Review by Sophie ~ Break Even by Lisa DeJong

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.

***This is a standalone contemporary romance (though a little unconventional and twisted!)
Let me start off by saying that I read a very early copy of this book and it killed me not being able to recommend that everyone drop what they were doing and read it immediately.  So now that I can say that, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK!!!!  It sucked me  in, it chewed me up and spit me out.  It broke me, but in that good way.  Yes, this is a love triangle, yes it does involve cheating but it really involves so much more!!  Even if this is a taboo subject for you I suggest you give it a try.  You will feel for Marley and you will LOVE River.  I will admit I was team River all the way and I never really strayed.  There were twists that were totally unexpected that threw me for a loop and that is always a plus.  There will be times when you want to throw your kindle, and you may even shed a tear but you will love every broken moment of it.
5 Stars
♥ Sophie

“What?” he asks, leaning his elbows on the table.

“This,” I say, gesturing between us, “would never last more than one day.”

The ultra-cocky grin he had on his face the first day I met him in my office is back. “You might think that, but there’s something I know that you haven’t figured out yet.”

“And what’s that?”

He closes some of the space between us. “Every inch of your perfect little body is aching to know what my hands would feel like. Every. Fucking. Inch. You hold a shield up, thinking it will keep me away, but there’s nothing I don’t see.”

My mouth hangs open. He’s so wrong, but he’s so right. River is unlike anyone I’ve ever met. He’s untouchable—unobtainable—and I’m married. The holes in my marriage have led me to think about things—him—in a way I normally wouldn’t. When Cole touches me, he just doesn’t reach deep enough. It’s left a void. I hate to admit it, but that’s just the way things are.

Before I can come up with a rebuttal, the waitress brings us our plates and sets them in front of us. Staring down, I pretend my salad is the most interesting thing I’ve ever seen. The strawberries and blueberries make it pretty.

“Did I strike a nerve?” he asks, sliding the plate of fries so they’re within my view.

“You’re on every single one of them.”

He laughs sadistically. “But I’m right.”

“You’re wrong. I wouldn’t let you near me even if I were single.” I pick up a piping hot fry and carefully bite into it.

“If you were single, I guarantee I’d have you in my condo naked right now.”

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