Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Pieces of You by N.R. Walker

Dallas Muller has everything he never expected he’d have. He owns a successful motorbike mechanic shop in Newcastle, and he’s madly in love with his boyfriend of four years, Justin Keith.

Justin has always struggled to find where he fit in, never realising his true worth or what it means to be loved—until he met Dallas. Living and working together might be too much for some, but Dallas and Justin wouldn’t have it any other way.

When a terrible accident tears their world apart, Justin’s left with no memory of Dallas or their relationship. Trying to put the pieces back together is almost impossible when some pieces are blank and some are missing altogether. Dallas has to let Justin find his own way back to him and just hope that their love will light the way.

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

When I was reading Pieces of You and felt the emotions of the story in my whole body not just my heart. I cried so many times. Not big ugly noisy crying but quiet tears that barely stopped before they started up again. My heart broke over and over again for Dallas as he did his best to support Justin, who has woken up from an accident with no memory of the past five years – no memory of his boyfriend, Dallas.

I had no idea going in I would connect so strongly with Dallas and his struggle to support the man he loves, a man who doesn't remember him. As a happily married woman, Dallas' situation is the kind of horror I don't think I could image but the man shines. He is so strong and amazing. No matter how difficult it is, he loves Justin and supports him completely. Dallas' love for Justin always shines through and it is so beautiful.

I didn't want this story to end. I wanted more time with Justin and Dallas, we didn't get nearly enough. I hope the author doesn't make us wait too long for more. This gets five amazing, emotional stars from me.

This is the wonderfully tender story of two mechanics whose relationship is tested when one partner suffers a traumatic brain injury. Where most books end with a happily ever after, this one starts with Justin and Dallas’ happy partnership – just before their lives are forever changed by a horrific accident. The rest of the story follows Justin’s slow, painful recovery as he learns to live and love again.

I loved everything about this book. Justin’s accident is the kind of ‘what if?’ that haunts every happy relationship. With most of the story told from Dallas’ perspective, my heart broke for him over and over again. Dallas’ quiet, solid commitment to Justin is beautiful and pretty inspirational. I love that the story feels real. There aren’t any quick fixes or miracle cures, just a steadfast commitment to a relationship that only one partner can remember. This book made me cry. But it also made me laugh. Dallas and Justin aren’t serious people and I love the moments when Justin’s irreverent humour pushes past his fear and pain.

Despite the gritty realism, this is also a hopeful story and it doesn’t get too dark or too heavy. It’s a beautifully written book that really grapples with the human experience. It annoys me that if this was the story of a heterosexual couple it would be on ‘must read’ lists everywhere. This book deserves all the attention and respect it can get because it is such a special read.

Oh my goodness! This book pulls at the heartstrings! I kept putting the book down because my heart hurt so much for Dallas and Justin. When Dallas told Justin he'd be by his side no matter what, he meant it. This is a true love story. One that gives you the feels. One that makes you realize these things do happen and what happens when they do. I can't wait to read the next book.

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless 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...

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Pieces of You (Missing Pieces #1) by N.R. Walker to read and review.

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