Author: Abby Vegas
Published: May 16, 2016
Stars: 5 out of 5
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Lane Haviland can’t seem to catch a break. She’s dead broke, barely functioning as an adult, and completely alone in New York City. Her so-called “apartment” is a six-by-nine cell in a Brooklyn basement. And her new boss hasn’t ever met a personal or professional boundary she can’t bulldoze through.
Still, Lane’s determined to at least attempt to claw her way back to respectability. But she can’t seem to get her mysterious handyman, Viktor, out of her apartment – or her headspace. Maybe that’s a good thing: Viktor’s easy on the eyes, and that deep-voiced Russian accent is beyond sexy. But as he and Lane grow closer, he can no longer hide his connections with a dangerous criminal underworld – where secrets can be deadly.
Clean Break is a modern twist to ‘Beauty and the Beast’. If you only look at the book on its surface level, you miss the meaning and the point. Without giving away too much, this book plays on outside appearances, trust, and falling in love.
Lane is down on her luck with realistic qualities. Often she is a mess with suicidal tendencies. But I can’t help to love her character. There is something about her that pulls at my heart and I just want to help her. Although knowing her character and who she is, she more than likely wouldn’t take my help. Lane is unbelievably strong but makes young adolescent mistakes and is slightly paranoid. She is discovering who she is while trying to survive.
Viktor is slightly gush worthy. He isn’t over the top sexy and doesn’t talk much. But his confident yet shy personality is attractive in this book. He has a Russian accent and you can just hear his voice in your head as you are reading this book. But Viktor holds his cards close and doesn’t give much away.
Detective Jarrett is a very big and strong man. He’s a detective so a part of you wants to believe his intentions are good. But some of his actions trigger my paranoia and I can’t help but get this sinking feeling in my stomach.
The question raised, based off of Lane’s paranoia, is who is the good guy. Is Viktor a good guy who is just in a crummy situation? Is detective Jarrett a good guy who really wants to help Lane out… Well, if you are looking for the answer I’m not going to tell you. You need to read the book for yourself because honestly this book is amazing and addicting.
The author does a wonderful job capturing the readers attention. Throughout the entire book, the plot is developing at a steady pace. Although, I usually tend to read more paranormal books, I found myself in love with the plot, writing style, and characters. I didn’t find one aspect of this book boring and I didn’t want to stop reading. This is one of those books after you pick it up from putting it down, you wonder why you ever put it down. One of those books, especially near the end of the book, you get extremely annoyed and even upset when someone interrupts your reading. From the very beginning this book slowly builds and near the end of the book when it’s ready to cress, the plot is so intense, I couldn’t tern the pages fast enough.
This is an author to keep your eye on. In case you couldn’t figure it out, I absolutely loved this book. But the best part is on the authors website
, she is giving away the first 10 chapters FOR FREE!!! Yes, ten entire chapters! You have nothing to lose. If you think this book is the slightest bit interesting, go pick it up because I bet you will end up loving it just as much as I did!