Breaking Point – Pamela Clare

Breaking PointPamela Clare

“Denver journalist Natalie Benoit and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride find themselves captives of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Working together, they escape through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. They fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both…”

-Goodreads Blurb

I read one romantic suspense novel a couple years ago and didn’t care for it. Unfortunately because I love historicals and didn’t like that one, I just dumped the subgenre and stuck with what I loved. I don’t usually abandon things after just one disappointment but since there is an abundance of alternatives, I just didn’t give it a second thought.

I have been remiss.

I am in love.

I met Pamela Clare at the Denver Lady Jane’s Salon –  if you love romance and are in the neighborhood please check it out. She read from this book and I was buying it before she finished the section. WOW. It was great that she and I have a great deal in common. I absolutely LOVED the opening, loved the characters and the voice and the thrill from the get-go. I was hooked.

I’m quite shocked it took me a week to read it actually. Zach is such a powerful and strong character and his personality is written so well. I know returning service members and my heart breaks for this man and his struggle. She doesn’t glaze over it, she doesn’t glamorize it. This is straight talk, hard core, pain and difficulty. As for Natalie, her tragedy mirrors his, but is born from entirely different circumstances. Having recently been in the Gulf of Mexico and meeting people who were there during Katrina I felt every inch of her pain. The amount of research and development that went into this novel is staggering.

It made me so happy to read it on every single page. Every little detail written into the storyline only added to the overall effect and carried the story straight through to the end. I loved the setting, I loved the characters I loved everything about this. The suspense was solid and the mystery was both believable and very well done.

I could go on, but…well ok one more thing. BROMANCE. I LOVE guy talk, I love locker room banter, I grew up the girl amongst the guys and every word of the brotherhood in this is compelling, enriching and absolutely wonderful. I have to read the other books now, starting with [book:Hard Evidence|6457825] so I can meet Julian, because I loved him here. I loved all of them and they were tangible, real and valiant. The chipmunk line. THE CHIPMUNK LINE!! I woke my husband up I was laughing so damn hard.

I never once rolled my eyes, I never wanted to throw my iPad across the room, there was absolutely NO WTFckry. I LOVED this book.

I purchased this book (during Pamela’s reading) from Barnes and Noble for Nook on iPad. I also have the paperback. No touchy. MINE.

The cover…no. THAT cover is beautiful and there is no way it could have been better. It is quintessentially Zach McBride. It IS him, it shows the story, it shows him. It’s gorgeous. P.S. Thank you Jed Hill for doing what you do you gorgeous beautiful man you.

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