To the Breaking Pointe Review

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Title:  To the Breaking Pointe

Author:  Cindy McDonald

Published:  2014 by Acorn Book Services

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

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This is the third Cindy McDonald book that I’ve read and reviewed, and McDonald doesn’t disappoint.

Silja Ramsey left the love of her life, Grant, to pursue her dream in ballet in Russia.  Both Silja and Grant assumed that the other moved on, especially since five years had passed, but that idea is the farthest from the truth.  They both still think of one another, a lot.

Silja then finds out that the ballet company she works for is barely keeping it doors open, and the owner is pimping out the dancers to cover costs.  On top of that Silja finds herself in a relationship with a dangerous man, and manages to text Grant for help right before she disappears.

I read this book in three days.  It kept me up late at night because I had to find out what happened.  I usually favor books with singular point-of-views, but for McDonald’s books I really don’t mind the multiple point-of-views; in fact they help give the reader more insight into what’s going on.

I found myself completely encapsulated in the story that McDonald created; she truly has a talent for writing.  To the Breaking Pointe was a great romantic suspense novel, and I definitely recommend it.

My Rating:  4 1/2 stars   

***I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Into the Crossfire Review

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Title:  Into the Crossfire

Author:  Cindy McDonald

Published:  2013 by Acorn Book Services

Genre:  Suspense, Fiction

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Jack Haliday is married to the woman of his dreams, has a sweet four year old little girl, and is working as a detective after being retired from the Navy SEALs.  His life is going pretty good.  At least it was until a criminal, Gunner, from a past case that he was working on comes and turns Jack’s world upside down.

Wow, what a page turner; I didn’t want to put it down.  The book starts out with the quote, “In our darkest moments we must focus to see the light,” by Aristotle Onasis.  And boy, does that quote hold true for Jack Haliday, and another character in the story as well, Rayne.  Jack’s life starts out almost perfect and then bam, drastic changes, and not in a good way.

But Jack doesn’t stop and mope in despair.  He heals, and he fights.  And he’s not the only one.  He and his daughter, Lil, make some powerful friends along the way, and these friends help protect Jack’s family and help Jack extract revenge on Gunner.

It sure is hard to review a suspense novel because I don’t want to give anything away!  This story is great though.  The point-of-view changes a few times, but it honestly didn’t bother me because the story was so good.  There are so many twists and turns that will keep you on your toes.  If you’re looking for a quick read that will get your adrenaline pumping, pick up Into the Crossfire.  Let me know what you think!



My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars




*****I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*****   


About the Author:

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For twenty-six years Cindy’s life whirled around a song and a dance: she was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of her adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. She often notes: Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course—I’ve never been murdered!) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and happenings at the racetrack. Viola! Cindy’s first book series, Unbridled, was born—there are four books to that series so far.

Cindy is a huge fan of romantic suspense series, and although she isn’t one to make New Year’s resolutions, on New Year’s Day 2013 she made a commitment to write oneInto the Crossfire is the first book for her new series,First Force.

People are always asking Cindy: do you miss dance? With a bitter sweet smile on her lips she tells them: Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books, and I love sharing them with you.

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