Silya Ramsay is living her dream as the principal dancer for the Novikov Ballet Company in Russia. But the company is not doing well. Natalia Novikov has resorted to auctioning her dancers off on Saturday nights to financial contributors to help pay the bills. Silya has been exempt from the parties so far, but one contributor is determined to have her for his own, offering to bail out the company in exchange for Silya.
To the Breaking Pointe by Cindy McDonald is an entertaining story of love and obsession. Before she's taken to the contributor's home to be his constant companion, Silya manages to get a text message off to her former lover, Grant Ketchum. Grant is an American operative in First Force, an organization introduced in the first book of the series, Into the Crossfire. Grant is still in love with Silya and immediately flies to Russia to save her.
The rest of the novel is a thrill ride as Grant tries to find and save Silya from the obsessive contributor. There's gunfire and explosions and chases. And there's romance as well, as Grant and Silya have never really fallen out of love in the five years they've been apart. There are a couple scenes of sexual violence, but they aren't too disturbing and they definitely make sense in the storyline.
Overall, To the Breaking Point is a fast-paced combination of thrills and romance that makes for a quick, satisfying read. While it is the second book in the First Force series, it does stand alone fine. Although, I personally liked the Into the Crossfire a little better, so I'd suggest starting with that one first!
My Rating: 4/5
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This review was written based on a copy of To the Breaking Pointe that I received from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for an honest review.