Review: Fair Game (The Rules #1) by Monica Murphy

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Review: Fair Game (The Rules #1) by Monica Murphy DNF
Fair Game by Monica Murphy
Series: The Rules #1
Published by Monica Murphy on May 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult (NA), Romance
Pages: 315
Format: eBook
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Bad enough Jade Frost’s boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round…and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.

Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn’t stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.

When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade’s confused. There’s more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her…or could he?

DNF at 26%

I’d heard a lot about Fair Game. It didn’t quite sound like my cup of tea but the all of the reviews I’d read were raving over it. I was leery – it’s NA – but I decided to read because of The Deal. I read The Deal after reading tons of raving reviews and I loved it. So I decided to try Fair Game.

I should have stuck with my initial instincts – I couldn’t get through Fair Game at all. I tried for some time to force myself through Fair Game but at 26% the heroine, Jade, was on a date with the hero, Shep (I hate that name). They’ve argued most of the time but instead of taking Jade home, Shep takes her with him to his illegal gambling house so he could deal with an angry customer. Jade waited in the car…until she decided to get out…and hang out with some random women outside the illegal gambling house (do college kids really do this??!?). The random women offer Jade some liquor from a flask and she accepts. That had me at WTF already. I decided I’d hit my limit and I was DNF’ing this book when the random girls pull out random cocaine and offer it to Jade. And she accepted.

WTF. What the FUCK.

Look, college kids do stupid shit. Everyone does stupid shit at some time in their lives…but seriously. In this day of roofies and bath salts and other synthetic drugs with God-awful side effects…who the fuck is really going around and taking liquor and drugs from strangers?? Especially if you don’t DO drugs to begin with. I was aghast. These are strangers and HARD DRUGS and liquor that could be tainted. *sigh*

Welp. It wasn’t like I was enjoying myself. I was bored reading about the poor little rich boy who had such daddy issues and the girl he won in a poker game.

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