While investigating border violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Denver journalist Natalie Benoit is caught in a bloody ambush and taken captive. Alone in the hands of ruthless killers, she will every ounce of courage she possesses to survive.
Betrayed by another operative, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride has endured a week of torture and interrogation at the hands of bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Ready to give his life if he must, he remains unbroken - until he hears the cries of an American woman.
Although Natalie is only a voice in the darkness of their shared prison, her plight brings renewed strength to Zach's battered body. With her help, he overpowers their captors, and they flee through the desert toward the border, the attraction them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun.
But past loss and tragedy leave both of them reluctant to follow their hearts, even when the passion between them reaches it's breaking point. Faced with feelings that neither expected, they fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful that they can imagine conspire to destroy them both...
When I picked this book at the library I didn't realize that it was part of a series. I found out while I was reading it. Bummer. But I survived. And enjoyed the book too.
I enjoyed the premise of the book. Having both the hero and heroine imprisoned and their struggle to free themselves had me glued to the book. Both Zach and Natalie were likable, and each had their own demons to face. Natalie with the death of her loved ones during Katrina, Zach with the loss of his team in Afghanistan. They also struggled with their feelings for each other. The struggle itself was great to experience.
I probably won't be reading the previous books of the series, but I will definitely look forward to next ones.
Breaking Point by Pamela Clare (4/5) Romantic Suspense; Published: Berkley Sensation (5/2011); New Author; Series: # 5, I-Team; Library; Books 2012 (8);