Blog Tour : Pieces For You by Genna Rulon

January 17, 2014 Book review 5 ★★★★½

Pieces for You takes you on journey.  An emotional journey but one full of hope and with plenty of pit stops for humour.  And having now loved two books by this author, I know I’m happy to journey though her books anytime I need swoons and smiles.

Blog Tour : Pieces For You by Genna RulonPieces for You by Genna Rulon
Series: For You #2
Published by self published on 17 Dec 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 340
Format: eARC
Source: Received from Author
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four-half-stars

"The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.”  -Miguel de Cervantes

Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her.  Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together.  Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.

As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face.  Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats. But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.

Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humour, unexpected twists.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+

• Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone.

First line of Pieces for You:

“Since I refuse to speak, the big boss, Shelly, has give me a journal with a promise that I don’t have to share the contents, as long as I write down my thoughts each day.”

My Thoughts on Pieces for You:

First off, I have to apologise to Genna as this review is so late.  I should have been on the blog tour two weeks ago but real life butted its ugly head in and I had no time to get my review ready on schedule.  However I loved this book!  I was reading during a time when I was ultra busy and stressed and Pieces for You was my wind down time every evening.  I couldn’t wait to settle down with a glass of wine and a few more chapters and it definitely provided just the escape that I was looking for.

Pieces for You follows on from Only For You and this review may contain some spoilers for Only For You so beware!  Sam is now recovering from a traumatic attack that left her shattered but with her indomitable spirit, she grits her teeth and sets to gluing all the pieces back together.  It’s not easy, it’s not pretty and it’s not sugar coated in anyway.  Her journey is raw and honest and I defy you to read this book and not have your heart broken by what she has to endure.

Luckily Sam has an amazing backup crew to support.  Ev, her best friend, is the kind of best friend every girl needs in her life.  She loves Sam like a sister, supports her every step of the way and has no problem getting up in her face when she thinks Sam is making a mistake.  Ev’s boyfriend Hunter is another loyal supporter and together Ev and Hunter make me laugh with their ridiculous competitions.

But Sam’s biggest supporter is Griffin.  He is the perfect man to protect and encourage Sam to move on.  I loved at one stage how he felt a bit possessive about what Sam was wearing but he also knew how good the right clothes made Sam feel.  I compared this scenario in my own head to a similar one in Beautiful Disaster and Griffin’s reaction won hands down in my opinion.  Unlike Travis who felt threatened and insisted on a change of clothes, Griffin used this chance to boost Sam’s confidence.

“He studied me again, shaking his head. “If you didn’t look so damn spectacular, I’d ask you to change” “

And as fantastic as the characters are and as romantic and passionate as their love scenes are, my favourite part of this book is the humour.  It is full of fun and made me laugh over and over again.  The imagery at times is hilarious and I had proper belly laughs while reading.  You know the ones with snorts and tears!  I also loved that there was a few unexpected twists that surprised me as I hate when books are predictable.

Overall a fantastic follow up book that delivers on so many fronts.

 

Rating Report
Characters
five-stars
Setting
four-stars
Pace
four-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

 

Who should read Pieces of You?

I’d highly recommend this one to all lovers of New Adult books as this is one that stands out in that category with its intelligent writing and characters that draw you in.

Thanks to Genna for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

four-half-stars

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5 Responses to “Blog Tour : Pieces For You by Genna Rulon”

    • trish

      Exactly, he was so cute in Only for You but he really shines here. If you enjoyed that book, then you are sure to love this one Nuz.

  1. Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

    Great review girl! I really loved this book too! I am really impressed with Genna’s writing and this series. I can’t wait for the next one. I LOVE Griffin and he is such a perfect guy. I love your comparison to Travis and the situation and you are right, Griffin is so much more of a gentleman 🙂 I also loved how much Ev and Hunter are in this book too and the love and support they offer Sam.
    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession recently posted…Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Pieces for You by Genna Rulon

    • trish

      I’d take Griffin over Travis anyday, he is much more my type! And he can sing and he has great taste in music. And abs!

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