Book Review: Piece by Piece





piecebypieceSynopsis: After losing his leg when his plane crashed during the war, Steel closed himself off from everyone. He secluded himself in his fortress and was happy being a loner until his captain from the Air Force hires him for a rescue mission of a girl Steel once loved. He left her behind for his love of planes and now she is in trouble. Will Steel risk his way of life to help her and expose his greatest fear? Adyson was once a sweet innocent girl in love with a man who chose a different way of life. Heartbroken, she seeks out someone that is nothing like Steel. She marries a man that becomes her worst nightmare. Now being hunted in the jungles of Guatemala by drug lords, she needs a way out. She is stunned when Steel shows up as her rescuer. Their old heat reignites for one another. His insecurities hold him back, but he craves her like no one else. Her secrets may very well kill them both. The question becomes who rescues whom?


Kelly Moore has wowed me once again with her latest in the Broken Pieces Series, “Piece by Piece.” This novel takes place when Steel and Syn (Kyren and Brogan’s sons), and Grace (Zack and Cady’s daughter) are all grown-up and have all joined the military. Steel lost one of his legs when his plane went down while he was in the Air Force, and he now lives a secluded life and has detached from his family. His life apart from others is interrupted when Captain Maynard shows up to tell him that his first love, Adyson (Ady) needs to be rescued from Guatemala. Steel’s backup for the mission is Syn and Gray, bringing him back to his brother and cousin, and making him realize how much he has turned away from the family that loves him. Of course, nothing goes as planned after finding Ady, especially once they realize that they still have feelings for one another.

What I loved about “Piece by Piece” is that it doesn’t fit into a specific genre. This novel encompasses romance, family, military fiction, crime, and suspense, creating a page-turner that you won’t be able to put down. I fell in love with the characters in the first two books in the series, and also fell in love with Steel, Syn, and Gray now that they are adults. Despite Steel’s distance since his accident, you could immediately feel the bond and spark between the three of them as soon as they are reunited. If you haven’t read the first two novels, Moore provides plenty of flashbacks to give you an idea of their wonderful upbringing in Maine with their parents and reminds the reader of the incredible love between Kyren and Brogan, as well as, between Zack and Cady. Once Steel and Ady are reunited, there is a constant back and forth of anger and resistance, mixed with passion and lingering feelings for their first love. Although Steel tries to fight his feelings, you find yourself cheering for this couple to have their happily ever after.  Moore’s writing is once again so realistic and descriptive that you feel as if you are a part of this story and hate to see it come to an end. I continue to gain respect and admiration for Kelly Moore and her style of fiction. I anxiously await the next installment in the Broken Pieces Series and look forward to much more from this fantastic author.

Learn more about the author by visiting Kelly Moore’s web page.

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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