Three-Year Rule

Rated 3.55/5 based on 11 reviews
Instead of finding a serene mountain retreat to write her next book, Elizabeth unknowingly allows a stalker the freedom not only to observe her without detection but to get close enough to kill.
Elizabeth moves from the city to Utah to write in seclusion. When she hires Joshua to build her home deep in the mountains, she’s amazed to discover his slightest touch leaves her wanting more. More
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Words: 50,340
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301313648
About Alaina Stanford

From the Author:

Thanks to all my readers for your support and reviews! Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions or comments: I love hearing from my readers! Don't forget Book 1 of Hypnotic Journey, Archangel and the Rule Series are FREE! FREE! FREE!!

About Alaina:
Alaina lives a stone's throw from the Mississippi River in Missouri. Her first story was published in the local newspaper at age 6. She hasn't stopped writing since.

As the mother of seven children she loved to play video games with her kids. One day it occurred to her to write an adventure that flowed like a video game. She added a touch of romance and Hypnotic Journey was born.

The Fantasy Romance- HJ characters are like a family to Alaina. They are foolish, daring, resourceful and full of passion not only for life but for the friendships they have created in this world and the next.

Alaina's been a Trekkie all her life, so her next series was Science Fiction. The Treborel Series is a paranormal adventure featuring a two best friend's as the hero's fighting to find the women they love and survive the chaos of a continental conflict while being stalked by a psychotic villain determined to destroy them.

Archangel is a pre-apocalyptic series about angels fighting against the rising evil in a desperate attempt to keep humanity alive long enough to reach the end of days.

Royal Duty is a new type of series. Each book is a different genre- Science Fiction, Historical Romance, Fantasy, etc. They all share a central theme of a royal heir struggling against their obligations to the throne.

In the end, Alaina writes about how friendship and love can be the only thing keeping you alive long enough to defeat your demons. You will find Alaina's stories exciting and steamy, but she's not an erotic author. Her characters still fall in love and have sex, its just not that obvious.

You can email Alaina at anytime. She loves to hear from her readers.

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Review by: Neffy90 on March 27, 2015 :
Fantastic read. So glad I came across this.

I found it really refreshing that the physical side of their relationship was alluded to rather than being described in great detail. It didn't make the developing relationship any harder to accept so perhaps others could take a lead from Stanford.

I loved how the hunting and "mountain man" hobbies/habits weren't thrust upon you like some kind of novelty factor, they were woven into the characters and their way of life. They were written naturally and organically and I think that's something that is also lacking in much of the literature I've read recently.

Overall I think that this book was fantastically written in a really unassuming, natural manner that meant I was hooked and impatient to get to the next piece of the adventure. Great job.
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Review by: KeriBringonthebooks on Oct. 01, 2014 :
WOW! I couldn't put it down. Josh is a hot down to earth regular guy faced with trying to bed a sophisticated, intelligent woman who doesn't believe in committment until after 3 years of dating. The side story about the sheriff and the artist was an extra delight. I loved them! Suspense and thrills without the erotica- it was refreshing and fun!
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Review by: zen on May 13, 2014 :
i thought this book was a great read
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Review by: Rob Stevens on March 21, 2014 :
Loved it! Brilliant protrayal of a regular Joe just trying to get laid and falling head over heels with a strong willed, sexy gal. The story was filled with suspense and intrigue. I couldn't stop reading once the stalker aspect came into play. I loved the play between the side kicks. Well written, great plot, good flow!
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Review by: FrankieC1 on March 10, 2014 :
I am not one for romances but I like this author. I thought it was well written and the hunting/wilderness scenes were very realistic and full of suspense. The plot was indepth and the stalker aspect was thrilling.
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Review by: Sara Smolarek on Nov. 12, 2013 :
I'm very glad this was a free book, because I would have been upset if I'd actually paid money for it.

To begin with, there had been little to no proofing or editing. The story was riddled with typos, punctuation and grammatical errors - multiple errors per page, in most cases. (Who capitalizes "Orange Juice" for goodness' sake?) Another reviewer had commented on the lack of editing, and there was a reply in September 2013 which said the book had been recently re-edited and the errors removed. I got this book in November 2013, and it was still full of issues. If it had been re-edited, I'd hate to see how bad it was before!

The plot of Three Year Rule was very thin. I'd figured out who the protagonist was, and what he was after, by the time I was 1/3 of the way through. I kept reading though, thinking there might be a twist at the end. No, I was right from the beginning.

I found the entire storyline to be very much without depth. Details that could have added to the story were glossed over. The timeline was erratic - In some places it dragged out minute-by-minute, and in others whole months were skipped over. This made the development of the relationships difficult to follow.

The characters themselves were also without depth or detail. Life events that should have had some attention paid to them were only mentioned in passing. Attacks that would have severely traumatized most people were barely paid attention to by the main characters. The dogs had more sense and responsiveness than the people did!

All in all, the entire book read like an extended summary that a high school-aged teen would write - brief and hitting only the high points. I can't recommend it at this time. Perhaps if Ms. Stanford went back and fleshed it out to add detail and depth, and got herself a competent editor, it could still be a good book. That's what the two stars are for: the potential.
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Review by: hrhsophia on Nov. 05, 2013 :
Not a bad read, a few continuity issues and the bad guy was pretty obvious from the beginning.
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Review by: mayna saunders on Oct. 17, 2013 :
it was just okay for me. I really struggled to keep reading it. a disappointment because i thought i would enjoy it.
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Review by: Evalyn Githina on Sep. 14, 2013 :
Very well done. I really fell in love with the charachters.
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Review by: Kevin Townsend on Sep. 05, 2013 :
Sexy without the porn, refreshing. Well written, I couldn't put it down. The mountain setting was inspiring. Word the read!
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Review by: asjahstrina on Sep. 02, 2013 :
the story was okay in terms of plot but the flow was could be improved a lot and the characters were not well expanded .
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