Honor: The Breaking Point by Jay Crownover
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 front and center.
It’s amazing how kind, romantic, and caring the darker side of Jay Crownover can be. The depths of hell that our characters survived to create their a real life of their own is difficult to read. I couldn’t imagine living it, and yet so many people do that every day. I applaud Ms. Crownover for the honesty and emotion she put into both MC’s.
The Point is one heck of a setting. It’s scary, thrilling, and, somehow, full of hope. While I don’t imagine myself in the center of danger, I respect those who make the most out of their lives and try to better where they live. Key and Nassir may not be society’s version of a power couple, but they are and they rock it.
Key and Nassir have something that is difficult to find in a lot of books. They know, one hundred percent know, the strength of their bond. I love how solid they are, even when apart. Even when walls are up and fears cloud judgement, neither person doubts the others feelings. There was enough real drama that Ms. Crownover didn’t need (or use) childish arguments. Key had honest, realistic fears that are easy to relate to no matter who you are. Nassir does what it takes to help her through them. That was awesome. It doesn’t mean the road was smooth and straight, it simply means that there was no need for extra drama.
Watching the MC’s work through personal fears and external interference filled me with hope. Seeing Key learn about herself, and Nassir, was heartwarming. And Nasair’s grit and determination to win Key over was swoon-worthy.
“I never had control before I took it for myself. I almost died to get it, so now I’m protective about keeping it. Just like I never had a real reason to fight for something until you. I wanted you to stay innocent forever even though I knew you couldn’t.”