The pair plan a quiet, intimate ceremony, to be witnessed by family and close friends from the FBI, SEAL Team 16, and Troubleshooters, Incorporated, including Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke. But the holiday season brings more to the happy couple than they expect.
A waterfall coming through their kitchen ceiling, a bat colony in the attic, old family tensions...even an international incident can't dampen their spirits. But add to that a parade of unexpected guests, including a reporter looking for a scoop, an ex-lover hell-bent on causing trouble, and a dangerous stalker, and suddenly the wedding is poised to unravel in chaos.
But nothing will stop Jules and Robin from getting their happy ending, because along with a guest list featuring the most elite counterterrorism force in the world, they have their own secret weapon - true love.
©2007 Suzanne Brockmann; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is a pretty good Troubleshooters story -- tough guys, smart women, danger, sexy stuff and heroes all around. I like the way gays are accepted and treated as family without hesitation.
My only wish is that the author had left out some of the dialogue between the gay characters & shown us the scene in a more subtle way. Do gays really talk that way? I don't think ANYone could have so many lame conversations. Well maybe they could but it makes the storey sound like a group of junior high school kids giggling in biology class.
There is nothing about this story I didn't like. The reader was wonderful and the storyline was funny and enlightening. I have waited for Jules story for so long that it was wonderful to finally see he and Robin find each other. If we could see more gay couples represented in mainstream fiction like this, maybe we would learn more tolerance. I hope to see more of Robin and Jules in the future! Thanks for the great book!
I won't recommend this as a stand alone audiobook/novel, but as part of the series, this was a great chapter.
-Robin was too effiminate in the reading. Really, he's an action hero! Come on! His character was written a little effete, but this was taken too far in the reading.
-The relationship felt a little labored sometime, over written with dialog. No one, even the superGayMan, talks like this.
-The straight love story was dull and silly and didn't add to the story line in any way. It detracted, partly because there was no substance, but also because I won't be able to see a really developed story about Dolphina in the future. Bleh, opportunity missed.
BUT...I still was strangely compelled to enjoy this novel.
-I love Jules & Robin's story, and I needed this to make me feel more complete. I wanted to hear about success, fighting through alcoholism and coming out. This was a denumant to the last novel in which their love was a feature.
-I love that a gay couple gets to be the central story line. I support, in a general way that has involved little more than fundraisers and signing of all relevant petitions, the civil rights of gay couples. This story helped me continue to embrace the diversity and yet the homogeneity of love. People love other people, not gender-specific-noun love opposing-gender-specific-noun. This also made me cry at then end, although Prop 8 may have been why I felt so sad when I heard the author's note at the end. This book made me want to do more....
-I was happy to hear the Joneses are doing well. :) I know, small thing, but I'm happy. I always fall at least a little (ok, mostly a lot) in love with Brockmann's characters and the fact that they are not always wrapped neatly up between the covers of one story helps me keep them alive in my mind.
Overall, I recommend to current fans, but this is NOT a representative book. Go read Hot Target, then Breaking Point, THEN All Through the Night.
Yes. This is a wonderful story. The only one by Ms Brockman that l have read.
One of Josh Lanyon's books without the erotic scenes.
Not listen to any more books read by Michael Holland
It was a good book read very badly. It was as if he just wanted to be done with it. No drama, the voice was the same no matter who was talking.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Yes, however I cannot recommend this book.
I'll probably take a break from the Troubleshooter series but I will finish eventually.
Sure, he was fine.
I'd cut the whole book from the series. There was 20 minutes of 'action' (seriously) and the rest of the book was about the prelude to Jules & Robin's wedding. I've never heard such whining and insecurity in a couple - real or imaginary...with hero Sam [from previous books] acting as therapist.
This was 8 hours of [I assume] Brockmann's views on gay marriage, and political views on war, torture, etc.
I LOVE The Troubleshooters series and would recommend any of the previous books for action, adventure and romance.
NOTE: Strong language
Yes, the story, plot and narration are very good. Susan did an amazing job at writing a Christmas story centered around two gay characters. I would rank her right up there with Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux.
The FBI series by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux.
The whole book was my favorite
I really have loved the character of Jules Cassidy since he first appeared in print. Thank you Suzanne Brockmann for writing his story. This one had just the right amount of suspense and romance. I felt like the narration got a little tepid at times, but the story kept me going.
I love Jules. I love Robin. I love Brockmann. Thus, I would definitely listen to this book again. I have already, several times. However, All Through the Night is not on a par with most of the rest of the Troubleshooters books, let's be honest. It's fluffy, the threat is contrived at best, and the entire thing is a propaganda machine. That being said, it was witty, romantic and fun, and what more can you really ask from a holiday novela?
Although they were somewhat contrived, I loved the cameos made by just about every other character ever to grace the pages of a Troubleshooters novel. I also enjoyed the subplot that served as an epilogue for Jones' and Molly's story. Plus, I have a thing for redheads, even jerks like Will, so I found myself smiling at that subplot as well. Although I wish Brockmann didn't feel the need to camouflage this spectacular gay couple with a hetero romance--Jules and Robin could hav lit this book up all by themselves.
Michael Holland is Jules! I just loved his interpretation. Robin was a bit more fem than I expected, but really, MH did a great job throughout.
It's a heartwarmer. Will definitely go into my stable of holiday feel-good stories. The most emotional part of the story for me was the fight Jules and Robin had over Adam's phone calls--I love that after Force of Nature Brockmann didn't expect us to swallow a Happily Ever After, hook line and sinker. These two still have issues to work out, and watching them sort through their mutual and separate baggage was the part of the story that seemed the most real, and affected me the most.
Rarely do you find a book written about a gay couple that is open and honest. This book was tastfully written with no biase either way. While I don't have any gay friends I did enjoy this chapter in the story of Jewels and Robin.
Robin getting locked in the bathroom on his wedding day.
Expression, Michael adds life to the characters.
When Jewels realizes that Robin loves him just as much as he loves Robin.
This is a very up beat and interesting story, not too long and never boring.
I wanted to like this book. I am not familiar with the TROUBLESHOOTER series, but I found the story very choppy. There was a lot of time spent developing characters, which is great, but then it seemed like all the momentum building to the climax lost steam, and it just kind of ended. There were some charming scenes, and some very good, honest situations. But in general, I had trouble finishing this one out. I do applaud the author for treating a delicate subject with great care and thought. I was also impressed with the prologue that made the story personal. But I am sorry to say, I would have trouble recommending this title to all but a few of my friends. The performance was mediocre, with the best characterization being Sam. I found the digitized telephone conversations unnecessary. And I realize this will makes me seem petty, but thank goodness not all gay men are as annoying as Robin. I couldn't wait for his scenes to be over.
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