Pieces For You by Genna Rulon: Blog Tour, Review

 

Synopsis:

“The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite; revive from ashes and rise.” -Miguel de Cervantes
Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.

As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.

But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.

Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance begin to plague Sam, it is Griffin she is forced to turn to.

Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone

Alexis and Leary say…

Alexis: Both Leary and I became very fond of Genna’s writing while reading Only For You. So, when we received the ARC for Pieces For You, we were both on it immediately. I don’t want to speak for Leary, but I can say that this book caused the mother of all book hangovers for me. Seriously, I read 3 books within the same week and thought that I should maybe reread Pieces For You again because I liked it ten times more than the other 3 books. I know, I think I might have a small obsession with this book.
Leary: I literally squealed when we got the ARC in. I immediately stopped the book I was reading to pick up Pieces For You. I didn’t think I could love anyone more than Hunter and Everleigh but Griffin and Sam completely stole my heart. Side note: Although these books can be read as stand alones, I really feel they should be read in order to get the full impact of the story. If you read the 2nd book first it basically spoils the entire first book.
Once I finished Pieces For You I tried to pick up another book & couldn’t. This book stuck in my mind and I just needed to read more of the sexy and heart melting Griffin and the sassy and strong willed Sam. You can probably guess what I did next, I reread it immediately!
Alexis: I hear ya Leary, Griffin was delicious in every way. He is sitting high at number 3 on my book boyfriend list. I think the, best way to describe him is to call him a gentle giant. What I would do to be his “Lo”. The way he would just hold Sam and comforted her after her episodes was amazing. Also, in this book there are some songs weaved in and I have to admit that this was the first book that actually had me pulling up Google to check out the song lyrics for Fix You by Coldplay.
Sam on the other hand was a survivor, yes I have Destiny’s Child now in my head. She survived the worst kind of assault and was able to get through it with some help from Everleigh, Hunter, Griffin, and the fabulous Thia. Yes, I simply adored Thia her therapist. Their therapy sessions provided some great comic relief. I have to give Genna some huge props for writing a very tough subject matter so well. I literally felt like I was living Sam’s hell right along with her.
Leary:  I was quite shocked with the first interaction between Sam and Thia but I grew to totally love the snarky therapy sessions. Yes Alexis, I feel the same way. Genna did an amazing job writing this tough subject. She first introduced us to these attacks in Only For You and in Pieces For You we got to be in the mind of someone that survived a horrendous attack. I absolutely loved how Griffin, Hunter, and Everleigh were there for Sam throughout the entire book. They gave her the comfort she needed and read the times that she needed space and gave that to her without a fight. Each of them were there for her every step of the way. I cannot stress enough how much I love this group and loved getting more glimpses of Hunter and Everleigh as well. We were reintroduced to a character from Only For You and I would put money down to say that the next story will be about her. I CANNOT wait for the next book!!  I need more huntleigh and hmmm…we need to come up with a witty name for Griffin and Sam. I need to be more witty like Sam!
Alexis:   You can have Sam’s wittiness, I want and NEED a wardrobe like Sam’s. As for a couple name, what about Gram?? I loved seeing Huntleigh as a couple too-they are super cute but not as adorable as Gram. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone and everyone…wait I already have. I love Genna and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
Leary:  ohhh Alexis, I love Gram! If you haven’t read Genna’s books, you seriously need to! These books are on the top of both of our favorites lists!

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Only For You (Book 1)

 

Synopsis:

“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!” All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she planned. When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded by her best friend to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, an explosive relationship is born. Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate-that fickle shrew- continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she casts Hunter as her prime adversary. The only complication…Hunter is resolutely pursuing his vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal. Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption-brimming with witty characters, intelligent dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18770129-only-for-you

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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.

Comments

  1. I love that quote at the beginning.