Blog Tour & Review: Pieces For You

Pieces For You (For You #2) by Genna Rulon: "The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.” -Miguel de Cervantes

Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.

As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.

But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.

Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance.begin to plague Sam, it is Griffin she is forced to turn to.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone.

Author Info:
Author:                      Genna Rulon

Bio:  After 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, an avid reader, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by the success of her favorite authors, many of whom are self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations.

Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most extraordinary family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on (he even feigns interest relatively convincingly). Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

All of Genna’s novels are brought to you courtesy of coffee and Disney Junior.

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TeriLyn's thoughts: **ARC graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Pieces for You is the second installment in Genna Rulon’s For You series and focuses on Sam Whitney and Griffin Evenson after the events of book one, Only For You. Pieces for You could be read as a standalone but I would not recommend doing so as you would miss important details of the series. I loved OFY and had been looking forward to Sam’s story since I finished book one and her story completely exceeded my expectations. This debut series from Genna Rulon will have you laughing, crying, hurting, and rejoicing. Ms. Rulon’s writing is witty, smart, and addicting; her characters are much of the same as well as completely engaging. You will feel for Sam in a big way and you will experience her emotions just as she’s experiencing them. There are also a few POV changes in which we hear from Griffin. This book is heavier than book one as the plot is one of redemption and healing after Sam has been through extreme darkness and agony in her life. I read through this book fairly quickly because I became so invested in the events transpiring in Sam’s life.

Samantha Carson (because I refuse to call her Whitney, you’ll understand why when you read) has literally been through hell and survived. She is one of the strongest female characters I have had the pleasure of reading. Her story is truly inspiring. In Only for You, Sam is a spitfire and full of life then we see that zest completely stripped from her against her will. As Pieces for You begins we experience the after effects of Sam’s tragedy and see her start as a hollow shell working towards becoming whole. Sam is witty, sarcastic, funny, smart, and beautiful. Her healing process is just that, a process, and the way she works through it will endear and enlighten you. Sam coping with not only what happened to her but also coping with healing and moving on is major. Sam is unpredictable she can scare and surprise you in one scene. A major theme of the book that I found really important is that of family. The author shows us the meaning of “you can’t pick your family”. Sam doesn’t get support from her relatives but she gets unconditional support and love from her best friends. Sam, Ev, Hunter, and Griffin show us the true meaning of family and the power those close to us can have in aiding our emotional healing. Their camaraderie is unrivaled. Sam finds strength through them, especially Griffin, and she’s fiercely protective of and loyal to those bonds.

Sam’s protector and love is Griffin. He’s a central character in the story but I feel like he still isn't as central as Sam. This is her story. But Griffin facilitates her healing in so many ways. He cherishes her, protects her, and provides exactly what she needs. Griffin wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Sam and I think it’s beautiful. He aided in her healing so much by cherishing and understanding her. The book gets a bit psychological when its Griffin’s POV and shows us that he will stop at nothing to protect her and preserve their relationship. The depth of his commitment is as inspiring as Sam’s healing. You will fall in love with Griffin.

If you loved Everleigh and Hunter they’re back in PFY. Their story continues to move forward and we get a glimpse of their lives together. However, the support they both show Sam and what they provide for her will make you fall in love with those two all over again. The re-introduction of Meg is great too. We learn a little more about her and the author intrigues us just enough to be excited to hear her story in book three. And Sam’s therapist, Thia, was my favorite addition. She was awesome and instrumental in Sam’s recovery. Pieces for You is much different than Only for You. The subject matter is definitely dark but the author so beautifully orchestrates light into the story that it becomes full of hope, redemption, and salvation. It’s an inspiring story and I’m grateful to have read it.

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