Starting Point by N.R. Walker ~ Book Review by Teresa

Starting-PointTitle: Starting Point

Author: N.R. Walker

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/22/2014

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


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:

Starting Point is book 3 in the Turning Point series and picks up several months after the end of Breaking Point. Matt is slowly getting his life back in order and facing new challenges as he starts over. This final book in the series does a good job of wrapping things up and showing the strength of Matt and Kira’s love.

I really liked Claudia, “Claude”, and the light (and heartache) she brought to the book. She and her brother’s circumstance was heartbreaking. I really felt for everyone involved with trying to do right by those kids.

I loved that we got to see a little bit from Kira’s point of view at the end, although this was Matt’s story to tell for the most part.

The epilogue was perfect and it left me feeling happy despite some really sad parts in the book. Keep tissues handy for both the good and bad times!


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

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