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Peek Inside Rules of Entanglement

Pretending to be engaged to Vanessa MacGregor isn’t so bad. But while acting like they’re in love in public is doable, once they’re inside and heating up the sheets, the line between pretend and reality begins to blur

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Seven days. And seven rules to break…

District Attorney Vanessa MacGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned—and it starts with the seven rules she’s laid out for her future. But as she’s organizing her best friend’s wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa’s best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter…

Jackson “Jax” Maris is focused on surfing, training, and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth, and finds himself having to pretend he’s engaged to his little sister’s best friend, Vanessa. When they’re forced to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa’s long-term plan, he has seven days—and seven naughty nights—to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.


"This book was so ... Ag!! Omg i loved it so much. I liked the first one just fine but this one was amazing. So addicting and from the beginning it captivated me. Those rules? How Jax seemed so adamant so get Vanessa to break them? And holy hell what a hot ride!" - Crazed Bookie

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667949
Series: Fighting for Love, Book 2
Release Date: Mar 31, 2013
Page Count: 397
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: enemies to lovers, fake engagement

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By Baba April 07, 2013

4 stars.****Review posted April 7, 2013

Oh my, this was fun! Gorgeous MMA fighter and passionate surfer dude meets….

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…DA 'princess'

"There a problem, princess?"
Princess? She gritted her teeth. (…)

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"Secondly," he said, interrupting her would-be rant as he dropped his amusement as easi

By Christy April 02, 2013

4.5 Fun and Sexy Stars!

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“I’d rather fight and lose than never step inside the cage.”

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Vanessa is an attorney taking a week off before her best friend Lucie’s wedding to help her out. Jax is an MMA fighter who happens to be Lucie’s brother. Vanessa has a set of rules, 7 of them t ...more

By Susanne May 05, 2015


Omigawd! Straight to favs! *Widest grin on the planet* It was the best contemporary romance that I've read in a long time. With the most amazing hero ever!

Add a laid back MMA surfer who takes charge in the bedroom, a fiery heroine with emotional baggage, a faux-engagement, wedding planning and loun ...more

By • Lisa • April 06, 2013

4.5 MMA crush STARS

I'm in girly crush heaven with Gina L Maxwell's addictive books. After reading (and lusting over) Seducing Cinderella, I could not wait for the next in the series and let me tell you 'Rules of entanglement' was well worth the wait.

Where to start ... This sexy novel is jam packed w ...more

By ❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️ February 05, 2020

4.5 Stars

I think I liked this one even better than the first book. The couple is Jax ( Lucie's big brother) and Vanessa ( bff of Lucie) .
Its the week of Reid and Lucie's wedding , but after a food poisoning they have to stay behind until the day of the ceremony in Hawaii, so Ness and Jax will deal ...more

By Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer* May 02, 2013

"Never indulge in the poison of lies."

This book was so damn good. Matter of fact, I'm head over heals in love with this whole series. I can NOT wait for the next installment.

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"Do you have any idea what you do to me? Every time I look at you, I f*cking lose my mind."

The st ...more

By Catarina January 31, 2014

4 Cute Stars

Vanessa has a 7-Rule List to live by. She never breaks them. Breaking them would meant be too close of her past than she would ever want.
But now, her best-friend got sick one week before her destination wedding in Hawaii and she has to go there to settle all the wedding arrangements for ...more

By Wendy'sThoughts August 05, 2016

4.5 Cocky, Stubborn, Delicious, Mindful Stars * * * * */*

January…. First month of the year… time for fresh starts … time to make resolutions….
Well, my resolution was to start my reading with wonderfully, sexy men who fall for women who actually have brain matter.
To experience the igniting of the se ...more

By Sandra April 22, 2013

Welcome to the breathtaking world of Hawaii!  photo hawaii2_zps63600a3b.jpg surfing in hawaii

"Save a surfboard, ride a surfer."

This book made me wish i was a freaking billionaire so i could live in Hawaii. There were so many beautiful places, and i want to see them for myself *sight*, sadly that's no gonna happen anytime soon.

"Dancing is ...more

By Jamie April 20, 2013

Good one!!!

Sexy MMA fighter Jackson...

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Beautiful Attorney Vanessa (The Viper)

The Location....Hawaii..

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Jax is an MMA fighter that lives and trains in Hawaii.. he's not a local but has been there 10 years..his sister Lucie is marrying his best friend, former MM

By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ April 21, 2013

My Jax


All righty, first of all...what the heck kind of rock have I been living under that I have only now discovered the awesome that is Gina Maxwell? Seriously?! This was the first book I've read by her and it was

Vanessa McGreggor has 7 rules that she lives by

7. Never take your responsibili

4.5 stars

I LOVED this book!!! This was one hot little book, wow I cannot wait for the 3rd book to come out.

Okay let’s start…

I got the pics from the authors Pinterest page: (Link below)

Just look at this hottie the author chose for Jackson! Good Lord his ...more

By * Meli Mel * April 15, 2013

***4 Stars***

Vanessa McGregor is in Hawaii, to help her best friend Lucie for her wedding. When Jackson “Jax” Maris, MMA fighter and Lucie's brother, picks her up from the airport late, he informs her that they will have to usurp Lucie and Reid for all of the wedding planning because they aren't the ...more

By Becca June 22, 2013

What can I say? Gina has hit another home run with Rules of Engagement! And dare I say that I think this book is even better than Seducing Cinderella! (GASP!!)

If you have not read Seducing Cinderella, I highly recommend you reading it first before reading ROE. It will help set up the story nicely fo ...more

By Len January 24, 2014

4 Jax Maris Stars

"Always, always, always tell her how much you love her, now & forever, before it's too late."

The banter of Jax & Vanessa, hilarious!!

But when the two are not fighting and challengig each other, oh boy, they are H.A.W.T
I ended fanning myself after I read the sexy scene.

Th ...more

By Sarah March 31, 2013

If you have read Seducing Cinderella then you are aware of the awesomeness that is Gina Maxwell. You met Reid and Lucie in this book. Now it's the next installment, and now we get to know Lucie's friend Vanessa and brother (also Reid's friend)Jax. Vanessa with her "rules" and Jax well.. his laid bac ...more

By Geri Reads April 03, 2013

4 stars!

I'm really loving Entangled's new Brazen line. This one is another hot and steamy read from Brazen.

Rules of Entanglement follows the story of Lucie's big brother Jackson "Jax" Maris and Vanessa "Nessie" McGregor. Nessie is a stickler for the rules. In fact, she has her own "Lucky 7" rules t ...more


Really enjoyed this but not as much as I enjoyed Seducing Cinderella (which I loved!!). I Jax was smokin hot but I wasn't connecting with Vanessa & Jax at all. ...more

By RomanceBookVixen July 01, 2013

5++++ SMOKIN- HOT- SENSUAL- EMOTIONAL- STARS...... I love Vanessa and Jackson. This series just gets better and better. I cannot wait for book 3. ...more

By Pat March 30, 2013

Ms. Maxwell's first book Seducing Cinderella was a skyrocket straight to best seller. I have a feeling her second, Rules of Entanglement, will follow it's path. Lucie and Reid are the amazing couple introduced to us in her first book. We had glimpses of Jackson, Lucie's very protective brother, and ...more

By Hayal September 21, 2017

Kitabı okurken dile getireceğim bir çok şey vardı ama iş yorum yazmaya gelince tıkandım kaldım. Aslında kitap hakkında saatlerce çene çalabilirim. Ve evet seriye ikinci kitaptan başladım. Dan diye! Ne olmuş yani.. (?) Her kitapta farklı karakterler anlatıldığı için pek sorun teşkil etmiyor. O yüzden ...more

By Jane March 31, 2013

ARC provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

“Lucky 7” Rules To Live By
7. Never take your responsibilities lightly.
6. Never indulge in the poison of lies.
5. Never let a fling last more than three days.
4. Never date a man who chooses fists over words.
3. Never date a man who

By Heather April 01, 2013

Attorney, Vanessa Mac Gregor lives a very structured life. She has rules that she has to follow. The rules are safe. The structure is safe. Vanessa has managed to make it through life without complication with her rules. She has flown to Oahu to be the maid of honor in her best friend Lucy's wedding ...more

By Crystal~BIG book addict~ April 30, 2013

Loved, loved, loved it!! Jax and V definitely had sparks flying!

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By Sunny March 30, 2013

Review posted on Kindles & Wine

Let’s cut to the chase, I loved this book! It has my unconditional love! I will be breaking a big rule, ’cuz I am sure that reviewers like me are supposed to come up with something for the author to improve on. Sorry, I thought and thought about it but couldn’t come u ...more

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Gina L. Maxwell

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Gina L. Maxwell

Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since. When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do. You can find her on Instagram at and sign-up for her newsletter at:

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