USA Today Bestselling Author
When it comes down to acclaim in the yearbook, my class rank would probably earn me my only entry, but very little else. I don’t wear cosmetics, do my hair or really give a damn about my appearance in general. I don’t need to be cool, and I’ve managed my high school career navigating all the different groups from the nerds to the jocks to the theatre kids and the band geeks.
Kicking off senior year, my only focus is to make every AP class count and keep my grades up. Shouldn’t be hard, particularly with my so-called untouchable status. Oh yeah, imagine that—I had a reputation. Hadn’t been a blip on my radar until the end of junior year when one of the girls’ dropped that little nugget on me. Apparently, the guys at school considered me the best girl to hang out with for fun or homework, but nothing else.
While I’m not looking for a date, it’s a little hard to swallow that I ranked as the best bud and tutor, but would definitely never fall into the Girl Most Likely To Get Asked Out.
Pfft. What did I care? One more year and I was off to college, so what if the numbers of female friends I used to have drifted off and I’d scored a permanent seat in the friend zone. I had subjects to study, grades to maintain, and colleges to get into. Fine, I didn’t care about the rules or status before, and I wouldn’t now.
181 class days to go, and I’ll graduate. No problem, right?
This is a reverse harem and the author suggests you always read the forward in her books. This is the first in a series and the story will continue through future books.
Heather Long has long been a favorite author of mine. It doesn’t matter what she writes, I am pulled into the story and not let go until I finish.
Welcome back to high school, it’s been a long time since I was there and I found myself delighted in the pursuits of Frankie’s Senior Year.
At the end of Frankie’s junior year she made the discovery that her best friends, Cooper, Bubba, Jake and Archie had labeled her untouchable. Now while she’s been totally focused on her goals, she still wanted to experience things, like dances and dates. Unfortunately those four had stopped all of that before it even began, even while they enjoyed those pursuits themselves.
Senior year is going to change all that if it’s the last thing Frankie does. What she really didn’t expect was that the guys, all of them wanted to date her too. This revelation was I believe due to the attention of one French Exchange Student with interest in Frankie. One who helps with the making of a cake for her French class project.
I have many favorite scenes in this book, but I have to say the texts between the guys are my absolute favorites with laugh out loud enjoyment. This is right after the making of the cake.
Archie: Who was she with?
Jake: What do you mean she was with some guy? It’s like 10: 30 at night.
Bubba: Coop? Dude, you don’t drop a bomb like you found Frankie with a guy at her place and then just stop. Who is the guy?
Archie: Are either of you close to their places?
Bubba: No. Give him a minute.
Jake: If he doesn’t answer by the time my shoes are on…
Coop: Some guy named Matthew. French. He came over to make dessert. She’s back… it was a date.
Archie: Who the fuck is Matthew?
Coop: Guy from her French class. They made a dessert. He was at her place for a few hours. Definitely a date and she’s…
Bubba: She’s what?
Jake: She’s all right, isn’t she? Do you guys know him?
Archie: Never heard of him. I’ll find out soon enough.
Coop: She’s happy. Leave him alone.
Coop: You heard her. She wants to date. She was really happy tonight, so leave the guy alone.
Archie: She’s our Frankie. I don’t know who this jerk is…
Jake: What if he’s a perv?
Bubba: I asked her out.
Bubba: Figure I should tell you. Saw her at work earlier. She told me she wants to date. Wants to do all the things we’ve done. Wants to go to dances. I asked her to homecoming.
Coop: Did she say yes?
Heather Long. Rules and Roses: Untouchable Book One (Kindle Locations 2260-2292).
Frankie slowly accepts the fact she’s going to be dating all four of them. However as in everyone’s life nothing is as easy as it seems.
Between a mostly absent mother, the guys, and mysterious roses showing up on her car, I couldn’t put this book down.
This is a long book and we are only two weeks into senior year, it’s thoroughly enjoyable with a bit of heat and lots of simmer. I truly can’t wait for the next book in this series!
5 Contented Purrs for Heather!
USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.
From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.
When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.