Sunday, April 21, 2013

Breaking the Rules - Cat Lavoie

When twenty-seven year old Roxy Rule’s best friend and roommate accepts a glamorous new job overseas, she expects their relationship to continue as it’s always been—carefree and easy—until they share a heart-stopping kiss moments before his departure. Overcome with mixed emotions, she fights the urge to over analyze the situation and resumes back to her normal life in New York City, working for an intolerable boss at a dead end job, creeping further and further away from her own dreams of becoming a professional chef.

While things become more complicated between her and Ollie, Roxy is sure that nothing can come between two lifelong best friends—not even mild jealousy over a thriving career or a silly little kiss that meant nothing. In fact, it was such a meaningless and forgettable kiss that she convinces herself that it’s not even worth mentioning to her fiancé, although it is all she can think about.

Roxy’s already topsy-turvy life only gets more complicated when her sisters Steffi and Izzie suddenly become her roommates. Steffi is six months into a pregnancy she refuses to discuss and Izzie is in the throes of a premature midlife crisis. Roxy tries to take control of her career, her love life and her sisters – but can she really handle it all? And can the Rule family keep it together – or break under the pressure?

First thoughts after.....
hmmm this is a toughie.  There were things I loved, things I liked and things I wasn't happy with.  Also there's things I still want to know!  Well done Cat!
How distracted did I get??
Breaking the Rules is a strangely addictive read.  Roxy is fun but I wanted to jerk a knot in her noggin quite a bit.  This story has a lot of quirky secondary characters including 2 men to love...or hate...depends how you look at it.  Izzie drove me bananas!  I'm thankful neither of my sisters are like her!  LOL  I was so wrapped up in the story I didn't realize it was 12:30 am.  Breaking the Rules is Chick Lit with a twist.  A definite for Chick Lit readers!

I give Breaking the Rules.....
4.5 Baskets!!!!

Author Bio:

Cat Lavoie was born in the small town of Jonquière in Québec, Canada. At the age of nineteen, she packed up her things (mostly books) and moved to the big city of Montreal where she currently lives with her tempestuous cat Abbie—who is both adorable and quite possibly evil.

An incurable Anglophile since her university days where she studied English Literature, she can often be found daydreaming about her next trip to London. Since she’s an expert at the art of procrastination, Cat is easily distracted by cooking and home improvement shows—even though she’s not particularly good at either.

Cat grew up watching soap operas and legal dramas and—had she not decided to be a claims analyst by day and write chick lit by night—she would have probably become a designer suit-wearing lawyer. Or a character on All My Children (which is what she really wanted to be when she was twelve).
Cat is not sure whether she’s a geek or a nerd—and is afraid she might be both. Breaking the Rules is her first novel.

Giveaway: One e-book of Breaking The Rules by Cat Lavoie
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 Connect with Cat! 

Cat blogs about the writing life and posts adorable pictures of Abbie over at the Catenabi Chronicles. Come say hello at: and follow @Catenabi on Twitter.

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  1. Thank you for being a part of the tour!

  2. Thanks for the review, Tobi! :)

  3. I love the bucket review system!
    Any book which captures the reader past midnight sounds like a gem ;)

  4. Loved this book so much! It kept me up past my bedtime, too. ;)