Clean Break

“Clean Break” is an engaging, page turning suspense story. I was turning the pages till the end as I wanted to know what would happen next.

This protagonist, Lane Haviland was really quite an interesting person. She is able to make life work in almost any adventurous situation that is given to her. I will say she had quite a rough road with all that happens to her. She is virtually penniless. Her part time job won't pay her bills and she doesn’t have family in New York City. It hadn't always been like this for Lane. She once had everything…a wonderful family, money and love. What had happened to her?

Readers find that Lane has been scammed. At this point I was left wondering what all had brought her to this point in her life. However, I will say this heroine was one smart lady, but at times she handled situations a little strange to me. Lane soon meets with Detective Jarrett and then handyman Victor. This is where this story really starts to take off.

What will happen after Lane finds a PA assistant job with a spoiled wealthy women with two kids and a husband that works all the time? That part of the novel was very interesting and I don’t want to give too much away.

Readers get to hear what’s going on in first person. They get to experience the struggle and redemption

Readers expect some unexpected surprises and even humorous times. But there are also some dark parts. I was left with some questions especially of a certain character who turned out to be a really 'creepy dude'. What happened with him?

On our heroes side. What was up with the handyman Viktor? It seemed like he was tied up with the Russian crime element in Lane's neighborhood. I didn't like how he kept Lane in the dark. I know he had too…but. Oh will all of this affect Lane in the end as she tries to find out more about this situation? Will these two get to their HEA? Again to get the answers to all of these questions the reader will have to pick up this good read to find out.

I found all the characters, Lane, Viktor, Randy, Cynthia, and Jarrett to name a few were simply off the chart being well developed, defined, portrayed and believable. They brought the book to live and gave the readers an intriguing read.

If you are looking for a read with lots of suspense, twists and turns with some romance you have come to the right place for 'Clean Break' will give it all to you.

Book Blurb for Clean Break

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.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2016 4.50