Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pieces For You by Genna Rulon {Review}

Title: Pieces For You
Series: For You #2
Published: December 17, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

"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, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Though Only For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand-alone.

Globug's Take

Let me start by saying you must read book one Only For You. This has become one of my favorite series EVER. I could not have been happier with Pieces For you.

The story picks up with Sam as she continues her steps to recovery at The Phoenix Centre. It was a struggle for her just to speak out loud in the beginning. My heart was so broken for this fiesty smart-mouth little bit of a woman. But with the love and support of her sister-like/best friend Everleigh and Ev's boyfriend Hunter, Sam is determined to reclaim her life, sense of style, and sense of humor. Oh and her sassy attitude. I loved seeing that return.

I loved the the thriller/mystery feel of book one and the author continues the thrill ride in Pieces For You. We know Heath is the man that brutalized Sam but as he is being held in prison, she starts receiving threats to scare her from testifying against him. It seems logical to think that Heath or his family could be behind the threats. But then Sam's POS ex-boyfriend shows up and had me thinking it was him. Obviously I'm not going to tell you who it is but I will say it's shocking and sickening who it turns out to be.

Now let's talk about Griffin. He's a supporting character in Only For You as the bartender at the girls favorite hangout. He's also a psychology major that sings and plays the guitar.
The author's use of music and her choice of songs in both books adds a huge element of humor and emotion to the stories. I cried myself through Griffin's playlist in Pieces For You. Griffin is determined to be there for Sam when she returns from the center. Sam sees Griffin in a whole new light now though. He's buffed up while she was away. It helps restore some of her confidence in her lady bits when she feels the desire to do some naughty at just the sight of Griffin (moisture control situation!).
He plays a huge role in Sam's recovery. I love the extent that he is willing to go to get justice for her, not at all ethical but so good. He's able to help Sam find the pieces of her old self and put them together. And he gets his chance to protect and rescue her when it's revealed who's sending the death threats.
There are so many magical moments in this book. It gave me all the feels. I love the banter again between Sam and Everleigh. There's plenty of sexy and sweet. I was a snotty mess through the heartbreak. And the epilogue gave me all the happy ending I was hoping for. 
 Favorite Quotes
"If you're going to display the merchandise, you best be prepared for window shoppers."

"His ensuing groan provided the opportunity for me to slip my tongue into his mouth and begin my exploration--I was Columbus and, holy shit, I had found the New World."

"Oh, I've also been petting the kitty every night. Not much success yet, but I'm getting closer to making her purr, I can feel it... pun intended."


Author Bio:

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Oooh I love the sound of this series. I love romantic suspense so I'm sure I'll get into the story. I like being terrorized/horrified like that. Sick people entertains me LOL

    Happy holidays, girls!


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