Pieces of Us (Confessions of the Heart, #3)by Published 22 Apr 2019
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Maxon Chambers has a way of stealing all the attention.
All my affection, and all my dreams.
What I needed to remember was he’d stolen my good judgment and my virginity, too.
When he broke up with me, I ran across the country and swore I’d never return to Broadshire Rim.
But here I am, thirteen years later.
Maxon is all grown up.
Sexier than sin and more tempting than ever.
A detective on the Charleston force, he lives on the outside of safety, devoted to protecting the people of his city.
But with the way he’s looking at me now? I’m pretty sure what needs protecting is my heart.
Can we mend the pieces of us? Or will he leave my heart shattered forever . . .
"Pieces of Us (Confessions of the Heart, #3)" Reviews
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I am a HUGE DIE HARD fan of A.L. Jackson & her books. Believe it or not but she was a NEW TO BE author a little while ago & I read one book & BAM i read them all!! Therefore so happy to be able to read this master-piece before hand!! Now, this book is #3 and I have read the previous two of course. This is the story of Maxon & Isabel!
Even from the beginning I went from smiles and laughter at a situation to OH MY HEART! The tension, the words...beautiful but broken. The take-back's through out the story are also heartbreaking but in a beautiful way, more beautiful between the lines kind of way. I was blown back by how much emotion this brought out in me, I was glued to each page, each sentence. I can't express enough how much A.L. Jackson kind of does that to you, her writing style and words will mesmerize you.
Maxon is a broken soul, from the very beginning. With what he had gone through his childhood well into teenage years, it's no surprise. He now is a tall, strong and sexy man, filled out, gorgeous, a police officer for goodness sake..but still broken. The worst part is that Izzy though her love would be enough back then, what makes her believe that it would ever help out now, as adults.
Every single character in this (not just the previous book ones) are unique and to each it's own. I love Izzy's parents (her mom is the kind of mom you'd want) the predicament and situations in this are a slow burn, pulling at heart strings moments. It was like riding a roller coaster of emotion, just when you think I'M OKAY I'M OKAY nope, you're not. My love for this story and characters especially Izzy is enormous. The secrets, the nerve wrecking scenes...GAH! I don't want to give out too much BUT you will not see it coming, I'm telling you when it hits you, worse than a sledgehammer. Anguish, passion, heartbreak & conquer!
I am rating this a 10 PLUS & HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! On my TOP 20119 MUST READ list & a TOP FAVORITE 2019 READ!
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"That man had always bled pain. It was his biggest pitfall—his refusal to see that he could live outside of it. The belief that maybe my love could have been enough."
Damn, A.L. Jackson, what have you done to me? I'm ruined now. This has been one of my favorite series ever, and now that I've finished this book about these beautifully broken characters my heart is full, but I'm sad it's over. I'm feeling kinda drunk and gooey, not ready to move on. The Confessions of the Heart series has earned a place on my 'favorites' shelf, and I need paperback copies so I can sigh and fondle them on my bookshelf. ❤
Maxon Chambers (aka Mack) is a #HotCop that I met in the previous books in the series. I've been excited to get to know him and learn his history. I've also been excited to meet the woman that would capture his heart. Now, it's obvious that she wasn't someone in his future, but a woman from his past. As the author took me back in time to when they first met as kids I felt their connection even then. I was pulled into their vortex and totally invested in their whirlwind relationship. I don't blame her for falling for him, I did too. And I don't blame her for being devastated when he broke up with her, I was too.
Mack has been broken his whole life. He is battling demons that keep him from believing he deserves anything good. And she is exactly that, everything good. He became a cop to try to make a difference, but he can't undo all the bad he's done. He was determined to stay away from her, allowing her to find the happiness she deserves. But, then she went and showed up back in his town, looking even more beautiful than he remembered. Yeah, you know what they say about good intentions, right?
Page after page of pain and passion, secrets and betrayal, love and laughter, and danger and suspense. To make it through this incredible story I needed tissues, alcohol, a punching bag, a shovel, a do-not-disturb sign, and more tissues. This series needs to be made into a movie. I know it would be amazing, it's already playing in my head and it's beautiful...sigh.
“But whose joy is forgotten is lost. And whose heart is free is found.”
Love is simple. It’s life, that’s complicated. So, when you’re on the losing side of love and life offers up a second chance, you grab ahold and hang on tight. You shove aside your fears, bury the hurt, and follow the dictate of your heart. Thus, is the story of Izzy and Mack’s slow-burning romance. In this third and final installment to her Confessions of the Heart series, AL Jackson returns to her earlier roots and delivers an emotion-driven, second-chance romance that will have you reaching for the tissues amidst all the smiles and laughter.
Presenting a powerfully heartbreaking and compelling premise, along with endearing characters that are sure to capture your heart, “Pieces of Us” is proof positive that AL Jackson is indeed the consummate storyteller. While this author’s signature prose is what always draws me in, it’s her perfectly imperfect heroes that keep me coming back for more. And Maxon Cambers is no exception. Protective, loving, sexy and fierce, Mack is everything I look for in a book boyfriend and a great deal more!
We already met cop Maxon in the first two books. Now he's telling us his own story.
He's just minding his own business in a store when suddenly his past comes crashing back into his life.
The girl he's been in love with since he was four years old. They loved each other so much. Whenever he was with her he could leave his horrible life for a few beautiful hours.
And then - when they were only 17 - he ended it. Of course he only did it for her own good - she shouldn't be with someone like him - his life is too dangerous!
But she just didn't understand. Izzy was heartbroken. She left town and never came back.
Until now ... and she has her reasons for moving back in with her parents ....
What will happen with Izzy & Mack?
Will there be a HEA for our two darlings???
READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT! ☺
Well, that was adorable!
And sweet and sad and most of all .... heartbreaking.
Those back-in-time chapters! Ugh. Poor little Mack! #Crying
And the crying wasn't only happening in those chapters. It's a really moving second-chance love story!
I adored Dillon and Benjamin! And the parents. And the other couples and kids from the previous books! Great cast - this would make an amazing Netflix show!
PIECES OF US was such an adorable & heartbreaking and exciting second-chance love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Mack - this one is MINE!
!!! Tiny little rant coming !!! Please keep walking if you can't handle it ;)
But Amy. WHY AMY?! Why do you write the way you do? Did you learn that in a weird creative writing class in college? Do the people in your life talk like that? I mean, even if they do - it doesn't belong in a book. Written in a book. It's a book because it's not a movie or a conversation in real life. Book people DO NOT leave out the words at the beginning of a sentence. All your characters do that. In all your books! WHY? It sounds so stupid and ridiculous and it stops my reading flow and sometimes I have to read it three times to understand what you meant! I just don't get why you do that. It bothers me to no end and I can't believe I'm the first person to ever tell you that!
Your overly poetic writing wasn't as bad in this book - it still got on my nerve a lot, but it wasn't too bad - at least in the beginning.
But the leaving out the I's or the THE's etc. at the beginning of a sentence or after a comma - nope. Not cool! I love your stories - how much emotion you put in there, but the writing is sooo different from every other author out there - and not in a good way. I don't like it. I can't believe I'm the only one, but I've never seen anyone complain about it before, so it could be just me and my weird reading OCD. ☺ No offense intended. YOU WRITE YOU AMY! Don't listen to me. ♥