After a night of drunken passion,
Brianna loses not only her virginity but also her best
friend Kaden when she turns up pregnant by him. After the
death of his grandfather, eighteen months later, Kaden is
given a chance to redeem himself thanks to his grandfather’s
will. If he doesn’t marry Brianna, no one in his entire
family will receive a dime of their inheritance, including
their daughter, Shiloh.
A five million dollar inheritance isn’t
something Brianna can just walk away from, especially since
the money will secure their daughter’s future. So they do
the only thing they can do, get married, but with a few
stipulations. Like no sex. A marriage of convenience seems
like a good idea at the time that is until Brianna realizes
she’s still very much in love with him. Kaden knows he only
has one shot of getting it right this time, if only he could
tear down the walls that surround his heart.
As a big fan of the Harlequin
Silhouette 80’s ‘secret baby’ genre and ‘marriage of
convenience’ books, I was truly looking forward to reading
Leave the Pieces. Unfortunately, in the end I
felt as if Leave the Pieces had a lot of
promise with very little follow through. I did not fall for
this hero. Although Kaden knew that Brianna, his supposedly
best friend, was indeed pregnant with his child, he turned
his back on her and left her to deal with the fallout of
their one night together. I found Kaden’s earlier behavior
so reprehensible I could not comprehend how he could
continue to think of himself as her best friend, even after
the way he treated her.
Brianna’s character wasn’t much better,
but I could forgive her easier because to me, it read as if
she was going through postpartum depression. She’d been
wishy-washy with her affections towards him through all of
Leave the Pieces, and their big conflict near
the end was predictable and trite.
On the plus side, the love scenes were well written and made
me wish I could enjoy the rest of Leave the Pieces
as much as I enjoyed them.