BREAK THE SKY by NINA LANE
FIVE MAGNIFICENT STARS
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever
I’m sure you’ve turned the first page of a book and haven’t been able to put it down regardless! Well, that’s what happened to me with Break The Sky. Everyone was frowned upon who interrupted me and were quickly dealt with! This is without a doubt, one of the best reads of the year and Ms. Lane is now at the top of my list. I have to confess that this is the first book I’ve read by this author and even though it’s a standalone novel, and I have since found out that this read is a continuation of sorts of the Spiral of Bliss series, it doesn’t matter in the slightest.
Archer West isn’t my book boyfriend! Oooh no, he’s my book lover! This horrendously good-looking alpha male is damaged. This man whore who’s been battling with his past for years couldn’t care less about money, the ladies that fall at his feet, and the job he’s got is a means to an end for the time being. But there’s one thing that’s bothering him. His relationship with his brother, Dean, is less than congenial and if possible, he wants to try to make amends. Dean is everything that Archer isn’t. Dean’s life has stability. Dean doesn’t trust his brother as far as he could throw him and his patience ran out long ago for reasons which will be well explained in the story. So when Archer visits him, he’s more than dubious about his brother’s intentions.
Kelsey March is a professor in the same university as her best friend and protector, Dean; and guess what? He just happens to be Archer’s brother! Thirtyish and totally in control of her life, outstandingly sexy and strong-minded with a dress sense that fits her job perfectly, is a born a fighter, storm in disguise! And boy oh boy, does she fight against all odds for her department, against a board that is constantly pressurizing her, and against all her own personal rules, too! Mind you folks, she has a little secret or two and you’re only going to find out by reading the book. I cursed this woman! Not only did she drive me round the bend, but this irresistibly irritable woman also made me laugh out loud with her lightening-speed responses. However, I couldn’t help connecting with her. In fact, I really liked her character and I completely understood that past events which will haunt her right up until the present, would mould her character!
Now down to the nitty-gritty! The two protagonists in this beautifully written novel are certainly chalk and cheese. They make an imperfect pact and abide by it!!! Oh my God! The frigging pact is the book! And oooh, the sex scenes. No more blaspheming here but quite honestly, talk about descriptive isn’t in it. One thing is for sure; I have never, ever enjoyed so much brilliant banter between two people as I did in this novel. You, Ms Lane, have written a book that I will never forget. I would really like to quote a passage or two, but I’m not going to as this is a must read and I don’t want to “let on” the tiniest detail. To say bravo doesn’t seem enough! Therefore I’m going to say thank you for giving me this opportunity to get to know how incredibly well you write. Your knowledge of certain aspects in the story is incredible and I felt like I was in class with a difference.
Flawless grammar, outstanding vocabulary and such a masterly storyline deserves more than five stars. As I can’t rate this splendid novel with more, all I can say is simply this; BRAVISIMO Ms Lane!