Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER,
a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story
Leilani Kealoha wants to be set free. Of family expectations. Of generations of prejudice.
Chafing at rules made by the proud Hawaiian men in her family, she yearns to discover herself and hungers to explore the world. Her adventuresome heart? Longs for something even greater, deeper.
The last thing she expects is an East Coast haole surfer to hold the key to everything.
Mason Price is done walking his parents’ path. Done with social acceptance—with cold politics.
On a surfing quest to reinvent himself, Mase finds an exotic beauty standing on his towel. But it’s her feisty bargaining that catches him off guard. When he challenges her with a “Truth or Shots” drinking game, she unwittingly reveals more than she’d intended about herself…and him.
The raw truth stuns him: She’s suffered like he has, is lost like he is—keeps secrets like he does.
But will young love and shared situations be enough to conquer racial and cultural divides?
Lines in the sand…were meant to be crossed.
***RULE BREAKER is a standalone, full-length new adult romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older.***
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Leilani Kaeloha grew up under a set of family expectations including being proud of her heritage. And to commit herself to her life as a Hawaiian. But Leilani has always wanted more. Craved more. She never imagined that more would be found in Mason Price. Mason is over his ever longing need to have his parent’s approval and seeks to take a break and do some self exploring. After a day of surfing he comes to shore and is face to face with a sassy and feisty Leilani. They have no idea they are about to shift the trajectory of their loves. They find out despite their differing worlds, they hold deep secrets that only they both will ever understand.
Mason has no idea what he’s doing in Leilani’s world, but fate pushes him to find out. He is enamored with her. And with him she finds freedom, truth, and a bit of herself. With her he finds so much more than he could have ever fathomed. Their relationship is quite breathtaking. They push and pull in ways that allow them to truly open themselves up to each other. But with racial prejudices surrounding them, their ever evolving relationship faces boundaries that love should never have to overcome. But their love does. It endures. They love deeply and fiercely.
Rule Breaker is a compelling and poignant story that pushes boundaries and challenges the reader in so many ways. About love, your own prejudices, and even feelings on the environment.
The authors of this novel write with such grace and dignity a story like this deserves. The words are poetic and full of emotions. There’s an alluring and addicting slow burn while still being sweet, sexy, and fun. The pacing was perfect as I found it hard to savor each word as I felt the need to turn each page as I got deeper within the story. Their spellbinding and alluring prose steals your breath. They write with a purpose that you feel the characters and their story embed themselves deep within your literary heart. I’ve never read something like this, and I don’t think I ever will. These authors have an innate ability to write like no one else. They deliver and craft stories that do not fit the mold and for authors like them in this world, I am grateful.
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.
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