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I am speechless. I didn't think this book would affect me the way it did. Powerful. Emotional. Beautiful. Genna Rulon's Pieces For You is a story that starts with your heart in small pieces, and it is slowly put it back together again. The author made two people that were shattered, whole again. I got all the FEELS with this one!
"I love you in a way that will never ebb or fail—it will thrive and deepen every day. I don’t want to experience life without you ever again; I don’t want to live without those pieces of me.”
While this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend the first book, Only For You as you truly get to understand the back story of book 2 a little more. We are introduced to Samantha (Sam) Whitney as she survived the unthinkable. After weeks in a save haven, she returns to real life to adjust again. Griffin Evensen has always had a thing for Sam. However, he has always been in the background, waiting patiently. Once he hears of the incident, Griffin realizes life is too short to not tell someone how you feel. Eventually, him and Sam end up in a routine of spending time together and ultimately fall in love. With Sam's past, love isn't easy. She has a so much to deal with, but Griffin is there every step of the way. I swooned over Griffin the entire book. He gave me goosbumps. He made me cry and laugh. He made me FEEL. His actions to protect Sam jeopardizes his relationship with Sam. You NEED to read and find out what happens! I cannot say too much without giving it away. This story of loss, hope, and true love is honestly one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read. Love is powerful.
I am still reeling over this book. I had to write my review right away as I wanted to capture all the emotions I felt as the book ended. I loved the first book in the series with Hunter and Everleigh. But this book blew me away! Watching someone so fragile fall in love was beyond words. Sam found solace in Griffin. She found that if someone could love her with such conviction then she should love and be loved.
The writing style of the author is flawless and captivating. She has a way to grab you into the story from beginning to end. You become so engrossed in the story and connect to the characters that putting the book down is not an option. The characters are so genuine and you feel every emotions expressed in this book. Every. Emotion. Whether they laugh or cry, you are in that moment with them.The author doesn't tell this story, she allows you to LIVE it.
This book is so much more than romance. It is about love conquering all. About a woman surviving and overcoming the unimaginable. I applaud the author for taking on such a difficult topic. No matter what, Sam didn't play the victim. She overcame. She realized her worth. That she not only deserves to love, but also to live. And she did so, passionately. This amazing story cannot be recommended enough. With love and hope all things are possible.
In a classic male move, he grabbed the bottom of his tank and lifted it to wipe the dampness from his face. My ravenous eyes snapped to his stomach. I was greeted by one, two, three…eight, eight perfectly chiseled abdominal muscles. The elusive eight-pack—I had heard rumors of its existence, seen pictures even, but I’d never encountered the phenomenon in person. I reached up and pinched my arm to ensure I was not dreaming. Ouch! Nope, not dreaming. My fingertips itched to touch him, to trace each and every line and crevice—suddenly a black wall of cotton obstructed my view. Son of a bitch, it was criminal. The man should not be allowed to wear a shirt…ever.
Genna Rulon is an up-and-coming contemporary romance author who loves nothing more than a good love story.
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursue her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised on Long Island in New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.
All of Genna’s reviews are brought to you courtesy of copious amounts of coffee and Disney Junior (something has to entertain the boys when mommy is writing).
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