Iris Tarango is a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she's also a decorated former Marine who fought hard to become one of Red Stone Security's most respected agents. But her perfectly ordered life is turned upside down when she's assigned to guard the sexy, dominating tycoon she shares a secret history with. The instant Iris walks back into the billionaire's diamond-studded orbit, the wild attraction flares between them; and her reputation, objectivity, and heart are in trouble.
After an attempt on his life, business magnate Wyatt Christiansen calls in major favors to hire Iris as his bodyguard. He knows she's the best, though he has another motive too. He sees this as his final chance to win her heart. But when danger spins out of control, all Wyatt can think of is getting Iris out of harm's way; even if it means losing her love in the end.
Unfortunately, the killer seems to know their every move. If Wyatt and Iris don't figure out who put out the hit, they'll lose more than their chance at happiness together.
Author note: Breaking Her Rules is the sixth story in the Red Stone Security series but can be listened to as a stand-alone.
©2013 Katie Reus (P)2014 Katie Reus
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This book had me hooked from the beginning, it is suspenseful and romantic. I enjoyed listening to the narrator and it kept me hooked from the beginning.
I love all of Katie Reus's books, they are wonderful and keep me reading well into the night.
This book had me laughing out loud to many parts, it was very enjoyable.
This is a great book, but then I love all of this author's books, I really enjoyed the narrator as well. Very enjoyable, I highly recommend this book.
"Sexy, heartwarming, thrilling love story"
Reviewing the audible version narrated by Sophie Easlake. She has a nice tone of voice; soft but clear. This was my first audible and what a nice surprise. I was able to listen to pretty much all of it in the time it took me to do all the things I had to do around the house. Only other thing I have to say about it though is that it was hard for me to keep a straight face when she did the hero’s voice. I couldn't stop myself from laughing out loud! And I dodn't even think it was funny, it was just strange! But don’t let that deter you from enjoying the story because it was awesome.
Breaking Her Rules is part of Katie Reus’ Red Stone Security Series. It introduces us to Iris, an ex-marine and team leader of her security team. It sounded like she had a hard life growing up and turned to the Marines because it was the only thing she viewed as “the good guys.” Her friend Wyatt was some sort of anchor to that past life but also the only good and true friend she ever really had. While visiting him in Las Vegas they decide to get married without thinking much of the consequences. Their relationship may look a bit rushed but to me it sounded congruent with the story. They were after all friends since childhood and he was hiding his true feeling for her for a long while. I admire and love strong, relentless, take-charge heroines and Iris fulfilled the pattern to a “T”. It seemed logical that she felt vulnerable when he kind of asked her to give up everything she'd fought hard for and stayed with him. I mean, give the girl a few moments to think about what was happening before blurting out something like that! Ok, I don't agree with her reaction but I can understand why she acted the way she acted.
Reus’ writing voice was impeccable as usual. The narration flowed naturally and secondary characters were a plus, always on point. I've read other reviews that say the plot was predictable and that it was obvious they would end up together. Well of course they will end up together; it’s Suspense Romance for a reason. And as far as the villain, there has to be a rock in the path to happiness to make it worth it, but that’s why we expect the plot to be good. Predictable or not, the plot was full of action, suspense, and full of emotions, and in this instance, the ride to happiness was what it was all about. But in case you're wondering, the plot was so not predictable =D
*I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review*
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"I LOVED Iris & Wyatt's story!! Fabulous listen!!"
I've been waiting and waiting for this story ~ if you read Katie Reus this ties in with her Sin City series ~ I kept checking and checking for this story, and you know how you're somtimes dissapointed when you finally get a story you've been waiting for forever??
That so didn't happen here! I absolutely LOVED Wyatt and Iris, and they are so perfect for one another ~ Wyatt is strong and domineering, but he knows how handle Iris, who is a strong and self assured woman. He's not about to let her go ~ even when she's stubbornly refusing him. The sparks fly from the second they step on the same page and don't stop! Smokin' hawt chemistry, Sophie Eastlake's fabulous narration & a GREAT story!
You don't want to miss this one ~ and let me recommend this whole series, as well as the Sin City series by Katie Reus. Action packed, sexy & full of characters you'll love and want to see more of!!
"Perfect romantic suspense world!"
I love this series and the narrator nailed the characters perfectly! Very entertaining.
The entire Red Stone Security series, and it's spin-off The Serafina: Sin City series are not-to-be-missed reads. Great characters; great world.
"I love this story!"
Intense,sexy and thrilling!
Wyatt!He is very protective of Iris and also very sweet!He cares for the people he calls friends.Vey likeable character!
When Iris waited in his office and he had no idea she was there!It was a sexy scene for sure!:)
The connection between Iris and Wyatt when they met again!
This series is great!If you like Romantic Suspence read this!You can read the books out of order if you want..:)
"Not a favorite Katie Reus story."
This seemed to be more about he sex than any security company agents. I liked the characters well enough but all they did was have sex or think about having sex.
The story line and plot were just mediocre at best. It was really rather boring. Seriously, this book consisted of 90% sex or thoughts of sex. Hard to enjoy a story where there is not much of one. What story there was could have been good if some of the sex had been eliminated and more story included. I will say the sex was written very hot and steamy, and was written well. I had no issues with that. It was the amount of sex that overshadowed a potentially good story.
There was lots of dialogue throughout the book (even during the sex). I like lots of dialogue, so there is that.
The narration was great! Sophie Eastlake does a fantastic job on the men's voices. They sound like men and they sound sexy. She reads with emotion. Her reading voice is nice and she does not grate on the nerves. Everyone gets their own distinct voice. She is a joy to listen to.
I can't say I recommend this story, unless you want to read a book mostly consisting of good sex. But I wholeheartedly recommend the narrator!
"A little better than OK for me.."
Iris kept telling herself she had to focus on her job, instead of Wyatt, but she was constantly thinking of sex with him. It kind of got in the way of the story. Some of Katie Reus’s books have just enough sex and others you just drown in it. This is the 11th book I’ve read of KR’s and my least favorite. There were too many thoughts of sex for it to be an enjoyable read. I did find myself skimming a lot of pages of unnecessary thoughts and sex. I was more interested in why Sato was hired to kill Wyatt and it took a while to find out who had hired her. I really do like books on hired killers.
So, the fight at Forest’s house was pretty cool. Iris kicked Sato’s ass while Wyatt took care of Keibler, though the fight between the two men was for totally different reasons than Sato trying to kill Wyatt. I bet Keibler was real sorry he referred to Iris as “one of Wyatt’s whores.”
With the bombing at Wyatt’s house this book just kept getting more and more exciting. And then another bombing at the abondoned building. It’s just too bad I had to skim over so many thought and dreams of sex. At 70% they still hadn’t actually had sex but they dreamed a couple of hot episodes. AND, as I guessed, the last chapter was all about sex, and a job offer.
Over all it was a good story, with some explicit sex dreams then actual sex. The F-BOMB was used 53 times. So, all you readers who don’t like swearing don’t buy this book then complain about it.
As to the narrator: I love the voices of the characters Ms. Eastlake does but I notice she doesn't have any emotion. She doesn't laugh or cry or shout or whisper or anything. She needs to listen other narrators who do, especially, Susan Duerden, who makes all the right sounds when she reads. Then, SE would really become one of my favorites.
I liked it a lot. Sometimes I had a hard time with the male character coming from a woman, it was hard to believe. I would definitely listen to Sophie again.
I totally fell in love with wyatt and iris the way they was with each other is so funny at times, its a great storyline
"Suspense and Action. Awesome Listen."
Breaking Her Rules by Katie Reus is Book 6 in the Red Stone Security Series. Iris (a former marine and Red Stone security specialist) is tasked with protecting Wyatt Christianson. Little do her bosses at Red Stone know that Iris and Wyatt have a history together and are secretly married. This makes things complicated for Iris not so much for Wyatt. Iris left Wyatt in Las Vegas after a whirlwind time together. Wyatt wants Iris back and needs to figure out why she left. In the meantime, someone is trying to kill Wyatt and Iris needs to figure out who it is. The suspense, romance and chemistry are great in this book and Iris and Wyatt make a special couple. This is another great book by author Katie Reus. Ms. Reus does not disappoint with the suspense and action in this latest Red Stone Security offering. The narration in this book was well done. The pace is steady with no breaks or issues. Sophie Eastlake does a good job with the characters and making them realistic to the listener.
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