Series: Kathleen Turner #5
Published by Montlake Romance
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Turning Point, Out of Turn, Turn on a Dime: Kade's Turn
Also by this author: Turning Point, Out of Turn, Turn on a Dime: Kade's Turn, Power Play
I received this book for free from Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Kathleen Turner wasn't expecting to fall in love when she came to Indianapolis a year ago, much less with two very different men. And not just any men. Brothers.
Blane Kirk, former SEAL turned attorney, is every woman’s dream man. A playboy who changes women as often as he changes his tie, trying to hold on to Blane could only break Kathleen's heart.
Commitment is a foreign word to Kade Dennon, assassin-for-hire and genius hacker, and safety is non-existent. A future with Kade would surely end in disaster—for both of them.
Past betrayals come to a head and the choice Kathleen makes could sign her death warrant. Everything’s at stake as Blane, Kade, and Kathleen reach the Point of No Return.
“Sooner or later, you’ll choose,” he whispered. “You’ll want one of us more than you don’t want to hurt the other. And you’ll choose. I want to be the one you can’t live without.”
Back in late 2012 I was searching for a book that kept me on my toes with suspense, romance and likeable characters. No way did I imagine just how invested I would be in the world Kat, Kade and Blane lived in. I waited on baited breathe for each release. I re-read each book at least
3 4 times.I found myself stalking Tiffany’s website for extras, deleted scenes, and any information available about this series. I became obsessed with the emotional turmoil I came to experience with these three special characters and the relationships between them. Picking up No Turning Back was on the best decisions that I have made as a reader because I got to go on this incredible journey of love, friendship, and most importantly family. But most of all what I hadn’t imagine was how painful it would be to say goodbye to these characters.
“We can’t go on like this,” I said after a while. “Me. You. Blane. It needs an ending.” His fingers had been combing through my hair. Now they stopped. “What kind of an ending did you have in mind?”
Point of No Return is wrought with goodbyes as this is the book that Kat makes the impossible choice of choosing between Kade and Blane. Without obviously spoiling the choice I have to say this was one of the most beautifully heartbreaking events in this book. As I have come to love these characters the decision of who I wanted Kat to pick has flipped back and forth and I think that is a true testament to Tiffany’s writing. Not only were both men perfect but Kat couldn’t have gone wrong with either one of them. Blane and Kade are both strong, honorable, and unforgettable. It’s so rare in a love triangle to actually be rooting equally for each guy. But I have to say the choice Kat makes is not one done lightly or without question and in the end was the right one. It truly is bittersweet.
“I’m not giving you up without a fight, Kat,” he said. “Until you make your choice, I’m not going anywhere.”
While the love triangle is center-staged for most of this series the one thing that propelled this series from good to great is the relationship between Kade and Blane. Both men are as different as night and day but fundamentally those differences have worked in their favor. In Point of No Return both men stand opposite of one another with Kat in the middle but it never crossed a line that could have turned them into enemies. Although the bond and brotherhood between them is complicated at best it has always been supported by the loyalty and love they have for each another and that really shines in the last book.
He stood at the far end of the bow, the setting sun a blazing shimmer of red and orange behind him, making him a stark figure limned in gold. Glancing up, he caught sight of me, and his whole body went still. At that moment, everything faded away and it seemed it was just him and me.
While saying goodbye to Blane and Kade is hard for me the one I will miss most is Kathleen. The transformation of her character from a meek and unassuming girl to a strong and courageous woman is truly the heart of this series. As Kat was put into impossible situation after impossible situation it is easy to question her judgement from time to time but never her motivations. She was always just girl with her heart on her sleeve trying to do best for those around her instead of herself. I hope that despite what guy your rooting for the person you root for most is Kat because this is her story.
As I finish this review it’s impossible to give justice to this series and this book. I went through a myriad of emotions from beginning to end and I’m so thankful that my late night browsing on Amazon led me to this series. It will forever be my go-to recommendation for those looking for fun, passion, suspense and love.