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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***
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
One of the characters I found fascinated with was Sonnie. He was a queen bee in that little spot of the theater and minced no words speaking his mind. As open and frank as he was, he was also one of the more mysterious ones. Someone I really wanted to get to know more. Well, in Piece by Piece, we finally get the chance to not only know Sonnie, but also get to have more of Riley, another enigmatic character who popped in and out of Mask (West End #2). Two for one, that's what I like.
From the previous installments, we had angst, we had queen dramas, we had tears, we had anger, and most of all, we had art. In this installment, we get a little bit of each but something more. We get a fine romance that is different from the rest out there.
Riley, Penn Shields' friend in book two, has a sad history. Losing his lover and partner devastated him but instead of moving on, he stagnated. Although he does have his shop to sell all those glorious materials Sonnie and Penn need for their designs, his life is nothing glorious. It was just a sad, drab, miserable life. Worse, it sort of made him unsociable.
Sonnie, as we know and love him, loves challenges. Just look what he did to Penn. He made sure that Penn's designs were recognized and credited. Among other designers out there, Penn would have lost all but Sonnie is not like that. When he sees Riley, he was instantly attracted. When he got to know Riley, he was instantly focused. When he got to love Riley, he became the partner and the friend he was needed to be before the lover came to fruition. This is the difference in this little piece of installment.
Teodora Kostova writes a story full of love, friendship, support and spiritual healing. There is a whole lot of patience and understanding involved, to get that character to grow. When Riley finally gets his chance to get out of his cocoon and be someone he was supposed to be, it was a beautiful thing.
This story can be read as a standalone, so even if you do come in just for this piece, you do not get lost, you do not frustrate. There is enough to give you a back story that sets the plot to a good start. For those of us who have followed the men of West End, we get the chance to finally know what was going on where once it was just hinted.
As for the story itself? It is beautiful. Nothing more. Nothing less.
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About The Author
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.
We will randomly pick 1 lucky commentator and Teodora Kostova will email them their ebook direct to their Kindle device.
To claim prize, we will be sending an email to the address provided by the lucky commentators.
Game ends May 15.