Monday, June 15, 2015

REVIEW... Point Of No Return by Olivia Luck

I had it all: an adoring husband, supportive friends, thriving career, a homey condo in the city. 

Amend that. 

I had it all except for love from my family. But life was good because I had him. Max was everything I dreamed a husband could be and somehow he loved me just as wildly as I loved him.

Until one cruel night he was stolen from me. 

Then I had nothing but a vicious battle ahead of me. It’s a struggle so treacherous, I’m not sure if I’ll make it out with my heart in tact. But on the other side of that brutal war waits the most wondrous prize. 

Will I allow myself to move forward?

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This Book Nerd Says: 

When I read the second book in The Point Series - Pressure Point  (my review is HERE ), I made mention of my excitement for Point Of No Return, because... Cam. So when I got the opportunity to read it as an ARC shortly after that I jumped at the opportunity. It didn't disappoint at all, in fact it exceeded my expectations a little bit. In case you're new to the series and plan on starting it at the beginning you might not want to read this review fully as there may be some unintentional yet unavoidable spoilers for the previous books (but before you stop reading know that I REALLY REALLY liked this book).

"That's what falling in love is, I guess. Hurling yourself at the unknown, unsure if a safety net will catch your fall. 
The thing is, if you don't fall, you're soaring... "

Let me kick this review off by just laying it out there, Cameron Stone is one million percent best of the best book boyfriend material. You know that list of book boyfriends I mention from time to time a lot, well Cameron sky rocketed to the top with the major contenders. I knew he was going to be good, but then he turned around to be AMAZING. As the book starts out with a prologue from his POV we get a look into the first time he sees Violet. He is enamored by her at first sight but not even a moment later he's witnessing her in one of the greatest moments of her life... with another guy. 
Even so fate/destiny/happenstance/life proves it has something in mind as his path seems permanently intertwined with hers from then on.  But she can't be his...  

When Violet fell in love with Max he had given her everything she never had before. She was accepted into his larger than life loving family: his friends became her friends: his love is hers. Now a young widow, Violet has to navigate the difficult grieving process. She is surrounded by her supportive friends, Max's family, and much to her dismay Max's twin brother Dominic whose icy treatment of her makes Violet wonder why he even bothers to come around her. 
Violet's return to work leads her right into the path of Cam Stone and she is surprised at how important of a relationship he would become for her.  

"Let me carry your burden for a little while." 

I absolutely adored the relationship between Violet and Cam. The pacing of their growth from friends-of-a-friend, to a steadfast close friendship is pretty spot on perfect. Frankly it was a major part of what makes Cameron stand out. He seeks out opportunities to be there for her, to be her friend, and in the process he becomes a pillar of support. He's truly understanding as he watches the woman he has wanted from the shadows work through conflicting emotions of grieving and living for herself again. That's not to say he is ever unclear about what he wants. He's not flippant about his feelings for Violet, he knows what he wants, he knows he has to be patient for her heart. 

"You're not ready for me yet. But when you are, I will be here waiting for you. My heart is wide open for you, Violet. It always has been and always will be."

Now I know I keep going back to Cameron but I really did love Violet's character as well. Even though the story opens with her trying to emerge from a dark place in her life and heart, her strength throughout the story is the testament to the strength of her character. 
I loved her insistence at finding herself again. 
I loved her lists and her determination to experience live.
I loved the glimpse at her past and I loved the glimpse at her future. Yeah I really loved that.

It's a slow build... a simmer... of a love story. There is no denying the heat. 

"We're inevitable and she knows it as well as I do." 

I know it too Cameron. 
Thus far this is easily my favorite book in the series but I can't wait to see who we get to meet in the stories to come. Iris... Tucker maybe?...  and yes even Dominic (seriously I went from really dude? to awww I like you now, but he was cutting it really close.) 

I'm giving Point Of No Return 4.5 Stars!


  1. Hi! How are you?
    I didn't know about this book. It seems interesting so I''m going to find it here in my country.
    Nice review! :)
    Kisses from Spain!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the read!