Warning: While this can be read as a standalone you will understand more if you read Only For You first. It also deals with the topic of rape so please be aware.
Sam has suffered something that no woman should ever have to suffer, to make a horrible event even more horrific someone she loved could have prevented it but didn’t. Sam has shut down during her time to heal but is now beginning to become herself, a damaged but healing self once more. Between the love from her best friend Ever, Hunter and their friend Griffin she is finally able to slowly live life once more.
Griffin has wanted Sam since the first time he ever saw her and was heartbroken when he found out what she went through. He let his inactions before allow her to slip through his fingers but it will not happen again if he has anything to say about it. He knows that he has to be cautious and patient with Sam but when threats against her begin he will be damned if she ever is hurt again. The only problem? Sam thinks she can handle everything herself.
Sam needed to heal and her going away allowed her to do that. When she returns home she knows that she has Ever and Hunter there to help her and be there for her to finish healing from the nightmare that she suffered. Slowly the old Sam begins to emerge and when she does it’s almost like she yells out “I am back bitches” but she will never be the same person she was before the attack happened.
Griffin knew that he had to take his time with Sam and not only earn her trust but her heart as well. I love the nickname he gives her because you find out it means more than what you are originally allowed to believe and it made me fall head over heels in love with Griffin. He takes some matters into his own hands and while his actions were not the “right” thing to do it needed to be done and he handled it perfectly. He was going to protect his girl and that’s what he does even when Sam makes him want to choke her himself when she acts like she does not need his help.
Sam at times really annoyed me because of how she acted and while I understand that victims process their healing and move on in their own way it was at times unbelievable the way she acted. Maybe she just rubbed me the wrong way in this book because in Only For You I loved her character. Griffin, I can only praise Griffin’s character and will say that he is one of my favorite new book boyfriends. For me, he is what made me rate this book 4 stars, if he wasn’t the way he way I will be honest and say I probably would not have liked this book as much as I did.
Genna Rulon has written a topic that is one that is painful for too many survivors, but she has shown that with the right love whether it be from friends or the person who would love you unconditionally, that it is okay to heal and not let it define who you are. As with Only For You, Pieces For You is not a typical romance by any means, it at times is painful to read due to the emotions surrounding this topic. It is not only a book about being a survivor but friendship, love and not letting that person who hurt you win by living your life the way you want too and still being able to have your happily ever after. I am anxiously awaiting to see where Ms. Rulon will take us in the next book of this series.
About the Author
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.