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Breakfast with the FBI

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  71 reviews
When bank teller Rose Ryan accidentally uncovers a shocking discrepancy in bank finances, she goes to the police, who immediately call in the FBI. From that day forward, she meets at a coffee shop each morning with two FBI agents to report her observed embezzling activity and receive further instructions. Rose continues to collect evidence of the illegal activity at the ba ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won-from-author
This short little story was unbelievable! Bank teller Rose was such a strong woman. She worked with the FBI to uncover some shady business at her bank. And for her safety and that of her family she couldn’t tell anyone! Rose is my hero and she did the right thing! I also learned a lot about the banking business. Thanks Erina for sending me this interesting book!
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What would you do if you were to find irregularities while balancing out accounts at the bank you work for? Well for Rose Ryan, she went to the police who ended up passing the information over to the FBI. Next thing Rose knows she’s having breakfast with the FBI the very next morning. The FBI recruits Rose to work undercover for them and collect information on an embezzling scheme that ends up being much more dangerous and more wide spread than you can imagine.

Knowing that this story was based
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed, cindy-owns
Rose absolutely did the right thing! She was much braver than I would’ve been and I worked at a bank! Recommend this very quick read.
I didn't love this book that much. It felt kind of fake, and the writing was lackluster. The things Rose said felt really repetitive and I was bored. There wasn't a real struggle or climax, things just happened.

The amount of typos in this book was weird, too. Sorry to be the grammar police!
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While I've had the same comment said to me, "oh, you work in a bank" as if it's a bad thing. You can not make up these stories that can only happen at a bank.
This was a fantastic read from the first page to the last. Rose did the right thing. I could not imagine what I would have done in Rose's position. Working in a bank can be stressful enough without having to work with the FBI. Way to go Rose.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thud book was quite adventurous. Had some twist, turns, and crazy schemes. It was a very enjoyable read.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this little short book about Rosie dealing with banks and the FBI. She did the right thing but it was nerve wrecking to go through the daily routines.
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-giveaways
What a great story!!! I was so engrossed in this story that I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I learned what a bank teller does all day. The stress Rose goes through is immense. Being a witness to stealing going on at her bank and then having to deal constantly with the criminals and the FBI. I highly recommend this book and author.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, and kept my interest throughout. Rose's character is compelling and believable, and makes us realize that this could happen to any one of us. There is never a dull moment in her life, and that makes it exciting for the reader. Looking forward to more books by this author. ...more
Lynna Banning
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an eye-opener this book is! I couldn't put it down and sweated every hour through the character's risky undertaking and her moral dilemma.

Very, very worth reading--a book I'll not soon forget. Highly recommended.

Lynna Banning
Gene Tartaglia
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good God she is at it again!
Ms. Ring is on fire with her latest book. I did not put this book down from start to finish. The story is riveting and the storytelling masterful. There is a great author in our midst! I anxiously await the next book. Hope it is in the works...
Kim Blevins
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rose a bank teller gets the shock of her life...breakfast with the FBI!!! This story unfolds as Rose becomes an informant for the FBI. Very good read and your heart will go out to Rose. I could not put down until I knew what happened!
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. for many reasons one of which is that its a true story , and also because two of my daughters were in the banking field. I also love the author and can't wait to read more of her works. ...more
Susan The Book Dragon Campton
Happy Tuesday, Book Dragons..I apologize for the lateness of the hour, but I only received this Gem today and finished it today because I wanted so very much to share it with you today. This Gem is perfectly cut, every carat sharp and clear, it's radiant brilliance shines a blazing, blinding white that only comes of honesty, courage and hard won bravery - especially when the person would rather not, but is driven by a deep seated belief in justice, truth and integrity.
These attributes describe
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
I recently read Ms. Ring's latest book, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, and thoroughly enjoyed it. After connecting on Facebook, she told me about her previous books and a little bit about them. With that, she sent me a signed copy of KNIT 2, PURL 2, KILL 2, which I have yet to read and I purchased BREAKFAST WITH THE FBI because I was intrigued due to what she told me about how this book came to be via a real-life experience.

Rose Ryan embodies what an all-around good person should be. Her family came first, b
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: Breakfast with the FBI by author, Erina Bridget Ring

One woman finds herself thrown in the midst of a threatening situation, and one not of her own doing.

Based on a true story, Rose Ryan stumbles headfirst into the middle of an intense embezzlement scheme involving co-workers, upper management, with a long list of others and finds herself scared, alone, and not knowing which way to turn.

In one fell swoop she finds herself with a title she never dreamed would become a part of her qui
Bambi Rathman
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh! Knowing this book was written from real life events had me holding my breath in so many parts. This is the story of Rose Ryan and her position as a bank teller. She uncovers some suspicious activity concerning missing money from the bank. She knows that something is terribly wrong and has to do something about it. This book takes the reader on the crazy ride of going "undercover" with the FBI to expose the embezzlement scheme. I felt like I was going through the anxieties, worries, ...more
Reena G
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The very title Breakfast With The FBI is so interesting that one will want to pick up a copy of this book. It is a true story based on real life events. It’s a fast paced and easy read which was hard to put down. I do not know what I would have done if I was in the main character Rose’s shoes. To keep a secret for that long would have eaten me from inside. The events that unfolded about the wrong doings inside the bank and to keep a secret until the case was solved must have been so hard on Rose ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A true story. A story that will captivate you from the beginning and leave you wanting to know more. Rose Ryan went to work at a bank, after being a stay at home Mom for 17 years. She had high hopes for a fulfilling career. She was smart and very observant to details. The first day was the beginning of a nightmare that has stayed with her for years. From a robbery and onward to even more frightening experiences involving guns, embezzlement, drugs and missing people. Erina Bridget Ring describes ...more
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book filled with many twists and turns. It will grab at you emotionally. The storyline is so interesting it maintains your interest. The characters are believable and likable. So you have Rose Ryan working in a small town, married, first day on the job. Now Rose discovers a huge monetary discrepancy at the bank. She tells the main branch manager but feels she is blown off so goes to the police. They call in the FBI. She is to have Breakfast with the FBI in the morning to discuss ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was as normal followed Erina Bridget Ring's written style completely. I had every intention of reading just a little bit on Saturday evening. Nope!! I sat up and completed the whole thing! It was funny, dramatic and kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page. Unbelievable how this mother and wife got caught up in a scandal by just talking to the police about her suspicions. No spoilers. You definitely need to read this story as it sucks you in to workings of the FBI and how the ...more
Debbi Hicks
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great little book that packed a big punch. Rose Ryan is keeping a big secret from her family. She had Breakfast with the FBI. But WHY? She uncovers a bank fraud scheme in the course of her work and immediately does the right thing, without giving much thought to how it will effect her emotionally or her family. Page by page we move through this period of Rose's life, and it's certainly written in a manner that holds your interest to the very end. There were times I said "Oh Rose" and ...more
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Erina Bridget Ring and I'm looking forward to reading more!

This is a true story, but for some reason, I didn't know that!!!! If you worked in a bank and found a discrepancy (many discrepancies) would you do the right thing??? Rose tried going up the chain of command, but that got her nowhere, so she goes to the police, which ultimately leads to her working with the FBI.

The characters (even the evil ones) are great, there are some twists/turns, some affairs, some snutty
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ficton
Bank teller Rose Ryan uncovers a discrepancy in the bank finances. She goes to the police who call the FBI. She frequently meets the FBI at a coffee shop to give them her observations and receive her instructions. Rose thinks it is the bank manager who is stealing money. As she continues to collect evidence, she fears she will be caught. The FBI tells Rose she cannot tell her husband or anyone else what she is doing.

This book is only 100 pages and those pages go by fast. Reading this story I fel
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Breakfast with the FBI by Erina Bridget Ring is a fast-paced, easy to read book filled with twists and turns. Rose Ryan is a bank teller who uncovers large amounts of discrepancies in the bank’s finances and record keeping. Rose goes to the police who in turn bring in the FBI and thus Rose begins doing undercover work for the FBI. Rose is instructed to tell no one not even her husband because her own safety and that of her family’s is at stake. The author has created characters who are real and ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
Book lacked editing (grammar, punctuation, sentence structure) and writing felt extremely rudimentary with too many exclamation points, unnecessary sentences, repetitive statements/character thoughts, and no real climax point.

Also, as a former bank auditor, there were a lot of things that were inaccurate or didn't even make sense despite this supposedly being a true story. Probably just poorly written/explained.

I was also super turned off that anytime Rose talked about her interactions with ot
Carole Newton
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read by this author, and it, like the first, did not disappoint me. Mrs Ring weaves such a story with her words, that it is really hard to put the book down. The plot is so vivid that you feel like you know the people involved. I am now reading her book, The Neighborhood, and as with FBI and Knit 2, I find myself yelling at the characters. FBI is a quick read but even more so because of the subject. Who wouldn't want to have breakfast with the FBI? Maybe not, if yo ...more
Dusti Bontempo
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book 21, 2019. Breakfast with the FBI was like no other book I’ve ever read. I absolutely felt like Rose’s kindred spirit (rule follower, anxiety ridden, family woman, hard worker).

That said, this whole situation was SO frustrating!! I just wanted an arrest to be made. Take the bad guy down! But it was the frustration that Rose felt that came through in the writing. I could feel her stress and it was hard to know she had to continue this informant behavior while jeopardiz
Jacqueline Terrill
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like they say~ Go with your gut feelings! When Rose worked at The Harvest bank her intuition told her, and her gut something wasn't right. One clue led to another clue and something told her to watch out for her back! Being promoted, and getting more responsibility has both perks and downsides. But when the leader of the bank takes things for granted, and can't hide his tracks could your life be in danger? And your family? Read this short story to find out the missing links. I highly recommend t ...more
Pam Fleming
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A quick read. Rose works as a teller at a bank. As she takes pride in her job she is given more and more responsibility. At first she is overjoyed to be sent to a branch of the bank. Until she discovers suspicious activity. As an upstanding citizen Rose can’t let a crime go by unreported. The next she begins a series of breakfast meetings with the FBI. Rose’s personal life is affected as she withholds secrets from her husband and children. As the secrets eat away at her confidence Rose questions ...more
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