Friday, May 31, 2013

Picking Up the Pieces Review

New Adult
Release Date: July 8, 2013


After having her heart broken by the only man she’s ever loved everything seemed to go downhill for Emerson Grace. It has taken eight years but Emmy is finally starting to pick up the pieces of her damaged life. But the man who destroyed it has returned bringing with him the pain of the past. Can she let go of the pain Luke caused and accept him back into her life or will the memories be too much for her to overcome?

Running from Emmy was the only way Lucas Allen knew he could protect her from the demons he carried with him. After spending one perfect night together Luke takes off, certain that he can’t possibly give Emmy everything she deserves. Now he’s made the decision to return to Cloverleaf and make things right. But is he prepared to truly face all of the damaged he has caused?

Will Luke and Emmy finally get their chance at love or will the secrets of the past stop them before they even get to begin?

Tricia’s Review

I rated Picking Up The Pieces 3.5 leaves. I started it around one in the morning and finished near three. It was a quick, sweet read. I found the story line kind of predictable with the whole best friends who fall in love, he leaves for the Marines and she hates him, and then he comes back to try to win her back. I even anticipated the plot twists. That being said, it was still an enjoyable read. The tightly-knit group of friends that Em and Luke have are hysterical, and their familial loyalty is touching. The dialogue was entertaining and also utterly ridiculous at times. Jessica Prince showcases a highly emotional book, but for some reason it didn’t cut me deep enough. I tried to connect with the book; I really did, but it was still just a light read for me. I loved Prince’s choice to have the dual POVs, and she left enough loose ends in order for potential sequels. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a short story on second chances.

About the Author

Jessica Prince is a wife, mother and avid a lover of all types of books, but romances are her main favorites. Her husband likes to say reading is her obsession but she just says it's her passion... there's a difference. She decided to take the leap from just reading romance to writing it and her debut novel, Picking up the Pieces, will be released this summer.

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