Rule Breaker (Mixed Messages #1) by Lily Morton

From the author of ‘The Summer of Us’ comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy, showing what happens between two men when rules get broken.

Rule Breaker – Lily Morton


Rule Breaker – Lily Morton


Rule Breaker

by Lily Morton

(Mixed Messages Series)

Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published August 17th 2017

Rule Breaker – Lily Morton




WOW – what an awesome M/M office romance.

Office romances are my kryptonite, I love them. I love the sexual tension, the banter, and the forbidden and highly charged atmosphere that comes with such forced proximity. RULE-BREAKER was my first M/M office romance and I LOVED it!!!!

It had everything I love about an OR. Gabe was the perfect example of a sharp-tongued jerk of a boss. All of his coworkers were afraid of him, he was whip smart, brash, and always expected the highest standards and commitment from everyone around him. And his sole weakness was Dylan. Dylan’s cheeky, bold and sometimes impertinent nature drew Gabe like a moth to the flame. Together they were absolutely hilarious.

The supporting cast was outstanding as well!! Dylan’s family was the most wonderful group of people, funny and warmhearted, they just radiated kindness and love. And whenever Dylan and his best friend Jude were together I couldn’t help myself from cracking up – these two were TROUBLE.

The first 2/3 of the book was AMAZING!!!

I laughed, smiled and just enjoyed Dylan and Gabe interact in their typical and comfortable way, which was utterly enthralling and entertaining. The reason why I’m not giving this book more than 4 stars is the predictable way that the two main characters started to muck up everything in a big and messy way. Gabe was a typical damaged hero. He had a messed up childhood and was too afraid to love and be loved. When he felt himself falling for Dylan, he acted out to keep a modicum of control, any way possible. Dylan was too kindhearted, caring and nurturing and his heartache was predictably foreseeable. I hated knowing that this highly emotional part was coming. And when it finally happened it became all very generic. The novel lost its uniqueness for me – which was unfortunate.

And then there was the sex. I must admit those scenes were HOT – really HOT!! The author definitely knew how to write sizzling sex scenes. But some of these scenes went on over multiple pages, and I don’t mean two or three, more like seven to ten, and at that point it felt more redundant than necessary and that’s when I started skipping.

The epilogue on the other hand was FANTASTIC!!!

The book was entirely told from Dylan’s perspective, but the epilogue finally gave me a glimpse into Gabe’s psyche. And to make it even more awesome, the author wrote a really long epilogue, as long as an entire chapter – and I loved it!!!

So, to sum it all up, this book was a great find for me. I love this author’s writing. I love her smart and witty dialogues, her characters, but most of all her humor. This book would have been an easy 5 start book if the big break up wouldn’t have been as messy and predictable. Nevertheless I’m definitely going to check out her other books and will keep an eye out for future releases. And I’m really glad I gave this book a chance. I’m actually really happy about it!!!


Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss?

Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards.

Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything.

However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy. There are only two problems – Gabe is still a bastard, and he makes wedding planners look like hardened pessimists.

But what happens when Dylan starts to see the real Gabe? What happens when he starts to fall in love with the warm, wary man that he sees glimpses of as the days pass?

Because Gabe is still the same commitment shy, cold man that he’s always been, or is he? Has Dylan had the same effect on Gabe, and has his solid gold rule of no commitment finally been broken? With his heart taken Dylan desperately needs to know, but will he get hurt trying to find the answers?

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Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she got her Kindle.
She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams, and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else would she get to spend her time with hot, funny men?
She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys!

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8 thoughts on “Rule Breaker (Mixed Messages #1) by Lily Morton

  1. I’ve gotten tired of sex in books as I’ve gotten older too. A well place sex scene is fine, but multiple sex scenes (that go on and on) bore me. I wind up skipping them also. Plus, they’re never what I remember about a book anyway. I remember the love and the romance. That’s the best part.

    I’m so glad you liked this one, Corina. I liked it too. I also LOOOVED the next one! I sure hope you’re continuing!

    1. I’m definitely planning on continuing and I’m so glad I’m not the only one feeling like this about overly prolonged and unnecessary sex in books. 😊 And you are right the romance is what I’ll remember and how the book made me feel.😊

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