I always enjoy a book that starts off in such a way that as a reader I have no idea where exactly the story will take me. Clean Break was that for me. A clean break from what exactly? I loved Lane's character and wondered if the very mysterious Viktor was going to be good or very bad for her. I even found myself caring for the secondary characters, which speaks volumes about the depth of characterization. This is a very enjoyable read.
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.