Unwritten Rules by M.A. Stacie

Unwritten Rules by M.A. Stacie
Release Date: Jan 27, 2011
Publisher: TWCS Publishing House
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Elle is an energetic, independent woman with a successful business and new start in the big city. The bustling streets of New York are not what she expected, yet she finds the freedom exhilarating. One interaction at the mailboxes with her shy, strikingly handsome neighbor is all it takes to turn the strong- willed young woman into a bumbling mess.

Jonah Quinn is withdrawn for good reason; he harbors a dark secret. He lives his life in the shadows, playing his music in late night bars and hiding himself from everyone but Elle's cat. His tattoos bear his pain while his music is his outlet, but it is his silence that keeps his shame at bay.

Can one night of passion between the two of them lead to more than casual glances exchanged at their mailboxes? Will Elle be strong enough to help Jonah with his personal demons. And will Jonah break his silence regarding a past that haunts him?

The Rules for this relationship are Unwritten. A story of longing, love, and forgiveness.

Elle and Jonah live in the same apartment building and only see each other when they go to their mailboxes. They don't interact with each other except for chase glances. With the help of Elle's cat and Jonah coming to her rescue, they start to explore their feeling and she finds out that he's the one that needs to be rescued.

I like Elle and the fact she isn't a pushover. She wouldn't/couldn't give up on Jonah, no matter how much he wanted her to. There is a lot more to her attraction to Jonah then just the physical and she showed that by staying there at times when most people would of run.

I really wanted to know, but was afraid to find out what dark secret compelled Jonah to live almost completely cut off from the rest of the world and feel he's not worthy of being loved. I was always on guard for which Jonah would appear on each page. Would it be the painfully shy Jonah, the very sexy and confident one or the angry and sarcastic version. All versions were him trying to keep Elle from getting too close.

The chemistry between Elle and Jonah was tangible from the start and only intensified. I hope, but don't know if I could be as strong as Elle was in those dark moments.

A very well written and intense love story with raw emotion and passion that will captivate you from the start.

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