Friday, 13 June 2014

Review: Rules of Survival by Jus Accardo

Rules of SurvivalRules of Survival

Author: Jus Accardo
Series: -
Pages: 290
Publisher/Source: Entangled Embrace
Release date: 2nd June 2014

Synopsis (Goodreads): If you want to survive, you have to follow the rules… Mikayla Morgan is wanted for her mother's murder. She's been on the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime. Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She's a piece of work, and Shaun can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her close—he handcuffs them together. As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the rules if they hope to get out of this alive.

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

I’m a huge Jus Accardo fan so the moment I saw Rules of Survival on Netgalley it was an auto click! I devoured this book from the moment it arrived on my kindle, I loved the thrill ride we were taken on, the amazing characters and wonderful romance; it was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down.

Eighteen year-old, Mikayla Morgan has been on the run for over a year, wanted for her con-artist mother’s murder and also by relentless bounty hunters it was go go go right from the beginning.

When Mikayla makes a big blunder by returning to the scene of the crime she ends up snagged by someone her mother had worked with in the past and Shaun Denver, his young partner in training. Shaun was fabulous from his first scene, I adored him and his interactions with Mikayla; he didn’t just hand her over but came to trust what she knew and her reactions. Mikayla was also pretty amazing, she knew how to take care of herself and was always one step ahead of everyone else, she wasn’t without her faults but she was extremely likeable. All of the secondary characters play a pivotal role in the overall story; some were nice enough but others you wouldn’t want to know.

The plot moved at a steady pace, I enjoyed the overall mystery and was keen to know who was after Mikayla and the reasoning behind it all and although some parts I found to be predictable it was entertaining getting to the big reveal. There were some twists I wasn’t expecting and the action sequences were done well and kept me flipping the pages wanting to know more.

Rules of Survival was a non-stop thrill ride filled with intrigue, suspense, romance and amazing characters that oozed chemistry; Jus Accardo never fails to entertain with her wonderful writing and witty dialogue, she’s definitely an auto-buy author for me.

Highly recommended for fans of Jus Accardo and of light-hearted romantic suspense.

Thank you to Entangled Embrace for the opportunity to read and review Rules of Survival.

Jus AccardoAbout the author: Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch, came out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


  1. I've heard great things about Accardo's writing, and one of these days I'm going to discover it for myself. *digs through TBR pile* This story has all of the elements that I look for in a great book too. Win/win!

    1. I have read everything she has written to date and it has all been amazing; I hope you get a chance to read this Carmel, it was great! :-)

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book as much as I did, Sharon. Jus has the knack for writing wildly entertaining reads. Also, Shaun has to be one of my favorite book boyfriends from hers!
    Great review, Sharon.

    1. Wasn't Shaun amazing! I loved this Nick, Jus Accardo can do no wrong.

  3. Ahhh, I keep forgetting I have this. I need to read it!

    1. Ooh yes Nereyda & I can't wait to hear what you think :-)

  4. I am looking forward to reading this one. I've seen several reviews, but you have definitely convinced me to move it up on my list. I purchased it as soon as it came out, but haven't had time to get to it yet. Wonderful review!

    1. Thanks Ellen! This was so much fun, Jus writes the best characters and fabulous story-lines.


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