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Series: The Breaking Point #1
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks
on October 18, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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.
I’m absolutely HOOKED! Jay Crownover just earned herself a new fan with HONOR! Intense, sexy, and gritty to the max! The depth of these characters just blew me away!
“We were a match made in hell.”
I’ve never read a Jay Crownover book, but I’ve seen the love she gets on social media, so I was very excited to get started. When I read the blurb, I knew it was going to be a hit with me. I’m such a fan of the bad boy who will do anything to get his girl. Some may call him an anti-hero because of his business and his past, but Nassir was a beautiful hero to me. He may not be pretty…he may not shower a woman with light kisses and adoring eyes, but he is ALL MAN indeed! He’s strong, gruff, tortured, and he has loved Keelyn since he first laid eyes on her. He would say that it wasn’t love (because what is love, really?) but there was a deep admiration for sure. Nassir may not be a shining white knight, but he is the devil that will protect what’s his at any cost. And THAT my friends, is the biggest turn on of all!
“I’ve wanted to put my hands on you since the very beginning, but once they’re there they’re never coming off. You’re going to have to ask me, Key. You’re going to have to make me believe that you understand what it means when you ask me to touch you.”
“What does it mean?”
“It means forever.”
I mean WOW! It’s that possessiveness delicious?! Nassir and Keelyn have this powerful pull that makes their connection dangerous. There is this heavy push-pull between them and when they finally give in, the connection is absolutely explosive!
These characters were magnetic. This story was raw and intense. The writing was ON POINT! Jay Crownover made one hell of a first impression on me. There is so much potential for the next book and I wonder who it’s going to be. Jay Crownover is NOW on my radar and I can’t wait to see what she brings her fans next!
Release Date: October 18th!
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“What are you doing here, Nassir?”
Nassir Gates, half man and half monster. He was lethal and toxic, keeping all that sinister beauty covered up in a ridiculously expensive suit that made him look elegant and falsely civilized. To the untrained eye, Nassir was an outrageously handsome man that looked like he was on his way to a business meeting, but if you had spent any time on the streets, were familiar with life in the gutter, there was no missing who he really was, what he was. The top of the food chain. If you knew about what it took to make it where I came from, you could look at Nassir and see that he not only thrived in chaos, but was comfortable there. He even managed to make it look good.
I left all of that behind. I liked Denver. I liked the laid-back vibe. I liked the monotony. I liked the predictability. I liked that I could walk to my car after my shift at the diner and not have to worry about taking a knife in the ribs or getting a revolver shoved in my back. I liked that I didn’t have to shake my ass or get naked to pay my bills. I liked that here, soccer dads were just that, and weren’t secretly banging hookers in the back room or gambling the family’s grocery money away at an illegal poker game. Most importantly I liked that I didn’t have to look my biggest addiction, my worst temptation, in the eye every single day and pretend like I didn’t want him. Here I didn’t have to deny that I had been infatuated with him for years. I was foolishly obsessed with this particular devil in a designer suit and I knew he was absolutely detrimental not only to my safety but to the thing I valued above all else…my independence.
After a childhood spent evading the hands of my mother’s overzealous and unhinged boyfriends and barely escaping the clutches of a sick and twisted stepfather, and too many years working my ass off—literally—to make a life for myself, I could never risk letting myself care for Nassir the way I wanted to because I knew that if I did, I would become nothing more than his, and I refused to be any man’s possession or accessory.
When the opportunity arose to take off without an explanation or without looking like I was running from him and the promise and future I saw so clearly in his eyes, I grabbed it. Ran away with both my heart and my tail tucked between my legs. But now he was here in this fragile and predictable paradise and I wanted to stab him with the broken pen and jump in his lap and put my mouth on his smirking lips all at the same time.
“You’re here, Key. Where else would I be?”