Thursday, February 9, 2017

AotM ~ Turning Point Series by N. R. Walker ~ (Review + Giveaway)

AotM ~ Turning Point Series by N. R. Walker ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Point of No Return

Book One in the Turning Point series.

Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives—a smart, tough, closeted gay man. When he falls for his gym instructor, it’s not his colleagues he should be worried about finding out…it’s the bad guys.

Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives. He's been labelled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives who've closed down drug-rings all over the city. He’s smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job.

He's also a closeted gay man.

Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew can't deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both.

Matt and Kira work to keep their relationship and private lives hidden from Matt’s very public life, fearing it would be detrimental to their careers.

But it's not the other cops who Matthew should be worried about finding out his deepest, darkest secret…it's the bad guys.

Breaking Point

Book two in the Turning Point series

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.

Starting Point

Book Three in the Turning Point Series

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-defense, 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 realizes that everything he’s been through was a lead up to this. It was never about endings. His life, his purpose, was just beginning.

4.75 Series Stars

This was my first and still remains one of my favorite series by N.R. Waker. If you haven't discovered these books, give them a try. I hope you love Matt and Kira as much as I did!!

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Point of no return

5 Stars

Matt is an LAPD, Narcotics detective. He is deeply in the closet, afraid he will lose his career and friends  if he comes out. He sticks to mostly just hookups. At his regular weekly boxing session, he meets the new trainer Kira, and is immediately attracted to him, but he can't let his fellow partners know. Kira convinces him to come to dinner and it doesn't take long for the attraction to lead to a relationship.

I loved this book. Not only was it a well-written and flowed well, but the case Matt is working on was a good back-drop story, and offered plenty of mystery, action and suspense. Watching Matt and Kira fall in love was so sweet. I loved Kira's parents and how supportive they were of Matt and Kira. I can't wait to see where Matt and Kira's story goes from here. Highly recommended!!

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Breaking Point

4 Stars

This book picks up about a year after the first installment ends. Matt and Kira are very much in love and Kira has moved into Matt's house and made it a home for them. Kira's parents have accepted Matt and welcomed him in as a part of the family. Matt is resigning from the police force and entering the world of MMA Cage fighting.

This story was heartbreaking at times. It was so hard to watch Matt close off and pull away from Kira. When you love a set of characters as much as I love Matt and Kira, you just want to wrap them up, protect them and keep them safe and happy.

This was a really enjoyable read. It's well-written, but I found the first half of the book to be a bit slow. Once we get to the second half of the story, it really starts ramping up and getting interesting and exciting. The second half of the story was fast-paced and action packed.

The book had a great ending and I am looking forward to the next installment. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Matt and Kira! Highly recommended!!

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Starting Point

5 Stars

Matt is now working at the Fight Club where he meets Rudy and Claude/Claudia. These two kids become special to Matt and Kira. Will Matt and Kira be able to help take these young kids off the streets of L.A., and get them the help that they need?

This was the final installment and probably my favorite book in the series. I am sure I will be re-visiting Matt and Kira sometime in the future. As always, Matt and Kira had really good chemistry. You feel the love and passion they have for one another, when you read their story. The book is well-written and paced nicely. I was happy to see Matt and Kira finally get a HEA, but sad to see their story end. I will miss them so much!! If you haven't read this series, go one click it now!! Highly recommended!!

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  1. No I have not. These sound like really good books.

  2. I like both standalones and interconnected series.

  3. I like both standalones and interconnected stories. I'm pretty open to most good stories.

  4. I'm with everyone I really enjoy interconnected stories and also standalone.


  5. I enjoy both standalone and interconnected series.
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  6. I'll jump on the band wagon - like both kinds of series.

    And, I've read and loved the Turning Point series.


  7. It doesn't matter if it's a series or a standalone as long as it's a good story. I'll be willing to read it either way.

  8. I like both standalones & series. What I like about standalones is when the story is over it's over. What I like about series is catching up with old friends or seeing a secondary character that I really liked find their happy.