Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules On the rd of August I died Well not literally but it felt like my life was over Melodramatic Me Just a teensy bit When workshy socialite Magenta Bright learns that inheritance comes with one horri

  • Title: Playing by the Rules
  • Author: Rosa Temple
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On the 3rd of August, I died Well, not literally, but it felt like my life was over Melodramatic Me Just a teensy bit When workshy socialite Magenta Bright learns that inheritance comes with one horrific condition, she mentally kisses goodbye to the money Get a job and keep it for a year Not likely.Na ve CEO Anthony Shearman is persuaded to hire her as his PA, and MaOn the 3rd of August, I died Well, not literally, but it felt like my life was over Melodramatic Me Just a teensy bit When workshy socialite Magenta Bright learns that inheritance comes with one horrific condition, she mentally kisses goodbye to the money Get a job and keep it for a year Not likely.Na ve CEO Anthony Shearman is persuaded to hire her as his PA, and Magenta decides to stick it out, if only because of her sexy boss But between the bitchy receptionist, Anthony s beautiful fianc e and not having a clue how to be a career girl, Magenta barely makes it to the end of her first day.So, just 364 to go then

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    About “Rosa Temple

    • Rosa Temple

      Rosa Temple began writing romantic comedies and chick lit because of her passion for what she calls the early chick lit films , like Sabrina, Barefoot In the Park and Breakfast at Tiffany s She honed her skills as a ghost writer, gaining experience writing romantic novellas, both sweet and on the slightly steamy side In her notebooks, she constantly jotted down story ideas of her own and she eventually completed her first novella Sleeping With Your Best Friend and now, the full length novel, Natalie s Getting Married.Rosa Temple is a Londoner and is married with two sons She is a reluctant keep fit fanatic and doer of housework and insists that writing keeps her away from such strenuous tasks She spends her days creating characters and story lines while drinking herbal tea and eating chocolate biscuits To find out about Rosa and to catch up on all her musings please join her here on rosatemplewrites

    728 thoughts on “Playing by the Rules

    • I am not a big fan of chick lit this book, however, surprised me by being well written with a cast of characters one could identify with. It didn't hurt that it was set in England, one of my favorite countries.At times humorous, at times heart lifting, this story is about Magenta and Anthony. Magenta needs to be employed for twelve consecutive months in order to inherit a large sum of money. The thing is: she'd never held a job for more than two months at any given time plus, she's sort of a spo [...]


    • Magenta is a 28-year-old woman, who hasn't held a job longer than a few months. Her parents and sisters have helped her and she didn't find anything wrong in that situation. It all changed, when her grandmother passed away and left money for all her granddaughters, but Magenta was the only one, who didn't get the money that easily, she gets the money when she has had the same job for a year or when she turns 45. Magenta finds the situation unfair, but she needs the money and therefore has to fin [...]


    • At 28 years old, Magenta Bright has never lasted more than a few days in a job. She has been spoilt by her wealthy family, not helped by being the youngest of four girls. She would rather spend her life living the show business lifestyle than spend a day working.When her Nana Clementine passes away, all four girls are set to gain an inheritance of £250,000 each. Sisters Indigo, Amber and Ebony are all able to have their money immediately. Magenta on the other hand has to work for her money; lit [...]


    • Thank you to Netgalley, Harper Collins uk and Rosa Temple for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book. You can find my review on both and . On /karenwhittard and on under k.e.whittard from publication date. This book is a little bit melodramatic. With characters that I didn't find too engaging to but grew on me as time went on. There are some funny moments in this book. But it is a tad predictable. All in all not a bad [...]


    • I was internally debating whether I should give it a 3 or 3.5. I guess 2 stars won !!I'll tell you why though. Everything seemed so bland and one dimensional. The characters and the plot just didn't feel right. Everything felt too good to happen, you know ! I mean, it all just perfectly fell into place.So, Magenta is a smart but lazy girl. Oh but the cliche doesn't end there. Her family including grandma, parents, her 3 elder sisters are all filthy rich. Oh yeah, her best friend is a top-shot mo [...]


    • Great mix of fun, giggle inducing writing and with two potential love interests that kept me guessing until really close to the end. Magenta's life really starts to change when she is informed about her inheritance, or more specifically the conditions attached to it. So long as she can stay in continuous employment at the same company for a whole year, she will inherit, otherwise its a long wait until she is in her 40s to be eligible. For Magenta has never held a job for longer than 2 months at [...]


    • Playing by the Rules by Rosa Temple follows the story of rather unlikable Magenta, a melodramatic, wealthy socialite who is left money as part of an inheritance on the proviso that she holds down one job for 365 days. Her sister helps her find a job and on accepting Magenta realises her true potential and finds that she is more then capable of having a successful career and love.Throughout the story Magenta's character becomes rather likable despite her character flaws (i.e being spoilt) and you [...]


    • On first introduction, Magenta was more than a bit spoiled, immature, aimless and wallowing in all of the things she ‘wasn’t’: wasn’t in a relationship, wasn’t as clever as her sisters, wasn’t as driven and, perhaps the biggest one, wasn’t getting the substantial inheritance from her beloved Grandmother’s death without strings. At 28, I actually found her to be more of the ‘stuck at 18’ sort of woman, but her sense of humor, the struggles with her own perceptions of herself, [...]


    • Playing By The Rules offers nothing really new or surprising as far as chick-lit goes, but it is still an enjoyable read. This book follows Magenta, a wealthy socialite who is forced to get and hold a job for 365 days as a term of her inheritance. In the course of accepting and working at a job, Magenta finds her true potential (and, obviously, love). Despite Magenta's spoiled ways, she is still a likable and surprisingly easy to relate to main character. Reading this book, you will find yoursel [...]


    • This book got me in from the very first page and kept me there the whole time. What a great array of characters. At first I thought it might be a cheesey poor little rich girl story but it definitely wasn't. It was more about growing up and becoming someone. There were a couple of twists in the storyline which I didn't see coming which is a nice surprise. I would definitely buy this book as a gift for a friend.


    • Quick read about a woman growing up. Magenta is not an appealing character (selfish, childish, etc) at the start but you might enjoy watching her realize that you enjoy life a lot more when you have a purpose. I liked Temple's writing style- its breezy and perfect for this genre. THanks to netgalley for the ARC.


    • so i stayed up all night to read this book and i have mixed feelings. I actually liked the book but i felt it could be so much better.- The main character is magenta and I didnt really like her at first but as I kept reading I totally loved her. She is smart and I really dont get why she didnt like to work because she is an amazing P.A. She came up with brilliant ideas for the company and she knows how to throw a party. Though she seems to fall in love too easily.- I loved the female friendship [...]


    • Netgalley is spoiling me with its selection of entertaining chick-lit at the moment. This is another fun read, inept posh girl learns how to be a proper adult and finds love would sum it up in a few words. Okay so I need to write a slightly longer review than that. I just reviewed the Little Lady Agency, and I feel this book is in a somewhat similar vein. Playing on the high society types, though with a hint of destitution, and a healthy smack of 'life isn't fair'. Magenta starts out as a little [...]


    • A good little book that allowed me to escape from reality and enter the world of filthy rich Magenta who HAS to get a job and stick with it for 365 days in order to inherit £250,000 from her grandmother.Although it felt far fetched, the romance aspects were sweet and created interest with the will they/won’t they aspects of both potential relationships.Whilst not the most challenging of reading material, it made a change from the grisly thrillers3* as a little far fetched but enjoyed this non [...]


    • This was a good and enjoyable read.I've loved to see our heroine growth as a person and as a worker.Magenta's journey from wild animal party to smart and dedicated PR kept my attention throughout the whole bookI won't unveil too much of the plot to not risk to ruin it to you all.Rosa Temple made an excellent work,mixing up funny and thought provoking scenes,delivering an entertaining story.


    • The first half of the book I debated even finishing. The second half is slightly better. If you want a total fluff chick-lit book (which is what I was looking for between reading some meatier choices), it's borerline ok. But I found it cliche and not at all believable. I'm normally pretty easy on chick lit since I read it when I'm wanting something fun, but I really found this book weak and eye-rollingly contrived.



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