That’s What They Said: The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston




The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston

Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he’s using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it’s time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.

SOURCE:  ARCs via publisher for review

BOOKS IN SERIES:  The Rules for Disappearing

SPOILER ALERT:  This is the second book in a series and may contain spoilers for book one.  Please read with caution!




Overall Thoughts:

I think this one picked up on the pace from book one quite a bit.  Much more action packed and though I enjoyed the story at times it did feel a bit far-fetched because what trained killer wouldn’t just take out a bunch of teens he felt were in his way?  Anna also clung to her way of thinking about protecting everyone which means she still has that teenager’s belief that she is invincible.  I loved getting a peek at more of Louisiana being showcased in another book too!



Overall Thoughts:

What a ride! Anna, Teeny, and Ethan are kidnapped and Anna feels she is the only one to be able to save them…She does have that (sometimes irritating) tenacity and believes that she has to be the one to save the day, but it really pulled me in and kept me flipping pages.  Anna is not the girl to give up and go with the flow.  She’s tired of running and wants to get back to a normal life, and I don’t blame her, but she doesn’t know when to stop.  I think she would have been killed in real life, but book-Anna continues to evade and refuses to lie down and become a victim. Good for her.  Also, though there was one thing I figured out, most of it was very unpredictable and unexpected.  I really enjoyed this one, especially all the Louisiana stuff.  What a great ending to the series (it is the end right?).




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