At fifteen I fell in love. His name was Jake Stephens and he took the abandoned, lonely girl I had been and made me whole. His love was a pure and unconditional love that made every day better than the last…a fairy tale of my very own.
But this story isn’t about Jake. It’s about Abel Madden; the man I meet after the fairy tale goes to hell. A cocky, arrogant man who says what he wants, does as he pleases, and makes no excuses for it. He irritates me—downright pisses me off at times—but he also brings me back to life.
My name is Sidney Ellis and this is my story of finding love twice—the first when I needed it most and the second when I never saw it coming.
An exquisite read telling of a broken woman who finds a second chance at life with a man to her extreme opposite. Collecting Pieces is so smooth, refreshing and real that you find yourself immersed in every word that builds a story that will stay with you.
LA Fiore always gives reads that make us think and feel, Collecting The Pieces was beyond this.
From page one i was involved in this story. A girl who grew up in a foster home that only wanted to collect a paycheck and a brother who started to get wild. In all that chaos she found her first love.
Life was good and all was well, then tragedy falls upon Sidney and her family. Not knowing how to continue on she embarks on a journey with her best friend and moves to the midwest.
She instantly falls in love with her new home.
Then her eyes fall upon Abel.
“Dressed in his faded jeans and leather jacket with his hair pulled up in a messy kind of bun and the full beard and mustache.”
Abel has been on his own since he was a teen. No one to count on besides himself and the man who took him in under his wing.
He is rough around the edges and is not one to stay in one bed more than needed.
Besides riding his bike, he loves building them.
He was happy with the way things were.
Then his eyes fell upon Sidney.
“She is about thirty, fine body, killer face and brown hair the color of mink, the kind of hair you want on your pillow or running down your chest.”
Both have met their match.
Two souls who are thought first love and to love again would never happen find themselves running towards each at full force.
There are going to be some bumps and bruises along the way.
Strength is going to be tested.
Wills are going to pushed to the limit.
Power is going to be spread throughout their lives.
Obstacles are going to be hurdled at them.
Pieces are going to be pieces together to create the perfect completed puzzle.
L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Waiting for the One and A Glimpse of the Dream. She’s also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.