Rules We're Meant to Break

Rules We're Meant to Break

Honest and full of heart, this clever contemporary romance debut deftly combines utterly relatable family drama with all the sweetness and uncertainy that comes with falling in love. Rule #1: Don't get attached. Amber lives by strict rules to survive her mother?s love life: Always keep your eyes on the horizon and never get close to anyone connected to Mom's boyfriends. But a Honest and full of heart, this clever contemporary romance debut deftly combines utterly relatable family d...

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Title:Rules We're Meant to Break
Author:Natalie Williamson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250313260
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:289 pages pages

Rules We're Meant to Break Reviews

  • Anne
    May 20, 2019
    3.5 stars Well done for a debut novel. In fact I really liked that there are no "mean girls" or other rude and nasty characters. It was a refreshing change. Amber's dad left when she was 5. Since them her mom has dated quite a few guys and Amber has gotten attached to them to various...
  • Barbara
    Jul 17, 2019
    High school senior Amber has learned the hard way to protect herself from becoming too attached to anyone connected to her mother's love life. After all, something always causes the relationship to fall apart, and her mother moves on to someone else, leaving Amber to deal with the coll...
  • Meg Miller
    Apr 15, 2019
    Amber's mom has had a series of semi-permanent boyfriends, and they have tried the blended family thing too many times for her to count but something always goes wrong. Amber has learned not to get attached to the guys or anyone else connected to them, because they always end up leavin...
  • Sarah  (sarahandherbookshelves)
    Jun 14, 2019
    *Received ARC from publisher for review * This was a super cute, quick and enjoyable read! If you enjoy YA contemporary or even just YA I think and recommend you pick this one up!! Amber follows 9 (10 if you include the one included by her BFF Hannah) rules to the T. She made the...
  • Thamy
    Jun 07, 2019
    This is not a romance-centered YA (but of course there is enough romance to satisfy us fans). Amber has learned the hard way to survive the succession of boyfriends her mother gets: she had to create a list of rules not to get attached ever again either to the boyfriends nor to the ...
  • Katy Upperman
    Jul 16, 2019
    RULES WE?RE MEANT TO BREAK is everything I love about contemporary YA. Its main character, Amber, is so easy to root for, its romance is totally swoony, and it?s full of family, friendship, and college-application conflict that rings very true. Plus, Buffy the dog is ADORABLE. One ...
  • Karla
    Jun 14, 2019
    After Amber's mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend, she makes a list of rules to follow to protect her from being hurt and disappointed the next time her mother and her boyfriend break up and leaves them again, so when they move in to Kevin's house with his daughter Cammie who s...
  • Michelle
    Jun 11, 2019
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net** Rules We're Meant to Break is young adult contemporary romance by Natalie Williamson. This might sound kind of weird, but I was immediately drawn into this book because of it's cover. It is not a tradit...
  • Rmsooon
    Jun 20, 2019
    Ive read " rules we're meant to break " it was nice i enjoyed it but i wanted more romance but the family part was good ,, i gave it 3.5 out of 5 ...
  • Cyndi Becker
    Jun 09, 2019
    Rules We're Meant to Break is a heartfelt coming of age story about the daughter of a single mother facing down the upheaval of "home" life by giving herself guidelines meant to keep her emotions in check. As the story opens, Amber does what any normal girl who just had her life upende...
  • Lindsay
    Apr 20, 2019
    Rules We're Meant to Break had potential but lots of things annoyed me which dropped my satisfaction in the story. Amber was unhealthily obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and KU (which at first I thought stood for Kentucky University and then realized it was Kansas). When Ambe...
  • Natalie Williamson
    Apr 19, 2018
    Hi! I wrote this. =] ...
  • B.R. Myers
    Feb 10, 2019
    For eighteen-year-old Amber the rules of survival are all about keeping an emotional distance from the string of boyfriends her mother brings into their lives. With her dog, Buffy, and her best friends, Hannah and Ryan as the only constant in her life, Amber is keeping her gaze focused...
  • Lelia Taylor
    Jun 10, 2019
    3.5 stars The very first thing that struck me in this story is how much I REALLY didn?t like Amber?s mom. If you?re looking for a first class narcissist who cares only about her own needs and has no regard for her daughter?s feelings, this woman is it. She also can?t maint...
  • Becca
    Jun 13, 2019
    Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours, Netgalley & Swoon Reads for providing me with an e-ARC of Rules We're Meant to Break in exchange for an honest review! I actually read this book fairly quick & probably could have done it in one-sitting, if I didn?t depend on naps so much. ...
  • Katherine Paschal
    Jun 13, 2019
    **4.5 Stars** Review can be found at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ Amber made Rules for herself years ago after experiencing another heart break due to her mom's dating record. Amber has made the choice to not get close to anyone since they will soon be out of her life, eve...
  • Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger)
    Jun 05, 2019
    This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger. Rules We?re Meant to Break has been on my radar since it was announced so I was so excited to have a chance to read this cute contemporary debut early! Amber has a set of strict rules she lives by in order to sur...
  • Candyce Kirk
    Jun 12, 2019
    Rules We're Meant to Break is everything you want to find in a contemporary. It's cute, there's some romance, great friends, animals, a fandom and some sweet family moments. Amber's childhood has been influenced by all of her mother's decisions when it came to her love life. There ...
  • Prerna Pickett
    Jun 11, 2019
    I absolutely loved this sweet, romantic debut by Natalie Williamson. Here are some of my favorite things about Rules We're Meant To Break : *Amber: She's a teen. She's real. She's flawed. She's fighting her feelings when all you want is for her to finally admit them! *Jordan: He's th...
  • Elizabeth
    Jun 14, 2019
    The second half of this book was better than the first and pretty close to five stars. However, the first half was a touch slow, and overall I noticed some inconsistencies (D-1 vs. D-Two; it should be DI and DII but that's getting into semantics) that prevented me from giving it a full...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jun 04, 2019
    After yet another of her mother's failed relationships, Amber established a set of rules to protect herself. However, after living by these rules for several years, she began to realize that they were keeping her from enjoying a multitude of wonderful things. ? Pro: I am going to ...
  • Terina Atkins
    Jun 16, 2019
    Rules We?re Meant to Break by Natalie Williamson- Students will be able to relate to Amber. She lives with her single mom and has endured several boyfriends moving in, becoming ?family?, and then moving out. She?s tired of getting her hopes up and her heart crushed, so she make...
  • Kayla (booksandbloomies)
    Jun 16, 2019
    Amber has many rules, but the top one is to never get close to anyone who is connected to one of her mom?s boyfriends. This isn?t something she usually has trouble with, but when her and her mom move in with Kevin, her mom?s boyfriend, everything changes. And things get even more...
  • Brittney
    Mar 05, 2019
    *Thanks so much Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for an eARC of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.25 / 5 stars Rules We?re Meant to Break follows a girl who abides by a set of rules so that she can survive her mother?s romances. Amber is used to th...
  • Laura
    Jul 14, 2019
    I only continued reading this book to see when Amber would blow up on her mother for her selfish behavior in relationships. Who acts like that? Just move with her boyfriends without really talking or seeing how that is affecting your child??? (Ok, I get some people act like that, but w...
  • The Belle
    Jun 06, 2019
    All the stars. Detailed review to come. ...
  • Tucker
    May 08, 2019
    rule breaking are my buzz words. because... i love... to shatter ALL THE RULES ...
  • Samantha Hastings
    Feb 19, 2019
    Amber?s learned from past experience not to get attached to her mom?s boyfriends or their relatives?they?re not going to be around forever. She even has a set of rules to remind her not to get attached. Her senior year is starting and they?re moving into her mom?s newest bo...
  • Lost in Book Land
    Jun 11, 2019
    Happy Tuesday (A.K.A. New Book Day)! I have been waiting to post this review because I wanted to put it up closer to when the book came out. Then my own personal life got busy and now here it is! I did receive an ARC of this book a while back from Swoon Reads so thank you so much fo...
  • Charlotte
    Jun 12, 2019
    An insightful and emotional read that had me in tears a fair few times.    My heart ached for Amber. From being a freshman in high school that felt the need to have 'rules' to protect herself.....to being a girl in her senior year, afraid to break the rules and get attached. ...