“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.
*Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone.
Pieces For You will be a difficult read for anyone who has suffered rape or supported someone who has been raped or attacked, but it was worth the read. Although this book is a second in a series, I was able to read it as a standalone and not be lost in the story. I have not read the first book, but after getting to meet Hunter and Ev I certainly plan on going back to get their story.
The book starts out with Sam’s journal entries describing her time in a recovery center after being attacked, raped and left for dead. After multiple surgeries and recovery time for broken bones, she was transferred to a center for intense therapy and more physical and emotional healing. When she comes home she is living with Ev and Hunter who are very protective of her. Sam is a strong survivor but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t struggle daily with regaining her feeling of safety. Once she has had a couple of months to adjust to “normal” life again Griff starts showing up at her home. He is a strong, sexy man. Let’s just admit it, he is a perfect man. He understands what she needs before she even knows it. He is patient during her triggers and flashbacks and he is so protective of her.
The author allows us his POV in this story and we can see he fell in love with her before the attack, always waiting till the right time to express his feelings to her. He is dealing with the guilt that if he would have acted sooner, he might have been able to protect her from the pain she endured. He vows to never let anyone hurt Sam again.
This book is not about just recovery of the unthinkable. It is an ongoing drama with the rapist attorney trying to convince Sam not to testify, yet there is still another threat out there trying to kill Sam. With only the support of Hunter, Ev, and Griff and now her new friend Megan she swears to make her life the best it can be. Quitting life was never an option for her. Sam learns to allow her body to feel again, she learns to work through triggering events and she is getting strong when dealing with the threats she finds as she goes. Trying to figure out who wants her dead starts to take over and in the end, she will find she could lose more than her life. I will admit I struggled in the first part of the book watching her relive the attack, being exhausted every day because of nightmares and fighting to keep the mask on during the day. What I loved though was how feisty Sam was. Her humor was so awesome; the relationship between her and Griffin melted my heart and made me smile. I adore Ev and Hunter, they were just so cute. Megan was a breath of fresh air as she fit right in with her sarcastic humor and spit fire attitude. I am so glad that Megan is getting her own book next because the ending just proved she was so worthy of it. When the secrets behind the other threat to Sam are revealed I was shocked. I found myself not wanting to put the book down because the author gave me in intense read the second half of the book. I love the strong characters she gave us with this story. This is a great read, but please pay attention to the warning, it will stir strong emotions for anyone who has had to deal with such issues in real life, but it was worth the read. If you want a strong survivor to adore, Sam is
Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.
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 pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised in Long Island, 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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