BREAKING THE RULES (Back to Brooklyn #2)
by: H.B Heizner
Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Heat Rating: SIMMERING!
Breaking the Rules takes place during the same time as Bent (Back to Brooklyn #1) but from the point of view of Adam and Carly. If you haven't read Bent yet, you can read Breaking the Rules as a stand alone and still be "in the know" and if you have read Bent you will get to see the characters from a different perspective (nothing new happens with Julia and Micah but it was interesting to see their relationship through Adam's POV).
H.B. Heinzer has created an interesting group with Adam, Carly, Micah and Julia, it is a cast of characters that has lots of issues with their past, where they live and what they want out of life. What I liked most about this cast of characters is that they are real people, with average people problems, so they are easy to understand, relate to (no crazy rich CEO or rockstar or Divas here)
and root for as they find their happily every afters.
I really enjoyed Adam's character, he is everything you could ask for in a guy; sweet, smart, caring, considerate and loyal. Adam was willing to do whatever Carly wanted to make her happy, even when it went against what he was comfortable with (don't we all want a guy willing to make sacrifices for us?). Carly ran away from Brooklyn (Wisconsin) as soon as she could and took on New York City's theater district. I liked Carly in the beginning of the story, she was strong, independent and sure of what she wanted out of life, but as the story progressed she was very wishy washy and frustrated me to no end.
While I enjoyed Breaking the Rules I wish I could have had more time with Adam and Carly and less time re-visiting Julia and Micah's story line (at times I felt I was re-reading Bent instead of getting a new story). H.B Heizner does write a very engaging story and even though I wanted the story to go in a different direction, I really enjoyed her writing style. The Back to Brooklyn series is the first time I have read H. B. Heinzer and I will definitely go back and read more of her work, I really like the way her storytelling unfolds and you can easily get wrapped up in the characters' stories.
Breaking the Rules is a good story about how sometimes you have to let go of what you think you want and take a chance trusting others to get what you really need.
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Now, HB lives in the middle of nowhere but still close enough to the city to not feel isolated. It's the perfect place to let her two kids run and explore their huge yard, teach them about the food chain as they prepare their first-ever garden and debate building a chicken coop. It's one of those dreams that is only possible thanks to the amazing opportunities that have come through writing.
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