Starting Point (Turning Point Book 3) Kindle Edition
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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.
I would LOVE to see Matt and Kira appear in another NR Walker book. I was thinking Spencer Cohen revisited, maybe a fundraiser, but Spencer would be supporting LGBTQ stuff and Matt and Kira would be supporting homeless youth. So.....IDK, I'd just love to see it happen like it did with Red Dirt Heart/Imago.
I enjoyed the audio version of this series and let me tell you, this narrator is fabulous. All the main characters have very distinctly different sounding voices and it's not campy. It's very consistent, too. Just a GREAT job by the narrator Sean Crisden.
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.
I know a book is good when I have tears...real tears...from joy and sadness as I read it.
The characters have grown so much through this series that I really feel like they are people I know.
The plot, unfortunately at times, is very real.
The love and connection between people is amazing and the dialogue flows naturally.
I highly recommend this series!