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(The Breaking Point #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  2,052 ratings  ·  338 reviews
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home.

Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she
296 pages
Published August 7th 2018
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Erin This is really the only book in the series that you need to read the other books prior. Booker and Karsen have a lot of history that you need to read …moreThis is really the only book in the series that you need to read the other books prior. Booker and Karsen have a lot of history that you need to read in order to really understand where they are at in this one. You’d be pretty lost picking this one up first. (less)

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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

🙌5 stars🙌

I don't know where to start my review with Respect, I fall in love with this story from the beginning and I didn't want this to end.It was addictive,emotional and intense.


Booker broke Karsen's heart in the past and now they meet again.Things isn't as Karsen thought and they have consent time together.They have so many feeling for each other and they try for things to work for them while dealing with other things that bothering them.I can't ev
This was the final book in The Breaking Point series... of course author’s always save the best for last!!! Booker was introduced in the first series about the Point, and he had a sixteen year old girl who was totally in love with him... even was his boss’s step-sister... in other words; a no fly zone!!! Booker was a bad ass; but he did have morals, so he never touched her!

Fast forward to many years later and we end up with a story about the girl who is all grown up, and my favourite
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was anxiously awaiting Karsen and Booker since they featured in Race’s story. I thoroughly enjoyed it not only for what it was, but for what it wasn’t. Not only was the story very true to the main characters, flaws and all, but it also showed a different dynamic to Race and Brysen. It wasn’t a flattering view. It straight up shows the ugly. However, it humanized them and although Race has always been my least favorite of that story line, it made him all the more real to me.

Karsen and Booker w
Aug 08, 2018 rated it liked it

"Letting Karsen into my life was the first time some of the shadows that owned me had been chased away."

Respect was an okay read for me. There was nothing that really stood out or made this story exceptional in my opinion. I did love Jay's writing style, it was really easy to read and it had a great flow. The story just felt a bit unfinished. The majority of the story was spend on the road to home, and it was okay at the start but it got a bit monotone after a while. I even started skipping sex
Captain Butterfly
May 06, 2016 marked it as to-read
Karen Mc
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.
~ R. Queen

I love books bathed in darkness with a sliver of light, as they dig deeply into the depths of hell but somehow find a bit of heaven. Jay Crownover is a mix master of black, shadowy stories that still shine like gold. This master storyteller makes you love the 'baddest' of bad boys in her powerful series called The Point and The Breaking Point where the men who sway from criminals to heroes, the boyfriends that mothers would hide
“Other people see the Point as this awful place full of crime and terrible people. To me, it was always home. It’s where I felt the safest and most loved.”

I’m just feeling all kinds of emotions right now. It’s always such a bittersweet feeling when one of your favorite series comes to an end—it’s so exciting to finally see where everyone’s at at this point, but it also hurts my heart something fierce to say goodbye. I’ve loved this group of intense and possessive criminals, and stron
"I was powerless where she was concerned, and for the first time in my life, I was okay with that.”

Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book.

Although I’m actually not surprised that I did. I’ve been wanting Karsen and Booker’s story ever since seeing them in Better When He’s Bold and after months and months (technically years) of waiting, Jay gave us their story and did it perfectly. It had redemption, and heartache, and action, and romance, and you'll be surprised by all that happens in this book and with these characters. If you've loved this world and have been waiting forever for this book, you truly will not
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finally Booker and Karsen's story! I have been waiting for this for so long! Yes, there is an age difference and she was young in the beginning of the series, but I always thought it was handled very well. And I think the author did a good job of balancing all the factors to make their story work.

Everyone thought Karsen just had a crush on the big, bad enforcer, Booker. They wrote it off as puppy love and her family was determined to make her leave the Point and go to college and find something
Isabella - SnooRegrets
3.5 stars

Unfortunately I just couldn‘t quite get into this one. First the premise of the book is already a little hard for me, I don‘t like to read about this kind of betrayal.
And second I had a big problem with how the heroine was all bark and no bite. There were a lot of passages were she is described as a fighter and badass and whatever and where threats were thrown around, but she did basically nothing at all. Throughout the whole book. And since I loved Key from book one, a badass who ear
Jennifer Wolfel
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I feel like I have been waiting a lifetime for this book! Ever since reading Better When He's Bold, I have been waiting for Booker and Karsen's story. If you know anything bout Jay's books they are never for the light hearted and they aren't for the weak. The stories of the men and women of The Point have a level depravity to them but the one thing that they have in spades is loyalty, family and love.

When Booker and Karsen first meet she's obviously off limits. She's underage and she's also the
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m crying. 😭

Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1018
I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Blog tour on 15/8.

One of my most favorite and anticipated couple's of the Point series finally got their story! I loved Booker and Karsen and how they tried to fight for their attraction, even loving each other despite the cruel and hard world of the Point.

The plot grips you from the start and quickly you have a scorching relationship with truths revealed and enemies lurking in the corner.

Jay Crowover deliver an amazing ending to this series,
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Respect by Jay Crownover is a sexy bold suspenseful romance that was brimming with so much intensity and yet had that raw emotional punch of love, yearning, and forgiveness that keeps readers like myself addicted. Karsen and Booker’s story was one that instantly demanded your attention right off the opening pages. It consumed you as you can’t help but be transfixed with their flawed, broken relationship. But most importantly, it was real
Bex |
★★ 4.5 stars! ★★

It’s been a long time coming for Booker and Karsen’s story, but it is finally here–and OMG it was well worth the wait! Jay Crownover does not disappoint and brings every bit of the delectable tension, explosive chemistry, and life-endangering drama you would expect from the characters of The Point. Long story short, it was SO worth the wait!

Karsen has always been the ‘little sister’ of the series, delegated to off-limits status where Booker is concerned. After having her heart br
Renee Entress
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Honor (The Breaking Point, #1)
Dignity (The Breaking Point #2)

This is Karsen and Booker’s story. Karsen was in love with Booker but he broke not only her heart but her. She fled and has stayed away for years. Now that she is back she comes face to face with Booker. Can she see the differences within him? Will she be able to forgive him
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is a reason Jay Crownover is one of my most favorite go to authors!!!
I love how she brings real types of people to her fictional character. We get all the feels and HEA's we want in a book with the grit and raw attitude of real life. She says it like it is but doesn't take away the hope and the notion that everyone wants love.
Being that this is the end to the Point crew (I'm really sad about that), I really enjoyed how Crownover tied up all the stories of all the characters. They have bee
Lynsey A
I've been looking forward to this book for awhile. I've been dying to read about Karsen and Booker since they were introduced together. Imagine my surprise when I got to the end of the book and Jay mentioned she hadn't planned on putting them together or writing a book about them. Basically because of the age difference when they met. I'm glad she did, though. She couldn't tease us with them and not deliver (even if she didn't mean to). :)

I did enjoy the book but it felt tainted by the old "he d
Kelly (the book hussy)
"I knelt at her knees knowing I would follow her anywhere she wanted to lead me. I would battle every single dragon she asked me to slay. I wasn’t much of a white knight; my armor was beyond rusted and ruined. However, I knew there was no one who would give as much, or go to the lengths I would go, in order to keep her safe. She might be the princess of the Point, but she was the Queen, the undeniable ruler, of my crooked and shady heart."

3.5 Stars

I feel like I’ve been waiting for Booker and K
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the Point novel we have been waiting for! We had to wait for Karsen to grow up, but she does not disappoint with her attitude, her determination, and her drive to get her life in order.

Booker had been charged with protecting Karsen, and her crush on his was well-known. But he didn’t want to hold her back in the Point when she was meant for more. She was so much younger, he never imagined her feelings ran so deep or that they would have such far reaching consequences.

Karsen has long been
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
Respect is a little bittersweet for me as I have been DYING for Karsen and Booker's story since we met then in Better When He's Bold. Omg did I want their story and that need and want just got more intense as the storylines progressed from Honor to Dignity and now Respect. Respect was absolutely brilliant and everything I loved about a Jay Crownover book and yet I am so sad that it is over. This series is just one of those things that literally came out of nowhere. I wasn't expecting it yet I kn ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel like I waited for this book forever. It is bittersweet always when there is an ending of a series.
And every time when I saw an "old" character appear I was so excited, especially Bax, he is still one of my favorites ever and certainly favorite character by Jay.

I'm saying a goodbye to the Point and all of the amazing characters in it. This was very special place. Dark, raw, cruel. I leave you all with the happy end you deserve.

Thank you!
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Noah Freaking Booker Stars!

I cannot believe this story was almost not written! I’m sad that it’s the end of this series, but THIS is the couple, I needed to read about the most. RESPECT, is by far the best story of this series...and I love Jay Crownover, all the more for making it happen, despite having her publishing company not backing it. She listens to her fans, and more than delivered on this one!

I’m telling you when I read Booker’s back story, I felt like I’d been kicked in the guts! 😭
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance, audio-book
I found myself super pissed at Booker at the start of this one. Hated that he did that to Karsen. Turns out things aren't as they seemed and there are other people to be pissed at. I was glad that when Karsen learned the truth she let those people know just what she thought of their actions. They deserved getting strip ripped out of their ass.

I loved that when Booker decided that he was going after Karsen he didn't hold anything back from her, a huge thing because his past was horrible. I liked
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Jay Crownover is a master with her words y'all and this entire Breaking Point series has been absolutely fantastic and on point with every book and every couple. Sexy. Suspenseful. Intense. Breathtaking. Jay creates the best worlds that you can't help but get lost in and the most irresistible, unforgettable characters.

Respect is the third in this series and I've been patiently waiting for this story...waiting for Booker and Karsen to get the spotlight and give it another go and let me te
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ aka Barbara
Sad to see the end of this darkish series....I really enjoyed the characters and the edge of darkeness. I hope JC carries this on in a new series which was kinda hinted at in the epilogue :)

Ok...I have a confession....I'm a huge Kristen Ashley fan as well as Jay Crownover...and I admit when Karsen had her troubles in Colorado...I kept waiting for Booker to contact Lee Nightingale or Hawk or Knight for some help...the books would have crossed over nicely and it would have been neat to have the c
Crystal N
Wanted to like it more.
4.5 stars
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.5/5

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Jay Crownover is the International and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point and Breaking Point Series, and the Loveless, Texas series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her aw ...more

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