The Burning Point

The Burning Point

by Mary Jo Putney

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The Burning Point by Mary Jo Putney

*This novel was previously titled as Stirring the Embers. It is now being rereleased under its original title The Burning Point.*

The first contemporary novel by New York Times bestselling author, The Burning Point is a riveting story of the ties that bind two people together--and the incendiary forces that can tear them apart.

Kate Corsi always dreamed of working for her family's world famous explosive demolition business--a wish her old-fashioned father denied until the day he died. According to his will, Kate will receive a fortune while her ex-husband, Donovan, will inherit the family business. But only if they agree to live under the same roof for a year.

Forced into a reluctant alliance, Kate and Donovan must discover the truth about her father's death--and confront the past that almost destroyed them both. And as they face their shattered dreams, their wrenching secrets and bitter resentments, they find themselves sliding perilously toward the burning point where passion catches fire once more....

*The Burning Point was listed as one of the five best romances of the year by Library Journal.*


The Circle of Friends series:

#1: The Burning Point
#2: The Spiral Path
#3: An Imperfect Process
A Holiday Fling (Circle of Friends novella)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157572440
Publisher: Pandamax Press
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Series: Circle of Friends , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 102,851
File size: 686 KB

About the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal’s and Booklist's top romances of the year.

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The Burning Point 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Darla on LibraryThing 2 days ago
One of her contemporaries. A reunion-type story, but one that's really intense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book well written good story love abuse. True live Dan it conquer all?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No reason to read this earnest dull pop-psychology treatment of wife sbuse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They missed the whole point of this gteat story. Love, redemption and forgiveness was an intregable lesson that is reality in some peoples lives. It was told in a heartwrenching and heart warming way that was perfect. Not to even mentiocn the great education and risk in an invaluble industry in our country of imploding and demolition large buildings. I thoroughly enjoyed it even the scary parts. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot going on in this book, spousal abuse, coming out of gay brother, infidelity, jealousy, anger, murder, moving on after death of a spouse. Story keep you interested. Will read more by this author. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author - MJ Putney - is excellent. The book is very well written, and I'll continue to look for other titles from her. However, this book had too many technical details of demolition. It...dragged...on. And it was hard to cheer for the leading characters to get back together, because there had been so much physical abuse. I applaud the author for attempting the topic - can love find a way back after a history of emotional and physical assaults - but as a reader, it was just too much.
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If anyone has read the "Silk" series, don't bother with this one. It's basically the same story moved forward into this century. I didn't realize it was acceptable to plagiarize one's own work. If you haven't read the "Silk" series, then this book is great! I've given it a 3 star rating in as much as it an okay read. If I had read this book first, I would probably have given it a 4 star rating.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This in an excellent book even though the plot deals with a very sensitive topic, spousal abuse. But that is the key--the problem is addressed. In reading this book, the reader gets to know the characters, their flaws and their admirable traits. What I really loved about it is that the characters seemed so real--they could be a sibling, spouse, friend or even yourself. Mary Jo keeps the plot moving along until the end. I plan on reading The Spiral Path (a sequel) and I hope Mary Jo writes about some of the other characters introduced in The Burning Point.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just way too much. I found myself exclaiming, 'Give me a break' and 'Oh, brother' as I read this book. If Patrick were any more in touch with his 'feminine side' he would have been a woman. Very unbelievable. Not a very good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While i have greatly enjoyed all of Mrs Putney's Fallen Angel series i was kind of scared to read a contemporary as it was my first of that genre. i loved it but i doubt i'll read any contemporary except those by Mrs Putney. i really hope she continues with the circle of friends, they all deserve guys like Donovan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this novel because I have enjoyed Mary Jo Putney's historical novels. I didn't enjoy this contemporary novel, I couldn't get interested in the characters and their problems and was turned off by the idea of a woman getting reinvolved with a man who has abused her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I realized that this was the first contemporary novel for Mary Jo Putney, I was a little apprehensive as I have read and reread her historicals. But from the minute I picked up the book, I was hooked! You are immediately caught up in the character's, the pain of the past and how both Kate and Donovan have grown from the beginnings of the relationship. Plus learning about the added information about explosion and demolitions makes this book so interesting. I do hope that Mary Jo continues with this genre and writes about Kate's friends. Especially Rainey!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Headquartered just outside DC, Phoenix Demolition is known throughout the industry for being able to safely demolish old buildings. The firm's high regard is due to the safety measures employed by owner Sam Corsi. No fatal accident has ever occurred when Phoenix Demolition is on the job. The perfect safety record ends when Sam dies on the job due to an explosion that goes off ahead of schedule.

Sam's daughter Kate returns from San Francisco for her father's funeral but her brother refuses to come. At the funeral, Kate sees her former husband Patrick Donovan for the first time in ten years. The will turns out to have shocking ramifications. Sam's beloved wife is well taken care of but the company goes to Patrick (who was once Sam's assistant) although the bequest has a condition attached to it. Patrick and Kate must live together for one year. If they fail to do so, Kate and her brother lose their inheritance and the business will be sold. Reluctantly, Kate puts her West Coast Architect business on hold to share a house with the man she loves. However, she fears what drove her away a decade ago will ultimately resurface and send her back to California without her inheritance and without an opportunity to finally blow up a building, as she always has desired.

THE BURNING POINT is a poignant contemporary romance that centers on spousal abuse. Though readers will need a leap of faith to believe tat Kate would move back in with Patrick, the poignant story line will play like a virtuoso tugging on the heartstrings. Kate is a brave individual while Patrick struggles with his problem. Mary Jo Putney turns a deep social issue that impacts families and relationships into an intriguing tale that is both thought provoking and realistic. Mary Jo Putney's first contemporary romance is a winner by anyone's definition of the word.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Headquartered just outside DC, Phoenix Demolition is known throughout the industry for being able to safely demolish old buildings. The firm¿s high regard is due to the safety measures employed by owner Sam Corsi. No fatal accident has ever occurred when Phoenix Demolition is on the job. The perfect safety record ends when Sam dies on the job due to an explosion that goes off ahead of schedule.

Sam¿s daughter Kate returns from San Francisco for her father¿s funeral but her brother refuses to come. At the funeral, Kate sees her former husband Patrick Donovan for the first time in ten years. The will turns out to have shocking ramifications. Sam¿s beloved wife is well taken care of but the company goes to Patrick (who was once Sam¿s assistant) although the bequest has a condition attached to it. Patrick and Kate must live together for one year. If they fail to do so, Kate and her brother lose their inheritance and the business will be sold. Reluctantly, Kate puts her West Coast Architect business on hold to share a house with the man she loves. However, she fears what drove her away a decade ago will ultimately resurface and send her back to California without her inheritance and without an opportunity to finally blow up a building as she always has desired.

THE BURNING POINT is a poignant contemporary romance that centers on spousal abuse. Though readers will need a leap of faith to believe tat Kate would move back in with Patrick, the poignant story line will play like a virtuoso tugging on the heartstrings. Kate is a brave individual while Patrick struggles with his problem. Mary Jo Putney turns a deep social issue that impacts families and relationships into an intriguing tale that is both thought provoking and realistic. Mary Jo Putney¿s first contemporary romance is a winner by anyone¿s definition of the word.

Harriet Klausner