Erryn reviews ‘Pieces of Me (Missing Pieces Book 2)’ by N.R. Walker. The book was self-published on June 26, 2020 and is 196 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Glen Lloyd. It was released November 18, 2020 and is 5hrs and 8 mins. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read: I loved part one and couldn’t wait for part two.
Justin’s recovery is slow, but any step forward is a win in Dallas’ eyes. Having always been a source of strength for Justin, even before the accident, Dallas is trying to find his feet again as he struggles to get some normalcy back in their lives.
But now, with added financial pressures and Justin’s ongoing medical needs, Dallas isn’t sure how much longer he can be the strong one.
As missing pieces of Justin’s memory return, Justin realises the physical side of their relationship is another piece of the puzzle he desperately wants to put back together. And as he gets to know Dallas all over again, he realises what his mind can’t remember, his heart can’t forget.
Read the review of book 1 here.
Read the review of Audio Book 1 here.
Read the review of Book 2 here.
Read the review of Book 3 here.
I’ve struggled with this review, even putting it off for a couple of days. The easy part? I loved this book. I loved reading it, I loved listening to it. I loved all of it. The frustration? The repeated lines in the audio. If it was just one or two, I wouldn’t even mention it. Unfortunately it was more than that.
Now, to be clear, it didn’t diminish my love of the story. It just pulled me out when those lines got repeated.
Okay, with that off my chest, let me get into all the reasons why I LOVE THIS BOOK. The relationship between the two men is fierce. Yes, Justin pretty much only remembers Dallas’ tattoos, but he also remembers how he feels. He knows Dallas is safety and security. He understands Dallas’ patience will never wane. He’s learning to accept he’ll never be able to put all the pieces back together, but he can forge a new life with this wonderful man who loves him desperately.
For Dallas’ part, he’s slowly recovering from the shock of almost losing his Juss. Yes, there are certainly struggles, but he’s coming to embrace their new life together. Will it be the same as it was before? No. Can they make a new life together? Yes.
I wrote an extensive review of this series when I read them, and my love for them has not diminished. I think I love them even more hearing Glen Lloyd perform them. He truly brings magic to the books. Also, it’s interesting that the first and last chapters in each book are in Justin’s point of view while the middle is in Dallas’. An interesting structure that works well. I liked the glimpses into Justin, but, in some ways, it’s Dallas who has the most to lose. He remembers what they had and will do almost anything to rebuild that love. I can’t wait for the last book in the series.
9.5/10 Points of Gold (95% Recommended) – Compares to 4.75/5 Stars
She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…