Review: Picking Up the Pieces (Pieces, #2) by Elizabeth Hayley

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After a myriad of mistakes and a devastating breakup, Lily Hamilton is no longer the impulsive, selfish person she had once been. Now, she longs for the chance to make it up to the one person she knows holds the key to her happiness. But can he get beyond who she was and love her for who she is now? Or is history destined to repeat itself?

Adam Carter has gone through his own metamorphosis. His days of serial monogamy are long gone, and he’s been burying his hurt by dating women he has no intention of committing to. But when he sees Lily for the first time in months, he’s reminded of the man he used to be; the man he wants to try and be again–for her.

Max Samson is on the downward spiral from hell. Drinking and meaningless sex have taken over his life once again, causing him to revert back to the man he’d been before Lily fell into his life. But when his mother invites Lily back into his world, he suddenly remembers how good it felt to have her there. Even if he might not get to keep her.

Find out how Lily gets her happily ever after in this final installment of her story. This book is recommended for mature audiences due to language and unbelievably awesome sexual content.

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MY REVIEW

Picking Up the Pieces by Elizabeth Hayley
UNFUCKINGBELIEVEABLY AWESOME!!!!
Lily, Adam, & Max
5 Mutha Effin’ stars!!!!!

You’re killing me! I mean seriously girls, I had major book hangovers after Pieces of Perfect and Sex Snob… now you totally fuck with my heart and soul over this one! (*Jaw drops) This story was so compelling that I could not put this down, I could not even speak! In fact, I think the only thing I could do was white knuckle it through this mix of emotions my body seemed to crave!!! This story, these characters were like my crack! I want to know them, I want to hang with them, and I want to be them. So much angst, so much craziness and sprinkle on some humor and hot sex and wha lah… you got yourselves a winner!!!!

Lily is so effing awesome! Funny as hell and oh so damn adorable! She may seem a little scatter-brained at times, but rest assured, she’s got it all figured out, well at least for that day she does! Oh to be young again! Talk about “Hot For Teacher,” I think I could dig having a teacher like her! She keeps herself busy as to not fall into that bottomless pit of self pity and wretchedness. She’s got a great approach to life and could easily be added to my girl posse!! I. Freaking. Love. Her and I’ll be celebrating on March 23 <>!!

Adam, well, he wasn’t my preferred character in Pieces of Perfect to begin with, but I guess he grew on me a bit… until I read this book and then he just got on my damn nerves! Every last one to be exact! At one point you think he’s all that and a bag of chips and then the floor drops out from under you and you’re like whaaaaa??? I get that he’s a single Dad and he’s suppose to have it all together, but he just seemed at times to act like a spoiled rotten brat! He would be the reason for my urges to throw my Kindle across the room!

Max, oh God almighty, Max!! Call me crazy, but I’m such a sucker for a bad boy athlete with an attitude problem! I guess you could call Max the “class clown.” He made me laugh out loud with his raw humor more times than I can count! I am now and will be forever on TEAM MAX! He’s just one ideal hunk of man that’ll melt your panties, make you giggle, and scare the shit out of you in one conversation! Just watch out for his rape whistle!! Love ya Maxi!!!

One of the best supporting character cast in a long time. Amanda is such a riot with her banter among just about everyone in here! Shane is, well Shane and seems to love the fact that Amanda is all kinds of fucked up, cause she’s his all kinds of fucked up! The way she talks to Lily, I had to wipe tears from my eyes… “If I were a guy, I’d fuck you!” or “Jesus Lily. He’s in your gym, not your vagina. Get a fucking grip.” All the teachers at Swift make being a teacher sounds good, even that “box of rocks” Tina! Even Adam’s friends got my dander up! Makes for some great emotions making me feel a little murderous at times!!! Welp, gotta go… gotta catch the next Greyhound back to Trampsylvania! Bwahahahaha!!!!

The dialogue feels very natural and flows with proficiency. It felt like I was inside Lily’s head at times, like I knew what she would do or say next. After reading the conclusion, I literally sat with my mouth open is amazement. To take this story where you did and end up with that climax, sheer genius! I love it! It’s 344 (Kindle Version) pages long, and I don’t know about you, but I read faster than I’ve ever read before and devoured every effing word that 344 pages went by in a flash…. time flies when you’re having fun!! The pacing is somewhat fast paced and I struggled with that option I always give myself… (I’ll put it down after this chapter) Yeah, right!!! Lost a lot of sleep over this one, but oh so worth it!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands’ chagrin).

They live with their husbands and kids in a suburb of Philadelphia. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”

We split the time on Goodreads, so those of you who have been communicating with us get “pieces” of each of us. We appreciate all of your support!

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