Saturday, March 21, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Rules to Ignore (Davey's Rules #7) by Susan Hawke

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Rules to Ignore
Davey’s Rules Series Book 7
Susan Hawke
M/M Romance, Daddy/boy



Davey’s Revised Rule #1: A good Daddy will love his boy with all his heart.

Davey Hendrickson doesn’t mind being forever single when he’s got his bestie at his side. It’s not that he wants to be single. He’s spent most of his adult life searching for his own perfect Daddy. Even if he’s not naturally submissive, someone that fabulous is obviously meant to be a boy… right? Over the years, he’s dated every type of Daddy imaginable but not one of them could come close to meeting the requirements from his ridiculous list of rules.

After losing his husband, Sammy Robustelli has learned to be strong while raising two children on his own. No matter what life has thrown his way, nothing seems too hard with his best friend and roomie Davey at his side. When the two friends learn that people believe they’re a couple, they can’t help but laugh. The very idea is a big joke... until it isn’t.

It only takes a few wake-up calls before Davey wonders what happens if a guy might be in love with the best friend he can never have. It could never work for a pair of boys in need of a bossy top, right? 

Except… maybe Davey doesn’t know himself—or Sammy—as well as he thinks.

This is the final book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys,” and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Grab your fan and tissues because this series comes with both a high heat advisory and all the squishy feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.

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My Rating - 5 Stars!

Susan Hawke's Rules To Ignore, the seventh book in the Davey's Rules series, is an amazing end to this wonderful series. This friends to lovers romance is just what the readers want, with Davey and Sammy finally finding their way to each other.

Both Davey and Sammy haven't been able to find the right person to share their lives with. Sammy lost his former Daddy and is still struggling with his grief, definitely unable to find someone who fits. He does however have his best friend Davey there to help raise his kids. 

What I love most about these two is how close they are as friends. They're touchy feeling, looking like a couple to outsiders. But they never thought about being a couple.

Why? Well, their kinks didn't quite match up, as both are looking for a Daddy.

Davey could never find his Daddy. In this section of his story however, he's now learning that people other than the stereotypical Daddy can be a Daddy. In the process, he finds himself and his lover.  

Their story is one of self-discovery and sexual exploration. It's truly beautiful and heart-felt. I am seriously impressed with the way the author develops these men over time and am thrilled with how it all ends.

Overall, I love Rules To Ignore and the whole Davey's Rules series. If you haven't read this series, you're truly missing out. 

You can start here, with Rules to Follow.

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"I'm here, what can I do to help?" I looked around the crowded club with pride, pleased to see the event had brought everyone out tonight. There were several tables set up beside the bar with the volunteers Preston had lined up to help people check in, with a good-sized line of people eagerly waiting. I found Preston standing off to the side, scribbling notes on an old-fashioned clipboard.

Preston looked up from his clipboard, frowning absently before giving his head a shake. "Nope. I have it on good authority that it's your day off and you’re here to participate. I suppose I can let you skip the sign-up line, but you're not allowed to help."

He unclipped a four-by-six index card and scrawled my name across the top, his pen hesitating before checking the box for Daddy or boy. Preston’s lips spread into a slow smile as he glanced back up. "Did you decide to listen to your friends, or are you staying in your comfort zone?"

"Bitch, please. If you're going to bust my balls, I don't have to be here." I brushed an imaginary piece of lint from the loosely tied black necktie that hung a few inches below the open collar of the purple button-up shirt I'd finally decided worked with the leather skinny jeans I was wearing.

Preston wasn't impressed. He simply stood there leaning on one hip as he tapped a pen against the clipboard. "Well? I'm waiting. Which group am I putting you in tonight?"

I rolled my eyes as I straightened my posture. "Fine. If you must know, Sammy and I decided this would be a good chance to test your silly theory since I've probably already dated any of the Daddies who’ll show up for this thing."

"See? Was that so hard? Say it with me, Davey. I'm here as a Daddy." Preston's teasing was stopped short when a hand settled on his shoulder. He looked up with a sappy smile. "Hello, Daddy. Guess what I'm doing? I'm signing Davey up to attend the mixer as a Daddy himself, can you believe it? He's not sure whether or not he's really a Daddy, but at least he’s agreed to give it a shot tonight."

Bryan's expression was way less surprised than I would've expected. If anything, he looked slightly amused. "I probably should've seen this coming, to tell the truth. I mean, you definitely do bratty well but you aren't exactly the type to follow directions. God, can you remember that awful date we went on? Nope. You definitely don’t like to submit. But hey…good for you, dude. I wish everyone was open-minded enough to step out of their box and try something new. Good luck tonight, Davey. I think you'll find this might be a better fit for you."

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As an avid reader and big romance fan myself, I love sharing the stories of the different people who live in my imagination. My stories are filled with humor, a few tears, and the underlying message to not give up hope, even in the darkest of times, because life can change on a dime when you least expect it. This theme comes from a lifetime of lessons learned on my own hard journey through the pains of poverty, the loss of more loved ones than I'd care to count, and the struggles of living through chronic illnesses. Life can be hard, but it can also be good! Through it all I've found that love, laughter, and family can make all the difference, and that's what I try to bring to every tale I tell.

I'm a happily married mom with one snarky teenage boy, and three grown "kids of my heart." I'm more widely known for my mpreg writings as Susi Hawke; this new name is a departure from that. Whether written by Susan or Susi, the books are filled with that all-important love, laughter, and family I mentioned; the only difference is that this name has no male pregnancy. I look forward to sharing my stories with you, and to bringing more romance and laughter into this world that needs it so very badly.

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