Here is the summary of the book:
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
Rules are meant to be broken. Rules are what sets your life straight. Two lines that describe Stacey Kade's The Rules rather perfectly in my opinion. I have not read any of Kade's books before so this is a first for me and I liked it. The plot is pretty, the scene maybe old but it is very refreshing and there is enough romance, action and suspense to keep everyone happy.
Rules are what Ariane Tucker must follow in order to spend life in anonymity. Rules are what are keeping her and her father (who is not really her father) safe. Escapee of a secret government research project, Ariane has always had to make do with five simple and very important rules - Never trust anyone, Remember they are always searching, Don't get involved, Keep your head down and Don't fall in love. But these rules be damned, as the GTX tightens its noose around her, another distraction comes around in the form of Zane Bradshaw and suddenly every careful planning comes undone.....
The characters were very well crafted and the plot very well conditioned. Ariane's character was very well made. She is a government experiment, she is some who gets into a lot of trouble for speaking her mind, but most of all she is scared that somehow her secret would be known and then she would be back in her cage. Zane is the equally handsome boy toy. What began just for payback evolves into something so beautiful with him and Ariane....... for me that was the highlight of the book. And i want the sequel soon. We don't know as of yet what is going to be title of the next book but i'm totally excited.
"The Rules is one refreshing, heartwarming, heart-wrenching and action packed tale"