Thursday, August 13, 2020

Pieces of Us by N.R. Walker

This is the final installment in this series and is not a standalone. Reading further will contain spoilers.

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.

". . . as I tried to put the puzzle of myself back together, it was the pieces of us that made me whole."

Book 3
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Juss got up from his seat and sat on my lap. I had to pull my chair out a bit so he could fit, but he just sat right down and put his arm around my shoulder, his forehead pressed to mine. “Remember how you said we choose our own family?”

I nodded.

“Well, I’ve chosen mine.” He kissed me soundly. Then he picked up my fork and stabbed some meat and brought it to my lips. “Open wide.”

I laughed and he shoved the fork in my mouth. “You’re gonna feed me?” I asked.

“For all the times you helped me, now it’s your turn.”

He continued to feed me until my plate was empty and he even had some more of his own. It was fun and cute, we laughed a lot, and it had been far too long since we’d done anything fun and cute. The fact that he punctuated every forkful with a kiss made it even better.

He put the fork down and turned his full attention to me. “You know,” he said with a kiss. “I slept a lot today, so I’m not too tired.”

I chuckled because I was pretty sure I knew where he was going with this. “Is that so?”

He kissed me again, a little softer, more playful. “And we did get those test results back.”

I hummed, not too sure if he was up for anything rigorous. “You’re supposed to be on bed rest.”

He smiled. “So take me to bed.”

Oh my goodness! I just love Justin and Dallas. Their love is so strong and so wonderful. You have to read the previous two books. At the end of the second book, I was happy but wanted more. I had no idea there would be a third book. I devoured it in one night. This love story was so sweet, they both went through so much but came out even stronger. I highly recommend this series.

I have loved every moment of this series. This third book brings readers to the end of Justin and Dallas’ story – or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that it brings readers to the start of the next chapter in their lives together.

I loved seeing Justin becoming more himself as his recovery progresses. In this third book, we get to see more of his personality and his humour. I also loved seeing him and Dallas falling in love all over again. And I really love that Justin’s recovery continues to be a slow, often frustrating process. His progress and his setbacks feel realistic. But Dallas and Justin are inspiring together, and I love Dallas’ unflinching commitment to Justin, even when things are pretty bleak. While the subject matter is sometimes dark, this book is the lightest and most hopeful of the three. It is also the book where Justin and Dallas start to explore their sexual relationship again.

I think this has been my favourite series of 2020. I love Justin and Dallas and I love their relationship as it evolves through the series. I love that this is a story about a settled, long term couple and I love the combination of gritty realism and unconditional love.

Pieces of Us was a joy to read. While Justin isn't completely out of the woods health wise, things are on the improve. Pieces of Us is about our couple working their way towards their happily ever after. These men live a simple life. They enjoy their work, their friends, and most of all, they love spending time together just doing everyday things, and I enjoyed the domesticity. There are still some ups and downs on the way to happiness, but it is all worth it as the ending is lovely.

Dallas and Justin have been through so much trauma, seeing them get their lives back on track was wonderful. I have loved reading Dallas and Justin's journey over the last few months, and I would highly recommend the Missing Pieces trilogy.

Also Available in the Missing Pieces Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Pieces of You post.

Book 2
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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our Pieces of Me post.

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 Us (Missing Pieces #3) by N.R. Walker to read and review.

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