Monday, April 18, 2016

PIECES OF YOU AND ME by Erin Fletcher - Review and Giveaway

by Erin Fletcher
Publication Date: April 18, 2016
Published by Entangled Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, contemporary romance
Source: GoodnChoice Reading Promotions; Publisher via Netgalley

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!

Five years.

That’s how long I’ve been gone. Since I left my best friend—the girl I loved—behind.

Five seconds.

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.

My Thoughts

Stories about first love are some of my favorites to read. That is what drew me to read PIECES OF YOU AND ME (and I love the title). It's about friendship and young, tortured, and inevitable love. It was a fun read with some really special sweet moments between former best friends who become more.

What I Liked:

  • The fierce loyalty of friendship - especially Mya's relationship with Rylee - Mya may have stepped out of line when protecting Rylee, but it always came from a good place
  • The parents giving "the talk" - Rylee and Chase aren't kids anymore
  • Teachers who care
  • The history of the composition books and how Chase and Rylee opened up to each other through the books
  • All of the moments when Rylee wouldn't give Chase an inch. She believed in him and in them 
Favorite Quotes/Moments:

Rylee misinterpreting the signs:
"Chase ..."
"I want you . . ."
I closed my eyes. "Okay." 
But after a moment, I didn't feel his mouth on mine, so I opened my eyes. He was grinning down at me, almost like he was struggling to hold in a laugh. "I want you to come with me."

The inevitable:
"God I missed you," he said.
"It wasn't that long."
"It was too long."

So sweet!

I would have liked to know more about what happened with Chase during the five years he was out of Rylee's life - especially his relationship with his stepdad Mark. There is more to that story that needs to be told. Chase had a lot of pain that he wasn't dealing and knowing his past would have helped me know him a little bit better.

PIECES OF YOU AND ME is another book from the Entangled Crush imprint that I have come to enjoy. It is the first book by Erin Fletcher that I've read and am looking forward to reading more of her books (I already have her first book on my e-reader, so I'll get to it soon!) Rylee and Chase's story was a pleasure to read and I would love to see them in future books! 

Disclaimer:  I received this e-ARC from PUBLISHER in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Quotes are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may differ from the final published version. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.




  1. I had a best friend through elementary school. Then we move to away and lost contact with each other.

  2. I actually had something like this happen but not in a good way. I left the relationship because he had a drinking problem that had just started after his parents told him he was adopted after HS graduation. He had been a star football player and good in school. Fast forward to 22 years and I had a blood clot go through my heart and was in the hospital. He was the head nurse for my floor (very awkward) and we talked. After I left and he finally hit bottom he went into the Army and took nursing. His hair is all white now which was weird because it was jet black. He is married and has 2 kids. The nurses heard out story and came in and told me how good he is with his kids. Made me happy but wonder what would have happened if I would have stuck it out.


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