Meet ivy league socialite, Leo Richards, and struggling ballerina, Adeline Parker, in this angsty, emotional page-turner.
Getting screwed over backstage by my married-ex tears my heart into a million tiny pieces.
Sitting in the audience at the ballet with my former fling wasn’t my idea of fun.
I live in my pointe shoes, not even my ex can taint my love for ballet.
I hate the ballet. This on again/off again crap was getting old.
And then my whole world changes when I notice the smoldering gaze…
Then I look to the stage, and I can’t take my eyes off…
Concentrating on anything except his sexy…everything, is impossible.
Her presence commands my attention…I’ve never experienced this before.
He makes me second-guess everything I’ve ever dreamed about.
She makes me question everything I’ve ever known.
Fighting him is a strategic sport—no clothes allowed.
All I can think about are her sexy ballerina legs wrapped around me—tutu definitely on.
Our scandalous rendezvous is plastered all over NYC’s tabloids.
Because of my status in Manhattan, now I’ve dragged her into the limelight.
My ex will stop at nothing to tear us apart.
Seriously powerful people forbid me to be with her.
Rumors about his past keep building.
I can’t tell her this secret.
When it came to Leo, I only knew the big things.
When it came to Adeline, I knew nothing about the little things.
But uncovering those things about him [her] may push us past our breaking point.
~ Review by Angela ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
I have read books by Amy Daws and books by Sarah Pepper before, but this is the first collaboration of these two. I wasn’t sure if they could pull it off as their writing styles tend to differentiate a little bit. Sarah definitely has a more fantastical element to her writing and Amy is 100% romance. I must say that these two have pulled this endeavor off flawlessly.
I never felt like I was reading 2 different books or stories. Even though the story is told from Adaline’s perspective in one chapter and Leo’s in another, it never felt disjointed or just thrown together. Each of the main characters has a definitive voice but I couldn’t tell who wrote what portion. You can tell that they put a lot of thought and love into this collaboration as it shows in the story.
The story of Adaline and Leo is complicated as are both of the characters. I was blown away by the fact that they have real, human emotions and reactions to things. I never once said to myself “No one would do that!” or “No one would say that!” The characters behaved exactly as you would expect them too.
My heart broke for Adaline and the situations she kept finding herself in. I have been in some of those same situations where it seems like you have no other choice but to pick the lesser of two evils. Leo is kind of in the same boat as he has to try to be himself and not let the world of corporate greed overtake him. He has plenty of secrets and isn’t ready to deal with them, but Adaline might be able to help in that aspect as she is strong and generally doesn’t take crap from anyone.
This is fantastic read and a great love story. There were some steamy bits but nothing too racy or raunchy for me. I laughed and swooned and got mad during the journey, which to me makes for a great read. I will definitely read another collaboration between these two. It would be nice to see Amy take on a little of the fantasy side in their next endeavor and stop playing it so safe! I give Pointe of Breaking 5 books.
~ Review by Kelly ~
****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you****
Pointe of Breaking is a new adult contemporary romantic STANDALONE. The story is told from the POV of Leo and Adeline. I have always loved ballet since I was a child in tutus. To have a story centered on it was awesome.
The prologue got to me. It was beautiful and haunting. From there, the authors weave a stunning tale about love, lies and forgiveness. Adeline has a silent strength that draws you in. Leo is hunky book boyfriend material. Together they create unbelievable amount of tension and angst throughout the book. I appreciated the well placed humor.
Adeline does this ballet scene. I’m being vague not to give away spoilers. You feel every emotion she puts into the dance. I had a huge lump in my throat as I devoured the scene. At the end of the scene, I was as gutted as Adeline. Beautiful.
I loved everything about this book. I give Pointe of Breaking 5 books.
~ Review by Laura ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Leo Richards hated the ballet but after watching Adeline Parker perform it was safe to say he was a fan. Watching her perform he was instantly mesmerized. She affected him like no other woman ever had, and it has him wanting more. Adeline and Leo have an undeniable attraction to each other but it goes deeper than that. As their love blossoms, they are faced with certain obstacles that are designed to tear them apart. Can two people from different worlds have a chance at love?
Pointe Of Breaking by Amy Daws and Sarah J Pepper is a hauntingly beautiful story about love, heartbreak, and coming out stronger on the other side. I absolutely loved this book! It’s an intense but a very enjoyable read. It brought out all kinds of feels. I cried and even shouted. If you’re looking for a different kind of love story then this book is for you! I give this 5 books.
10 Fun Facts You Might Not Need to Know About #DaPep:
From KIMYE to BENNIFER. From BRANGELINA to TOMCAT.
Now we introduce to you…..DAPEP.
Amy DAws and Sarah J. PEPper.
Indie Authors. Best Friends. And now, Co-Authors.
1. They both love ranch. Sarah would bathe in it if it didn’t risk an infection.
2. They have little to no boundaries with each other…as became apparent at a book conference in Phoenix. They can’t share the details, but just know it was #MuchTooMuch
3. Sarah actually has a very small amount of ballet experience.
4. Amy once pretended to have ballet experience at church camp so she could get the dance solo. Jesus knew the truth.
5. Sarah has won three dance offs, aside from one. That eleven-year-old haunts her to this day.
6. Sarah & Amy live three minutes apart. And they measure all distance in time.
7. While writing the romantic scenes in Pointe of Breaking, Amy & Sarah couldn’t look each other in the eye.
8. They had no outline for Pointe of Breaking.
9. Amy takes notes in a Hello Kitty notepad. Sarah takes notes in her head.
10. Amy is convinced that Sarah has a folder in her email account labeled “I hate Amy”. Sarah just laughs every time Amy asks her about it…The fact that she’s not denying it hasn’t escaped Amy’s attention.
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Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy’s first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.
For more of Amy’s work, visit: www.amydawsauthor.com
Sarah J. Pepper specializes in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?
Get a glimpse inside her head at www.sarahjpepper.com