Title: Pieces of You and Me
Author: Erin Fletcher
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Tini-tiny bit warm
Page Count and Format: 178 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 18th 2016 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
That’s how long I’ve been gone. Since I left my best friend—the girl I loved—behind.
That’s how long it takes to realize I am completely, utterly, screwed. Because now that I’m back, my childhood crush has turned into so much more.
Rylee has changed. We both have. And now I’m drawn to her in a completely different way. To her smile. Her touch. To reliving old memories and making new ones. To the happiness she’s always given me that I haven’t felt since I left.
But her friends are hell-bent on keeping us apart. My dad is one drink away from destroying both of our lives, and maybe I am, too. It’s only a matter of time before I have to leave again, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I never get a choice.
The one choice I can make? Stay away from Rylee. Because if I don’t, I’ll break her heart—and mine—all over again.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, addiction, and just the right amount of angst. You’ll want to save this tortured hero, while at the same time, not want to change a single thing about him!
Friends to lovers is one of my favourite trope and I loved how well it was executed in this story. Although there were plently of ups and downs in this story I ended up enjoying myself.
Rylee and Chase had been best friends, maybe something more than that before Chase disappeared five years ago and then he stopped contacting her. But after five years he is back, all of a sudden. Rylee had tried to move on but when she sees him, her world comes to a standstill but she knows he’s trouble. Chase does not want to hurt her all over again but can they stay away from each other?
The plot was quite enjoyable. Rylee and Chase had been more than best friends but they didn’t voice their feelings for each other, then Chase disappeared all of a sudden. Rylee felt abandoned. But finally he’s back. Chase does everything in his power to keep his distance but they both seem to come face to face anyway. I liked Rylee’s character, she was simple and sweet, although she felt hurt and betrayed, she couldn’t help herself when anybody said anything bad about Chase, it’s like she said standing up for him was like a second nature to her.
Chase was a nice character as well. He definitely had a troubled past but I liked how the relationship with his father developed though he ought to give him a bit more credit because he was seriously trying to be a good father and rectify his mistake. I would have liked more if Chase just accepted that he and Rylee belong together instead of denying the fact for so long. But nonetheless I absolutely loved their chemistry and the romance.
I hated Mya, Rylee’s BFF sooo much. She was such an annoying character. I was constantly comparing her with Willa (from How Willa Got Her Groove Back). Where Willa understood her best friend’s decision and respected it, Mya was keen on bossying her around, I understand she was only trying to protect her but I think she forgot that she was not her mother. The other characters were somewhat okay.
Overall, Pieces of You and Me was a nice read. I think I enjoyed the first portion more than the last part. The writing was simple and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. The plot was enjoyable and the romance kept me hooked.
So, how many of you are interested in read this? Is it already in your tbr? Do you love friends to lovers trope? Share your thoughts with me!