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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    Bending the Rules is a keeper

    Susan Andersen pens an absolute delightful book in her latest story.Bending The Rules.

    Poppy Calloway always believed in giving back to her community and letting others have a second chance. When some first time offenders spray paint some walls in the community, Poppy wants to give these teens a chance to make it right. This doesn't sit well with Detective Jason de Sanges.

    Detective Jason de Sanges doesn't see much good in the world around him. The males in his family seem to spend more time in jail then out of it. Luckily Jase had a met a cop who took an interest in him growing up and Jason walks the straight and narrow 24/7. He tries everything he can to get out of helping Poppy with her little "community art project."

    Jason grudgingly gets in the spirit of working with Poppy and her teens. But spending time with her has him rethinking some of his strict by the book rules. She gets under his skin and makes him think he can have it all. Poppy sees more in Jason then just the strict layman, can she help him to see that they have a chance to beat the odds?

    Bending The Rules is a book you will want to re-read several times. It stays with you long after you are done. It is very sexy, sweet, and emotional and has well written characters. Susan Andersen books are keepers for me. I can't wait to read the next book in this delightful series.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2009

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    The incredibly deep cast including tertiary characters makes for a strong upbeat good contemporary romantic suspense

    In Seattle, three teenage graffiti artists are caught by the cops vandalizing storefronts. Artist Poppy Calloway suggests that besides cleaning up the spray paint mess they made, they receive community service to paint a neighborhood mural. Police detective Jason de Sanges is outraged with her soft response to the crime; he wants them punished as a deterrent from them committing future acts of vandalism.

    Jase is further upset when his superiors think Poppy's idea is terrific. Making matters even more poisonous to the cop is he is named to supervise the teen artists. Finally the topper to his anger is his attraction to Poppy upsets him further. That is until a series of accidents that he believes were intentional makes him feel the need to keep his pain in the butt woman safe even if she is a flying liberal.

    The incredibly deep cast including tertiary characters makes for a strong upbeat good contemporary romantic suspense. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the lead pair butt heads and never slows down as free spirit Polly teaches by the book Jason CUTTING LOOSE (Poppy's friend Jane's story) is okay in moderation unlike the men in his family who spent time in jail while he grew up in foster care. Though similar in tone to CUTTING LOOSE even with the suspense subplot, fans will enjoy the education of Jason.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

    Another Great Book

    I love Susan Andersen's writing for the way she always has a back story and a mystery to solve. Some of the bad guys are hilarious and downright inept; Bending the Rules does not fail to deliver. The minor characters are well-developed and you don't mind them taking center stage from time to time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

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    Bending the Rules

    I enjoyed 'Bending the Rules' from start to finish. It kept me reading it until the end. I would recommend this book to anyone, this is one of my favorite Susan Andersen books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    Great!

    I loved the characters, plot, twists/turns, etc. of this novel. The story is easy to follow and the two main characters are very endearing. I was cheering for both of them from page 1. I liked the twists/turns of the plot and the way the supporting characters' stories were integrated effortlessly into the story. It was a quick and enjoyable read - I am going back for a second reading soon!

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