Bartlett's Rule


By Chelle Cordero

Publisher : Vanilla Heart Publishing

ABOUT Chelle Cordero

Chelle Cordero
I’m the kid with the vivid imagination and a whole slew of very interesting and unique made-up friends, lol. As I grew into a hopeless romantic, I was involved in some rather exciting and interesting jobs and volunteer work: backstage lighting designer, NYC Auxiliary Police, wannabe actr More...


Bartlett's Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige's love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.

"Rape is not just a woman's problem. Nor is rape something that happens to someone else, somewhere else. It happens everywhere, every day, and every minute to girls and women of all ages. Family and friends of victims are also affected." ( So long as there is rape, it is everyone's problem - according to statistics, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become victims of sexual assault sometime i their lifetime.

Chelle Cordero has arrived., February 14, 2009
By  Cara Somers "Book Gal" (NY NY)
This review is from: Bartlett's Rule (Paperback)
In Bartlett's Rule the author skillfully captures emotion and feeling in a well written and thought out novel. Its a great read as are her other novels. This author is a true hidden gem. (Amazon)

Real people, Real Problems and Real Solutions, February 8, 2009
By  Malcolm R. Campbell "The Sun Singer" (Northeast Georgia)
This review is from: Bartlett's Rule (Paperback)
At first glance, Paige Andrews' approach to celebrity writer and celebrated womanizer Lon Bartlett is reminiscent of a child's first day at the beach, a child who runs down to the incoming waves only to run back to the safety of the dunes beyond the water's reach, and then again, and then again. Indeed, she desperately wants her evolving relationship to be as spontaneous and carefree as first love.

But in looking closer, as both lovers and mad men are apt to do, Lon sees that behind Paige's engaging smile lie painful memories of man named Hal who raped her and all but took away her ability to get close to anyone again. Lon's best intentions trigger Paige's worst fears.

"Bartlett's Rule" is an easy-to-read novel about difficult-to-resolve issues for rape survivors and the prospective significant others in their lives. For Paige and Lon, sorting out the boundaries of trust and the limits of patience is a treacherous undertaking because they are very much in the public eye and because Hal's arrogant needs are not yet satisfied.

Unfortunately, Paige's dysfunctional family is also not out of sight and out of mind, providing additional twists and turns in the plot to keep readers guessing about choices and outcomes until the last page. (Amazon)