Audiobook, Romantic Suspense

Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann @SuzBrockmann @PLawlorAudio @reneeraudman

the setup…
This is primarily Izzy and Eden’s story, where we see both of them do a bit of growing up. Dan Gillman and Jenn LeMay also have their moment but to a lesser extent. We have an opportunity to delve into the dysfunctional past of the Gillman family and learn more about Eden and Dan and why their relationship is so fractured. Their youngest sibling, Ben, is introduced and is central to them finding a way to create a healthier relationship.

the heart of the story…
The excitement stems from a relationship Ben forms with a young girl who has escaped from sex slave traders. Izzy and Dan end up having to play team to deal with the men from the organization who have threatened their family. While it doesn’t rise to the complex level we’ve seen in previous books in the series, it serves as a mechanism to explore the complexities of Izzy and Eden, which on the surface may sound like an oxymoron. Both Izzy and Eden’s backstories will have you reassessing the two characters and having a greater appreciation for the both of them. You see a side of Izzy that you didn’t know he had and understand the underpinnings of his personality. The real transformation is with Dan Gillman, who has appeared to be one of the more shallow characters in the series. It was interesting to see all this develop and culminate at the end of the story.

the narration…
I’m still loving the pairing of Lawlor & Raudman who provide a seamless and outstanding performance. I love Izzy and Lawlor really brings him to life.

the bottom line…
This is the last full length book in the series, even though there are some loose ends that get tied up in the short stories that followed. I thought this was a good story, full of humor and sadness. You’ll pull for Izzy and Eden and maybe find redemption for Dan Gillman. I enjoyed it and highly recommend the book, especially on audio.

Book Info

  • Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Series: Troubleshooters #16
  • Narrators: Patrick Lawlor & Renée Raudman
  • Audio Length: 18 hours, 14 minutes
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio


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11 thoughts on “Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann @SuzBrockmann @PLawlorAudio @reneeraudman”

  1. I’ve loved following your reviews on this series. I loved reading it and would like to go back and reread on audio. One day, hopefully sooner than later. Excellent reviews!

    Anne – Books of My Heart

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