Friday, May 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Pieces of You (Shattered Hearts #2) Review

In Relentless, college student Claire Nixon and surfer Adam Parker each had a painful past too heavy to carry alone. Claire tried to push Adam away, but Adam's relentless pursuit of her heart and her secrets made her walls come crumbling down.

Though their hearts will never be whole again, Claire and Adam now know they are stronger together than they are apart.

But now Claire's attending college a hundred miles away from Adam. With their relationship already hanging by a thread, Adam is sent to Hawaii on business.

And rock star Chris Knight is back in Claire's life.

Chris wants his ex-girlfriend back and he knows just how to get her: only he has the power to mend the final missing piece of Claire's broken heart. Now Claire must choose between a long-distance relationship with Adam and a second chance at love, family, and home.

Nine words is all it takes to explain my exact feelings about Claire - I would not want to be in her shoes!   This poor girl has had it rough... as we found out in Relentless and just as we think things are going to start looking up for the beautiful Claire it seems like she has more crap thrown in her face.  I felt for her throughout Pieces of You.  Not once (and this is saying a lot considering certain feelings I have for a certain character) did I feel that Claire made a poor choice.  She's been through so much pain, loss, heartbreak, ect that it's obvious she's confused... hell I was confused over who I should love... I can only imagine what's REALLY going through Claire's head.

Adam.... Chris.... Adam.... Chris - At the end of Relentless my choice was easy.  It was ALL about Adam but now.... I have grown some serious love for Chris because I can see what he's doing and I can feel the love he has for Claire.  He may be playing a little dirty but he's determined to get Claire back and I have to say I have a soft spot for a man who is willing to go to the extremes Chris is.  And the fact that he's not openly trying to come between Adam and Claire (I don't know that he even realizes that he is) made me like him even more.  He really is trying to win her back the old fashion way... by showing her how much he loves her.

Then there's Adam... dear sweet baby Jesus I do love that boy and his extremely corny jokes but he made a poor choice and he made that poor choice at a time when Claire needed him most.  I totally get it, and in all reality he was doing the selfless thing... BUT it doesn't change the fact that he did it and because he did it he now has to fight harder for what he wants.

I'm not going to share which boy I think Claire should pick.  But I will say that in the last chapter Claire's best friend makes an extremely wise comment about which boy sees exactly what she needs.... and that comment she made, solidified the fact that I wholeheartedly HOPE that Claire ends up with THAT boy!

Character Fun Facts:

Fun Facts about Adam Parker

1.      He loves pretending to be a celebrity chef while he’s cooking.
2.      One of his favorite songs of all time is Sitting, Waiting, Wishing by Jack Johnson.
3.      He didn’t learn to swim until he was eight.
4.      He has six surfboards and they’re each named after a city where he placed first in a competition.
5.      His favorite movie is Robocop.

Fun Facts about Claire Nixon

1.      She’s allergic to kiwi.
2.      Her favorite movie is Titanic.
3.      She knows how to play I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie on the guitar.
4.      She loves Sailor Moon.
5.      Every year on the anniversary of her mother’s death, June 16th, she goes stargazing.

Fun Facts about Chris Knight

1.      His favorite movie is Fight Club.
2.      He had a small role in an independent film that is yet to be released.
3.      His favorite song to play on the guitar is Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix.
4.      He knows how to make sushi.
            5.   He thought he was going to be a professional skateboarder until he picked up his first guitar at age eleven.

USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she's not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she's not watching reruns, she's usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading--sometimes both.

Giveaway:   Cassia has some amazing prizes up for grabs!  Make sure you enter BOTH Rafflecopters below for your chance to win.  Open Internationally!  Good Luck!

Blog Tour Giveaway:
·         10 signed paperbacks of Pieces of You
·         (2) $25 gift cards to Amazon or B&N
·         1 Pieces of You Charm Bracelet

Grand Prize:
                iPad Mini


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