Review of Pointe of Breaking by Amy Daws and Sarah J Pepper

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Meet socialite, Leo Richards, and  ballerina, Adeline Parker, in this emotional page-turner. hot 

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POINTE Getting screwed over backstage by my married-ex tears my heart into a million tiny pieces. Sitting in the audience at the ballet with my former fling wasn’t my idea of fun.
I live in my pointe shoes, not even my ex can taint my love for ballet. I hate the ballet. This on again/off again crap was getting old. And then my whole world changes when I notice the smoldering gaze… Then I look to the stage, and I can’t take my eyes off…
OF... Leo Richards. Adeline Parker. Concentrating on anything except his sexy…everything, is impossible. Her presence commands my attention…I’ve never experienced this before.
He makes me second-guess everything I’ve ever dreamed about. She makes me question everything I’ve ever known.
Fighting him is a strategic sport—no clothes allowed. All I can think about are her sexy ballerina legs wrapped around me—tutu definitely on.
BREAKING Our scandalous rendezvous is plastered all over NYC’s tabloids. Because of my status in Manhattan, now I’ve dragged her into the limelight.
My ex will stop at nothing to tear us apart. Seriously powerful people forbid me to be with her.
Rumors about his past keep building. I can’t tell her this secret.
When it came to Leo, I only knew the big things. When it came to Adeline, I knew nothing about the little things. But uncovering those things about him [her] may push us past our breaking point.
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From KIMYE to BENNIFER. From BRANGELINA to TOMCAT. Now we introduce to you.....DAPEP. Amy DAws and Sarah J. PEPper. Indie Authors. Best Friends. And now, Co-Authors.

Fun Facts: 1. They both love ranch. Sarah would bathe in it if it didn’t risk an infection. 2. They have little to no boundaries with each other…as became apparent at a book conference in Phoenix. They can’t share the details, but just know it was #MuchTooMuch 3. Sarah actually has a very small amount of ballet experience. 4. Amy once pretended to have ballet experience at church camp so she could get the dance solo. Jesus knew the truth. 5. Sarah has won three dance offs, aside from one. That eleven- year-old haunts her to this day. 6. Sarah & Amy live three minutes apart. And they measure all distance in time. 7. While writing the romantic scenes in Pointe of Breaking, Amy & Sarah couldn’t look each other in the eye. 8. They had no outline for Pointe of Breaking. 9. Amy takes notes in a Hello Kitty notepad. Sarah takes notes in her head. 10. Amy is convinced that Sarah has a folder in her email account labeled “I hate Amy”. Sarah just laughs every time Amy asks her about it…The fact that she’s not denying it hasn’t escaped Amy’s attention.
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Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy's first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake's theme song or stuffing themselves inside children's-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn't do for their little miracle. For more of Amy's work, visit: www.amydawsauthor.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest 5762464Sarah J. Pepper specializes in dark, paranormal romance - think "happy ever after" but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It's in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of - both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit? Get a glimpse inside her head at www.sarahjpepper.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest

Let me just start by saying that I have been so incredibly excited to read this book. Not only is this work written by two of the coolest authors with some of the most original and relatable works I have had the pleasure of reading, but the subject matter is about a ballerina and a really hot guy. I don’t know about you, but I still kind of harbor the want to be a ballerina and I may or may not sometimes attempt some ballet type moves when no one is around. And hot guy because… I also like those.  All of these things put together were what I imagined to be a slam-dunk winner for me.

The first chapter pulled me right into the story with no problem. I went from the sweltering heat of Florida to the backstage area of a performance hall in NYC surrounded by sugar and spice and everything nice, also known as ballerinas. However that lasted all of thirty seconds when Blake, Adeline’s ex shows up. I feel like this scene was supposed to make me uncomfortable to say the least, or at least I hope it was because that is exactly what happened. I found the scenario to be almost cringe-worthy, and I am still not entirely sure if that is how I was supposed to feel. The writing was excellent in this section, so I am almost certain that this was the goal, but for me as a reader it set me on edge and made me a touch skeptical as to where the rest of the book was going.

The plot was very interesting and I enjoyed the journey that each of the characters made. Their background was very well developed and this clearly informed their choices. The construction of each character, whether main or supporting was found solid, and this is something that always makes for an incredible story. I also very much enjoyed the journey that these characters took together. I have always been partial to any stories that feature the performance world, especially the theatrical arts as this is my personal background. I thought that the portrayal of this lifestyle and career choice was very well researched and realistic which is not always the case in books of this genre. I very much appreciated the attention to detail within each aspect of story-telling. Detail was paid to every aspect of the plot, not simply the construction of the characters.

The only downfall of this book was the editing. There were very simple mistakes made throughout that made me sad. This work has the potential to be one of the greats for this genre, but having to make corrections throughout on my own in order to understand the story was distracting to say the least. If this were to be corrected, the story and the work as a whole would be stellar.

Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed the story and it was an easy read, but the flow of the words was severely disrupted by the editorial structure. I adore all of the works of Daws and Pepper and was thrilled to see this collaboration come to fruition. I only hope to see more work by their collective hand to come, as I think they fill a void in the literary world that only they can fill.