Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blog Tour-Review and Giveaway: Breakdown by Ellie Grace


Title: Breakdown by Ellie Grace
Age group: NA/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen
Publication Date: Fall 2014
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity


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; especially when her brother goes overseas with the Marines and makes Nate promise to look out for her. 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 make it or are they headed for a breakdown?

My Review

I have always been a fan of the "falling for my best friend's sister/brother's best friend" type of story, so I was eager to read Breakdown to see how this one would play out.  The writing was very well done which allowed this story to flow really well, resulting in a quick read that was easy to get into and stay engaged.

The characters were well written, and felt like they could be people I would know and hang out with, especially since I was a tomboy myself growing up.  I really liked Dex's character, he was actually my favorite in this story even though Nate and Amy were the lead characters.  While Nate made an excellent male lead, I did get a bit frustrated with the way he was more loyal to his friendship with Dex than to the possibility of finding something with Amy.  It was so easy to see that there was something there between Nate and Amy, and so hard to watch them not taking advantage of their chances.

But the story overall was very good, and the way things start coming together toward the end helped make up for the frustration leading up to that point.  The whole idea--don't be afraid to take a chance on love, regardless of who the person is.  You can't help who you fall for, who your heart wants.

A solid story with a wonderful ending...and a 4-star rating from me.  18+ for the adult scenes.
This Time Around and Break Away, companions to Breakdown

  (covers lead to GoodReads page)

Purchase Links  

This Time Around

Break Away

About the Author:


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.

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