Blog Tour, Review, Teasers & Giveaway: Fair Game (The Rules #1) by Monica Murphy

Posted May 15, 2015 by Kim in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, In Review / 3 Comments


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Monica Murphy’s Fair Game! This is the first book in her new Rules series and she definitely hit it out of the park. I’m really excited to see where this series goes next.


Blog Tour, Review, Teasers & Giveaway: Fair Game (The Rules #1) by Monica MurphyFair Game by Monica Murphy
Series: The Rules #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
315 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

Bad enough Jade Frost’s boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round…and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.

Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn’t stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.

When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade’s confused. There’s more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her…or could he?



in review my thoughts

I so very much enjoyed this book! I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Jade’s boyfriend betting her away during a poker game, but it actually really worked for me. This book was fun and flirty, sexy and with very low angst.

I liked both Jade and Shep. She was young, but sassy. She wasn’t the type of girl who would allow a guy to walk all over her. As evidenced by the fact that she didn’t waste any time showing Joel the door when he was a jackass during the poker game. Shep came off awfully intimidating – and as a bit of a jerk – but he was a good guy under it all. I do love watching a “bad boy” transform.

Things between Jade and Shep definitely started off unconventionally, but they were a great pair when all was said and done. I was a little concerned that it was all about the chase for Shep, but there ended up being a lot more to their relationship. Their banter was brilliant, the sexual tension was oh-so-very high and the romance was sweet.

I really enjoyed Fair Game. It was a quick read that was well-written and with characters I easily connected with. The slow burn of sexual tension was all kinds of hot when it broke loose. I also appreciated the Jade and Shep’s character growth. If you’re looking for a new fun and sexy read, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. I’m definitely taken by this series and am already looking forward to Gabe’s story in the next book, In the Dark. It’s going to be fun to watch him get “tamed.”

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Other Books in the Series

In the Dark Slow Play

In the Dark (The Rules #2)

Slow Play (The Rules #3)


About Monica Murphy

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult contemporary romance. A believer in kissing. A believer of love.

I also write romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

I'm a wife, a mom and I live in California.




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