Book Review: Breaking the Rules (Back to Brooklyn, #2) by H.B. Heinzer
Title: Breaking the Rules
Series: Back to Brooklyn
Author: H.B. Heinzer
Genre: New Adult Romance – 18+
Growing up in small town Wisconsin, Carly Turner couldn’t wait to escape when she graduated high school. Now, she’s living the life in New York City, even if she isn’t seeing her name in lights like she used to dream about at night. She’s living paycheck-to-paycheck, working behind the scenes in small theaters off Broadway. When there’s an equipment malfunction the week before opening night, Carly makes a call that winds up changing everything.
Life in the city isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. While she feels like she’s getting closer to making the move from behind the scenes to center stage, she misses being surrounded by people who understand the quirks that come from living in a town of five thousand people. That, and the fact that he’s sexy as sin, make Adam everything she feels like she’s missing.
The only problem? He’s her best friend’s kid brother…
Adam Sanders wants to settle down, find a good woman and start a family like he sees so many of his friends doing. But how is he supposed to meet Ms. Right when he’s constantly on the road for work? When he’s sent to New York to handle a repair that would typically be contracted out as a favor to his boss, he’s just about to his breaking point.
Everything changes when the stagehand sent to open the theater for him is none other than his big sister’s childhood friend. The same girl he lusted after as a teenager. Could this be fate’s way of showing him that he was looking in the wrong place for love?
As Adam and Carly’s friendship develops, lines will be crossed and rules will be broken. Will they be able to come out the other side without destroying everything they had back in Brooklyn?
Adam and Carly’s story runs almost exactly parallel to Julia and Micah’s in Bent. It fills in some information from Bent in Carly and Adam’s POV but mainly tells their own story. They grew up together but now Adam travels a lot for his job and Carly lives in New York. They reconnect by chance and sparks fly instantly.
Carly has a hard time with commitment and abandonment but is driven to make something of herself in her career and is loyal to her friends. Adam is sexy as hell, hard working, caring, and protective. He’s had a crush on Carly since they were kids but never acted on it because his sister Julia is one of Carly’s best friends.
I really liked the dynamics between the characters and and the story line that follows Adam and Carly. And what would a good romance be without some steamy sex scenes? Yeah, there’s plenty of those along with a little drama and a great romance.
This was a great story about learning to love and realizing that compromise doesn’t mean sacrifice. Both of the characters grow a lot throughout the story and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
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Posted on July 29, 2013, in Contemporary, New Adult, Romance and tagged Adam Sanders, Back to Brooklyn Series, Breaking the Rules, Carly Turner, H.B. Heinzer, Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.