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The only easy day is yesterday. BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training is known for being the toughest, meanest, most physically punishing program in the entire US Navy, and a new crop of tadpoles have arrived in Coronado eager to prove their worth - to make it through Hell Week and become US Navy SEALs. Although Izzy prefers assignments out in the "real world", he's glad to be an instructor for the current BUD/S class, because it allows him to spend time at home with his wife, Eden, and her lively and lovable extended family.

Eden's 16-year-old brother, Ben, is dealing with a new crush and a homophobic bully in his high school, but it soon appears that things are not as they seem. Meanwhile, Eden's other brother (and Izzy's SEAL teammate and former frenemy) Danny Gillman and his wife Jenn have just had a baby who has colic and cries constantly.

As Ben deals with the type of too-serious high school drama that could involve a body count, and Danny and Jenn juggle a new baby, lack of sleep, and postpartum blues, Izzy is intrigued by Boat Squad John, a misfit team of young SEAL candidates all named John, including the intriguing young Seagull, his swim buddy Timebomb, and Seagull's nemesis Hans.

Does Seagull have what it takes to keep Boat Squad John still standing when the dust of BUD/S Hell Week settles or will they ring out?

Set in Coronado during BUD/S training Hell Week, in Ready to Roll, Brockmann introduces the SEAL officer and instructor nicknamed Grunge - Lt. Peter Greene - as she delivers what she does best: a story celebrating the US Navy SEALs - and the women (and sometimes men) who wholeheartedly love and support them.

©2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-16

great continuation

this is great both as a continuation or s stand alone. Funny, serious, contemporary and timeless.

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  • JC
  • 29-12-16

Another great book by SB

I absolutely adore the troubleshooters series and was really happy to see this newest one come out. It didn't disappoint either. Even better, it had Izzy involved and Izzy is my favorite character. I really enjoyed how the, drama played out and was resolved. I also enjoyed going through hell week with the new seals. I'm hoping squad John will become new regulars and that focussing on them means the series will continue. Because as long as it does, I will continue to buy each book the instant it's released.

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  • Rellim
  • 25-10-21

Love it!

In true Brockmann style - what she calls a “novella” other others call full length books. But then again, her full length novels are probably twice as long. Anyway - at just over 6 hours this is a fun mix of YA (Ben Gillman gets some major page time), catching up on more personal life of the Zanella/Gillman clan PLUS detailed experiences of up & coming going through BUD/s, specifically Hell Week.

It’s a solid mix of low steam romance, suspense, thriller and humor.

It’s also an introduction to Grunge (Pete) in a nice set up for his book, Some Kind Of Hero.

I’d hoped that Brockmann might someday do a Troubleshooters spin-off featuring all the men of Boat Squad John… but so far (2021) it hasn’t happened.

As always, a treat to listen to Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank. They do a great job with the many, many POVs in this one - plus keeping characters from previous books consistent. It’s so easy to binge these.

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  • Sam
  • 13-08-21

Short but amazing

This is one of my favorite TS books. I love Ben and Izzy. Jen cracks me up too, so this one is up there at the top for me. I enjoyed hearing all about hell week too.

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  • kimberly Eckert-Tompkins
  • 18-01-21

different storyline

enjoyed the different storylines throughout the book. Very entertaining to hear many of the characters points of view.

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  • Starrynite20121
  • 17-10-20

Ready to Roll

Ready to Roll by Suzanne Brockmann was a really exciting attention getter. I listened to it on audiobook and I adore the narrators! Characters are all larger than life.

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  • Dektolia
  • 24-05-19

Fun troubleshooters novella

I recommend this audiobook to fans of the Troubleshooters series. I would recommend the Troubleshooters series to fans of complex romantic suspense. My favorite aspect of the series is that it follows many characters through ups and downs in relationships; it’s not only one couple’s HEA at a time and storylines span multiple books.

As far as the narration, the Troubleshooters series with Patrick Lawlor narrating is what got me to switch to audiobooks. (I started with Hot Target). I like the tone of his voice and he does a great job voicing the different characters. Melanie Ewbank also does well. I really like that a male narrates the male POV sections and a female narrates the female POV. It really helps highlight the change in POV and is a benefit to listening instead of reading.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 04-12-18

homefront challenges

This is more than a novella. It’s late January, a few weeks after Home Fire Inferno. The story has viewpoints from several different characters.
Izzy is acting as day shift instructor to oversee Hell Week candidates.
Intro Grunge aka Lt Peter Greene; also John Seagull Livingston and Boat squad John.
There’s another storyline with Dan and Jen and their new baby challenges.
And another storyline with Ben, Ben’s crush Ryan, and Ryan’s crush Wade, who has a beyond horrible home life and they try to help his sister-in-law escape an abusive relationship.
For more Grunge, read Some Kind of Hero.
Lawlor does a good job of narration.
Ewbank is ok.

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  • Patricia Housel
  • 06-08-18

Always enjoyable

Another Troubleshooters fun one. I didn't realize I had missed one of the Troubleshooters stories so I had to catch up on the Seal Team John story. I'm glad I did. It filled in some of the missing pieces. I really enjoy this series and Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank are good narrators. Not going to go into details of the actual story but Brockmann is always a dependable storyteller.

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  • reader in MN
  • 10-03-18

Love Brockmann, love Troubleshooters!

Boatsquad John has their own book, loved to know how they got there. Also, nice to see more of Ben supported by his whole gang.