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Tour: Rules We’re Meant to Break by Natalie Williamson

Rules We’re Meant to Break
Natalie Williamson
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 11th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

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Honest and full of heart, this clever contemporary romance debut deftly combines utterly relatable family drama with all the sweetness and uncertainy that comes with falling in love.

Rule #1: Don’t get attached.

Amber lives by strict rules to survive her mother’s love life: Always keep your eyes on the horizon and never get close to anyone connected to Mom’s boyfriends.

But after they move in with Kevin, the latest of her mom’s “soul mates,” the rules become increasingly difficult to follow. Kevin’s daughter, Cammie, keeps acting like Amber’s friend, even though she’s definitely not. And Jordan—star basketball player, hottest boy in school, and Cammie’s best friend—keeps showing up at the most inconvenient moments.

Amber has reasons for every one of her rules, and following them is the only way to protect her heart when her mom inevitably moves on. But as she spends more time with Kevin, his daughter, and especially Jordan, she starts to wonder if the rules might be worth breaking this time.

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Rules We’re Meant to Break is a charming, heartachingly real story of family and young love by debut author Natalie Williamson.

Praise for Rules We’re Meant to Break:

“The last time I devoured a book like this—I can’t even remember. … It was so openhearted and raw.” —Clarissa, reader on

“It is such a true true story about a girl finding herself within her first love. I loved it!” —Forever Bookish, reader on


About the Author

Natalie Williamson is an HR person by day and a YA writer by night and nap time. She referenced Harry Potter in her first ever full time job interview, which tells you almost all the things you need to know about her. Other important things to know include: she loves her husband, daughter, dogs, and cat; she has a serious dessert problem; and she frequently Wikipedias movies and TV shows to find out if they have happy endings. RULES WE’RE MEANT TO BREAK is her debut novel.

The Tour

June 10th
Crack A Book Cafe >> Excerpt
The Avid Reader >> Interview
diary of a wannabe writer >> Review
That Bookish Princess >> Review
Once Upon a Page >> Review

June 11th
I’m Into Books >> Guest post
Book Briefs >> Review
The Write Kind of Love >> Review
Buried Under Books >> Review
Dog-Eared Days of Summer >> Review

June 12th
Adventures in Writing >> Review
Just Because >> Review
Book Sniffers Anonymous >> Excerpt
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review

June 13th
Living in a Bookworld >> Interview
Moonlight Rendezvous >> Review
Here’s to Happy Endings >> Guest post
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt

June 14th
Becca Leighanne >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Guest post
The Book Dutchesses >> Review
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
The Reading Chick >> Review