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It's Christmastime in Boston, and this year the silver bells will be wedding bells as FBI agent Jules Cassidy ties the knot with the man of his dreams, Hollywood heartthrob Robin Chadwick.

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.

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  • Kathy
  • United States
  • 08-31-08

A little less talk, please

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Pluses and Minuses

I'll start by saying, I've read every book in the series coming to this one. And simply put if you haven't I would not recommend this. If you've read the series and love Jules and are rooting for Robin, its worth the buy. Especially as, and you'll hear this in the afterwards, the profits of this book go to support equal marriage rights. all of this being said I can't say it's one of Suzanne Brockmann best books. she falls into what I consider her major shortcoming of telling rather than showing. as she's done in the last several books of the series she has a tendency to jump action scenes, and describe them later with dialogue. in this book that's used as a mechanism to try and understand what dependence of military and law enforcement go through. however it does windup with a very passive narrative. This is also not helped by an extremely monotone narrator, if you're listening to the audio book. the lively, and yes female, narration for jewels in the previous audio books brought him to life in a way that this one fell flat. This might also be with another reviewer came to see as Juvenal dialogue, as opposed to sharp sarcasm. This is my honest opinion about the book I thought someone who is a fan of the series should be commenting.

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  • Blaine
  • Camas, WA, United States
  • 12-13-11

Underwhelmed

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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Narrator was boring..

The narrator was horrible.... I almost wanted to stop listening to it... It was very hard to get through it. Tried so hard to picture Patrick Lawlor reading this for me to get through it..

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All Through The Night

The narration was excellent. Different accents for different characters bringing them bouncing to life. A fun story that I have read several times.

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Decent read, disappointing listen

I've read this book before and it was fun if a little cheesy because come on. We get it. They're in love, awesome - lets have some plot. However, the narrator was terrible. Absolutely TERRIBLE. He doesnt know how to read aloud. There's no inflection, no very little emotion, and he reads the dialogue so flatly that I had to wonder if he had a pulse. Pick up this book in paperback or as an ebook and enjoy the story. Dont do like I did and waste a credit or some money on something so disappointing.

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Take it in context

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.

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  • karen
  • Campbell, CA, United States
  • 09-08-08

Mainstream gay romance - wonderful!

This book was wonderful, however you should be aware that it will be best enjoyed AFTER reading Hot Target (available here at audible.com) and Force of Nature. Those books can be read out of order of the full series, but for the Jules / Robin romance saga you should think of this book as Part 3 of their story.

Jules and Robin are two favorite secondary gay characters from past books in the Troubleshooters series, and they are so worth getting to know! Brockmann does a great job bringing gay romance (NOT erotica, there are no heavy sex scenes so don't expect porn) to mainstream publishing. There is also a secondary story with Robin's assistant Dolphina and a reporter named Will, which was very enjoyable. And true to Brockmann, there is plenty of laughs, action and suspense!!

My only nay say is that I have to agree with a previous review about some of the dialog, but my issue is that this book has really made Robin overly feminine while Jules remained very alpha. In previous books they were always so equal in strength of character, but now we see Robin at times as a stereotypical emotional gay man. For someone who has just come out of a very deep closet, it didn't always ring true. But overall I did love this book, and I so hope we see more Robin and Jules in future books.

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  • Laurie
  • Keokuk, IA, United States
  • 08-15-08

Amazing!

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!

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Jules and Robin’s book

Jules and Robin have their own book and it’s well done in the tradition of Brockmann’s other Troubleshooters books. That they are both male characters is secondary. As in “the real world”, they are who they are in the greater universe of characters Brockmann has created.
These novellas are interconnected; and we are taken on a timeline through different events starting with Jules and Robin commuting between Boston and DC to see each other. They become engaged; have a wedding shower; the media meddles in their lives; Adam brings a stalker into their lives and attempts to interfere again; then Robin gets locked in the bathroom on their wedding day. There’s a secondary storyline with Will the reporter falling for Dolphina, Jules and Robin’s assistant. You’ll remember him from
Flashpoint, where he annoyed and helped Tess Bailey, Jimmy Nash and Lawrence Decker.
Molly and Jones have a significant cameo that brings home the fact he is “a wolf in sheep’s clothing“. I really enjoy those two characters.
Holland was ok, but his narration is not the caliber of Lawlor.