Book review: House Rules by Ruby Lang

House Rules

House Rules by Ruby Lang

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a second chance love story. Simon and Lana were married and then divorced. Now, in their mid forties they meet again when they’re both looking for somewhere to live. Circumstances lead to them sharing a lovely apartment. Their lives are sufficiently different that they don’t need to see much of each other, but they can’t stop looking for each other.

There are many things I liked about this story. The characters were so relatable. I loved that they were starting to feel old. Simon was often tired, not from doing anything especially tiring, but just from the day!

Simon was very sweet, if a little self centred. He grew a lot by the end. Lana is thoughtful and independent in a way that felt hard won. I liked that she was physically strong and this was hard won too.

There were a few little observations that I especially liked – like Lana taking the fact that she wouldn’t be the only Asian woman in the neighbourhood into consideration when thinking about moving.
I usually like Ruby Lang’s books and this was no exception. A lovely read.

With thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for letting have an advance copy.

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