Zeke is the last of the "Breaking the Declan Brothers" series. I was given a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is that you need to read the books in order since every brother appears in each book. We've always seen Zeke as the ultimate playboy. He has his 'rules' when it comes to girls and we've always been led to believe it's because he wants to hit it and quit it. We discover in this book, that's not the case. Those rules are to protect himself, and also to protect anyone who might try to care about him. He has trauma from his past that he's never dealt with, or even told anyone about. It's been simmering inside him for over a decade and he's been able to keep it from boiling over by keeping everyone at arm's length. Lurlene is determined to break all of his rules, even before she knows the reasons for them. She knows from their very first meeting that there's more to him than he lets people think. Slowly, she's able to crack the armor he's built around his heart. She's the first person to not accept him at face value and to call him on his crap. He's never had anyone try to fight his rules and get close to him...no one has ever cared enough to see the pain that lies underneath. I love Lurlene's character. She's strong and she's stubborn; refusing to give up on Zeke even when he wants her to. She's determined to make him break ALL of his rules for her, and by doing so she's able to work her way into his heart. She's exactly what he's needed all this time. I hate that he suffered silently for so long, but he needed someone who cared enough to persevere without getting frustrated with him and giving up. She's nothing but supportive when the painful truths of his past are revealed and she accepts him exactly as he is.