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Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)

byKristen Hope Mazzola

ETA: May 20, 2014

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“I don’t know if it’s fate, coincidence, or my curse, but I’m still breathing, and my breaths are for you.”
Mags McManus is far from a normal woman in her mid twenties. Being a war widow, a business professional, and a brokenhearted train wreck only skims the surface of the layers of who Margret McManus truly is. Waking up in a hospital bed, alone and confused, Mags once again has to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. With her best friends by her side, Mags slowly starts to learn the answers she so desperately longs for. But is everything going to continue to spiral out of control? Or is there a light at the end of this dark, twisting tunnel where all the broken pieces can finally fall back together?
A portion of all royalties from Kristen’s Crashing Series are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.
**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***
{{ Please note: this is the second book in the Crashing Series, and should be read after Crashing Back Down }}
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5 Pennies

In the first book in the series we meet Mags (Margaret) she met and married the love of her life, her college sweetheart.  He joined the service and Mags became a widow in her 20s.  During this book we see the struggles that Mags faces trying to come back from the dark place of losing her husband.  She has a great support system of college friends, Cali, Mitch and Walker.  She also lives down the street from her in-laws.  Throughout the book we were able to see Mags beginning to revive her life and learn that it is ok to live even after losing a loved one.  There are many tragedies that occur during this time with her therapist and Walker, but things seem to be coming together and she and Walker are growing closer.  Until she finds his journal and everything comes crashing down.

This is where book two Falling back together begins.  With Mags trying to except and understand exactly what happened to Randy and Walker, and why did Walker just leave her when he promised he would never hurt her again.  This book is a roller coaster of emotions and tragedies that kept me on the edge of my seat.  Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down.  The emotions and the draw between Mags and Walker were so undeniable but they had so many hurdles to overcome.

These books were a great emotionally charged read.  Even though there was quite a bit of tragedy and loss throughout the series, it still was an amazing read.  They had their happy times and Cali and Mags had their crazy girl days.  But through it all the underlying theme was the importance of family and support.  We learned the fact that your family does not have to be your blood; they are the people that are there for you no matter what.

We were able to see what a great family these friends created with each other, Randy’s family, Mags mom and Mitch’s dad.  This book also stressed the fact that it is ok to go on living even when a love one is no longer with us and that it is ok to seek individual or group therapy to help learn to cope with the lose and learn how to go on living.  I loved all the characters of this book and was sad to see it end.  But it is a wonderful story of fate and how things do happen for a reason, you might know why at the time but it all comes together in the end.

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Excerpt
I took fistfuls of his black, long-sleeved, cotton shirt, pulling him as close as I could get him.  I wrapped my legs around his waist and began to kiss as passionately and roughly as I ever had.  I was hungry to taste him again, to feel him again, to simply love him again.
Right then, everything melted away—the fact that we were in the middle of nowhere in a gas station, that I was supposed to hate his guts, that he had a Hyde side of him that was evil and tortured.  In that moment, we were simply us—desperately and madly us.
Walker slowly shoved my jacket from my shoulders and tossed it on the metal chair next to us.  Panting and gripping the hem of my shirt, he pulled away to look in my eyes. “Mags?Are you sure about this.”
I kissed him softly on the cheek. “Let’s just not think for little. Please.”
He nodded and pulled my hips hard into his, letting me feel how ready his body was for me.  I pulled his shirt up over his head, revealing all the gorgeous artwork that covered his chest, shoulders, and arms.  I traced my finger tips from the start of his wrist, following the flow of the inked lines until my fingers were stroking his rigid abs just over his belt buckle.  Walker’s breathing was heavy as he watched me take in the manly beauty before me. Slowly, I started to kiss from his collarbone to his jaw, finally finding his soft, desperate lips.

Crashing Back Down (Crashing, #1)

Also by Kristen Hope Mazzola:
Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)
Publication: November 4th 2013
Crashing Back Down is Kristen Hope Mazzola’s debut into the literary world. It is a New Adult Novel, with hints of contemporary romance and thriller.
Blurb:
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.
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Hi! Thanks for dropping in…
You want to know more about me? Well, let’s see…
I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know.
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Falling Back Together

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