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Rule Breaker

Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Series: Mixed Messages, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss?

Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards.

Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything.

However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy. There are only two problems - Gabe is still a bastard, and he makes wedding planners look like hardened pessimists.

But what happens when Dylan starts to see the real Gabe? What happens when he starts to fall in love with the warm, wary man that he sees glimpses of as the days pass?

Because Gabe is still the same commitment shy, cold man that he’s always been, or is he? Has Dylan had the same effect on Gabe, and has his solid gold rule of no commitment finally been broken? With his heart taken Dylan desperately needs to know, but will he get hurt trying to find the answers?

From the author of The Summer of Us comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy, showing what happens between two men when rules get broken.

©2017 Lily Morton (P)2019 Lily Morton

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Great story and narration, a realistic story.

First if Joel Leslie is narrating its going to be good. Story is well paced, believable (I have wanted to kill a few managers) and mixed with enough angst and comedy. I found myself rocking with laughter at a few comments.

I cant recommend this book and Joel enough.

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Simple amazing

Amazing book!!! I love it, the thing that bothers me is that it is sooo short

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One of the best story lines I've heard

This is definitely worth a read/listen. It's not often you'll find a story line you can picture. This book has everything you'll need and the narrator is superb also.

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easygoing and funny read

easygoing enjoyable story with strong defined characters I could relate .
enjoyed the Humor very much.
Joel Leslie made the listening to a good experience...liked it.
not only sex but also relationship....

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Wow loved it!

I had read the book first and loved it but the audio version was amazing. Excellent narration that made me laugh out loud with snarkiness perfectly delivered. A really good romance with obligatory highs,lows,anguish and love.

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Great book

I’d put off getting this because a lot of the reviews talked about the drama and emotional rollercoaster, but was having a book lull and I love Joel Leslie as a narrator so decided to give it a go. It was great! I was fine with this type of drama and was pleasantly delighted by this book. On to the next in the series!

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Loved this book 😍

This was such a great book that half way through I bought the next book in Audio. Can't wait to start it now.

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Perfect

This was an amazing listen. This was actually my first m/m audiobook and it's taken me quite a while to review, sorry! I loved this book when I read it so when it came on audible I was really excited. I was unsure whether to buy it when I listened to the sample (I wasn't sure about the narration can you believe?) and possibly wouldn't have got it, but I won a free copy and I can say without a doubt that I loved it so much. I have since listened to many more m/m audiobooks, including several narrated by the fantastic Joel Leslie. I thank Lily Morton for introducing me to both m/m audio and Joel!
The banter between the characters is great, I love humour in stories, especially those with a heavy dose of angst (which this has!). I fell in love with Dylan and Gabe all over again and had my heart broken and mended once more.
I really can't recommend Rule Breaker highly enough. Lily Morton has written a fab story here, and Joel Leslie's narration was devine. I look forward to the next Lily Morton audiobook, Deal Maker :)

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Brilliant

Superb narration by Joel Leslie. Dylan was a fun loving character who brought out the best in Gabe. Loved it

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Cracking story and narration both

l loved this story when l had read it, a while ago.
l loved it even more brought to life by the awesome Joel Leslie.

The story is full of one liners that will have you smiling one minute
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So edgy,
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so sexy , and so beautifully done by the narrator.
Lily Morton is such consistante success.

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  • Beth I-L
  • 17-04-19

Brings the emotion to life!

OMG! Just finished the new audiobook of Rule Breaker!! Stayed up all night listening to it...it was THAT good!! And let me say at this point that I’ve read the book three times prior!

Joel Leslie does such a fantastic job with the narration. I always remember the snark and sass of the books but he brings the emotion and heartbreak so alive it is breathtaking! I’m amazed by how much different he sounds here than in other books he’s done. So in character, so talented. Even the intro and the credits in character!! Bravo!!

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  • W.F.
  • 18-04-19

~ " Love must be as much light as ...

... it is a flame. "~ hdt

To say I enjoyed listening to Rule Breaker would be an understatement. I am utterly and I mean cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs , obsessed and giddy by how much I was entertained .

Even though, I already read and loved Rule Breaker; Joel Leslie brought it to life. His characterization of Dylan and Gabe was magnificent.

his portrayal captured and gave me the Dylan and Gabe , I had in my head ; he deliver exactly, the snark, the teasing, the lust, the hurt and the happiness. Everything.

Thus far, my review have been about how the story made me feel and how pleasurable experience was to listen to it.

But I haven't say anything of what the book is about. So, the short and sweet explanation.
It's a Rom - Com about two likeable, engaging, polar opposite men , doing everything possible to fight their volatile and their OMG fire burning 😏 I'm melting here chemistry and need for each other tale.

It's written with Lily Morton offbeat, quirky and lovable style.

The type of tale you know , you'll be reading/listening again and again because it makes you feel good , believe that true love really does exist and everyone can have a HEA.

Get this audio , it is worth all the credits in your account.

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  • Eugenia
  • 12-06-19

The Banter, The Snark, The Tension, The Sex!!!

OMFG!!! This AUDIOBOOK by Joel Leslie KICKS ASS!!! It injected such life and so much more humor (as if the writing were t funny enough on its own) that I found myself begging Lily Morton for the release dates of the next books in the series.

I am UPPING my review to FIVE STARS!!!

Original ebook review: Nov 2017–
<strong>Delicious, hot ride!</strong>

I loved this book! While there wasn’t much of a plot, the relationship between these two men was more than enough to sustain my interest through the main part of the novel (we’ll deal with the epilogue later.)

Dylan, assistant to the irascible attorney Gabe, is hilarious. He’s witty, charming, tall, and handsome (as all men are, of course). His boss is equally gorgeous, muscled, tall, and a monster of a man to work for.

Although Dylan wishes him dead, he also lusts after him. Could his gruff boss possibly lust after him as well? Of course this is a perfect set up for an enemies-to-lovers story.

I found the verbal exchanges between the two men funny and entertaining. I loved the tension bouncing back and forth, and the deliciousness of it all when they got together. Chemistry. These two had it.

Of course, their road to an HEA is rocky, and at times I just wanted to smack Gabe upside the head for being such an idiot, but if it weren’t for that, we wouldn’t have much of a story.

The writing was above par and kept the story moving up until we get to the epilogue. Our little peek into their happily ever after. Here the author switched up the previously single POV to a double one. Personally, it’s something I don’t care for at the end of a book. I’ve gotten used to one voice, don’t give me another past the 11th hour. Also, the epilogue was a lot of telling and very little doing. This was a switch from the balanced writing throughout most of the book.

Oddness of epilogue aside, I loved this book and thought the characters had depth, and strength, and fantastic sex! This was my first book by Lily Morton and I’m seriously impressed by her work (and the super hot sex)!

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  • Miareadsbooks
  • 21-02-20

Perfect

I have to say, I'm a big fan of Joel Leslie's British accent and thoroughly enjoyed this narration. The book was always a fun read and this performance adds to the drama perfectly.

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  • Ms ddne
  • 09-02-20

Complex characters & good story

I loved the snark of the MC and felt his pain until he got his MEA. Joel Leslie Brought the characters to life as he always does.

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  • loveQhuay
  • 07-02-20

Perfect voice and awesome story

Ahhh, it was my first Lily Morton book but let me say it wasn't the last! Give me more! And awww, the audio is just perfection. Joel's voice is so brilliant, I love listening to it. He gives life to the characters and to the story, it always like it's happening next to me.

Loved the book, the characters, their background and the way they relaltionship changed into love. It was so good. It has some chapters that I listened to more then 1 times, just saying ;)

Can't wait the next book!

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  • Ana Nimity
  • 29-01-20

Brilliant performance

This is at least my fourth attempt at leaving a review for this audio book, so here's hoping it works this time.
Rule Breaker is one of my all-time favorite books in any genre. It's achieve comfort read level and the audio is right there next to it. I've listened twice to Joel Leslie's brilliant narration and have been dazzled both times at his skills. He gives the character life and depth, and makes this one of my top three audio books of 2019.

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  • JAW
  • 17-01-20

Awesome 👍👍👍👍 a must read

Dylan & Gabe man what an emotional read I couldn't put it down. The sarcasm the laughter the love the pain the fear of one letting balls down I felt it all this is a must-read book. I never heard of Lily Morton before but I'm fixing to check out her other books I might say Joel Leslie did a phenomenal job with all the characters. well done Lily and well done Joel. Dylan and Gabe will be a part of my life and I can't wait to the second series ❤️

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  • Victoria
  • 28-12-19

Enjoyable, snarky banter, funny, sexy, and sweet

Listening to the audiobook. Thanks for the code Lily! ❤

I really like Lily Morton's snarky, quirky and lovable style. Joel Leslie is the perfect narrator for Lily's style - absolutely nailed both the sarcasm and humor of the characters in the story to make this a very entertaining listen.

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Enjoyable, snarky banter, funny, sexy, and a sweet comfort read.

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  • Shaun Marks
  • 06-12-19

great book, fabulous naration.

narration. story, moves along quickly maintains your interest. believable love story, hot sex. superbly read by Joel Leslie. I highly recommend.

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