Thursday, September 18, 2014

Breaking Down by Calista Smith BOOK TOUR


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? 

Author Bio

Calista is a California girl who recently relocated to the great state of Texas. She resides there with her beautiful husband, four crazy kids and a dog. Calista has loved to write since she was a small child. She started writing poetry and eventually decided to write fiction. Breaking Down is her debut novel. She also has a couple of other books she is working on, including Breaking Away, the sequel to Breaking Down.
Calista also has an addiction to reading and reads everything she can get her hands on, in all different genres. When she isn't reading, writing or busy being a wife and mama, you will find her CrossFitting. It's the other addiction in her life and one she is very passionate about.


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Review: *****

I read this book back when Loving the Book Launch Party hosted the launch party, and this book has haunted me ever since. Its a fantastic read, with characters that pop out of the book and haul you along on their journey. Looking back at the book I can say there were a lot of totally high school drama moments, but when I was reading it it didn't feel that way. I felt like I was right in there experiencing everything right along side Rocky. At the end, Rocky experiences something truly awful, something I myself have experienced before. Calista nailed the descriptions and emotions that go along with that event so much so that it took me back two years ago and ripped my heart open all over again. I've heard some people say she overly dramatized the situation, but I say its perfect. Spot on. Completely true.
Over all, Breaking Down gets 5 stars from, and I can't wait to read the next one. I highly recommend you all scroll back up to the buy links, and snag your copy NOW!


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