Breakdown by Aly Zigada


Atticus Creed saved my life. His voice talked me down. His lyrics stripped me bare. His tattoos against my hidden scars made me feel beautiful. In turn, I wrecked him with a love that exposed his soul and lies that called to his vilest demons.

We were innocent then.

I’m not a broken girl anymore. Now I’m the woman who reigns over the corrupt record label he abandoned, and he’s a tortured musician who wants retribution as viciously as I want another taste of his lips. Inevitably, he will crash in my arms, and I will burn in his.

Depravity is all we know. It’s in the air we breathe, it’s in our sweat, it’s the music we make.

An unforgettably searing and unapologetically honest romance about enemies, lovers, and the music that binds them.

Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and explicit sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

ellie’s $0.02:

I’m coming out of my review hiatus because this book is just too damn good to not talk about. To not share. To not tell the brave to add this to your TBR lists.

To say I “loved” this book is a dramatic understatement. This book is hard. It’s emotional. It’s dirty. It’s dark It’s sex. It’s sexy. It’s romantic. It’s revenge. It’s lies. It’s manipulation.

It’s for the unashamed.

It is for those that want to be stripped bare into the dirty world of celebrities and music culture.

It is hard hitting and may be heavy, may be graphic, and explicit in scenes… it is real. It is the story. It is how this world works.

It’s perfect.

There are no holds barred in this one. And it IS truly: “An unforgettably searing and unapologetically honest romance about enemies, lovers, and the music that binds them.”

Zigada put her all into this book and I got it all. Her hard work paid off. I took it and embraced it. I got all the feels, the good and the bad. I felt the drugs. I felt the anger. I felt manipulated. And… I felt great. It’s so beautifully written and told I couldn’t help but fall down the rabbit hole that is Zigada and Breakdown. After finishing my work on this book, I was exhausted, drained, sated, and just wanted more.

This book is a masterpiece.