In Paradise Beach, Florida Circuit Court Judge Frederick J. Dipshot rules that octogenarian Mary Todd incompetent and names her nephew Linus responsible for her and her estate. Mary's attorney Richard Wesley III did a great job representing his client. However, unbeknownst to him the senior citizen had a reason to lose and by refusing to testify on her own behalf, it cost him the case.
Erin Kelly is outraged that her friend Mary has lost her independence to an unprincipled loser like Linus. Erin begins a campaign to rescue her buddy using the very tricks that Mary taught her. Richard tries to stop Erin because he knows only through legal channels can Mary regain her freedom. The devious Mary observes the twosome fall in love while trying to trump one another even as apparent mob warfare seems to be playing out on the beach stage.
BREAKING ALL THE RULES is a humorous return to Sue Civil-Brown's unique take on the Sunshine State. The story line is outrageous, wacky, and fun as Mary plays puppeteer in her usual havoc style. The antics of the lead couple and key support cast will delight those in the audience who find paradise in an amusing contemporary romantic romp.
It was ok read, but it's not going on my keeper shelf.
In the sunny climes of Paradise Beach, anything is possible ... and the more outrageous it is, the more likely it is to happen!
For Erin Kelly, her indomitable friend Mary is a role model, a mentor. So when attorney Richard Wesley III fails to prevent Mary from being declared incompetent, Erin decides to fight him and the courts -- using every devious trick the older woman ever taught her.
But for Richard, Erin's outlandish plots may cause more trouble than they solve. Yes, he finds her exciting -- and her sparkling green eyes and fiery spirit make his head spin. And it's true, a little "war" never hurt anyone, especially in Paradise Beach. But although he's secretly on Erin's side in all this, he is bound by the law to do what he must -- even if it costs him her love.
But, maybe, it's time for this upstanding citizen to break the rules ...
Miss Mary Todd manages to manipulate people to get what she wants. When her friend Erin Kelly tries to follow her example, things don't go exactly the way she intended.