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Pieces of You

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  38 reviews
***This book contains material intended for mature readers***


When I left behind my simple life and the small town that held it after graduation, I had perfect guy and the future I’d always dreamed of. I never imagined he’d become my worst nightmare.
I got away from him, but since I’ve come home, all that remains is the broken girl who ran away all those years ago. Sudden
Published (first published October 29th 2018)
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Alex ♈
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Alex ♈ by: Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I'm not sure I ever wrote this line in one of my reviews...

One of the best heroes I read!!!

Absolutely amazing, caring and loving son. And very loyal and kind man.
God, his relationship with his mom was epic.
I would marry him, immediately! 💖

Sweet romance, likable heroine, cute dog.

The book has a good message.

This man was a real hero! I wish we had more men like him in fiction and in real life. He is a kind of a man women shall dream of.

His love and devotion to his mom melted my stone heart.

4 sta
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
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4.5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟
So glad that I read this book. I loved all the "feels" it gave me.
Such a sweet and tender story, with a lot of kindness but also a little sadness to it.
A beautiful love story with a "real" hero.
Nate was a real man and his gentleness and patience that eventually earned him Ava's heart made me all tingly inside !!!
They so deserved each other.
It was somewhat emotional towards the end and I did shed a tear for our hero. The scene with his mother was so very sad and heartbreaking.
Dora Koutsoukou
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌟s

What a beautiful and heartwarming romantic story!!!
Nate and Ava were meant to be together and love each other solidly and severely.
Their journey was developed step by step and evolved with a substantial and fundamental flow.
The story was beautifully written with amazing characters, enriched with many feelings. There were some heartbreaking moments, but not dramatic.

“I know I can’t fix this broken heart, but I promise to love all the pieces of you along the way.” Ava
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
Wow, what a heart breaking, beautifully written story. You can tell as you read Nate and Ava's book that Kate Benson has put her heart and soul into her writing. It totally blew me away.

Ava is a broken soul and after everything she's endured you can understand why.
When she's introduced to her neighbours son Nate they have this instant connection but her feelings also scare her.
Will Ava be willing to give him a chance and could they both be what each other needs to pick up the pieces of their l
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing



This book is written SO beautifully. I don't reread books.. and I want to reread it just to be lost in the words again.

This is the amazing story of two people overcoming tremendous obstacles to maybe find peace in each other.

Between Nate's super swoonworthy personality and Ava's pure vulnerability.... I was sucked in immediately.

I know Kate says its a standalone... but I'm openly hoping there's a part two!
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful story. It’s about Ava and Nate, two broken people that overcome some serious obstacles in their lives. This is a story that broke my heart and put it back together in many ways. I cried and laughed throughout the story.
*Magic Beyond The Covers Book Blog*
Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
5 +++++ STARS

“There’s something to be said for broken people. These shards may cut deep, but when light comes along and crashes into them, they shift into something beautiful.”

Pieces of You by Kate Benson is not only a 5-Star read, but it’s a top read of 2018 and an all-time favorite read! It’s a second chance romance, but not in a typical way. Ava and Nate weren’t involved with each other before. Their second chance is really a chance to find the love they both deserve. It’s a tale about two br
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

Ava is broken emotionally. She has dealt with the loss of a parent from an early age, and then she was in an abusive relationship. She finally escapes that and heads back home to the small town she escaped from. From the jump, it’s like she has no allies. Until Mary and Nate come into her life.

Have several boxes of tissues ready when you embark on this emotional rollercoaster. Trust me, you will thank me for this. Kate Benson is one of the few authors that gets the realness of a b
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved reading this book. It had all sorts of emotions coming out of me. I laughed, I cried, I got frustrated in more ways than one, I wanted to slap some people, you know normal feelings. Then there is heartbreak. I don't think I've read a book with so many feels in a very long time. Pieces of You is a phenomenal read!! ...more
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Ages of H and h: both in their early 30s
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Heather Heck
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always love Kate’s books, but this book was just absolutely AMAZING! It hit home on so many levels! The raw emotion expressed was so REAL! This story just screams real life, and how it isn’t always pretty! At the same time though, it also shows that second chances and happy endings are in fact out there, you just have to want them enough sometimes! I love Nate and Ava so much! They will forever be in my heart ❤️
If you haven’t read this book, don’t think, JUST DO IT! Go Baby!! 😍
10 Beautiful St
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This beautifully written book captivated me right from the start with the well written storyline and characters that were written with great detail and depth! As I turned the pages I felt like Ava and Nate jumped from the pages and pulled me right into their story as it effortlessly unfolded!
Amy Guskay
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Page Turner!

I couldn't put it down! Kate benson is a wonderful storyteller. This book made me laugh, cry, and feel all the feels! I can't wait for a new release!
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite reads.

It's been a long time since I've read a book that gives you the feels. Such a beautifully written book!
Rachel Barnard
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ava moves back to her small hometown after divorcing her abusive husband. Both of them came from the same town and he was the idolized hometown hero, but not to Ava after the charming beginning of their relationship. She doesn’t know if she can heal. Nate lived in the small hometown his whole life and never had any great lasting relationships, just heartache until he meets Ava.

I’ve come to really enjoy multiple POV romances, and Pieces of You delivers the POV of Ava and Nate in this story. I rea
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Ava left home after graduation, she thought she was leaving to live her dream with the love of her life, however, that dream died when it became a nightmare existence, and she made plans to come home. However, she came home a little too late, and she had no family left, so now all she has left is a decade of regrets. Luckily, her dad's neighbor was a sweet woman who was trying to help her, and had a wonderful son, who became her friend. Nate is a man who loves his mom without shame, so he c ...more
Kari Hansen
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Ava left her hometown, she had big dreams for her future with the man she loved. Her life has not turned out the way she planned, and she returns to her childhood home trying to heal from a disastrous marriage and the death of her father.

Nate’s mother is Ava’s next-door neighbor and she was always there for Ava when she was growing up. Ava and Nate know of each other, but he is a little older, so they were never close as children. There is an instant connection between them, but Nate knows
Sunny Shelly Reads
Two broken souls find solace in one another as they share “pieces” of their shattered hearts... and eventually learn to heal.

This book isn’t a second-chance romance, but more of a second chance at love story. Finding love again when you are least expecting it. In the process, this story touches on a whole host of hot-button topics, but Kate Benson handles it beautifully. I love the slow burn with this couple, how Ava picks herself up again when she doesn’t think she has the strength to do so, an
Within The Pages Book Blog
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good Read, Great Characters

Pieces of you is an emotional romance that will melt your heart! This is a story about Ava and Nate and the struggles they go through in their lives. Ava has some hardships to overcome but has no one to rely on. Nate is a Mama’s boy that has been burned so many times that he is not very trusting towards any other woman . I liked how the author crossed their paths and introduced them to one another. I thought the story was well written but it was a bit slow starting. Th
Lesley Robson
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Packed full of emotions and drama this book is about learning to trust in yourself, in people and in love by taking baby steps. Tackling the subject of domestic abuse the author takes us on a journey of healing and finding yourself again whilst learning who to trust. There is plenty of heartache as Ava also has to deal with her fathers death ad everything that entails as well as trying to heal from everything else. She finds strength in Nate and his mother and finds she is a stronger than she re ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Packed full of emotions and drama this book is about learning to trust in yourself, in people and in love by taking baby steps. Tackling the subject of domestic abuse the author takes us on a journey of healing and finding yourself again whilst learning who to trust. There is plenty of heartache as Ava also has to deal with her fathers death ad everything that entails as well as trying to heal from everything else. She finds strength in Nate and his mother and finds she is a stronger than she re ...more
Gina *loves sunshine*
If you are looking for a short, sweet and simple clean romance - this book is it! Not overly swoony or deep into all the feels, just a sweet lonely bachelor who loves his Mom and his dog. Girl who married, and then divorced her high school sweet heart. After a very abusive relationship she returns back home to the neighborhood of Nate and his Mom. The path to healing and love....coupled with the Mother who is losing her memory makes for a sweet and touching story, you can't help but shed some te ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not sure if I'm gonna finish this one...

Can't really get into it
This one's not an insta romance story but more like a slow burn one.
And I just somehow didn't buy the heroine's awkward behavior. Sure, she seemed the type, is an introvert, has had to keep to herself for a long time, and now she needs her time to find herself again. So far, so good. I was a bit annoyed when she kept being so vague about her past.

The Main reason why I couldn't finish this one, though, was because of the writing sty
Nov 04, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was really sweet. I liked how realistic it was, the main characters knew each other when they were kids but reunite a decade later and barely remember each other and they don't have some earth shattering feeling when they meet again either, their bond is more gradual. For me I didn't personally like the writing style all that much and I couldn't really get into it which is a shame because I really liked the characters. ...more
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Ava and Nate will leave something special in our hearts. The problems shared from them in this book give everyone hope. Sadly with Mary we know that Alziemers is a terrible illness that most of us have seen within our loved ones. It's a wonderful heart warming story. Thank you Kate hugs xx
Hope Jenkins
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

As always Kate Benson has written an unbelievably awesome book.. She always manages to make me cry and laugh and fall in love with her characters.. Will be rereading this as I do all of her books...
Melissa Meyer
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Pieces of You

WOW!! This book was amazing and the emotional journey Ava and Nate take in it will inspire and pull at your heartstrings. I love books that grab you and pull you into the story.
Allison Thibodaux
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book makes you feel so many emotions. It was truly a great read. Nate is the perfect guy. His love for his mom is something amazing. The strength Ava develops throughout the story was something to see.
Kelly Ready
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully Real

After I finish one of Kate's books, I say it was my favorite. And here I go again! This story hit me a a different level with so many elements. It made me laugh, cry and everything in between. A great read that is well worth it!!
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Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband, their two dogs and two cats. She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since.
She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy day

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