Thursday, July 1, 2021

Book Tour for Pieces of You by Jay McLean (REVIEW).....

 Readers will find themselves drawn to this emotionally intense tale of two lost souls finding something more in each other.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Pieces of You by Jay McLean, along with getting my impressions of this first book in the Pieces duet, then add it to your bookshelf!

They could’ve been perfect.

In another time. Another world.

Where his wasn’t falling apart.

And hers wasn’t already in pieces.


High school senior Holden Eastwood only has one fear in life: growing up.

He spends his days unmotivated, moving from one game to the next, searching for his next challenge.

He never expected that challenge to come in the form of a girl…

A girl with zero fashion sense, a filthy mouth, and a bullsh*t attitude.

Unlike Holden, Jameson Taylor had no choice but to grow up.

Neglected, isolated, and forced to raise herself, Jameson only has one goal in life: graduate and move on.

The last thing she needs is some guy she can’t stand suddenly declaring her as his new hobby.

Their lives couldn’t be more opposite.

Their pasts a complete paradox.

But in each other, they find the unexpected…

They find solace.

Fragments of forever…

A forever that might tear them to pieces.





Ms. McLean knows how to play with emotions, she's shown that with her previous books and shows it here once again.  When two very different characters meet the sparks fly in a tale that pulls at the heartstrings in a powerful romance that's not easily defined.  Just when you think everything is going in an expected direction, the author once again pulls the rug out from underneath you, leaving you screaming and counting down the days until this duet concludes.

Introduced to readers in Ms. McLean's book Leo, Holden is a character that has always been in my thoughts, a character I absolutely adored for his big heart and tell it like it is attitude.  While he gives the impression of not having a care in the world, the truth is vastly different as he's carrying a lot of weight on his shoulders, a weight related to his upcoming graduation and the expectations surrounding that.  The moment he meets the quirky Jameson is a life-altering moment for him as she's had a tough life, a life vastly different from his, and throughout their time together he comes to appreciate what he has while helping her find moments of love and joy.

Jameson Taylor's a complex character, a puzzle that's slowly revealed throughout her time with Holden.  She's the kind of character you're not soon to forget as she's a young woman with a strength that she doesn't even see as she deals with a difficult life.  She's the quirky new girl in town, one who wears granny clothes and expresses herself through constantly drawing.  As her past becomes clearer, readers will be left raging at all those who hurt her in the past, leaving her with insecurities that sees Holden coming to rescue her from in his all too endearing way.  Their time together was charming and warmed my heart.  Seeing Holden fall for the girl most unlikely had him looking past the surface to the substance beneath in a connection full of heart and soul.  Through every smile and every tear Jameson's a uniquely wonderful heroine, an imperfect one too, but with Holden by her side they're a perfectly imperfect couple that had me rooting for them every step of the way.

This was a powerful read, an emotionally intense tale that kept me on an emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish.  These two opposites couldn't have been any more perfect for each other, and just when I thought we were close to HEA, Ms. McLean left us with one heckuva cliffhanger ending.  It's an ending that left me gutted but counting down the days until the conclusion of this duet lands on bookshelves!

My rating for this is an A!

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm.
Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.


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