Evie Cross had big dreams of becoming an investigative journalist but at 25 and struggling to make it in New York City, she’s finally starting to admit that her dream is her side hustle and her day job is actually… ...more
Heartbreak Incorporated carefully toes the lines between good and evil and begs the questio ...more
*ARC provided by Netgalley for review*
I really liked the balance of genres in this book. It is primarily a fantasy mystery with the romance secondary. It was pretty light on the fantasy/paranormal elements which was a plus for me since I'm not a very big fantasy reader. I really liked how the book starts by being grounded in a reality where Misha is just a little weird and there's something off about him but then more and more details get revealed about the supernatural elements ...more
A contemporary, paranormal romance that delivers with strong characterization, a well-paced plot, and a steamy romance. Evie is a broke would-be journalist struggling to get by in NYC with a series of temporary day-jobs, hoping that her career will take off. She joins an agency that breaks up relationships (intriguing premise!) and whose owner and operator is the mysterious Misha Meserov, who she is convinced is more than he s ...more
Something else I need to admit (which is hard because it shows some of my own prejudices and mistakes) is that before checking Twitter, I thought Alex was a guy and I was in AWE, because of the way the heroine is ...more
Desperate to get back in the writing game, she begins investigating her boss only to realise she’s fallen in love with him and ...more
Going into this novel, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that it about this office that broke up relationships, but I never expected for there to be a fantasy element to the story. I briefly had read over the synopsis- I had clicked on the book because of the cove ...more
Sigh. This one wasn't it.
Being in Evie's head, for a lot of the book, was majorly depressing. I'm also someone pursuing a dying career, and watching her sink into sadness and start to lose her original dream made me like really, really sad.
My other main isuse was that Evie hates other women. Like the amount of thoughts she has about other women being stupid, anorexic, simpering was just so frustrating. There was a ...more
Rating: ★★★☆☆.5 star
“You have no idea what I feel. How much I feel. You know what it's like to be me?”
Everything's falling apart and she has no idea how to stop it.
"This is what I feel." And the darkness flows out.
✍️ One Sentence Synopsis: Investigative journalist Evie Cross begins working at Heartbreak Incorporated with the intention of exposing it's practices, but instead falls head-first into a corner of ...more
Heartbreak Incorporated by Alex de Campi is an adult romance and action mash-up. At least, it is until halfway through the book, when a fantasy subplot emerges. Evie Cross has been temping at various jobs when she decides to join an investigation agency. Her interview with Misha Meserov goes okay, but she's in no position to make demands. She steals sushi from the work fridge because she doesn't have enough mo ...more
The characters are all very well written and with much more depth than you initially think, a lot of the secondary characters are well fleshed out but not to the point they distra ...more
This was such a great read! It was sexy, fun and hard to put down. This is a book that I would recommend to any paranormal romance reader.
First of all I really liked Misha. ...more
Though I may not have loved Evie's character in the beginning, with her seemingly willingness to throwaway a chance at a possible dream opportunity for a couple hundred dollars, she does grow and learn what really matters. Now Mischa is ...more
On the surface, this book seemed like a standard office romance. Evangeline Cross (amazing name, btw), aka Evie is struggling to pay her bills in New York while pursuing her passion for journalism. She finds a temp job working with a Family Law firm, but the job is far from ordinary, and not simply because her boss is totally hot.
I'd read Twisted Romance, Vol. 1, so I had an inkling ...more
MC, Evie, is a young midwestern NYC transplant struggling to make ends meet when she takes an interview through contacts she'd made through a traditional temping agency, and ends up sucked into a world far from traditional as can be.
The book does a great job with character development, there are a few good surprises I absolutely did not see coming.
The only downside for me was the pacing. The beginning started slow, but the ju ...more
It's the first time I've read the author and it was good, I liked the details in the beginning of the chapters and the way she mixed these two genres.
The world that Heartbreak Incorporated created and with that mystery was very good, from the beginning it gives you details of what it can hide.
Misha is how I like it hahaha sarcastic, dark past and with many secrets, something that you do not expect, on the other hand, Evie was not my favorite character, sometimes I liked her and other ...more
I love the "private-eye" genre and was drawn to this book by the idea of a business of breaking up relationships, purposely!
I thought the story was well written and the characters had enough description that I could visualize them easily. Misha, in particular, was larger than life.
Even the secondary characters were well shaped. I'm hoping that we'll see subsequent books with those characters, especially Pavel, but still ha ...more
I read to the end, but ultimately this is less of a book for fans of Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Queen, and more of a book for devoted Laurel K. Hamilton fans ...more
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...more
"I break up marriages for money ... but I ruin abusers for free." [loc. 852]
Evie Cross, who dreams of becoming a prize-winning investigative journalist, gets a temp job at a small consultancy which specialises in ending relationships. Her boss Misha is immensely charismatic and alluring, and Evie knows she has to quash her crush on him -- and that she mustn't let Misha's charms blind her to the secrets he's hiding.
This was very enjoyable, suspenseful and romantic and steamy. I came to it unaware...more
Evie’s head is a strange place to be, not exactly a happy home, but nothing overtly miserable. More open to the world than she realizes, she’s first passed over and then hired for the job after a strange encounter with her new boss.
The paranormal aspect was a good one for me. It was my favorite kind of paranormal, and actually made lots of things snap into ...more