That’s how long I’ve been gone. Since I left my best friend—the girl I loved—behind.
That's how long it takes to realize I am completely, utterly, screwed. Because now that I’m back, my childhood crush has turned into so much more.
Rylee has changed. We both have. And now I’m drawn to her in a completely different way. To her smile. Her touch. To reliving old memories and making new ones. To the happiness she’s always given me that I haven’t felt since I left.
But her friends are hell-bent on keeping us apart. My dad is one drink away from destroying both of our lives, and maybe I am, too. It’s only a matter of time before I have to leave again, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I never get a choice.
The one choice I can make? Stay away from Rylee. Because if I don’t, I’ll break her heart—and mine—all over again.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, addiction, and just the right amount of angst. You’ll want to save this tortured hero, while at the same time, not want to change a single thing about him!
Pieces of You an Me has a childhood best friends to couple storyline that I always find endearing. Chase and Rylee have good chemistry together. I like the glimpses into their most cherished childhood memories together and thought that the notebooks they did together were so darn cute. There were things that I did not like though. Rylee's friends were very annoying and seemed super judgemental and closed minded. Rylee also never stuck up for Chase or told them to get over themselves. There was also a scene involving them and Chase's father that I found their comments and Rylee's reaction appalling. Also it is mentioned that Rylee gave up all the things she once loved to fit in with these people. I thought maybe once she started finding herself again with Chase that this might be resolved but nope the story never involves her revealing the things that she truly enjoys to them. To me I thought that seemed like a more likely reason she didn't want to have Chase around them. Not only because she wouldn't stand up for him to them but because with him around they would see into the true Rylee that Chase seems to bring out. So for me there were definite ups and downs to this story. I think maybe others who don't let the friends get under their skin may enjoy this one a bit more than I did. Overall the storyline and the couple aspect were good enough that I give it 3 maybe 3.5 stars.
** Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest review **