As a sexy ex-hockey player, Max was the bad boy with something to prove. As a handsome single father, Adam was the man most women wait a lifetime for. Each man would take me on a journey of self-discovery that was marred with lies, jealousy, deceit, and a whole lot of fun. They each offered a glimpse of happily ever after, a piece of perfect. But in my constant quest to have it all, I would risk losing everything. Only one thing was certain. I’d never be the same after this.
ADULT CONTENT – Only Suitable for 17+
Pieces of Perfect by Elizabeth Hayley
TO AIRPORTS, AUDITORIUMS, AND PRESS BOXES – CHEERS!
Max, Adam, and Lily
Well, I just finished this, as in like seconds ago! I’m trying to type this with teary eyes and a damn runny nose! Damn you Elizabeth Hayley! You sought me out, captivated me, and turned my world upside down! I am in love with this story and these characters. I cannot wait to read the next installment. It is so steamy, so funny, and so heart wrenching that I’m in awe that this is actually your first book. Congrats, you have a winner here!!!
This story of love, betrayal, deceit, and acceptance is unlike any other I’ve ever read. It’s not precisely dealing with anything too dark or creepy, but it will definitely have you so tied up in knots that I fear (for myself) that I will never be the same again. This is not your traditional love story, it’s much more! I mean we’re talking “A slice of pepperoni and an orgasm” for lunch! I think I’m going to enjoy my visit to “Delusionalville!”
I’m going to start with Lily (a.k.a. sailor mouth)… she’s a brilliant female lead character for so many reasons. She’s smart, witty, sexy, and for Godsakes man, she’s fucking two hot piece of asses!!! I must confess, she was getting on my nerves a tad, but I could almost appreciate her actions due to the dilemma she found herself in. I probably would have done the same things. Now Max, holy hell. That boy is hot, damn hot. I envision him being like this big dumb teddy bear that could be lead around on a leash eventually. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a total alpha male, but you could just tell there was something more inside of him, it just needed to come out. He can also bang like a champ in just about any situation for Godsakes. Adam, on the other hand wore his heart on his sleeve. Equally sexy, but oh so different from our sexy talker Max. If the two could just merge, you’d have the perfect man! Great supporting characters in Tina and both sets of parents. That Tina, now she’s somebody I’d hang out with! I could even say I enjoyed the “dirty pirate hooker” in the bar!
The writing style is effortless to read and flows very nicely. The pacing is not too fast nor too slow. I guess you could say it’s just right. I found myself blowing through some chapters like there was no tomorrow and others, I savored just a little longer. It’s 248 (Kindle Version) pages long and a perfect length in my opinion. There are too many highs and lows to single one out, but know this… It’s going to take you on a turbulent ride and at times will feel like the bottom just dropped out on you. Take comfort in knowing, you’re not alone. Been there, done that!
I’m not too certain about the ending just yet. I was a little freaked out, but have calmed some while writing this review. I’ve come to the conclusion that your climax was simply perfect… No, let me rephrase that, it was Pieces of Perfect! I am patiently waiting for the next book to come out, and when I say patiently, I mean more like, I’m biting my fucking nails, pulling my goddamn hair out, and slamming my Kindle around… so could you pretty please with sugar on top hurry!!! xo
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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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