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Break Even by [De Jong, Lisa]
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Editorial Reviews


  • "With captivating characters, top notch writing, and a consuming plot line, this book made my TOP 2015 list. It's one I will recommend over and over again, and I really hope you read because I LOVED it so much!" - Angie's Dreamy Reads
  • "I loved this read and have no intention on forgetting it anytime soon. The author took a very delicate and difficult situation and handled it perfectly and beautifully." -Fallen For Books
  • "This book was engrossing, entertaining and enjoyable and I totally loved it. Once again, Lisa De Jong has delivered a winner." -The Romance Cover
  • "This was such a fast-paced, all-encompassing read that I actually wish I would've read it slower, as it was that enjoyable." -Three Girls and a Book Obsession
  • "Break Even is very well written and had me turning page after page. I couldn't stop. I needed MORE! It is one hell of a romantic suspense and had me at the edge of my seat! It is hot and steamy, VERY hot and steamy. There were several scenes that gave me butterflies and rocked my core." -Serena
  • "This book will literally hook you, I mean you won't be able to put it down kind of hooked. If I could give this book 10 stars I would definitely give it ten freaking stars. I think this book is going to be my favorite read of the year and it will leave 2015 with a freaking bang!" -Brittany's Book Blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 8996 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523274816
  • Publication Date: December 27, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019A7GNNG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wow! What a wild emotional/thrilling and mysterious roller coaster ride this was. This is one of the most mysterious, going in blind, not sure what kind of book I was going to read. It's one of the best stories I've read in 2015. I received this amazing ARC of Break Even by Lisa De Jong in exchange for an honest SPOILER FREE review. I don't think 5 stars is enough, It deserves at least 6 stars and maybe more. I was rendered so speechless after reading this book that I couldn't seem to form the right words to do a review worthy enough.

I will keep the synopsis to the bare minimum because I don't want to reveal the many twists and turns. I don't want to rob the readers pleasure of enjoying this truly amazing story. Trust me, you'll be thankful for it.

We have Marley, a successful lawyer who first appear cold, almost an ice queen. But as the story unfolds we can clearly see she is an unhappy, alone but caring woman. She will be betrayed but she's strong and won't be defeated. She will try to fight her way out of the situation she finds herself in. That's all I will say, I won't mention anything about River and Cole. Let's just say they have their own hidden agendas that have the potential to leave a path of destruction. When I thought I had it figured out, I would get blindsided. Lines will be blurred and boundaries will be crossed. I got sucked into the story so far deep while emotions ran high and when I thought I would crawl out I was sucked back in but I was almost begging for more.

This is not your typical love story, it's all about who's lying and who's not. I can't say it's a dark romance, it's suspenseful but not twisted. What I loved about this story is how the author went about it, she kept me guessing until the very end.
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I've got my reading mojo back!!! What a truly fab read this was! And HELLO, River Holtz!!! I had been in such a huge reading slump before I picked this book up; over the last few months I'd only an aged to complete about 3 books! And then BREAK even came along. Thank the reading Gods!!!

As the synopsis hints at, there is a love triangle. I do not condone cheating in any way, but let me tell you a few things. 1, it's fictional, and 2, Cole Mason is the absolute biggest douchcanoe I've read about in so long! (Even before the reading slump!) Gah,he just made me so mad!!!! And then there was Mr. Holtz...

Hot. Damn. That man was sin and temptation wrapped up in one devilishly sexy package. He had "bad news and a good time" written all over him. Who could resist? ;) I'm not going to go into any detail about what happens in the book, but I will say that you should definitely give it a shot.

I really couldn't put this book down. It was my first Lisa De Jong read, and so glad that I picked it up. Break Even was sexy and gripping, and had me feeling everything from anticipation to to anger to bliss! I really loved it.
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As soon as I read the synopsis for Break Even, I just knew I needed it. For many, it might be a bit of a hard pill to swallow as it deals with infidelity but regardless or what your thoughts are, I think you should give this one a try.

Not all is what it seems for Marley. On the outside, she has the perfect life, perfect job, perfect husband, and perfect house. Everything is just perfect. But in reality everything is not okay. Her husband is always out of town and beyond inattentive. To be quite honest, I got an awful read from him from the get-go. When she meets her new client, River, she knows without a doubt that something is missing with her husband, Cole. There is want, desire, and passion that she is lacking with Cole. The more these two work together the more the stakes are raised until things completely blow up. How it ends and whom she ends up with is a mystery that you will have to find out.

“The gasoline was already there; he simply threw in the match.”

There were some plot twists that I did not see coming whatsoever and I really enjoyed how the story unfolded. I think Lisa did a great job evoking the emotions from me that she did. I swooned, gasped, almost threw my Kindle…and quite possibly wanted to scream. But I think that’s what so great about angst-driven novels. Plus, the sex scenes in this book were top-notch. They were sensual and classy at the same time.

"I’d rather go through through a million storms with you than have a chance to walk once in the sunshine without you.”

Another thing I liked about this book was that it was written with characters in their 30's. I almost feel like it was more realistic then it should’ve been to a point.
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Break Even by Lisa De Jong was addictive from the very beginning and from the very start, my heart ached for Marley and it never ebbed until the very end. What was so great about this book was how convoluted this love triangle was. The author presented us with a secret, something literary masochists like myself thrive on. It adds a relentless need to find out what else is behind the misconceived simplicity of the situation. I knew without reading reviews from peers that this story would have a cataclysmic plot twist, the kind that would pull the rug from under me even when I’d expected something big would happen.

Marley’s 11 year marriage to Cole is slowly wilting away and at the same time quickly crumbling right in front of them. The wife and the woman in me, naturally felt a copious amount of empathy toward our female protagonist. The self-deprecating thoughts and the “what did I do wrong?” mentality ran rampant in Marley and I hated. I loathed that Cole ever made her feel this way. Though smart, beautiful, successful, with a body fit for a man to enjoy, Cole’s inability to give her the love and affection a wife should receive from her husband was enough to drown out the beauty that was Marley Mason. So many times I felt my throat tighten and my heart hurting. These moments made it almost impossible for me to catch my breath, I’d have to walk away from my PC in search for reprieve. The position in which Marley found herself is one that many women often pray they’d never have to experience. I think that’s why this hit such a sensitive part of me. So when River appears into Marley’s life, he not only drags her out of the darkness, but he too dragged me alongside Marley into something ridiculously magnificent. From the get go, their chemistry was undeniable.
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