Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Breaking Point
Author: N.R. Walker
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Series: Turning Point #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: April 26, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb:</strong A fight for what’s right becomes a fight for his life.
As guilt plagues him, Matthew Elliott’s world begins to spiral out of control. The harder he holds on, the more it slips through his fingers, and he’s helpless to stop it.
Entering into the underground cage-fighting scene, he starts out fighting for what’s right. The deeper he gets, the more guilt consumes him – the more pain he takes for his penance, and he’s soon fighting for more than justice.
He’s fighting for love.
He’s fighting for his life.
The third edition has a new cover and has been re-edited, though no new content has been added.
Review: Sean Crisden takes a book I’d read more than a few times and created an even better world through his awesome performance. I totally love both his Matt and Kira voices, but his Kira’s momma’s voice was hilarious. Loved every minute. Now, I know most people have said “poor Kira” about this story, but for me, it was “poor Matt”, from start to finish. Matt was a master at hiding his pain and guilt from Kira, his police team, and the psychologists, so I hold no ill will towards them for missing his hidden agenda. I do blame the team for allowing him to stay in the ring after he purposely allowed himself to be beat. That was a serious red flag that Matt was screwed up and they chose to ignore it.
Kira is awesome, and with his spectacular mother and wonderful father, it is not surprising that he turned into such an amazing man. He was exactly the man that Matt needed to get his life back on track. The unconditional love between them was simply beautiful. Kira was a warrior but he was fair and loved Matt with all his heart, but he was not a pushover, which Matt learned the hard way. Sean did an amazing job of getting into Matt’s head where I easily felt his pain. He also performed Kira perfectly. I could easily see Kira being caring but stoic.
I was glad that Kira saw the pain that was inside Matt (at the end) and didn’t hold it against him, like he had every right to. Matt was one lost puppy and had Kira left him for good then Matt would not have recovered. There would be a book 3 where he would be found dead, no doubt. Mitch came through at the end, and the rest of the guys too, but I am still mad that they left him unprotected for so long.
So where does Matt go from here? I guess we will have to wait for Turning Point #3 and find out. I, for one, can not wait to see how Sean Crisden ends this series. I have no doubt it will be another home run.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*