Breaking The Rules of Revenge

Samantha Bohrman


5 ★ – A Fun Summer Camp Romance
Mallory Jones is tired of being the girl who stays home and practices French horn while her identical twin, Blake, is crowned homecoming queen. So when she has the opportunity to pretend to be Blake, she takes it. At Camp Pine Ridge, she will spread her wings and emerge a butterfly. Or at least someone who finally gets kissed by a cute guy. That is, until bad boy Ben Iron Cloud shows up, ready to get revenge on Blake—aka Mallory.

If it weren’t for that infuriating girl, Ben wouldn’t even be at camp. Luckily, he now has six weeks to soak up some rays and get even with his nemesis. But the more time he spends with Blake, the more he realizes she’s nothing like the girl he thought she was—she’s kind and innocent and suddenly way too tempting. And soon enough, revenge is the last thing on his mind. Unfortunately, the girl he’s falling for is keeping a major secret…

Romance is my absolute favorite… there’s just something addicting with books that make my heart skip a beat and leave me feeling happy. Breaking the Rules of Revenge by Samantha Bohrman definitely did that and more. It’s a fun sweet story about first love, but it also delivers a great message about self-discovery, honesty and forgiveness.

The writing in this book is fantastic and easy to read. The plot, while a bit predictable at times, is fast-paced, engaging, and so much fun! As a teen, I’ve always wanted to go to summer camp ever since I watched Bug Juice on the Disney Channel. Gosh.. I don’t even know if anyone still remembers that show, but this book brought me back to those days… And it’s absolutely the best feeling ever! I loved every moment and I honestly could not stop reading. (Bug Juice is a reality show about teens in summer camp and I just read that it’s actually being revived in 2018 just in case you wanted to know).

I thought Bohrman did a such great job creating genuine and relatable characters. They acted their age — teenagers just trying to figure out who they are and learn from their mistakes. Mallory is shy and a bit insecure. She’s always overshadowed by her popular twin sister, Blake, and I just felt for her. Ben comes off as the “bad guy,” but you learn that he’s actually quite charming, sweet, and kind. George is just delightful! I loved his quirky personality. And Blake…she’s everything Mallory wants to be — beautiful, confident, and popular. But underneath all that, Blake is still just a teenager with her own insecurities. At one point of another, I’ve been a Mallory, envied a Blake, had a friend like George, and crushed on someone like Ben. They’re just so real and I absolutely adored them.

I also really enjoyed the dual POVs between Mallory and Ben. It was interesting to read how they saw each other and how they dealt with their growing attraction. I honestly just wanted to squeeze the both them… Mallory and Ben are just so cute together. Their chemistry had me smiling the entire time and I loved watching their relationship develop into something more. From pranking each other to calling truce and being friends and to almost kissing and actually kissing, I swooned over and over. This is why I’m forever a romance junkie… I love feeling giddy, and happy, and getting those butterflies in my stomach.

This book is charming in so many ways and I just love it to pieces! If you’re looking for something quick, light and sweet, then I definitely recommend you pick this up.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Thanks for reading!

Sincerely Karen Jo

WWW Wednesdays

Hello lovelies! Time for another WWW Wednesdays which is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

Just answer these three questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I just recenty finished reading Northwoods Magic (Northwoods Fairy Tales #1) by Desiree Lafawn and Boomerang Boyfriend by Chris Cannon. With work kicking my butt every which way, I kind of had a reading slump. I do think I’m slowly getting out of it after finishing Northwoods Magic, which I love by the way.


I’m currently reading Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kasell and yes I know I’ve been reading this for a while. It’s not that I don’t like it… I actually really do. But there are some books I can read while it’s a bit slow at work or during break/lunch and some books I like reading when I’m curled up in bed. This is one of those books… It’s eerie and the concept is a bit dark, but I’m absolutely fascinated. However, since I was fighting a reading slump for a few days, I just decided to take it easy, catch up on shows, and sleep. I’m actually more than halfway done and since I’m out of that horrible reading slump, I have a good feeling that I’m going to finish this tonight or tomorrow. I’m also part of the Blog Tour, so be sure to check out my review on September 26.



I have a day off tomorrow because of Rosh Hashana (I work for  Jewish Property Management Company), so I’m really hoping to get a lot of reading done and maybe take several bookstagram pictures too. Anyway, I’m planning on reading  Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken, No Plain Rebel (No Ordinary Star #2) by M.C. Frank, and Nyxia by Scott Reintgen. I’m excited to start No Plain Rebel so I’m definitely starting that today.


So what are your WWW Wednesday? Have you read any of these? Leave a comment down below.

Sincerely Karen Jo