- File Size: 3781 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing - Summer Solstice Imprint (February 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06W5RYBD8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,861,006 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Missing Piece Kindle Edition
This month's Book With Buzz: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture - perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. See more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
This was a sweet, quick read, but once again, the first thing I find myself wondering when I finish this book is what it would be like if it was expanded into a full-blown novel. Unlike some short stories that I've read that seem to have a more narrower focus, The Missing Piece feels a little like an abridged version of a larger story.
(I'd also like to add that the blurb made the story seem much more mysterious than it turned out to be, but to be honest I was fine with it leaning more towards the contemporary/romance genre.)
The pacing, I would say, was quite quick, but I was glad to see the ups and downs in the plot. It did seem to feel, sometimes, like a collection of scenes that would move along the story faster; this is another reason that makes me wonder what The Missing Piece would be like as a full novel, because the plot had so much potential but didn't quite have the "space" to execute it.
This story does seem more character-centric as well, which actually worked out great, because Aly's personality and characterization were made clear, allowing the readers to really experience (and understand) her inner conflicts.
I also really liked Justin's character, but - and this is a personal preference - when it comes to romance, I'm all about the journey, the "how we got there". While I did like how Justin and Aly got to know each other, I couldn't help but feel like the progression was too fast, and that I would love them together a lot more if I saw more of their interactions with one another, even all the way at the beginning when they were nothing more than acquaintances.
The writing style was engaging, and there were several scenes between Justin and Alyssa where I thought the author shined. Overall, I would say that this was a quick, fun read, a story that really leaves you wondering what the next steps for the main characters are, but at the same time, it leaves me wanting to know more about the setting, the characters' backstories, and a lot of other information that just can't be squeezed into 38 pages.
It was a clean sweet romantic suspense. I liked the characters of both Allysa and Justin. I would have liked more closer on why she went to the frat party in the first place.
I received this book from the publisher/author. I was not required to write a positive review.
You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
One morning, she wakes up on the lawn in front of an unknown fraternity house with a raging hangover and absolutely no recollection of the night before. It's at this point that she learns that, under the influence of too much alcohol, she actually went upstairs with a guy she didn't know. Oh, no! You don't suppose that they...that she...? With rampant thoughts of pregnancy and STD's, Aly becomes paranoid and seeks to find answers to what happened that night. Did she go all the way with some guy named Brendan? Fortunately, the guy's roommate, Justin, was willing to help her out.
The "missing piece" is finding the truth for young Aly, and the reader becomes interested to find out, too, especially when Aly is such a sweet girl that you can't bear for anything bad to happen to her. You feel for her as she goes through the stages of confusion and panic over the possible what-ifs of that night. I liked that Justin was there for her, making Aly realize that her crisis may have revealed a very small and very cute diamond in the rough.
Short and compelling, story is a quick, satisfying read.
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
It's the kind of story one should read instead of doing what a lot of people tend to do; relying on reviews for a summary and going, eh, I know enough.
With its round characters and solid storyline, this short story has the potential to be a full-length novel.
I'd totally recommend it not just to Marie Lavender's fans but to those who haven't read her work so far. Start here. You won't be disappointed.
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
- Books > Romance > Holidays
- Books > Romance > New Adult & College
- Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Romance
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Holidays
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > New Adult & College