Genre: Romance

 (Romance fans would rate this higher)

Rating:  2.5 WaterTowers (Angst, Sex, Basketball)

The PDF version of “Amber Rules” was sent to me (for my Nook) by Melinda Curtis.  I believe it is available now.

I do not read romance very often (errr, ever) so I was looking forward to this. And it is a darn good book.  Well written, great sense of humor, and sex.  A bit long, a bit heavy on the angst for my taste, but, I’ll bet romance fans would LOVE it!  Not one murder, not one spy (well….maybe), no one was killed, no blood (well….a little), lots of sex and two beautiful people confused about it.  Like a famous shoe maker says:  Just do it!  Geezzz….  🙂

The head of the Dooley Foundation, patriarch Dooley Rule, has died.  His three kids get their marching orders via Rule’s lawyer while reading the will.

Amber Rule is to be the CEO of the Dooley Foundation (formed to help people with issues via the “Rules”, that none of the kids know, but Amber was the main recipient of as she was growing up).   Her brother Blue, and half-sister, Cora are tabbed to help the Dooley Foundation survive so they can continue getting their money.

Amber, Blue, and, eventually, Cora set out to help the exisiting clients with no more knowledge of the rules other than these words:   Choose, Voice, Trust, and Welcome.

The Foundation’s major client is the NBA Flash based in LA.  To keep the money flowing from that client, Amber is tasked to help new player, Evan Oliver, fit in with the Flash and play good enough to help them make the playoffs.

Lots of pressure when you are not really sure what Dooley did…

You can probably guess that the, now, beautiful redhead Amber and the tall muscular Evan experience a sexual attraction that is hard to ignore, and, in fact, they don’t ignore it.

If you like romance, my bet is you will like this book.  I did skim the last 100 pages or so….thus the 2.5 WaterTowers.

As for me, the book I will start reading on Fathers Day is:  “Trader of Secrets” by Steve Martini.  Spies, killing, and murder….ahhhh, back to normal.  🙂

In the meantime, to ease back to normal I read short story “Paris is a Bitch” by Barry Eisler.  See the review above!


Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (, Technology (, and Movie Review ( blogger.

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