Starting Point by NR Walker ~ Review by Brandilyn

Point of No Return by NR Walker was one of my first M/M books way back when.  It helped me fall in love with a genre.  Walker has since revised Matt and Kira twice.  I adore these two men and I adore this entire series.  It is one I recommend often. This review focuses on the final installment in the series, Starting Point.

starting pointTitle: Starting Point (Turning Point #3)

Author: NR Walker

PublisherTotally Bound

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

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

My View

I will admit that this is not my favorite of NR Walkers books.  That being said, I still enjoyed it.  It brought two characters I dearly love full circle and gave them the happily ever after all readers of Point of No Return and Breaking Point needed.   We revisit Kira and Matt as they move forward together after the tragic events of the first two books.  Starting Point picks up shortly after the Epilogue of book 2, Breaking Point.  They are working hard to find their way together.  For Matt it is a whole new world, dealing with losing a major part of his life, as well as his still nagging disability.  He is also still dealing with the guilt over the events of PoNR and BP.

Kira, for his part is as in love with Matt as he ever was.  He is the partner and lover that Matt needs and wants.  We once again, focus on Matt’s journey.  However, one of the most interesting part of Starting Point is that we hear from Kira’s point of view for the first time in the series.  That, alone, is worth the read.

There isn’t anything that I can really put my finger on to say, “this is why it isn’t my favorite in the series.”   I just felt this was more of a really long epilogue than a full and rich addition to the series.  That being said, it will be re-read anytime I re-read the series.

Buy Links:

Totally Bound
Amazon US
Amazon UK

I would like to thank NR Walker for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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