Break Even by Lisa De Jong: Review

Break Even by Lisa De Jong: ReviewBreak Even by Lisa De Jong
on December 27, 2015
Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 233

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.

Alexis says…

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. I keep thinking that things happen for a reason and maybe Marley needed to go through her journey to find  a happy ending perhaps? Sometimes it’s not all sunshine and rainbows but it all works out the way it is supposed to. This was such a fast-paced, all-encompassing read that I actually wish I would’ve read it slower, as it was that enjoyable.



About Lisa De Jong

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.