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.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
This is the book I didn't know I needed. Because, really, who knew that when M. Mabie and Aly Martinez teamed up that I was going to laugh so hard no sound came out? Anybody? Certainly not me but that is exactly what happened while reading When the Walls Come Down.
I was sucked into Maggie and Shane's saga from the very beginning. A chance encounter was all it took for the sparks to fly between them. These two adorably awkward people who were both a bit lost and a lot lonely. One trying to get unstuck. One trying to find their footing in their new life. Little did they know just how much they would end up having in common and how much trouble it would cause them.
I loved that for as much as they tried to be just friends for the sake of both of their jobs, they couldn't do it. The pull was too strong. The connection too deep. Even after only a few weeks they knew something was going to have to give for them to be able to move forward together. One of them would have to make a move. It was a losing situation all around. But maybe it didn't have to be...
Talk about a whirlwind! I laughed and melted and hurt right along with Shane and Maggie as everything unfolded and fell apart and got pieced back together again. But my absolute favorite thing about When the Walls Come Down wasn't the big gesture or sacrifice (that wasn't really one at all), it the stolen quiet moments between them. The mood playlist. The flowers. The freaking Tic Tacs. Also! BIG bonus points to Aly Martinez and M. Mabie for letting me play catch up with Casey and Blake (from the Wake series) and Heath (from the Retrieval duet)! It was the cherry on top of this sexy and swoony romance.
About the Authors
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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M. 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.
M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person. She promises.
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