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(The Breakaway #2)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  90 reviews
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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Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

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
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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 sol
Alba BookPics
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-review, arc, blog-tours
wow... I'll have to think hard to come up with this review....

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...

This book was a whole other story,
Yes, Naomi was so self-conscious all the time, always second guessing herself, always doubting, always tryin
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
Feb 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
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
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
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.
Aure, The Bored of the Quarantine
not even sure if 3 stars isn't too much..
Liliana Saquicela
I can't wait!!!....I'm so happy that wasn't the ending!!!
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Originally posted at City of Books -

I enjoyed Pieces a lot more than I did The Breakaway. This one, I felt, had a lot of depth to it, and it's very easy for a lot of people to relate too. It's more real, in a sense. I liked Naomi more in this book, because she really has grown. And I absolutely loved the new character, Finn. I think he's a large part of the reason I loved this book!

Pieces begins quite a while after the events of The Breakaway. In fact, it'
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF'd about halfway through. Characters just kept getting flatter and more difficult to care about. Might come back later, but this book is just so boring and whiny, especially compared to the other one I'm reading (And I Darken by Kiersten White.)

Update: I went back and ended up finishing it because it's easier to have a book on your phone, especially one that you don't have to pay too much attention to. Sadly the characters are painfully dull and horribly predictable. The author forces charact
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.

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
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
As with The Breakaway, Pieces is another fantastic book from Michelle Davidson Argyle. I had to read this straight away because I needed to know what happened between Naomi and Jesse. Knowing book 2 was right there, it begged me to pick it up. Pieces was again an easy read, the writing style was fantastic and with a lot of intrigue. I just had to find out if Naomi could break through her door and make her way back home. With the introduction of Finn, man, I didn’t know who I was going to put my ...more
Amy Fournier
Dec 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, own, ebook
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
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.

Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of th
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
*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
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to get back into this book after finishing the first one. I was interested to see how Naomi was doing after what she had experienced in the first book and how her feelings with Jesse had changed, if they had.

It was good to be back with Naomi and I was happy to see that she was doing things with her life. She was in school and working to be happy and grow as an individual. She wanted to get past what had happened to her. While she wanted to leave the nightmarish parts behind her
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Pieces starts off with the introduction of a new character, Finn, a rather good-looking guy waitering at a café near Harvard, where Nano currently attends University on a scholarship. (THAT LUCKY GIRL!!) At the start, I was torn and disappointed; I really thought Naomi and Jesse could be together after he’s served his time in prison. ( I even contemplated not reading the sequel because while the ending of The Breakaway was ambiguous, and I liked it. (sort of.)
But I was wrong.
As the story progres
Emily Blake
*A copy was provided by Rhemelda Publishing for review purposes*

Wow, what a book. *Deep breath*. This is the sequel to The Breakaway (which I absolutely loved) and carries on the story perfectly. One thing that really surprised me was the way Argyle chose to take this story, but, I must admit, I prefer it to the alternative. I think it made for a much more interesting book, and I loved how she manipulated the characters and the story to make it a thrilling, heartbreaking read. The writing wa
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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Post reading, I've tried to move on with my life. Much like Noami is trying to do in Pieces but I find it hard. I keep referring back to this book and asking why? Why did it have to be the way it was? What went on in the authors mind as she wrote it? Did she feel that this was the best way to go? I've read others reviews and apparently people at large agree with her but it broke my heart. Le
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Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Michelle mainly writes contemporary fiction, but occasionally branches into other genres.

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