Title – Crashing: The Wedding
Author – Kristen Hope Mazzola
Series – Crashing #0.5
Release Date – November 1, 2015
Well this is freaking great…
Right when my best friend’s wedding was in full swing, the flowers were paid for, the dresses were being tailored and the bachelorette party was planned and nonrefundable, the bomb gets dropped right on my doorstep at four in the morning.
“The Wedding is OFF!” Mags yelled right as I opened the door to my apartment.
Oh hell no! We’re not canceling these plans. I will make this work. I will get her and Randy on track to walking down that freaking isle. I am getting to go on a bachelorette weekend vacation to party with my best friend! This is happening whether Mags and Randy like it or not.
That’s what a best friend is for, right?!
**This Book is a Standalone. It is a companion novella to The Crashing Series and takes place before Crashing Back Down (book 1 in the series).**
The only way I can describe this novella is bittersweet.My heart was in constant conflict. Having read the Crashing series, I already knew how this story would end and it made reading this short piece of Randy and Mags’ life that much more emotional. I really enjoyed Cali’s voice. She is fun, sassy, and absolutely loyal. I loved the way she and Mags took care of one another and it was made that much sweeter by the way she stood up for Mags and shared in her wedding day so completely. Their friendship was truly something special and it made me happy knowing that they had both found that unconditional acceptance and love in one another. Getting a small piece of Randy was heartbreaking. Getting a glimpse of his kindness and devotion (not to mention the sweetest wedding present) made my heart simultaneously soar and ache. I may have even shed some tears as I experienced their wedding day.
“When you find true love, wasting time is pointless.”
Despite the emotional weight of this moment in Mags and Randy’s life, Kristen Hope Mazzola managed to capture the excitement and anxiety preparing for the wedding. Cali and Mags made me grin as they enjoyed trying on their dresses, the bachelorette weekend, and spending time out with the boys. Cali’s easy-going attitude, snarky commentary, and mischievous nature was totally infectious and I found myself giggling at her hilarious and unfortunate adventures. She comes across vibrant and full-of-life, the perfect contrast to her steady and domesticated best friend. Things certainly got a little spicy when Kristen Hope Mazzola turned up the heat, but I’d expect nothing less from someone as outgoing and adventurous as Cali. I found myself becoming quite attached to this great character and I hope we’ll be getting more of her story in the near future. Crashing: The Wedding is short, sweet and full of feels. Kristen Hope Mazzola has left me wanting more of Cali and the rest of the Crashing series crew!
“May I have this dance?” Mitch extended his hand to me after throwing his napkin on his plate, and of course it was a twostep that came on.
I shoved out of my chair. “Why the heck not?”
The drinks had already started to go to my head as Mitch led me out onto the dance floor. The tent that had been set up in the yard was magnificent. There were twinkling lights strung up everywhere with a few chandeliers hanging about. The DJ had put beautiful lighting around the space to give it a nice purple hue.
“Try not to step on the shoes, they’re rented,” Mitch teased as he started to push me around.
I didn’t know if it was the alcohol or the wedding bliss that was swimming around, but as I looked up at Mitch as he twirled me around, I saw him in a completely different light. His dark hair, smoldering stare, chiseled jawline, beautiful tattoos, and smile that could last for days—it was all stunning to me.
Before my mind could overanalyze what my heart was doing, I was grabbing Mitch’s shirt and pulling his lips down to mine. Slowly, our lips connected. Smooth and soft at first, the sweet kiss then turned into hunger and lust. My tongue explored his mouth and his hand slid down my back to grip my ass.
Trying to catch his breath, Mitch pulled away from me. “Are you sure this is a good idea?”
Once his words registered, I took a step back. “Probably not.”
Mitch hugged me to his side. “If we are ever going to hook up, I don’t want either of us to be drunk when it happens.” He kissed my forehead and handed me off to Mags as she swished over to me. “Want a drink?” Mitch looked at both of us as we nodded.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Crashing Series:
Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)
Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)
You want to know more about me? Well, let’s see…
I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
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