My 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.


★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★

Sometimes I love to read a book that takes me out of my comfort zone, that pushes my limits and makes me really think and analyse what makes certain characters tick. Break Even is a love triangle, so I know a lot of romance readers are turned off by this, but equally there are a lot of people who will love this book just as much as I did.

Marley and her husband Cole run a law firm together which they inherited from his father. They are fairly successful in their field, but Cole is hell bent on propelling them to greater heights. Although Marley is practising a side of law that wasn’t her ultimate dream, she is happy to be a part of it and only wishes the best for her husband.

They have been together since college, and now in their thirties have hit a rocky patch insofar as Cole is away from home a lot and Marley is doing all the working regards to keeping their marriage alive.

When River Holtz arrives in her office for some assistance with his new nightclub, after some initial snarky banter, Marley strikes up a friendship with him that will forever change the course of her life.

“The more secrets he keeps, the more I want to know about him.”

I loved the development between Marley and River, I don’t know if it was the thrill of the chase or the fact that they worked so well together but I was thoroughly entertained throughout. Marley was easy to like, and although she frustrated me a little at the start, it wasn’t long before I was rooting for her and her HEA.

“I hate him. I want him. I loathe him. I need him.”

Overall, the writing was so stunning that you can’t help but be sucked in and I urge you to give this a go if you don’t mind stepping outside of the box every once in a while.

Break Even is a standalone romance told solely from Marley’s POV.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Lisa DeJong

Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

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