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Crashing Back Down: A Military Romance by [Mazzola, Kristen Hope]
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"Kristen Hope Mazzola wrote a fantastic debut novel that tells a beautiful yet sad story of love and loss. Readers will love the characters, the emotional story, but also fun times they share together in the book." - Jessica's Book Review
 
"A truly sad emotional, heartbreaking read." - Kitty Kats Crazy About Books Book Blogger
 
 "I have to applaud Kristen for tackling such a deep, dark theme for her debut novel. Losing a loved one and trying to recover isn't an easy task. It's a perilous journey, one that I think Kristen succeeded in telling." - Thomas R. Manning, Author of Energize
 
 "It's hard to review this, because it would be too easy to give it all away.  Just know this is a great story.  The writing is excellent and the characters are loveable. Walker is someone I'd love to snuggle up to!!" - Robin from Book Reads and Reviews book blog
 
 "Beautifully written, beautifully told, beautifully thought out. Lovely piece of work!" - Sue and Her Books
 
"It's a captivating story of loss, love and emerging from the darkest hours in a person's life. " - I Feel the Need, the Need to Read Book Blog

From the Author

Thank you so much for reading the Crashing Series. I appreciate the time you spend allowing me to entertain you through my books. I genuinely hope you enjoy Crashing Back Down! If you do, please consider leaving a review! Reviews help authors!
A portion of all my royalties from the Crashing Series is donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

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  • File Size: 389 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Publication Date: January 16, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GG1KREQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Crashing Back Down is the first book in the Crashing series by Kristen Hope Mazzola. I knew just by reading the synopsis I had to read this book because it was going to be emotional. I couldn't wait to dive in!

Crashing Back Down is told in the point of view of Mags; a 24 year-old widow who just lost her husband nearly a year ago in an accident while he was serving our country. The prologue starts with a scene of Mags meeting her future husband, Randy and his best friend Walker at a college party. Chapter one begins with Mags trying to cope with being a young widow and losing the love of her life. It was heartbreaking to read the scenes of Mags mourning over Randy, it was just so sad. I can't even imagine what she must have been going through.

Mags has a ton of support systems around her; her best friend Cali, her in-laws who she is extremely close to, and even her mother who loves her daughter in her own special way. Then there is Walker. Walker was Randy's best friend, he is there for Mags in every way and watches over his best friend's wife. As time moves on Mags and Walker get closer and closer. Mags begins to have feelings for him and starts feeling Walker feels the same way toward her. There was an attraction between the two since day one but now their friendship is beginning to turn into a lot more and the line is finally crossed.

There is a long build-up for the two. Most of the book is about Mag trying to deal with losing Randy and how much her life has changed since then. I love their group of friends and the memories they share throughout the book. They sound like they had a lot of fun in college! I wanted Mags and Walker to get together... they would get so close but something would happen sending them two steps back.
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To be honest I don't read books in the New Adult / Romance genres, but occasionally I like to stray away from my comfort zone and try something new. Crashing Back Down tells the story of Margaret "Mags" McManus, who marries her college love and doesn't get to live happily ever after when a military accident makes her a widow. Now she lives alone, and her only comfort is that of her friends, especially Walker, her late husband's best friend. If you enjoy New Adult or Romance, or you're just looking to put your feet in the waters of the genres, I think you'll really enjoy this book.

I have to applaud Kristen for tackling such a deep, dark theme for her debut novel. Losing a loved one and trying to recover isn't an easy task. It's a perilous journey, one that I think Kristen succeeded in telling. Throughout the book we see Mags trying to get her life back together. In certain chapters you'll read about her feeling better, starting to feel like herself again, but then the memories come crashing down and leaving her terrified and depressed. Kristen wrote the character very well. I certainly felt happy whenever I read about Mags getting back on her feet, but then felt bad for her when she broke down. It's always a compliment to the author when they are able to convey the emotions of the character to the reader.

I felt that the characters and dialogue were all very sharp. Each character had a face to me, their own unique personality, and no discussions between them felt forced or unnatural. The story is a winding road of anger, happiness, sadness, and love, with twists and turns you won't see coming.
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This is the debut novel of Kristen Hope Mazzola and Crashing Back Down has sat on my TBR list for some time. I finally got to read it and I was pleasantly surprised by the content and story line. Poor Mags is shattered at the loss of her husband and even more wary of her feelings for his best friend, Walker. The further you move into the story you notice that their feelings blossom and Mags soon understands that Walker has always had feelings for her. A tough pill to swallow when it feels like a betrayal to her dead husband!

Walker has some issues of his own, which only come to light at the end of the book thus following into her next book in the series, Falling Back Together. I have a feeling Walker is dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt as well. You'll have to read to find out more! Give it a shot! I think you'll look forward to Kristen's next book as much as I do.
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‘Crashing Back Down’ is a contemporary romance novel about a woman named Mags who faces the future as a young widow in her twenties after her husband Randy dies in an overseas military accident. Mags finds solace in the company of her late husband’s best friend, Walker, who also served in the military with Randy. ‘Crashing Back Down’ is an unconventional love triangle with Mags at the base. Her heart is torn between two loves: Walker and the memory of her late husband. Mags initially dismisses Walker as a love interest because of his promiscuity, but she craves his presence. She's attracted to his muscles, sensitivity and tattoos. She notices when Walker’s friendly kisses linger on her cheek or when a glint of lust flickers between them. She experiences twinges of jealousy when other women aim their attention at Walker. The author Mazzola effectively builds the anticipation of the inevitable first time when the couple expresses their desires for each other, but it doesn’t happen quite like you’d expect. When the relationship with Walker starts transitioning from friendship to romance, Mags worries about betraying the memory of her husband. While her attraction to Walker is undeniable, her conscience is troubled. For example, after a passionate scene with Walker, her first thoughts are: ‘I felt dirty, like a cheater, a whore.’ ‘Crashing Back Down’ succeeds because Mazzola makes her own decision not to back down from baring the raw emotions battering Mags' heart. Mazzola exposes the reader to all of the unfiltered confusion, doubt, guilt, impulsiveness, love and passion coursing through Mags’ veins. Mags shares her feelings so completely that they transform Walker into a full-bodied, three-dimensional character every bit as complex and flawed as Mags herself.Read more ›
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