BREAKDOWN by Ellie Grace Blog Tour, Review, + Giveaway!


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?

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

After meeting Amy and Nate in Break Away, I couldn’t wait for more of their story. Breakdown is a story spanning years, we’re talking around 10 or so here. It begins back in high school when Amy begins breaking out of her tom boy ways. It’s around that time that Nate Miller moves to town and befriends Amy’s twin brother Dex. It’s rough when you fall for your brother’s bff, especially when he doesn’t see you as more than his friend’s sister, or so she thinks…

“Someday you’ll meet a guy who really sees you,” he continues. “He’ll see you for who you are, beneath everything else. It won’t matter what I say, or threaten, to try and keep him away from you, because you’ll be worth it to him. He won’t be scared of me, and he’ll fight for you, because nothing I could ever do to him would be worse than not having you.”

God. I just wanted to shake both Amy and Nate, but mostly Dex. He unkno

wingly kept Amy and Nate apart for YEARS! Things happen for a reason…blah, blah, blah… I know all that. If Amy hadn’t been with her crappy ex in college, she would have never given birth to such a darling little girl, but even that doesn’t stop the frustration. Miscommunication always gets me going.

If you’ve read Break Away, none of what I’m saying should come as a surprise. A good portion (the end, really) of Nate and Amy’s story takes place at the same time as Dex and Olivia’s story. That little taste teased me! You can’t give me part of a story; I need the whole shebang. Thank God I got it! And better yet, I wasn’t disappointed. At all. While Dex and Olivia hold a special place in my heart (their story was my favorite of the series,) Amy and Nate weaseled their way in there making a place of their own.

In this moment I know that I want her to be mine.

I want them to be mine.

I want to protect them and take care of them. I want to make them smile and laugh, and hold them when they cry. I want to be there to revel in the good times and help them through the bad. I want to be the one by their side in life, not looking in from the outside.

I highly recommend any of Ellie’s books. They’re quick, fun reads that easily hold your attention.  She’s a gifted storyteller, and I look forward to reading whatever she comes out with next! 

This Time Around and Break Away, companions to Breakdown

  (covers lead to GoodReads page)

Purchase Links  

This Time Around

Break Away


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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1 comment

Ellie Grace said...

Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! :)

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