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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Lucy Berson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance, (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie. I have read most of this author’s work and I can honestly say, I truly enjoyed them all and this book was no different.
This could be either a forbidden friends type of a book or even a best friends little sister book but either way it was a fabulous read. Lucas wants to focus on his life with his daughter but his ex wife is wanting to make things extremely difficult for him. When his best friends younger sister, Kate, who is also a great friend to him, comes up with a way to calm the bitter custody battle. She will become his “fake” fiancé. Sounds like an amazing plan….. except that Lucas has been having thoughts about Kate for a while now…. and Kate has always had a crush on Lucas. What could possibly go wrong, or right………. All I know is that this is definitely a must read!! You will fall in love!!

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad romance (Platonically Complicated book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad romance (Platonically Complicated book 3) by Mika Jolie
5 stars

What a book. I love single dad romances, along with friends to lovers and this was both.
Lucas and Kate are close friends and when Lucas is in a custody battle , Kate steps in to do the unthinkable. As they set rules for this unexpected journey, they realize they’re guarding themselves but also secretly hoping to break every rule they make!
I was hooked from page one,and while this is book 3 it read as a standalone. I only wish we got kate’s POV in some scenes.

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Rules of Engagement by Mika Jolie – Review by Krystal Gaston

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement by Mika Jolie is book three in the Platonically Complicated Series. This is a cute story with just the right mixture of romance, comedy and sex scenes. The story is told from Lucas’s point of view and you get a front row seat for everything that is going on with his nasty ex wife. I love the relationship between Kate and Lucas, the way they are as friends is fun and relaxed, they are comfortable with each other, they trust each other. Then you add in a small complication that is a blessing in disguise, as they figure out how to make things work, along with if they should act on their hidden desires. Can they take that next big leap? Or will everything end when their fake engagement does….

Reviewed by @krystalgaston

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review By Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement is a brilliant friends to lovers read that is fast paced and easy flowing and has you hooked. This is my second read from Mika Jolie and has proven again how great her writing is, it has given me even more reasons to read more of her books and what else is to come to this series.
She has created a brilliant plot line that could really be a real and relatable thing. She has created lovable and relatable characters in Lucas & Kate.  You will be captivated by this story from the start and you will be eagerly following our main characters Lucas and Kate’s journey. These two have a great connection and chemistry right from the start and it only continues to grow.
This story has romance and some steamy scenes, there is plenty of bantering, back and forth and flirting between the two main characters. It was good just to see two genuine brilliant characters get a story worth reading.

I really enjoyed this book and was so glad I got the chance to delve into this author’s writing. I highly recommend this read, you will not want to miss it.

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie – review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie is the third book in this series and my favorite yet.i was drawn in from the beginning and couldn’t put it down once I started reading. The story flows well,characters are well developed and they make you feel like you are going right along with them. This is a friends to lovers story that will take you on a journey.These two have great chemistry Sometimes Rules are meant to be broken. Wanna find out what happens? I highly recommend reading this Book to find out.i can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dads Romance (Platonically Complicated, #3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Michelle Mulvey

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mika Jolie….nothing more is needed. I have NEVER read a book by her I haven’t loved. This is no different. The written was perfect, the characters were great and the story was 5+ stars!

I really couldn’t say anything bad about this book. Lucas has custody over his daughter Emma. She means the absolute world to him. He would do anything to keep things justbthe way they are. His ex wife is back and wants to take him to court for custody saying he’s an unfit parent and he has different women around him all the time.

His best friend’s sister who happens to be one of his best friends poses as his fake fiancé. The only problem is, Lucas is extremely attracted to Kate and she has started in some of his hottest fantasies over the last year. Since Kate and Lucas are so comfortable around each other, it’s easy to pretend. They even kiss in public to make it known. However, Kate’s brother isn’t to happy about this plan. Before long, Kate and Lucas are sending flirty texts and then Lucas sends Kate a picture he normally wouldn’t send someone. One thing leads to another and they end up making a deal of what they are willing to do during their fake engagement.

The only rule is, they cannot fall for each other. What are the chances of that happening between now and a week from now when Lucas has to go to court? I say very likely!!! Will this ruin their amazing friendship they have had for over two decades or will they both be able to get past it?
Such a great book!!!

Review by @xchellex

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I absolutely adored this story. I’ve been so lucky to read a few books by this author now and I love her writing style, she always manages to sweep me up in her stories and I can never put them down until I have finished.
I fell in love with Lucas straight away; he was just such a genuinely lovely person. He had clearly been hurt in the past but the devotion he showed to his daughter was admirable – it was clear just how much she meant to him. I loved that the story was written from Lucas’ point of view it was nice to see the male side for once.
It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Kate either – I really, really wanted the two of them to end up together – I thought that they were perfect! Although we didn’t get any POV chapters from Kate we did get the little input from her blog pieces which gave a little insight into her as a person.
I thought that this was a really, sweet story with wonderful characters. I 100% recommend it and can’t wait for more from this author again!
@katiem

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) By Mika Jolie – Review by Katie Kearney

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3)Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance by Mika Jolie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated #3) by Mika Jolie – Review Lisa Helmick

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3)Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance by Mika Jolie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 :-).

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Rules of Engagement: a single dad romance (Platonically complicated book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Natalie Hanley

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3)Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance by Mika Jolie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

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