Title: Pieces Of You And Me
Author: Erin Fletcher
Series: Pieces Of You And Me #1
Genre: Contemporary/Young Adult/Romance
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Publication: April 18th 2016
I received an eARC from the publisher through Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Five years. That’s how long I’ve been gone. Since I left my best friend—the girl I loved—behind.
Five seconds. That’s how long it takes to realize I am completely, utterly, screwed. Because now that I’m back, my childhood crush has turned into so much more.
Rylee has changed. We both have. And now I’m drawn to her in a completely different way. To her smile. Her touch. To reliving old memories and making new ones. To the happiness she’s always given me that I haven’t felt since I left.
But her friends are hell-bent on keeping us apart. My dad is one drink away from destroying both of our lives, and maybe I am, too. It’s only a matter of time before I have to leave again, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I never get a choice.
The one choice I can make? Stay away from Rylee. Because if I don’t, I’ll break her heart—and mine—all over again.
I got this book from the publisher through Netgalley and I was kinda excited, because I really like the contemporary books that Entangled Crush publishes. I did like this book, but it wasn’t as good as I thought.
A very good thing about this book is the alternation between the two main characters. The first chapter began from Rylee’s POV and a chapter after that, it was Chase it’s turn. They were both written from the first person. And I really mean when I say that this was done terrificly. I mean, I didn’t get confused at all, there was an almost perfect transition between Rylee and Chase. It made reading the book a little bit easier.
But while that was something really good, there was also something that was a bit disappointing to me. Chase has big problems with his family and himself and while the problems with his family became clear a couple of pages in, the problem with himself becomes clear almost at the end of the book and I really pity that. I would have preferred it if his problem got to develop, because it sounded a bit rushed to me. The rushing made the book a bit flat.
And another thing that wasn’t right was the friendship part. Mya was a good friend, but way too overprotective if you’d ask me. If I was in Mya’s position I would have protected Rylee the same way, but just a bit less gushy. Mya and her boyfriend made it look like Chase was the biggest enemy ever and omg.. if looks could kill..
Overall, I did enjoy this book but I wouldn’t say it was one of my favorites. Unfortunately my expectations were just a bit high because of How Willa Got Her Groove Back and Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance, but I’m still happy I picked it up.