Pub Week REVIEW: Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts

“….if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that love doesn’t play by the rules in the first place.”


Margo wants nothing to do with love. Her parents divorced when she was in high school and it left her with some relationship trauma. She and her best friend, Jo, have made a career out of podcasting about how great life is as single girls. But now Jo is getting married and they need to figure out how to move forward with a podcast that doesn’t really represent them. Jo’s wedding is taking place over two weeks in Catalina, paid for by podcast sponsors and Go has the brilliant idea to break their rules as an experiment. Her subject of choice is the groom’s best friend, who happens to be a boy who she dislikes after a few run ins in high school. Over the two weeks, she quickly learns that she may be in for more than she bargained for.

This is one of those cute rom-coms that you can’t help but enjoy even though it uses some common tropes. Go is more than immature for her age and does a ton of growing in the two weeks, some of it is definitely cringey. But more in a “I’ve been there sort of way” than anything. I liked that the characters were well fleshed out and quirky. I enjoyed their banter and if you’re a steam person, there is definitely some of that, although you’ll have to wait for it.

Read this one if you liked Unhoneymooners, People We Meet on Vacation or The Hating Game. It’s a perfect beach read! It’s out now!

Thanks to Wednesday Books for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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