Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Review+Blitz: Crashing Back Down (#1 Crashing) by Kristen Hope Mazzola

Title: Crashing Back Down (#1 Crashing)
Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 4, 2013


Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy's best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.
**18+ for sexual situations, cursing and adult content**
A portion of all royalties from Crashing Back Down are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

Book Review
Crashing Back Down (Crashing, #1)Crashing Back Down by Kristen Hope Mazzola
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book centers around war widow Mags McManus. She married her college sweetheart just a couple months before he deployed with his best friend. We get a lot of grief, anger, and confusion from her. Why would her husband be taken from her? When he's so young? When they had so much to look forward to in life?... These are questions Mags will never get the answer to. But maybe she will get the chance to smile, laugh, and even be happy again. And that's all thanks to Walker, her late Husband's best friend.

Walker is a ray of sun when there's too much fog to see ten feet in front of you. He brings so much hope back to Mags, but Walker's got secrets too. Mags just doesn't know it. This book ends in a major cliffy, so be warned now. It's kind of a typical husband dies, heroine shacks up with the best friend, but something major happens at the end that makes you go Where did that come from?.

Overall, I think this is a a pretty average book for me. I think the ending is what caught my attention out of the whole book, but that's not always the best thing when you're reading a 300 page book. I would have liked to have been sucked in from the first or second chapter, but I really wasn't. I wonder if it was all the grieving that was in the air because I just felt so somber the whole time. I've got mixed feelings about this one. Thats why I'm giving this book  3.5 STARS out of 5 STARS.

Read by Taryn Lee on February 17, 2014
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Author Bio
Kristen Hope Mazzola is an up and coming independent author from sunny South Florida. Crashing Back Down is her debut into the literary world. Kristen is currently working on the rest of her Crashing Series, which will include a sequel, Falling Back Together, and a prequel, Walking Away. She even has a few more tricks up her sleeve, with more characters to introduce and more twists to unravel, so keep your eye on this talented young author!

When Kristen is not driving a pen into paper, she enjoys reading all different genres and fishing. “There is just something so magical about water and the calm it brings to my life,” says Kristen. Even though writing is not her only career she is pursuing, Kristen hopes to one day be a full time writer. Having a day job and a busy life, makes finding time for writing difficult, but anything worthwhile in life is difficult. Loving life, writing, and fishing basically make up her world.

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There is a giveaway for a signed paperback of Crashing Back Down and 2 ebooks

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