Thursday, September 8, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Hostile Workplace (Breaking The Rules #2) by A.M. Madden


Title: Hostile Workplace 
Series: Breaking the Rules #2
Author: A.M. Madden
Release Date: September 6th, 2016 


Sam Stanton knows these simple facts:

~ He is a great catch—successful, smart, gorgeous…but the wrong woman caught him.

~ He has the perfect girl who is madly in love with him.

~ He wasted six years of his life by playing it safe.

~ He is damn good at his job and intends to keep climbing the ladder.

~ He can’t get her off his mind or out of his heart—no matter how hard he tries.

But, what he doesn’t know is just as important:

~ Will he ever really move on and forget how badly she broke his heart?

~ Should he settle for a sure thing, even knowing it’s the wrong thing?

~ Can he give up his career for a chance at happiness?

~ Does he correct one mistake with another?

~ What would he do if she were to return?

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About the Author:

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook. A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. "It's all about the HEA."

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She also writes the True Heroes Series for Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.'s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil's Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

A.M. Madden is a Goodreads Author and can be contacted on Facebook, twitter, or at


My Review:

I've read all of A.M. Madden's books and I've enjoyed each one of them. This one wasn't an exception. It as an intriguing story of second chances, jealousy, heartbreak and the strength of a love worthy of a "romance novel" :D The characters are complex and well developed and the story in itself is masterfully written. No matter what you think is going to happen, simply be prepared to be surprised.

Initially, I wasn't a big fan of Sam. To be honest, I really thought he was a prick. And with the little information that was given about Lidia, I wasn't crazy about her either. But once, their past was really revealed, I really fell for them. The heartbreak they went through as teenagers, explained a lot of their life choices and their behaviour. I suppose finding your soul mate when you are 16, is not something you expect to happen. And being betrayed in the worst way possible, by a person you trust is not something you learn how to get over with. The lies and games that separated Sam and Lidia broke them in a way that it can be only healed with the help of each other. And it takes them years, countless hours of heartbreak, anger, tears and devastation for them to find their way back to each other and finally uncover the truth. There were times when I wanted to cry with Lidia or hit Sam with something heavy so he can get his marbles in place, and there were even times when I laughed with them. And I loved every single moment of it.

So if I have to summarise, the book is intriguing and heartbreaking, fun and hopeful. It is the story of two people who found each other as teenagers and were separated in the most devastating way. It is the story of their second chance at love, their second chance at happiness. So don't waste time and #oneclick this great story.


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