Exploring the Rules, an all-new swoon-worthy enemies-to-lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Mariah Dietz is available now!
Chloe Robinson is determined to be more spontaneous, exciting, and ‘fun’—whatever that means. Her resolve is put to the test when she learns her twin sister has arranged for them to return to their junior year at Brighton University with a road trip across the country with their best friend, Cooper, and the one person Chloe works to avoid at all costs: Tyler Banks.
Tyler Banks is the heir to Banks Luxury Resorts and Hotels, and this year’s “star football player.” Tyler’s life and future appear bright and endless as the universe, except, his life is in a constant state of balance and currently his greatest balancing act is allowing Chloe to ignore him and believe he’s her enemy when she’s becoming his reason to succeed.
Two and a half weeks.
And one game of truth or dare that is about to expose everything.
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He stops in front of me, dropping his dilated eyes to my mouth, and for a second, I’m so sure he’s going to step forward and kiss me that I’d bet my private invitation to the planetarium next week on the fact. I’ve been on the receiving end of this look before, with the same guy. I’ve seen this exact brand of need and desire darkening his gaze when he invades my space and pushes every limit. I’m so confident he will kiss me that I tilt my chin up to receive him, regretting the instant that I do, because it’s not a thought or a need that dictates the movement—it’s him.
He releases a quiet noise that sounds so much like a scoff. I instantly pull back, humiliation already tinting my cheeks.
“Maybe next time you’ll get your wish.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I tell him.
His eyes are sharp as they come down on me, a wolf smile. “You’re a terrible liar.” He turns on a heel and heads toward the stairs that lead to the VIP section, taking them two and three at a time.
Anger quickly follows embarrassment like a shot of liquor, contorting the memory and making everything sting as I wait for Nessie to return.
Mariah Dietz is a transplant from the Pacific North West, now living in the South with her husband and two sons who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.
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Chloe is a woman who thrives on order and routine so she is looking forward to going outside of her comfort zone on a road trip with her twin sister Nessa and her best friend Cooper. However finding out that included in the road trip would be Cooper’s friend Tyler who also happens to be the man she shared a steamy moment with and hasn’t spoken to since was a surprise she didn’t need.
Tyler comes from an affluent lifestyle, is a star football player, a loyal friend and has a way with women but what most people don’t realize is living up to expectations of others can be a burden. Forced to spend time with Chloe in confined quarters they may just realize that they didn’t know each other at all.
I really enjoyed Chloe and Tyler together. They are attracted to each other in spite of themselves, their interactions are humorous and although their personalities are very different, they balance each other to perfection.