Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)
ETA: May 20, 2014
Cover Artist: Cover it! Designs
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.