Book 1 in the Rulebook series
Maxine Saddler has never been in love.
She knows exactly what it looks like – she’s spent years studying the phenomenon in other people, but her Asperger syndrome makes it far too anxiety-provoking to attempt such a thing in her own life.
Instead, she focuses exclusively on academics. She’s 23 years old, starting grad school, and perfectly content to ignore the world beyond her textbooks. That is, until she meets Ruby Satterwhite, who makes Max want to give love one more shot.
Ruby is the consummate social butterfly – sorority president, extracurricular list a mile long, and stunning to boot. In short, she’s way out of Max’s league, and on top of it all, she kind of hates Max for how she blurts out whatever’s on her mind, no matter how blunt.
But when they’re thrown grudgingly together for a group project in their first class, the heavens open up and the sparks begin to fly. There are only two problems – Ruby’s still pining for her perfect ex-girlfriend.
It’s time to turn on the charm like never before, but can Max master the rules of love?
Reviews for The Rules of Love
2017 Rainbow Awards: “I love the two main characters with all my heart… I rooted for them the entire way through. A unique and delightful love story.”
The Lesbian Review: “Once I started reading, I quickly became invested in the characters and couldn’t put the book down. If you’re looking for a quick, sweet, romantic read, this is a perfect choice.”
The Romantic Reader Blog: “At the thirty percent mark, I was 100% percent invested and completely unsure how Malone was going to get these two ladies to the happily ever after moment. All I could think was damn, we have major mountains to climb to get to true love. Never fear, our author gets us where we need to be in the most unexpected but adorable way.”
Praise for The Rules of Love
“At the thirty percent mark, I was 100% percent invested in the book and completely unsure how Cara was going to get these two ladies to the happily ever after moment. All I could think is damn we have major mountains to climb to get to true love. Never fear, our author gets us where we need to be in the most unexpected but adorable way. The Rules of Love is a delightful read, you can’t go wrong picking this one up.”
“I really loved how these two people who have an inherent problem with communication get over these obstacles because they feel it’s worth fighting for. The characters are so life like and well written that every twist and turn felt organic, and had me invested until the last page of the book.”
“What a delightful story! My grandniece is on the Asperger Spectrum and the way Max’s character was developed was very accurate. Very good character development and the supporting characters were also very well done!”
“I loved seeing both characters work through obstacles and pain to make the relationship work and find their HEA. It all felt very real and relatable.”
“A great feel good story you don’t want to miss out on!”
“This book had me cheering! I really liked how the author made the characters real.”