Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie—in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.
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Pieces turned out to be a book that was a lot different than I expected it to be, with the story focused more on Naomi's personal growth than anything else.
Naomi was a character that I couldn’t help but feel sympathetic towards. She struggled so much with her past experiences throughout the entirety of the book. I actually read Pieces as a standalone, so I was only able to understand the past experiences she had, based on the occasional glimpses into her past.
Initially, I was very annoyed by Naomi’s choices, but I grew to realize that some of her choices were more than a character flaw, and were deep rooted mentally. Over the course of the book, and especially towards the end, I loved how much Naomi grew.
I felt the romance was just okay. There wasn’t too much of it, and both the relationships with the male characters contrasted each other a lot. Also, there wasn’t anything that I ended up necessarily loving about the male characters and romance. The rest of the story told was very emotional.
I loved the emphasis Pieces put on Naomi and her relationships with so many others! That was something I enjoyed reading and although I didn’t enjoy the romance too much, Pieces was still a very interesting, intense read :) I’d give it 3 out of 5 flowers.