Book Review, Giveaway: Rule Breakers by Mary Billiter 5

Title:Rule Breakers

Author:Mary Billiter

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: September 16th, 2017

Publisher: Hot Tree Publisher

Cover Designer: Claire Smith

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What happens when the rules and the heart conflict? In Mary Billiter’s witty novel of rule breaking and delectable romance, a red-hot suit and a beautiful computer geek are linked by heartbreaking loss and a passion certain to set fire to your pages.


From parking space to cyberspace, Waterfront Point hotel valet Carmen Gonzalez uncovers computer espionage at her own workplace. The independent, computer-whiz Carmen decides that the best way to fight the system is to hack it.

But when Hank Hughes arrives from the Oregon Coast to the Pacific Coast to take care of family business and avenge an injustice, Carmen’s “act first, think later” approach is called into question. Carmen soon realizes you can’t follow the rules and follow your heart, so one has to be broken.


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Favorite Quotes:


The downside to being a pale Irishman was that when I was embarrassed, it revealed itself like a freshly boiled lobster, only nowhere near as enticing or desired.


I could have been covered in chocolate syrup and had hundred-dollar bills stuck all over me, and she still wouldn’t have been interested in me. A modern version of being tarred and feathered, and it wouldn’t even make her look twice in my direction. Epic fail.


His fingers were long, bony, and white. It was like watching the Grim Reaper play Itsy Bitsy Spider.


Thanks, but it’s not karma. It’s Catholic guilt, which I think is worse. Catholic guilt is the gift that keeps on giving and one that you can never seem to return.


…the employee of the month plaques and their pictures hung in the back Housekeeping hallway, because nothing said job well done like a police-quality mug shot buried in the basement.


I couldn’t charm a man even if I were covered in pizza slices and wore nothing but a widescreen TV that played nothing but all sports all the time.


And when I met you, you were an unexpected surprise. I knew you’d be amazing, but I didn’t know that your soul would touch mine.



My Review:


Rule Breakers had a little bit of everything and something for everyone to enjoy; interesting and diverse characters, amusing humor, mystery, a sweet and sensual romance, computer hacking, and endearing protagonists. Mary Billiter is a new find for me, but I am going to rectify my inattention to her work as I enjoyed her humor and style. She lost me a few times with the computer coding and geek speak, but I snapped to when the couple went from hacking to smacking lips and then on to sizzle and snap, right in the computer lab. I adored the gentle giant of Hank the Tank and look forward to reading more of Ms. Billiter’s resort based series.

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Mary Billiter is a weekly newspaper columnist and fiction author. She also has novels published under the pen name, “Pumpkin Spice.”Mary resides in the Cowboy State with her unabashedly bald husband, her four amazing children, two fantastic step-kids, and their runaway dog. She does her best writing (in her head) on her daily runs in wild, romantic, beautiful Wyoming.


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5 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway: Rule Breakers by Mary Billiter

  1. Reply Whispering Stories Sep 18,2017 11:32 am

    Certainly does sound like it has a bit of everything in it. Great review

  2. Reply Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books Sep 18,2017 12:13 pm

    “It was like watching the Grim Reaper play Itsy Bitsy Spider.” I might have to read this book simply because of that line.

  3. Reply Jen Sep 18,2017 12:21 pm

    I’ve been avoiding romantic genre novels, but this sounds interesting to me… could be the geeky nerd part of it, or the humor in it, or all of it lol. Will check it out, thanks for sharing!

  4. Reply theabominablebookgirl Sep 18,2017 5:19 pm

    The term Hank the Tank was a selling point for me. Everything good about thus book that I read up to that point no longer mattered.

  5. Reply terriluvsbooks Sep 19,2017 2:38 am

    Sounds like a sweet love story and this quote
    “His fingers were long, bony, and white. It was like watching the Grim Reaper play Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
    makes me laugh. Snarkiness in books draws me in all the time.

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