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Review: Break Even by Lisa DeJong

breakevenMy story isn’t a love story … not the typical kind anyway.
As a lawyer, I’m used to discovery, but I never saw this one coming.

Every day, River gives me ten reasons to stay away, and then eleven reasons why I can’t. Our relationship was to remain strictly business, or at least I tried.

Four years of marriage, and everything with Cole has changed. I never knew two people who lived together could be so distant. But I’m not ready to give up on him.

One man wants to break me.
The other is just trying to get even.

Both are lying to me.


My Review

“Life turns in a circle. You journey around, maybe hitting a few bumps or snags along the way. Then you’re right back to where you started, but yet never in the same place. You go from unknown to a part of history. That’s all that really changes from beginning to end.”

“We’re bound to screw up along the way, but as long as we’re willing to go back to where we went wrong and start over, our love will never fail. We’re stronger than our mistakes.”

Another amazing, intriguing read from author Lisa DeJong. Now, this not my normal type of book. I usually steer clear of any book with this type of story-line, but I put my faith and trust in Lisa DeJong. I trusted her to take care of my heart and my mind. I had faith that even though I usually avoid books of this type, that she would make it worth me stepping outside my happy little box…..and let me tell you, she did. What she gave me was a story filled with heart and conflict. She made me understand the how and the why of the situation. She made it so easy for me to see how Cole and Marley drifted apart and how things got to a point where they can no longer be repaired. Break Even is not an easy story. It will conflict you and will make your heart ache. You will feel frustrated and at times feel angry. This story is filled with twists and turns that even I wasn’t expecting.

Break Even is a fast paced, but entertaining read. The story-line will capture you from the very first page and will let you think of nothing else, but finishing this story. The characters are intriguing and will have you dying to figure out what is going on. Break Even is sexy and intriguing. It is filled with angst, romance and heartbreak. I was taken for one heck of a roller-coaster ride. My emotions are still all over the place, but I have to tell you, I am so glad that I decided to take a chance on this story.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


My eyes never leave my guest who’s dressed in a crisp navy blue suit, white shirt with the top two buttons undone, and expensive brown leather belt and shoes—the kind Cole works so hard for. River carries the look with ease.

“I hope I didn’t interrupt,” he says, sauntering toward one of my guest chairs.

“You’re early.”

He shrugs, relaxing into his seat. “I was bored, and I’ve noticed you like your coffee, so I thought I could buy you a cup. It’s the least I can do since you’re going to have to put up with me all day.”

“Who said you could barge into my office?”

He smirks. Stupid dimple. “Your secretary was missing so I helped myself.” His eyes stare into mine—too long and far too intense. “I didn’t mean to interrupt your phone call with Mr. Mason, by the way.”

“Something tells me you’re not feeling all that guilty.”

“You’re right, but I did learn something about you.” His elbow rests on the arm of the chair, index finger brushing his chiseled jaw.

“What’s that?” I ask, unable to look away.

“You profess love with indifference.”

My mouth falls open before I realize it. I quickly recover, searching for my voice. “What do you know about love?”

“Enough,” he says simply.

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