When You Break Girl Code by J. L. Lora

When You Break Girl Code

Posted on April 27, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

When You Break Girl Code is book #4 in the Sometimes Love Happens Standalone Collection series. In this installment Lora delivered an entertaining read which encompasses the perfect blend of romance and suspense.


When You Break Girl Code by J. L. LoraTitle: When You Break Girl Code
Author(s): J.L. Lora
Series: Sometimes Love Happens Standalones Collection #4
Also in this series: Some Days
Published by Self-published on April 25, 2023
Pages: 401
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

She just meant to do an associate a favor. After she’s blamed for murder, can she prove her innocence before she’s permanently canceled?
Mila Rosario is walking on cloud nine. Thrilled with her huge promotion, the marketing genius reluctantly covers for a co-worker by distracting the woman’s hot and well-heeled boyfriend. But when their instant connection turns into a sizzling night in the sheets, she’s horrified to wake in her new lover’s arms and discover her work friend has fallen prey to a killer.
Biting her tongue about the affair when talking to the cops, she lands on the suspect list and the perp doxxes her to social media’s wrath. And as those around her start dropping dead, the curvy beauty fears even her handsome protector can’t save her from a grisly end.
Can Mila outwit a murderous stalker closing in for the kill?
When You Break Girl Code is the dramatic standalone fourth book in the Sometimes Love Happens contemporary romance series. If you like characters who grow, terrifying stakes, and plenty of steam, then you’ll adore J. L. Lora’s explosive chemistry.
Buy Breaking Girl Code to ignite a fiery passion today!

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One of the rules of girl code is never date your friend’s ex. The story hidden between the pages of Lora’s latest novel centers around this theme. The story intrigued me from the very first page, making me curious to learn if Mila and Ali’s got their HEA and if the villain received their just desserts.

Maddie and Mila were friends and co-workers vying for the same position. Maddie was also engaged to Alis. However, what most people didn’t know was Maddie led a double life. A life that place her in the cross hairs of a killer. Unfortunately for Mila her desire to cover for Maddie placed her in a position to not only break girl code but also to be on the killer’s radar. As a result her world got turned on its head, with the media and bloggers vilifying her at every opportunity.

I loved the efforts Alis made to protect her. Despite the cloud under which their relationship developed their feelings for each other could not be denied. Their romance faced many challenges, but their love for each other proved to be stronger.

The mystery surrounding Maddie’s murder and Mila’s stalker had me on the edge of my seat. Initially I couldn’t figure out the identity of the perp, however has the many scenes began to unfold it became clear. Now although the villain’s identify came to light, the story left me with questions concerning a particular individual.

Characters from the previous books in the series made an appearance. It was great to catch up with them. One of the biggest highlights for me was to see Alis standing up to his father who made every attempt to control his life.

When You Break Girl Code delivered a beautiful story of resilience and love. It demonstrates the poor treatment women receive in comparison to men when certain indiscretions come to light. Although both culpable, Mila’s reputation suffered and Alis came out squeaky clean. Overall, an entertaining read and one which fans of Contemporary Romance served up with suspense will enjoy. 


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About J.L. Lora

J. L. Lora is a Dominican-American author of contemporary and romantic suspense. Her stories explore the dark side of good characters—people living in the gray areas of life—playing the cards life has dealt them. Her stories manifest her love for badass alpha heroines and take-your-breath-away alpha men.

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