Book Review: Breaking all the Rules by Rachael Richey.

Release Date: 5th May 2017.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Twitter: @RachaelRBooks

Rachael Richey was kind enough to send me a copy of her book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you Rachael!
In this story we meet Kate, she's 26 years old, lives with her parents, has been at her 'temporary' job for 5 years and is getting married to her successful lawyer fiance in 3 weeks, something she is definitely not stressing about! Sure, he might be a little bit boring but she loves him, at least she thinks she does, until her old school crush comes strolling back into town, sending her emotions back to high school. She can't still have feelings for Sam Somerville after 8 years, not least because she is marrying Richard in less than a month. Her and Sam have only ever been friends, she would do well to remember that.

Sam Somerville left town after a tragic accident that he is certain was his fault. He's always had unfinished business in his hometown and he feels, after 8 years of travelling the world, it's about time he went back to settle down. He also thinks that maybe he will get the chance to finally ask a certain someone a question he never got to ask all those years ago. 

This was a fun book to read, I couldn't help but laugh at the situations Kate got herself into and how she just seemed to make things worse for herself, especially with Sam, but I'll get to that in a minute. We can all probably relate to being stuck in a job that we told ourselves we wouldn't get stuck in and even though Kate was bothered by hers, I felt she had a very carefree attitude towards it, at least she had a job while trying to find what she really wanted to do. We meet her at a time in her life where she's a bit frustrated by everything, she's scared of commitment, stressed out about all the wedding talk and not really 100% certain about the decisions she's making. I'm going to be honest and say, at first, her character, with all of this going on, came across as not a very nice person, she seemed whiny and immature, yet other characters would talk about how she was nice and sweet, which didn't really come across to me until the end. Maybe it's just because she was young but I felt she could have been a bit more positive, less moody teenager and not as mean to her Mum at times. However, like I said, she did redeem herself towards the end, so I was happy to see her finally figure things out. 

As for Sam, I thought he was lovely. He had a boyish charm to him and was a little cheeky, considering, even after he finds out that Kate is getting married, he still wants to hang out with her. Ultimately I liked that he left it up to Kate to make her decision about what she was going to do about her upcoming nuptials. The way he teased her about their friendship was all very friendly and playful, so I couldn't help but smile when he was around. 

The interactions between Sam and Kate were my favourite parts of this story but I also enjoyed Kate's best friend Jenny. She was the best, best friend a girl could ask for; always there for Kate with chocolate, cake and wine! 

If you are looking for a lighthearted read, that will make you laugh, cringe and want to grab your girlfriends for a night of wine, chocolate, painting your nails and chit chat then pick up a copy of 'Breaking all the Rules' today.

Happy Reading.



  1. I think this book would be right up my alley! Thank you for the recommendation. :-)


    1. Yay! Let us know if you read it! We love sharing books! :)