Three years ago she was left in pieces . . .
Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago.
As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his.
My Rating: 5 ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨
This was my first read by Danielle Pearl. I gotta say, it was an amazing book and I’m so happy that I got the chance to read an ARC of it.
This was a great forbidden love story with a good doze of mystery, suspense and danger attached to it. It’s a classic big brother’s best friend story. The book grabbed a hold of me from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down (until life got in the way for a little while).
I loved so many things about this book. First of all, Beth (our heroine) is a perfect character. We witness the lowest point in her life at the very beginning, and see her incredible growth throughout the book. She suffers from depression and anxiety however, she uses her experiences to help others – what better way than to use the Bad to create more good. We experience her strength and determination. I just loved Beth’s character, she was very relatable to me, as I at one point or another have suffered from anxiety and have come above it.
David, (our hero) is the perfect best friend who’s always been in love with Beth but can’t do anything about it due to the fact that she’s his best friend’s little sister. He shows his affection by being overprotective and a little bit overbearing at points but his heart is in the right place. He becomes her personal bodyguard.
Every time these two were on the page together, the feelings were on high alert. You could feel the angst, the need for each other and the desperation to be together. There was an amazing twist that I couldn’t see coming at all and I was shocked but loved it.
In Pieces in the 4th book in ‘Something More‘ series by Danielle Pearl, however can be read as a standalone. I have to say, Danielle wrote a heartbreakingly beautiful story and I’ll be going back for more. I recommend this book to all who love a good forbidden love story. ❤️
As always, thank you for reading and I hope you all will enjoy this review as much as I had writing it.