Breaking Rules (Breaking #1)
Sometimes, the lessons of childhood are damaging enough that, by eighteen, you’ve figured out some rules so you don’t repeat your parents’ mistakes. For Mandy, that meant finishing her last year of high school, going to college, and then returning to small-town Sugar Creek to live a solitary life as a writer.
That was the plan, and her main rule for avoiding complications and staying on track was to never, ever, EVER let someone get too close.
That was before she met Gabe.
And when Gabe starts to awaken emotions she’s never experienced, Mandy suddenly begins to question every belief she's ever had.
She can’t be falling in love, can she? That would be the biggest mistake of her life, wouldn’t it? Could she break one of her most important rules—for Gabe?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Self-publishing star Tracie Puckett introduces readers to Mandy Parker, a high school senior with iron-clad plans to graduate, go to college and become a writer—all while avoiding messy emotional entanglements. It’s clear from the start of this fast-paced, playfully written novel that fate has other designs for Mandy, thanks in large part to her burgeoning friendship with Gabe, a handsome and mysterious philanthropist who holds the key to her future. Breaking Rules is the first book in Puckett’s young-adult Breaking series. She does a great job with this star-crossed romance, drawing out the will-they-or-won’t-they tension and throwing in a surprise ending for good measure.