Today I am thrilled to share Piece by Piece by Teodora Kostova with you! I am a HUGE fan of this series and this was a beautifully touching book that I hope you check out!
Happy reading! ~Jenn
Sometimes to reach the surface you have to fall to the bottom first…
For the past ten years, Riley Davis’ life has been overshadowed by the tragic death of his partner. Fluctuating between alcohol induced daze, clinical depression and throwing all his time and effort into his business, Riley doesn’t believe, or even hope, that his life will ever be worth living again.
Until Sonnie Frye drops by his haberdashery shop, changing his life forever.
Sonnie is a man who likes getting what he wants, when he wants it. He’s worked hard to establish himself as Queen Victoria theatre’s chief costume designer, collecting multiple awards – and high-profile clients – along the way. Sonnie is used to putting his needs, goals and desires first, unwilling to compromise his own happiness for anybody else.
Until he meets a handsome shop owner whose eyes are so sad that they immediately tug at Sonnie’s heartstrings.
Seeing something he wants, Sonnie is determined to get under Riley’s skin and, preferably, into his bed. But he soon discovers the task is not that easy. For the first time in his life, Sonnie may need to put someone else’s needs before his own, and re-evaluate what really matters in life.
Will the two men stand side by side to overcome their differences, and everything else life throws at them? Or will it all become too much to bear, shaking them to their very core, destroying everything they’ve worked so hard to achieve?
***Sexual content, 18+ only***
***Piece by Piece is a standalone novel. It’s the full story of Sonnie and Riley***
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Piece by Piece is a fantastic addition to this amazing series! When I read Dance it became an instant favorite and then I heard there was a second book, Mask coming out and I wondered if it could possibly be as good and well, it was and I did the same thing with Piece by Piece and I don’t know how Teordora Kostova does it but this book is AMAZING!
Oh the feels in this story!
For the last ten years Riley has lived a very limited life after the death of his partner. A death that he is still deeply mourning despite the years. He doesn’t have a need for anyone else in his life and just works in his store, filling his days with fabric not allowing anyone to get too close. His one real friend, Penn, is there for him and that’s enough. Time may have continued on but Riley certainly has not.
Sonny is the chief costume designer for the Queen Victoria Theater and a man used to getting what he wants. While working on a nearly impossible wedding dress for a socialite, he and Penn make a trip to Riley’s shop in search of the perfect fabric, Sonny meets Riley and is drawn to the sad man.
Sonny and Riley’s story is a slow burn. They start as friends, Sonny working his way into Riley’s life, not taking no for an answer. But Riley is a very broken man and soon Sonny realizes, this will be difficult.
“I can put him back together.”
I absolutely loved these two together and just how much Sonny truly cared for Riley. Their story isn’t just about the smexy times and hot chemistry, although they are definitely hot together, is about the journey and finding real love. There was just something so very beautiful about these two and it took my breath away.
I love the feels in this book and while many times it made me cry it absolutely captured my heart. Piece by Piece is not just a romance novel but a story of healing and love. I highly recommend this book, and series, to anyone looking for characters that truly touch your heart and soul. Teodora Kostova has become one a favorite of mine and I look forward to more from her.
“God help me, I look at you and I see a future past tomorrow.”
I received an advance copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.
Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I’ve been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I’ve tried bores me to death and I have to do what I’ve always wanted to do, but never had to guts to fully embrace. I’ve been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It’s the only time that I’m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time – my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I’m procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Nintendo Wii game by a very inventive kid.