PIECES OF HIM
by ALICE TRIBUE
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You want the truth?
The truth is there’ll never be enough time in the world to figure out how to go back.
I’ll never come up with a way to change the outcome.
The truth is I don’t need to hear I have a son.
I can’t deny it’s real because he’s the living, breathing proof my life is out of control.
But the truth is I love him.
The truth is it’s just him and me for the foreseeable future…
Until I met a girl who crossed my heart and changed it all.
Emelia was a bright star in my abandoned sky, and it would take a miracle to keep her there.
I’ll fight for miracles, though, because losing them would mean losing pieces of me.
Her eyes come up to mine, and if I had to take a guess, I’d say she looks scared, which makes this all that much worse. Because it means that somewhere along the way, this girl probably fell in love with me, which is beyond ridiculous. There’s nothing here to love. Nothing here worth loving. I’m an asshole, and I’ve never hidden that from her.
Alice Tribue sends readers on an emotional roller coaster with the release of Pieces of Him. For me this story ticks off so many of my “must haves” when it comes to an all consuming read! I loved that a large part of this story is told in the male POV, the characters are captivating and it is a new/refreshing twist on a heart warming love story.
Right out of the gate we are thrust into Max’s self centered life. He says some total a$$hole things BUT one thing I loved about him was his brutal honesty. Would I want to date him - NOPE but I respected the fact that he was finally getting his career and life moving in a positive direction. So you can imagine the very last thing he expected to be was a single Dad.
Emilie is Max’s new neighbor that happens to walk into his life just as it was unraveling. She is a great friend and strong supporter. Emilie has her own demons so when Max dished out his bull$hit, she threw it right back - LOVE IT!!!
I've never wanted to have more than a casual relationship, but getting older and having a child makes me look at everything differently.
Of course they are attracted to one another BUT Max isn’t looking or able to consider anything more with Emilie. I loved their slow build. It had me on the edge of my seat as they flirted with their attraction.
I don’t want to love him, but because I literally don’t know how. I don’t know how to feel what I’m feeling for him, how to embrace that shit because no one ever gave it to me.
Pieces of Him is a different spin in the over saturated alpha book boyfriend world. Don’t get me wrong, Max is opinionated, bossy and totally drool worthy! His struggles were real and heartbreaking. We are all faced with unexpected highs and lows, how Max chose to deal with them took my breathe away!
I devoured this story and know you will too! I found the growth and journey these characters took to be refreshing and heartbreaking. Both Max and Emilie are strong independent people that anyone can respect.
Pieces of Him is the perfect book to curl up with on this long winter nights!
5 emotional stars; Standalone; dual POV