Breaking Point (Troubleshooters #9)
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Breaking Point (Troubleshooters #9)

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Uncommon valor in the line of duty and unconditional devotion in the name of love are the salient qualities of the daring men and women who risk it all in the heart-pounding thrillers of New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann. Crafted with precision and power, her characters come alive with a depth of emotion few writers have achieved. Now, with Breaking Point...more
Paperback, Large Print, 640 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Random House Large Print (first published 2005)
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Shawna
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Robin
Okay, Okay. I'm a Max fan. I'm a Jules fan. I'm a Gina fan. So why wasn't this a 5 star book?

Yeah, I don't know either. It just wasn't. The book was good, don't get me wrong. Parts of it were extraordinary, actually. The plot was great, although the reasoning behind it was a little weak for me. I didn't buy it after a certain point.

The action was great, although it was a little too unlikely.

Jules as Max was wonderful. More than meets the eye, definitely. He can be just as Max-esque as Max, an...more
Miriam
As often in this series, Brockmann includes two romantic pairings. More frequently she will resolve a storyline from an earlier book while introducing an additional pairing that may or may not be resolved in the same book (some particularly fraught relationships need several books to work things out). In this case, both stories began several books (and several elapsed year of fictional time) earlier, with Molly and Grady upstaging the heroes Ken and Savannah in Out of Control and Max repeatedly...more
Wendy F
I feel terrible! I feel terrible that I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as I was hoping to.

I have been waiting and waiting for the Jones/Molly and Max/Gina book, but (for me) it just didn't live up to my anticipation. The first 60% of this installment was done mostly in flashbacks and it was like you were in a never ending prologue. Then, somewhere around the 60% mark all the action picked up, and it was harder to stop reading but... there wasn't an opportunity to really get into it.

I thi...more
Contrarius
Brockmann seems to have run out of both moral lessons and WWII stories in this installment of the series. I haven't been reading every book in the series, but this is the first I've come across so far that hasn't had both a big overriding "point" and a WWII subplot to emphasize that point.

Without those elements, this is a less interesting, and more typical, action-adventure-romance story. There's nothing particularly fascinating here -- although we do get to know one of the most interesting rec...more
Kath
I got this audiobook and got through the first CD before I realized there was a back story (by checking out Amazon). I then went back and read books 2-6 in this series. If you don't at least read books 3 and 4, you'll be missing out on Max and Gina's (book 3) and Jones and Molly's (book 4) story. You'll also get some background on Jules, who shows up a lot in this series. As a bonus you'll see the Sam and Alyssa story in books 2 - 6. (which is AMAZING)

This was a great audio listen and I found th...more
Michelle
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PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
3.5stars really
Took a little for me to get into because I am not a fan for flashbacks. While this read didn’t contain true flashbacks it was the jumps in time that didn’t work for me. That being said, this read takes us to the early days of Max at the Bureau and shows us their tumultuous relationship to bring us up to date, when a report that Gina has been killed is brought to Max’s attention. As he goes off to claim her body he finds things are not as they seem. Ex-SEAL Jones’ romance with Moll...more
Andrea Hussey
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Tara
In this book we see Max & Gina's relationship such as it's been since the Sam/Alyssa book. We also revisit Molly & Jones from the WIldcard book, and we get a little Jules, which is never enough.

Sigh. I think I've grown tired of Suzanne Brockmann's heroines. Or maybe it's just me. I'm just not feeling the love between the main characters in these books lately. In this case it feels like Gina pushed Max until he finally relented. A lot of the book is them just rehashing the same old argum...more
Isis FG
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Natasha Keohuloa
So I have finally finished this book. I guess it took me awhile because of my crazy busy schedule but alot had to do with the first half of the book. I was already tired of hearing how Max screwed up things between him and Gina and how he believed that pushing her away was the right thing to do. I wanted someone to kick some sense into his stubborn head. For a real smart FBI negotiator, he really sucked when it came to his personal life. As for Gina, I liked her. She is far more mature than the...more
Miraphora
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Mareli
I really suffered through the whole book. I hate, hate, hate when the hero and the heroine are separated and in this book, both my heroines were far, far like the other side of the world far, from their men (and rescuers!).

But on the other hand, seeing Max and Jules work together was wonderful!

The book begins with Max and Jules flying to Germany, because they had to recognize Gina corpse, dead in an explosion, before sending her back to her family. Only that Gina corpse is not where it's expect...more
Sueij
One of my least favorite TS books, although Brockmann writes so well that even my less-favorites are always included in a series re-read.

This is finally Max and Gina's book but it's told in a crazy time-hopping manner that shows Suz's skill as a writer but doesn't appeal to me personally. A number of things don't actually: Max's desperate need to push Gina away, Gina's personal style (I just don't get the sense she and I would be friends, so I don't feel as invested in her journey), even Molly a...more
Cheryl Meares
This book had me going. Max and Gina who you first met in Gone Too Far are so in love, but Max is determined to push her away. When he finds out that Gina is killed in a terrorist attack he along with FBI agent Jules Cassidy run to the rescue deteremined to find out what happened.

You'll love this book too. You'll also see Jones and Molly again who you first met in Out of Control.

Sexy, lots of action, great characters with lots of personality. If you read any of the Troubleshooters series you MUS...more
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I’d been waiting to read this book for ages as I love, adore, worship Molly and Jones and after reading the start of Gina and Max‘s story in the third book, I’ve been so looking forward to their story, so I was jumping up and down with happiness when I realised they were both going to be in the same book. Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. I have to say, the story definitely lived up to my hopes and expectations. I really loved it.

We got to know Max and Gina a lot more in this book and,...more
Silvia Marcaurelio
Primo libro che leggo di questa autrice, scopro facendo un po’ di ricerca su internet che questa collana sta iniziando in Italia con il piede sbagliato. Stanno uscendo i libri ma non in ordine cronologico, classico delle case editrici italiane, chissà perché poi. La storia è quella di Max Baghat, agente FBI freddo come una macchina, un vero duro di quelli che non si lasciano corrompere da nulla e nessuno, che si innamora, suo malgrado, di Gina Vitagliano, una ragazza molto più giovane di luPrii...more
Xfbc
Oh, boo hoo hoo. This book had me crying in the end. A happy cry, but still a cry. Max you surprised me.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's not one of my favs, but a very good read.

Jules: Fav character along with Sam Starrett!!!I loved how Jules was there for Max....by his side as his friend even when Max didn't know he needed someone to lean on. Jules had Max's back upon first seeing Morant in room with his beat up boss. He, without hesitation, took command and control when Max passed the torc...more
Lea
I was really expecting this to be a quick thriller to read on vacation, but it got really bogged down in all the relationship crap, especially towards the end. No wonder men drop women for talking too much about their relationship! I literally skipped over all the stupid relationship dialogue. The author should have left it out and focused more on a good, complex story.
Angela
While this book tells an interesting and potentially compelling story--the first half of the book is told in a series of confusing, difficult to follow, and in my opinion unnecessary flashbacks by the author. Once the story reaches the mid-point and is told completely in the present tense voice it's a decent read.
Carie Mari
I really wanted to love this book. Again, the plot is fantastic and the writing is great, but Max's resistance to Gina, although moral and wonderful, just struck me the wrong way. This has one star only because of my own personal issues with the plot and not because of a bad plot.
Jae
Glad to see Max and Gina get their happy ending, heh, but found the flashbacks difficult to follow. Where in the previous books, the flashbacks dealt with the secondary or tertiary love stories of the WWII vets, here it felt clunky and filler-ish. I'd have preferred memory sequences rather than timeline jumping. Gina and Max's troubled history was already established in the previous books, and while I appreciated getting to know them a bit better, the book was overly long.

I'm kind of over this...more
April
I have been reading the Troubleshooters series on and off for about 4 years. I always like the idea of SEALs and former SEALs falling in love. However, I am confused about why they all fall for the same woman. I think that Brockmann should be applauded for writing strong woman characters, however, she's really written one and recycled her through 8 books. Successful? Check. Sexy? Check. Emotionally unavailable? Check. They come in different shapes and sizes, but all of them act the same when in...more
Brenda Margriet
I've read some SB, and while I enjoy her writing there's only so much hunky alpha men I can take, so I tend to spread them out.

Really enjoyed this one. Max is a legendary FBI leader. Gina is 20 years younger than him and has been in love with him for years, every since he helped her when she was part of a hijacked airplane rescue. Their storyline has travelled through a number of SB's books, but you don't really need it for this one.

The timeline flips all over the place for the first half of the...more
Chris
It was a great book! I loved to see Max and Gina. I was kind of worried about the flashbacks, but it all worked out nicely.
Leea
Review to come... I have to say that this book was lacking the one thing I wanted... More Max and Gina. It was frustrating.
Carol
I've been out of commission for the last week. While being very sick in the hospital, my husband saw I had checked out a couple audio books and brought them so I could have something to do. I'm ashamed to say I picked this book up. The fundamentals of the story are very good, and discuss the freedoms our country enjoy, but what warfare and the effects of it are very interesting. On the flip side, there was some very serious romance, and tons of sex scenes, that I certainly didn't need. Overall o...more
LaFleurBleue
I expected better from this book which disappointed me for several things.
First, it's awfully slow to start, with like 4 different story lines in parallel, 3 of whom flashback to different periods - and those last until almost half of the book. Regarding Max and Gina's past, I felt there was not much new that I did not already remember from previous books, so that also contributed to my feeling of boredom.
Then, what deeply irritated me was several misconceptions about Indonesia and the totally t...more
Jessi
The story of Max Bhagat and Gina Vitagliano is probably my favorite in the Trouble Shooter series. I think it's because Gina is so strong and knows what she wants, even if it is a man who is twenty-one years her senior. The characters were introduced in the fourth book of the series when Gina was in a hostage situation and Max was the negotiator. Over and above the age gap, Max listened and watched as Gina was horribly beaten and raped. They have seen each other since then, most notably a stretc...more
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

Published since 1993, Suzanne is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in suspense romanc...more
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“Mol, it's not probably nothing if they fucking want you to go to Germany."
She winced, and he turned to the people-mostly women- who were filling most of those waiting room seat.
"Excuse me. This doctor thinks my wife, whom I love more than life, has breast cancer, so I'm going to say fuck probably about ten more times. Is that okay with all of you?”
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“I love quick,” Gina said. “And come on, I’m getting jealous here. Was it zero sex last year for you,
too?”
“Yes,” he admitted. “I love you, you weren’t there—what was I going to do?”
“Are you actually embarrassed, ” she asked, “because you weren’t some kind of man-ho and—”
“No,” Max said. “I’m embarrassed that it took me an entire fucking year and a half and the worst scare
of my life to figure out that I can’t live without you.”
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