House Rules

House Rules

“Smart, nuanced, and so, so romantic!” —Kate Clayborn, author of Love Lettering

ROOMMATE WANTED to share a gorgeous sun-filled apartment in Central Harlem. Must love cats. No ex-husbands or wives need apply.

Seventeen years ago, different dreams pulled Simon Mizrahi and Lana Kuo apart. But when Lana takes a position as a chef back in Manhattan, her apartment search puts her right in her ex-husband’s path. Music teacher Simon is also hunting for a new place to live, and when Lana proposes they be platonic roomies, well…it’s not the worst idea he’s ever heard.

A sunny uptown two-bedroom sounds far more appealing than the cramped, noisy space where he’s currently struggling to work. Still, Simon has seen firsthand that Lana’s a flight risk, so he agrees on a trial basis.

Three months. With strict boundaries.

Living together again feels wonderfully nostalgic, but when the ex-couple’s lingering feelings rise to the surface, the rules go out the window.

Of course, chemistry was never their problem. But while Simon’s career feels back on solid footing, Lana is still sorting out what she wants. With their trial period soon coming to an end, they’ll have to decide if their living arrangement was merely a sexy trip down memory lane or a reunion meant to last.

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    House Rules Reviews

  • Lacey (laceybooklovers)

    A second chance romance between a formerly married couple!! Who now have to share an apartment together in NYC!!!!...

  • Jasmine Guillory

    I love how Ruby Lang’s books always feel like the characters are so real I could call them a few weeks after I finished the book and check in on how they’re doing now. This one has noodles and pia...

  • Talia Hibbert

    I've loved this entire series for its realism and intensity and relatable characters, and also the fact that it's all built around property in NYC. That feels like such a fun and original and grounded...

  • K.J. Charles

    Third in this series about people finding love and affordable housing in New York, the latter slightly more difficult than the former. The MCs in this are both 40somethings, which is fantastic, especi...

  • Nursebookie

    Lana Kuo and Simon Mizrahi were once a married couple who had different dreams that tore their marriage apart. Fast forward seventeen years later and now while apartment hunting, they run into each ot...

  • aarya

    It took me weeks to read HOUSE RULES. Not because it was bad, but because it was so desperately sad and heartwrenching in parts that I had to set it down and take a break. So, so beautiful throughout ...

  • Bookphenomena (Micky)

    2.5 starsI loved the premise for this, a 40 something couple previously divorced from one another going into a flatshare. Although the idea of a flatshare in these circumstances was a stretch in reali...

  • Emma

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the third story in the Uptown companion series, so you can totally read this as a standalo...

  • Yna the Mood Reader

    I’m happy to share that I am included in Harlequin Carina Press Blog Tour Team! For our first partnership, I am sharing my thoughts on House Rules by Ruby Lang. This is actually my second Ruby Lang ...

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review

    HOUSE RULES by Ruby Lang is book Three in the Uptown Series. This is the story of Simon Mizrahi and Lana Kuo. I have not yet read the previous books so for me this was a standalone book. Simon and Lan...