Release Date: November 10, 2015
Rhett Taylor has a reputation to live up to. He’s the small town hero everyone expects to lead the team to victory. But looks can be deceiving, and the pressure unbearable – even after he confides in Kinsley West. She may not have been the obvious choice to others, but he chose her anyway. Thanks to her newfound popularity, Kinsley’s no longer living in the shadow of her older brother. For once, she has an identity of her own. But what builds quickly, often comes tumbling down. Piece by piece they find out how unpredictable young love can be. Can their love stand the test of time? Or will it be captured, only to be forgotten? A roll of film sets their story in motion. Each frame better than the last. But the real test comes when their whirlwind romance forces Kinsley to protect their secret – especially if she wants a future. Only Kinsley isn’t sure she can do it - not if she’s going to be left behind In Pieces.
Elizabeth's Review4 Stars – Would Recommend to a friend
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Gia Riley is an author whose books have been sitting in my TBR for a while and I am so glad I finally had a chance to read her work.
I started In Pieces this afternoon and honestly had to make myself put the kindle down to do things like eat dinner, talk to my parents, and put my kids to bed - the story pulled me in that much and I was almost disappointed when the story was over.
We meet Kinsley as she begins her senior year in high school and it's impossible not to like her. This poor girl has been through the absolute ringer and is plowing through to get where she wants to be in life. On that first day of school, Kinsley has an encounter with Rhett and this fantastic, wonderful boy changes the course of her life.
At first, I thought this was just a really well written story of young love. Rhett had to work to convince Kinsley he was for real, but the more I listened to him and watched how he acted with her it was easy to see that she was very lucky to find him so young. Rhett, especially when seem from Kinsley point of view had moments of being way too good to be true, but we learn that even though he’s been attracted to Kinsley for a long time, he has not been an angel while waiting to approach her. Kinsley's unusual home situation adds some conflict to their relationship, but they continue as a strong couple until they get a massive curve ball. How Kinsley's brother and her best friend handled the curve ball is my one complaint about In Pieces. Their reaction didn't really make sense to me and why they behaved the way they did was never really addressed or even brought up again as the story moved forward. Rhett and Kinsley both displayed an unusual amount of emotional maturity as they dealt with the situation, although my heart broke for her in a couple of places as they were getting things figured out.
The supporting cast of In Pieces is small, but very impactful to our characters and their behavior. I loved Kinsley and Rhett and had so much fun rooting for them. Now, I need to back and read Ms. Riley's other books!
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About the AuthorGia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She's a lover of all things romance - a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. She loves strawberry smoothies almost as much as she loves reality TV. When she's not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland's, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for Big Brother. Her newest addiction is a Starbucks iced mocha - they keep her up late, doing terrible things to her characters.
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