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The Officer Breaks The Rules (Semper Fi #2)

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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
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Published January 8th 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2013)
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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.
Nov 05, 2014 ♡B♡ rated it really liked it
Shelves: military
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
Oct 25, 2012 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
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.
Romancing the Book
Jun 05, 2013 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
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 “
Christi Snow
Jan 01, 2013 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
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
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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
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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Melanie S.
Mar 21, 2015 Melanie S. rated it liked it
Einerseits sind die Charaktere ganz nett, andererseits zieht sich die Geschichte in die Länge und es passiert nicht viel. Ich hätte mir auch mehr Interaktion zwischen den Charakteren selbst gewünscht. Und obwohl ich irgendwie neugierig auf den nächsten (und auch letzten) Band wäre, will ich nicht eine weitere unaufregende Geschichte lesen.
Feb 18, 2013 Brenda rated it liked it
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 ...more
May Mostly Romance
Jan 30, 2013 May Mostly Romance rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
สนใจเลมนี เพราะตอนทีอานเลมแรกไดเลาเรืองของคาแรคเตอรพระนางในเลมนีเอาไวแลว (นางเอกในเลมแรกทักพระเอกเลมนีวา หลงรักนางเอกเลมสองมานานแคไหนแลวละ) ซึงพอไดอาน กรูสึกวา สนุกกวาเลมแรก แตในเวลาเดียวกรูสึกวา ทังสองเลมมีปัญหาแบบเดียวกัน นันกคือ ความนิง คืออานไปแลวไมมีความขึนลงของอารมณเทาไหรนัก

นีเปนเรืองการคนพบตัวเองของพระเอก เจเรมีเปนนาวิกโยธินมาแลวสิบปี และกำลังถึงทางแยกทีสำคัญ เขาอาจจะเลือกทีจะตออายุราชการ และทำงานรับใชชาติดวยการเปนทหารจนเกษียณ หรือไลตามความฝันทีอยากเปนนักเขียนของตัวเอง ลูกชายคนเดียวของทหา
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 funn
Dec 18, 2012 Margaret rated it it was amazing
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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
Feb 16, 2013 L★ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-rom
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
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

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
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 ...more
Jan 07, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
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
Viviana Izzo
Jul 23, 2013 Viviana Izzo rated it really liked it
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
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 ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it
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
Heather Felder
Jan 07, 2013 Heather Felder rated it liked it
**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
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
Dec 28, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
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Jan 26, 2015 Mullgirl rated it liked it
I was lukewarm on this one. It was just not very interesting--characters seems pretty 1 dimensional without much in the way of development or change other than the rapid "oh, I've finally pulled my head out of my ass and I'm going to do this thing differently.

I feel like maybe it just isn't that mature/sophisticated. So perhaps a younger person might enjoy it.
Nov 09, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it
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.
Kelly Moran
Jan 12, 2013 Kelly Moran rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
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
Aug 21, 2014 Lyndi rated it really liked it
A good bit of time is spent on setting up the relationship featured in the next book, but aside from that I liked this one. I felt like the military slant wasn't really necessary except to be a contractual obligation that needed to be worked around or dealt with. From the blurbs, it sounds like this is the best of the series.
Oct 01, 2014 Maura rated it it was amazing
Why can't more mainstream romance novels be a good as this one? I used to browse the romance section at the book store and find a dozen things I wanted to read. Now, I usually can't find a single book. I read a lot of m/m and new adult instead. But this book was amazing! Everything I want in a good romance, and more.
Jan 09, 2013 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeanette-murray
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
Feb 13, 2013 Jillian rated it it was amazing
Full review can be found on my blog:

".....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
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