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Headed for Trouble (Troubleshooters #16.5)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  1,547 Ratings  ·  197 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, whom USA Today calls “the reigning queen of military suspense,” breaks out a rapid-fire collection of pulse-pounding, heart-tugging stories and novellas featuring the intrepid men and women of Troubleshooters Inc., fiction’s hottest ultimate counterterrorism squad.

• Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett
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Published April 30th 2013 by Ballantine Books (first published February 26th 2013)
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Jill

Headed for Trouble is a collection of vignettes and short stories featuring some of the large cast of the Troubleshooters series.

I've always been a big fan of the Troubleshooters, beginning with The Unsung Hero which was probably one of my early military romantic suspense stories. I have my favourite characters (and their stories), though only some made it into this collection. Notably one Irving "Izzy" Zanella and the other 'boys', Jenk, Gillman and Lopez, who feature in a couple of great vigne
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Erica
Well, I gave it a REALLY good try, but after getting to 51%, I just finally gave up. And I hate to do that because I always finish books but this one was truly boring to me. And I don't honestly think it was because I hadn't read any of the other books...after reading these little shorts, I don't think this series would be my cup of tea period. It was classified as "romance" in Netgalley, and I guess it kind of was, but to me, there just wasn't enough romance (and no sex scenes, at least in the ...more
Regina
Suzanne Brockmann is a popular romance and romantic suspense author. In my opinion, her Troubleshooters books are unique in the romantic suspense genre. Suz’s books have romance, the sweetness of meeting someone and connecting, some sexy steam and a great happily ever after. So for readers looking for that – Brockmann offers this. But she offers so much more. Headed for Trouble is a continuation of the Troubleshooters series; it contains short stories and novellas revolving around characters alr ...more
Leea
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If you're a fan of the Troubleshooters Series and you've read all the books and haven't yet picked up Headed for Trouble then you're missing out... big time. Never before have I read a book like this, that is all about the fans. This book is filled with little snippets of our beloved characters, those side or back stories that took place when another major event happened. My emotions ran the gamete while reading this book. I cried, laughed and then cried happy tears. There were several short st
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♡Karlyn P♡
Jan 20, 2012 ♡Karlyn P♡ marked it as wish-list-maybe  ·  review of another edition
More Troubleshooters?!! Wow, I so didn't see this coming. Sounds like it may be one big epilogue for all? We will see. Count me in.
Jennifer Wardrip
How do I desire thee? Let me count the ways... Come on, December 2012!
Jonetta
Sep 16, 2012 Jonetta rated it really liked it
A Bit of Background
If you haven't read Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, you're missing out on THE most exciting romantic suspense stories out there involving Navy SEALS and security operatives. Troubleshooters, Inc. is the name of the security firm launched by the former commander of SEAL Team Sixteen. Many of their assignments are a collaboration with Navy SEALs and the FBI and there are 16 amazing full length books in the series.

The Set Up
The last full length book in the series was
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Aimz
Apr 01, 2013 Aimz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review

I loved the Troubleshooters series. I love Suzanne Brockmann.
I do not love this book.

It was okay. Too cluttered for my tastes. It is a series of short stories about all 16 from the previous books. It was supposed to give us a bit more insight into their lives, but I just felt it was forced. I didn't feel any of the magic of the originals. The cover is misleading. I was disappointed. There wasn't any substance I felt. Overall it took me 4 days to fi
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Miriam
Aug 21, 2013 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories

The more more substantial stories were okay, although I'd read some of them elsewhere. The shorter ones were pretty weak. Some of the items included weren't really stories. Brockmann's idea of having an author "interview" with her characters or be discussed by the characters works fine as cutesy way discussing the writing process, but doesn't work from a story-telling perspective. Overall, I felt like she was struggling to come up with enough material to reach book length. But given how many mul
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Vic
Audiobook read by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank. I split the audio into the individual stories/interviews/etc so will list the running time as I split it. This list is also in the order as presented in the audio version. I think anyone interested in this book/audio should have read or listened to the entire Troubleshooters series first. Many of these shorts have been available for some time but I believe this is the first time they are available via audio. I have enjoyed Patrick Lawlor and M ...more
Wendy F
You know how in a series you'll get a snippet of something that happened off the pages, like 'Sam plans to take Gina, Robin and the kids on a vacation' but you don't get to read it? Well in this book we got all these little side quick looks into events that happened over the course of the Troubleshooters books. Plus, we got interviews with specific characters. Suzanne interviews Tom and Kelly, Suzanne interviews Savannah and Ken, Suzanne interviews Izzy, Jenk, Lopez and Gillman (one of my favori ...more
Katie_la_geek
If you are a fan of Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series then this book is an absolute must have. I am fairly new to the series so to be honest this book was not really made for me. This book is made for fans which I think is really nice.

Headed For Trouble is an anthology of short stories from the Troubleshooters series, each story is about well-known characters and couples. This book doesn’t only contain stories there are also character interviews and some really nice and informative aut
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Anita
May 03, 2014 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-public
As a wrap up to the Troubleshooters series - It wasn't. The stories were fun and the one about Frank O'Leary made me cry. The one with Izzy and the guys made me laugh out loud. The interviews were funny and the story about Shane made me dig out Born to Darkness to read sooner rather than later. I love Suzanne Brockmann and will read anything she writes, even when she is standing on her soapbox doing it.
Booklover, Indianapolis
(June) I think a 3* is a bit generous - and if you've never ventured into the world of Seal Team 16 and the Troubleshooters, this book is truly pointless, so don't bother. If you love the world created by SB, then this book is a nice way to revisit some of the best characters created in romantic suspense. However, as most of what is in here has been available for free in either promo books or at the backs of other books, paying for this is a bit of a waste.

The introduction and timeline were won
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Marleen
Dec 15, 2013 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suz-brockmann
I suppose this collection of short stories won't be as signifant if you aren’t a fan of the successful Navy Seal Team Sixteen & Troubleshooters series.
Pretty much a decade ago I fell in love with Suz Brockmann’s books; particularly the earlier books in the TS series are spectacular. All her characters, whether they are a navy seal, a high ranking officer, a helicopter pilot, a journalist, an intelligence officer, etc. All of them are endearing, strong, and passionate and honest. The female
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Dee
Nov 18, 2011 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013
Thanks to Ballantine Books and Edelweiss for providing me with the review copy

Oh Suzanne, how I have missed thee ;) It was a sad day when I finished the last few pages of Breaking the Rules (#16 in the series), because I knew that it would be the last one (at least for a while). There would be no more yearly anticipation for the release of the new book in the series and then the torture that I put myself through before letting myself read it (because I knew that once I started, I just wouldn’t s
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4.5 Stars

Goodness this is kind of a hard review to write. I have to say that Suzanne Brockman really wrote this book for the fans of her Troubleshooters. So instead of just doing a review of individual stories in this book and giving away their greatness, I’m going to tell you guys about this great series.

The Troubleshooters series centers on Navy SEAL team 16 and Troubleshooters INC. These are true alpha males of the biggest order!! I know yo
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Heather
Jan 12, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Troubleshooters, Romance, Suspense, Military
If you're a Troubleshooters groupie you may have already read many of the 14 short stories, vignettes, character interviews and notes from Suz that make up "Headed for Trouble." But having them all together in one package makes this book one for the keeper shelf! The one new short story "A Seal and Three Babies" featuring Sam and Alyssa, Jules and Robin, Gina and Max, and their families, is in itself absolutely worth the price of the book. The story is about 30 pages and manages to pack in a rea ...more
Trish
ARC provided by Net Galley

If you are looking for a full-length novel, HEADED FOR TROUBLE IS NOT THAT.
Instead, it is a behind-the scenes look at Brockmann's characters from her Troubleshooter series.

That being said--Suzanne Brockmann is the reason why I am addicted to military romance. She writes such strong characters with a realism that is sometimes lacking in the fictional world. And I have come to adore her Troubleshooters series with a borderline obsessiveness.

The Troubleshooters series i
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Lori McD
Solid 4 stars!
RECOMMENDED FOR: True Troubleshooter fans

This book is so packed full of "extras", it definitely feels like more than an anthology... almost like a few additional "last" books. There's something in here for everyone, but it's all about the FANS!

And bless her heart, but Ms. Brockmann even gave us a timeline, so we could neatly fit all these "extras" into the overall timeline of the Troubleshooters series.

Just wish that she'd given us updates on EVERYONE - a quick blurb, especially on
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4 Stars

Headed for trouble is a collection of short stories with the main characters from troubleshooters series and how their life has developed after we read their stories in the previous books.

This book definitely can't be read as a stand alone, as you won't understand wot's going on, and will be such a shame cause are so many great characters in this series.

I must admit, i quite enjoyed this book even if they were only short stories, a big deference from the main books from the series which
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Beth
Nov 27, 2012 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Headed for Trouble is a magnificent collection of short stories giving us further back ground on characters that we’ve come to love from the Troubleshooters Series. Quick short reads that are packed with heart, romance and action! I am so glad I read this fabulous collection… it gave me a greater appreciation and insight into the lives of Suzanne Brockmann’s characters. Don’t miss out, any Troubleshooter fan needs to read these stories. If you haven’t read her books before, Headed for Trouble gi ...more
D.B. Reynolds
May 06, 2013 D.B. Reynolds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd read most (but not all) of these stories, but I knew that going into this anthology, so it didn't bother me. I'm actually puzzled by people who seemed surprised to discover this was an anthology, since it seems clear in the description. But for me, there was no surprise. I enjoyed re-reading the stories I'd read before, enjoyed re-visiting characters who have starred in some of my very favorite books over the years. And the interviews were kind of fun, too. I'm not sure which stories were ne ...more
PepperP0t
This collection of short shorts ties the Troubleshooters series together including SEAL Team 16 by filling in with vignettes and conversations. As a stand alone or for someone who hasn't followed the series it is not a particularly good read. Taken in context with the series it definitely fills in the blanks. I'd say this release is for devoted fans but even they would be fine without this well written anthology that contains some previously released material.
Brenda (b)
I really loved this book. Reading these short stories felt like visiting with old friends.

I didn't read the bonus story, Shane's Last Stand, since I have that as a stand-alone ebook.
Wendy Bocock
May 18, 2016 Wendy Bocock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listened to audio & loved it! I love this series anyway, and it was wonderful to visit some of the characters again, as well as to learn more about characters that were previously only mentioned. Made me want to re-read series, or at least some of it!
Jenifer Mohammed
Mar 30, 2014 Jenifer Mohammed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Wonderful collection of short stories that give you a chance to catch up with some of your favourite characters. They were like getting a sneak peek into the loves and lives of both some of the major and minor characters.
Michelle
Sep 27, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun book of short stories, though a bit heavy on stories about Sam waiting for Alyssa while she was in dangerous places.
Vicky Capper
Jan 19, 2017 Vicky Capper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, this definitely shouldn't be read as a standalone but I thought what the hell -I'd wanted to read this series so decided to start with a collection of stories set in the world of the Troubleshooters. And I have to say that I'm really glad I did, although I'm pretty sure my bank balance isn't!

I really enjoyed the insights in to the characters lives, and although I had no basis on which to understand how they came together or what had happened to them in the past, I felt like I could connect
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Sue McEvoy
I enjoyed reading this a lot more than I expected. Having read most of the Troubleshooters series, I was familiar with all the characters in these short stories. Their exchanges with their writer and other quips were quite amusing. An unexpected surprise but I'm finding that I truly enjoy Suzanne Brockmann as a writer.
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married to Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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