"I felt like a yo-yo, up one minute and then down the next. Bouncing between highs and lows so fast I couldn't see straight."
Kiernan Parks settled all the scores. He finished what he set out to do and then . . . he left.Review:
He left Jade. Heartbroken and weary. Existing one day to the next. One breath after another. The only way she knew how to move forward, forever missing a piece of her heart. Until an unexpected surprise throws her volatile life into upheaval, once more.
He left Caulder. Guilt-ridden and grieving. Fighting to hold it all together. Not just for himself, but for the people he cares about. Staggering under the weight of his obligations.
He left them alone.
He left them together.
Honestly, when I heard that there will be a second book in the Pieces series I was a little skeptical. I was afraid that Jade’s life will become more complicated and way to unbearable.
NOTE: If you haven’t read Falling to Pieces, you should be warned that I will inevitable have a few spoilers from the book.
In Falling to Pieces, Jade’s life is turned upside down, she is broken and alone. Kiernan is the only one who tries to fix her and he succeeds. However, after all the struggles and after she falls in love with him, Kiernan dies. That book did not have a 100% happy ending, not in the traditional way. She lost the love of her life, yes, but she got back her mother, she was more confident and things were looking good to her.
Nine months later and Jade still misses Kiernan, but at least her mother is better, she has a part-time job and things seem to move towards better, right? Wrong. Jade’s life dives deeper into darkness and things start to go south the moment her father returns.
Pieces Of My Heart was frustrating, heart-breaking and beautiful at the same time.
Why was it frustrating? Because of Jade, because after all that time in which Kiernan tried to make her whole, after she started to visibly be confident people around her broke her again. Every single person around her made her feel like nothing and if it weren’t for Caulder maybe she would have gave up.
But most of all I enjoyed the dynamic between the two characters, how they lowered their walls in front of the other and how they trusted each other until the point they accepted help.
Pieces Of My Heart was a beautiful story about two people in pain, who found comfort in the other, a tragic tale that slowly turned into a love story.