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Review – When the Walls Come Down by Aly Martinez and M. Mabie

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When the Walls Come Down 
(A standalone)

by: M. Mabie and Aly Martinez

Review Rating:



If you are looking for a feel good, completely adorable, quirky romantic read this is the book!! This is the book I needed in my life right at this moment! When the Walls Come Down will fill you with all the warm fuzzies and make you believe in destiny. This is your Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks “You’ve Got Mail” (steamier version) kind of romance.

Shane Warren is the absolute best – quirky, awkward, vulnerable and uniquely weird which is absolutely everything I LOVE about a really good memorable hero. He is currently working for his sister, a job he loves, but he’s gotten comfortable. Something he’s done in every aspect of his life after his divorce. He hasn’t dated or really ventured out of the few blocks around his apartment, until his new neighbor moves in next door.

Maggie Light has moved across the country to jump start her life. She didn’t want to end up stuck like her mother and never achieve anything beyond marriage and motherhood. Beginning a new job away from her family is what she needs and meeting her new, sexy neighbor is the cherry on top.

They hit it off just like peas and carrots and Maggie and Shane have a lot in common, so much in fact that they are fighting for the same job. Unfortunately, they both can’t keep it. While they might both be fighting to jump start their new beginnings, they are at different points in their lives so those reasons for a new beginning are very different. It all comes down to, what is more important…a new job or a new relationship?

Aly Martinez and M. Mabie need to team up more and give us this kind of feel good read because this is the warm blankets, fuzzy socks, and cute kittens all rolled into one kind of book.


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.

𝑷𝒓𝒆-𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑵𝑶𝑾! mybook.to/walls
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