The Off Limits Rule (It Happens in Nashville #1) by Sarah Adams
I have found rock bottom. It’s here, moving in with my older brother because I’m too broke to afford to live on my own. But that’s okay because we’ve always been close and I think I’m going to have fun living with him again.
That is until I meet Cooper…
Turns out, my brother has very strong opinions on the idea of me dating his best friend and is dead set against it. According to him, Cooper is everything I should stay away from: flirtatious, adventurous, non-committal, and freaking hot. (I added that last part because I feel like you need the whole picture.) My brother is right, though. I should stay away from Cooper James and his pretty blue eyes. He’s the opposite of what I need right now.
Nah—Who am I kidding? I’m going for him.
Overall, I really liked this book. It was cute, fun, pretty light-hearted, and I would recommend it. I have read a few books by Sarah Adams, and while I loved The Match (review here), I hated The Enemy, so I figured this book could go either way.
This book is solidly brother’s best friend trope, and while I am not a big fan of this trope (idk why brothers think they have any say over their siblings relationships??, my brother would get decked if he ever tried to tell me what to do), I really liked the characters, so I didn’t mind it too much.
Lucy is moving home and into her brother’s house with her 4 year old after running into financial and support trouble after she moved away. She is a little crazy and awkward, but very relatable and realistic and was overall fun to read. Cooper is a man who got his heart broken, turned to his womanizing ways, then realized that wasn’t who he wanted to be. I liked him as well, I like how he talks about that was only 1 aspect of himself in his scheme of his entire life to be who he wants to be.
The story did have a bit of an insta-love or at least insta-crush vibe, which I am typically not a fan of as well, but again, I really liked the characters and fun plot so I got over it fairly quickly. If you are looking for a fun read, I recommend this book. It is available on Kindle Unlimited.