Break Even by Lisa De Jong
Release Date: December 27, 2015
Cover Designer: Mae I Design and Photography
Photo Credit: My MoJo Photo
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.
River sets a tray down on the counter, startling me. “You do that a lot?”
“Do what?” I ask, relieved to distract myself from the pressure of the situation.
“Bite your lip.”
“I was just thinking,” I admit, resisting the pull the ocean has on me.
He cups my face in his hands. “Don’t let yourself ruin this weekend by overthinking anything. It’s ours, and I’m not willing to give it up yet.”
I open my mouth to speak, but he kisses me instead. The picture within the clear blue water fades. River kisses me until I’m blind of my worries and guilt. Whoever said an ocean is better than a river has never met my River.
“Better?” he asks as he pulls away.
“Much.” I watch as he sits on the edge of the tub and turns the water off. When I first met him, I saw him differently. His compassion was veiled by arrogance. If River Holtz wanted, he could make a woman happy for more than a night.
He motions me over to where he sits.
I lift myself from the counter, slowly walking to him. When I’m close enough, he reaches for me, pulling me against his rock hard body. His chin rests on my chest as he looks up at me. “You’re mine until tomorrow morning. Don’t forget that.”
I comb my fingers through his hair. “I haven’t. And, I also haven’t forgotten that after I leave here tomorrow, we’re nothing.”
“Not true,” he says, kissing between my breasts. “I’ll always be the guy you wish you could have again. The one you’ll compare everyone else to.”
I’m definitely a fan of Lisa De Jong’s books so when I read the blurb for this one I knew I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. AND let me tell you I was NOT disappointed!!
Marley and Cole have been together for years. They are both attorneys who own a firm together and have made a good life for themselves. However, what good is power and wealth in a relationship without sex, love, affection and communication? Clearly, something major is missing from their marriage. If I was in her position I honestly don’t know if I would’ve been able to put up with it as long as Marley did. I could understand her wanting to give their marriage another shot. I don’t know many people who would want their marriage to fail but at the same time I was also thinking enough already!
Enter River Holtz…hello sex on a stick at table 1!! River is a wealthy businessman who knows what he wants and goes after it. He is looking to build a club in town and needs Marley’s help getting the town’s approval. Marley is reluctant to help him but also wants to prove to Cole she can do it. The minute you meet River he completely captivates you and demands your attention. His arrogance is even charming. I was all fuck Cole, give me River!! I don’t understand how Marley was able to resist him for as long as she did.
I’m going to stop with my little summary of this story here because this is one book you don’t want anyone to give anything away. Do you remember the part in the blurb that says:
“One man wants to break me.
The other is just trying to get even.
Both are lying to me.”
Do you?? Than I promise you, you’re in for one hell of a ride! Things aren’t always as they seem and at some point shit is going to hit the fan!
If you are not a fan of cheating no matter what the factor than this book is not for you. BUT if you can take a book for what it is worth than I promise you this story is completely worth it. Besides the secrets, lies, ohhh and some yummy hot sex…this book is also a story of learning your own self worth and just what you are and aren’t willing to live with. Once you get to the end you’ll be going through a stream of emotions…love, hate, pissed the fuck off, sad and maybe even happy!
Once I finished I just kept thinking standalone? Are you fucking kidding me?!! DAMN IT LISA GIVE ME MORE!!! PLEASE?!!!!!