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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 pa ...more
Paperback, First American Paperback, 284 pages
Published February 14th 2013 by Rhemalda Publishing (first published January 8th 2013)
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Haley ~ YA-Aholic
What a page turner! Going into Pieces I was nervous, book 1 (The Breakaway, see review here) was one of my favorite reads of 2012, and while I was super excited about there being a sequel, I was concerned I wasn't going to enjoy it as much since it was about Naomi dealing with the after math of the kidnapping and not her actually being hostage anymore. Thankfully though I enjoyed Pieces just as much as I did The Breakaway!

Now while Pieces is definitely not the same as The Breakaway it was still
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Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

So..
This is Naomi nearly 3 years after the kidnapping.



From the books Blurb you know her kidnappers are in jail.

Naomi is in a sort of fcuked up state of mind.



She doesn't hate them, although she should- I certainly know that I don't.

She loves Jesse still- I still do too...



She has everything she wants from her family but its different now.

Trying to move on till Jesse can be with her again after he serves his time.

Again this is another Emotionally captivating book which makes you question your sanit
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Erin
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Jennifer
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The Breakaway was about Naomi being kidnapped and what she went through. Pieces is the aftermath and about how Naomi is trying to move on. I really enjoyed both books but they do read very differently and can be easily be read separately. I was so excited there would be a sequel because so many kidnapping books never show the after effects. Especially since Naomi fell in love with her kidnapper and is awaiting his release from jail
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Khanique McDaniel
Sighz ... there is no way to write this review without spoilers because the biggest spoiler of all was the biggest turn off ... so unfortunately, here goes my first ever spoiler review.

First, let me start off by saying that the basics of this story were great. They were hardly if any grammatical errors and the conversations flowed wonderfully. Penmanship, grammar wise ... it was all good!

But plot wise and decisions .... not for me! They weren't shitty, but they just didn't invoke much from me. I
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bookaddict22
Book 2 was just ok in my opinion. I felt so bad for Naomi throughout this series because she never seemed to be on solid footing. She went through the most horrific ordeal and yet she was emotionally attached to it. I loved how throughout this book, you witnessed Naomi experiencing the turmoil of being torn between loving and fearing her captors. I almost wish we could've watched her confront Eric and Evelyn so we could get a better understanding of why they did what they did. I also want to kno ...more
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
While you could read PIECES as a stand-alone without ever picking up THE BREAKAWAY, knowing Naomi's history prior to PIECES will help you understand her mental state as she attempts to fit the pieces of the puzzle that is her broken life back together and move on after the traumatizing events that resulted in her kidnapping. PIECES deals with the repercussions and ongoing struggles of a girl who escaped from extraordinary circumstances but is unable to fully move on in life. Michelle Davidson Ar ...more
Ellen
Though Pieces can be read independently, I am glad that I read The Breakaway first, because it helps you to truly understand Naomi's mental state and where she is coming from. The story begins a couple of years after Naomi's kidnapping incident. Naomi is finally going to college at Harvard, though still in counseling and trying to sort out the emotional train wreck of her life with the help of her counselors. She is still in love with Jesse, and has convinced herself to wait 5 years for him, unt ...more
Rachel
I started this book knowing it was a sequel to another book, The Breakaway, I did not read. I not sure if my reading expereince would be any different if I did read the previous book. I might have cared more for Jesse, Naomi's kidnapper and boyfriend, if I read the first book, but I will never know untill I read the first book. I liked this book but not passionately so I am not sure of my desire to read the first book, especially since I already know most of what occured in that book.

I did care
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Alba  BookPics
wow... I'll have to think hard to come up with this review....

Guys!
Where to start!

I have to say though, as some kind of side note, that I'm so glad this is a companion as opposed to being a sequel. Meaning, you can actually read it without having read the first book...
Because, I couldn't read the first one... As in, I couldn't get into it...

BUT THIS BOOK??
This book was a whole other story,
Yes, Naomi was so self-conscious all the time, always second guessing herself, always doubting, always tryin
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Riya
The Breakaway and Pieces are very different in style and writing, so they can easily be read as seperate standalone novels, which I think is really cool. Naomi's story in The Breakaway completely blew me away; I was surprised to find myself also falling for the kidnappers (especially Jesse), which I never thought would happen. I was so invested in her story that as soon as I heard there was a sequel, I went BALLISTIC. I'm so happy Argyle ended up continuing Naomi's story, because Pieces was just ...more
P.J.
There is nothing quite like getting a sneak peak at a book I'm super-excited to read, and now, not only do I get to tell you guys all about the book, I get to help with the cover reveal, too!

PIECES (THE BREAKAWAY #2) by Michelle Davidson Argyle (Rhemalda Publishing, February 14, 2013)


Here are Five Things I Have to Say About PIECES:

1) First off, yes, this book is a sequel. But that said, it will also completely satisfy people looking for a standalone read. THE BREAKAWAY ended in a conclusive mann
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Becca
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Jen
I never thought I would come across a book in a series that was better than the first one...until I read "Pieces". I don't think I was able to put this down until I finished it! What an amazing book #2!

I will admit, before I read this I was nervous because "Breakaway" is a tough book to follow. It covered a lot of different elements that I didn't think could be formed into a second story. I think if anyone could craft such a book it is Michelle Argyle though because she took Naomi's story and de
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Amy
Mar 01, 2014 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Definitely a great follow up to THE BREAKAWAY. I was in complete suspense the entire book.. just waiting on the edge of my seat. I often found myself wanting more of exactly what I knew I shouldn't. Argyle crafted this story perfectly and definitely kept me on my toes to the very end.
Stacey
What?!?! This is NOT the end of the story I was hoping for :( I liked the 1st book so much that I purchased this one later that night..I'm really disappointed. And I was kinda hoping Eric or the others might make some kinda appearance recieve a letter from them, but nothing.
Sydney Jackson
Wow. This is an amazing sequel to The Breakaway. I mean, I don't know how I feel about it completely. I don't even know. I mean, it is very mind blowing. I don't understand how someone could feel the way that Naomi does about her kidnapper. I mean, personally, I haven't experienced it, but I hope I wouldn't feel the way that she does.

This book follows Naomi as she is adjusting to life after being set free by her kidnapper, Jesse. After suffering a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome, Naomi has to
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Amy Davis
This was a good book , so didn't end they way I would have liked . Kinda pissed off about that . I was hoping maybe that There would have been some other mind of closet with Noami and her other kidnappers since they played such a big part in Breakaway but nothing happened they went to jail the end . Then you have Jesse who is in love with Noami and she is in love with him waits 2 years for him then comes Finn yeah nice clean cut honest guy however .He wasn't who I wanted . My heat doesn't break ...more
Liliana Saquicela
I can't wait!!!....I'm so happy that wasn't the ending!!!
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
not even sure if 3 stars isn't too much..
Mishelle Evans
This series had me mind blown.

I can honestly say each book left me surprised, left me with so many questions.

I feel bad for Namoi that she has to feel the way she does that she now clings to her attackers and makes a family out of them but she knows deep down its wrong. I can also say that its strange that she can see the family in the wrong but thinks Jesse isn't guilty.

When I read this book I was glad she met someone else and thought it stupid that she wouldn't let go of Jesse. Constantly ru
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Brittany
This book was so good. I liked it just as much as the first book and could hardly put it down. The book picks up two years later after Naomi's kidnapping. One of her kidnappers that she fell in love with Jesse is serving time in prison and she's waiting for him to get out to be with him again. That's hard for her though when he's connected to a past she no longer wants to live in and there's a guy named Finn whose not connected to her past at all. Finn could help her finally move on and away fro ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
May contain spoilers.

Ah...that was not what I was expecting. I love the whole standing up for yourself and doing what YOU want to do and not what other people want you to do concept. I myself have suffered from always wanting to make other people happy and never doing what I think is best for me.

Naomi is a far cry from a weak girl. In fact I think she is strong for all that she had to endure when she got kidnapped. I was a little more annoyed with her this book. She was whiny and indecisive. A
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Amy Fournier
This book takes place after the events of the first book and really gets into how much it really affected Naomi mentally. She is now off to college at Harvard, but is still reliving memories of the kidnapping, and still very in love with Jesse and can't stop thinking of him. She also makes a great friend in Finn, makes some very horrible choices, but has a phenomenal amount of growth. I really loved seeing how much she was still affected by everything years later and how she works to come out of ...more
Donna Weaver
WHAT MY STARS MEAN
5 Stars--the book had a profound impact on me. It touched me on some special level and lingered with me long after I'd finished reading it.
4 Stars--I loved this book. If I don't own it, I will buy it so I can read it again and again.
3 Stars--I enjoyed the book but may have had an issue or two with it.
2 Stars--I had more than a few issues with it.
1 Stars--I hated it.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of th
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Book Sniffers Anonymous
*Don't read review unless you've read the previous novel, The Breakaway. There will be spoilers from the previous book in this review.*

I loved the last book (The Breakaway) that followed Naomi as she was kidnapped and held captive for a year. This book takes place 2 years later. Naomi still has flashbacks to her 1 yr stay with the kidnappers. However, she still has fond memories of the female, Evelyn and Jesse, the boy who sort of became her boyfriend at the end. Jesse's been in prison this enti
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P.A. Warren
I was Given a Copy of Pieces for an Honest Review

Having Fallen in L-O-V-E with The Breakaway I was Thrilled to be given the chance to Review Pieces,The Sequel to The Runaway. Michelle Davidson Argyle has a way with words They flow like Buttah.I literally had to pull myself away from the book so I could get some sleep.Naomi is suffering from what is called Stockholm syndrome. She meets Finn and is attracted to him but Jesse who is in jail is still on her mind.What will happen?Who will she choose?
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Reeka (BoundbyWords)
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*3.5 STARS*
'Emotional rollercoaster' is a sorry and tired cliché to describe what I experienced while reading this book, but I'm pretty much still on my way back down, and my grip on the handlebars haven't loosened as yet, so that will have to suffice. I made the insanely genius decision to read the (first) companion book, The Breakaway, before reading this one, and read them both in one sitting. They are both intended to be standalone books, but reading them both just solidi
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Carmen
This review is based on a copy I got because I was part of the blog tour. You can find the originial post + an excerpt here.


Review:
Well, you just read how much I enjoyed The Breakaway and how realistic I thought it was. The same goes for Pieces, only I loved Pieces even more. I wanted so much for Naomi to succeed, to build a life for herself. I laughed and cried with her. Pieces resonated with me even more because in a way, I am in a situation similar to Naomi - figuring out what I want, doubtin
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Sarah
Pieces follows the life of Naomi as she attempts to heal from the aftermath of her kidnapping, we read first hand the struggles she has been dealing with resulting from the months of being held captive 2 years ago.Naomi has been attempting to live a normal life, attending Harvard and making friends as she waits for Jesse to be released from prison.

While Naomi attends college classes and attempts to live her life without thoughts of her kidnapping she meets a guy named Finn who works at her favor
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Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She adores cheese, chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life. Michelle writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction (and other genres when she feels up to it).
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