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BLOG TOUR EXCERPT & GIVEAWAYS - The Rule Book by Jennifer Backwood

The Rule Book
Rule Breakers #1

Jennifer Blackwood

Publication Date: May 9, 2016
Genre: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Entangled Embrace

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Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide
1. Don’t call your hot boss the antichrist to his face.
2. Don’t stare at hot boss’s, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!)
3. Don’t get on the malicious first assistant’s bad side.
4. Don’t forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual.
5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog.
6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In.
7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.
8. Don’t break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom.
10. Never forget the rules.


From: Brogan Starr
To: Lainey Taylor
Subject: Meeting tomorrow
Jackson will be out of the building tomorrow. Can you schedule a phone conference with Patrick Duvall tomorrow at 8pm. Tell him we’ll be discussing his client’s growth in media following.
Brogan Starr, CEO Starr Media Antichrist

My heart tapped tiny staccato beats against my ribcage. He’d emailed me—okay, because Jackson was off tomorrow, but still!—to handle someone as important as Patrick Duvall, and he’d snuck in a joke about being the devil. I quickly clicked the reply button and pondered how to respond. The appropriate reply would be a short On it, boss, but when in the past few weeks had I been appropriate around Brogan Starr? No sense in starting now.
From: Lainey Taylor
To: Brogan Starr
Subject: Re: Meeting tomorrow
I will call him first thing in the morning. Hope you get to leave the office soon.
Lainey Taylor
Second Assistant to Anti-Antichrist
Person Suffering from Chronic Foot in Mouth Syndrome

Yes, this email was fishing—and slightly unprofessional. Except he totally started it. I couldn’t help wondering, though, where he was right now. In his office? Back in his barren apartment with Bruce slobbering on his leg? I didn’t even want to delve into the reasons why he might be thinking of me at such a late hour—because Ah! Brogan Starr was thinking about me after ten!
Good thing he couldn’t see that I had the mentality of a middle schooler when it came to my interest in him...which would surely go away sometime soon. Right as soon as I gave up dark chocolate and free samples from Sephora.
A reply came back almost immediately.
From: Brogan Starr
To: Lainey Taylor
Subject: Re: Meeting tomorrow
Who says I’m at the office? For someone who claims to know my whereabouts at all times, you’re doing a poor job.
Brogan Starr, CEO Starr Media Employer of uninformed 2nd assistants

This definitely counted as flirting, right? I wasn’t just imagining it. What did it say about me that I wanted to flirt back? That you’re a normal, red-blooded American girl with a Kindle overloaded (never!) with office romances. I stretched my neck and gave myself a moment to come up with another reply. This was not flirting, this was Brogan being nice, as always, in his witty, typical way.
From: Lainey Taylor
To: Brogan Starr
Subject: Re: Meeting tomorrow
I’ll try to hone my schedule-stalking skills by next month’s meeting.
Lainey Taylor
Non-stalker Second Assistant

From: Brogan Starr
To: Lainey Taylor
Subject: Re: Meeting tomorrow
Good. You’ll know where to find me. Good night, Lainey.
Brogan Starr, CEO Starr Media 
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Jennifer Blackwood
Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.



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