Bending the Rules starts off right where we left on in Breaking the Rules. Meaning that if you haven't read Breaking the Rules and you decided to jump right into Bending the Rules, you will be confused! This is not a standalone.
We continue to follow and explore the relationship between Morgan and Drake. After Drake is sent away by his father, Morgan tries to find him but after a turn of events she accepts defeat and goes back home hoping to move on with her life. Enter Adrian, the one who believes that Morgan should be with him and him only. With Adrian we get an interesting love triangle that helps change the pace of this book.
I will say that L.K.'s writing has improved compared to Breaking the Rules. However, I was slightly put off and confuse with her "new" portrayal of Adrian. The Adrian we meet in the first book is organized, determined and meticulous and doesn't seem like the same Adrian that would be so stupid to come up with this New Year's Eve plan and think it'll work. I also found it hard to connect with the characters while reading both books.
Overall, I found this to be a light and quick read. I'm curious to see what will happen next to Drake and Morgan. If you're looking for some romance and an interesting love triangle give Breaking the Rules a try.