by Jus Accardo
If you want to survive, you have to follow the rules…
Mikayla Morgan is wanted for her mother's murder. She's been on the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime.
Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She's a piece of work, and Shaun can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her close—he handcuffs them together.
As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the rules if they hope to get out of this alive
Mikayla (Kalya) has been on the run for over a year already. She is tired of running. Everyone believes she killed her mother. The truth is that the true killer is still out there and ready to finish the job by killing her. She's used to life on the run and her mother taught her rules in life in order to survive --never return back to the scene of the crime, never stay in one place to long, never keep all of your money in one place, never trust anybody, never wait for somebody else to save you, always trust your instincts. In order to clear her name and find a clue her mother left her Kayla has to break the biggest rule of them all: never return to the scene of the crime. She takes a chance and goes back to the house were it all started -- where her mother was killed. She barely has the letter in her hands when a bounty hunter named Patrick and his new extremely sexy sidekick Shaun arrive. Patrick has been hunting Kayla and her mom all of Kayla's life. Kayla's mom was a con artist but Kayla is totally confused as to why Patrick has had what clearly is an obsession with capturing them? Seriously how much money could 2 measly con artists be worth -- well it turns out to be sooo much more than that! Before Kayla can even form a plan of escape from Patrick and Shaun, others arrive with flying bullets as their Hello! Picking the lesser of the two evils Kayla flees the house with Patrick and Shaun, and loses the letter in the process. She has no plan to stay with them and be turned over the police but that’s when Kayla learns they don’t plan to hand her over to the police, but to a man named Jaffe; in return for a large bounty that's been placed on Kayla’s head. Now Kayla is really confused -- why is a large bounty placed on her head, and who is Jaffe??? Her mom certainly failed to explain A LOT!
Lots of action packed events happened, Kayla and Shaun get separated from Patrick and Shaun ends cuffing himself to Kayla to keep her close. Well this is where the fun really begins! We see their relationship evolve from both perspectives. Shaun goes from caring about only the cash he will get from turning Kayla in to caring about Kayla herself. Kayla goes from the motto of trust no one to slowly realizes that she can trust Shaun and the he truly believes in her innocence and is there to help her prove it. We also get some really laugh out loud parts because as you can imagine being cuffed together makes showering, using the toilet, dressing and sleeping all very interesting.
I love the characters in this book. I was invested in them separately and of course as the dynamic duo they became. Kayla was resourceful, smart and brave -- this is how her mother taught her to be - use your brains to get out of any situation. Therefore she really lacked any sort of brawn! Shaun was an arrogant bad boy (probably goes without saying -- but seriously sexy!) who turned out to have a soft side and what is willing to give up for Kayla will really pull at your heart strings. Kayla was the brains and Shaun was brawn. Together a perfect match. You really can't help yourself -- you will love them both and want them to succeed. Both characters had a difficult past that came to light and explained why they were the way they were. I'll say it again --- Shaun and Kayla were wonderful together; their banter was GREAT and their chemistry was off the charts.
Rules of Survival by Jus Accardo is a fast-paced, action packed romantic suspense. You will be sure to fall in love with these characters! I would definitely be interested in reading a sequel to this book!