Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago. As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his.
This is my first Danielle Pearl book and I get what all the type is about. This book was a beautiful coming of age book. Beautifully written, detailed and the thing I loved most was that there were POV’s from both the characters.
Beth aka Bea is a 19 year old, who’s just starting her freshman year of college at Rill Rock University. After a dark couple of years, Bea is determined to prove that she’s not the same broken girl she was three years ago. She was ready for it all. Adulthood. Independence. All of it!
I love that Bea is silently a strong character. Yes, she sometimes struggles with herself-her inner battles – But who does’t, right? Granted her’s a little bit more darker than the average person. Bea is a character that I admire- For the willingness to reach a helping hand to other and for her confidence to forgive and move on with life regardless of the troubles in her past.
David…..David March, is Beth’s senior/her brother’s best friend/bodyguard. David was a character who I had a love-hate relationship with. There were moments where I loved his protectiveness and dedication towards Bea but there were times where I just wanted to scream at him and shout “YOU COWARD!!!” hahaha!
In pieces was a slow burn in the nicest way, where you grow with the characters and appreciate the experiences along the way.