Thursday, 2 July 2015


Title: Peace by Piece
Author: S.J McGran
Release Date: June 29, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

There's an expiration date on every life. 
A ticking clock counting down the seconds until you no longer exist in this world.

Each tick of the clock is louder for me.

I don't have an eternity. I have one year. Just twelve short months.

If life promised an infinity he could have been my forever, and without a doubt I should have been his always.


“Been waiting for you, Genevieve. I know it. You were made for me.” He continues

assaulting my lips and neck with his kisses, pausing at the hollow of my throat
to whisper there, “You feel that? You feel the world tip on its axis when we’re
together? It’s earth-shattering. It’s like we can fix everything that’s wrong
in this world just by being together. Do you feel it, V?”

let out a needy moan from the back of my throat. I want to feel it. I want his

words to be true. I want more than anything in this world for our relationship,
for his kisses to have healing powers.

Standing there in the middle of my tiny cabin, with the most

beautiful, amazing man holding me in his arms, with his lips driving my pulse
through the roof, I send up a silent prayer to every God that might be
listening to let his words be true.

Please, let him heal me. Let this

pain, this suffering be worth something. Give me this man, please. Give him to
me and I’ll never ask for anything again. I’ll be your greatest servant, your
best disciple. Just give me this man. Please.

He pulls back and I feel the loss of his touch immediately. “Come on, sweetness,

we need to get you washed up.” Grabbing my hand in his he pulls me through the
one room cabin to the small closed-off bathroom. Picking me up he sets me on
the vanity while he goes to the shower to test the water temperature. Once he’s
apparently satisfied, he turns back to me
and takes my breath away with the strength of
his stare.

This wasn’t supposed to be our fate. He’s just a kid. 
He’s not supposed to fall in

love, yet.

And, yet I know it is inevitable. I see it in the way he looks at me, the way he

touches me. It doesn’t make sense and yet there it is. I recognize it because
if I were to force my eyes off of him and look at myself in the mirror I’d see
the same emotions reflected back at me.

This is the moment where I either push or jump.

And, I have no idea what to do.

“Don’t shut me out,” his words are whisper quiet but they bounce off the tiled walls

mockingly. “Don’t push me away, V. Don’t fight this.”
“I have to, Levi. I can’t let you fall in love with me.”He

steps up to me and once again nestles my face in his steady grasp. “You don’t
have a choice.” He absorbs whatever argument I was going to say with his kiss.
Expertly he pushes back my excuses, making me focus on nothing but the way he
makes me feel. He completely surrounds me and I get lost in him.
 Just like he wanted.

 S.J McGran quickly became a favorite author of mine after reading the Triumph series. 
I fell in love with her boys and her style of storytelling.
 I was so excited to read Peace by Piece and I wont lie, I had high expectations,but SJ did not disappoint
In fact she exceeded my expectations with this 
in-depth and soulful story.
The prologue to this story had me hooked as SJ sticks a huge proverbial signpost in the  ground, saying "Buckle up baby emotional, tear-inducing joyride starts now"

"On the eve of my thirtieth birthday I had it all...I had my health. 
I had my whole life left to live Yes, I had it all Then in the weeks following the 
celebration of the day I was born I lost it all"
***Look away Now possible Spoiler alert*** Genevieve has just been handed the worst hand of cards life can deal.
 She has just been told she her days are numbered 
and so we journey with her through the spectrum of emotions until she arrives at acceptance.
She writes her bucket list and with a heavy heart, but steely determination, she sets off to make the most of the time she has left. But the one thing 
her heart desires most is to love and be loved, 
and that's when we meet the heart melting 
man himself, Levi...sigh.....
She lets herself fall for this beautiful man and 
he returns her love in abundance

"Your eyes, Genevieve, they tell me so much. But not enough. 
Are you ever going to tell me why you're here?" 
"I think you're the reason I'm here, Levi."

Levi had me from the moment he walked onto these
 pages and into my heart, 
The way he cares for her and treats Genevieve, 
the way he called her V, and all his little
 ways had me swooning. He never saw her flaws, 
he only saw perfection.
 I felt so much empathy for what Genevieve had to 
withstand at the hands of her illness but I loved that 
Levi was there every step of the way lending her his strength.
Just when I started wanting to know more about this 
gorgeous man I was introduced to  Levi's perspective and
 all I can say is WOW! At that point I was completely gone!
This is a spectacular love story that will bury itself 
inside your heart and make
 you appreciate your blessings.
A five star read!!!

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About S.J McGran

One day I woke up and realized there were people living inside of me. Their words were too potent to ignore. So, I started writing them. I started telling their stories. And, now I'm too addicted to stop. When I'm not writing and talking to imaginary people I'm probably curled up on the couch with my husband, and one of our fur babies.
My other obsessions include reading smutty romance, the Detroit Tiger, ice cream, pizza, coffee, and craft beer.

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