Blog Tour Review – Piece by Piece by Teodora Kostova

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.

Piece by Piece

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***

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Review

I am a huge fan of Teodora’s West End series, but the story of Riley and Sonnie touched me the most. It was deep, dark at times, challenging, and so very real, that I couldn’t stop reading till I hit the last page. The story deals with very difficult issues, from crippling loss to mental health and suicide attempts. Yet at the core of it, it is still a sweet story about two people calling in love amidst the crazy world of musicals, costume design, visual arts, and the always vibrant setting of London.

The most enjoyable (albeit a bit heart breaking part of this story was the fact that these men did not really know what they were getting into. Sonnie always thought he could get to the bottom of Riley’s issues, deal with them, and after surviving that challenge, everything would be alright. Riley, on the other hand, never really believed he could be truly happy again, that he could truly heal and move on. They were both wrong, and the cold reality they face makes it easy to relate to these characters and root for them even more.

I liked Sonnie from the start, even if he was a secondary, full of attitude, and sometimes scary character. There was always something compelling about him, and the hints of his budding relationship with Riley in the previous book made me long for Piece by Piece from the moment I was told it was going to be released. I am truly happy I got to experience it and hope everyone else picks up a copy!

 

 

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.

     

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