At fifteen I fell in love. His name was Jake Stephens and he took the abandoned, lonely girl I had been and made me whole. His love was a pure and unconditional love that made every day better than the last...a fairy tale of my very own.
But this story isn't about Jake. It's about Abel Madden; the man I meet after the fairy tale goes to hell. A cocky, arrogant man who says what he wants, does as he pleases, and makes no excuses for it. He irritates me-downright pisses me off at times-but he also brings me back to life.
My name is Sidney Ellis and this is my story of finding love twice-the first when I needed it most and the second when I never saw it coming.
Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An exquisite read telling of a broken woman who finds a second chance at life with a man to her extreme opposite. Collecting Pieces is so smooth, refreshing and real that you find yourself immersed in every word that builds a story that will stay with you. LA Fiore always gives reads that make us think and feel, Collecting The Pieces was beyond this. From page one i was involved in this story. A girl who grew up in a foster home that only wanted to collect a paycheck and a brother who started to get wild. In all that chaos she found her first love. Life was good and all was well, then tragedy falls upon Sidney and her family. Not knowing how to continue on she embarks on a journey with her best friend and moves to the midwest. She instantly falls in love with her new home. Then her eyes fall upon Abel. “Dressed in his faded jeans and leather jacket with his hair pulled up in a messy kind of bun and the full beard and mustache.” Abel has been on his own since he was a teen. No one to count on besides himself and the man who took him in under his wing. He is rough around the edges and is not one to stay in one bed more than needed. Besides riding his bike, he loves building them. He was happy with the way things were. Then his eyes fell upon Sidney. “She is about thirty, fine body, killer face and brown hair the color of mink, the kind of hair you want on your pillow or running down your chest.” Both stubborn. Both smart. Both content. Both gorgeous. Both attracted. Both ballsy. Both have met their match. Two souls who are thought first love and to love again would never happen find themselves running towards each at full force. There are going to be some bumps and bruises along the way. Strength is going to be tested. Wills are going to pushed to the limit. Power is going to be spread throughout their lives. Obstacles are going to be hurdled at them. Pieces are going to be pieces together to create the perfect completed puzzle.
This was a great read. Another excellent book from this author.
Sydney Ellis was left on the steps of a hospital when she was a baby. She grew up in the system, feeling unwanted and unloved. When she's ten, she's placed in a foster family. Although the family only fostered her because of the money they receive from the state, Sydney finds her first glimpse of friendship and family with Conner, her new brother. On her first day of high school, Sydney meets Jake Stephens, the popular football player. Soon, their relationship blooms and they become a couple. They're perfect together. Years pass and Sydney and Jake are still together and happy. Until the day everything goes wrong. Years later, Sydney is surviving, not living. Until she moves across the country to work as a veterinary in a small country town and meets Abel Madden. Will Sydney open herself to love again? I loved Collecting the Pieces! The story is beautiful, full of hope and love. It broke my heart and pieced it back together once I finish it. It took me in a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I couldn't be more happy that I decided to embark in this amazing journey. Collecting the Pieces has everything a romance must have. It has lots of drama, laughter, steamy scenes and mystery. Sydney Ellis is a strong woman! She has been through a lot in her life but she keeps going. Although she only starts really living when she meets Abel. I loved how sweet and kind she was, even though she had all the reasons to hate everyone and everything. She does her best to fight her attraction for Abel. Abel Madden... Oh Abel! I loved him! He is a hot, stubborn, cocky, and arrogant bad boy. But he can also be very sweet and gentle. He has a rough upbringing and his friends were his salvation. He believes he can't give Sydney what she deserves, so he tries to fight their connection. Jake Stephens is perfect! He is the total opposite of Abel. He is sweet and kind, very patient and gentle. I loved how he pursued Sydney and showed her she had family and friends. L.A. Fiore did a terrific job with Collecting the Pieces! Her writing is flawless and her writing style makes it very easy to connect with this beautiful story and amazing characters. Have your tissues with you while reading, because you'll cry and laugh and you won't regret picking up Collecting the Pieces!