When the Walls Come Down, an all-new neighbors to lovers romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez and M. Mabie is coming June 4th and we have the gorgeous cover!
3.5 Tic Tac CROWNS
When the Walls Come Down is a light, sweet and sexy read. I do have mixed feelings about it, however, as although the writing itself was excellent, there were certain moments, mainly due to Shane’s actions in the first few chapters, when I wondered if this book was going to be for me. I think some of that was due to personal preferences when it comes to humor, but I felt his behaviour was very odd and, for me, more embarrassing than endearing. He was a nice guy, successful in his career but not so much with love and I did have trouble connecting with him. I liked him much more when he stopped trying so hard.
Maggie as a character was easier to get on with and I really liked her. Her quick wit and her bantering skills were brilliant and more my style. Her one liners brought a smile to my face. Things moved pretty quickly between her and Shane, both time wise and the way they fell for each other, but I didn’t feel as though the storyline was rushed. It was written well and I’m not sure I would’ve even realised how little time had actually passed if it hadn’t been mentioned. The lack of real conflict makes this a rather gentle, feel-good read, nothing wrong with that, but I tend to prefer my stories with a little more friction, some more push and pull between the main characters.
On balance, I think it’s a case of me not you. Although this one didn’t quite hit the mark for me, I’m sure many readers will thoroughly enjoy this cute, easy, low angst read.
Did you ever hear the joke about the guy whose wife cheated on him with his best friend? So he quit his job, moved into his parents’ basement, and gained fifty pounds?
No? Because that wasn’t a joke. It was my life.
Four years later, I’m back with a dream job, a killer apartment, and a set of abs that are better than ever.
So, when Maggie Light, a stunning, snarky blonde moves in next door, and we spend the hottest weekend of our lives together, I think this could be the greatest comeback story ever.
That is until I realize Maggie has moved to town to do one thing—steal my job.
Maybe this isn’t a comeback story after all. Maybe this is war—one I intend to win.
What I never anticipated was that maybe I’d rather win her.
Perhaps, if I’m lucky, the universe has finally run out of jokes and I can somehow win both.
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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.
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About M. Mabie:
Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes everything from steamy romantic comedies to angst-filled, pull your hair out drama. She enjoys it all. With her unconventional love stories, she tries to embody “real-life romance.”
She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person. She promises.
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