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New Rules by Lily Hayden

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Kate Miller has it all; a glittering career, a wonderful home life and a promotion in the bag. She knows the rules for success, and nothing will stop her from getting to where she wants to be.

Ellie Stephens, on the other hand, can’t catch a break; she’s trapped in a vicious circle of dead-end jobs and red-flag relationships until she’s paired with Kate in their company’s brand-new mentoring scheme.

Ellie just can’t seem to get to grips with Kate’s ruthless recipe for success no matter how hard she tries, leaving her wondering if she’s the problem. Two new men in her life, affable-but-mysterious Freddie and Kate’s drop-dead gorgeous ex Liam try to help her muddle through and figure out how to get ahead.

Meanwhile, Kate’s perfect life is unraveling and where once everything she touched turned to gold, it’s suddenly falling apart. Her work nemesis is throwing obstacles in her way at every turn, her home life is in tatters and her first love is suddenly back in her life. Kate is more confused than ever; is it time to break those rules?


Welcome to the cutthroat world of advertising.  No job is worth losing your identity and your family.

Kate is an ice queen who wants that promotion and will do anything to get it. Even lose sight of her integrity and self-worth. Her savage and denigrating tactics are just as bad or worse than her chauvinistic colleague, Garth. And in her determination to get ahead at work, she is losing her husband at home. Feeling lonely she finds a friend in an unexpected place.

Ellie is a beautiful young woman wanting to succeed in advertising, but she is blocked at every turn by the chauvinism and sexism in her workplace. With problems in her personal life as well as her work life, her choices seem bleak until she listens to some unsolicited advice.

Kate and Ellie are complete opposites when it comes to their life goals, but when they finally realize that working together is better than working at odds, the rules start to change.

Overall, this is an engrossing, unpleasant, and realistic story about a down and dirty competition in the workplace and the consequences it has on one’s personal life.  If you like chick-lit with a few nasty backstabbing tactics and a HEA ending, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Hayden for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Lily HaydenLily Hayden writes chick lit with a kick.

Modern-day women want modern-day heroines and Lily’s characters want sizzling romance, rewarding careers, and equal partnerships, but like all of us, they face many challenges and it isn’t always easy.

A mother to four children, Lily graduated with a degree in Business in her hometown in South Wales and enjoyed a successful career in Financial Services before fulfilling a lifelong ambition to write books.

Her debut novel Butterflies, a heartwarming alternative to the traditional boy-meets-girl story, was released in 2018, reaching readers all over the world and she is the author of five books, including a Young Adult Dystopian novel Project Terra under the alias SJ Woods (because who doesn’t love a bit of action and defeating bad guys every now and again).

Follow Lily on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for the latest releases, promotions, and occasional photos of her dogs.


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