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Break (Billionaire New Adult Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Vanessa Waltz
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description


What if a handsome billionaire offered you thousands to pretend to be his girlfriend? And what if you started to believe the lie?

Jessica has never had a boyfriend, and that's just how she likes it. She's still trying to rebuild herself from a sexually abusive past, and a guy - no matter how gorgeous - would only mess up the fragile balance of her life.

Almost-billionaire Luke Pardini is gorgeous, that's for sure. He's also desperate. His dying father thinks he's too irresponsible to inherit the family estate, and Luke needs to convince his dad that he's grown up and ready to settle down with a girl. Any girl.

With five billion dollars at stake, Luke can't mess this up. But as he pretends to date Jessica, he finds himself drawn to her more than he'd like to admit. He has been hurt too many times to count, but Jessica is the one person who makes him feel safe. It could have been a Cinderella story, but both of them made a promise that their relationship was just for show, and neither of them is going to step over the line.

When Jessica's secret past emerges on the front page of the tabloids, his dad threatens to disown him if he doesn't sever ties with her. If their relationship was only a charade, the solution would be easy. But if it's not…

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  • File Size: 338 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IG9U70K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,819 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!! February 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I truly loved it. Like most new adult romances, both characters have painful backgrounds. Jessica had an abusive childhood and refuses to trust men. Because of his wealth and status, Luke finds it impossible to trust anyone without an non-disclosure agreement. Luke seeks Jessica from a dating website in order to fool his abusive father into thinking he's settled down.

Jessica's blunt personality had me laughing out loud but there were moments (when she's reliving painful flashbacks) that made me want to cry. She has been through a lot in her life, and even though Luke was born into privilege, so has he. The story moves REALLY quickly and I couldn't put it down. I LOVED IT!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rags to Riches and so much more...wonderful! February 14, 2014
By Chasmmm
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A new author for me and I'm simply delighted to have discovered the story of Jessica and Luke so well told by Miss Waltz.

Our heroine comes from a tough place and every choice she makes in her life is a reflection of her difficult past. Still, her hard heart melts and freezes and melts yet again for a man who is forced to make his own hard choices.

Does he choose a safe and secure future, or will he risk it all for a love he cannot deny? Ha! Well, I'm not saying anymore except that the book finishes well without any dangling bits...and I'm left with a happy glow, hoping that this author won't take too long until her next book. If it's anything like this one, then it'll be on my insta-buy list.

Highly, highly, full heartedly recommended!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read February 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I received and ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this book for the most part. It is very well written and even has a plausible storyline.
An out of work girl named Jessica has reached her limits. Her English degree is getting her no where and she desperately needs to make money to pay her bills. After one bad turn follows another, she finds herself signing up for an escort service that matches girls with wealthy men to act as their dates. She is weary but desperate so she signs up and quickly gets a few responses. She does not feel comfortable with the first few, they gave her a creepy vibe. She eventually responds to one that does not freak her out. They meet, and she decides to go for it.
Her new man has a lot of issues from his childhood and does not trust anyone. She feels a kindred spirit with him because she has her own demons lurking in her closet as well. For a time, everything is alright. Then she meets his dad. He is holding Luke's inheritance over his head. They have never really talked things out, so both father and son have the wrong idea about each other.
The whole thing blows up in Jessica's face when her past comes back to haunt her. Luke goes running for the money, and Jessica is left to pick up the pieces. Or does she?
The reason I give this book 4 stars instead of 5, is because I was a little let down with the ending. There was room for more of an awakening for Luke, and the rest of the story was so well written that I was disappointed in the quickness to the ending. It would have been better if the reader was left feeling that Luke really learned anything. It did not feel that was the case. But all in all it is a very entertaining quick read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes when the kids who had it hard come out ahead.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it February 17, 2014
By Lulu
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Loved it!! It was emotional at times reading these two back ground.. Fell in love with Luke from page one :-) this was a short read but worth it nooo cliff hanger which is a big plus
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greg read February 16, 2014
By Sandra
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Broken characters with lots going on but they manage to come together and make it work out of desperation and hope. You will enjoy this story.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luke February 16, 2014
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Luke he's just upfront and honest, "he took another sip of wine and I heard the liquid hiss through his teeth. Then he looked at me. "I know what I want, and I have very little time. This is just the easiest way for me." And Jessica finds ways after ways to surprise Luke, "oh my God!" I moaned elegantly through my mouthful of pizza. "This is - this is incredible!" Luke seemed to choke on his pizza as he looked at me and laughed." And the boy is sure good looking, "he was looking hot, as usual. I had never seen him wear jeans, but he wore a fitted pair that showed off his long, muscles legs and a shirt that made me want to run my hands all over his body." Jessica always has ways of distracting Luke, "Luke was sitting on the couch with his laptop, fully dressed. A phone was against his ear. I walked across his vision and inwardly smiled when I noticed a lull in his speech. I glanced back casually and saw that Luke was staring directly at me unabashedly. Naked desire shone all over his face, in the way that his mouth hung half-open and the white-knuckled fingers clutched his phone. A moment, later, Luke snapped back to his conversation." And he's honest in what he wants to do, "that's it," he whispered. "I want to get you off."
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars addictive read February 18, 2014
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It took me less than 24 hours to read this book. I couldn't wait to see how it ended but I was kind of disappointed. It's almost like there was a word limit and the author thought it was time to end it. Don't get me wrong it's a great story but the ending could have been much better!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Love books by this author. The second book in this series is good too. Wish she'd wrote another one for it.
Published 4 days ago by Shannon Shannon
4.0 out of 5 stars good romance with a little suspense
If only life was this adventurous....... good book that keeps you interested.
Published 7 days ago by bethL
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
This was a good read. Some unanswered questions at the end. To me the couple was slow to get together. But the story was good.
Published 12 days ago by Kindrea West
4.0 out of 5 stars ok. read
Good story but it drags in places.
Published 17 days ago by Smart Shopper
3.0 out of 5 stars 2.5 stars
I liked the plot but I never felt. The "chemistry" between Jessica and Luke. There was never any dialogue between that indicated attraction or even looks.
Published 25 days ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars I like this author
I like this author. The story was ok, but I didn't like it as much as her others. I would have given the book 4 stars except it needed some major proof reading and corrections. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Tamey
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 1 month ago by Juliana
4.0 out of 5 stars Break
Fast moving and romantically interesting. I have always be a fan of the underdog. Waltz is a good writer and I appreciate her use of common words...... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Millie
4.0 out of 5 stars a pretty good read
Its pretty good book, but the ending kinda throws me a bit...
Published 1 month ago by Jasmine
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Liked it quite a bit. It's nice to see people find each other and realize money is not all it's cracked up to be.
Published 2 months ago by sflint
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