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Charlotte Barnes believed her life was perfect until a betrayal forced her from everything she knew and loved. Devastated and trying to put the past behind her, Charlotte sought a new life in a new town. Now, five years later, her fiancé has convinced her it's time to return home and face her past. But will the truth she learns and the people she reconnects with destroy heCharlotte Barnes believed her life was perfect until a betrayal forced her from everything she knew and loved. Devastated and trying to put the past behind her, Charlotte sought a new life in a new town. Now, five years later, her fiancé has convinced her it's time to return home and face her past. But will the truth she learns and the people she reconnects with destroy her carefully crafted happiness? Hannah Downing has created an emotional roller coaster about lost love and the way one indiscretion can change the course of your life. Charlotte questions every decision she's ever made, but she may discover that when you lose everything, you can truly find yourself....

Title : Pieces of Us
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ISBN : 9781936305681
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Number of Pages : 220 Pages
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Pieces of Us Reviews

  • Kristen
    2019-01-30 06:03

    It looks like I'm in the minority but I disliked this book immensely. The only reason for the two star rating is because the story is fairly well written. Other than that, there is not a single thing about this book I enjoyed. The plot is mostly made up of manufacted drama to elicit emotion from the reader. Add a cheating hero who is basically a coward; a secondary love interest who deserves to be the hero; a heroine not bright enough to know the difference; and you end up with a story full of angst, heartache, a love-triangle, and very little joy. I cannot recommend this book.

  • Nikki ღ Navareus
    2019-02-14 01:54

    ***TWO STARS***I was really looking forward to this story. The first couple of chapters seemed promising. Charlotte discovers her husband of two years, has been cheating on her with her best friend. She's devastated and packs up her stuff and moves out. Totally my kind of story! That part WAS great, but from there on, the story just went downhill. HUGE ASS SPOILER BELOW!(view spoiler)[Charlotte moves out of town, never actually discussing with Cam about what she believes as him cheating on her, and then refusing to talk to him still when he again tries to talk to her now that she's returned back to her hometown.And yes, I know this will come as a huge shock to everybody, but if she HAD talked to Cam, she would have discovered Cam didn't actually physically cheat on her. Everything could have been cleared up, and she could have kicked her skank whore friend to the curb, if she had just talked to him.I completely loathe that unoriginal theme. (hide spoiler)]Charlotte does moves back to her home town FIVE FREAKING YEARS LATER, with her new fiancée. Even though five years ago Charlotte packed up her shit, moved out of town and refused to talk to ANYONE from her ex husband's family, they are all ecstatic to have her back with practically no questions asked. It was like she never left. Nobody was pissed about the way she left, denying them an explanation, or her friendship and love, although she was supposedly closer to all of them than her own mother. It was all just a little too cutsie to be believed. Charlotte is supposed to be in her late 20's, she acted like a wishy-washy, fickle, high schooler through the entire story. Constantly telling herself she wanted to be with her fiancée, while spending every second with her ex or her ex's family. I hated everything about her. All she wanted to do was cry, whine and slap people. I almost wanted to feel bad for poor Owen, but he was the one who moved her back to her hometown, and then left there there to run around with her ex and his family. Hell, he practically placed a bow on Charlotte and handed her back to Cam. He was pathetic. And Cam was pathetic too. He was so wimpy and teared up way too much. And he waited for her to return back to him for five years, never dating anybody else that entire time? Really? Here's the most ridiculous part of the entire story, when Charlotte FINALLY talks to Cam he helps her to remember what an asshole wife she was to him. After a year of marriage, she had become distant towards Cam, ignored him, refused to have sex with him, treated him completely like she didn't care about him at all, and that's why he started talking to her skank whore friend. Charlotte had conveniently forgotten what an asshole wife she had become to him until he reminded her. And now it all made sense to her why he had begun talking to another woman. OMFH.I was seriously irritated by the end of this story. The entire story felt immature and ridiculous. Total letdown. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jennifer Lane
    2019-02-19 07:35

    Sharp Yet Well-Rounded Love TriangleCharlotte Barnes has the perfect marriage. Her husband dotes on her, and she delights in the domestic bliss they've created. There's only one problem. She discovers her beloved husband Cameron has been cheating on her.Lost and bereft, Charlotte hightails it out of town without giving him the chance to explain. She slowly rebuilds her life, meeting a police officer named Owen. When Charlotte and Owen begin to fall in love, Owen realizes that pieces of Charlotte's heart still belong to Cameron, and suggests they move back to her home town so that she can put her past behind her.My favorite part of this story is the realism of the characters. Charlotte moves between fury and desperation when coping with the fallout of Cameron's infidelity:"Get your hand off me or I will stab you in the thigh with this fork," I whispered.Cameron was like a magnet, and even though my heart was shattered into a million pieces, those broken shards were still drawn to him.Owen is a TOTAL sweetheart. He has a heart of gold, and their romance is warm and cute:"What is it?" I asked."This is the GIRLS' locker room," Owen said."Uh-huh," I replied, not really understanding.He shook his head slightly and gave me a boyish grin. "Sorry. It's just a teenage fantasy of mine to be in here.""Ah, and I'm sure in the fantasy there were lots of naked girls.""Just one," he said huskily.Yet there are seeds of doubt that creep in:"I love you," I whispered."Love you more," he replied.Owen often replied to my declarations of love that way, and it made me wonder if it was true. Did he love me more than I loved him?Will Charlotte marry Owen? Will Cameron worm his way back into her heart, once she gains a better understanding of why he acted the way he did? Stay tuned. I was pleasantly surprised by the twists at the end, leaving me with a satisfied feeling. Hannah Downing has written a story that flows well and is an excellent read. Highly recommended!

  • Tia
    2019-01-31 04:45

    The heroine knew the hero at eighteen, after spending some time together they married and were deeply in love. When the heroines mother left her father, the heroines world collapsed and she wouldn't let anyone in, including her husband, our hero. So the hero feeling neglected cheating on the heroine with her best friend. When the heroine found out she left and divorced the hero.The heroine moved to Boston and met another man named Owen, he changed her way of thinking and helped her move on. Showing her honest communication is the way to make a relationship work. The heroine became engaged to Owen and they decided to move back to the heroines hometown but she never expected to feel still in love with the hero when they ran into each other again.Now the heroine has two men, both she loves differently and she needs to make a choice but before she can the hero decides to leave. After a couple months of him being gone, her relationship with Owen was starting to collapse as well. So she choose herself and split with Owen, left her hometown and moved to New York.One evening the hero shows up, saying that he is sorry and he's done soul searching. The hero confesses he still loves her and wants to start at the beginning with her again. The heroine says she forgives him and wants to start at the beginning with him as well. It ended off on the hero and heroine arranging a date.It was an emotional book and I really enjoyed it. I think the hero and heroine were both in the wrong for what they did. The hero most so because no matter what kind of cheating, it's cheating. He was emotionally cheating on the heroine and betraying her. This book all dealt with a failure of communication, which destroyed their relationship. Also the fact that the heroine and Owen forced their relationship. The heroine was trying to love Owen the way she loved the hero and it just wasn't working. The ending kind of ticked me off but it was an all together good book to read.

  • J
    2019-01-31 23:54

    So this is my second read and I must say second time I see some things a little differently at the end of this story. I was still so angry with H for what he did with the so called h's bff - turns out he didnt physically cheat but he cheated non the less. He emotionally cheated and shared things that were private between spouses, and he did kiss her. He then had a physical relationship with the skank right after h moved out during the time he was trying to win her back so yeh, not good and never really got any satisfying resolution with that one especially since it was in her (h) home/bed! I do love the way his family supported h and still wanted her in their lives. Other man Owen, amazing man, not very often that I read that I fall in love with the OM but he so deserves his own HEA! In the end, I forgive H Cameron because 1) He was very young and felft that h did not love him, he was a young idiot and no that does not excuse his stupidity but he clearly suffered, did not have anything to do with the skank after he lost h, 2) did not have any relationship (or so it seems) and 3)clearly his family was so disapppointed in him that had to hurt, 4) man it would have hurt big time to see h with a great guy that she love! lastly, he did the big man thing and allowed her to be happy with someone else so yeh I gave this book a second chance and felt better with the resolution at the end--just hope we get another book for Owen!

  • Debra Anastasia
    2019-02-06 05:46

    This is tough subject matter. Heartbreaking. But in the real world, it happens. Hannah does a beautiful job highlighting the delicate subject matter.

  • Ioanna
    2019-02-09 03:37

    It took me forever to understand what really happened and that had to do with the way the story was told.And I got tired.All the way through the book until the time that we learn what really happened,I thought that it was all a big fat misunderstanding and that at some point it would be cleared ...I was wrong.What you see is what you get.Almost 200 pages and some wasted reading hours for a misunderstanding that it was not at all a misunderstanding.Oh come on:( !!!And there are plenty not flattering things to be told for Char herself and her best friend but I won't spend more time on this book,it is not worth it.

  • Adensanti
    2019-02-03 06:57

    i dislike this book, but the story is well written. i dislike the confusion in Cameron's mind about his love to charlotte and his "love" toward the OW. the confusion that i poorly describe, i mean, he love charlotte soo much what makes he can left any spare room for lucy then? and more so, i dislike it bcoz the supporting character (im talking about Owen) is deserved to be put as a winner instead of that sisy cameron. Cameron is a cheater who deserve to ended up w/lucy the bitch rather that to charlotte, the women that he really do love but still cheat on her. i give this book 3 stars just for Owen. i'd marry the guy who coldly saying "skank" to the girl that snatched away my husband not to mention she also my long time best friend. for that alone, Owen deserved anything in this world to be happy. i felt his presence and his character is too damn good and too damn lovely. i mean, he everything that a girl can hope for in a relationship. he give his abundant Love, he support his Charlote, he pushed her to confront w/the ghost of her past, he listened to her, he Love her. God! he LOVE her! he made cameron looks like a child. and what a piece of art that cameron character was. i loathed any guy who allowed himself to run to others girl's "open arm" while he himself keep feeling that he love charlote more than anyone he can ever love a girl, yet... he declared his love to that bitchy lucy. i mean all the while this happened when both him n charlote were still in 1 roof! as a husband n wife, despite all the problem that made charlote drove him away, and all those fears from him that he felt that he thought charlotte didnt love him anymore but he still in love w/her soo much, that much that can make him allowing himself to find another feeling of love towards Lucy. and then, what the heck he expecting? i mean, lucy told him she love him, he told her he love her also, and then?? what the heck he want to do then??? im dying to knw where that lead, unfortunately, charlotte found out about that damn message from lucy several days after cameron n lucy both declaring their love for each other. then he said he felt glad that charlotte finally found out about his so called "emotional" affair?so she can punished his sisy act that he desperately try to hide? how about if charlotte never found out? what he intended to do then? carrying his affair w/lucy behind charlotte's back for as long as he can? im lost at that path. then when charlotte moved out from their home, he then took lucy in ? and fuck her? while he n charlotte still legally married? and he still trying to seeing charlotte and goes to her house?. im so fucking confused, so here's what he did, he had an emotional affair w/lucy, he then declared his love for lucy, then his wife found out, his wife got mad and moved out from their house, he then goes to lucy even more intense after his wife moving out to her father's house, coz he desperately trying to convinced himself that he really love lucy and their relationship MUST work and HE WANT TO MAKE IT WORK or his marriage breaking down w/charlotte wouldnt worth it. this means, HE READY TO BREAKING OUT W/CHARLOTTE AND BUILD HIS ETERNAL LOVE TO LUCY. STRAIGH A-HOLE! while he still searching for charlotte, ring her, and goes to her house, but he also fucking lucy and be in a "convincing-mentally-i love her" relationship w/lucy? and then charlotte moved out to other city and the divorced is finally legal. and then that moment in the groceries store, he confessed that he actually glad that charlotte was angry when she saw him n lucy shopped their fucking cereal for breakfast? and then he found a hope that it means that charlotte is still cared for him? and he catch a hope in that action? i mean... did someone knocked his brain ??? how the fuck did he can think that there's hope when you yourself already fucked lucy and she "Warm" your wedding house while he n charlotte had not legally divorced yet?? are you F-ing kidding me???????ughhhh.....

  • Kathy
    2019-01-22 00:55

    It has taken me a few days after reading this book to wrap my thoughts around the "personal" aspect of this book. I say personal because that's exactly what it was to me....very personal. What can I say other than, "I LOVED it!" Hannah Downing begins by giving us the back story of Charlotte's and Cameron's love it all began. Throughout the book, the author gave me flashbacks that enabled me to get inside Charlotte's head...and her the book unfolded like a Lifetime movie. This is a good thing. Charlotte's life was perfect with Cameron in the small town of Fairfield, Connecticut; where everyone knows everything about everybody (lived there done that, myself). They loved, they spent time with family and friends; they had the perfect life. He was studying to become a dentist, and she was - well, she was focused on making Cameron the happiest man on Earth. Then Charlotte's world comes crashing down around her. A love of a lifetime, a best friend, and the unthinkable act lead to devastation. Part of me believes that Cameron is innocent...I know, right? But, I do! I love Cameron and how much he loves Charlotte. Something just doesn't seem right, here. I mean....he loves her....he really deeply loves her!Reason #81: "You are my first and last thought of the day...and will be for the rest of my life."After complete devastation, Charlotte moves on (to Boston) and tries to put her life back together. Enter Owen, Charlotte's fiance (five years later). Owen is a likable character who only wants the best for Charlotte. He encourages Charlotte to come to terms with her past heartache, so she can live for a better future. But, Charlotte struggles with this notion, yet still finds out all too soon that she can't run from her past. Charlotte is confronted with her past head on and has to face those painful memories from which she ran. Charlotte's struggle soon becomes Owen's struggle, when Charlotte learns that everything she believed to be true was actually false. She is faced with "what ifs." But, more importantly, she is faced with a choice to make.....between the two men she loves. Hannah Downing took me on a journey of love and loss with many twists along the way. There was a slow reveal for each happening in the lives of Charlotte, Cameron, and Owen; which kept me in constant turmoil and angst. I loved the minor characters in the story; although they were minor, they played major roles in the plot. I shed sad tears and happy tears. I gasped with excitement when yet another detail of the story was revealed, lending hope to my want of a good outcome for Charlotte. This book addresses a subject matter in which I found myself questioning any advise I would have given to a friend in a similar situation. There is a very strong lesson to be learned in this book. "I can't depend on anyone else to make me happy. I have to learn how to do it myself."What to expect from this book - You can expect to be engulfed in a world of lies, betrayal, hurt, angst, tears....and a smile. What you get is an unforgettable read that will stay with you for a very long time. I give this 4.5 stars. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't want this story to continue....I'm so happy with the ending and so invested in the characters, I don't think I could take anymore angst on the characters' behalves. I highly recommend this book to those who have never walked a mile in someone else's shoes.

  • Megan (magan bagan)
    2019-02-07 05:37

    In Hannah's debut novel she deals with a rather controversial subject, adding twists and unexpected situations that leave the reader wondering just what happened. Pieces of Us is a story that I think everyone could relate to.Charlotte and Cameron fell in love young and seemed to have the perfect marriage. That is until Charlotte found a text message from her supposed best friend. Refusing to hear his excuses, she leaves their home and tries to start over.But you can't always run from your past. Charlotte returns years later with her fiancee, Owen, to face her past. And though it is a struggle, Charlotte goes face-to-face with things she couldn't handle before. The things she thought were true turned out not to be; the feelings she thought were broken were resurfacing. Just who can't she live without?One of the things that I really enjoyed about this story was the real emotions that Hannah was able to invoke in her characters. Not only did my heart hurt for Charlotte, but I also found myself crying for Cameron in the beginning as well. At the time you only know what Charlotte is seeing, but as she's struggling you can also figure out that Cameron really wanted to try and fix things between them. I loved that I was able to feel for both of them and not just view one as the victim, you know.Charlotte's hubby-to-be, Owen, was a wonderful character. He obviously loved her enough to want the best for her and encourage her to do what she could to let go of the past. In most situations like this in a story you just want to be able to hate this kind of character because he isn't who the main girl should be with. But I just couldn't. Owen was a sweetheart and I admittedly wanted a little piece of him for myself.Hannah did a wonderful job of slowly revealing what had happened that lead to the end of their marriage. She took us on a journey of betrayal and misunderstandings, love and heartache; a story that seemed to end at the beginning, but really had so much more.

  • Victoria
    2019-01-30 03:35

    Oh, I just loved this one. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it so much. I was looking for a quick read to buy myself time until 'Insurgent' came out.I didn't expect to find myself being torn between Cameron and Owen. I loved them both in different ways, much like Charlotte. Despite what Cameron did, which I don't condone, I knew he and Charlotte were meant to be together. But then there was Owen, who is just so sweet, patient and just loving. I didn't want to see him get hurt, but I wanted Charlotte to choose Cameron.Oh, that Lucy. Supposed best friend. What kind of friend not even a best friend does that to someone? I wanted to slap her, and I cheered when Charlotte did.I thought the best thing Charlotte did in the story was move to New York to figure out her life, who she was. She didn't have any time to live. Like the book said... she went from being a daughter, to Cameron's girlfriend then wife, then to Owen's girlfriend and fiance. I thought the ending was great and I was left wanting more.

  • ♥︎♥︎Sofia♥︎♥︎
    2019-02-08 00:36

    Five pages into this story and I thought "Erm? Have I read this before?" 10 pages in and it's confirmed, P2P strikes again! This was initially a Twilight fanfiction called All Cried Out by Hannah81Husband Cameron/Edward cheats on wife Charlotte/Bella with best friend Lucy/Tanya (who had the brass neck to stand as bridesmaid at their wedding) distraught C/B leaves town Fairfield/Forks without really getting an explanation or a decent punch in. Five years later she returns with fiance Owen/Jacob in tow.I'll admit to not bothering to finishing this. The fact that I could got deja vu 5 pages into reading it means that this story hasn't had enough changes from the Twific to warrant reading any further. I wasn't awfully impressed the first time round and by the looks of it nothing much has changed.

  • Elena
    2019-01-21 04:52

    I liked it. But at the same time I didn't. Haah. I love Cameron's family. I loved how close they are and how they treated Charlotte as family after what happened. I hated how Cameron cheated on Charlotte with her best friend. No matter what the reason was, he still shouldn't have done it. Owen on the other hand, ugh. He should've been the one. She should've chose him. I loved how Owen called Lucy a skank. When he said that I was screaming to myself "he's the one! Pick him! Not the cheater!" He was a sweetheart. He always thought about Charlotte. But no.... He wasn't the guy in Charlotte's heart and I'm bitter over that haha.The ending was cute. I have to admit. But I would still choose Owen over Cameron. So this is more of a 2 1/2 to 3stars for me.

  • Marisa
    2019-01-31 01:36

    Hum, where to start, I was confused by this book and its authors story line, young love betrayed. Which was riveting at the beginning, however after the return of the 5yrs of separation I can honestly say I actually felt all those yrs, the story lost interest for me. Not all the characters were well though out or developed. One of my biggest pet peeves, is a rushed make it all fit nicely ending, this would have carried more weight if it had a different ending one that showed Char moving on and not dwelling on the what if's anymore. Live in the moment. This is why I only gave 3 stars to Hannah Downing Author of "Pieces of Us".

  • Mell
    2019-02-15 00:51

    I had to press on in order to finish this, as I disliked both of the main characters. They felt flat and one dimensional, and the story felt like it had no energy. The writing itself was no real motivation to like the book- just blah. (Example: The opening pages rushed the story, putting years into a few paragraphs. The book read like the author didn't feel like bothering with how the couple got to where they are.)

  • Fyrephoenix
    2019-01-20 07:02

    It was ok. Didn't care for Cam, wimpy guys just don't do it for me...I just couldn't connect with the characters. But that's my opinion :) I will look for more from this author since this was her first novel (another reviewer stated).

  • rameau
    2019-02-18 02:46

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  • Malika
    2019-01-29 07:57

    I hated this bk! The H was an absolute a-hole and the h was tots tstl ! Pathetic!

  • Renee Booth (Sassy Book Lovers)
    2019-01-30 08:03

    One of the most Intense books I have ever read! Check out my review at

  • Raijilli Magaña
    2019-01-30 08:02

    Heroine/Doormat let everyone walk all over her. She never gave Owen (the Hero in my opinion) his rightful place in her life. I was not rooting for Charlotte and Owen. He deserved a real woman with him not someone who lets everyone walk all over her. Ex: Lucy telling her things in Cameron's office while she just sits there feeling hurt with tears in her eyes (if I'm not mistaken). Owen...I sincerely wish and hope that he gets a good woman worthy of all the love he is capable of giving.

  • Nerissa
    2019-02-08 07:34

    Not sure about this one. I struggled with him being with Lucy after the first broke up. He was heart broken but f**king the OW ? It felt all kinds of wrong with bullshit in flashing lights above it. I also had massive frustration over her not listening to him. Just weird. Wrong. Annoying. 2.5 stars.

  • Tiffany
    2019-02-12 06:37

    GoodI want to rate this 5 stars because it was so hard to put down but I need to see the mc together longer in the end. It still was a great book though.

  • Cafebiblioart
    2019-02-13 23:51

    (Might contain spoilers) I loved this book, just as I predicted. This one used to be a fanfic as well…yeah, I know, I have been reading a lot of pulled fanfiction lately. I hope it doesn’t bother you!The plot is not very complex, but this time I not complaining. This book is about feelings, about betrayal, hope, fear and most of all love.This story is very well written, at least it is in my opinion. I was able to connect with Charlotte - the heroine in a way I haven’t done it before. I could feel her heartache like it was my own. I could see myself going thought everything she went through.Until reading this book I couldn’t t imagine myself forgiving someone for cheating, but for the first time, through Charlotte I could see myself doing that. I guess, sometimes the moment is just not right for a relationship. People change as they grow up, they mature, they start wanting different things, but that does not mean they will never find each other again. It’s not unheard of to fall in love for the second time with the same person. Those two kind of loves are different, but in the end they are the same. The first one is an immature and impulsive one, but the second is a mature one and a lasting one.Charlotte has to make one of the hardest decision someone could ever make: she has to choose between her past and her future. Since she left so suddenly she left a lot of things unresolved. I am not blaming her since I probably would have done the same thing. I would like to think that I would have stayed and talked about it, but I am not sure I would have. I am really glad for her that she found Owen, whom I really believe she loved. But no two loves are alike. There is your first love, your true love etc.Facing your past after so long has to be extremely difficult. All those feeling coming back at once must be overwhelming. Having to admit that there are two in a relationship, not just one especially when it comes to who’s to blame is hard to do. It’s easy to blame someone else than to blame yourself.Charlotte has to choose between her secure relationship and a new one that is very frightening because it requires trust and forgiveness. It is very hard to trust someone after they broke your trust once.But is it worth living your life with someone you care about than to take a risk and have a chance of living it with the one you are meant to be? It is in human nature to make the safe choice, but usually at some point you start regretting it. You start wondering what could have happened if …I like to believe that if or when the time comes I will be able to make the right choice.Seeing that look on Cameron’s face really broke my heart. You know…the look when you realize that it’s over for good. The moment you realize that because of your mistakes you lost everything and you have no way of getting it back.Sometimes you have to let go and accept that it’s over…You have to let everything go and start over and maybe fate decides to make a move and everything changes again in the blink of an eye and you might just find your happily ever after.The cover is beautiful, simple and elegant and extremely fitting for this story. It’s like each petal is a piece of their life which in the end combine perfectly and form something beautiful – a rose.From me: 4/5 I recommend reading this book even though is different from my usual reads. I re command this one because it is more than a simple novel, it is a short life lesson.What do you think you would have done in Charlotte’s place?

  • Bia
    2019-02-16 04:42

    3.5 Stars!This is another emotional book that I read in less than a week. Although you won’t become best friends with the tissues like the previous book I read, you will feel sad at some moments.Charlotte Barnes and Cameron Harper fell in love really young. They got married really fast and had the perfect married live you could imagine for two or three years or so Charlotte thought. (view spoiler)[ On Christmas Eve, a 23 year-old Charlotte found a message from her best friend to her husband and the life she thought was perfect just proved to be a house of cards. Cameron’s betrayal is a surprise to her and, five years later, everyone they knew.(hide spoiler)]Looking for a fresh start, Charlotte moves to a different city and starts over. In Boston she meets Owen, a police officer that is a sweetheart. He is kind, charming, patient, funny and above all loves Char to the moon. "What is it?" I asked."This is the GIRLS' locker room," Owen said."Uh-huh," I replied, not really understanding.He shook his head slightly and gave me a boyish grin. "Sorry. It's just a teenage fantasy of mine to be in here.""Ah, and I'm sure in the fantasy there were lots of naked girls.""Just one," he said huskily.With him, Char learned the importance of communication and that you can have ideas that are completely different from the person you love, but at the end of the day, you just have to be yourself and share the things with the one you love! They move back to her home town and Char reconnects with the Harpers because they are part of her family. She learns the truth behind her divorce and Cameron’s betrayal but that doesn’t mean she has a closure. Now, her feelings are all over the place and she doesn’t know which guy she should have. I personally have strong feelings about cheating. I know everyone can make mistakes but I wouldn’t have the same type of relationship with that person again (I learned that the hard way…). I could forgive the person, because that would give me peace.It’s a charming story. Really fast to read and for Cam and Char the end was the best possibility.

  • Passion For Pages
    2019-01-19 03:46

    Review on I started reading Pieces of Us I was immediately overcome with a sense of déjà vu. I started looking through my pile of books. Had I read this one already and not written a review for it? Nope. Turned out I had read it before, but back when it was fan fiction and I hadn’t finished – can’t remember why now. Maybe I just became too busy or maybe I just grew bored. *sigh* Either way, I trudged ahead and I’m glad I did. The story starts off with a little backstory of our two characters Charlotte and Cameron as teenagers-early twenties. And then we’re thrown into the future by two years where Charlotte and Cameron are a happily married couple – or not. Charlotte starts the chapter off by finding a text from her best friend to Cameron and an affair is revealed. Charlotte, having the strength not all of us would have, leaves her unfaithful bastard husband and eventually flees her tiny town and in doing so meets Owen.Can I just saw how much I loved Owen? He was my favourite. My heart bled for this character so many times in the book. He just pulled me in so deeply.Owen and Charlotte move back to her hometown and that’s when trouble begins with her ex-husband and Charlotte is torn between her love for both men. Yes, she’s still in love with the lying, cheating ex.But is all as it seems?Downing pulls you in with her writing, even when you want to roll your eyes at some of the childish antics of the characters. I wasn’t a fan of the confrontation in David’s office at all and thought that was a real low point of the book. Although the book didn’t end the way I had hoped, I did think the story had a cute ending and wrapped the book up but still let you imagine for yourself what happens after.

  • Danielle
    2019-02-04 06:02

    Charlotte Barnes thought she had the love of her life for eternity until she found that her husband, Cameron Harper, had betrayed her with her best friend, Lucy. Instead of confronting her husband, she runs and starts a new life in Boston. Owen Cooper who is now Charlotte's fiancé has taken a job and they will moving back to Charlotte's hometown where she fled five years ago. Owen loves Charlotte but wants her to face the past so they can move forward and get married. As she is home, her past has a habit of making appearance from ex-in laws, bother and sister-in laws and ex-husband. Flashback from memories from better times only to be overshadowed by the hurt, loss and anger she has for Cameron on his actions in the past. When confronted by her ex-husband, only to learn the truth behind his actions and that he still loves her will this jeopardize the future she has with Owen.This is a great read and I highly recommend this book.

  • Stacey
    2019-02-04 02:43

    I found myself walking along with Charlotte on my own personal journey though the endings were very different. I enjoyed the book, but it was hard for me to read at times because I found myself reliving pieces if my own life. I appreciated all the characters in the book. I really like how Hannah Downing provided us with the backstory and then forwarded the story to 5 years later. I enjoyed the book very much, but it was very emotional for me at times. Meeting the realization you need to move on without someone you believe you love wholeheartedly is never easy because they will always hold a piece of your heart. Good book and a quick read.

  • Amy
    2019-02-13 04:01

    Charlotte and Cameron were meant to be or at least it appeared that way. When Charlotte read that text from her BF that was sent to her husband my heart broke! Then years later Charlotte comes back to town with a new man and Owen is amazing. I knew we were going to find out what really happen all those years back but I wasn't prepared! I was on team Owen and then BAM back to team Cameron.

  • Michelle
    2019-01-20 02:46

    Loved the emotion you feel from all the characters throughout the whole book.

  • kimber
    2019-01-29 00:46

    two stars rather than one only because the ending was somewhat gratifying. this book pissed me off right up until that point, though. don't waste your time with this one.