The Pieces of You and Me by Rachel Burton
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 21st 2019 by HQ Digital
About the Book:
When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting. But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?
There’s no such thing as fate, we are all responsible for our own happiness.
This is a book that is difficult to put down once you have begun reading it. It holds the reader as the plot unfolds. The author has done an excellent job in creating characters that are multidimensional. The fear of having your body unexpectedly betray you and the struggles to overcome resultant difficulties are well delineated. This great story highlights that relationships are really hard, careers require a lot of a person and take a personal toll, and people make regrettable mistakes in judgment.
It felt awkward, like forcing two jigsaw pieces that didn’t fit.
This is a wonderful story and it is well written with believable characters. There are so many lessons to be learned here. I think people should read this book and take it to heart. We should never take our loved ones for granted. This book shows how life happens when you're making other plans and how to deal with all of the situations when you think you have a handle of how life should be.
Was I finally learning that there is no such thing as perfection?
I liked the short chapters and that each one changed points of view, from Jess to Rupert and back. I also enjoyed that the story shows past and present. This story was about love, love almost lost and coming together as a couple in sickness. The story seemed real and the emotions shown sometimes made me want to tear up. I was immersed in the lives of these characters. A sure sign for me that this was written from the heart.
Thank you NetGalley, HQ Digital and Rachel Burton for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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