*Blog Tour* Breaking Down by Calista Smith


 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?

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This is a YA/coming of age novel. The beginning for me starred off a little slow, but quickly picked up.
Raquel, or Rocky, as they call her, is extremely close with her bff Nat. Rock has a string attraction to Dante. They get together only to break up. Even when they aren't together, the still want each other. Rock has some things in her past the she isn't proud of.
Dante is completely swoon worthy yet brooding. His past is not something he likes to talk about. Rocky, is all he wants.
When they are finally together for what seems to be the last time, a horrific accident happens that is neither of their faults. Rocky keeps pushing everyone way.
I was really super pissed off that the book ended the way it did!!!! Yup, super mad!!! Just when another turn of events occur, the ending happened!!! No! I need more!!! Asap!!!
I think the author got stronger in her writing as she went on. I really liked the story and cannot wait to read the next part... which I hope is soon!!?!?!
4 out of 5 stars


Calista is a born/raised Cali girl who recently relocated to TX. She is happily married to her very best friend whom she shares four children with. She is currently working on her first series, The Breaking Series. The first book in the series, Breaking Down, is set to release June 21st. When she isn't reading, or writing, you can find her spending time with her family. She loves coffee, chocolate, and CrossFit.




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