While investigating border violence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Denver journalist Natalie Benoit is caught in a bloody ambush and taken captive. Alone in the hands of ruthless killers, she will need every ounce of courage she possesses to survive.
Betrayed by another operative, Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride has endured a week of torture and interrogation at the hands of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Ready to give his life if he must, he remains unbroken—until he hears the cries of an American woman.
Although Natalie is only a voice in the darkness of their shared prison, her plight brings renewed strength to Zach's battered body. With her help, he overpowers their captors, and they flee through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun.
But past loss and tragedy leave both of them reluctant to follow their hearts, even when the passion between them reaches its breaking point. Faced with feelings neither expected, they fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both…
Breaking Point is the 5th book in the I-Team series, and I seriously hope that Ms. Clare is prepared to keep the series going. When Natalie and Zach end up in the same prison, Zach has all but given up in his mind, it is Natalie who wraps her brain around the escape.
I love that Zach is an Alpha in every way but that he also has a soft side especially for all things Natalie, but he has such a dangerous job and can never see them being together past what they have already shared.
Natalie lost her parents and her fiancée all in one day and feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. She feels it is her own fault that they died and doesn't think she will ever be able to love again. Will they ever break free from their own guilt to see what is in front of them? I loved this book from beginning to end.
"...you are under arrest for the distribution and sale of schedule one narcotics, human trafficking, the murders of US nationals on US soil, the kidnapping and attempted murder of and American journalist....and a whole lot of other sick shit."
I totally wish I had a rating for above 5 cause this book would deserve it. Breaking Point is nonstop action, just when you think they were done....there is more. The action parts put you on the edge of your seat, the love scenes were HOT, and I couldn't wait to turn the page to see what would happen next. I laughed, had a giggle or two, I was upset a time or three and shed several tears. It was great to see our old friends from the other I-Team books, it was like catching up with old friends, and meeting new ones. I hope we catch up with Rowan in the future, she seemed like she could be a lot of fun!!