REVIEW: The Officer Breaks the Rules by Jeanette Murray

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Rating 3 Stars

His mind wasn’t in the dating game. Not when he was too hung up on one irritating, annoying, always-in-the-way female who made his teeth grind and his blood boil.

Jeremy has been a Marine for 10 years but now that it’s time to re-up he isn’t sure it’s what he really wants. On top of that, he’s attracted to his best friend’s sister and he knows they can’t get involved for a variety of reasons. Madison is a Navy Nurse and she’s had a crush on her brother’s best friend for a long time. In the past few years, Madison and Jeremy have become friends but Madison wants more. She’s determined to pursue Jeremy because she knows they could have something great.

I enjoyed Jeanette Murray’s writing which I just find easy going and pleasing to read, but the back and forth between Jeremy and Madison started to wear on me. I liked that Madison was the one pursuing Jeremy and making the moves. She was a strong woman who knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. Jeremy was just so wishy-washy whenever he was confronted with his father or his future. I understand wanting to please your parents but at the same time, you have to grow a pair. I liked the ending when Jeremy finally gets his act together. I was happy to see that he made what I consider to be the right decisions. Nice to see the hero making compromises instead of the heroine.

Matthew was a great side character! Many times side characters are 2 dimensional and not very significant to the story, but I felt Matthew’s character came across as very real. The set up we got for Veronica and Dwayne was perfect. I really want to know what all of Veronica’s secrets are, it’s killing me!

••• Book Details •••

Semper Fi #2    Romance, Contemporary    Sourcebooks    January 8, 2013

Captain Jeremy Phillips believes in doing his duty…both as a son and as a friend. This means that he should obey the “friend code” and stay away from his best friend’s little sister. Too bad Madison O’Shay doesn’t believe in his code and is ready to break all of the rules

As a Navy nurse, Madison is finally stationed next to the man she’s been dreaming about for years. And she’s ready to launch a full-scale attack to show this thoughtful, handsome Marine that they belong together.

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