Respect (The Breaking Point, #3)

Respect (The Breaking Point, #3)

by Jay Crownover

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Overview

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home.  

Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she claimed as her own.  

He was all business and brutality, except when it came to her. With her, he was calm, caring, and heartbreakingly patient.

He warned her over and over that he wasn't the man for her, but she refused to listen. She never expected either the streets or their enforcer to hurt her, since she'd given her heart so completely to both.

She should have known the streets in the Point were always going to be savage, and so was the man committed to keeping control of them in the hands of criminals and bloody kingpins.  

Blindsided by a betrayal which cut so deeply she was sure the wounds would never heal, the princess fled the home she loved and the man who broke her heart. Throwing away her rusted, twisted crown was supposed to help her forget. All it did was make her long for everything she left behind.  She told herself she would never go back, but in this tormented kingdom, family is everything. Eventually, she has no choice but to return.  

While she was gone, the people who loved her worked hard to make the city safe, and the man who destroyed her sank deeper into the darkness. Going back shouldn't feel like surrender… but it does. As this pretty princess hovers on the edge of the unknown, the past attacks with a vengeance. It's a good reminder that puppy love eventually grows up and turns into something with sharp teeth and one hell of a bite.    

She never asked for the keys to the kingdom. She'd much rather go out and build her own.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155620037
Publisher: Jay Crownover
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Series: The Breaking Point , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 22,369
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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Respect (The Breaking Point, #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
What a wonderful way to end the series. I’m crying it’s come to an end. I love the way all the characters from the series made appearances. Well done Jay Crownover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved+this+series.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
The last book in The Breaking Point Series ... what a great ending! I have loved the characters in this series and really hate to see it end. But Karsen and Booker were the perfect ending. I loved the Bax and Dovie epilogue. I will miss the Point!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sad to see the series end and so grateful that she finished it!! I feel in love with these characters and there hard life and there even harder love for the one person that could love them for who they had been and who the were now. Each woman understand that the imperfections is what made them love these men so much. Thank you Jay crownover for showing us a world where men and women don't have to be perfect to find their perfect love!!! thank you for finishing the books even though the Publishers didn't see the money in it!!! From one of your true fans we love you for this and all of your books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Hate to see it end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series!
Febbabie212 More than 1 year ago
You guys. This book. I have no words. I started reading it and only left my chair to refill my glass of water. And even then, I carried the book with me. This is the book I’ve been waiting for since Better When He’s Bold and it fulfilled every want I had and even some I didn’t know I had. Karsen and Booker were everything I could have wanted in a reunited couple. From the prologue, I cried my way through this book. Jay Crownover does an excellent job of creating the unspoken desire between Karsen and Booker, immoral and untouchable in the earlier books, and finally allowed to come to fruition in Respect. I can’t even describe the emotions Jay elicits in this book. Just read this quote from Karsen’s POV in the prologue: They called it puppy love. It wasn’t. To me, it was a vicious kind of love, filled with teeth and claws that I could feel digging at my insides every single time someone patted me on the head and told me how young I was, how much life I had yet to live. This love was rabid, and I was tired of having it on a lease. I wanted it free, wanted to let it sink its razor-sharp fangs into the man who had awoken the primal need inside of me. It was only fair he felt the same kind of crushing bite and painful pressure around his heart that I did every single day. Circumstances force Booker and Karsen apart as she leaves the Point to attend college at the beginning of the book. I will say, I quite enjoyed the cameo of Saints of Denver characters in this book, especially in the form of Karsen’s roommate. However, as Karsen is ready to go out into the adult world, although The Point didn’t really allow for innocence, Booker pushes back into her life. Booker. Wow. He’s officially my favorite Point hero. How could he not with lines like these: If I could, I would kiss every pain she had into oblivion. She was meant for sunshine and sweetness. She didn’t thrive at night, and I had no right to ask her to hide in the dark with me and all of my warring demons. Watching the bruiser of the Point fall to his knees for Karsen was even more satisfying than watching Nassir fall in love. His devotion for Karsen was pure and their attraction steamy and sensual and yet neither of those are a contradiction. Rather, they accurately describe the pure worship and respect Booker feels for Karsen. By the end of this book, I was crying happy tears combined with sad over the book and the series ending. It was time to set her free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic end to a great series. I will miss the point but look forward to other books by Jay.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books I've been waiting on ever since I finished the last book in The Breaking Point series. Booker and Karsen always seemed to me like they were destined to be together and I was so happy when Jay Crownover decided to write their story. I wanted so badly to fly through this book; to devour every second of it, but then at the same time I didn't want it to end. It was full of emotion, passion, intensity and heart. Booker and Karsen have baggage, not only between the two of them, but individually as well. The way that this story unfolded (I don't want to give anything away) was absolutely amazing. I knew there were going to be complications for these two, but I could have never foreseen exactly what it was that caused those issues. For anyone that has been a Point fan throughout this series, this definitely is a book you're going to love. If you haven't met the men and women from the Point yet, what are you waiting for?! These bad boys are going to steal your heart and you're going to want to root for them as they try to stay alive and find their personal peace. I will say, if you haven't read the Point books, this one is better enjoyed after reading the rest of the books. It will make a lot more sense. Kudos to Jay Crownover for a fantastic finish to this series. I'm going to miss these guys and gals!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Jay Crownover. I have read every single book she has written and wait eagerly for new books. However, I was little disappointed with Respect. I have waited for Karsen and Booker's story more than any of the others in this series. I felt that it was rushed and there was no real drama. The other books in the series were more exciting and dramatic, with plot points that made you feel things for the characters. Karsen and Booker's story just fell flat. I didn't feel for them. I would have liked for this story to be about 50 pages longer with more feels. It could have been so much better but this is just my opinion. Again, I love Jay and can't wait for the next book to come out but I wish Karsen and Booker had a better story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve read every book Jay has written & The Point is my absolute favorite series her best writing in my opinion it’s gritty & raw I loved every minute of it so glad she finished it with Booker & Karsen buy the whole series you won’t be disappointed!! ??????????????
jenny_e More than 1 year ago
I'm one of the fans that have been waiting since day one for this book. It did not disappoint. I'm a sucker for May/December romances. This is the type of book where you want to start it when you have no plans for the rest of the day because you will not be able to put the book down until you are finished. And if you're like me you'll want to re-read the entire series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! I wasn't ready for it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly LOVED every single book of the Point Series! Bax was my favorite until Noah Booker made an appearance. I fell madly in love with him!!! Karsen has great taste!!! I HIGHLY recommend this entire series and I truly hope you all take my review seriously!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the point books but I think this one is the best! Finding worth in yourself is the best part!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I can't believe the series over. I don't want to say goodbye to the Point!
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Jay Crownover has done the impossible; she’s taken a corrupt and crumbling city…a crew of dangerous and deadly anti-heroes…a group of, for the most part, angelic and innocent heroines and tied all of these elements together to create a setting and a group of main and secondary characters that grow and prosper in the most unruly, chaotic, and impossible situations, not quite creating fairy tale endings for these dynamic couples but offering them a chance for more…a chance to decide their own fates in a place that would much rather chew them up and spit them out, illustrating who or what’s actually in charge in the Point regardless of what it tries to take away from those who live within its limits. The Point revels in its darkened alleyways…its dilapidated buildings…its dangerous inhabitants. It’s supposed to be a place of nightmares…a place where people go missing and no one looks for them…it’s not a city that should include fairy tale characters, even if they aren’t necessarily ideal, but that’s exactly what Jay Crownonver offers her readers in her Welcome to the Point and The Breaking Point series, and while her characters of this volatile and deadly world would not be considered true kings, queens, princes, princesses, and knights, Bax/Dovie, Race/Brysen, Nassir/Keelyn, Stark/Noe, and Booker/Karsen all have a part to play in this dilapidated kingdom…as long as they survive what threatens to reign down on them. In Honor, Jay Crownover introduced readers to the devil himself and placed an angel in his path, not necessarily to redeem him, but to fight for something other than burning places to the ground. In Dignity, readers met a wizard of sorts and a pixie girl whose skills rival his own. And now, in Respect, we’re able to watch the knight of the Point guard something other than the gates of someone else’s kingdom and claim his princess…the woman who has always been his despite the age difference, despite his scars, and despite the declaration and threat sent down from the King. I can’t tell you how excited I was to immerse myself back into the world that I’ve grown to adore despite its ranshackled and fractured status, and I knew from the start of Booker and Karsen’s story that their relationship would have to be broken before it could offer either of them the real chance that they wanted. But as I witnessed that pivotal moment play out and not just break their hearts but blow them into a thousand, million pieces, I didn’t know where these two would go from here and if they would ever get everything they deserved, including each other. But despite the years they lost…despite Booker’s feelings of inadequacy and a past that constantly haunts him…despite the people who love Karsen willing to do whatever it takes to give her a better life than the one she’ll have in the Point, this knight and this princess, together, find a way to make than own happiness, forging a bond that seemed impossible for so long but one that will now guide them to make a stand against a tyrant and a not so wicked queen who always felt they were doing what’s best for the princess.
LilleyLoohLah More than 1 year ago
First we had Nassir and Keelyn, then we had Stark and Noe, and now Booker and Karsen, each story/couple becoming my favourite. Booker however, has always held a special place in my heart (right alongside Bax from The Point series). I’ve loved the Breaking Point series and I’ve been impatient for Booker and Karsen’s story, and, as usual, Jay Crownover did not disappoint. With an unexpected start, which I have to say broke my heart in two, we then fast forward 4 years and get to the real meat of this thrilling, sexy Breaking Point finale. We learn what makes Booker tick and how he became the person he was today. We learn that Karsen is a strong, independent woman who will not be walked over, by anyone (Jay always manages to produce kick@$$ female characters, and Karsen is up there with the best of them). The sexual chemistry between Booker and Karsen is off the charts, how Jay managed to make the scenes both romantic and dirty at the same time left me in awe and blushing. My love for Booker meant this book was always going to be a favourite of mine, but with the added bonus of the rest of The Breaking Point gang this story quickly catapulted to the top spot. If I could give a book more than five stars, this would be it.
LilleyLoohLah More than 1 year ago
First we had Nassir and Keelyn, then we had Stark and Noe, and now Booker and Karsen, each story/couple becoming my favourite. Booker however, has always held a special place in my heart (right alongside Bax from The Point series). I’ve loved the Breaking Point series and I’ve been impatient for Booker and Karsen’s story, and, as usual, Jay Crownover did not disappoint. With an unexpected start, which I have to say broke my heart in two, we then fast forward 4 years and get to the real meat of this thrilling, sexy Breaking Point finale. We learn what makes Booker tick and how he became the person he was today. We learn that Karsen is a strong, independent woman who will not be walked over, by anyone (Jay always manages to produce kick@$$ female characters, and Karsen is up there with the best of them). The sexual chemistry between Booker and Karsen is off the charts, how Jay managed to make the scenes both romantic and dirty at the same time left me in awe and blushing. My love for Booker meant this book was always going to be a favourite of mine, but with the added bonus of the rest of The Breaking Point gang this story quickly catapulted to the top spot. If I could give a book more than five stars, this would be it.