Review: Breaking Point by Pamela Clare

Breaking Point (I-Team, #5)I don’t really know what to say about this wonderfully written book besides the fact I am so glad I got the opportunity to review it. Well, that and go buy it and read it now! About a year ago I read a fabulous and gripping historical romance from Pamela Clare called Ride the Fire and for whatever reason I never got around to seeking out more books from her. But after reading Breaking Point, book 5 in her I-Team series, I plan on reading EVERYTHING she has written – that’s how smitten I am with this book and Pamela Clare’s writing.

First of all, take another gander at the cover for Breaking Point. Do I dare say I find Zach, the tortured former Navy SEAL hero, even hotter than the cover depicts? I do! I am not going to go too much into the plot since this is a real romantic suspense with a strong plot, and I don’t want to give anything away. But I can say I adored Zach the hero and Natalie the heroine who is an investigative reporter. Pamela Clare has a really fabulous way of writing strong, intelligent, and independent female characters without them coming off bitchy or whiny. I appreciate this so much. Then when she matches those heroines up with super sultry and sexy heroes who aren’t intimated by these strong women but turned on like crazy, it all makes for a great read. When I finished reading Breaking Point, I was left with the feeling that I wanted to go outside and just kick some ass.

Zach and Natalie first meet only by the sound of their voice while they are each being held captive in Mexico in separate cells. Natalie has to listen to Zach be tortured by their captors. Zach has to listen to what the captors plan on doing to Natalie. Eventually breaking out and free from their captors, Zach promises to get Natalie back to the US, but it won’t be easy. What follows is a wonderfully executed romantic and super sexy suspense that kept me turning page after page until I had spent my entire Sunday afternoon reading Breaking Point in one sitting.

Breaking Point is the 5th book in Clare’s I-Team series and you don’t have to read the other books to follow along. There’s obviously other characters that appeared in other books, and I found myself intrigued by their stories too. I am going to go back and read book 1 as soon as I can.

If you like Romantic Suspense please give this book a try! And if you’re already of a fan of Clare’s I-Team series I imagine you will not be disappointed one bit. (And if you enjoy historical romance, you must read Ride the Fire!)

Favorite Quote:

Then he gave a little thrust to his hips and looked down at his penis. “That is my gun. As you’ve discovered, it’s pump-action like a shotgun, but it doesn’t fire bullets.”

Breaking Point by Pamela Clare
May 3rd 2011 by Berkley Sensation
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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  1. says

    I love to read books in series order, and already read book one, and will be starting book two this weekend. Clare really is a FABULOUS author! I can’t wait to get caught up!

  2. says

    That’s one awesome quote from the book. I’ve read Pamela’s historicals, but never her contemporaries. This book is getting rave reviews. Now I must read.

  3. Leontine says

    I remember the impact of my first Pamela Clare & went on a glom mission 😀 Breaking Point sounds like the ultimate PC to read!

  4. says

    I’m not going to lie. I’d read this based on the cover alone. However your review makes me want to load up my Kindle with the whole series. :)

  5. Rhonda says

    The rest of the series is just as good. I loved every single book, and every hero, but Julian in Hard Evidence (book 2) will always be my favorite.

  6. says

    OMG yes!! Her historicals are beyond steamy! They take place in the mid west circa 1870’s with forts and Indians. A bunch of Scottish mercenary hotties. she wrote the best naughtiest shaving scene the hero does to the heroine ever! The book is Surrender and OMG hot to the max.

  7. says

    As I mentioned in the review the only other book I have read by Pamela Clare is Ride the Fire – a historical. And WOW is all I can say. There’s a scene in that book where the heroine gives birth that is just amazing. And I have never even had children – but that scene has always stuck with me.

    After reading Breaking Point I am so glad to see that her contemporaries pack just as much punch. I find her quality of writing and plot development to be superb. And let’s not forget the woman knows how to write some hot steamy sex.

    Can’t wait to read EVERYthing else by her. Looks like Surrender may need to be #1. (As soon as Sophia stops throwing other delicious books my way for review…ahem…ahem)

  8. says


    That quote is brilliant! Though I got to say, there is something a bit scary about a pump-action, shotgun like penis!


  9. says

    LOVED this book! I’ve read her entire I-Team series, but not the historicals. I’m not a history buff, but I may change by tune just to read PC’s books.

  10. says

    This one is going on my TBR list- I’m excited that there are four previous books as there’s just more in this series to explore. Thanks!

  11. says

    I read on another blog that the cover model is none other than Jed Hill, the same guy whose hot male torso is on The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton. I’m pretty sure this guy will go down in romance novel history as one of the hottest male cover models ever! I think I’m going to start me a collection of Jed Hill novels.. I don’t even care if they’re good, I just want to stare at the cover! 😉

  12. winnie says

    I absolutely loved this book too! I have read all of the other I-Team books and needless to say, loved them all as well. But I think this one has definitely become a favourite because I adore both Zach and Natalie and I also really enjoyed having the heroes from those previous books a part of the action in this one too.

    Also really like the cover too of course. I remember reading somewhere on the author’s blog that Jed Hill was an inspiration for Zach and so he was requested to be on the cover.

  13. says

    Now with that cover and your awesome review I think I might have to go stick book one of the series on my list to read! I mean, the cover is yummy and even if you don’t think you need to read the other books in the series to follow along it’s fun to start at book one. :-) I’ve never heard of this author before but it sounds like I really need to check her out.