A sweet and funny easy-to-read novel…
- Skinny dip (her idea)
- Prank someone (his idea)
- Stargaze (her idea)
- Kiss someone (his idea)
Leo Zimmerman has had a crush on his curvy best friend Kylie Jenkins since forever, so When he discovers the girl with a flair for baking has a newfound plan to rebel against her overbearing parents, he’s determined to be the one to help her carry it out. Who better than a self-proclaimed rebel like himself to show her the ropes of letting loose?
Sure, taking her to her first high school party, helping her sneak out of the house, or watching a sunset together isn’t exactly a hardship, but much harder is masking his feelings the more time they spend together. And when he suggests adding “kiss a boy” to Kylie’s plan and she accepts…suddenly all his dreams seem to be coming true.
But Leo’s got a secret that could change everything between them, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes to the surface.
Something you need to know about me is how trash I’m about YA romance novels about friendships that evolve to something more. That’s the main reason why I asked for the opportunity to review this book. Thank you so much Entangled Teen for still trusting me with your author’s babies.
Being this baby the first book I’ve read by this author I kind of wanted to be surprised by her writing style but that didn’t happen, overall the book is pretty solid with a good plot with some exciting twist just to keep it spicy. Hope did surprise me because I did not expect Leo’s secret to be that sort of thing.
Kylie is this sweet goody-two-shoes girl, she kind of reminds me of Lara Jean @ToAllTheBoysIloveBefore, with a bratty little sister who dares her to step out of her comfort zone and she does it by creating a list of adventurous and illegal things she wants to do before her senior high school year is over. She never expected Leo, her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend (see what I did there 😉, to be the one who helped her complete her list and fill the blank spaces. But as you already know, Leo is infatuated by her and see this as a change to spend more time with his crush and maybe make her fall in love with him.
What I liked more about TRoR is that isn’t only centered in the kids and how rebellious they are, but also the importance of the family and how your parents opinions actually matter when you’re in high school. They’re not military-kind-of strict parents but have set up rules their daughters have to follow and all of that is having their best interest at heart. I really liked that.
That being said, The Rules of Rebellion was everything I expected it to be. A sweet and funny easy-to-read novel about friendship, family and how love can be right in front of you waiting for you to notice it. I wish I had read more books like this one when I was in high school all those years ago. Definitely what sixteen year old me would have liked.
Thank you for reading this review and see you next time 🙂