Breakpoint

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  • Breakpoint
  • JoAnn Ross
  • English
  • 09 May 2019
  • 045122776X

About the Author: JoAnn Ross

Breakpoint ePUB ´ Mass Market Paperback breakpoint mobile, BreakpointBreakpoint eBookNew York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross has written over a hundred novels for a bunch of publishers Two of her titles have been excerpted in Cosmo and her books have also been published by the Doubleday, Rhapsody, Literary Guild, and Mystery Guild book clubs A member of the Romance Writers of America s Honor Roll of best selling authors, she s won several awards, including Romantic Times s Career Achievement Awards in both category and contemporary single title Currently writing a new Honeymoon Harbor series for HQN set on the Washington peninsula, that will launch in April, , JoAnn lives with her husband her high school sweetheart, who proposed at the sea wall where her Shelter Bay books are set , in the Pacific Northwest.


BreakpointBreakpoint ePUB ´ Mass Market Paperback breakpoint mobile, BreakpointBreakpoint eBookAir Force Combat Controller Dallas O Halloran is as tough as he is loyal So he s not pleased when he s recruited into a new anti terror unit and teamed up with Academy graduate Julianne Decatur the icy blond JAG officer who nearly court martialed his friends Assigned to investigate a Navy flyer s apparent suicide, they discover the trail of a ruthless killer and an attraction between them that can t be denied And when their prey turns the tables on them, Julianne will have to depend on the one man daring and reckless enough to keep them both alive.

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  1. jenjn79 says:

    Rating 4.5 5I almost gave up on this series after reading the first book and finding it rather blah But I decided to try the next book, which was better and had me wanting to keep going with the series I m glad I did because I really enjoyed this fourth book of the series It engaged me on all levels.NOTE the High Risk series is about a group of SpecOps military men who have to move on with their lives after a mission goes bad and they are almost court martialed This fourth book could pos Rating 4.5 5I almost gave up on this series after reading the first book and finding it rather blah But I decided to try the next book, which was better and had me wanting to keep going with the series I m glad I did because I really enjoyed this fourth book of the series It engaged me on all levels.NOTE the High Risk series is about a group of SpecOps military men who have to move on with their lives after a mission goes bad and they are almost court martialed This fourth book could possibly be read on it s own without much confusion, but I d recommend reading the books in order because the full backstory is pretty glossed over in this one.In Breakpoint Air Force combat controller Dallas O Halloran is one of the few who stayed in the military after the horrible events of the Afghanistan mission He suspects his much valued skill set kept him from being court martialed, but not from being interrogated for 3 days by rigid Navy JAG lawyer Julianne Decatur Dallas made it through and went back to work Then a freak incident outs his cover and ends his military career He goes to work for the Phoenix team like his SEAL buddies Zach Freefall and Quinn Crossfire and former SOAR pilot Shane Shattered He s also tagged to be part of THOR, a division of Homeland Security that reports only to the President.Also now working for THOR is Julianne who ended up leaving the military after being obligated to pursue a court martial against Dallas s friends The two have a run in at a party one night and thought both try to deny it, the attraction the felt during that 3 day interrogation is still there Then they are assigned a THOR mission together Dallas is intrigued by the notion of working with her Julianne is horrified But they will work together to figure out whether a female pilot s death was really suicideor somethingIt s not long before it becomes obvious that there is something between the two of themor that there is something muchdevious going on than a pilot s suicide The two have to curb their attraction temporarily to figure out why bodies are piling up and uncover and unexpected conspiracy But when that s done, all s fair in love in war.In each of the last books, there was always an area that fell kind of flat weak romance, weak suspense plot, bad ending But Breakpoint was solid in all areas for me I didn t have a single major complaint as I was reading or once I finished.I loved the romance part of the book The dynamic between Dallas and Julianne was fantastic the rough, tough military man and the rigid JAG lawyer who almost court martialed him There was some serious chemistry there So much sexual tension And even though it was a long way through the book before they could finally act on that tension, I didn t mind It added to the anticipation and let the characters get to know each other and find out each wasn t quite what they other thought they were They were able to realize they actually liked each other and weren t just sexually attracted.I also enjoyed the characters of the book I remember in one of the past books that Dallas was mentioned to be a womanizing flirt And I wondered if I d like him as a character, but he was actually very likable I loved that he wasthan a little secretly nerdy So sexy Julianne was a pretty good character as wellmaybe a bit too rigid I thought she could have relaxed and opened up a littleto Dallas The suspense part of the story wason the low intensity side The romance is thedominant part of the story, but I still liked the suspense angle A simple supposed suicide turns into a complicated conspiracy There were some nice twists and turns in there And the climax, though a bit short in length, was nicely done If I had one little qualm with the plot it would be that throughout the book, Ross gives a certain impression about the conspiracy being revealed It made me feel like something really big and sinister was doing on Then the real reason for everything is revealed and I thought it was a little mundane I had been expecting somethingBut that was only a mild annoyance for me.On the whole, this was just a really solid book that was enjoyable cover to cover I couldn t wait to keep reading whenever I had to put it down So I glad that I stuck with this series and got a chance to read Breakpoint I ll be looking forward to the next addition to the series

  2. Cheri says:

    Wasn t a big fan of this onekinda dull

  3. Heather says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read the third book in the series, and with some really upsetting OW drama, I went into this trying to prepare for the worst It was really interesting to me that the hero went across mountains that were traveled by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo This author is extremely unsafe 2 2 books by her and they have the same shit in it They re at a party and he clearly wants Julianne A redhead comes up to him and he doesn t get with her because she was the wrong woman We get I read the third book in the series, and with some really upsetting OW drama, I went into this trying to prepare for the worst It was really interesting to me that the hero went across mountains that were traveled by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo This author is extremely unsafe 2 2 books by her and they have the same shit in it They re at a party and he clearly wants Julianne A redhead comes up to him and he doesn t get with her because she was the wrong woman We get a heroine who spends time at her pregnant sisters and husband s place watching old movies lame btw and a hero who s playing bodyguard to some stupid pop star who keeps throwing herself at him, walking around topless in her underwear and taking her towel off for him He has to pop Tums on the job and is constantly grinding his teeth it s just a challenge to resist When he turns her down she has a tantrum then just accepts it and kisses him on the mouth after, saying she reminds him of his dad Because, you know, that s not weird or anything.Then he s on a random plane which has trouble landing, happens to randomly hit his head on a purse buckle of the passenger beside him, and needs stitches What a freak thing So he meets a female doctor Go figure Wow this reminded me of book 3 He s out on a date fully wanting to hook up with her And only doesn t because he s called on a mission Screw this shit.In one scene Dallas was written as Quinn which was really confusing for a second It figured, Quinn said What she asked as he bartender lined up a row of glasses, then filled them nearly to the top from cans of Red Bull It felt very unlikely that Dallas would be assigned to the investigation in the first place Especially when she surmises he was brought on for his charm Even he said he s never been on a carrier A characters dialogue and actions were broken up on different lines, which could be confusing I found the writing to be factual, lots of military lingo and references I didn t understand at times The book was all business almost all of the time Every conversation and action revolved around their mission, leaving very little time for anything else The conversations were a little rambling, with people going on and on explaining stuff The characters would have internal thoughts right during a conversation Sometimes the writing was a little old fashioned with I ve not or I ve no doubt And using the word diddle for had sex I m wondering if this series covers any heroines who aren t, or don t have a connection to the military It seems their professions are always similar It would be nice to see one of the guys with a regular civilian Book 3 she was a doctor in the military, in this one she was a navy brat and was a lawyer in the navy I think he hasn t gotten with anyone since meeting Julianne, which would have been a miracle, and he just casually throws out to us that he dated a Carolina panthers cheerleader with fake boobs Why is it always the hero who recalls women from their past Women with big boobs, skillful tongues, who were agile in bed, etc but heroines never recall men from their past in a sexual way Or rarely recall them at all I ve read hundreds of romance books and you never hear heroines make a reference to a guy from their past with a big penis, or who were skilled in some way in the bedroom Why is that I used to like the ol sleeping in the same bed, wake up wrapped around each other thing, but noIt s just unrealistic Especially here, where it s taken a step further They both end up having the same dream super unrealistic on a private beach, they end up almost doing it.In his service record it said he didn t have any STDs, that the pop star coyly hinted about there being something going on between the two of you Julianne says she knows they didn t hook up because you might have a reputation for being a player But you re a stand up guy You re not going to screw around on the job Which they didn t But he d been tempted So he s not as stand up as you think Also, now that I think on it, he screwed around on this job But I guess it s ok, because it s with the heroine.Every woman in the book comes onto Dallas He s everyone s type, apparently The female aviator who undressed in front of them and even a random woman coming back from taking a shower is attracted to Dallas Come on.The heroine, despite thinking herself plain, is actually hot Yet no one hits on her I wanted that to even things out and to make Dallas jealous He s one of those heroes who tell the heroine they re going to make love, which I don t like, because it feels like the heroine gives in and the demanding hero gets his way I thought it was sweet, though unrealistic, when he said he d traveled the world, scuba dived, climbed mountains and seen migrating monarch butterflies but had never beenentranced by a natural wonder than seeing Julianne blush.It was funny when Dallas said A Few Good Men wasn t realistic cause Cruise wasn t attracted to Demi s character That was disappointing that it didn t have any romance in itHis theory was the role was originally written for a guy, but they added Demi cause she was a box office draw In the scene where they re interrogating the religious counselor, the guy suddenly stands up when I didn t know he ever sat down.They were questioning him at a table, then Julianne stands up somehow Dallas lowers his head to her When had he stood up The MCs went from having nothing in common to having the same thoughts He said she was wrapped around him like a python, she used the same term She thought the religious guy looked like Ichabod Crane and he says the same thing.The book took a weird turn with the pagan witch stuff The doctor turns out to be a witch, thinking the moon is his guardian angel, calling it Her and being psychic OkayI didn t even notice the lack of intimacy until I was getting close to 80% And wish it hadn t taken so long in the book Although they had only been together a couple days, so it s not like it was dragged out on the time frame, but it was still really late in a book for that.While on the boat, it was confusing keeping track of the captain, the LSO, the doctor, the CDO, the admiral and other captain At times I had no idea who was speaking It was cute how in the killers POV he referenced Dallas as her omnipresent guard dog and he d seen the way the flyboy looked at her If anything happened to the former JAG officer, he d turn relentless, not giving up until he d gotten his man The parts in that POV told us nothing No clues whatsoever So it wasn t really necessary It took 308 pages to mention anything about Julianne s sexual experience, while we ve heard of the heroes the whole book I honestly expected her to be a virgin She says she s experienced, like a typical 30 something year old woman But that it had been too long since she d had a mans hands on her No details No names, not a ballpark figure, no stories of a man kissing or having sex with her Or any past dates But the heroes always brag and reminisce of theirs Which is complete crap, by the way It wasn t until page 309 that they finally have sex That s 81% in, which is really long for a romance book And it didn t even last one page Are you kidding me I hated Julianne s sister was dragged into this Like Kirby s friend being taken in book 3 They had enough going on And the sister irritated me anyway, what with referencing her unborn kids as tadpoles, how they d cartwheel their way to the fast food place.The hero gives worn out, unbelievable lines like he d never wanted or needed another woman like he does her She doesn t normally have casual sex, despite being experienced And despite having the experience of a typical 30 something she d never considered using the word love for any other man How is that possible And she loves him after a mere few days, which I can t stand in books Love The word, which she d never even considered toward any other man, reeled in her head It was a word she suspected they d both always avoided A word that had been continuing to grow between them for far longer than the past two days, until it was no longer deniable She d thought about him and dreamed about him often after the court martial, and compared every man she d met since to him and they came up short You didn t even know him them You were interrogating him across a table How could you possibly love him and compare other guys to him Her sister didn t seem remotely scared to have been kidnapped and drugged And of course admired her sisters strength while Julianne had been jealous of her looks Evenridiculous when the psychic witch doctor dreams about Julianne s sister being in danger, whom he s never seen But of course the tadpole reference stood out for the psychic because it s a really unique thing to call your kids.I didn t like the parts in other characters POVs, like Dana Murphy, the bad guy and her sister.It was cute how both sisters swore off getting involved with military men and ended up with them.Although I resented the fact that her sister was used as the drama in the end, and which meant they had to leave their investigation on the ship behind, I was glad to see her husband Tom spring into action, although it was barely there He neededdialogue and the scene needed to be longer Him rescuing his pregnant wife could have been a lotemotional, because it wasn t really emotional at all.I mentally sighed when her water broke right after Way to make things completely corny.We get a wrap up of the bad guys, and I was so confused keeping up their titles and names I couldn t remember who was who I even thought one of the men was her godfather, I was so confused I had to go back and see who her godfather was I was so glad he wasn t involved So Ramsay got Lieutenant Murphy pregnant And Wright killed her And he started the rumors that Murphy and the LSO has an affair, not knowing he was gay The captain was in love and didn t want her to have an abortion apparently So before he could do something to blow his promotion, and ruin their chances of climbing the ladder, Wright killed them and arranged Merry s kidnapping, and the NCIS guy was involved in the kidnapping It was a lot.For all the time the case took up in the entire book, we don t even get to see the men arrested or anything It s very hastily tied up, and off page at that.Merry naming the twins Dallas and Jules was too much Pretty dang corny.The ending could have been better I was so looking forward to Dallas telling his friends he s with Julianne, the woman who almost had them court martialedand to see their reactions.They didn t even say they loved each other, which is a big fail in a romance book Julianne told readers she did but Dallas didn t It felt way too sudden for her to be ok if she got pregnant with his kid, when they ve only known each other a few days, not counting the few days she interrogated him Although I liked his response, you humble me Considering he never wanted to do to a kid what his dad did to him, which was abandon him.Being that this is the last book in the series it needed a way bigger and better wrap up, with all the characters I m really disappointed in the ending There was a sneak peek for Ricochet, which I found out was intended to be book 5, but her publisher wanted it as part of another series That explains why there wasn t a wrap up here I will say, this author either really knows a lot about the military or does a lot of research for her books She s very knowledgeable about all the branches of the military, and it s very evident On the same hand, it s almost too much military, to the point where you don t understand what s being said, and all the acronyms and terms they use.This plot wasn t that good I don t remember how I felt about book 3 s plot, but I think I liked that one better Probably because I didn t like the actual case they were on here I didn t like the subject matter the whole thing revolved around that case All those people being killed or killing themselves.Also this was hella confusing at times Too many terms and lingo I didn t know, and too many characters It would say captain or admiral without naming them and you had no idea who they were talking about Every conversation, every moment revolved around the case I also dl books with really short time frames, like a few days This was a cross between A Few Good Men, which was mentioned in the book, and also Top Gun, which was also mentioned The book was so serious, but then had some real ridiculous, unrealistic and corny elements at times Although book 3 hadOW crap, and this had less, I think I enjoyed that oneI do think I like Dallas better, though, just going off memory Both got 2 stars from me, though

  4. Cindi says:

    Breatpoint is another great novel from JoAnn Ross, and I will definitely keep reading this series It is filled with realistic details, and because of that I was disappointed with only one aspect of this book but it was a biggie IMHO Without giving away the story, I was simply shocked that to bring the H H together, Ms Ross just changed their minds about each other Just like that Of course, the man had a good excuse he discovered the heroine was hot, even hotter than when they first met, Breatpoint is another great novel from JoAnn Ross, and I will definitely keep reading this series It is filled with realistic details, and because of that I was disappointed with only one aspect of this book but it was a biggie IMHO Without giving away the story, I was simply shocked that to bring the H H together, Ms Ross just changed their minds about each other Just like that Of course, the man had a good excuse he discovered the heroine was hot, even hotter than when they first met, so of course he changed his tune But when the female lead did the exact same thing, just like that, I didn t buy it There had been too much water under the bridge pun intended this story takes place on a Navy carrier for them to get over it that quickly Other than that, I enjoyed the zig zaggy plot and the mental gymnastics the two went thru to solve their case JoAnn Ross creates a believable Alpha male in all her books, and this was certainly no exception, however I would have enjoyed hearing a littleabout our hero s military experiences which made him the man he became

  5. Carrie says:

    TBR Challenge 2012 Personal Challenge Read books posted on my to read list before 2011 Breakpoint was 1 on my to read list, added October 1, 2009.A solid romantic suspense book by a consistent author Breakpoint was a fast, easy read with enjoyable characters and a decent mystery plot However, there was nothing unique or surprising about the story or the characters The author had obviously done her research, but wasn t as adept at blending her knowledge smoothly into the story Every pause TBR Challenge 2012 Personal Challenge Read books posted on my to read list before 2011 Breakpoint was 1 on my to read list, added October 1, 2009.A solid romantic suspense book by a consistent author Breakpoint was a fast, easy read with enjoyable characters and a decent mystery plot However, there was nothing unique or surprising about the story or the characters The author had obviously done her research, but wasn t as adept at blending her knowledge smoothly into the story Every pause to tell the reader what each word or acronym meant was disruptive, and for the most part unnecessary The paragraphs detailing the structure and operation of the aircraft carrier, and other parts of military life, were interesting but broke the flow of the story It would be much preferable to add this information in the form of a glossary of terms and a short afterword with the details.Overall an enjoyable day of reading, but something I m likely to forget quickly

  6. Wendy says:

    I was disappointed in this one, I m sorry to say I have really enjoyed the other books in this series, and I looked forward to getting my hands on this one But Alas, I can t give it my Wendy s glowing review I thought that this one had great potential to be good, but It fell flat There just wasn t enough action and I thought I might go mad with the characters complimenting each other on their intelligence I think that JR really missed the boat here with these two Dallas was a really hot ch I was disappointed in this one, I m sorry to say I have really enjoyed the other books in this series, and I looked forward to getting my hands on this one But Alas, I can t give it my Wendy s glowing review I thought that this one had great potential to be good, but It fell flat There just wasn t enough action and I thought I might go mad with the characters complimenting each other on their intelligence I think that JR really missed the boat here with these two Dallas was a really hot character and was definitely attracted to the heroine, but though the chemistry was there the story and all of the suspense was not enough to get it there

  7. Jacqueline J says:

    This book was okay but moved pretty slow I just kept thinking okay, any minute they re going to get to the ship to investigate but jiminy if another odd unecessary scene didn t interupt I kept reading the end of a chapter and thinking okay the next one will start with words to the effect that they climbed out of the helicopter and onto the deck of the aircraft carrier but noOnce they finally got to the ship, things really picked up and I enjoyed the last half of the book much .

  8. SheLove2Read says:

    This was a really great book Heavier on the storyline than the romance though Dallas was a doll I loved his charm.

  9. Marianne says:

    Rather juvenile writing style Shallow plot Ross has done better

  10. Lisa - (Aussie Girl) says:

    3.5 stars