I was really excited about this book because I got myself into a little mini-reading-spree for mobsters and Russians. This was not a disappointment, but it did have some surprises that I wasn't expecting.
Title: Clean Break
Author: Abby Vegas
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 300 pages
Release Date: May 16, 2016
Source: Review Request
Heat Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
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.
A nice mix contemporary romance, with just enough suspense to give you a rush. I didn't quite understand Lane and her outlook on life at the beginning. But her story unfolds throughout the pages and she becomes quite a real person.
Viktor is a bit larger than life - without saying a word. He's the strong silent type at first, and I actually liked that there wasn't an instant let's jump each other attitude between them. The became friends, and from there things moved forward.
But all is not well in the world of Lane and Viktor. Lane suspects Viktor is more than just a handyman, and when a pushy detective shows up asking questions, she really begins to doubt her feelings and her judgement. Everything progressed in such a natural way that I feel like this was actually about a real group of people!
I really want to tell you what the big surprise is, but I won't ruin this great book for you. But once you read it you'll have to come back and tell me what you thought.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*