Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Piece by Piece by Teodora Kostova (ARC Review)


Sometimes to reach the surface you have to fall to the bottom first... 

For the past ten years, Riley Davis’ life has been overshadowed by the tragic death of his partner. Fluctuating between alcohol induced daze, clinical depression and throwing all his time and effort into his business, Riley doesn’t believe, or even hope, that his life will ever be worth living again. 

Until Sonnie Frye drops by his haberdashery shop, changing his life forever. 

Sonnie is a man who likes getting what he wants, when he wants it. He’s worked hard to establish himself as Queen Victoria theatre’s chief costume designer, collecting multiple awards – and high-profile clients – along the way. Sonnie is used to putting his needs, goals and desires first, unwilling to compromise his own happiness for anybody else. 
Until he meets a handsome shop owner whose eyes are so sad that they immediately tug at Sonnie's heartstrings. 

Seeing something he wants, Sonnie is determined to get under Riley's skin and, preferably, into his bed. But he soon discovers the task is not that easy. For the first time in his life, Sonnie may need to put someone else’s needs before his own, and re-evaluate what really matters in life. 

Will the two men stand side by side to overcome their differences, and everything else life throws at them? Or will it all become too much to bear, shaking them to their very core, destroying everything they’ve worked so hard to achieve? 

***Sexual content, 18+ only*** 
***Piece by Piece is a standalone novel. It's the full story of Sonnie and Riley***




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Tracy's Review

4.5 Stars

*Copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This book broke my heart. It chipped away piece by piece with each chapter until it shattered. I was heartbroken for how grief stricken Riley still was 10 years after the hit and run of his partner, that caused his death. But more so I was heartbroken for Sonnie. It's hard to compete with a ghost, impossible really. Some would say Sonnie was a doormat, just taking what he could get from Riley. I think Sonnie is absolutely amazing. I was in complete awe of the patience and love he showed Riley.

Sonnie is the definition of true love and devotion in my book. He stuck things out and hung on to the man he loved when a lesser man would have walked away much much sooner. Riley was a lucky man to have found Sonnie.

These characters had amazing chemistry. The story is such an emotional rollercoaster. I loved that Teodora took things slow with these characters. They were friends to lovers in a way you don't usually see in books, because they met, became friends then lovers. The sex as it always is from Teodora was sweet and smoking hot!

This was a beautifully heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story. I loved revisiting West End and getting to see glimpses of Fenix, Jared, Adam, and Penn.














Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had to guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Nintendo Wii game by a very inventive kid. 


     



Giveaway: 

Teodora kindly offered a copy of Piece to Piece to one lucky commenter (send-to-Kindle only). So comment away, please and we will choose one of you. :D

6 comments:

  1. Huge fan!! Would love to read Piece By Piece!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  2. Huge fan!! Would love to read Piece By Piece!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  3. Love the excerpts and teasers. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Please email me your kindle address to bayoubookjunkie@gmail.com ~Tracy

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  4. All of the books in this series have been excellent. Would really like to see more. :)

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