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After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over.Matthew Elliott is a recovering man. As an ex-cop and ex-fighter, his new job teaching kids at the local community gym about drug awareness and self-defence, is a little bit of both. His new focus on helping street kids is helping him heal, aAfter going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over.Matthew Elliott is a recovering man. As an ex-cop and ex-fighter, his new job teaching kids at the local community gym about drug awareness and self-defence, is a little bit of both. His new focus on helping street kids is helping him heal, and with Kira by his side, he’s making strides.Brother and sister, Rueben and Claudia, are homeless kids and they're very much alone. As they strike a chord with Matt, he does everything in his power to help them.But when Ruby and Claude need more help than he bargained for, it stops being about work, and starts being about home.The day he met Kira, Matt’s life changed direction, and it’s only now he realises that everything he’s been through was a lead up to this. It was never about endings. His life, his purpose, was just beginning....

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Starting Point Reviews

  • Gigi
    2018-11-16 02:47

    Starting Point is the last book in the Turning Point series by N.R. Walker. The first book Point of No Return is easily one of the top five M/M romance books I have ever read. I am a huge fan of Matt and Kira and Ms. Walker's final installment in this series was the perfect ending for our two heroes.Starting Point picks up right where Breaking Point left off, with Matthew in therapy and Kira slowly learning to trust Matt again after all the secrets and lies that surrounded his last undercover assignment. What sets this book apart from the other two is that it is a very happy, uplifting tale of two men falling in love all over again, rekindling that spark that brought them together in the first place. Matthew is learning all new things about himself and what makes him happy as a person and is taking huge steps to make himself happy so he can be the best possible person for Kira. This is so romantic and so beautiful with just a touch of angst here and there to remind us of the hard road these two have traveled together. Two new young characters, Ruby and Claude Vaughn, are introduced in this book and greatly affect both Matt and Kira's lives. They bring Matt and Kira, and Kira's parents Yumi and Sal, together in new and wonderful ways and add new layers to Matt's already complicated, generous, selfless soul. (They even adopt a dog, which just about killed me with cuteness!)This is not a stand-alone book. You need to read the first two Turning Point books first. And this isn't an action-packed, angst-ridden joy ride like the first two either. It was the perfect wrap-up for a wonderful set of characters who have been through some pretty shitty situations but fell in love regardless. I could not have asked for a more perfect ending for these two. And I can't wait to re-read the entire series now that it is complete.This book, and the entire Turning Point series is HIGHLY recommended to all M/M romance readers. I actually recommend Breaking Point to people all the time if they ask me for a rec. Now I'll be able to recommend the entire series as all three books are now on my fuck yeah, 5+ stars shelf.This review is also posted at Gay Book Reviews

  • Susan
    2018-11-24 08:49

    2.5 stars ...this pains me...I have to admit, as much as I love NR Walker (and she’s written some of my favorite reads), I just did not like this book. Matt and Kira were my first Walker couple and through books 1 & 2, I went through the wringer with them. And I can see why book 3 was written as it was. As brutally hard as book 2 was to get through, I think Walker felt she might have owed this to her fans. Maybe she felt the need, or the readers demanded, a book about love and commitment, validating the goodness of a doubting-Matt and a solid-Kira. But it just got old after the 2nd or 3rd time of Matt or Kira or Yumi or Sal or Claude or Arizona saying how the other is so great or so amazing or who’s heart is so big. I felt like I was reading the same page over and over. And though the story of the FC and the 2 homeless kids of Claude and Ruby was an interesting twist, it was by no means original and didn’t keep me captivated. Except for a few instances, it lacked any emotional pull for me.The thing that bums me out the most about this book is Kira…he was such a non-entity for almost the entire story…he was so generic. Just the rock for Matt to rely on, but there was no glimmer of his personality other than the “you’re so greats” and “I love yous”. I think the author tried to make up for that with a POV switch about 80% into the book so that we could hear Kira’s side of it. But even from Kira’s perspective, he lost his Kira-charm and just was this good guy, loving his man. And Kira is more than just that. I think for fans of the series, it’s a nice ending and does what Walker is famous for, wrapping things up nicely in a bow, and I love that about her. It just felt too long for the lack of content and I found myself actually skimming a NR Walker book!

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2018-12-16 06:54

    4.5 starsI was emotionally shattered after finishing Breaking Point. So it was with a sense of dread that I began this third (and final) book in the series. But I needn’t have feared. Because in comparison to the first two books? This was sunshine and butterflies!Matt and Kira are communicating and settling into their lives. Matt is actually going to therapy and finds his job with the FC fulfilling, although he’s struggling with vertigo as a result of his undercover work in book 2. Kira is supportive as usual, a little less sassy than in the first two books, and much more secure about his relationship with Matt. The men become involved in the lives of two homeless children, a 9-year-old girl named Claude and her older brother. There is a dramatic incident toward the end, but the Kira and Matt’s relationship is solid and they handle the waves with grace. I really enjoyed seeing Kira’s parents more in this book. They doted on both their boys, and the family interactions were funny and warm. The writing flowed easily, and there was a sense of peace and closure in the story. In the last few chapters the POV shifts to Kira’s, and I was thrilled to finally get in his head and see how much he cherished Matt. The last chapter and the epilogue had me grinning like a lovestruck fool. Few things in life feel better than an N.R. Walker HEA. ************************************************************Buddy read with my Canadian twin, aka CAT.

  • Xing
    2018-12-16 06:40

    Rating: 3.5 starsAfter finishing Breaking Point, I thought Kira and Matt's story was over. I was very surprised when news of the third book made it onto my news feed.I was skeptical.I didn't feel like there needed to be more between Kira and Matt – that they had their ups and downs. Things were settled, so why stir the pot? But Starting Point was a very decent read and I was very glad the series ended on this final addition.Starting Point begins six months after the events of Breaking Point. At this point, Matt helps out at the Fight Club where he teaches street kids self defense, fitness and drug awareness. His relationship with Kira is on the mend, and everything is actually pretty good in Matt's life. There's no more secrets between Matt and Kira; Matt's relationship with Kira's parents are wonderful as always, and he still keeps in contact with his old cop friends. But then there's Claude and Ruby – sister and brother street kids who come by the Fight Club as respite from the streets of LA. And things really change once more in Matt's life.So let me start by saying this: Starting Point was kind of a boring, yet a very emotional read.Does that make sense?There were so many moments of domestic, family-oriented fluffy bliss that put a smile on my face. But then the smile started hurting, and the lack of any action (as seen in its predecessor, Breaking Point) and emotional turmoil between our lovers made my eyes gloss over a good portion of the book in boredom. After all, I'm not a domestic/fluff kind of guy after a certain point (a little is fine, but too much deters me from being invested). Don't get me wrong – there were lots of feels (many, many tears – both happy and sad ones)! And there was emotional turmoil, just not between Matt and Kira. But these emotional outbursts came between scenes that dragged and made me glance at the clock often.I was also shocked with all the proofreading mistakes sprinkled throughout the book. Mostly missing or misplaced words, but enough to distract me. There was also an intimate scene I was jolted out of when I had to reread someone's dialogue over again due to a missing word. It seemed to get worse towards the end of the book, and I didn't know what to make of it.But overall, Starting Point was a pleasant, emotional read (albeit slow for me). It was an amazing journey to see how much has happened over the two year span since the first book between Matt and Kira. The perfect finale for those who want to get punched with feelings and to shed some tears after a long span of emotional constipation.

  • Eva
    2018-11-20 05:00

    The wonderful closure..."After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over.""You love him very much,” she said simply. “I do,”Kira replied. Then he said, “Even after everything we’ve been through, if I could do my time over, I’d still choose him."A heart-warming finale of Matt and Kira's story and it was beautiful...I must confess it was a bit slow at times (view spoiler)[ and yes, it probably was the weakest of the three in the trilogy (hide spoiler)] ... but nevertheless I have enjoyed this final instalment. What I loved the most were Kira's POV towards the end and multiple flashbacks that made me want to re-read the first two books and re-live the beginning of this wonderful story together with Matt and Kira all over again.The epilogue was icing on the cake... *sigh* Sweet and wonderful and perfect.I love Matt and Kira and will never forget them... ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Sheri
    2018-11-19 04:41

    I love Matt. I love Kira. I love Matt & Kira. *sigh* I didn't love this book. I’m trying to place my finger on what was missing for me. I flipped from boredom to a bombardment of feelz...it was missing its flow. And Kira, it was missing him too.Full review to come...

  • Isabel
    2018-12-13 07:37

    Matt and Kira are one of my N.R.Walker favorite characters. In this book, however, I felt bored sometimes... After a great second book, with all that angst and a great plot, I found myself reading the third book, expecting that it would deserve more than 5 stars... and even being a huge fan of her writing and her books, I a little unsatisfied reading this book.Kira was a shadow of what he was previously, and that constant "I love you", was really annoying.It is a sweet book, tender and has a beautiful ending... I don't give it a 5 stars rating, because I was expecting more... and I had less, especially from Kira.

  • Kaje Harper
    2018-11-26 07:57

    After the tense and angst-filled events of the second book, this installment shows Matthew and Kira finding a more balanced point in their lives. Matthew is still coming to terms with some of the lingering disabilities he was left with. He loves his new job turning the fight club into a community resource, but is frustrated by his inability to do more to save the street kids he encounters. Kira worries that Matt can't keep a distance from his work, but when a nine-year-old girl is among the homeless kids who use the gym, it's Kira who can't live with her situation. Unfortunately saving a kid isn't as simple as one night on a couch or a few meals, or even handing her over to social services. I liked the ebb and flow of this story, the level of issues that Matt has to work through, and of course the secondary characters. Kira's parents have to be one of the great older couples of M/M. There are some sweet moments between the guys, and a couple of twists I didn't see coming. This is a quiet book, and didn't grab me the way the previous one did, but it was great to spend time with these men again and to see their story reach a happy end.

  • Bev
    2018-11-27 07:46

    For me, this story is a 'tie the loose ends up' story, and as such is definitely the weakest of the three in the trilogy. Breaking Point was so powerful and heartbreaking, and I sort of had an inkling that that one couldn't be beat, but Matt changing into 'Saint Matt' was a little over the top IMHO. Yes, he's one of the good guys BUT he did go ballistic in book 2, and caused a lot of people grief especially his beloved Kira, Yumi and Sal. 4 stars only, which is unheard of I think for me and a Nic Walker story, and yes I know Nic has had a lot on her plate this past 12 months, but this one felt 'tired'. Sorry.

  • Debra
    2018-11-18 09:39

    3.5 starsI love Matt and Kira as a couple, but found this to be the weakest part of the series. The book had a very different feel from the first two and at times I was bored, feeling like I was reading the same thing over and over again. This is the story of Matt, now in therapy, coming back and starting a new life after the events of book 2. He is not really the Matt we have come to know after the first two books, but a kinder, gentler Matt. Kira is there to support him, but doesn't really play a strong role in the book other than telling Matt that everything is going to be okay and I really missed him. The underlying story with Claude and Ruby was sad, and it was nice to see Matt and Kira working to help those kids out and discussing what they want for their future together. The scene near the end at the block party, which is told from Kira's POV, was a highlight and what I wanted to see throughout the book. While the book nicely wrapped up their story, it felt a little off and lacked the emotional pull and chemistry of the first two.

  • Simon
    2018-11-24 05:34

    Ladies (because you are the majority readership in this genre) I just want to say, not all gay men (and I include myself here) want to marry, want children or want to be 28/30ish with fit bodies and big penises...(again), (well maybe the big penis would be nice).....I lurved this final story in the series. I hadn't even realised until two weeks ago that there was a third novel published. I clicked on....(Bugger! GRs is playing up again).... N.r.Walker's page, here on Goodreads and found this gem.So...the protagonists tie the proverbial, they adopt, they are obviously gorgeous, happy people (probably with massive peni? penises?)....and I loved it.OK?! That's weird.I loved the writing, I loved the plot, this is gearing up to the HEA after all. Book two is so emotional it hurts, but this final novel in the series hankers after the HEA, and I for one, thanked the higher being (whoever and whatever that is) that the HEA was delivered (because...quite frankly, after Book 2...I could not have survived another emotionally/thriller plot. This story is emotional, domestic family orientated...and although I am not the marrying/children type of homosexual :D.....I loved it.

  • Chris
    2018-12-16 06:54

    What a beautiful conclusion to this series. Finally Matt & Kira worked together - they spoke from their heart and committed themselves to moving forward. The addition of Ruby & Claude only served to highlight the compassion and depth of both Matt & Kira and whilst there was terrible pain in parts of this book, a sense of peace was eventually found. This was a really enjoyable series

  • Chris, the Dalek King
    2018-11-20 07:31

    Matt has learned his lesson about lies and self-destruction. He has paid the price, lost his job, half of his hearing, and suffers intermittent bouts of vertigo-–but he also now has Kira. And they are finally happy, in love, and stable. No one is waiting for the ax to fall; Kira no longer has to wait for that final hit that will break Matt into a thousand pieces. Matt’s work with the Fight Club is helping people, helping the community and giving his friends a steady paycheck and a sense of purpose. Life is looking up for the first time in a long time. And oh, yeah, Kira is totally going to marry him. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday they are going to be everything he has ever wanted. A family. A home.But Matt can’t fix the whole world. Even when he tries his best to give the kids and grown-ups that come to the Fight Club a safe place, and hope. And knowing that kids like Ruby and Claude are going hungry, and probably homeless, is something he is never going to be comfortable with. All he has is a place to offer them, and the hope that they will take it. But there are monsters lurking on the streets these two call home, ones that offer kids like Ruby a few bucks in exchange for their disposability. And if the drugs they want him to run don’t kill the kid, the life he is flirting will, eventually.This is supposed to be Matt and Kira’s new start, their new page, but they are finding that Ruby and Claude are writing new stories onto that page, ones they never expected. Or know how to handle.You know those shows that start out with like those sickening well-adjusted families? Where everything is in pastels and the dog is running around in the backyard while a couple stare lovingly into each other eyes over a cup of coffee? And you know, you just know that any moment the camera is going to pan down to a dead body or something, because there is no way that everything is on the up and up with all this Disney/Hallmark goodness spread like frosting all over the place…Yeah, that.Ok, so there are not any serial-killers or sudden bloodbaths in this story. But there was something about the beginning of this book-–what with all the happy well-adjustedness of it all-–that just screamed incoming heartbreak. After all, N.R. Walker was hardly going to give us over two-hundred pages of happy-kitten-time fluff. Not even after the number she pulled last time in Breaking Point.Still, I’m glad to see that Matt has finally started to get his shit together. And if Breaking Point was a clusterfuck of uncommunication, this is all about the talking and the honesty. I half expected Matt to revert back to his more secretive assholic ways, what with his hearing problems and job loss–-not to mention all his guilt issues–-but no, he is finally starting to pull himself together. I think it was just a weird feeling, to go from super-angst!Matt to this. No bad…just weird.My favorite part of this story has got to be Claude. Even with my whole child-aversion, she was pretty awesome. I think she was very well written, because you could tell she is totally a kid…but this is a kid who has been forced to grow up way sooner-–and under way harsher conditions-–than any child should. And man, I love the way see and Kira bonded. You can totally tell that Kira (and Matt) are trying their damndest not to get overly attached, but like a truck barreling down on you at 70mph, there is no way to avoid it. And no way in hell it isn’t going to hurt.And dear lord does Walker like to hurt us. I can’t say I didn’t see it coming, but for some reason it only made it worse. It was like watching a movie based on some type of real-life tragedy. You go in knowing happy endings are not going to happen, but you watch and you start to like the characters, and you’re sitting there hoping that they’ll pull a miracle out of the rabbit’s ass (or something), but no, what happens is the rabbit bites your hand, gives you rabies, and then fucks off while you start foaming at the mouth.Um…anyways, all I am saying is that it sucked. Majorly. The pain, not the story. But maybe, sometime way, waaayyy in the future, it comes out ok. And sometimes even great.I’m pretty sure, but don’t quite quote me on this or anything, but it felt like this was the last book for Matt and Kira. Not that I would be opposed to another, but the way it wrapped up seemed rather final. Which I am ok with. Because this story did a lot towards finally sticking them both in a place that is going forward. Living their lives without all the shit that has gone down between, and to them. This is, aptly so, their starting point. Their relationship really feels solid, so much more so than in the last book, and I really enjoyed seeing them finally find a balance.For the most part, this book was really enjoyable. However the whole switch of pov at about 85% of the way thru the book, just felt odd. For a majority of the story we had gotten only Matt’s side of things, and it really knocked the rhythm off, at least for me, when we were suddenly thrown into Kira’s head. Mostly because they didn’t feel all that different, so I kept forgetting that this was Kira not Matt, and constantly having to remind myself was getting annoying. I like that we got Kira’s side of things, I just wish that it had been happening for the whole book, not just sprung on us at the last moment.Starting Point was a nice conclusion (maybe?) to Matt and Kira’s story. It wrapped almost everything up, and what it left hanging was not so much questions, but a life that was still left to be lived. Things will change, their family will change, but this is life. A life they will lead without us, but still one I am glad to have been a part of. For all the sorrow and pain they have all endured, I think they finally have a chance to be happy. And if I don’t get a chance to see all of it-–well, then at least I can imagine it for them.This was a review for Love Bytes. Go there to check out other reviews, author interviews, and all those awesome giveaways. Click below.

  • Susan65
    2018-12-02 05:47

    I have been a huge Matt and Kira fan since the beginning of this series and am really sad that it’s come to an end. But, I am not sad that life seems to have come full circle and they are now on the fast track to their HEA. They had suffered tremendously in the first two books and this one ends on a high note…a very high note.Seriously, they’ve adopted a dog! What says forever more than a dog? And the dog is special…how absolutely perfect for them. I think the dog was my favorite part…and I don’t even have a dog!But this story is not all happy, happy, joy, joy. Matt is still in recovery from his cage fighting; still dealing with the mental and physical trauma that left behind. Kira, as per usual where Mr. Perfect is concerned, is just a solid rock that keeps Matt straight. Well, not exactly straight because these two know how to light up a bedroom, DAYUM.But anyhoo, trouble seems to come looking for these two and this story is no different. The only difference is that they are trying to help kids this go round, street kids, and a brother and sister to be exact. Claude is a 9 year old little girl and her brother Ruby is 13. They have it rough, I mean, they have absolutely nothing and no one to take care of them. Matt and, by extension, Kira take them under their wings, but it’s not easy and trouble is a brewing. It becomes a little sad…expected but sad nonetheless. I hate to think of little kids being homeless and alone. Matt and Kira do what they can, but it’s not always enough. No spoilers but take my word for it, it is not pretty.But, the ending, oh my goodness; that ending. I so love Kira’s parents and having them there at the end when they get the “news” is so beautiful and such a lovely way to end the saga that is Matt and Kira.Sniff Sniff…I will miss them.See this review at: The Blogger Girls

  • Maria_Love_For_Books
    2018-11-18 07:55

    Definitely the best book in the series!This book left me a mess! I was crying for the better part of the book and I couldn't put it down! Matt and Kira are trying to start new after the events of the previous book. But when Matt meets two kids that live on the streets everything changes...And then starts the hard part..Matt is a great guy and he wants to save all the kids in need and especially Claude and her brother, Ruby. He's doing his best but sometimes that's not enough. He had total support from Kira and that shows us how perfect they are together. Of course, Matt, has still some issues to solve but it's pretty clear that he's doing a great job.Kira is amazing! He's always there for Matt and he knows what to say and when to say it. He doesn't scare easily and he's a fighter for their relationship.What can I say about Claude and Ruby?My heart broke with these kids... No child must live like that... Claude has a special place in my heart and, as for Ruby... I understand why he made such bad decisions and that's what make it even worse... Kira's family and Matt friends were not only great but the perfect example that people need to really know each other and work together so they help everyone in need...Matt and Kira you are amazing guys!

  • Jacq
    2018-12-02 07:33

    A total dysfunctional 1 Star...and that's being nice.I can deal with ANGST! But, WTF...I did not find this reading enjoyable...it was stressful! (view spoiler)[MY ISSUES=Provide no help when he found the kids living in a dumpster, When he knew the kid was getting hooked on drugs and did not provide help. Send the kid out while altered on drugs.... Oh and that was the kids demise, kill a kid off in the end(hide spoiler)]YES....expect a twisted WTF. I actually had un-settling sleep after this reading!In a book a writer alone makes the persona of characters, writes the story and bleeds out the words. This book as well as writing style is clearly not for me. I really hate giving 1 stars reviews. Especially because this writer wrote one of my favorite books that will remain On my FAV's! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Trisha Harrington
    2018-11-23 03:45

    Review to follow when I can write a proper one.

  • Teri
    2018-11-23 10:41

    4 stars...God, I need a drink...well, if I drank I would need a drink. This book kicked my ass, but in a different way than the second one. The second one was so emotionally exhausting and just...uncomfortable, heavy with guilt, anger, and fear. Watching the emotional toll it took on Matt and Kira made this a must read and I don't know what I was thinking this would be like...actually, that's not true, I thought I was gonna get a light and fluffy, everything is happy-type ending. I didn't...well...I did and I didn't.This book is emotional, maybe not as emotional as the second--and for that I thank the good lord above, but it still put me through it and I still cried...several times. I know some people were annoyed that there was this repetitive congratulating of one another and the reoccurring conversations about how everyone is so amazing, but I wasn't annoyed. The way Matt was in the second one, I felt every time someone said something positive, he didn't believe, he needed to be told, to see what others could see in him, to let go of the guilt and the negative way he saw himself and his mistakes. He has come a long way and I was happy for him. And Kira. I will say this felt more like a "Matt" book, then a Matt and Kira, but again, I kind of feel like Matt is the one we have been following and feeling the most, or maybe that was just me. The family was great, Sal and Yumi, love them.The thing with the kids broke my heart...ugh...I was ten kinds of devastated. Over and over again.There were some sweet surprises in here, too.And yes we get our HEA.

  • Karlijn
    2018-11-28 10:36

    Holy amazeballs. I love Matt and Kira. Amen. No more to say :)Oh one thing, I want more. More about their life with Nicholas and just their love. "For every scar, for every wound, you have healed me. You are exactly the other halfof me, the half that makes me whole. You make me strong, you have given me more than I could haveever asked for.”

  • Wency
    2018-12-16 02:57

    Give it to me, I am ready

  • Adam
    2018-12-03 03:43

    4 I love Kira and Matt stars Until around the 60% mark, I thought this might just be a 3 star read. Then near the 80% mark, I thought fine, a grudgingly-given 3.5 stars. But then that epilogue happened. That epilogue.Admittedly, this book starts off very slow. It takes a while for the story to actually progress. But once it does start rolling, it sucks you right in. However, I have to agree that this was the weakest of the series. But, I thought that the epilogue made up for some of the issues I might have otherwise had with this book.Oh, and Claudia and Reuben. Just broke my heart to pieces.All I can say is: well done Ms. Walker.

  • Awilk -never sleeps-
    2018-11-19 04:34

    A great ending to a series that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Starting Point was one of the exceptional books that made me both laugh and cry.NR Walker is a favourite author of mine, and if she keeps writing books that I enjoy as much as I did this, she will be staying there. I only had one problem with this, and that was a personal thing. I don't like MMA fighting as a sport, and training young people in this goes against most of what I believe in. Other then that, I am very sad to come to the end of Matt and Kira's story.

  • Nikko
    2018-12-11 09:50

    Soooo when i started to read this book i was in my emotional stage where my "lady's problem" was ard the corner so u can imagine how much i cried while reading this book. A really2 superb awesome read. So sad that its the end for Kira and Matt... Highly recommended.. Love it Love it Love it!!!! Still feeling the sadness of what happened to Rueben..

  • Marchia
    2018-11-25 10:59

    Brilliant ending to a great trilogy. You do need to have read the previous two to understand the back ground.I've loved the complexity of the characters and although I kind of knew what was going to happen, it was a great book to read.N R Walker is definitely one of my "buy anything they write" authors! I have all their books and this one won't disappoint.

  • Armi
    2018-12-04 04:54

    3.5

  • Pati
    2018-12-07 02:33

    This book should come with a very strong warning! It's beyond cruel to make readers care about a CHILD and then have that SAME CHILD MURDERED!!! That's by far not the only problem that I have with this book but it's truly horrible. I don't recommend this to anyone. I wish that I had never read it.

  • Esra
    2018-12-15 03:41

    Bence bu seri 2. kitaptan sonra bitmeliymiş. Çok sıkıldım. Sürekli aynı şeyleri okuyormuş gibi hissettim.-Matt sen çok iyi bir adamsın...-Hayır, Kira sen daha iyisin. Seni hak edecek ne yaptım?Şeklinde kaç sayfa okudum hatırlamıyorum.Tamam, bu kitapta işlenen konu, verilmek istenen mesaj falan güzeldi ama olmasa da olurmuş...

  • Jenn (not Lily)
    2018-11-19 11:00

    A good wrap up to the series, but not nearly as exciting as the previous two books.

  • Selipperydickdip
    2018-12-03 07:47

    Beautiful ending to a beautiful series....love Matt and Kira.Another well written book.

  • Tori Thompson
    2018-11-25 06:53

    I went in to this book with a few concerns. As another review states, I felt the story of Matt and Kira was pretty well ended with the last book. I wasn't sure if we needed another one. I read the description for Starting Point, it sounded ok, but not overly exciting. After reading it, I have mixed feelings. I really did enjoy it, I promise! My problem is, after the excitement, drama, action, and angst of the first two, this one was a little slow. I think if I had just read this one as a stand alone novel I wouldn't think that. There really wasn't anything wrong with it, the plot was good, I love the characters, and the writing was excellent. But I couldn't help comparing it to the others. Usually I'm pretty confident going in to a romance novel that the main characters will be together at the end of the story, but in Breaking Point I was NOT confident! Matt and Kira worked so hard to survive that mess. On one hand they totally deserved some happiness, which they get in this story, but on the other hand, I was expecting more drama.But to review this book on its own merit. It was very good! Matt is settled at the FC, doing his thing, supporting the local kids, trying to make things better for the community. He's seeing a counselor, with and without Kira, and working through the mess in his head. He's still deaf in one ear and has vertigo episodes. Kira is still teaching at the gym they met at, being a good mate for Matt, and a good son to his folks.In to their lives come Ruben, a 13 year old street kid and his sister Claudia, a 9 year old. The story centers around the kids, their issues and Matt and Kira trying to help. That and Matt trying to raise money for the FC. It was a good story about building a community, a life for these kids, recovering the trust they have in one another, and building a life together. It was gentle and sweet at times, with a bit of drama involving the kids. I cried, I laughed, and I cried some more. There is a dog, a wedding, and kids.At the end of it I was very happy, shed some sad tears and some happy ones. When I let go of my need to compare this book to the previous two, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a nice, safe, sweet wrap up to a life of drama for Matt and Kira. I really wasn't disappointed at all. I'll miss the boys, but I know their lives continue and they are happy and together.