Monday, January 20, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Pieces for You by Genna Rulon

Today is my stop on the Pieces for You by Genna Rulon blog tour. This is a series that I am so in love with and I am excited to share my review and a giveaway with you. Check it out below!

Pieces for You
(For You #2)
Author: Genna Rulon
Publication Date: December 17, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc
Source: eARC from author via Literati

"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.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone


I am absolutely, unequivocally in love with this series and Piece for You was fantastic. I adored Hunter in Only for You but Genna managed to create and even finer male specimen in Griffin and knocked Hunter to the #2 spot. I love the way she mixes romance with mystery and intrigue and the development of the characters and their relationships with one another is incredible.

I really liked Sam. She was definitely a memorable and loved secondary character in Only for You so I was excited to get her story. She has been through A LOT and but what I love most about her is her strength and determination. She doesn’t back down and she won’t be intimidated. The way she opens herself up with Griffin is incredible considering everything she has been through and I was happy to see that she wasn’t completely jaded. She recognized his awesomeness and she didn’t let past experiences deter her from getting to know him better and discovering the connection that she felt. My only disappointment in Sam was her reaction to something that Griffin did. I understood her initial reaction to the situation but I felt like she overreacted a bit later on considering all she knew about him.

Griffin… Yes, his name is enough. He is such an incredible character and one of the swooniest men I have met over the last year. He is incredibly protective, sweet, charming, sexy, drive, loyal… I could go on and on. Oh yeah, he also sings and plays the guitar. I am seriously in LOVE. Anyways, enough of my gushing. Griffin has had feeling for Sam for quite some time but never found the right moment to make himself noticed. When Sam comes back, Griffin realizes he has a second chance and he takes full advantage of it. He not only wants Sam to notice him, he wants her to SEE him and boy does she. Like Sam, I was a little disappointed with Griffin during the “incident” because I felt like he could have fought harder. I understand that he made a questionable decision in an intense situation but when Sam got spooked, he gave up way too easily considering how hard he worked to get her attention. I felt like he should have fought harder to win her back and made a big gesture immediately.

I don’t want to say much about the plot so as not to give anything from the first book away for those who haven’t read it but if you have read it, you know what Sam is going through. I loved that Everleigh and Hunter are a still a huge part of this book because they are crucial in her recovery and the most important support system she has. Her parents are absolutely horrific and I couldn’t believe the callousness of her father. There was definitely no love or support there so I was happy that she had the friends she did in her life. I liked that the primary focus of this book was Sam’s journey to heal and move forward, as well as the relationship she built with Griffin. However, Genna also adds a subplot of mystery and suspense that complemented the primary plot so well and I loved how it all flowed together. I swooned over Sam and Griffin’s beautifully budding romance while curious and intrigued by who could be behind the threats to Sam. I was definitely surprised by the turn of events and didn’t expect the events that unfolded. We also met Meg, Sam’s coworker and there is a certain mystery behind her that was left open for her story and I look forward to reading it.

I really, truly enjoyed this book and I am a definite fan of Genna’s writing. She expertly mixes all of the elements that make a book work for me including interesting plot, fantastic character development and cohesive writing. Sam and Griffin have a lot of obstacles to overcome and they have their moments of discouragement and fear but they also have a connection that transcends all and when Sam needed Griffin more than anything, he was there. He would do anything to protect Sam and he proved that multiple times. Sam was a strong, independent woman and she became even stronger throughout the book. Griffin may have wanted to protect Sam, but he also fostered her strength, never holding her back or assuming she was weak. I loved every aspect of it, to the very end.

~IPOD Picks~
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
“When I Look At You” by Miley Cyrus
“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

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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.
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  1. Like you Chelsea, I'm a big fan of this series. I love Griffin (and Hunter!) and how they always seem to know the perfect thing to say just when it needs to be said. If only real men were as eloquent! :O
    And I also really enjoyed the twists and emotional intensity of what Sam goes through, it makes a page-turner.

  2. My cobloggers Ria and Mikki love this series! I need to meet Griffin, especially if he is one of the soonest meant you've met! This story sounds perfect! I love it when an author can bring us a great plot, amazing characters, and cohesive writing! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  3. Thanks! I really love this series and these 2 were amazing together!

  4. LOL, if these men were real I would be very happy :-) I definitely agree with you, the mix of romance and intrigue in the plot is what I really enjoy.

  5. You definitely need to join us all and read this one :-)

  6. What Wendy? Just kidding. I think sometimes expectations can get too high and then we are left feeling like something is missing.

  7. I am so glad you loved this one as much as I did! Griffin=amazing!!!!! And I really loved Sam too- she was so kickass and I admire her SO MUCH.


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