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Scattered Pieces

(Cape Isle #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  212 ratings  ·  76 reviews
The quaint coastal town of Cape Isle, South Carolina, is the perfect spot for Summer Foster when she escapes her abusive husband.
Finally able to live her dream of owning a bakery, Summer begins the task of rebuilding her life, making sure there is no room for romance or relationships, because in her experience they only lead to trouble. However, when Grant Hamilton, who h
Paperback, 310 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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AC Book Blog
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Love didn’t hurt you. Someone who doesn’t know how to love hurt you, and you confused the two…”

OMG! The prologue was hard to read. The story begins with the interaction between Summer and her grade A asshole of a husband Ryan. Summer is a sweet, beautiful woman but Ryan has ripped away all of her confidence by verbal and physical abuse. When Summer finally escapes her abusive husband, she moves to the quaint coastal town of Cape Isle. Summer owns and works in a bakery. She is content to sit ba
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I always love meeting and reading new authors :) When I read the blurb for this book, I was hooked. Wow. Talk about a great read.

From the prologue, we see what Summer has to endure at the hands of her husband. My heart broke for her. She has no one but her older aunt since she lost her parents while she was in college. He was supposed to be the one to love her and keep her safe. He was a monster. By a miracle, she was able to leave. Fast forward 9 months later and Summer has moved to a
J.A. Lafrance
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The hero was an amazing character to follow throughout the book. He was sweet and gentle and possessive in a very good way. His girl showed strength and fight. I like how the author wrote about the ex coming back into the picture, although the climax build was extremely fast it brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend this book to another person.
Allie Able
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It's my book, so I'm a little partial. :)
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, for a Newbie Author and first book this was quite an engaging read.

The book started off with a shocker of a storyline which was quite risky I think, but I also believe the author pulled it off really well and once over the initial shock and the first couple of chapters I could really get to grips with the story.

The story flowed quite nicely, and the characters gelled really well, there were a couple of things mentioned that I thought " yeah right like that's convenient " but maybe that's j
Rebecca Barber
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first page this book sinks its hooks into you and you're trapped. I picked it up and couldn't put it down until I knew it had a happy ending (and the whole way through I felt as though I was holding my breath in hopes it would)

Summer is in a bad marriage - the worst kind you can imagine, but somehow she finds the strength to not only escape but to move on and follow her dreams of opening her own bakery.

Grant has just finished his final tour with the Marine corps and has come home to t
Ella Price
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very sweet love story with a serious message. This story really delves into the damage and pain domestic violence causes. Summer had painful past and all she wanted was a new start in a new town. I loved how sweet Grant was throughout the whole story. He showed such kindness to Summer. He was the kind of guy that every woman dreams of.
I really loved the dialogue both Summer and Grant had with themselves and with each other. The author really allowed the reader to get to know the char
Kim  Brewing
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book will start off making your heart hurt. There is no secret to be unveiled about Summer's past as we are privy to it in the beginning. Summer is starting over - trying to pick up her scattered pieces, not sure if they will ever fit again. Grant has returned home after 10 years in the service. These two first meet through a mutual friend and instantly aware of each other. They meet again when Grant comes to talk to Summer about renovations she has contracted his family company for. This i ...more
Shannon Godwin
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with this book! Summer & Grant's story is so sweet. For this to be Allie's first book I think she blew it way past 5 stars!
In the beginning I was kind of wondering where it was going to go, it starts of with a big shocker! I was very skeptical about it. But let me just say I WAS NOT disappointed! This is a fabulous book!
This book was a suprisingly easy lovable read. The synopsis reminds me of a Nicholas Sparks novel but I did not mind at all.
Just within the first few pages of Summers new life, I fell instantly in love with her and Grant. I guess Grant will be my new favourite bookboyfriend. He is so careful and caring and loves with a depth that takes your breath away.

Allie shows with this book her talent of writing easy lovable characters packed with a wonderful lovestory, even if the background is a pretty d
Eileen Robinson
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest Review.
This is a new author for me and i can say right now, it won't be the last book of this Author that i read.
This story centers around Summer Foster, a sweet girl who's confidence, and self worth has the torn and shattered by years of abuse both mental and physical from her Husband Ryan. Eventually after a particularly vicious night, where Summer is left broken in more ways than one she finally escapes him. She takes up
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Allie is a new author to me but once I read the blurb I wanted to dive in and read more! She writes with passion and heart. This book not only will grip your heart, but it will also punch you quite literally in the gut! This book brings out so much emotion. It was so well-written, and the characters that she writes about are amazing!

Summer is trying to get past something so deep when she decides to move to Cape Isle, South Carolina. She was in an abusive marriage and left for dead. After that n
Within The Pages Book Blog
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Allie Able is a new author to me and I truly enjoyed reading Scattered Pieces. A lot of emotions ran through me while reading this book. I have never experienced what Summer went through however I felt like I was right there with her and my heart broke over and over.

When your life is up in pieces and you feel you have nothing left how do you move forward? That was Summer's struggle. She had dealt with a horrible marriage for so long and didn't know how to be "herself" without her ex-husband. She
Caffeine & Legends
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
As I start reading, I am thinking this story sounds rather familiar. Then it dawns on me….I read, and loved, this book a couple of months ago! But, being the uber-professional reviewer that I am, I reread it……in less than a day.

Do not misunderstand what I am saying - I read it quickly because I thoroughly enjoyed it. It starts out scary as hell - Summer is almost killed by her husband in the very beginning of the story. But, being the survivor that she is, she picks herself up and carries on.

I f
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WARNING: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT start this book unless you have free time, because it WILL consume you. You won't want to put it down. You won't even want to blink. I found myself sneaking in as much of the words as I could, even when I only had a second to spare. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!! Now, this is what a book is to me ladies... And gents? A book that captures you heart, mind and soul. I'm aware that a lot of people like the fantasy aspect or a book, but I like the real. Abus ...more
2OCC Reviews
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kerry
Such A Beautifully written Debut Novel.

This is the debut Novel of Allie Able, and it is absolutely stunning. The story starts of with such an impact and it really doesn't stop impacting on you. This book is so sweet yet so devastating at the same time. It shows you what you can achieve when you have the strength..

Summer Foster endured six very long years of abuse, But she made it out alive, she grew and she built on her dreams and made them come true, It is truly inspiring to those women who are
The Magic of Books Blog
Scattered Pieces by Allie Able

5 stars
Reviewed by Donna

I just finished a beautiful romantic book that was given to me to review. This book captured my interest from the very beginning with the main character, Allie who is trying to her hardest to survive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The past six years of her life have been about survival and trying to keep herself together no matter what. Allie makes the ultimate decision to change her life based on the horrific circumstances. To become her own hero. To pick
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scattered Pieces by Allie Able.
The Blurb:
The quaint coastal town of Cape Isle, South Carolina, is the perfect spot for Summer Foster when she escapes her abusive husband.
Finally able to live her dream of owning a bakery, Summer begins the task of rebuilding her life, making sure there is no room for romance or relationships, because in her experience they only lead to trouble. However, when Grant Hamilton, who has served as a Marine for the last ten years, crosses her path, the chance encounter
Kelly - Words We Love By
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, this book – I would love to start telling you all about this book but I won’t because I rather you read it and enjoy it as much as I did. It’s an easy read because you fall in love with the characters who will remind you of everyday people that you know or maybe even yourself. The very beautiful and shy Summer has a horrible, abusive marriage that she finally escapes from scarred but as a survivor. She gets a second chance in Cape Isle, SC where she opens her own bakery, Sprinkles, which ...more
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic debut for an author.

Allie had me from the get go in this book.
By page 3 I was feeling stabby and ready to fuck someone up.

This is a story about Summer whose ex husband is abusive. She try's to start fresh and meets Grant. Can he break down the walls she's put up?

Summer's story will break your heart and you will find yourself captured by her and Grants story. It's a story of love and healing. I loved the characters in this book and Allie made them come to life. I felt myself k
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was recommended this book by a friend to read and started out reading it as a group read. Yep, wasn't having any of that! Once I started I didn't look back! I just couldn't put it down!!! I'm a sucker for a military man and a strong female lead and this story had both! Right from the start after we learn Summer has a past the most amazing and understanding man in the world walks into her life by the name of Grant. And let me tell you, he is perfect! These two begin their journey and it is noth ...more
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful story, I LOVED this book! When you start ugly crying in the Prologue you know that the book is going to be great and it was! It starts off with Summer living in an abused marriage and ends the way every woman’s story should end. Her spirit is broken by years of abuse. Enter Grant, a former Marine. Just as Summer finally finds the happiness she deserves, trouble comes back to try and steal that away. Grant is ever the soldier to make sure no serious harm comes to her. This is a b ...more
Sophie de Vries (Love Hurts Book Blog)
What an amazing debut novel.
Allie Able's ability to tell Summer and Grant's story is beautiful.
Abuse is always, ALWAYS a difficult obstacle to tackle when writing, it's raw, it's gritty, it's REAL and as an author you need to do this justice otherwise it's hit or miss. Allie Able managed to show us the result of an abusive marriage and capture our hearts while doing it. I hurt for Summer, I ached for her and I needed to see her get her HEA. I was personally involved in this story, every step o
Lynz Johnston
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for this book. I am writing my review for bookwhores addict.

This was such a sweet romantic read, I was able to read it in a matter of hours and absolutely adored the characters, especially Summer. Summer was a domestic abuse victim trying to start her life over again and you felt everything for this character, her fears, her joys, everything.
Grant, the male lead, just got out of the marines and was forever the protector, he was sweet and caring and had the patience of a knight.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down. I was hooked from beginning to end.
This is a story that gives so much: love, lust, passion, heartbreak.
This is the story of Summer, a beautiful girl inside and out escaping the troubles of an abusive relationship. The last thing she needed or wanted was the attention of another man.
Enter Grant, retired marine. I expected him to have a rough exterior but he was so kind and gentle with Summer to show how devoted and in love he was with her.
Happily ever af
Brooke May
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scattered Pieces

A beautiful story for Allie Able's debut book! Healing, acceptance, moving forward, and finding a real true love makes Scattered Pieces a pleasant, thrilling, and a wonderful read.
Summer is finding herself in a new town, starting over after she stands up to the horrible things in their past.
Grant, fresh out of the Marines, finally finds a forever woman. Together they find something just for them, a love that was always meant to be. Tragically strikes and the epilogue leaves you f
Ivy Gibbs
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Raw and life like are two ways I see this book. The story was a beautiful read, but for me it was the emotions that pulled me in, kept me turning the pages to find out what would come next. The feel, the emotions of this book carried such a weight of reality to it, it actually took me off guard. It is easy to tell this story means something great to the author. Summer is someone who everyone has been at one point or another in life.
I am comfortable enough to admit I cried a great deal of the tim
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC review
A beautiful yet sad story about the life of a young girl. I really liked the way the author told the story. It wasn't rushed nor was it drawn out with empty words Just to fill the pages.
I'm differently going to be reading more books from this author and this series.
I got my copy directly from the author so my copy might be different from others. But there were a few type errors/ by instead of my and so on.
Angela Ruble Scott
Great read

I loved reading Summer and Grant's journey. This book had me feeling sadness, anger (Ryan made me want to do bodily harm), compassion, love, and healing. I love reading about abuse victims getting an amazing HEA. There were some typos and grammar problems along the way but for me it didn't take away from the story. Great Kindle Unlimited choice. I look forward to Nick and Katie's story.
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Where do I begin! This book has you on the edge! From the beginning chapter to the last! This is definitely a must read book.. Once you get started you won't be able to put it down; you'll forget to eat and even use the restroom.. Summer went through so much yet she still had some strength left and Grant saw it.. Grant was so perfect with Summer's needs.. I recommend this book to everyone!!
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Allie Able is a romance writer, who tries to juggle her time between being a mother and a author. Allie was raised in a small town in Mississippi and now resides in Georgia. Reading and writing romance has always been her first love. She decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer full-time, when the characters dancing around in her head wouldn't stop demanding her attention. Now she can be ...more

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