New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with her most complicated hero yet, in the first book in the romantic suspense series The Breaking Point.
Don’t be fooled.
Don’t make excuses for me.
I am not a good man.
I’ve seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I’ve fought and I’ve survived. I’ve had to.
The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.
I’m here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She’s disappeared. But don’t worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.
Like I said, don’t be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I’m the one standing front and center.
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She harrumphed and slid off the desk so she was towering over me in those killer heels. I was glad she was back in her right skin.
I nodded solemnly and ran a tired hand over my face. It was a deal with the devil, but we both knew she was going to make it anyway.
“Very lucrative and profitable business only, and if for some reason the cops shut me down, I’ll return your investment plus fifty percent of my own.”
“How much did you sink into this place? And how much do you expect me to buy in for?”
I shrugged. “I spent enough to make it what I wanted and you can pay in the same Race did. Two hundred K. I’m the primary backer, so my word is law, but if you see something now working or a way I missed to bring more money in, we can have a discussion.” Race had actually put in double that amount, but I wasn’t about to tell her that, and no one had ever accused me of being honest.
She whistled. “That’s a lot of money.”
“You have it.” She would hate to know that I knew exactly what her bank balance was. It paid to have a computer hacker on the payroll. There wasn’t much about her I didn’t know, both inside and out.
“I do have it. I just don’t know if I want to give it to you.” It sounded like she was taking about a lot more than money.
“We open this weekend, so you don’t have much time to decide.”
“I feel like I never had a choice. The second you showed up in Denver, this was all bound to happen because you always get your way.”
I shook my head slightly. “Not always.” We both knew that.
Her eyes sparked with charcoal flecks and she took a step closer so that she could bend down and put her hands on the arms of my chair. She leaned closer and closer until her mouth was hovering a mere millimeter away from mine. When she spoke, the words danced across my lips and tasted like victory and fate.
“No, not always.” Her lips pressed into mine and I had to curl my hands around the arms of the chair to keep from grabbing at her.
She teased the clamped seam of my lips with her tongue and lightly scraped her teeth across my bottom lip. I wanted to toss her backward on the desk and bury myself inside her with no finesse, just pure, animalistic lust. She brushed her lips back and forth and laughed lightly as I bit down on my already injured tongue to keep from reacting. If I mauled her now, it would undo any progress I might have made with her.
She pulled back and reached out to run her finger over each of the high arches of my eyebrows. It was the softest, gentlest touch I had ever felt from another human being and it made my focus on her pulse even more heavily in my veins.
“Fine. I’m in. I’ll write you a check.”
I will admit while reading Welcome to the Point Series, I was drawn to Nassir’s character. As soon as I saw Honor was going to released I was foaming at the mouth. There was something about the mysterious bad boy that I couldn’t get enough.
I’m so happy that the author wrote a prologue that takes readers back to a time where we get to see who Nassir is today. To the boy who was raised in the war torn streets of West Bank. To see just how bad it was for Nassir because for me that was the key to understanding why he is so ruthless and cunning today. This author holds nothing back in this book and I loved the honesty that came through. Nassir is ruthless that doesn’t changed but we do get to see another side to him. We get bits and pieces of his very complicated relationship with Honor aka Keelyn and we really get to see how much she really means to Nassir.
Their relationships goes back years. Nassir saw her almost attacked while dancing at a cheap stripper club and has protected her for years. Life at the Point is hard and life with Nassir is even harder. Keelyn decides she needs to break free and be on her own. Nassir is not the kind of guy to let what he knows is his walk away without a fight. Well more like without fighting dirty. Here’s the thing Keelyn is a tough character, her feelings for Nassir are strong and true but he doesn’t play fair and isn’t honest about his feelings either.
The push and pull between the two was awesome. I loved their chemistry, connection and their relationship. They accepted each other despite their faults. Once Keelyn was able to accept her need for Nassir there wasn’t much she wouldn’t do for her man. These characters go through some really crazy stuff. Nassir is tough and ruthless on so many things but when it comes to Keelyn we see just how much he’s capable of love. Keelyn is his world, she’s his other half, his partner. She’s doesn’t see the devil when she looks at him she sees the man who protects her and loves her unconditionally.
This was such a great read and I loved the crossover. We get a love story with a bit of danger to keep us on our toes and a crazy female who thinks she is the one. This was a passionate and emotional read that shows just how a person’s past dictates how their future will be. I would definitely recommend!
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About Jay Crownover
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.