Unrestrained passions and exotic locales are key elements of Rules of Engagement, a savvy debut by C. Michael Bennis. With a pitch perfect prose and unforgettably naughty characters, new romance author Bennis offers a winning combination that tells of the underbelly of the advertising world and the softest sides of true love. In the summer of 1964, two college graduates meet in a London club. While their attraction is palpable, Nicole is engaged to the premier's son and is Parisian aristocracy; dutiful to a fault she can't help but fall headfirst for Alec, a Colorado native who is a little rough around the edges. As they decide the course of their affair, Nicole comes up with the Rules of Engagement. Over the next nine days they agree t to fall in love and t to reveal their identities. Reunited by chance over two decades later, the magic is still there. One is married, one is t-both will begin to understand that love and passion endures despite time, circumstance, and reason.
C. Michael Bennis studied at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and later graduated from the University of Colorado. He was part of the 1961 University of Colorado Big 8 Champion football team as well as the 1962 Orange Bowl squad. He graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Signs of Destiny is Bennis' second published book (available mid-March 2012), and he now enjoys living in Tucson, Arizona as a toy and advertising industry executive. Bennis' father was Chuck Bennis, the Illini All-Century football player who earned All-Big Ten and All-American Honors in 1933 and 1934, and served as co-captain of the 1934 team. He was named I Man of the Year in 1978, one year after George Halas earned the same award. The fans also voted his father to the twenty-five man All-Century Team during the Illinois Football Centennial Celebration in 1990. Chuck Bennis died on May 14, 2006 at the age of ninety-five years old.