Cutting Ties (Book 2) (Piper Anderson Series) [NOOK Book]

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Against all odds, Piper Anderson has managed to pick up the pieces of her life. She's holding tight to her budding romance with Officer Bobby Wright, anxious to have her moment with him. Now encircled by fiercely loyal friends, she finally feels like she's standing at the edge of a normal life. That is until reports of a brutal attack at the local college campus turn her dream of happily ever after into a nightmare. The unmistakably familiar details of the attack are an instant reminder of the chains tying her to...
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Cutting Ties (Book 2) (Piper Anderson Series)

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Against all odds, Piper Anderson has managed to pick up the pieces of her life. She's holding tight to her budding romance with Officer Bobby Wright, anxious to have her moment with him. Now encircled by fiercely loyal friends, she finally feels like she's standing at the edge of a normal life. That is until reports of a brutal attack at the local college campus turn her dream of happily ever after into a nightmare. The unmistakably familiar details of the attack are an instant reminder of the chains tying her to people and places she so badly wants to escape.

With her life and friends in danger, Piper must confront her past in order to fight for her future. To make matters worse, Piper and Bobby once again find their moral compasses pointing them in opposite directions. But what Piper doesn't know is that Bobby has secrets of his own. How can their love survive when their pasts have shaped them so differently? Piper's choices could bring her the freedom she yearns for, but will cutting ties with the past sever her relationship with Bobby?

Piper Anderson Series:
Book 1: Chasing Justice
Book 2: Cutting Ties
Book 3: Changing Fate
Book 4: Finding Freedom
Book 5: Settling Scores(Available June 2014)
Book 6: Battling Destiny(Available September 2014)

Piper Anderson Extras:
Choosing Christmas - Holiday Novella - Chris & Sydney's Story
Betty's Journal - Bonus Material(suggested to be read after Book 4 to avoid spoilers)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148514879
  • Publisher: Danielle Stewart
  • Publication date: 7/22/2013
  • Series: Piper Anderson Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,515
  • File size: 491 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    I found Cutting Ties to be the perfect sequel to Chasing Justice

    I found Cutting Ties to be the perfect sequel to Chasing Justice. It picks up right where the first book left us all begging for more and delivers just as many twists and turns as the story unfolds. The reader is treated to further character development as we get to know the whole gang - Betty, Michael, Jules, and Bobby (and even a couple other unexpected guests from book one!) even better. Just like with book one, Cutting Ties is grounded mostly in suspense, but I think many readers will be happy to find that the romance is "amped up" a few notches. Relationships is a major theme in this book as we learn that Piper isn't the only one forced to confront a painful past. Danielle Stewart writes in a very REAL fashion where the characters face true ups and downs, and you'll find yourself experiencing all the corresponding emotions right along with them. Wonderful description, great dialogue, and, of course, some truly great one-liners from lovable Betty. I HIGHLY recommend this book!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    cutting ties has picked up right where chasing justice ends and

    cutting ties has picked up right where chasing justice ends and I am thrilled...the book is fantastic and the author once again has brought me to the small town and I feel like I am there..the characters feel like friends...way to go Danielle Stewart

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Danielle Stewart has once again knocked my socks off with this b

    Danielle Stewart has once again knocked my socks off with this book! I have been SO waiting for this book to be available AND Danielle didn't let this avid reader and book critic down! Way to go :-)




    This is the 2nd book in the Piper Anderson series and if you loved or even just liked Book 1, I promise you're going to LOVE Cutting Ties. Also, you needn't have read Book 1 in order to read Book 2 but I would recommend doing so.




    As I DID read Book 1, Chasing Justice, I was hooked then from the very beginning with not only the storyline but with the characters. In this book, Cutting Ties, you get a deeper sense and understanding of each character and why they "are who they are and what makes them tick"...Piper, Bobby, Michael, Jules and Betty. I absolutely LOVE each of them and feel like I know them personally (I wish). Again, I felt there in the story observing all going on.




    Be ready for an emotional roller coaster ride. I found myself giggling, smiling, scared, sad and really truly wanting to cry at various points in the story. I suggest you hold on for quite the emotional ride!




    I'm writing this review without being very explicit about the storyline because I've seen too many reviews written on books that give away too much detail. I don't like that.




    Oh and I must mention that the cover of this book is incredible!




    I am telling you, I have read so many books over the years and Danielle Stewart is an author who's going to go very far in the publishing world. Danielle has a true gifted talent for writing and delivers her stories in a well flowing manner. She delivers the perfect balance of description and dialogue. What happens in the events as they transpire in the story are delivered to us readers perfectly, in a manner fitting for the storyline.




    I honestly can't recommend this book highly enough. Trust me, you won't want to put it down... you'll want to get totally "lost", uninterrupted in reading it. I want to be a billboard and shouting to the world to READ THIS , FOLLOW THE SERIES AND DANIELLE!!




    Danielle, you are awesome...I can't thank you enough for delivering a truly amazing book series that I am completely hooked on. I absolutely love the connections between the characters in this series. Keep them coming. Can't wait for the next book :-)




    Again all, HIGHLY RECOMMEND and tell all your friends about it! Can't rave enough about it. I'm in love with a series!!! :-) :-)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    Danielle Stewart did it again, another fantastic book. This book

    Danielle Stewart did it again, another fantastic book. This book is loaded with suspense, romance, relationships, and what it is like being family, even when it is not by blood. In this book, we find out that Bobby has a painful past, a past that could stand in the way of him and Piper having any kind of life together. Piper, also learns what if feels like to know that she does not have to face everything alone anymore, because she has a family now that cares about her. Bobby, Michael, Jules, and Betty, will do anything to protect her, including setting her up with a K-9 guard dog, that Piper quickly falls in love with, and spoils. I must agree with Piper, the situation with her father could only have been handled one way, although I must say I was shocked by who took care of the deed, did not see that one coming. Also, the FBI agent, that led Piper's father to her, tried to make amends for her failures, and what she disclosed was another shocker, hopefully for Piper, it will help to heal some of the wounds of her past. At this time, I cannot say that love will have a happy ending for Piper and Bobby, their attitudes on life are so different, but hopefully in book 3, it will all come together.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

    "Cutting Tie"s by Danielle Stewart is the second book

    "Cutting Tie"s by Danielle Stewart is the second book in the Piper Anderson Series.  The story continues from where it left off in the first book Chasing Justice.  There has been a college student who has been murdered in the similar way that Piper's father had completed his killings.  As time goes by Bobby feels the need to involve the FBI to help solve the cases believing this case a related to Piper's father.  As Piper warned Bobby involving the FBI will change everything for Piper and her friends. 

    This story goes into more of Bobby and Piper's story.  They finally have their moments together.   Both Piper and Bobby struggle with the beliefs that have on how justice should be served.  They both love each other but have their own views which tend to pull them apart. At times I couldn't wait for Piper and Bobby to be together.  Other times I couldn't understand Bobby "by the book attitude".  As you get deeper in the book you learn why Bobby always follows the rules. I understand Bobby's reasons I am still a big fan of Piper's ways.  In the way Danielle Stewart writes about Piper and Bobby you can still feel their strong attraction.  I enjoyed how she made them so in love with each but so different.  

    In  this book it goes into a little of Michael and Jules and their relationship.  In the first book Michael and Jules were able to quick begin their relationship.  In this book there is some trying times for this couple.  Michael and Jules in their own way know what they want from their relationship together.  As with any couple this will take time for them to work out. 
    My favorite part of this book was the moment Piper and Jules share.  I don't want to spoil that for anyone so you'll just have to read it for yourself. 
    Overall I loved the book! It was a great second book! I love how Danielle Stewart writes her character.  For me each character draws me and  I love find out new things about them.  

    I love the ending and can't wait to see where this next journey is going to lead us.   Looking forward to "Changing Fate"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Loved!

    This book is worth it. The author doesnt sugarcoat details. If you want romance and thats it. Then you need to look on. Be prepared that happy endings dont always happen. Im ready for the next book so she can fit all the puzzle pieces together for me!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Great book

    This picks up exactly where Chasing Justice ends. If you want happily ever after, this is not for you. If you want suspense and drama that leaves you excited for the next books, grab this book. You really need to read the first book to understand each of the key players and how they become a family.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Loved it

    Can't wait to read more!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    Danielle Stewart writes the most down to earth books! I love se

    Danielle Stewart writes the most down to earth books! I love seeing when she has a new book come out! I'm always thrilled with each new story! Thanks Danielle!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Cutting ties

    Excellent

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    good suspense

    Loved this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Terrific book!

    This second book iin the Piper Anderson series will not disappoint. I am looking forward to the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Couldn't put this book down.

    Read all three books of thr Piper Anderson series. All three were very good. Would read again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    When Next book?

    When will the next book be released?


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Must read!

    The continuing story of Piper Anderson was a great read! Can't wait for the next one, Changing Fate :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Perfect

    Great read . I can not wait for the next e to come outo

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    *Original review posted on Gin's Book Notes* Cutting Ties is Bo

    *Original review posted on Gin's Book Notes*

    Cutting Ties is Book 2 in the Piper Anderson Series and it is just as wonderful as Book 1, Chasing Justice. Danielle has a gift for drawing you into her stories and making you care about the lives that she has created with her words.

    Book 2 delivers more action, suspense, and romance while at the same time taking a deeper look at how a person's past can affect their current decisions and relationships. It also examines that invisible moral line that exists for most of us. That line where we know we won't cross and if we do that we can never be the same person again. For some that line might be small, like its okay to steal (aka: take home) a few office supplies but not okay to borrow money from the office petty cash. For others it might be big, like its okay to take a life as long as you are saving others. These are the issues that confront Piper, Bobby, and several other characters in Cutting Ties.

    One thing I do want to make clear is that in no way is this book "preachy". It offers both sides of the coin. It shows you that everything is not always black and white; that most of the time things are in fact a muddy shade of gray. The characters are engaging, the action is high, and the suspense is killer. So, needless to say, I highly recommend this series not just as a great story to get lost in but as a chance to examine our views and discover where we might stand on our own invisible lines of morality.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    Congratulations Danielle Stewart on another brilliant release in

    Congratulations Danielle Stewart on another brilliant release in Cutting Ties. Suspense, romance, humor! 
    Cutting Ties is the second book to Chasing Justice, Stewart's thrilling debut novel. It continues the story of Bobby and Piper, returning to Edenville, and their journey toward peace, justice and love. Piper and Bobby know they love each other, but can they thrive when their different experiences from their pasts, which have shaped their view of justice in particular, survive when confronted with the disastrous visit from Piper's former life?
    Piper and Bobby were fundamentally very different. This wasn't glossed over, but explored perfectly. Their love for each other was realistic, convincing and heartfelt. Bobby of Piper “I love you in a way that petrifies me. I love you so much that I cut out the best parts of me to make room for you, and now I don't recognise myself”Bobby's sense of duty was admirable. His finesse, or lack there of, not so much. 
    Piper on betrayal from someone you love – “Then a boat came along, warm, welcoming and safe. But all of a sudden her boat was capsized by betrayal. The water is much colder, the darkness and loneliness more intense, the pain more acute." It was this sort of depth, thought and poetic writing, which impressed me.
    Once again, supporting characters leant strength, believability and (appropriately placed and funny!) humor to the tale. Written in third person, present tense worked well.  This author writes with what feels like, years of experience. Betty-isms frequently provided perfect moments of levity. The whole gamut of emotions were covered: joy, love, fear, lust, anger, sadness. Cleverly done. 
    The conclusion was more than fabulous. It was devastating, yet it was apt. It wasn't a cliffhanger, but an ending that will possibly surprised you none-the-less. 
    Epilogues - being the greedy reader I am, I love Epilogues! In this one, there was the added bonus of being familiarized with Christian. Watch out girls: this man has bad boy written all over him and will cause you to swoon!
    If you love the blend of romance and suspense, the perfectly mixed cocktail in Cutting Ties must not be missed. Grab it, enjoy, swoon, cry and gasp.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2014

    Loved this book!

    Really enjoyed this book!

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    Great, Great ,Great.....................

    Great, Great ,Great.....................

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