Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) By Mika Jolie. What’s not to love about a devoted single dad? Nothing in my point of view, I love a story about fate stepping in a bringing two deserving people together in amazing ways. And these two main characters definitely deserve some pushes. This book had me completely drawn in from page one with its well written storyline and characters that I connected with. It’s well paced and the author does a wonderful job of telling a story that kept me hooked until the very end. Sometimes in life rules are meant to be broken, right? I’m giving this book a five star review and highly recommend it. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3)
By Mika Jolie
Rated 5 stars
I was so excited to see this! I loved the first two in the series and couldn’t wait to see if Cam or Luc got a story! My prayers have been answered and this is Lucas’ (Luc). It is a best friend to lovers and add the component of a single dad in there. Kids always make things different and this is no exception. This one is told from Lucas’ POV. He isn’t as harsh as Dean was in his book. I’m guessing it’s because the Dad in him mellowed everything out a bit. There are many great moments and it was nice seeing Cori, Dean and Cam again. Cam was such a little instigator. He is fun and full of wit. I enjoyed what he called Lucas’ ex-wife!! So funny! What a great friend!
A couple of my favorite lines from the story:
“Men might wear the pants but the women control the zipper”
“We are all imperfectly perfect and beauty begins within”
When I started Chapter 38 I couldn’t help the smile that came over my face. Now don’t skip ahead but just know what is waiting for you when you get there.
I enjoy reading Mika Jolie’s stories. She is a one-click author for me. With that being said I didn’t love this as much as Dean/Cori’s, at least until the ending. That ending was wonderful! At times I could see the connection these two have. Looking back…overall it’s a great addition to the series and I eagerly look for the next book. Or really any book by this author :-).
It has been a while since I read a Mika Jolie novel and I forgot how much I enjoyed them. This was a page turner from the start. It centres around the intriguing story of Lucas (the aforementioned single dad) and his best friend Kate. Both burned by previous relationships, they deny their mutual attraction and stay just friends.
When Lucas’ ex-wife tries to gain custody of their daughter, Kate offers her help in an unexpected way. Being a fake fiancé is one thing but what happens when the attraction threatens to take over..?
The attraction between the two main characters leapt off the page. Before they were even together, their innermost thoughts were displayed for the reader and we knew they should be a couple, even if they didn’t! This was a thrilling modern romance set in New York which I loved. The characters were well drawn and believable, the love scenes intimate but not over the top. I was racing through it but didn’t want it to be over. 4.5
This is the third book in this series, it is my favorite yet. I was pulled right into the story from the beginning. This is a friends to lovers story that I had a hard time putting down until the end. Lucas a single dad fighting for custody of his daughter. Kate is best friend’s little sister. One never wants to love again and the other is unsure about a relationship. Great chemistry and growth. You don’t want to miss their journey, worth picking up. I highly recommend this book.
Review by @bjwagner
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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie
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Genre – Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 268 Pages
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Rule #1: Don’t fall in love.
As a single dad, my life revolves around my daughter. No complaints…until my ex-wife forces my hand over custody.
I needed a cover story. In steps Katharine Morello. My best friend’s sister is ready and willing to be my fake fiancée.
Overnight we’re engaged. A temporary arrangement.
No strings attached.
Not quite. The last few months, I’ve been doing dirty things to her in my imagination. But that’s all they’ll ever be. Fantasies.
Rule #2: Don’t give in to temptation.
Neither of us is looking for a relationship. Been there. Done that. Even drank the Kool-Aid.
So, you see, I can resist beautiful, sexy Katharine. It doesn’t matter she’s hot as f*ck with an amazing personality to boot. All I have to do is NOT touch her.
I’ve got this.
Spoiler Alert…One night make-believe merges with reality. Sparks fly—and burn.
Now I want her. All of her.
Rule #3: See rule #1—don’t fall in love.
Man. Hindsight’s a bitch.
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Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. She’s a lover of words, wonder, an old-fashioned, and the whimsical delights of everyday living. When she’s not writing swoon-worthy, sexy relatable romance, you can find her on a hiking adventure, beachin’ it at the Jersey shore, apple, blueberry picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.
A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy.
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