✓ Second-chance romance
✓ Sexy AF hero
✓ All the feels
Maxon Chambers has a way of stealing all the attention.
All my affection, and all my dreams.
What I needed to remember was he’d stolen my good judgment and my virginity, too.
When he broke up with me, I ran across the country and swore I’d never return to Broadshire Rim.
But here I am, thirteen years later.
Maxon is all grown up.
Sexier than sin and more tempting than ever.
A detective on the Charleston force, he lives on the outside of safety, devoted to protecting the people of his city.
But with the way he’s looking at me now? I’m pretty sure what needs protecting is my heart.
Can we mend the pieces of us? Or will he leave my heart shattered forever . . .
“I absolutely adored all of the sweet emotion, angst, and just all of the feelings “Pieces of Us” inspired. The characters and their growth had me hooked from the first page. Read it. You will not regret it.”
~NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Kylie Scott
I’m a total sucker for second chance romance stories, and AL Jackson crafts some of the most heart breaking and heart warming ones in the romance genre, creating dynamically broken yet beautiful heroes and heroines who deserve love and happiness just as much as everyone else but must deal with their pasts and the baggage from it in order to move forward and achieve something that they never thought possible.
It’s easy to see just how right Maxon and Izzy are for each other, both when they first fell in love thirteen years ago and in the present as they try to rebuild what they lost. But regardless of the fact that they’ve never stopped loving each other, it’s difficult to heal wounds that have had a chance to fester for over a decade, so the steps that Maxon and Izzy take to find their way back to each other may not be easy, but it’s something that they both deserve after everything that they’ve been though together and when they went their separate ways.
It’s essential to reveal who Mack and Izzy were when they were first together and what led them to losing everything that they always wanted. The glimpses into Maxon and Izzy’s past shed light on what a young Mack had to endure and how essential his time was with Izzy, but it also provides the reasons behind his decision to break up with Izzy, breaking both of their hearts in the process and leading them down two very different paths.
AL Jackson’s stories always provoke an array of emotions as I read them, and Pieces of Us is no different. It’s impossible not to feel EVERYTHING that Mack and Izzy feel, empathizing and grieving with them, as well as rooting for them to set things right and, once again, revel in the love that has always been between them.
Because of the heavy topics explored in the book, it was important that Jackson infuse the text with humor and warm fuzzies for lack of a better term, and she does exactly that with her supporting cast of characters. Izzy’s two boys are quite gifted but it’s their love for their mother and their desire to see her happy that stands out as the story continues. The secondary characters added so much to Mack and Izzy’s story, and I felt their presence allowed me to not fall completely down the rabbit hole when it came to all the pain and heartache felt by the hero and heroine, and I appreciate an author who balances the story line in a way that makes the lows bearable and the highs that much more satisfying.
I’m a huge fan of A.L. Jackson and Pieces of Us is an excellent example of why she’s one of my go-to authors when it comes to romance with all the feels! I can’t wait to see what she has in store for her readers next!
4.5 Poison Apples
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Ahhh I can’t wait for you to experience this story! I’m so insanely proud of it! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
xoxo ~ Amy
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, PIECES OF US, the third stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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