Title: Pieces of Us
Series: Missing Pieces: Book Three
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 50k Words (approx.)
Category: Contemporary Romance
At a Glance: Pieces of Us is an effortless read, warm and hopeful, full of love and compassion, friendship and found family, and doesn’t ask too much of readers who are simply looking for a feel-good romantic read.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: As Justin’s recovery moves forward, Dallas dares to hope their lives are settling into their new normal. His money worries have eased, business is picking up, and best of all, Justin now laughs more than he frowns.
Justin’s memory still eludes him, but with each snippet or flashback, small pieces of his old life start to slot into place. He remembers more of Dallas and how perfectly happy their lives used to be, and with each passing day, Justin realises he can have that again.
But when someone from Justin’s past turns up, he discovers that not all the missing pieces are good, and sadly, he and Dallas also learn just what it means to live with a traumatic brain injury. If Dallas and Justin have to fight for their Happily Ever After, then Dallas will stop at nothing–nothing–to give Justin the life he always wanted.
Review: In my first two reviews of the books in this trilogy, I said I felt that this was N.R. Walker’s most romantic series yet. I still believe that, with the release of this final chapter in Justin and Dallas’s journey through hell and back, as it expresses, in full, the concept of happily ever after. It’s romance for the sake of romance, and these books exemplify the vow, “in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for the rest of our days”. Pieces of Us unapologetically takes no prisoners in the sentimentality department; it’s achingly sweet and, in my opinion, the mushiest of the three books.
The conflicts that Dallas and Justin face are external, whether it’s the challenges of Justin’s rehabilitation and the lingering effects of his injuries, or if he’s confronting his past. There is some tension in Pieces of Us, but it’s not brought on by friction in their relationship. There was never a moment where I wondered whether they were going to make it through this, because there was never a question of whether they would face their challenges together. Dallas remains the attentive, devoted, and mindful partner who struggles not to smother, while Justin clearly falls deeper in love with him with every passing day, and together they navigate the highs and lows of Juss’s new normal, working to live in the present rather than borrowing trouble from the future.
Pieces of Us is an effortless read, warm and hopeful, full of love and compassion, friendship and found family, and doesn’t ask too much of readers who are simply looking for a feel-good romantic read.
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