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Rules to Ignore

Davey's Rules, Book 7
Written by: Susan Hawke
Narrated by: Michael Dean
Series: Davey's Rules, Book 7
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Davey’s revised rule nyumber one: A good Daddy will love his boy with all his heart.

Davey Hendrickson doesn’t mind being forever single when he’s got his bestie at his side. It’s not that he wants to be single. He’s spent most of his adult life searching for his own perfect Daddy. Even if he’s not naturally submissive, someone that fabulous is obviously meant to be a boy...right? Over the years, he’s dated every type of Daddy imaginable but not one of them could come close to meeting the requirements from his ridiculous list of rules.

After losing his husband, Sammy Robustelli has learned to be strong while raising two children on his own. No matter what life has thrown his way, nothing seems too hard with his best friend and roomie Davey at his side. When the two friends learn that people believe they’re a couple, they can’t help but laugh. The very idea is a big joke...until it isn’t.

It only takes a few wake-up calls before Davey wonders what happens if a guy might be in love with the best friend he can never have. It could never work for a pair of boys in need of a bossy top, right? Except...maybe Davey doesn’t know himself - or Sammy - as well as he thinks.

This is the final book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys”, and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Grab your fan and tissues because this series comes with both a high heat advisory and all the squishy feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.

©2020 Susan Hawke (P)2020 Susan Hawke
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Loved this series

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Narrator Michael Dean is a master of pacing and creating tension. He will easily carry listeners through the layers of this highly entertaining series, only to deliver the final installment and conclusion of Davey’s Rules on the highest note possible. Michael can twist and turn those vocal cords so it feels like you are right there with the characters.

This was a beautiful and eye opening story about Davey, the rules he wrote for his perfect daddy, and the shocking realization he had about himself, and his famous rules. What I liked most, is that he was open minded enough to listen to their friends and to be flexible enough to try and swap roles. This was not a highly dramatic, fight tooth and nails drama, but rather an easy, albeit hard consideration of the possibility to swap roles from boy to daddy. I have respect for Davey, and realize that he definitely is his father’s son, that he grew immensely from book one and that he is actually a highly intelligent stand up guy. The author impressively told his story throughout the series, not one book was the same and I truly enjoyed getting to know Davey.

I definitely recommend this series, not only because it is so entertaining, but that it gave me an educational insight into daddy-boy kink, without drowning in the specifics.

Happy listening

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Loved It!

This is not a standalone. Anyone who has read this series has been waiting to read Davies book since book 1.

It didnt disappoint. I read this book with a huge grin on my face the whole time. It's just so 😍😍😍 swoony. These 2 MCs are just perfect for each other. There is also updates on the other couples that I loved. There are a few sad moments when they reflected back on memories of Raphael but it was mostly so sweet with some funny moments too.

"Odes to the bootay" made me laugh so hard.

It's a bit of a slow burn while they figured out they wanted to make the transition to friends to lovers but I didn't even mind the wait for 🔥.
This book was just perfect.

As always I love MP/MD. Great performance. All the feels and yes he uses different voices for the characters. I know that's important for alot of people. Loved the voices used. They suited the characters.

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  • Kelly G.
  • 2020-04-11

Friends to Lovers (Take a Chance on Love)

This was one of the best friends to lovers stories that I've read in a while. I was glad to see Davey finally listen to his friends and his own gut on realizing he is a daddy and not a boy. I loved how Sammy and Davey were willing to take a chance on love and how they never forgot about Raph as well to keep his memory alive. I really enjoyed reading and listening to this series and Davey’s book was a perfect end and I can't wait to read/listen to the spin-off series.

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  • HockeyfanT
  • 2020-04-11

Davey and Sammy are adorable together!

This was a fun romance, with a lot to smile about. I loved the relationship between Davey and Sammy. It was great how everyone else realized that the men were more than friends before they did themselves. Davey had an incredibly easy time moving away from the things he'd thought he wanted when he made his massive list of rules, but I was happy to see him embrace his new desires. And Sammy was a wonderful friend, father, and lover. I adored this story.
The narrator was terrific, as always. He is especially great with humorous moments, which is why he's a favorite for me.
A good story and a solid performance make this an entertaining listen. Recommended!

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  • Jen Valencia
  • 2020-04-06

The perfect end to a fun-filled series--5+ stars!

Saying goodbye to characters that you've grown attached to is never an easy thing, but it's a reality any reader has to deal with when it comes to a series ending. Susan Hawke's has managed to give readers not just one but two series where the casts of characters are the kind that stay with you long after one couple gets its happy ending and the next one comes along. Hawke certainly had her work cut out for her because her Lovestrong series had that perfect balance of angst and humor and Michael Dean, who narrated the audiobooks under his Michael Pauley moniker, brought every single one of those stories to life and his voice served as the perfect accompaniment. While I fell in like with the Davey's Rules series in the beginning, that like developed into love with each new story that Hawke released, and now we've reached the end with Davey himself getting his happily-ever-after with none other than his best friend, Sammy.

Davey has been such a fixture throughout the series. After all, he's the snarky, whip-smart diva who had a seemingly never-ending list of rules for his future Daddy. Here's the thing, though: that list of his made two things clear--first, no such Daddy would ever be able to follow every single one of Davey's rules; and second, maybe Davey wasn't as much of a boy as he may have thought he was. Sure, Davey was a brat and a diva, but was it possible that the Daddy of his dirtiest dreams didn't exist because he would never have had a good with any Daddy? Not only is his circle of friends pointing out that maybe Davey was meant to be more of a Daddy than a boy, but they're beginning to make him see his best friend, Sammy, in a whole new light. But are Davey and Sammy willing to mess around with each other if it means messing with the family unit they've created with Sammy's children? And could this be a fling or a forever kind of thing?

I adored Sammy from the moment his character was introduced in the series, and my heart broke for him when he lost his beloved Raph. On the other hand, Davey is one of those characters who I was a tad iffy with in the beginning, and that had a lot to do with his being a diva. But with each new book, Susan Hawke has peeled back layers, and Davey was revealed to be someone whose heart was filled with care and concern for those who mattered most to him. Funnily enough, he kinda-sorta-maybe-really reminded me of myself. I was wary about how Hawke would make their relationship go from platonic to romantic, especially given how much Sammy loved Raph, but I needn't have worried because she pulled it off wonderfully! And as expected, Michael Dean did what he does best and gave his best performance to date in this series with this absolutely heartwarming and humorous ending. Five-plus stars for Rules to Ignore! ♥

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  • W.F.
  • 2020-04-05

Heart-Touching. Funny. Sexy.

With Rules to Ignore , Susan Hawke ends her charming and hilarious Davey's Rules series.

Michael Dean brought Davey, Sammy and the entire cast of characters to life with his awesome narration and wide range of voices.

During this scary and unpredictable times, stories like Rules to Ignore, help me escape to a beautiful, joyful and healthy world ; where I don't have to worry about a thing. Pure escapism read.

#Audible #ListenedOn2020 #Rules2Ignore #SusanHawke #GRR #KindleFire #BooksILike

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  • Susan R
  • 2020-04-05

fantastic!

Oh, I have all the love and feelings for this book. W have all been waiting for Davey to get his turn and finally, we have it. I hate Sammy lost his first honey, but I am happy that he was able to end up with Davey. I was not sure how this book was going to go man did it get me all crazed wild with excitement for the love these two have for each other. Man don't get me started on Davey and the kids oh my goodness he melts your heart with the love he has for those kids. Michael did such a crazy amazing job with this book. Between the emotions he hit and the love you could hear pouring out of his voice as he told us this story. This has to be one of my favorite books that he has done.

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  • LacrYmosa Wolford
  • 2020-04-05

Good story to follow

I loved this story it was different to the rest of the serious, and the narrator made me fall in love with both characters completely.

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  • MITexas
  • 2020-04-05

Incredible ending to a wonderful series!

This was the perfect ending to the perfect series! I can’t wait for the spin-off series. Davey, Diva extraordinaire, is living with his best friend Sammy after Sammy’s husband Raphael passes away. Davey helps Sammy parent his two kids all while exploring new feelings for each other that everyone else sees except the two MC’s. This was a sweet MM story of to confused guys trying to figure out relationship dynamics in the midst of raising a pre-teen girl and younger boy, one who is struggling with bullying and teenage-angst. Love this happy ending for them all!! And fantastic narration as usual.

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  • Belle9995
  • 2020-04-05

The right path for Davey!

This is the path I didn't know I needed for Davey to take! I wasn't sure how this was going to roll out and was skeptical at first. I truly enjoyed seeing Davey and Sammy navigate what they think is new, but obvious to everyone else. Michael Dean’s narration is great! I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!! Happy Listening!!

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  • Katy Beth
  • 2020-04-28

Shift in Thinking

It was interesting to see the Davy we have watched and love through the series start to question everything he thought about himself. His friendship with Sammy and their closeness is reinforced at the beginning of the story. As Davy starts to except a new self view there is also a shift in how he views his relationship with Sammy as well. It was satisfying to see them come together and begin to make something new.

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  • Lelyana
  • 2020-04-21

Best of the series

I loved how Davey finally got his HEA!
The narrator wa stellar and I enjoyed it so much!.