Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Picking up the Pieces - review

Pieces of Perfect:

Book Description
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.


Let me start by saying that I'm so happy that book exists! I was kind of crushed at the end of Pieces of  Perfect and I never expected there to be a sequel. Picking up the Pieces wraps up the Lily, Max, Adam triangle once and for all!

I was team Max from the start and without giving away the ending so blatantly, I am so happy with the ending of this book! This book picks up about five months after the last one ends with Lily not having seen either Max or Adam. The triangle continues through out most of this book when Lily finally realizes just who it is that she is meant to be with.

I look forward to many more books by Elizabeth Hayley! 

 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).

"Elizabeth" lives with her husband, one and a half year old daughter, and nutjob of a dog. “Hayley” lives with her husband and their own crazy dog. They are hoping to adopt a newborn soon.
 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." 

“Alive” by Krewella
"All of Me" by John Legend
“Arms” by Christina Perri
"Baby Come Back" by Serena Ryder.
"Between the Raindrops" by Lifehouse ft. Natasha Bedingfield
"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie
“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
"Breakeven" by The Script
“Breathe (2AM) by Anna Nalick “Endlessly” by Green River Ordinance
"Broken" by Seether ft. Amy Lee
"Can't Let Go" by Landon Pigg
"Crazy for This Girl" by Evan and Jaron
“Days That We Die” by Loudon III Wainwright
“Hard to Love” by Lee Brice
"Hold On" by Colbie Callait
"Here's to Us" by Halestorm
"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
"I Choose You" by Timeflies
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
“I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes
"King of Wishful Thinking" by Go West
"The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars
"Leave Out All the Rest" by Linkin Park
"Leave the Pieces" by The Wreckers
“Let Her Go” by Passenger
"Love Me Again" by John Newman
“Lying to You” by Keaton Henson
"The Man" by Aloe Blacc
"Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
"Nobody Knows" by The Tony Rich Project
"Not Over You" by Gavin DeGraw
"Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D
"The Reason" by Hoobastank
“Say Something” by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
"Scars" by Papa Roach
"Second Chance" by Shinedown
"She Ain't You" by New Hollow
"Unconditionally" by Katy Perry
“Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band
"What Hurts the Most" by Cascada
 “Wake Me Up” by Avicii

Chapter 18: Lily

Just then, the buzzer rang. I walked over to the intercom and held down the button. “Hello?”
“Hey, Lily. It’s me.”
I could hear the smile in his voice. It made me melt a little. “Me who?”
“Uh, hopefully the only guy you’re expecting tonight.”
Even though his voice was playful, I immediately regretted teasing him when I heard his response. I wondered if his mind had traveled where mine did: to the fact that there had been times when he hadn’t been the only guy who had made visits to my apartment. Dropping my head slightly, I tried to compose myself quickly before I replied. You’re not that girl anymore. You won’t fuck up this time. I lifted my head and interjected happiness into my voice. “I’ll be right down.”


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