Breaking His Rules

Breaking His Rules

by R.C. Matthews

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When I landed the best bartending job in downtown Chicago, the rules were as clear as the Grey Goose martini I mixed for him. Don't sleep with the patrons. I had no problem with that. Money didn't impress me. But Damon Baxter's eyes did. Midnight blue, just like the name of his nightclub. The way they undressed me made me consider risking the most sought after job in the service industry. Nailing the position had been hard. Obeying the rules? Even harder.

Good thing I like it hard. I was never one for following orders. For one night with him, I would have sold my soul to the devil. And that's exactly what I did. Let me tell you, hell in the company of Damon Baxter was blissfully hot. I offered him a single night of pleasure, but when he demanded another in that deep and sexy whisper, what could I say? He was my boss, and I always aimed to please...when it pleased me.

He didn't care that I broke his rules. But was I ready to break my own?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158098703
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 26,758
File size: 290 KB

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Breaking His Rules 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
love it awesome storyline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read you will enjoyed this romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me wanting to read more
LittleMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
It's no secret that I don't read many novellas. There's really no massive reason other than I like a full book, you know? I don't want to just get a taste of something and then have to buy 76 other novellas so that I get the whole story. I guess maybe the issue is that I'm cheap, right? Well, whatever the reason, I don't read them very often. Actually, I didn't know that this was a novella when I picked it on NetGalley. All of that being said, this really didn't read like a novella. It was a super intricate and very much complete, story. Which kind of took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting that in the least. I was totally surprised when I started to write this review and I realized it was only 146 pages. That's a good thing! So much detail in so few pages. That's something to be proud of. I liked the main characters (Damon and Samantha) but I don't think that the first interaction that they had together in the book did them any justice. So Sam is a bartender and Damon owns the place she works and I'll just say that the first scene with them was bordering on raunchy. I don't know if I'm becoming a prude in my old age of 36 or what but damn. I totally worked at the wrong places when I was Sam's age. Anyway ... that whole scene just cheapened them. Maybe it's because then they both fell into the dreaded INSTA-LUST. Geez. I think that this is the kiss of death for some books. I just don't see it as being realistic and it's not that books need to be totally realistic all of the time but they need to be at least a tiny bit plausible especially when it's a romance novel. But that's just me. Personally, I'd rather read a book about a love story that is within the realm of possibility. The characters were just okay but the storyline was actually pretty interesting. I liked where it was going and even though it was overly dramatic at times, it was good. The drama stuff came back to the characters again ... they would blow stuff out of proportion, especially Samantha. That was a bit irritating and made me start to lose interest. So not a BAD book, it kept me entertained for a few hours but it's just not something that I'll be rereading, I don't think. Too bad because some of these scenes and situations in the book were pretty good. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Samantha is determined to make it on her own and not be dependent on her rich controlling father. She gets a job as a bartender at the Midnight Blue a hot nightclub in downtown Chicago, however if she plans to keep her job she must follow the rules. Which means you don’t sleep with the customers or your co-workers. These rules are much harder to follow than she thought. I really liked this fast paced read. Damon is very alpha male and Sam is not afraid to put him in his place. The chemistry between these two is very steamy. A hot read!
D-B1 More than 1 year ago
Tantalizing, mouthwatering, outstanding contemporary novel written by the fabulously talented R.C. Matthews. I received an ARC through the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review. Samantha comes from a rich family, leaves home and her domineering father, and gets a job at the hottest, exclusive night club, Midnight Blue, working as a Bartender. There are several rules at Midnight Blue but the hardest one Sam finds to follow is no sleeping with customers and/or coworkers. Sam meets Damon Baxter and is instantly on fire and attracted to him. He asks her to meet him after work and Sam realizes she will break any and every rule to be with Damon for one night of endless passion. Damon Baxter is the billionaire who owns Midnight Blue and after a night of the best sex of her life, Sam doesn't know if she still has her job or not. I loved and enjoyed reading the wonderfully written story line with off the charts erotic scenes and amazing characters.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a very hot and steamy story. Samantha was working hard to make it on her own. Out from under the thumb of her controlling father and her ex-fiance she refused to give up. She was also determined to not get involved with a controlling billionaire after what her ex-fiance and father put her through. Damon is the billionaire that owns Midnight Blue, the club where Samantha started bartending. She doesn't fully trust Damon, but the attraction is so hot she really wants to. I really enjoyed reading this story. Getting to know Damon was wonderful. I was quite shocked at the secrets that came out, but I enjoyed the way things worked out for Samantha.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book by R.C. Matthews. This is the first book by this author that I have read and I am looking forward to reading many more. This book has a wonderful fun story with well-developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. 'Breaking His Rules' by R.C. Matthews is the story of Damon and Samantha . 4.5 Stars! Also I wanted to note that this has a happy ending and is not a continued story! Samantha has left her father, his company and all his money after she had an argument with him over her broken engagement to a man who tried to use her to close a business deal. So Samantha is moving to a new location and has taken a new job as a bartender. There she meets the boss Damon who she is quickly attracted to but his rules are you don't sleep with customer or co-workers. But is he really a co-worker? Damon seems to want her too! They can't seem to fight their attraction to each other. But now her ex is back in the picture trying to get her back. Also it appears that Damon might not be an open book as you would think. I enjoyed this easy, hot read that I could not put down. I hope to see more of Ms. Matthews!!! Please follow more reviews at the below sites:
MBurton More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! This was a hot little read! Samantha was confident and sassy. Damon was confident and commanding. The writing was mature, the story line intriguing and lots of chemistry between the couple. With this being a short story, I didn’t expect it to feel like a full length book. There was more than just these two sexing it up, there was an actual plot going on. I loved it and would read more from R.C. Matthews. ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Sometimes the rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to true love. Breaking His Rules by new to me author R.C. Matthews, is a hot, sexy, and slightly emotional erotic romance that I could not put down. Within the constraints of a novella, Ms. Matthews does an amazing job of defining the characters and creating an exciting plot, while using the beauty of the Chicago backdrop to its full potential. I found the author's combination of the billionaire lifestyle along with the city landscape to be thoroughly entertaining. Samantha Rayne grew up with wealth, under the watchful eye of her very controlling father. She gave it all up in her early twenties and escaped to Chicago to start a new life that she could be proud of. Samantha totally loves her job as a bartender in the most prestigious nightclub in Chicago. It pays the bills and she likes the people she works with. Flirting and sleeping with the owner, billionaire Damon Baxter, is a total rule-breaker, however, she is drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Although Damon is a little older and wiser, he feels the same intensity and pull. They fall for each other rather quickly, but in order to have a future together, Samantha must learn to trust and forgive. This is a scorcher of a read. To begin with, the cover is hot and sexy, which totally drew me in. The sex scenes are seductive and explicit, which makes the connection between Samantha and Damon even more enticing. The author does a nice job of balancing lots of sex with a well-conceived story. If you enjoy erotic romances with a lot of feeling and thoughtfulness, along with a terrific ending, then this book is for you. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Fan, check! Ice water, check! Fast, flirty, humorous and smokin’ hot, Breaking His Rules by R.C. Matthews could be the “IT” read for this summer as two people buried under the structure of rules discover that the number one rule is to Live, Love, and Laugh. So what if they discover Lust along the way, too! Samantha has landed the cherry bar tending job in town, but the rules are strict and they all start with, “NO,” and includes NO fraternizing with the customers, no exceptions. When a clearly wealthy, healthy and gorgeous guy catches her eye, resistance may be futile, but she needs this job and to not be melting into a pile of goo under his gaze. Damon is a man who lives by rules, his rules. Little did he know his own rules would end up kicking him in the backside. Samantha is a goddess and he wants her, every inch of her, only problem? HE wrote the bar’s rules, but can he convince Sam to break them? Guess he didn’t know Sam has her own rule,”Never sleep with the boss.” Who would think being the owner wouldn’t be a perk? Discover the heat that can be created when the rules are thrown out the window and passion reigns supreme. Scorching hot, intimately sensual and filled with witty banter this is more than just an erotic read! This is boy meets girl, girl loses boy and only an act of God can get them back together. Why is it the better they are together, the harder they are to convince? R.C. Matthews deserves a golden pen for bringing love, lust and laughter together in the best way! I received this copy from R.C. Matthews in exchange for my honest review.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
This was a difficult book to put down! I loved the verbal interplay between Damon and Samantha which served to build sexual tension but was humorous at the same time. Hot, steamy sex scenes, yet not crude or gratuitous as some erotica tend to be. Despite the novella length, Ms Matthews manages to attain plot and character depth to keep the reader engaged. A must-read and I'll be looking for more from this author.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Breaking His Rules" by R. C. Matthews is a spicy and steamy romance. This is Damon Baxter and Samantha Rayne's story. Samantha is trying to make it on her own without help from her family. She gets a job bartending at the Midnight Blue nightclub. There are lots of rules such as "Don't sleep with patrons, Don't sleep with co-workers, etc.". Following rules are not an easy thing for Samantha but this job is very important to her. She is willing to follow the rules to keep this job so she can make it on her own. Well, that is the case until she meets Damon the owner of the nightclub. The minute they meet the room heats up and the reader can feel the sexual tension between them. Then they start finding ways to break the rules and really heat things up. This is a spicy romance, but there is so much more. The author does a great job of incorporating a story with steamy sex. There are surprises and secrets revealed along the way. The supporting characters were great too! FYI, includes graphic and mature content. I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing for an honest review.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
This story is smoking hot, sexy, funny and a quick read that will hook you from the first word written. Samantha breaks free from her family and starts her life over. Feeling on top of the world that she snagged an awesome job she meets Damon, the Owner. I love that rules are meant to be broken and are done so, numerous times! I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A very steamy work place love story. Samantha Rayne left New York for Chicago to get away from her controlling father who sabotaged every job she had gotten in hope that it would make her return home. When Samantha finally got a coveted bartending position as at Midnight Blue, Chicago’s hottest night club, she had no idea what she was in for. Billionaire playboy Damon Baxter could have any woman he wanted, but he had set his sight on Samantha. There was a reason he hired her and he had no plans on letting her know the truth. He would follow through with his plan and then set her free. But Damon was starting to fall in love with Samantha. That was definitely not part of the plan. When a man from Samantha's past arrives in town, everything changes. She is afraid of Giovanni and how far he will go to get back together with her. Damon vows to keep Samantha safe. But how will Samantha react when she finds out Damon wasn't entirely honest with her when they first met? Lies, deception, wild passion and new beginnings make this book one I that I was instantly hooked on.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Lust and chemistry vie with alpha maleness & betrayal in a manner that will leave you reeling. Matthews combines the best and worst of all aspects of humanity in this intriguing and unforgettable instalment of her serial. I was captivated by her detailed and intricate storytelling, and floored by the plot that embodied both erotic romance and rising above one’s past. Her descriptions were phenomenally detailed while still allowing readers to use their imagination and place themselves in the middle of the tale. This is definitely a steamy story! The instant attraction between the characters is so blatant that you can’t help but feel it. But Matthews’ story is about more than simply that. I appreciated how well she developed the bar that the characters find themselves in. I enjoyed the bartender lingo that was used consistently throughout. It really helped me get into the main character’s mindset & see things from her point of view. Matthews has definitely created some memorable characters to carry this story forward. I can just picture Damon’s very ruled and ordered life being blown apart by his sexy heroine. These two characters also fit very well together. It was easy to see how they complement each other, without being seamless. I love the little sneak peeks at the characters’ histories throughout this novel. I loved getting to know Damon & Sam better as they got to know one another. There’s more than simply lust between them now, making the entire story more entertaining. Trust and caring definitely play a real role here. Oh, but don’t get me wrong. This one is still as hot & erotic as hell. This story is scrumptiously hot. The enticingly detailed scenes bring everything forward in a way that makes you feel as if you’re really there alongside the characters. Matthews brings everything together while still providing a story packed full of all the steam that we’ve come to know and love from her. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.