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Putting the pieces back together
23 April 2019
A.L. Jackson, one of my favourite authors, has done it once again. She has kept me totally enthralled with one of her stories. PIECES OF US was simply superb. Heartbreakingly emotional, Maxon (Mack) Chambers and Isabel (Izzy) Lane will have you going through every emotion you could possibly think of. Their second chance at love will leave you breathless.
Twelve years ago Mack broke both his and Izzy's heart. his reason, you can do so much better than me ... you don't belong in my world. Izzy fled and now she has returned with her two sons, Ben and Dillion. Mack would like to rebuild their relationship, however Izzy is hesitant because of the past.
Amy is clever in the way in which she presents various stages of Mack's past at different ages. She shows the life he had as a child, the abuse he suffered, and she also shows how Mack and Izzy's relationship developed. We follow how they met as four year olds, became great friends and then how that friendship turned into love, then how Mack ended it all when they were seventeen - to save Izzy from being in his self-destructive world.
I absolutely loved the interactions that Mack had with Izzy's two sons, they showed just what a wonderful man Mack really was ... full of an enormous amount of love to share, even if he didn't recognise it. Dillon is such an energetic little boy, his thoughts never stopping once he voices them. Ben is such a courageous little boy, one who broke my heart with his strength. I also enjoyed Mack's interactions with his two best friends, Ian and Jace. It is obvious that these three men share an unbreakable bond.
There's laughter, angst, mystery, suspense and plenty of sexual tension found in Mack and Izzy's story. This is definitely one of A.L. Jackson's best yet.
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