After staying home for her first two years of college, Sawyer Jameson is now ready to join her best friend at State and get a fresh start. Her original plan to leave for college right after high school was uprooted and caused more damage than intended. Knowing she might run into her past in the new city, instead she ran right into the arms of Preston Wright.
It didn’t take long and she was finding happiness and enjoying the journey. Sawyer and Preston were growing close, but the past was never far behind. Secrets are revealed and questions are answered, all leaving her heart in pieces.
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*
4 “sexy and responsible” stars!
First love, who broke your heart, versus a sweet, honest and hot new guy?!? I gotta say, that definitely would be a tough decision. Everybody knows those first loves leave a mark, and this isn’t just a first love. That’s mixing a whole lot of emotions into one girls head. Picking up the Pieces is Sawyer‘s story of deciding where love is taking her. And it made me so sad at times.
“So basically what you are getting at is…Austin is an idiot.”
I can honestly say I couldn’t put this book down. I read it in two sittings. And yes, it is a quick read, also. But, I got so caught up in Sawyer‘s love life that I had to keep going and see what she decided to do. There are so many sad, funny, sweet, and frustrating moments. And the icing on the cake in this story is Preston!! Preston is the guy every girl heading off to college wants to meet and date. He is caring, a true gentleman, and mature. His “the past is the past” attitude stole my heart. He wasn’t playing those college games that some do….AUSTIN!! Oh Austin, you had such potential but let that college life get to you.
“He’s hot and charming and I have inkling he can’t help but flirt with me. It’s been so long since I’ve had this strong of on attraction for a man. He might just be the one to get me out of this crazy Austin funk I have been stuck in.”
I really enjoyed Sawyer’s character. She is a country girl who knows responsibility and how to take care of herself. And most of all I loved how she was true to herself. She didn’t head off to college and change just because of everyone else.
“You know Sawyer, they just don’t make them like you anymore.”
Like most books there are many ups and downs to this story. Some I wished we would have gotten more detail about and some that were written to perfection, in my opinion. Most of the story is told from Sawyer’s POV, which is great, but I would have LOVED to have had some more from Austin and Preston. I love getting in the male character’s head and this story would have been a great one for that.
If young love with some dramatic moments is your thing, then this quick read will surely be of enjoyment to you 🙂