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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. An 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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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. An 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.

30 review for The Officer Breaks The Rules

  1. 5 out of 5

    RJ

    Pathetic h who keeps on chasing the H after he rejects her again and again. She just could not take no for an answer and I hate H's who push so much. Pathetic h who keeps on chasing the H after he rejects her again and again. She just could not take no for an answer and I hate H's who push so much.

  2. 4 out of 5

    ♡B♡

    I picked this book by its title alone because I am an officers wife. Now I thought by officer it ment police officer. (Oopsie) haha When I started reading it and realized it meant military officer. WHICH I am also a Marine wife, but the hubby was enlisted when he was in. So for the most part I could relate to the "jarhead" talk which to be honest wasn't as much as I thought would be in there. I kind of felt like it wasn't too much about being in a relationship with someone in the military as it I picked this book by its title alone because I am an officers wife. Now I thought by officer it ment police officer. (Oopsie) haha When I started reading it and realized it meant military officer. WHICH I am also a Marine wife, but the hubby was enlisted when he was in. So for the most part I could relate to the "jarhead" talk which to be honest wasn't as much as I thought would be in there. I kind of felt like it wasn't too much about being in a relationship with someone in the military as it was just about two people who were in denial about how they felt about eachother. I kind of wanted a little more military to it if that makes sense. I felt like there could have been a little more. BUT like I said I was an enlisted wife so maybe that is how it is on the officer side. ?? Anywho. Overall it was a cute story and she (the author) did a good job and I did have moments where I giggled. I wish there were more Marine Corp books out there. ;)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl C. Nash

    LOVED IT!!! Loved EVERYTHING about it, LOVED the story, LOVE the series, LOVE the author! Cannot wait for Dwayne's story!! :) Full review to come closer to the release date. Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for providing with an ARC copy to review. LOVED IT!!! Loved EVERYTHING about it, LOVED the story, LOVE the series, LOVE the author! Cannot wait for Dwayne's story!! :) Full review to come closer to the release date. Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for providing with an ARC copy to review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christi Snow

    My Review: I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but wasn't sure if that would continue because so much of what I liked in the first book was so heavily story-based. Luckily, this book lived up to my expectations. It was really good and entertaining. At the heart of this book is Madison and Jeremy. Madison probably gets more face time in this book, but truly this is a book about Jeremy. Jeremy is the only child of a retired Marine. His mom died when he was four and it's only been the two My Review: I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but wasn't sure if that would continue because so much of what I liked in the first book was so heavily story-based. Luckily, this book lived up to my expectations. It was really good and entertaining. At the heart of this book is Madison and Jeremy. Madison probably gets more face time in this book, but truly this is a book about Jeremy. Jeremy is the only child of a retired Marine. His mom died when he was four and it's only been the two of them and his dad's military career. Jeremy's father has certain expectations for his son's career. Expectations and hopes that Jeremy doesn't necessarily share. Jeremy has spent the last ten years as a Marine, but there isn't anything about his life that he's passionate about. He goes to work and does what's expected, he lives in a dump that he couldn't care less about, but he has two things which get him going...Madison and writing... neither of which fits into his life as a career Marine. So it's not something that he's not so sure he wants to continue anymore. This book is about Jeremy's journey to accept that it's okay to live his life according to his dreams, not his father's. While I loved the story and the meaning behind it, I did have a little bit of an issue with the fact that this was such a hard decision for Jeremy to make at 33 years old. It just doesn't fit in with the kind of guy I normally like as a hero. I'm all ready for my heroes to be conflicted about love and relationships, but it's a bit harder to swallow when they have those same type of conflicts about the basics of their lives and standing up for what they want out of life. BUT while I didn't necessarily admire that part of the story, it did not take away my enjoyment of the story. I thoroughly LOVED reading this book and watching Jeremy and Madison figure it all out. I loved how tough Madison is. She's also active-duty in the military as a nurse in the Navy. She's best friends with a gay civilian who works with her, Matthew, and I LOVED their relationship and how he gets all in Jeremy's face about stepping up with his feelings for Madison. She's Tim's younger sister (hero from Book #1 in this series) and Tim and Jeremy are best friends. It makes for a little bit of a sticky situation, but Madison does not back down from what she wants. She's feisty and not afraid to stand up for anything. You can't help but to love her and her attitude. Then there's Jeremy. Even though he was a wuss about his dad throughout most of the book, my heart broke for him too. He's so torn, but he has such an incredible passion for writing. I only dream of having an all-consuming passion like that and as a writer, I loved reading about his obsessive writing moments. And then there's his passion for Madison. He's obsessed about her and so does not want to be. In his eye, this just isn't something that's acceptable as a friend to Tim. But. He. Just. Can't. Help. Himself. *sigh* I liked him and Madison both as individuals, but I loved them together even more. Overall, I LOVE this group of six friends. I cannot wait to read Veronica and Dwayne's story. What we've seen of them so far has me completely intrigued. I NEED to know what Veronica's story is and the moments Skyping with Dwayne when he's just lonely while deployed broke my heart. I cannot wait!!! I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

    Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/bo... Jeremy has never been one for breaking the rules, then again he has never had anything like Madison to tempt him to break them. With a little persistence and some creativity Madison knows she can get Jeremy to let go of some of that control he holds on to so tightly and take a chance on breaking the rules. Jeremy is as honorable and controlled as they come. It is what helped to make him a good marine; one that his father can be proud o Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/bo... Jeremy has never been one for breaking the rules, then again he has never had anything like Madison to tempt him to break them. With a little persistence and some creativity Madison knows she can get Jeremy to let go of some of that control he holds on to so tightly and take a chance on breaking the rules. Jeremy is as honorable and controlled as they come. It is what helped to make him a good marine; one that his father can be proud of. His loyalty to his family legacy has driven him to great distances in his life, even at the expense of his own happiness. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Jeremy because of the way his father seemed to brainwash him into believing he did Jeremy a favor in raising him. At times I felt so passionate about Jeremy’s position that I wish I could reach through the book and shake him so he could realize that he needed to live his life for himself and not for what his best friend and father may think. It is what also made me feel emotionally attached to the storyline and want to read the story to see if Jeremy ever truly found his happiness. Madison is a girl after my own heart. Yes, she was responsible, caring, helpful and all the things that people want her to be. She also has a fun and exciting side of her that makes her appreciate life in a way that many cannot. It is what also allows her to push for what she wants out of life, and right now what she wants is Jeremy. She just needs to try and help in get out of his own way realize that no matter the odds they can make their relationship work as long as they are willing to fight for it. Not only were the main characters in this story intriguing, but it featured some interesting supporting characters as well. Tim is a character that really stuck out to me, that I wanted to learn more about. I could tell he had a passion for life I would find refreshing and entertaining. Tim is another character I enjoyed getting to know. Especially when he discovered his best friend was sleeping with his sister. I couldn’t help but smile as I seen the scene play out in front of my eyes. The relationship development within this story was consistent. At times I wish I could have given it a little bit of nudge because it seemed too steady. That is one of the reasons I found the supporting characters so important, because they really helped to push the story line along in a way that the main characters couldn’t. I will say that this character driven story piqued my interest enough for me to want to read additional stories in the series, especially if they help the other characters to find love.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Romancing the Book

    Reviewed by: Angie Book provided by: NetGalley Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When I chose to read The Officer Breaks the Rules, I made my decision based off of the hot cover and of course the blurb; seriously, who can resist military men?! Or a headstrong woman who knows what she wants and is willing to go after him. I just really wish I’d realized that this was second in a series when I chose it as I was completely lost. So a word to the wise, make sure you read The Officer Says “ Reviewed by: Angie Book provided by: NetGalley Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When I chose to read The Officer Breaks the Rules, I made my decision based off of the hot cover and of course the blurb; seriously, who can resist military men?! Or a headstrong woman who knows what she wants and is willing to go after him. I just really wish I’d realized that this was second in a series when I chose it as I was completely lost. So a word to the wise, make sure you read The Officer Says “I Do” first! Madison is a very headstrong nurse who genuinely loves being in the Navy and being a nurse. I love how she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants and always has a plan off attack; especially where Jeremy is concerned. Jeremy is one of those men that you can’t help but love and want to whack up side the head at the same time. He struggles so much throughout the book with what he wants and what he feels is expected of him. It doesn’t help that his dad puts undue pressure on him to continue the legacy of being a Marine until it’s time to retire {twenty years later}. And there’s the “friend code” that he feels he can’t break. He’s a good main character and it’s easy to see why Madison has spent the majority of her life in love with him. The secondary characters are just as important as Madison and Jeremy are. Veronica lends a sweet quality, a break from the steamy friction between the two. Again I’d like to say that if you really want to understand the characters, it’s probably best to read The Officer Says “I Do” to get to know Skye and Tim better. Matthew…oh how I adored Matthew, Madison’s best friend, and can’t wait to get to know Dwayne better in the next book in this series. Overall I really liked this book, though I felt it dragged in some places. It’s obvious that Ms. Murray knows a lot about military life and is able to incorporate that knowledge into this book in a way that even this civilian understood. I look forward to reading more from this great author.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. NetGalley free read I don't really know what to say. I don't like giving bad reviews, so the best thing I can say is it wasn't for me. Too much back by Jeremy. I understand that he had issues with his upbringing, but He was Marine for 10 years, who had been in combat. It's not that difficult figure out that you don't want to keep being a Marine and that his father's influence was oppressive an stifling. If you love someone, there's always a way to work it out. And Madison. Have a little self resp NetGalley free read I don't really know what to say. I don't like giving bad reviews, so the best thing I can say is it wasn't for me. Too much back by Jeremy. I understand that he had issues with his upbringing, but He was Marine for 10 years, who had been in combat. It's not that difficult figure out that you don't want to keep being a Marine and that his father's influence was oppressive an stifling. If you love someone, there's always a way to work it out. And Madison. Have a little self respect and don't run after a man who keeps saying no. I mean she pushed and pushed and pushed. I get that he really was in love with her, but I just wouldn't do that. You tell me know, I will find a guy who will tell me yes. It shouldn't have to be that much work. Because no matter what the ultimate result was, she went through heartache. The writing was just okay. Nothing special. I wound't recommend this book and I wouldn't read any others in the seris.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Killian

    I was without a doubt expecting this to be one of those cookie cutter corny romance novels with minimal storyline and a bunch of chapters based solely on literally everything happening in a bed, so I was pretty shocked when I found myself laughing out loud more than once at the female protagonist’s character and mannerisms. Her relationship with her gay best friend was epic and something that every girl needs. The development of the male protagonist was something I felt was truly relatable for s I was without a doubt expecting this to be one of those cookie cutter corny romance novels with minimal storyline and a bunch of chapters based solely on literally everything happening in a bed, so I was pretty shocked when I found myself laughing out loud more than once at the female protagonist’s character and mannerisms. Her relationship with her gay best friend was epic and something that every girl needs. The development of the male protagonist was something I felt was truly relatable for so many people & I truly appreciated his personality. The author without a doubt could have created a one dimensional stereotypical military character but went beyond that to create someone that you found yourself rooting for. The book alternated from between the female and male protagonist POVs & every now and then was told from the POVs of two extremely minor characters which I believe was setting the stage for the third book in the series. Overall it was a very lighthearted read and definitely welcome after reading some more serious books.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads Blog rating: B+ Jeremy has had a thing for his best friend’s sister for years. They kissed once and he refuses to take things any further, making sure they stay friends and that’s it. Madison’s having none of it and sets out to get her man. She tries everything, being sexy around him, trying to make him jealous with a fake boyfriend (who happens to be her close, gay friend), she finds every excuse she can to be around him and alone with him and he holds st Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads Blog rating: B+ Jeremy has had a thing for his best friend’s sister for years. They kissed once and he refuses to take things any further, making sure they stay friends and that’s it. Madison’s having none of it and sets out to get her man. She tries everything, being sexy around him, trying to make him jealous with a fake boyfriend (who happens to be her close, gay friend), she finds every excuse she can to be around him and alone with him and he holds strong, for awhile. Jeremy’s dealing with a lot in his life, aside from Madison, he’s also being pressured by his father to re-up with the Marines, staying in another 10 years and then he can retire, just like dad. But Jeremy is not his father and he’s struggling with wanting his dad to be proud of him versus following his true love, which is writing. It’s something he does in secret, but it’s an outlet for him when he’s feeling stressed, which lately is all the time. I completely enjoyed this story. Madison and Jeremy are so delightful and fun to read about. Madison especially comes alive on page. She’s funny, sarcastic, a little crazy but so much fun she had me laughing throughout the book. Jeremy is a little more serious, he’s dealing with a lot right now, but Madison helps him loosen up and she makes him start to think about what his life might be like if he started making decisions for himself and not his father. They’re a very sexy couple, and they have fun in and out of the bedroom. They’re both weary about their relationship, Jeremy insists that they won’t have anything beyond the fun they’re currently having, so they don’t tell Madison’s brother and Jeremy’s best friend about their relationship. Of course that never goes as planned, feelings start getting deeper and Madison can’t imagine her life with Jeremy. But it’s Jeremy who needs to make some decisions in his life about whether or not he’s ready to take a leap and do what his heart wants for a change. Madison, checking on Jeremy’s road rash from a motorcycle accident: “Did you change the bandage this morning?” He wiped a hand down his face and mumbled something under his breath. “Jeremy Phillips!” Jesus, it was like his mother came back to life just to give him hell. “I said no. I forgot about it.” Total lie. “What a lie.” It’s easy to feel for Jeremy. Here’s this sweet guy who’s loved being a Marine for ten years, but who loves even more when he gets lost in writing out a new chapter for the story he’s working on. He loves being with Madison but worries about being with someone who’s also in the military and what kind of future that would be for a family. He worries about his friendship with Tim, Madison’s brother, and what he’s going to think when he finds out that Jeremy has deep feelings for Madison. He lives in a bare, rundown apartment with hand me down furniture because he doesn’t feel like he’s worthy of anything better. I mean, damn! This guy needs someone vibrant like Madison in his life and she certainly livens things up for him. Jeremy’s a hero that I just wanted to be happy and he gets that chance with Madison. There’s a little buildup for the third friend, Dwayne, who’s still overseas and his potential heroine, Veronica, the shy cousin of Skye who we first met in The Officer Says “I Do”. Veronica is very quiet about her past, she comes off as having lived a sheltered life and lacking experience with any and everything. She’s flourishing now, she loves having her own room and being roommates with Madison She meets Dwayne during one Skype call. She can’t get this guy out of her head, but she’s so unsure about most things, especially men, it’ll be very interesting (and fun) to see Dwayne’s influence on her life. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I was going to read this book; I wasn’t a big fan of book 1 in this series, but I’m so glad I gave Jeremy and Madison a try. I had so fun much reading their story. It’s light hearted and sweet, with great banter between all the characters. I wish there would have been an epilogue, the story feels like it ends just a little too abruptly, but that aside, this is such a fun romance and a story I’d definitely recommend.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

    Okay kids! Fasten your safety belts, its going to be a bumpy ride. We meet Mad Madison O'Shay, sister of the hero, in book one, 'The Officer Says I Do'. She's gutsy and sweet and she has her eye set on a certain Marine officer who happens to be her brother's best friend and the most moody, but delicious man she knows. Jeremy Phillips is equally attracted to Mad, but he's determined not to let her get under his skin for reasons of his own (yeah, good luck with that, buddy). They shared a kiss at Okay kids! Fasten your safety belts, its going to be a bumpy ride. We meet Mad Madison O'Shay, sister of the hero, in book one, 'The Officer Says I Do'. She's gutsy and sweet and she has her eye set on a certain Marine officer who happens to be her brother's best friend and the most moody, but delicious man she knows. Jeremy Phillips is equally attracted to Mad, but he's determined not to let her get under his skin for reasons of his own (yeah, good luck with that, buddy). They shared a kiss at the end of the first book and this is now their story. Do read the first book before trotting along to this one or otherwise you'd be clueless much of the time. I was so eager to find out what came after the kiss for these two. Talk about opposites attracting! I'm beginning to think Jeanette Murray is the queen of making these work. The story follows along most of the time with Madison and Jeremy's back and forth antics of her trying to break through his barriers to their relationship faster than he can put them up or rebuild the existing ones. Mad is one scheming lady, but she has met her match. She is disheartened at times that she might not persuade the man to give in to his obvious feelings, but she keeps trying. Jeremy is a Captain in the Marine Corps. He has served ten years with three tours of duty in the sandbox under his belt. He is at the point where its time to re-up his papers or get out. For most, this is a simple thing- sign the papers and get ready for the next duty assignment, but for Jeremy it is a heart-wrenching decision (my heart- okay and maybe his too though he's a tough marine). Jeremy's career in the marines has been his dad's dream for him and not his own dream for himself. He wants to be a writer, but he can't stand the idea of disappointing his dad. Then there's his feelings for Madison. He tries to suppress them for a few reasons- she's Tim's sister and guys keep their hands off their best friends' little sisters and she's got her own Navy career and he has no plans to share his life, have a family, and leave a kid to the lonely miserable existence he had. His reasons for keeping Mad at arms length make perfect sense to him, but he's not doing well at it. He truly wants to be with her even if he can only promise a short time. I don't want to spoil it, but naturally things do happen to change the status quo and break up the stalemate between the two forcing an ultimatum situation. It is a romance so things are sort of inevitable, but the means of getting there certainly weren't. I find those plots where there are those back and forth situations of will they or won't they tricky things. The author has to be so deft at keeping the balance between the right amount of frustration build up and too much for my patience. The right amount of irritation with the protagonists and that bit too much that makes me hate them. By half-way through, I had worked out what had to happen to make things work for these two, but I was also aware that things were not in place yet for that to happen. It says how much I enjoy these characters that I was still eager to keep going with the author's chosen pace to find out how she got the characters where they needed to be for them to break out in happy forever kisses and smiles. The story was Jeremy and Madison's, but it reprised the roles of the fab characters from the first book. Tim and Skye along with Dwayne are big parts along with Skye's mysterious cousin. The pain in the butt Colonel Blacktower is as annoying to Jeremy as he was to Tim. I loved the introduction to Madison's loveable best friend Matthew her fellow nurse at the naval hospital. Matthew totally stole the scene when he was in it. This story doesn't touch much on the military world background leaving the focus on Jeremy and Madison along with a few side scenes involving the others. The plot for the next book is introduced for Dwayne and the mysterious Veronica and I think Skye is going to announce something to shake up Tim's well-ordered world once again. Looking forward to book three! All in all, it was a fun, satisfying read between two characters that are scorching hot when Jeremy gives in to Mad's maddening schemes. Recommend to those who love Contemporary military romance.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    Rhayne's 4.5 Stars I have yet to pick up a book by Ms. Murray and not completely fall in love with it. The Officer Breaks the Rules is her latest in the Semper Fi series. I absolutely couldn’t wait for this to release so I could keep up with the characters we met in the first book. Let me just say, it was worth the wait. I have mentioned before that I’m always drawn to the books with the brother’s best friend and sister getting involved. I’m not sure why that type of forbidden romance intrigues me Rhayne's 4.5 Stars I have yet to pick up a book by Ms. Murray and not completely fall in love with it. The Officer Breaks the Rules is her latest in the Semper Fi series. I absolutely couldn’t wait for this to release so I could keep up with the characters we met in the first book. Let me just say, it was worth the wait. I have mentioned before that I’m always drawn to the books with the brother’s best friend and sister getting involved. I’m not sure why that type of forbidden romance intrigues me. It may have something to do with me never having a brother, so I love the protective older brother scenario. This definitely plays to that conflict, but there is so much more keeping Madison and Jeremy apart. This book is beautifully written with layer after layer of emotional trials. Madison has been lusting after Jeremy since she was 16. Jeremy is very aware of the mutual attraction between them, but he is in no way, shape, or form going to act on it. Not only is she the younger sister of his best friend, she is a Navy Nurse. If there is one thing that has been instilled into him, it is that dual military relationships don’t ever work. Jeremy is eligible to re-sign with the Marines. He has given them ten honorable years and is ready to be done. His father insists that if you sign up with the Marines, you retire with the Marines. It’s not just something that looks good on a resume. Jeremy has to learn that his happiness is a result of his choices, not the choices his father makes for him and his future. But in doing this, he is torn. He knows his father will lose respect for him and be extremely disappointed in his desire to follow his own path. Jeremy is an aspiring writer. We get to follow him along the journey as he tries to follow his passion for writing, with his passion for pleasing his father. I thought this was a great addition. His emotions and feelings that are expressed as he tries to hide his work can only be captured from an author’s point of view. Until you have walked the path of having someone read your work and worry if it’s any good, you don’t truly understand the anxiety and uncertainty. Murray did an amazing job capturing real, heartfelt, fear and hesitancy in pursuing his dream. I thought it added a lot to the plot line and gave the story a lot of originality. Madison is an incredible character. She is relentless in her pursuit of Jeremy, but it’s not in an annoying pushing manner. She knows that he has the same feelings for her; they are just not as close to the surface as hers are. She is understanding, funny, passionate, and extremely loving. When you put these two together and take away all of their conflicts they are absolutely explosive together. I loved how we got to see so much of the characters we met in book one. And, I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Dwayne and Veronica in book three. If you are looking for sexy, edgy, gripping series that will keep you invested and turning pages, look no further. You will absolutely love this one. Review copy provided for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ARC provied by NightOwl Madison is a navy nurse. She always knew what she wanted to do with her life. She joined the navy and never looked back. Her brother is a marine. His best friends are marines. She is in love with one of them. She always knew who she wanted to be with. The issue always was that she had to convince him the same exact thing Jeremy has always been in the marines. His father always wanted him to be one and to continue to be one. Jeremy knew Madison for a lot of years and always ARC provied by NightOwl Madison is a navy nurse. She always knew what she wanted to do with her life. She joined the navy and never looked back. Her brother is a marine. His best friends are marines. She is in love with one of them. She always knew who she wanted to be with. The issue always was that she had to convince him the same exact thing Jeremy has always been in the marines. His father always wanted him to be one and to continue to be one. Jeremy knew Madison for a lot of years and always thought of her as his sister. Until recently that is. He became more and more attracted to her. He just didn’t do anything about it because he didn’t want to mess up his friendship with her brother or with her. He treasures those things too much. Jeremy has an issue. His issue is that he wants out of the marines. The thing is that he knows his father will disapprove of it. Because his entire father knows are the marines. He also has a little secret. He has been writing a book. He at first thinks it’s just a hobby to help him unwind. When he finished the book, it finally dawned on him that he could do what he over instead of what is expected of him. Madison has always loved Jeremy. She just wanted him to be happy, even if it hurt her. She wanted him to finally realize that he needed to make himself happy instead of trying to make everyone else happy. The whole book was a constant push and pull between Madison and Jeremy. They were always fighting their attraction to each other. And when they didn’t fight it they were fighting to keep it together until they decided to end it. When they did it, they were both miserable. It took a while for them both to realize what they wanted. Jeremy finally told his father that he was quitting the marines to become a writer. He finally told Madison he was in love with her and didn’t care what her career was. Loved the book. Fell in love with the characters from the first book in the series and continued to fall in love with them in this book. Cannot wait for the next book in the series. Cannot wait to see how the next couple gets toghether.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    This review was first posted at Reading Between the Wines! Captain Jeremy Phillips has a couple of problems. His first problem is that he lives his life to impress his father instead of living it for himself to be happy. Making his father happy requires him staying in the Marine Corp and signing his commitment papers for the next three years. Jeremy has dreams of his own though. He's been writing this book in his spare time. It started out as his hobby, but with every page he writes he wonders if This review was first posted at Reading Between the Wines! Captain Jeremy Phillips has a couple of problems. His first problem is that he lives his life to impress his father instead of living it for himself to be happy. Making his father happy requires him staying in the Marine Corp and signing his commitment papers for the next three years. Jeremy has dreams of his own though. He's been writing this book in his spare time. It started out as his hobby, but with every page he writes he wonders if he should dare to dream that it could be more than a hobby. Jeremy's second problem is Madison O'Shay. She's a Navy nurse stationed at the same base he's currently stationed at, and she's also his best friend's little sister. So in other words, she's HANDS OFF. However, being hands off with Madison goes against every instinct his body harbors. It certainly doesn't help that Madison seems to be actively trying to seduce him. What's a man to do when his walking wet dream is the one thing he can't touch because of guy code? Madison O'Shay has been in love with Jeremy since she was sixteen years old and she's tired of waiting for him to come around. She'll do what she's go to do to get the man she loves to admit he has feelings for her, even if it causes problems between herself and her brother to do it. This was a cute story. Classic best friend's little sister scenario with some different military career twists I enjoyed. I didn't get the chance to read the first book in this series, but I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the Semper Fi series featuring the third best friend in the group. A solid four wine glass toast and I hope you lovely ladies enjoy this humorous little tale of love, lust, and a stubborn man who's trying to avoid an even more stubborn woman, or risk being shot by his best friend as consequence of giving in to temptation in scrubs!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aisha Oaktree

    So apparently there is a book before this one & I'm sooo going to have to get it and the one after this?? Yes I NEED that one I can't wait to dive in. Navy Nurse Mad has been in love with Marine Jeremy ever since her brother brought him home from basic training many years ago. But how does she show her brother's best friend that loving her doesn't break the rules?? I enjoyed the role reversal of the story. And that Madison didn't have to compromise her career, I loved it!! This story was funny, q So apparently there is a book before this one & I'm sooo going to have to get it and the one after this?? Yes I NEED that one I can't wait to dive in. Navy Nurse Mad has been in love with Marine Jeremy ever since her brother brought him home from basic training many years ago. But how does she show her brother's best friend that loving her doesn't break the rules?? I enjoyed the role reversal of the story. And that Madison didn't have to compromise her career, I loved it!! This story was funny, quirky, immediately draws you in & keeps you hooked in. I really fell into the story because it was so beautifully written. I also loved the wit and conversations between the characters. I really enjoyed Jeremy's journey to accepting what he wanted for himself and not what his Dad wanted for him, he struggled with his desire for Mad because he didn't want to ruin his friendship with his best friend but he so wanted her. Jeremy got real clear when he realized that Madison was willing to move on and the thought of losing her made him get his stuff together real quick. The growth that takes place between the characters as a couple and for Jeremy as a man was awesome and inspiring to read. I really loved Matthew & can't wait to read his story. I really loved how well this book captured the love of service that many Navy Nurses feel; I enjoyed reading the military speak especially Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF, incidentally this was used in my favorite show Scandal this season. & this was really perfect because I'm really trying to break my extremely bad habit of cursing up a storm). I like how the author also confronted the aspect of them getting into trouble with the military for breaking the rules, even though they are in different branches, it's still a big deal. So the title is very appropriate for all the rules he was breaking, his own personal rules, the military rules, his dad's rules, his belief of societies rules. Yeah this is one of my Favorites and I will be getting a physical copy for my shelf. I highly recommend this book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Cocktails and Books

    Captain Jeremy Phillips is the best friend of Captain Timothy O'Shay. Madison O'Shay is Tim's little sister. While both of them have feelings for one another, Jeremy is bound and determined to not cross the best friend line and make moves on his best friend's sister. But when he's constantly around Maddy, it's hard to deny the attraction he has for her or the feelings he has. Jeremy must make the decision about what he wants to do, before Maddy drives him crazy. I was looking forward to this stor Captain Jeremy Phillips is the best friend of Captain Timothy O'Shay. Madison O'Shay is Tim's little sister. While both of them have feelings for one another, Jeremy is bound and determined to not cross the best friend line and make moves on his best friend's sister. But when he's constantly around Maddy, it's hard to deny the attraction he has for her or the feelings he has. Jeremy must make the decision about what he wants to do, before Maddy drives him crazy. I was looking forward to this story because I loved the fact that Maddy was in love with her brother's best friend (and had been since she was a teenager). I wanted Maddy to have Jeremy falling to her feet and confessing all his feelings in some huge, romantic way. While Jeremy and Maddy eventually get there, I just didn't like the way Jeremy treated Maddy most of the time. Jeremy was constantly doing or saying something to set Maddy off so she'd steer clear of him and then would find himself around her again. Instead of being completely annoyed with him, Maddy would use those situation to try and make a point to Jeremy. I'll admit, in the end it got Maddy what she wanted, but I so would have cut Jeremy off much sooner. Now this said, it was a very cute story (although there wasn't enough Tim in it). The dialogue was witty and the pace was such that the time seemed to fly by as I read it. The dynamics between Jeremy and his father enabled us to see why Jeremy liked to immerse himself in his hobby and why he had such a hard time fessing up with his feelings for Maddy (outside of Tim). Plus the web cam conversations between Tim, Jeremy and Dwayne were hysterical. Those alone have me dying to see what happens with Dwayne and Veronica in book 3.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Viviana Izzo

    Jeanette Murray (Author) set up Jeremy's and Madison's story in book 1 "The Office Says I Do". I knew they were going to be the focused of the next book and I couldn't wait! I will say that though this is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone without any problems. Per the blurb, you know that Jeremy is trying to "do the right thing" by staying away from his best friend's younger sister, Madison and that she has been, well, let's not kid ourselves, she's been in love with him since sh Jeanette Murray (Author) set up Jeremy's and Madison's story in book 1 "The Office Says I Do". I knew they were going to be the focused of the next book and I couldn't wait! I will say that though this is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone without any problems. Per the blurb, you know that Jeremy is trying to "do the right thing" by staying away from his best friend's younger sister, Madison and that she has been, well, let's not kid ourselves, she's been in love with him since she was 16 yrs old (when they first met). Now she's 26 years old and tired of the bantering back and forth, the tension that they both feel when they are in a room together and the shiver down her spine when she catches him watching her. The tension between these two is, like wow! There's passion, emotional connection and a physical attraction that is magnetic! Literally, these two cannot stay away from each other. The author does a fantastic job of conveying the emotions of both Jeremy and Madison without making either of them sound like a jerk or a whiny and meek woman. On the contrary, you fall in love with both of them! This is a wonderful story and continuation to a great series! Now I'm looking forward to getting my hands on "The Officer and the Secret (Semper Fi #3)"! This and other reviews available at Viviana, Enchantress of Books

  17. 4 out of 5

    My Book Addiction and More MBA

    THE OFFICER BREAKS THE RULES by Jeanette Murray is an exciting Contemporary Romance.Book 2 in the "Semper Fi" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,"The Officer Says I Do". Meet Madison O'Shay,a Navy Nurse and Captain Jeremy Phillips,a Marine. Follow them on a sea of emotional drama with Captain Jeremy not sure he wants to stay in the Marines and Madison not leaving the Navy for man or beast. While, Jeremy has "Daddy" issues, Madison knows what she wants and goes after it. This is a sweet THE OFFICER BREAKS THE RULES by Jeanette Murray is an exciting Contemporary Romance.Book 2 in the "Semper Fi" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,"The Officer Says I Do". Meet Madison O'Shay,a Navy Nurse and Captain Jeremy Phillips,a Marine. Follow them on a sea of emotional drama with Captain Jeremy not sure he wants to stay in the Marines and Madison not leaving the Navy for man or beast. While, Jeremy has "Daddy" issues, Madison knows what she wants and goes after it. This is a sweet love story, with strong supporting characters. A bit of spice is included for your pleasure. When it comes to love you have to break the rules sometimes. Oh yeah, Jeremy wants to become an author. Ms. Murray has written a story that will steal your heart,as two people navigate the Military way of life,and their own issues,plus their desire and passion for each other. Fast paced with an interesting plot. As I have already said the characters are strong and realistic. If you enjoy Military,romance,emotional baggage and love than "The Officer Breaks the Rules" is a story for you. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details may be found at the author's website,Sourcebooks Casablanca and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lanah

    4 stars After reading previous book which I loved, I was anticipating for this one. Sadly, it wasn't what I was expecting. Frankly if it weren't for small part on Dwayne and Veronica, I'd give this book 3 stars. A lot of frustrations going on in the story. Jeremy and Madison are interested with each other but something hold Jeremy to take one step further. A huge life decision is one part of it. And Madison is just so pushy to make the two of them work. I felt it wasn't right although I admired he 4 stars After reading previous book which I loved, I was anticipating for this one. Sadly, it wasn't what I was expecting. Frankly if it weren't for small part on Dwayne and Veronica, I'd give this book 3 stars. A lot of frustrations going on in the story. Jeremy and Madison are interested with each other but something hold Jeremy to take one step further. A huge life decision is one part of it. And Madison is just so pushy to make the two of them work. I felt it wasn't right although I admired her steel firm determination to not give up. Still, being pushy won't do it because real men, it drives them mad and run. Anyway, the romance is only started to build as the story's near the end. The feeling isn't maddening but still sweet. Can't say I dislike their passion though. So HOT. Happy that Tim and Skye are still in this series, in this book. I've missed them. They're so sweet and full in love. Marriage life suits them well. There's Veronica and Dwayne. They had interesting first-meet. They have amazing chemistry that is on its way. I bet these two would be an interesting couple. I really liked their brief exchange dialogues. I just can't wait for the next book. Hope it's good. Read on your own peril.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    I would give this a 3 1/2 star rating with some explanation. I really enjoy the author's writing style and her humor. However, the hero is a dumbass. He has a "code" he's sticking to throughout the story, though he refuses to talk to his fellow soldier and friend to find out if this self imposed rule is even a reality. I felt as if this "code" and his denial were simply excuses for treating Madison badly because of his fears. He considers her a good friend, but yet he hurts her over and over wit I would give this a 3 1/2 star rating with some explanation. I really enjoy the author's writing style and her humor. However, the hero is a dumbass. He has a "code" he's sticking to throughout the story, though he refuses to talk to his fellow soldier and friend to find out if this self imposed rule is even a reality. I felt as if this "code" and his denial were simply excuses for treating Madison badly because of his fears. He considers her a good friend, but yet he hurts her over and over with the excuse of it being for her own good. Madison, on the other hand, is a great character. She's tough, yet compassionate and funny. She is loyal to her friends and family and a saint for putting up with Jeremy's behavior. I truly do enjoy the characters in this series, and though Jeremy shapes up in the end, I felt he was a coward emotionally when he'd been a hero in every other aspect of his life. This personality trait rubbed me the wrong way through most of the story, as did his treatment of Madison. I'd recommend The Officer Breaks the Rules to fans of military romance if you enjoy the focus more on the romance and less on the action. It's a fun, if sometimes frustrating, read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alex (HEABookNerd)

    Series: Semper Fi #2 Rating: 3 stars - it was good 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 Series: Semper Fi #2 Rating: 3 stars - it was good 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!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Heather M

    **My FULL REVIEW here** Book two brings us Madison and Jeremy's story. I was soooo looking forward to this book, as I loved Madison in The Officer Says I Do, however, upon reading the book I felt a bit let down. Don't get me wrong, the book IS good (and quite sexy), but it was just way too predictable. There really were no surprise elements. Madison is sick and tired of hearing "no" from Jeremy. It is obvious that he feels the same way about her as she does about him, so what on earth is keeping **My FULL REVIEW here** Book two brings us Madison and Jeremy's story. I was soooo looking forward to this book, as I loved Madison in The Officer Says I Do, however, upon reading the book I felt a bit let down. Don't get me wrong, the book IS good (and quite sexy), but it was just way too predictable. There really were no surprise elements. Madison is sick and tired of hearing "no" from Jeremy. It is obvious that he feels the same way about her as she does about him, so what on earth is keeping him from saying "yes"? While she tries to figure this out, she takes on a roomate so she isn't alone all the time when she isn't working. Jeremy has had feelings for Madison for awhile now. Two problems keep him from going after her: her brother/his best friend (Tim), and his father who expects him to marry a civilian that will be a supportive military wife.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Blodeuedd Finland

    It was one of those, oh no I can't! You are my best friend's little sister! Honestly men, get over yourselves. If my brother had a trouble with who I was seeing I would tell him to suck it. Still a little drama is always good in books ;) Both Jeremy and Madison are in the military. Which is of course also a problem. They could be stationed on opposition ends of the world. And yes he is bff with her brother. He is also having some issues with what to do with his life, and Maddie, well she just wan It was one of those, oh no I can't! You are my best friend's little sister! Honestly men, get over yourselves. If my brother had a trouble with who I was seeing I would tell him to suck it. Still a little drama is always good in books ;) Both Jeremy and Madison are in the military. Which is of course also a problem. They could be stationed on opposition ends of the world. And yes he is bff with her brother. He is also having some issues with what to do with his life, and Maddie, well she just wants to jump his bones. But he is a hard one to catch. Maddie was cool and knew what she wanted. Jeremy was nice too, but yes he has some things to sort out. Foolish man, just go for the hot girl who wants you. But life is never that simple. It was a good romance that took some time to get started. Friends turning into lovers. And a sidestory with a romance to follow in book 3, and I think I will enjoy that one too.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Moran

    Madison has always known what she wanted. She joined the Navy, became a nurse, and enjoys her career. But Jeremy Phillips still alludes her. It seems the one man she wants is determined to stick to his rule: Never date your best friend's sister. Try, try as he might, though, Madison is getting under his skin. In the game of love, sometimes you have to break the rules. To be completely honest, at first I thought Madison to be a tad immature and very manipulative. It didn't take long for me to chan Madison has always known what she wanted. She joined the Navy, became a nurse, and enjoys her career. But Jeremy Phillips still alludes her. It seems the one man she wants is determined to stick to his rule: Never date your best friend's sister. Try, try as he might, though, Madison is getting under his skin. In the game of love, sometimes you have to break the rules. To be completely honest, at first I thought Madison to be a tad immature and very manipulative. It didn't take long for me to change my mind and she grew on me. Jeremy was hot and lovable from the start, and I enjoyed watching these two go back and forth. I loved the resolution of Jeremy's "Daddy Issues" and the way the conflict resolved. It felt very realistic, and still everyone got what they wanted. Great setting and secondary characters too. Recommended.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    This was a highly anticipated read for me. I love Ms. Murray and her books! I had mixed feelings throughout this book. Jeremy was a frustrating character for me, almost hard to like at times. BUT- much further into the story we find out his conflict and why he continuously (kind of) holds himself back from Madison. And God Bless Madison, she knew how deep he could get into his own head and she knew when to let him be. And then we have Dwayne and Veronica getting to know each other via Skype whil This was a highly anticipated read for me. I love Ms. Murray and her books! I had mixed feelings throughout this book. Jeremy was a frustrating character for me, almost hard to like at times. BUT- much further into the story we find out his conflict and why he continuously (kind of) holds himself back from Madison. And God Bless Madison, she knew how deep he could get into his own head and she knew when to let him be. And then we have Dwayne and Veronica getting to know each other via Skype while he is deployed. I LOVED this secondary plot! I need to go back to the first book to remind myself of the details of Veronica and her past. But now... I can't believe I have wait until JULY to get their story. Ms. Murray, YOU ARE KILLING ME but in a good way... I guess.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jillian Stein

    Full review can be found on my blog: http://www.read-love-blog.com/2013/02... ".....Good Lord…I loved every minute of this book. The push and pull between Madison and Jeremy was delectable! Madison is an amazing heroine. She’s strong willed and went for the prize, consequences be damned! She is exactly my kind of gal. Jeremy broke my heart and was a hero so worth fighting for. He’s the kind of guy that puts those he loves ahead of himself and always thinks of himself second. He’s loyal and kind-he Full review can be found on my blog: http://www.read-love-blog.com/2013/02... ".....Good Lord…I loved every minute of this book. The push and pull between Madison and Jeremy was delectable! Madison is an amazing heroine. She’s strong willed and went for the prize, consequences be damned! She is exactly my kind of gal. Jeremy broke my heart and was a hero so worth fighting for. He’s the kind of guy that puts those he loves ahead of himself and always thinks of himself second. He’s loyal and kind-hearted but doesn’t like to show his soft side to many....."

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    The Officer Breaks the Rules is the second installment in Jeanette Murray’s delightful Semper Fi series. Jeremy Phillips and Madison O’Shay’s are friends whose unexpected attraction to one another proves to be as irresistible as it is complicated. To read my review in its entirety, please click HERE. The Officer Breaks the Rules is the second installment in Jeanette Murray’s delightful Semper Fi series. Jeremy Phillips and Madison O’Shay’s are friends whose unexpected attraction to one another proves to be as irresistible as it is complicated. To read my review in its entirety, please click HERE.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rhayne

    4.5 STARS I loved how we got to see so much of the characters we met in book one. And, I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Dwayne and Veronica in book three. If you are looking for sexy, edgy, gripping series that will keep you invested and turning pages, look no further. You will absolutely love this one. Entire review posted here: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews... 4.5 STARS I loved how we got to see so much of the characters we met in book one. And, I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Dwayne and Veronica in book three. If you are looking for sexy, edgy, gripping series that will keep you invested and turning pages, look no further. You will absolutely love this one. Entire review posted here: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a sweet love story, with strong supporting characters. A bit of spice is included for your pleasure. Jeremy and Madison were great together. I like that people in the first book were in the second book. I loved Matthew and think he would be a great best friend to have! When it comes to love, you have to break the rules sometimes. I am definitely looking forward to the next book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really enjoyed this book. It was nice having Tim and Skye back, and playing such an important role. The chemistry between Jeremy and Madison was amazing; I just wish Jeremy hadn't been so stubborn throughout most of the book. I did like that he finally came to his senses, stood up to his dad and made things work. I also enjoyed how well it set up the next book; I am looking forward to Veronica and Dwayne. I really enjoyed this book. It was nice having Tim and Skye back, and playing such an important role. The chemistry between Jeremy and Madison was amazing; I just wish Jeremy hadn't been so stubborn throughout most of the book. I did like that he finally came to his senses, stood up to his dad and made things work. I also enjoyed how well it set up the next book; I am looking forward to Veronica and Dwayne.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    I am loving this series! My gracious, that Jeremy is something! Who knew the guy had so many hangups with his past and then there is Madison.... who he loves and others see he loves her too... and she him. They are great together and when they do finally give into their passion, it is Hot!! Looking forward to D's story! Hope it is soon!! I am loving this series! My gracious, that Jeremy is something! Who knew the guy had so many hangups with his past and then there is Madison.... who he loves and others see he loves her too... and she him. They are great together and when they do finally give into their passion, it is Hot!! Looking forward to D's story! Hope it is soon!!

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