Friday, June 27, 2014

Breaking Down by: Calista Smith Blog Tour with Review


 Raquel, "Rocky" as her friends call her, is an introverted girl, on the brink of turning eighteen. Having already been dealt a bad hand recently, her life gets even more complicated when her parent's divorce forces her to relocate with her mom to the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She will be facing her senior year in a new high school. Fortunately Natalia, her best friend since birth, will be there. It's the one thing keeping Rocky from completely going off the deep end.

She plans to stay focused on her future, which includes trying to join the Peace Corps. Then in walks Dante. He's cocky, handsome, well-built, popular and so not her type. She is determined to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is someone prying into her past. Dante loves a challenge though, and when his relentless pursuit captures her attention, she just can't stop herself from falling for him. They soon realize that things aren't always what they seem and find themselves forging an intense bond. But when life continues to hand them obstacle after obstacle, can their new found love help save her or will she finally find herself Breaking Down?

Breaking Down (The Breaking Series, book one)

Overall Rating 5+ Stars (Should be 10)

            So I got this book as part of Calista’s Blog tour and O.M.G, I’m so glad I signed up for this tour. This author is brilliant and very talented. It is her debut novel and I was not disappointed at all. I was quite intrigued on page one, then I start to read chapter after chapter and I was not able to put this book down. I was quite pleased with the author’s writing style.
            Raquel (Rocky) at the beginning of the book was going through something horrible, something a teen should never have to go through. It broke my heart. So she start new at another school, where she meets Dante. At first I really didn’t like him, but after I kept reading I fell in love with him. Raquel and Dante start a on again off again relationship. This romance is not what you expect. It is not all roses and hearts, the romance is a heart breaking one. They go through so much together, and by the end of the book all you want to do is smack Raquel. About the last 20% of this book I UGLY CRIED!! This book ripped my heart in half. I just can’t wait until the next book, because I really want to know what will happen with these characters. The secondary characters are AMAZING!! Nat, Aidan, and Val you will fall in love with them also.
            This book is the best book I’ve read in a LONG time, it was definitely a page turner, and I promise you this book is a MUST read. It will have you laughing and crying all at the same time. Yes some part will have you pissed off as well. In my opinion this book deserves more than 5 stars. Hats off to a brand new author who will definitely surprise you and make you fall in love with her as well!! Thank you Calista for writing this amazing book.


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Author Bio:

Calista is a born/raised Cali girl who recently relocated to TX. She is happily married to her very best friend whom she shares four children with. She is currently working on her first series, The Breaking Series. The first book in the series, Breaking Down, is set to release June 21st. When she isn't reading, or writing, you can find her spending time with her family. She loves coffee, chocolate, and CrossFit.




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