{Review} Every Little Piece by: Kate Ashton

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Pages: 118
Publication date: December 21, 2013
Publisher: Kate Ashton
How I got the copy: Received from author in exchange for an honest review.
Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars
From Goodreads:
A New Adult contemporary romance - companion novella to Every Little Piece.

Needing to love…

Every day I’m with Chad, I prove my dad wrong, that I can be loved…that I am loveable. So why is our relationship so hard? When we’re together on the dance floor or between the sheets, I pray for a small twinge of lust or something. I remember when his lazy smile sent my toes curling and my lower regions throbbing. But lately, thoughts of Noah come even though I don’t want them to: his valiant efforts to rescue me, his tender, caring side, even though I was being an idiot that night. I just don’t know if I’m ready to shake off one bad relationship to trust in another one. 

Wanting to trust…

Her words echo in my head. Let’s be secret friends. Shh, don’t tell anyone. That girl ruined my life. Because of her and what happened I haven’t touched a girl since high school. I haven’t let myself fantasize about a girlfriend. About finding love. Or sex. Shit. Has it been that long since I’ve been laid? Then there’s Carly. The tantalizing goddess I rescued. For the first time I’m feeling things I swore I never would again. Somehow, she’s wormed her way into my heart, but I just don’t know if it’s too late for love and for the two of us.

I got hooked on reading from Sarah Dessen books back in the day.  And since her books I haven't found an author who gets me quite as much as she does.  But there is something about Kate Ashton's writing that is so similar and I'm definitely a fan.  She takes the same serious and contemplative tone that Dessen has, but puts it into a New Adult setting and adds so much more tension and romance.

She also uses metaphors, which any good Dessen fan would enjoy.  In this book the ocean kind of represents an ending and a beginning...almost like a baptism of sorts.  It's really clever and refreshing.

I loved that both of the main characters had issues to work through.  Their characters both developed so much, yet they grew together.  There were times I wanted to slap some sense into Carly...and if I'm being honest...Noah too.  But overall they were enjoyable characters that pulled at my heart strings.  I think that's the main reason I gave this four stars.  I just wanted them to stop being so blind about what they wanted and needed, but change is scary so I understand why they were hesitant.

I especially liked the ending.  We get hint that book three will be from Chad's POV and I've already started reading it...I couldn't wait!  I definitely recommend this to contemporary fans and it's really cheap on amazon right now so you should take advantage of that while you can!  This is definitely an author to keep an eye out for!

My review of book 1: Every Little Piece

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