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Crashing Back Down: A Military Romance Kindle Edition
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For the first half of this book I was not honestly sure how I felt about it. But by the time I finished I had enjoyed reading it.
Mags is a war widow, losing her young husband Randy before they could even properly start to enjoy married life. Being so young she struggles to cope, and shuts herself away from everyone who cares about her. It is her way of dealing with the loss.
Walker was Randy's best friend. He feels he owes it to Randy to look out for his widow. He takes that job seriously.
But neither Mags or Walker could have predicted they would develop feelings for each other. They fight it as much as they can, both believing they would be betraying Randy's memory if they got together.
I didn't like the fact that the characters tended to drink a lot. I mean they drunk to forget, they drunk to enjoy themselves, they drunk just for the hell of it at times.
It just put me off for some reason.
The ending kind of comes out of the blue. It was such a shocker which I did not see coming. If I'm totally honest it was the ending which brought up my rating a little.
As much as I may not have loved the book, I do want to read the sequel as I am interested in seeing where the story goes and what happens to the characters.
When I first started reading Crashing Back Down, I wasn't sure I was going to actually like the story. I put this down to the fact that I usually read Fantasy books. I did find myself getting more absorbed as the book went on.
Mags McManus is a 24 year old widow whose husband was killed while he was serving in the military. The prologue provides some glimpses into Mags college years and shows us how and where she met Randy, whom she starts dating and goes on to marry. The first chapter catches up with Mags as she lies in her bed, drowning in grief. When Mags decides that she that she needs to drag herself back together, she has a good support network around her: her mother, her best friend Cali, Randy's best friend Walker and Randy's parents.
Mags' feelings for Walker start to change and she finds herself attracted to him more and more. Judging by Walker's reactions and responses, it's clear he also has growing feelings for Mags too. Guilt swamps them both as they feel they are betraying Mags' dead husband Randy.
At first you'd think this is your run of the mill love story but it comes with a dark twist that will have you gasping in disbelief.
Did I like this book? I liked the story and the idea behind it. Did I like the characters? I have to admit, I am not Mags' greatest fan. I didn't like how she treated her mother. Mags just seemed to lose her temper too easily with her and I didn't like that. Maybe I'm being too picky.
I was engrossed in the story and when I got to the end I was like "nooooooo!!!!!" because I do want to know what happens now that Walker's secret is out. I want to know does Mags turn to the bottle again as she seems to do so often (she drinks when she's relaxing at home, she drinks on girlie days out with Cali, she drinks on her nights out with her friends)
3.5 stars for a good story. I dropped 1.5 stars because I wasn't fond of the characters and couldn't connect with them.
Mags was great, with everything she went through after what happened to Randy. She got her feelings in order and started to rebuild her life. I could never understand what she was going through but the author captured it perfectly and it broke my heart.
Sweet Cali, brilliant BFF to Mags and nothing got past her, she was loyal and there for Mags throughout everything, good and bad.
Walker....!! Oh my!! Good looks, Muscles!! TATTOOS!! I can barely form a sentence thinking about him hehe. But then theres secrets that was never ment to be revealed, Walker was broken, messed up, guilty!!
Walker - "I want you, I've wanted you, just please don't let me screw this up."
This story was a mixture of romance, grief, happiness, sadness and shocking all at the same time, I didnt know how I was going from crying one minute to sitting there with a goofy grin from ear to ear the next! It was brilliant, I fell in love with the story, even though it was a mixture of emotions, it was beautifully wrote.
I am looking forward to reading future books by Kristen Hope Mazzola, especially the prequel and sequel to the Crashing Series :-)
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review (Making Connections - New Adult Edition)
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