REVIEW: Picking up the Pieces by Shelby Reeves


Title:  Picking up the Pieces

Author:  Shelby Reeves

Synopsis: At twelve years old, Kaylee Harper’s life took a heartbreaking turn when her father was murdered and she was left for dead.
Now seventeen, Kaylee’s still living with the unbearable guilt from that night. Things now seem to be looking up for Kaylee. She has Alexis Collins, her best friend who is practically her sister, and Riley Thompson, her boyfriend who is the star running back on their high school’s football team.
Kaylee is starting to see that Riley isn’t all that great, but is it too late?
Adam Thomas has everything a teenager could wish for, two loving and caring parents, friends, a nice truck, and a starting spot on the school’s varsity basketball team. Now he just wants the perfect girl and he has his sights set on Kaylee.
After Adam takes her home one night he has no intentions of staying away, but Riley has different plans and he is not about to let her go.
Kaylee’s life is once again turned upside down and this time it’s more than just her that she has to worry about.
Can Adam help Kaylee wash away the guilt she carries around and get her to see that she can trust him? Can he make her see that she is not alone?
As more secrets are revealed will she finally let Adam in so he can protect her?

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LeAnn 5 stars

I gave this book 5 stars!

I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down. From the beginning to the end your in for a ride of a life time. So much happens in a period of 6 months that you will be shocked to what happens. With all the twist, turns and the love that blooms you will not see the end coming.

Kaylee lost her dad right in front of her. She blames herself for his death. Kaylee boyfriend Riley of 4 months has started to be abusive. Alexis, Kaylee’s best friend has a feeling that Riley is bad news. When a new guy comes along and starts to show interest in Kaylee will she see that Riley is no good or stay with him ?

With this book you will go from heart ache to hatred in 2.0 seconds. The characters has a realism and you can actually feel what they are going through. This story touches on a very real problem of domestic violence and rape.

Shelby has beautifully written a debut young adult romance. I look forward to reading more from this author

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