Publication date: 20th October 2014
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Amy Porter has had a thing for her twin brother’s best friend since she was a teenager. After being considered “one of the boys” throughout her childhood, he’s the first guy to look at her and see past the tomboy she used to be. Unfortunately, he’s also completely off-limits. She does her best to move on as the years go by, but it’s not until her life takes a drastic turn that she finally accepts the fact that they aren’t meant to be. However, as her world crumbles around her, Nate always seems to be close by to help her pick up the pieces.
Nate Miller knows that Amy is the one girl he can never have. No matter how badly he wants her, he won’t risk destroying his friendship, or the promise he made to look out for her when her brother goes overseas with the Marines. As life continues to get in the way and keep them apart, the only logical choice is to give up… but giving up is the last thing he wants to do.
With so many obstacles stacked up against them, can they find a way to make it work or are they headed for a breakdown?
This is the first book I've read from this author, and I have to say that I'll definitely be checking out her other books! I've been wanting to read them for a while now, but I just kept putting them off for some reason! I also have to admit that I didn't know that this book was a companion to Break Away when I signed up for the Blog Tour, but you can definitely read it as a standalone, as it focuses on secondary characters that appear in Break Away! This book is their story though! I loved this book! There was a lot in it and it developed beautifully! The plot was amazing! I found it hard to put down because I wanted to see what was going to happen next and if the main characters were finally going to admit their feelings for each other! The plot also took place over several years so it was able to develop a lot and have a lot happen in it! The plot was also so beautiful and so cute! It also got seriously steamy at some points, which I loved! I also loved the sexual tension between the two main characters! It was a bit subtle at the start and then it developed as the book did, which I adored! Overall, I loved this book and everything about it! The characters were just as amazing as the plot! Amy was the main female character and she went through a lot in this book! I think she handled it all brilliantly though! She got a few surprises along the way, but she took them in her stride and did the best she could! As I said, this book took place over several years, so I got to see Amy grow a lot as a character, and I loved how she developed! She turned from a normal, everyday teenager into a mature, hard-working woman who would do anything for the people she loved! I loved her! Nate was the main male character and he was so cute and so hot! I just adored Nate! He was such a gentleman and so kind! He also tried to resist his feelings for Amy, and he did for years, but he finally admitted how he really felt to her! I have to admit that I silently rejoiced at this scene lol! It was the scene I had been waiting for lol! Nate just made me fall completely head-over-heels for him in this book! I just loved him! Nate and Amy as a couple were also perfect for each other too, so when they kept resisted their feelings for each other, I sort of wanted to shake them to get them to admit how they really felt lol! I loved that this book was written from both Amy and Nate's point of views! It really helped me see how much love the two characters had for each other! The ending was also absolutely perfect! I smiled like crazy and may have shed a few happy tears lol! As I said, I'm definitely going to be checking out this author's other books! I can't wait to read them and also read Dex and Olivia's story in Break Away! The cover for this book is stunning! It's what first attracted me to it! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! Big thank you to Ellie for an ARC of Breakdown and to Wordsmith Publicity for having me on the Blog Tour!
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Ellie Grace is an avid reader, chocolate lover and caffeine addict. When a story popped into her head that she couldn’t seem to shake, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she’s usually curled up with a book by one of her many, many favorite authors.