Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.
As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam's raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.
But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants...knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.
Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice-teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love's unsurpassed endurance.
• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone.
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About the Author
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First I have to tell you that I cannot give enough praise to Genna and her amazing writing skills. I completely fell in love with Hunter and Ev...now Huntleigh in the first book. And I couldn't wait to hear more about their story in this book as well as to see what might happen with Griffin an Sam. This book was AMAZING!!!! Now Huntleigh are definitely my favorite story and their relationship and everything, but this book was sooo good for so many other reasons. The main was that this story was so raw and real that I felt like I was either Sam trying to live life or someone very close to her living this. It's been a very long time since I've felt something like that and Genna does it perfectly!!! Also I love how at the top of each chapter there is a different quote to relate to the story or chapter. This was my favorite that I think every one (especially women) should live by. "I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe. Okay so now onto the story, this book starts off right where the last one left off. We start out with Sam writing in her journal at TPC. I read her thoughts and actions and feelings is heart wrenching. To have a somewhat better understanding of what she went through was again so raw and real. I've watched movies and tiv shows (especially Law and Order SVU) so I have a general idea about victims of rape. And I've read books before where the girl was raped and beaten and tried to move on and all, but nothing this real before. But as the story continues Sam starts to get better, enough that she can go home and be with Ev. However, she has night terrors and Ev sleeps in her room to help her and Hunter is always in the house to help too. Hunter has pretty much become her brother and she will only allow his touch (as a guy) because of this. Eventually, when Sam is still getting better they invite Griffin over for dinner, since the four of them are all friends and everything. Only we know from the last book that Griffin has no desire to just be friends with Sam. I love Griffin. He's sweet and tender and thoughtful and patient when it comes to Sam. And I love how he (for the most part) what to do to help calm her or talk to her. At the dinner Sam finally let's loose a little and starts wailing on Griffin. Who as a side note is effing huge now....he's been working out the last six months. And he takes it and then comforts her and all is better. He helps Sam get herself back to a more closer version of herself. Sam begins to see her therapist and I LOVE THAT WOMAN!!! Her methods are amazing and I found myself laughing a lot every time Sam was in a session. Part of Sam's homework was that she needed to start exercising and who is going to go with her? None other than our big overprotective Griffin. The first night there Sam get's hit on and as Griffin comes out he growls at this guy hitting on Sam. The whole scene was comical. But Sam also has to get a job and this is where we meet Meg. I like Meg and can't wait to read her story next. With that being said I read the little blurb for the 3rd book (I was curious who was next) and I saw that it was a story between Meg and Wes. And I was like who the eff is Wes? OMG have we met him yet? And then I decided that maybe we meet him in this one. So one day while at work a man comes in to talk to Sam. He's an attorney for Heath's family to basically bribe her with money to not testify. And as he introduces himself I'm floored and all I kept thinking was NOOOOOO Genna wouldn't do this to us come one. But no she did lol and I love her for it too. The attorney's name is Wesley Black. And I was like....Wes....Wesley Black? What no Meg can't date a loser like that.....he's works for the bad people. What is she thinking? But once I finished the book I'll admit I'm dying to know their story now. So while Sam is still trying to pull herself together she is also dating Griffin. But she doesn't feel like he's going to want damaged goods and at every turn Griffin surprises her and I love him for it. He's no Hunter, but I love him for Sam. But I love the growth that Sam does in this book.....not a lot of women could live through what she does and move on the way she does and it only adds to her strength as a woman. But whilst this is all moving on Sam has dinner with her parents that doesn't end well because they don't want her to testify. When she leaves there it's pretty much the last time she will ever talk to him as Samantha Whitney, their daughter. And further along begins to get threats on her life. They relate it to the family and Sam's testimony and eventually things get worse. Also stupid loser Robbie comes back into Sam's life. He tries to tell her that he still loves her and is sorry it took him so long to figure that out and that he wants her. Ewww....I threw up in my mouth at that point. I mean really? You broke her heart after she was attacked and then put it in a blender and pushed the on button. But then he touches her and kisses her. OMG REALLY???? I'm pretty sure that you don't just do that to women, especially knowing what Sam has gone through. Well Griffin looses it and beats the hell out of Robbie and the violence doesn't go well for Sam. Also Griffin has a few secrets of his own. Lionel. I love Lionel. And I love that he speaks about himself in the third person. I especially love Lionel at the very end when Sam goes to the prison to confront someone for their stupidity and I'm completely shocked at the lengths they went to to threaten and try and silence Sam. And finding out the reason they did it. But yes I highly recommend paying attention to Lionel. But as the story goes on Sam begins to question everything. She can't be with Griffin because what if he turns that violence on her? Although the reason he stops beating the hell out of Robbie was pretty good from my stand point. Will Sam even live threw this book? Who is threatening her? Will Heath be given justice for his crimes? Or will he get off like all the other times? There are so many other questions but I can't bring them up because you need to read this book. I can't recommend it enough and give it enough praises. Can't wait to read the next installment and see what happens with Huntleigh (love those two) and here Sam ends up with things and what's going to happen with Griffin. But also I'm dying to know more about Meg and of course we are going to get to know about Wes....so that should be interesting. Now the only thing I didn't like about this book is the lack of Sam and Ev. Ev was there when something bad always happened, but they never really had girl time or when they were at work it was like Ev was almost never there. You hear a lot about Sam and Griffin, Sam and Meg, Sam and their therapist (love the twist there), and then Sam and Huntleigh. So I'm hoping more Sam and Ev are in the next one....with Meg. They can be a trio. But yes I highly recommend you read this book!!!
When I read the first book of the series, Only for You, I truly felt that Sam needed her own book. Genna does a great job with making the reader understand every emotion each character is feeling. What Sam has to overcome is unbelievable and with her recovery and all the craziness that happens after what Heath did to her, it keeps you glued to the book. You get more of Griffin as well. I will say I did love Hunter. However I knew the little that I did read of Griffin in the first book, I would love him too. And has exceeded my imagination. Let me tell you, perfection is the best way to explain who he is. Leaves these real world guys we know up in smoke! Together they have a strong connection and despite all of what happens, Griffin never stops loving Sam. Talk about a rollercoaster of crazies after her. Sam gets trapped into! Nothing got in their way. I would rate this book a 4.2. Great follow-up book. Sometimes I have problems with reading a second book that has one of a side character from first book of the series, but I had no problem with this. The characters were just as strong and amazing as what we got before.
Can anyone who has never experienced it imagine how it feels to be physically, sexually and emotionally violated? Author Genna Rulon begins Pieces for You using the journal Samantha Whitney keeps during her recovery as a prologue. Samantha has closed herself off, not speaking and certainly desiring no physical contact with anyone until she has a breakthrough in one of her therapy sessions when a young rape victim shares her story. As she continues to heal both physically and emotionally, Samantha faces decisions about what steps she needs to take to move forward with her life and who she wants to take with her on her journey. A possible answer comes in the very attractive form of an old friend. Although Griffin is by training and by nature an understanding and compassionate man, he also has a dark side which threatens their tentative relationship and Samantha's hard won progress. Sam will need all the strength and support she can summon to continue her treacherous climb as the author throws despicable characters from the present and the past into the mix along with shocking plot twists. Sam is on the verge of being shattered once more by devastating revelations about her family but when she receives an overwhelmingly positive response to her decision to share her tragic story with the public, she begins to reassemble the pieces of her life. There can be no doubt Genna Rulon is fearless about taking on difficult and sensitive subject matter as we learned in her book Only for You. I'd like to commend her for daring to deal with the incredibly difficult task it must be for a victim of senseless violence to regain the ability to trust, and especially for a woman who has been raped to once more take pleasure in the act that was used to hurt, humiliate and violate her. The author has dealt with these issues successfully and with awesome insight. Thankfully we are introduced to intriguing new characters in this book making me very hopeful we have more to come from this very talented author. Although Pieces for You can certainly be read as a standalone, I highly recommend Only for You for the background story and because it, too, has a courageous and insightful story line.
I am speechless. I didn't think this book would affect me the way it did. Powerful. Emotional. Beautiful. Genna Rulon's Pieces For You is a story that starts with your heart in small pieces, and it is slowly put it back together again. The author made two people that were shattered, whole again. I got all the FEELS with this one! "I love you in a way that will never ebb or fail—it will thrive and deepen every day. I don’t want to experience life without you ever again; I don’t want to live without those pieces of me.” While this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend the first book, Only For You as you truly get to understand the back story of book 2 a little more. We are introduced to Samantha (Sam) Whitney as she survived the unthinkable. After weeks in a save haven, she returns to real life to adjust again. Griffin Evensen has always had a thing for Sam. However, he has always been in the background, waiting patiently. Once he hears of the incident, Griffin realizes life is too short to not tell someone how you feel. Eventually, him and Sam end up in a routine of spending time together and ultimately fall in love. With Sam's past, love isn't easy. She has a so much to deal with, but Griffin is there every step of the way. I swooned over Griffin the entire book. He gave me goosbumps. He made me cry and laugh. He made me FEEL. His actions to protect Sam jeopardizes his relationship with Sam. You NEED to read and find out what happens! I cannot say too much without giving it away. This story of loss, hope, and true love is honestly one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read. Love is powerful. I am still reeling over this book. I had to write my review right away as I wanted to capture all the emotions I felt as the book ended. I loved the first book in the series with Hunter and Everleigh. But this book blew me away! Watching someone so fragile fall in love was beyond words. Sam found solace in Griffin. She found that if someone could love her with such conviction then she should love and be loved. The writing style of the author is flawless and captivating. She has a way to grab you into the story from beginning to end. You become so engrossed in the story and connect to the characters that putting the book down is not an option. The characters are so genuine and you feel every emotions expressed in this book. Every. Emotion. Whether they laugh or cry, you are in that moment with them.The author doesn't tell this story, she allows you to LIVE it. This book is so much more than romance. It is about love conquering all. About a woman surviving and overcoming the unimaginable. I applaud the author for taking on such a difficult topic. No matter what, Sam didn't play the victim. She overcame. She realized her worth. That she not only deserves to love, but also to live. And she did so, passionately. This amazing story cannot be recommended enough. With love and hope all things are possible.