Title: Breaking the Rules
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Review: I’ve read every book in this series now and I think I can say that this one is not one of my favorites. Not much SEAL stuff in this one, lots and lots and lots and lots of dialogue and touchy feely mush. She left in the sharp language that Dan and Izzy are known for, but she took too much of their other good qualities out to make them insecure and nauseating to listen to. I miss the rough guys who fall in love, but don’t discuss their feelings with each other. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but I was extremely disappointed in this book, I requested it at the library before it was released and waited impatiently to read it and for what?
Maybe it is a good idea she closes out this series, because it is going downhill fast. If you enjoyed the rest of the Troubleshooters series, and I recommend it to anyone reading military romance, thriller, suspense filled books, then you may want to read this to keep up with the happenings in the characters lives.
I not sure what I hoped to get from this book, but I didn’t get anything more than a few wasted days reading, but maybe my tastes have changed. I just didn't like some of the way the characters reacted, it seemed out of character for them. Some of the story was heartbreaking and yet you could see how characters from other books were coming to help. Brockmann does a great job of bringing characters back from other books. I will miss this series, but even if she writes more I may be finished after reading this one. I would have reviewed it earlier, but I just kept pushing its scheduled date back for other books.
Publisher: Published March 22nd 2011 by Ballantine Books
Quick Review: 2 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: I’ve read the other 15 books in the Troubleshooters series.
Where I Obtained the Book: From my local library.
Synopsis: Sometime in the not too distant past, the once torrid romance between Eden Gillman and her Navy SEAL husband Izzy Zanella took a drastic cooling turn. Both seem permanently wedded to mutual disdain, but then something happens that changes the chemistry: Eden discovers that her younger brother Ben is the victim of abuse by his stepfather. To rescue him from the tyrant's custody, she knows that she must reconstruct her tattered relationship with the man that she had most cherished. What she doesn't yet realize is the full saving strength of that lovers' reunion.
Author Biography: Suzanne Brockmann is the author of nearly 50 romance and romantic suspense novels, including her wildly popular 15-books-and-counting Troubleshooters series. She also wrote the popular Tall, Dark & Dangerous series for Silhouette Intimate Moments.
In her free time she likes to sing and do volunteer work. She is a proud member of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) as well as many other equality groups.
She is married to published author Ed Gaffney.