Rule No. 1: Do not enter the game unless you intend to finish. Once accepted, there is no escape.
This is a love story, one that comes with rules, expectations, and dark shadows. One where the man who challenges me the most is cloaked in deception. I had no choice but to accept the terms, nowhere to run once the clock started ticking.
Donovan Stone was a man few people dared to cross.
He was dark.
He was dominating.
He was so silent that you had to watch him closely to begin to know what he was thinking.
He was my boss, and the man I should have run from the minute I walked into his corporate office.
Like any bad decision, it took time for me to see the truth about the game I’d entered, for me to understand that it wasn’t the stalker in the shadows I should fear, but the man who pulled the strings.
I had no choice.
At least, that’s the lie I told myself to forgive my foolish actions.
And while running as fast as I could through twisted mazes and deceitful games, I understood that the Rules of Engagement were now my life.
~ Maria’s Review ~
Rules are made to be broken, and no one breaks the rules better than Lily White. Rules of Engagement is a fast paced romantic thriller. While edgy with darker tones, it is tame for a Lily White book. Still amazing, still unapologetically Lily with fantastic twists and surprises, I think this is the perfect novel for those who want to read this author but are too afraid of her work.
Author Lily White brings us the intriguing characters of Mia Jennings and Donovan Stone, in this cat and mouse story. I love the sass in Mia’s inner dialogue. She is smart, feisty, beautiful and desperate, with secrets of her own. Donovan is dominant, cocky, and arrogant with secrets hidden in his past. Their push / pull is intense. The sarcastic banter between them is dry and witty. I actually laughed out loud when Donovan comments on her fitness or lack thereof in one of the early scenes between them. The supporting characters add to the overall mysterious, suspenseful feel of the book.
I love the writing of author Lily White. Rules of Engagement is another hit. If you’re a fan, you won’t be disappointed, even though this isn’t as dark as many of her other books. If you’re new to Lily White, this is the book to start with. She keeps you guessing till the end, taking you out of your comfort zone, making dark fantasies hot and leaving you wanting more. Definitely recommend.
Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.
In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.