Out of Control

He looked like Robinson Crusoe’s younger, grunge-loving brother. But what a smile, and what incredible eyes . . .

Suzanne Brockmann
Out of Control

ebook & Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Her passion is flying. As one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, Lieutenant Teri Howe is tough, dedicated, and highly-skilled–until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she’s worked for.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives by several main characters. Always clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 4 in Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series. While these are best read in order and often events build from things in other books, I feel like this one stands alone really well. Ken was a background character in Defiant Hero (book 2) and Over the Edge (book 3) but Savannah isn’t introduced until this book, so you could definitely start here.

This is one of my favorites of the series – and that’s saying something because most of my all time favorite books come from this series. I just adore Ken & Van. They are the quintessential “opposites attract” story. He’s a wild, outside of the box thinker, and generally kind of laid back while she’s a button up, all things in order, attorney. Brockmann also gives us two other couples – historically (WWII), the story of Van’s grandparents (Rose and Hank) as well as Molly & Jones.

This includes all the things I love about Brockmann’s storytelling: romance, action, suspense, dynamic characters, and lots of laughs. At 17 hours and with so many storylines & events – it’s like getting a small series in one book. It not a protracted 17 hours though. She is amazing at balancing these so that I can’t help but to listen without stopping any more than I can help it.

If you’re checking your library, note that there are two audio versions of this produced. The original, narrated by Norma Lana is wonderful. However, Brockmann/Blackstone went back and had books 1-6 recorded in dual narration by Patrick Lawlor & Melanie Ewbank. I could not be more in love with this team. Paired with Brockmann’s writing they are magnificent. I adore their voices, accents, and emotions. If at all possible, grab the dual narration version.

About the author:
After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts.

You can connect with Suzanne Brockmann here: (Rellim’s note: She’s most active on Twitter.)

About the narrators:
You can connect with Melanie Ewbank here:

You can connect with Patrick Lawlor here:

My Favorite Quotes

The other way is me going to a whole hell of a lot of trouble to hide us, only to have some asshole with an AK-47 catch a whiff of Chanel Number Sixty-Nine or whatever that stuff is that you’re wearing, and turn both of us into hamburger with a twitch of his trigger finger. – Out of Control @SuzBrockmann #audiobook @PLawlorAudio @EwbankMelanie #Troubleshooters #SEALs #RomanticSuspense #WWII

wasn’t this where Bengal tigers came from? Relatively speaking, Indonesia was pretty close to Bengal, wasn’t it? It was certainly closer than New York. – Out of Control @SuzBrockmann #audiobook @PLawlorAudio @EwbankMelanie #Troubleshooters #SEALs #RomanticSuspense #WWII

She was serious, and Ken, in a burst of true genius, recognized that now would probably not be a good time for him to laugh. – Out of Control @SuzBrockmann #audiobook @PLawlorAudio @EwbankMelanie #Troubleshooters #SEALs #RomanticSuspense #WWII

“I am safe,” she told him quietly. “As long as I’m with you, I’m the safest I’ve ever been.” – Out of Control @SuzBrockmann #audiobook @PLawlorAudio @EwbankMelanie #Troubleshooters #SEALs #RomanticSuspense #WWII

She took orders amazingly well for a control freak – Out of Control @SuzBrockmann #audiobook @PLawlorAudio @EwbankMelanie #Troubleshooters #SEALs #RomanticSuspense #WWII

He looked like Robinson Crusoe’s younger, grunge-loving brother. But what a smile, and what incredible eyes . . . – Out of Control @SuzBrockmann #audiobook @PLawlorAudio @EwbankMelanie #Troubleshooters #SEALs #RomanticSuspense #WWII

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