon) and Harrison, but Beckett has shoved Harrison down the list, never fear Aven even treats us to a snip from both Nate and Harrison.  

I also love the way Aven writes her characters the banter and flirting between Aubrey and Beckett is fantastic including the nickname she gives him of Captain Smart Ass.

The great thing about Aven's books are that they are all sweet and really romantic in parts but also they make you smile.  Add in a sassy heroine and a sexy hero and you have the perfect combination in a book for me and find that the more I read from Aven the more I love her books and always look forward to the next one and I can say the next in this series is going to be another hottie.

Here's the Goodreads link 

About The Author

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 are her other novels.

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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