"This was for the best. Being out of Margret McManus's life for good was something that needed to happen. Not for my sake, but for hers. I'd destroyed her. The one person I truly loved and who truly loved me back..Her pain was completely my fault....."
I'm back with the "Crashing" series. This is "Book Two" in that military romance series. As with the first book and the novella, I love this story. I love these characters. You're really best served by reading the first book in this series before this one. While you could read it alone, you'll have a better understanding of the characters and story line by starting with book one- " Crashing Back Down."
Mags is devastated again. If Randy's death wasn't hard enough, something came to light at the end of the last book that sets off this one. Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe what Mags, Cali, and Mitch are going through. Walker is in his own kind of hell. Cali is dealing with a devastating life event. Thank goodness for friends. They're going to need each other if they're going to survive. Without them there would be nothing to hold onto.
Such an emotional story. So realistic. The characters are written so well, you'll feel as if you know them. While the theme is not strictly military, that is the back story as part of the series. There were things in both books that were shocking and painful. Can Mags and Cali find their way through the horrors that life has thrown them? Can Mitch be there for his friends? Walker has his own issues to contend with. Can he turn it around? There are no issues here that in real life we don't go through. Things have a way of " Crashing Back Down" and then "Falling Back Together."
There are things in here that you can take away into your own life. If you're going through something, or grieving in any way, this book can show you that there is a way to find a light in that darkness. Sometimes you come out of the darkness to find a happy ending.