How do you repair a broken life Home is a dark place of anguish and pain for seventeen year old Bree Jacobs, forced to endure emotional and physical torment daily at the hands of a violently unstable mother Bree s only escape is high school, particularly her history class taught by young, handsome, kind and caring Axel Taylor Mr Taylor becomes Bree s dearest friend, a sHow do you repair a broken life Home is a dark place of anguish and pain for seventeen year old Bree Jacobs, forced to endure emotional and physical torment daily at the hands of a violently unstable mother Bree s only escape is high school, particularly her history class taught by young, handsome, kind and caring Axel Taylor Mr Taylor becomes Bree s dearest friend, a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on, and soon their shared affection grows into something greater But by reaching out to protect her to mend her breaks and soothe her wounds Axel has crossed a dangerous line, resulting in two shattered lives instead of just one.Six years later, they will meet again Bree, still battling the demons that continue to possess her, and Axel, reduced to taking work as a substitute teacher wherever he can find it Once again he will feel compelled to rescue her But this time it will be different, because now the yearnings of a loving heart won t be silenced by suspicious minds And now there s than one life that desperately needs saving.
Falling to Pieces How do you repair a broken life Home is a dark place of anguish and pain for seventeen year old Bree Jacobs forced to endure emotional and physical torment daily at the hands of a violently unstable
3.5 StarsFull review posted Trying to rate this book has kind of stumped me I really liked the first half which is six years in the past Bree and her new American history teacher s friendship and fall into love was well written and well done He was my only friend He was the only person who ever cared about me I couldn t lose him so soon When Axel shares his feelings for Bree the lines of friendship try to stand tall but their connection just continues to grow Tell me why you re happy, Bree I did [...]
2.5 Stars I am so disappointed that I didn t love this book, because this author has talent and I really did try to see all the positives in this book but in the end I have to be honest and say that it really didn t work for me at all, even though it started off really well.Bree is a sixteen, almost 17 year old high school student who lives with her abusive mother and is a loner, extremely lacking in confidence but mature for her years and very bright.Axel Taylor is her 25 year old history teach [...]
Complimentary Copy Provided by the author Leddy Harper in exchange for an honest reviewThank you TITLE Falling to Pieces AUTHOR Leddy Harper GENRE Contemporary RomanceRELEASE DATE November 18th 2015MY RATING 4 STARS I have to be honest I don t think I ve read a teacher student book before shocker right Soooo I don t really know what to expectEkkkkkk Home is a dark place of anguish and pain for seventeen year old Bree Jacobs, forced to endure emotional and physical torment daily at the hands of a [...]
What is wrong with you I m addressing the person who wrote the book blurb Seriously, what is wrong with you Spoilers much I was actually considering reading this when I read the first half of the blurb But then six years later blah blah So after six years apart, they meet again and he finds out that she got pregnant, had a kid and didn t tell him Good to know, I feel like I ve just read this book.
1 2 Stars We had the power to save each other yet we also had the ability to bring the other to their knees When you have love as strong as ours, it can be amazing, powerful, life changing It can also be devastating, crippling, and destructive It s all in how you take care of it One thing s a definite Leddy Harper sure can write a beautiful story There were many parts of Axel and Bree s journey that had us so compelled and caught up in the emotional heart tugging moments which were so vividly wr [...]
3 1 2 Stars We had the power to save each other yet we also had the ability to bring the other to their knees When you have love as strong as ours, it can be amazing, powerful, life changing It can also be devastating, crippling, and destructive It s all in how you take care of it One thing s a definite Leddy Harper sure can write a beautiful story There were many parts of Axel and Bree s journey that had us so compelled and caught up in the emotional heart tugging moments which were so vividly [...]
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Full review to come later 3 Stars
OMG I am soooooo in love I m in love with Axel, I m in love with this story I can t wait for everyone to be able to one click November 18th This story pierced itself into my heart and has no intention of ever leaving It is one of those books that gets all of your emotions flowing and keeps you turning the pages Luckily for you guys you get the entire book all put together I on the other hand was tortured between every few chapters Bree is a beautiful soul, purely genuine who doesn t give herself [...]
Bree is a seventeen yr old who is completely friendless and alone She suffers neglect and both physical and mental abuse by the hands of her mother When Axel arrives at school he seems to be the only person in her life who shows this sad girl any care They form a tentative friendship that slowly begins to evolve into something with Axel repeatedly crossing the teacher student line When their secret gets out, Axel loses everything and Bree is left alone again The book is told in parts The first [...]
I had some preconceived ideas about this story but this book really surprised me The book is divided into two parts, the present and the past, 6 years before that.Bree and Axel met when he started teaching in her class, and soon they developed a friendship that over time blossomed into love They tried to fight it and keep it platonic because he was her teacher and their relationship was forbidden, but there s no escaping love The book is written in dual POV, the past is told from Bree s POV and [...]
I have to say this book started off strong and then just fell flat The first half kept you wondering what was going on happen then blah You could feel the chemistry also in the beginning and that to feel flat This book had so much potential but just didn t pull it off.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE teacher student romances I was so thrilled to start reading this one but I realized rather quickly that this book was not working for me I struggled with connecting with Aubrey, I found her completely unrelatable, often obnoxious and overly dramatic That combined with how wordy the book is and the excessive inner monologue, I found myself skimming just to get through The dialogue between Aubrey and her teacher lacked believability from their very first interaction I m a reader t [...]
Title Falling to PiecesSeries StandaloneAuthor Leddy HarperPublisher Self PublishedPages 450Genre Taboo LoveAge Group New AdultCharacters Axel Taylor, Bree JacobsPoint of View First Happily Ever After Yes Release Date November 18th, 2015Date Read November 22nd, 2015Overall Rating 3 StarsThis is my first novel I ve read by Leddy Harper and I enjoyed it I m not really surprised, I love forbidden love novels and this was just what I needed to get me out of my book funk I loved the writing This book [...]
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Falling to Pieces Leddy Harper 3.5 starsSo I have to be really honest about this book being a teacher Im just having an issue wrapping my head around this As a female the thought of finding a student attractive is just no especially a 17 year old boy HELL TO THE NO But if that is your thing then this is for sure the book for you Bree Jacobs endures abuse at the hands of a violent and extremely unstable mother Home is the last place she wants to be ever especially when her mother drank and it did [...]
4.5 Stars by Jen SkewesI love the story of a forbidden romance between two characters and I love second chances at love even So of course I was so excited to read Falling to Pieces This book was a bit different than what I had honestly expected but that is a really good thing I loved it It was beautiful, at times emotional and just an amazing story But it wasn t the taboo relationship or even the second chance love story that I loved so much It was the two main characters It was the passion and [...]
OMG, this was such an emotional and touching piece of writing that at times I had to stop and take a breath I could feel the MC pain and I could feel the love that they had for each other I am one of those who loves a teacher student storyline and when I heard that this is what the book was about, I was all for it I expected it to be a hot read and this was so different than that Oh there were hot and sexy moments but really this was of an emotional read.Bree Jacobs s home life was a dark world [...]
I love a teacher student book even though many find it taboo but, let me tell you, this was than that I loved how I got to see the past as well as the present day, to help me better understand where each one is coming from Axel and Aubrey Bree had an instant connection It s not because of the way many think, but because of what Axel saw in her Aubrey s family life had me cringing but, most of all, my heart was breaking for her because NO ONE deserves to live through what she had to live on a da [...]
This was a 3.5 star read for me The first half of the book is told from Aubrey s pov Although it helped me to see everything she was going through and appreciate that she was mature for her age, I still kept thinking of her story from a parents perspective Having the second part of the book told from Axel s pov really helped me enjoy the book It helped me understand his characters thoughts and feelings and not judge him too harshly Overall I did enjoy this novel and will continue with the seri [...]
I m just a fan of student teacher stories What does that say about me That being said, I really enjoyed this one It could be a bit wordy at times, but I was okay with that I hope everyone else likes it too.
5 Falling to Pieces Stars afterdarkbooklovers 2015 1 An ARC was provided for an honest review.
3.5 stars This is a forbidden teacher student love story It s heartfelt and full of emotion I really liked it.
I received an ARC for an honest review.Firstly let me star off by saying, I cannot give this five stars even though I couldn t put it down because it s very, very dramatic So if you don t like books like that, I wouldn t even try reading this There hero and heroine are constantly fighting, making assumptions and at times it gets a little bit like too repetitive of the fact they can t seem to be happy and get their shit together I guess It s a student teacher romance She s 17 and he s 24 for the [...]
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review Another five star read from this author This is the second book I read from this author and I have to say that she really knows how to make my emotions go all over the place with her books I have to say that her writing really hits me right in the heart and her stories are so heartfelt and they hit me deep.This story is about a girl who feels like she has no one in the world Her dad abandoned her when she was only 11 years old and her mother never [...]
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Aubrey Bree Jacobs is a seventeen year old high school student who has a rough life, she forced on a daily basis to endure emotional and physical torment by the one person in life, her mother the person who s suppose to love and protect you at all her cost Bree s mother is violent and very unstable Bree is a loner she keeps to herself not one to have any friends to confide in, she goes to school and comes home, that s wha [...]
Falling to Pieces has all of the elements that make a student teacher romance so appealing With any forbidden romance, we are drawn to the illicit nature of it We are intrigued by a love story that develops under circumstances that society doesn t condone It s the threat and fear of the couple s relationship being discovered that keeps us riveted to the pages of their story Bree is a character that you can t help but feel for Her life has been filled with sadness, loneliness, and abuse While mos [...]
Review to follow But WOW this is one read I will never forget Ok so here it goes, sometimes there are books that just touch you and move you, books you can relate to and books that you just can t put down This book my friends is all of the above I absolutely fell in love with this book and Leddy s writing You really Feel the emotions with this book, I laughed, ugly cried and just all in all got lost In this beautiful story Falling to pieces is a student teacher book but what I love about it is h [...]
From the first word thru the last I was captivated by Leddy s spectacular story about a controversial topic between Bree and Axel Bree is a sixteen year old high school student Bree is an only child Bree has no friends Bree lives alone with her mother.Bree is trapped in a home isolated with loneliness Bree s mother treats her like a servant Bree desperately wants attention since her mother shows none Bree just wants to feel loved and shown affection Bree meets the new young teacher Mr Taylor Mr [...]
So it took me a bit to get into this story The prologue did not capture me in the first pages, but by Chapter 2 I was hooked Aubrey Bree Jacobs lives with her mother who is an attorney in the DA s office and does everything to ensure she is thought of as perfect even though she is far from the perfect mother as you could be She is controlling and abusive and poor Bree has no friends or anyone to talk to about her situation.One day after her mother splits her eyebrow open she is confronted by the [...]