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Pieces Of One, Part 1 (The Dark Life Collection, #1)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Two men want me and I want them. Simple, right? Except for one slight complication…

For over two years, I’ve been dealing with a pain in the butt MY way.


She has her life and I have mine. They don’t intermingle. It’s the only way to keep things sane. But now she’s done something monumentally stupid and the only way to untangle myself from her mess is to live life
ebook, First, 187 pages
Published June 17th 2015 by SVC Ricketts (first published June 16th 2015)
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Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Trista has Multiple Personality Disorder.When she was a teenager she was involved in a car accident and soon after started to notice things weren't quite right and things happened she couldn't quite remember.....

Trista is...

A good girl
Studies hard
Determined to make something of her life
Doesn't drink or smoke

Marvy is...

Likes to party hard
She uses men for her personal gain and doesn't give a damn what people think of her

Tammy Hamilton Green
When can it be your first time, but your alter ego gave it away without you?

One could easily confuse a reader when it comes to multiple personalities appearing in and out of the story, but SVC Ricketts handles it flawlessly. After a GoodReads review by JUDITH of the 2nd in the series, I knew this was a series I had to read. It was a pretty fast hook. Trista had some sort of trauma in her past, perhaps the car accident that took her father's life, or something to do with the death of her twin bro
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 5 Rockin’ ★★★★★

What would happen if you woke up one morning in your comfy bed, found yourself decked out like you had been to a nightclub, you are stinking of smoke and booze, then realize that you have bruises and no memory of how you got them? Welcome to Trista's world! Pieces of One Part 1: The Dark Life Collection, is a marvelously written romantic suspense created by author extraordinaire SVC Ricketts. The storyline is twisted, unforeseen and convoluted to the point where th
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC for an honest review

A very unconvential and haunting book by SVC Ricketts!

I am in awe! From her first book, My Last Season With You, SVC Ricketts had again captured me with her latest release.

Pieces of One is a psychological suspense and romance. I felt really connected with Trista's situation as I have encountered stories in books and in real life of people who has MPD.

This is very Sidney Sheldon- ish! One the very first books that made me love reading was Tell Me Your Drea
Michelle Rodriguez
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars, review to post on on 6/15/15. All I can say is, wow, reading a book where the main character has multiple personalities was a trip. SVC needs to get me book 2 ASAP lol.

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.
Bloggers From Down Under
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
** Received on behalf of the author for an honest review **

What would life be like being someone else?
What would life be like being more than someone else?
What if you were them?
Not just you, but them as well?

Welcome to Trista's life.

You see Trista is young, vibrant, studying, working a part-time job. Her best friend Kitta knows who she is. Trista knows who she is, but can't remember.

The only way Trista knows who she is, is by video tape.
Unexplained outings.
Unexplained spendings.
Unexplained meeti
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
This is one of those books that I find very hard to catergorise, it dips into quite a few areas but doesn't fully seat itself in most of them. It has many elements.

I really enjoyed Pieces of One, I did have a couple of red flags lines that made me question certain things, the writing is very young, the heroine only 17 and it's what this 17yr old can turn her hand to that has me disbelieving a few things. And the fact that the powers that be are willing to throw a naive 17yr old into the mix like
LLEP  Book Blog
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book that kept me enthralled from start to finish and I can not wait for the next installment. S.V.C. Ricketts has written about a subject that is rarely discussed and in my opinion she nailed it.

Trista has Dissociative Identity Disorder, otherwise known as multiple personality disorder. When she was 14, she and her father were in an accident, her father was killed and she had to be extracted from the car. A few months after the accident, Trista began noticing things out of pl
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Full review to follow as part of the book tour.
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Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Pieces of One was my second run in with a plot that involved multiple personalities. There are many different types of ways with dealing with multiple personalities, or alters as author S. V. C. Ricketts describes them. Some are aware of their multiple personalities and can interact with them, some are not aware of their existence, and some like Trista Dividir can coexist, somewhat peacefully, with her alter. Book 1 of the series has proven to be surp
Kathy Wideman
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: danger, dark, mystery, romance
This book was different and I loved it. It was a little dark; there was romance, mystery, and more. I was completely sucked into this book once I started reading it. The characters pull you in and the story is wonderfully written. I can't wait to read the next part of this story. Trista was in an accident with her father several years ago. Shortly after the accident she began to notice little things than her friend noticed other things. Trista has alternate personalities. Marvy is the complete o ...more
Kim Neal domanski
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I could not image waking up and having to look thru footage just to know what I did the night before. This is part of Trista's wild and wacky world! SVC Ricketts has out done herself. This book captivated me from the first chapter it was so well written. The storyline is definitely out there with a rollercoaster of things you couldn't even image being a person's really daily life.
Trista Dividr has worked her whole life preparing to attend Baylor for a degree in computer science. But ever since
Jennifer Springer
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARGH! Sorry… just had to get that out. I knew it would probably end in a cliff hanger since it is part one, but it still caught me by surprise.
Trista is a the kind of teenage girl you see in those "makeover" movies. You know, the ones where the girl is obviously attractive but doesn't wear makeup or do her hair in anything other than a ponytail and her clothes are all too big and second hand. She's extremely smart and has plans to attend Baylor. By day she is the perfect daughter. By night… well
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars
ARGH! Sorry… just had to get that out. I knew it would probably end in a cliffhanger since it is part one, but it still caught me by surprise.
Trista is a the kind of teenage girl you see in those "makeover" movies. You know, the ones where the girl is obviously attractive but doesn't wear makeup or do her hair in anything other than a ponytail and her clothes are all too big and second hand. She's extremely smart and has plans to attend Baylor. By day she is the perfect daughter. By night
Originally posted at Revenge of the Feels

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

If you are looking for suspense and erotic romance in all the wrong yet sinfully right and sexy places, Pieces of One is the novel for you!

My first Svc Ricketts novel AND IT IS PROVING TO BE SO AMAZING!

Pieces of One reminds me of the Korean drama - Kill Me, Heal Me. The big difference, is that one is a drama where skilled actors are needed, another relies on her writing
Dana Busenbark
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark, suspense, thriller, taboo
Having never thought about what someone with Disassociative Indentity Disorder (a,k.a. Multiple-Personality Disorder) would go through, I found this book interesting. You hear about things that happen, traumas if you will, that cause different personalities to appear. In this book, there is definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to Trista. We know she has Marvy, but does she have more? If so, what happened? How did Marvy come into being with Trista? What else may have happened to Trist ...more
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow! What an amazing, intense, interesting, unpredictable, twisted, dark story! Trista is a good girl. She studies hard, gets good grades, and stays away from parties. So, when she wakes up in someone else’s bed it’s understandable why she is so confused. Marvy put her there. Marvy is her other personality. She is sexy, a party animal, and everything Trista isn’t. She uses men and throws them away like they are toys.

It’s difficult to summarize this story without giving anything away. It’s full o
Suleika Santana -All About Books
LOVED it! Read it in one sitting, could not put to down because of how good it is. So much going on, you will not be able to put it down once you start reading it.
I loved Tris but I have to say that Marvy was also a very strong character and one that I really liked a lot. In the end I wasn't sure if I wanted Tris or Marvy to be the one in control because Tris was definitely playing with fire once it came to Bryson. I am in love with Alex/Xander and I am hoping with a HEA with Alex but because o
Naughty Mom Story Time
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This had such an interesting concept for the heroine's life. Tristiana's DID definitely keeps the story interesting. The different personalities keeps the reader on their toes.

SVC does an amazing job with transitioning through the characters and has a real knack for giving them a life of their own. Tris, Marvy and Veleria were all so different and interesting.

Alexander and Bryson are both equally sexy men that want and desire Marcy/Tris. And because of the trouble Marvy gets in to straight lac
Meg Tyrrell
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh em geeeee!!!!!

Ok. I literally have just finished so bare with me. I'm fan-girling and freaking out right now.
First off, I was given a copy of this book to give an honest review, so here we go.
An absolute MUST read. It's suspenseful and heart wrenching. It keeps you wondering what the eff is going on, and you can't help but turn the page over and over. The characters are wonderfully portrayed and were given substance, which is sometimes hard to accomplish with so many things happening. I 100%
Karen Shortridge
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this was such a different read, a really great story with a twist that keeps you on the edge for lots of great reasons. The characters are down to earth everyday people that you relate to, the scenes can be full of humour then danger then intimate but not where it confuses you, you flow through with it. Tris is your everyday girl with a family but a trauma she went through left her with multiple ego's , she has her best friend Kitt who is the only one who knows. This is a definite read, I highly ...more
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oooh this is a very different type of thriller.
Our heroine has multiple problems. She is trying to work herself through college, to get to a good university. She is very good with all things I.T. But part of her is also a very naughty party girl. That is about to cause so many problems. She must sort out the men in her life if she is going to survive. I'm not sure who her hero is. Alex, or Bryson, they both seem to love her but one is a very bad man.
This story is funny,sexy,scary and completel
Dee Palmer
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received this book from the author for helping out with some promo when FB decided to not play nice but honestly I would've bought it anyway because it intrigued me. It didn't disappoint I pretty much read it straight through (grrr didn't realise it was a series). The story is gripping and extremely well written, the characters (all of them) are interesting and I honestly CANT wait for the next story. Looking forward to the great things this new author is clearly capable of producing.
Tonya Farmer
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Dark Life Collection
Pieces of One
By SVC Ricketts

Warning **** cliffhanger
Ricketts pulls you in quickly and moves right along. The story was fast paced just short of being rushed though. 4 out of 5 stars

Trista is smart and quirky
Marvy is fun and reckless
Valarie is blunt and dangerous

The 3 of them cause some major havoc for each other, their selves, and the DEA

Can not wait to read part 2
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Интересная книга, вернее часть. Бесят эта новая мода на части делить. Вообщем, хотя и мало, но заинтересовало, как обычно теперь хочется продолжение. Задумка интересная, я еще не читала про раздвоение героев, автор вообще на этом закрутила так что обязательно надо читать дальше) чтобы понять что же с героиней случилось.
Amanda Huth
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prices of One

I didn't think that Ricketts could top her first book because I loved it so much, but holy fucking shit. She has blew away my brains with Peices of One. I totally loved it in a sick twisted kind of way.
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

OMG!!! That read was crazy addicting!! I can't wait for the next part!!! Part 1 was quite the ride that takes you on some intense twists and turns!!! Soon good!!
April Amey
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has a unique storyline. It is nice to find something different. Love the writing style! You won't be able to put it down!
Thai Holman
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow omg talk about mind blown. I couldn't figure out what was real. Is WAS AMAZING. This is one that needs more stars. Absolutely freaking fantastic must read.
Tracy Antonelli Manderson
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
will have a review up under Summers Book Blog!!!!!!
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SVC Ricketts is a Contemporary Romance author and professional smart alec (self-professed). Her work has been recognized by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and was selected as a finalist for the 2013 PNWA Literary Competition in the Romance category.

Raised between Southern California and Oahu, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and although she loves it here, her heart belongs t