Title: In Pieces (Firsts and Forever #3)
Author: Alexa Land
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 2nd 2013
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Pages: 359 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5
Twenty-year-old Christopher Robin Andrews lives his life in pieces. He’s a student. An artist. A loyal friend. And he’s had to make a living as a prostitute. He’s barely holding it all together, surviving day by day.
But then an unexpected encounter with a gorgeous man at a Christmas party shakes up his world. The last thing Christopher’s looking for is love. But sometimes, even if you’re not looking for it, love finds you anyway. Ready or not.
All of the stories in the Firsts and Forever series (so far) have been at least a touch over the top, full of cheesy, schmaltzy goodness, has at least one virgin, and has a whole load of humor. In Pieces has all of that, but it also sucker punched me in the feels.
We already knew the bones of part of Christopher Robin’s torment from All In. In Pieces gives the whole backstory and all the other horrors from this poor kid’s life. Poor Christopher Robin has been through so much, and it made me so sad, and yet PROUD of him, then sad again, and then proud again.
Then he finds Kieran, and Kieran is wonderful, loving, caring, and terrific. The two of them together are so great – and I’m not even talking about the super hot sexy times – I mean just as characters who are superbly right together.
Sure, it was a bit cheesy in parts. Sure, it was a little OTT in parts. But, man, do I have such love in my heart for this story.