ARC review: Break of Day by Andie J. Christopher


After being dumped by her fiance, a stodgy accountant who accused her of not being “not exciting,” Carla Hernandez needed to get away.  Her great aunt’s house in Havana, Cuba was the obvious destination.  Once there, Carla would be able to sort herself out and help out Tia Lola, a woman who’s always understood Carla even when the rest of her family didn’t.

Carla didn’t count on big, burly Jonah Kane’s presence.  The heat level between Carla and her ex-fiance was negligible at best and Carla doesn’t expect to be quite so affected by Jonah.  Too bad Jonah thinks that Carla’s nothing more than a spoiled little princess…

I first heard about Break of Day upon learning that I’d somehow subscribed to Andie J. Christopher’s mailing list. This isn’t particularly unusual for me.  In any given day, I probably get twenty to thirty emails from various authors, some that I know, some that I don’t.  I always read them, though, and this one from Andie included the first chapter of this book. I read it as I was getting ready for work, and I was hooked.  I was still thinking about tiny spitfire Carla and Jonah, the gruff photojournalist who towered over her when I got home from work and logged onto Netgalley.  The book was hours away from being archived, but I requested it anyway.  Miraculously, I got an email the next morning that I’d been approved.

Break of Day is exactly what I expected from that preview.  It’s hot.  It’s sexy.  It’s fast-paced.  I loved both characters just as much as I thought I would.  There’s some angst here, but nothing too crazy.  I never wanted to rip my hair out, which is a definite plus for me.  I was a little apprehensive about the accidental baby aspect of the book (not a spoiler – it’s in the blurb!) but I think that it was handled really well.

Break of Day is the third book in Andie J. Christopher’s One Night in South Beach series.  I haven’t read the first two, and it’s not necessary to understand the plot or the characters, but I definitely plan on going back and seeing what I missed.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

I received a free ARC of Break of Day from the publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for my honest review.

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