Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blog Tour 'Pieces of Love' by PJ Sharon


Welcome at my stop on the ‘Pieces of Love’ blog tour. ‘Pieces of Love’ is a new book by award-winning author PJ Sharon. This book is released on June 21, 2014 and has 289 pages.

I’m so excited to participate in this tour and I hope you enjoy your stay! ;) 

 

About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21947073-pieces-of-love
Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to play her guitar and get high, hoping to escape the pain of losing her sister. But when her second arrest for pot possession leads to her mother’s breakdown, Lexi is sent to stay with her grandmother for the summer. While embarking on a Mediterranean cruise hardly sounds like punishment, being forced to face her demons and falling for a guy she may never see again gives Lexi a chance to discover what it means to love someone—even when you have to let them go. 

This book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For more information you can also look on Goodreads



My Review:


When I first read the description of ‘Pieces of Love’ I was immediately convinced this would be a book for me. It seemed to me like a perfect book to read on a nice summer day. I also really loved the cover. The blue of the sky and the ocean made this book that much more appealing to me. So I started reading this book on a nice hot summer day.

In ‘Pieces of Love’ we meet Alexis Hartman, A.K.A. Ali, A.K.A. Lexi. Lexi is a troubled 16 year old teen who got arrested for being caught in possession of Marihuana one to many times. When Lexi’s mom and stepdad send her away to life with her grandmother for the summer, Lexi is devastated and really angry. After Lexi gets into trouble on her first day at her grandma’s place, grandma Maddie decides to go with a different plan. And soon Lexi and Maddie are on their way to Europe to go on a three week cruise. Lexi is sure this cruise will be terrible. Being stuck on a cruise ship with only Seniors around for three weeks is no teens idea of a good time. But when things can’t go any worse for Lexi, she meets Ethan Kaswell.
Ethan is an 18 year old charming and good looking guy who’s also stuck on the cruise ship. Ethan is supposed to meet up with his dad, a well announced heart surgeon, but finds himself alone on this ship. Soon Ethan joins Lexi and Maddie on their trips. Although Lexi is terrified about caring for someone, she soon finds herself caring more and more for Ethan. And soon Ethan appears to be the one who saves Lexi.

From the very first page I really enjoyed ‘Pieces of Love’. PJ Sharon made sure we got to know the main characters and that made this book even more great for me. I really felt like I knew Lexi, Maddie and Ethan and I loved that.
Throughout the cruise Lexi goes on a journey to get in a better state of mind and she tries to get more control over her own life. Sometimes I found myself really understanding how Lexi felt. Lexi was just so confused, sad and angry about what happened to her and her family. That is pretty how I would explain my own feelings in my early teens.

The thing that made this book even more enjoyable was the traveling and all the details about all the places they visited. I also loved the song and the link to the website where you could see the pictures of all the places they visited in the book. This was a very nice bonus.

The character I liked the most was definitely Grandma Maddie. I would have loved to meet her if she was a real person. She was just so much fun and she really knew how to appreciate life.

This book was definitely a nice read and I really enjoyed it. 

About the Author:

PJ Sharon is the award winning author of contemporary young adult novels, including ‘Pieces of Love’, ‘Heaven is for Heroes’, ‘On Thin Ice’ and ‘Savage Cinderella’, and winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award and the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She is excitedly working on The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, a YA Dystopian trilogy. ‘Waning Moon’, Book One in the trilogy, was a finalist in both the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit recipient. Book Two, Western Desert released in June of 2013. Watch for Book Three in the fall of 2014.

Writing young adult fiction since 2007 and following her destiny to write romantic and hopeful stories for teens, PJ is a member of Romance Writers of America, CTRWA, and YARWA. She is mother to two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA. 

For more information about ‘Pieces of Love’ and PJ Sharon please visit her website, Amazon, Goodreads, Google+, Authorgraph, Pinterest or Linked-in
You can also watch BookTrailers or sign up for PJ Sharon’s Newsletter. Or look for PJ Sharon on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr

Giveaway:

 

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely review, maureen. I'm so glad you enjoyed Lexi, Ethan, and Maddie's journey. And thanks for mentioning the bonus content. The theme song was a labor of love and a blast to record. But don't worry; I won't be trading in my pen for a microphone any time soon:-)

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    1. You're very welcome. ;) I really loved the story and I just couldn't get enough.
      Thank you for the comment! I can't wait to read more of your books.

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  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I really loved the travel aspect of it. :) Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

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    1. You're welcome! The traveling in this book was really amazing. I could easily forget that I was only sitting on my couch. :D

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  3. I haven't read PJ Sharon but I liked your review and would love to give it a try.

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    1. You really should. This book was amazing. ;)

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  4. I have not read PJ Sharon but it sounds like a great book. I would love to give it a read.

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    1. It really was an amazing book. I couldn't get enough. You really should give it a try. ;)

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  5. Great bag and swag, New to me author.

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    1. It really does. You should really give it a try. ;)

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  6. Hi PJ! I'm looking forward to reading this new book. I loved every book of yours that I've read.

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