Breaking Down Our Walls by Gwynn Marssen ~ Review by Brandilyn

Another Short from the Mended Daily Dose.

BreakingDownOurWalls_LGTitle: Breaking Down Our Walls

Author: Gwynn Marssen

PublisherDreamspinner Press

My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

From the Publisher:

After a difficult year, Dylan Atwood decides to chase his dream and create an epic fantasy novel, and he leaves Phoenix to move into an isolated house in the Prescott National Forest. The solitude of the mountains is the perfect environment for him to write–and the perfect excuse to hide away from everything and everyone is a bonus.


But when Dylan’s brother needs a favor, he can’t say no, even if it means sharing his precious solitude. He accepts Owen Moore, a man with an abusive past who is even more leery of human interaction than Dylan, into his home. As Dylan helps Owen heal, both physically and emotionally, his attraction to Owen increases, and his own scars become more visible. Both men must face their fears, without walls, if they want a life together.

My View

Dylan… oh poor Dylan.  Oh “woe is me” Dylan.  He has had a bad year, mostly because his ex is a bastard.  One day Owen comes into his life and shows him just how bad his life could be.  He also shows him someone who needs a friend.  Who needs Dylan to come out of his hermitted life, at least a little.

Owen, what can I say about Owen?  The poor guy needs someone who loves him and focuses all the good in the world on him.  The last child of a huge family, he has never had someone to love him the right way.

Through a little bit of sibling meddling, these two come together when they need each other most.  But it will take a time, effort, and the ugliest dog imaginable, to make them see what is in front of them.

Breaking Down Our Walls is well written and well thought out love story between two men who need one another more than they need air.  They just don’t know it.  I loved how it wasn’t instant love, or even instant like.  I loved how they were given time to heal their own wounds before they tried to heal each other.  I loved how the conflicts in the story did not fall into the stereotypical pitfalls I was expecting as the backstory unfolded.

In the end, I was pulling for these two to make it.  I can’t ask for much more 🙂

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


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