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Crashing Back Down by [Mazzola, Kristen Hope]
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Length: 214 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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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.***

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3311 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GG1KREQ
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Brilliant 1 March 2014
By Marci (Soul of the Single Lady) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Kristen Mazzola's, "Falling Back Down" is the first book in her Crashing Down series. It is a story of a young widow, Mags McManus, who is trying to cope with the loss of her husband Randy. She has an amazing support system- his family, her friends, and Walker, who is his best friend. They seem to bond over their grieving and with much guilt and apprehension Mags discovers she's in love with him. OMG, what an emotional read! But I loved it all. You really feel for Mags having to deal with loss, love, and guilt at such young age. Kristen has done an amazing job with "Crashing Back Down", which ends with a major cliffhanger so I am waiting for book two with bated breath... Lol! I haven't cried this much reading a book before reading this one, but you feel to emotionally connected with Mags. That's the work of an amazing author. I loved this book and recommend to all. She's deserving of this 5 star review.
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked the story because of Walker and not so much Mags 10 March 2016
By Michelle - Published on Amazon.com
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3.5-4 stars. Mags met her future husband Randy while she was in college. Unfortunately, Randy dies while on a military mission after being married for only 2 months and Mags is left to grieve his loss. The one person who keeps coming around to check on her his Randy's best friend, Walker. It's obvious right from the beginning that Walker is a great friend and doesn't give up on Mags. He's got a reputation for not wanting to settle down by not having any serious relationships and keeps his upbringing and family life private.

Mags' suffering is relatable and real. She isn't thinking about moving on or trying to be happy with Randy gone. Walker misses him a lot, too, and together, through their shared mutual loss, Mags and Walker become best friends. There's an interesting story in here, but I struggled a little bit with Mags because she did a lot of pushing and pulling with Walker and it seemed like she was stringing him along.

As for Walker, there's more than meets the eye. He's clearly got a tortured past and is hiding something, aside from his feelings for Mags. I liked how he was there for Mags no matter what and waited patiently for her. However, given Walker's personality, I was surprised by how frequently he'd have tears in his eyes not related to Randy's death, but due to Mags rejecting him. The whole story is in Mags' POV so by the end, there's a little snippet that gives more insight to Walker and because he's still a mystery to me, I'm interested to learn more about him and why he made the decisions that he did that led to the circumstances that have transpired in the present day.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Intrigued 19 April 2014
By A.C. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Crashing Back Down"... Couldn't Put It Down! 30 June 2014
By Sabrina S. - Published on Amazon.com
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"Crashing Back Down" is a great read! It truly pulls you in and it is impossible to put down! Mags is such an endearing character, and you root for her the entire way! It is so easy to connect to this emotional story! As I am a UCF alum and a member of Greek life, I found this story even more relatable! I would definitely recommend this book and I CANNOT wait to read "Falling Back Together"! This is a great start for new author, Kristen Mazzola, and she obviously has a promising future!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gutwrenching, Emotional Read! 1 March 2014
By Taryn Lee's Book Blog - Published on Amazon.com
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My Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars

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.

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Read by Taryn Lee on February 17, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on February 26, 2014

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