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Feature book: Breaking the Playboy’s Rules

25 August 2021

Breaking the Playboy’s Rules by Melanie Milburne

Subgenre: contemporary romance
Release date: 1 Jan 2021
Publisher: Mills & Boon Modern
Format: ebook and print
Length: 224 pages
RRP: $5.99 (ebook); $6.74 (print)

Millie Donnelly-Clarke has always been there to look out for her mother, who has severe dyslexia. She has previously been exploited by her ex-husbands and now it’s time to divorce husband number four. Millie believes that her mum has been financially abused during the marriage, so she seeks help from Hunter Addison, a top divorce lawyer and playboy.

Hunter and Millie were sent on a blind date by friends two months ago but as each of them had significant reasons to not want to be there, the date was a disaster. Despite this, Hunter hasn’t been able to forget Millie as she was the first woman to challenge him. Remind you of anyone. Mr Darcy perhaps? Hunter agrees to represent her mother and agrees to offer a discount on his fees if Millie agrees to have dinner with him the next night.

Despite being a diamond heiress, Millie’s mum is almost penniless, and Millie’s business is still becoming established, so she agrees to the dinner. At dinner, the air is thick with sexual tension and ends with a kiss. They also skirt around their secrets leading Millie to agree to another date.

Hunter advises Millie that he’s going to work on her mother’s case pro bono as the situation reminds him of his parent’s divorce. He couldn’t help his mother, but he can help other women like her. He also invites Millie to his house for dinner tonight and kisses her passionately. Millie agrees and spends some time at his home alone as he is late. During the date, Millie reveals her secret about her relationship with her fiancé’ who died of a brain tumour and explains that she is sexually inexperienced. Hunter is moved by her confession, and they discuss their relationship with them both agreeing to embark on a fling. Starting a fling was easy. Is finishing a fling going to be as easy? Not for Millie and Hudson.

Melanie Milburne has written two nuanced leading characters who have complicated backgrounds and desperately need someone to love them. As much as they believe love is the one thing they don’t need, you will cheer them on to finding it. There are twists to the story. However, the passion that Milburne always provides to the reader means you will also enjoy tender moments and come to love the secondary characters too. The other good news about this book is that it is the second book in a trilogy so you can revisit them while enjoying a new story. Get comfortable and enjoy this read.

reviewed by Tracey

A review copy of this book was provided by the author’s publicist.

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