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When it comes down to acclaim in the yearbook, my class rank would probably earn me my only entry, but probably very little else. I don’t wear cosmetics, do my hair, or really give a damn about my appearance in general. I don’t need to be cool, and I’ve managed my high school career navigating all the different groups from the nerds to the jocks to the theatre kids and the band geeks. 

Kicking off senior year, my only focus is to make every AP class count and keep my grades up. Shouldn’t be hard, particularly with my so-called untouchable status. Oh yeah, imagine that — I had a reputation. Hadn’t been a blip on my radar until the end of junior year when one of the girls’ dropped that little nugget on me. Apparently, the guys at school considered me the best girl to hang out with for fun or homework, but nothing else. 

While I’m not looking for a date, it’s a little hard to swallow that I ranked as the best bud and tutor, but would definitely never fall into the Girl Most Likely To Get Asked Out. 

Pfft. What did I care? One more year and I was off to college, so what if the numbers of female friends I used to have drifted off and I’d scored a permanent seat in the friend zone. I had subjects to study, grades to maintain, and colleges to get into. Fine, I didn’t care about the rules or status before, and I wouldn’t now. 

181 class days to go, and I’ll graduate. No problem, right? 

Please note this is a reverse harem and the author suggests you always listen to the forward in her books. Contains some bullying elements, mature situations, and is recommended for 17+. This is the first in a series and the story will continue through future books.

©2019 Heather Long (P)2020 Heather Long

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Buy on AUDIBLE - Dual narration is AWESOME!

Bought on Audible, and the dual narration (man - Grayson Owens - does all the males voices and lady - Marnye Young - does all the female) was just AWESOME. I was totally hooked, and invested from half hour in, and happily ignored real life to carry on listening :)

I genuinely loved it so much I went and bought all the the rest of the series (well all on audible, two are yet to be audio books), and have spent this week listening through them all - who needs sleep!

I like the gentle growth of each character, the very realistic caution and confusion over their situation and relationship.

It is a hugely developed world and journey considering how very short the amount of time the book actually covers. I'm on book 7 right now and they are still in the current year at High School (only negative, the age... wish they were older!).

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brilliant to have two different orators. in-depth look at teenage trauma and angst. looking forward to more.

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  • M. Mendes Bookstagram
  • 26-05-21

5⭐️ Book 📖

💐💐💐⭐️ ARC REVIEW- Rules and Roses by Heather Long ⭐️💐💐💐
Rules and Roses is the first book in the Untouchable Series. I love Rules and Roses. The name of the series comes from Bubba, Coop, Archer, and Jake declared that Frankie was untouchable but because They didn’t tell Frankie it caused misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Frankie found out the ending of Jr year from a girl who used to be friends with her when they were younger. The beginning of senior year when Frankie finally found someone who the guys didn’t know and he showed interest she kept it to herself. When the guys found out you they finally dealt with the misunderstandings and Frankie explained how she felt. Frankie just wanted to be like everyone else and date and experience her firsts that most other teens do in high school like attend school dances, go on dates, and maybe even get her first kiss. I will leave it there. If you want to find out what happened next and what the outcome was you will have to read the book. I don’t want to spoil the book for any future readers. Let’s just say that things turned around in a big way. I want to say more but I won’t. Rules and Roses 💐 is filled with lots of angst, drama, emotions, secrets, revelations, and lots of heat 🔥🌡. This is the first book I have read from Heather Long and I have to say that it will not be my last. I am so glad that the Untouchable series has so many books that are released and I can binge them before Book 9, Defiance and Dedication, comes out. Besides the bully romances Heather writes PNR, RH, and Military romances. All of which are my fave route tropes and if Rules and Roses 💐 is any indication I am really going to enjoy reading more of Heather’s books. Heather developed characters that were well rounded, with depth and characteristics that make them likable, easy to relate to, and empathize with. Heather created worlds for her characters that are fantastic backdrops to the story and enhances the characters and helps shape them. Heather is an author that I can see fast becoming a favorite. Highly recommend reading Rules and Roses 💐, Untouchable series, and Heather Long as an author. Enjoy your reading!!

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I listened to an audiobook version of Rules and Roses 🥀 and loved it. Audio books brings a new dimension that brings the story to life. I love one there is more than one narrator so that you can really get lost in the story. When narrators just changes their voice to a different pitch can work too having multiple narrators just really makes the best audiobooks to me. I think that narrators were perfect for Rules and Roses 🥀. I can’t decide if I liked reading the book or listening to the audiobook. I think both has both positive and negative sides to it. I really recommend doing both so that whether you read or listen you can have the best or both worlds. I love the hand off feature between Kindle and Audible is really convenient.

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  • JRMiller
  • 27-01-21

Loved It!

I loved this start to finish. The story was excellent, but the narration really brought it to life! I've been struggling to find audio books where the voices don't ruin the story, I love it when they use different people (sexes) for the different characters!

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  • Amanda Foster
  • 07-03-21

Loved it!

I really loved this book. It’s long which is wonderful. It builds the storyline and characters so well. It’s a bit of a slow build romance wise in the beginning... but that time is used wisely to really develop the characters and show their relationships.

I really didn’t have high hopes for this book before I started it. It seems like everything I listen to lately is just “meh”. This was great. So refreshing.

I’m excited to start the second book.

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  • Leigha R.
  • 25-09-20

Loved this book from the beginning

This is my first book I’ve read by Heather Long and I absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to finish this series! The characters were great and the narrators did a fantastic job with this duet narration! So great!

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  • J.Sipe
  • 04-06-22

Love this series

This series is my comfort read, and now audio. Hearing this book come alive is amazing.

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  • Brandi Blanton @Bookish.Brandi
  • 04-06-22

Just the start

So I came across @heathervlong through Tate James. I had asked what I should start of hers to read and was recommended this series and her 82 street Vandals. So I have read that and will be popping a review to come ♥️ but I just now got around to the untouchable series and I keep asking myself why I didn’t jump sooner

Rules and Roses is the first book in the Untouchable Series. The name of the series comes from Bubba (Ian), Coop, Archer, and Jake. They declared that Frankie was untouchable but because they all liked her and they tried to show it but she didn’t notice- so to them she didn’t seem interested so they wanted her to be left alone as good friends they thought they were doing the right thing.

Frankie just wanted to be like everyone else and date and experience her firsts that most other teens do in high school like attend school dances, go on dates, and maybe even get her first kiss. She finds out she’s been branded untouchable by her friends and she confronts them and they work out things.

There is so much plot and so many things happening like this is her senior year, job stress, home stress, high school drama, and she and her mom don’t have a very good relationship.
Rules and Roses is filled with lots of angst, drama, emotions, secrets, revelations, and lots of heat.

Heather developed some of the best characters that are well rounded, with depth and characteristics that make them likable, easy to relate to, and empathize with. Heather is an author that has jumped her way to the top of my favorites list ♥️

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  • Jen
  • 03-12-21

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This book could be heading into a great book or it could not..... I'm gonna say there' are two things that bug me about it.
1. It's a romance and although it teased alittle throughout the book it wasn't until the end that it got spicy.
2. WAY to much info. I understand in a book you want the reader to imagine all the things as clearly as possible. But Frankie literally says the same things over and over again. I had to forward through alot bc it was the same shit. we get it u have to do your homework and we understand your mom's not home and the guys are your guys, blah, blah on repeat....
Those kinds of things.... it was like 10 hours of that and the last few chapters came. And that's where it was, the good stuff...... I am on the fence about starting the next book. There is like 9 books I'm worried it's gonna be that the whole time. Thats just boring......

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  • Angela
  • 13-07-22

soo much fun

this story was a lot of fun. it will make you laugh and cry.loved Frankie and her boys. great narration.

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  • Booklass
  • 11-07-22

Mixed feelings about this

This is interesting enough that I finished it, but it also made me uncomfortable. I didn't feel like the relationship with the guys was healthy, and I, also, did not warm up to the heroine. The plot is interesting enough to keep me reading to the second book, but I am unsure if it will end up being a DNF or not. Time will tell.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-03-22

great narrator

I absolutely love Grayson Owens! I need more audio from him. i could listen to his voice all day.