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?
•Laura’s 4.5 Star Thoughts•
What happens when you fall for your best friends younger brother? Carly Turner has done just that.
Leaving her life in Wisconsin behind, she sets her sights on New York City and Broadway, hoping to make a name for herself. Working behind the scenes of plays off Broadway, she dreams of the day that she takes center stage. When a lighting problem in the theater brings Adam Sanders back into her life.
Adam works as a lighting contractor. He travel the country fixing lighting problems and handling sales for the company that he is employed with. Adam is now wanting to settle down and have a family. All his friends are married and he feels that this is the next step he wants to make to complete his life. Finding the right girl has been the issue though. When a chance encounter with his childhood crush, he thinks he has found his girl. He never thought he would see Carly again.
What starts out as two friends enjoying each others company, quickly turns into a smoking hot, hidden relationship. They work to make their relationship work, while they both live in two different cities, not knowing when they can or will be together again. When Adam decides it is time for his sister to know who he has been spending all his time with, Carly puts on the brakes. She is afraid that her dear friend Julia will not be able to handle the shock o her and Adam’s relationship.
Carly has spent a great deal of her life feeling like she does not have what it takes to be in a relationship. Abandoned by her parents and raised by her grandparents, she doesn’t know what being loved it truly like. Adam sets out to prove her wrong and show her just how worth being loved she is.
I loved Adam. He was so sweet, sexy, strong and considerate. He was willing to do what was needed to keep Carly happy and to make her feel like she was loved and cared for. He just could not agree with all the secrecy that she harbored with their relationship. Adam has demons of his own, but has worked hard to put his past behind him and make a better life for himself.
Can Adam help Carly see that she is everything that he needs and wants? That she is the one who truly makes him happy? Take the time to pick up the ebook of Breaking the Rules and learn more about Adam and Carly’s story. I loved it! I am a big fan of H.B. Heinzer and her great writing style. This book can be read as a stand alone, but I would personally recommend reading Bent first.