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All the Broken Pieces

A Waterford Novel, Book 2
By: Mia Hayes
Narrated by: E.L. Beckett
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Not all broken things are ruined.

Then: Ellison Brooks - PTA President, real estate agent extraordinaire, and head bitch in charge with endless friends and parties to attend.

Now: Ellison Brooks - divorced, single mother of two, financially reliant on her awful ex-husband, and utterly lacking self-confidence.

One month after her divorce is final, Ellison’s ex-husband marries the woman he left her for, sending Ellison spiraling into despair. Her friends have abandoned her, her job is in the tank, and she’s lonely for human connection.

The woman who once had everything now does little more than drink wine and focus on the time she has with her kids. She’s a mess and has no idea how to fix herself.

But then Ellison meets Luke, an intriguing stranger who is only in town for the weekend. Determined to break out of her rut, Ellison jumps at the chance for a hot, one-night stand. When it’s over, she walks away from Mr. One Night Only with no idea how to ever reach him again.

Until the first day of school when Luke turns out to be her son's new teacher. Despite their electric connection, Luke is off-limits according to school board rules and everyone around Ellison. But she just can’t stay away.

As the town of Waterford buzzes about her possible romance, Ellison tries to figure out how to navigate the bitchy world of frenemies, town gossips, and a petty ex-husband while piecing herself back together.
 

©2019 Dawn Rae Miller (P)2019 Dawn Rae MIller

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LOVE ME A FEEL GOOD BOOK!!

I Hope There's a Book 2!! I can't wait to see how Josh Handles everything!! The Narrator did a good job!!

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Entertaining, easy listen

All the Broken Pieces by Mia Hayes was an enjoyable, easy listen. It's the story of Ellison, a newly single mom whose ex cheated and left her for a younger woman, who is also now pregnant. Ellison is having a difficult time coping with life and she and her friend go out to the bar one night and she ends up meeting Luke and having a one night stand. What she doesn't realize is that Luke is going to be her son's teacher. Well, that leads to some awkwardness all around, and this is the story of her trying to navigate life-mean ex-friends, a super annoying ex-husband, her son's new teacher, her attempts at dating, etc. While the story wasn't the most gripping story I've ever listened to, it was nonetheless a nice, enjoyable listen and I'd listen to more of Ms. Hayes' books in the future.

E.L. Beckett did a good job narrating this story. Her voice was easy to listen to and added to the characters in the book. I'd have no problem listening to more performances by her in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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this was an excellent book

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera.

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Love love love it!

Absolutely loved listening to this book! The Author intertwined this story with her other book and it was fabulous! Cant wait to listen to the next one! The narrator is easy to listen to and tells a good story!

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Karma

Loved this story and how it is portrayed. Ellison, a recent divorcee is trying to rebuild her life, after her husband of 14+years decides to leave her for a colleague at work, with marrying the mistress less than 2 months after the ink was dry on their divorce papers. Once the ex see her happy with another man, he finally realizes all that he has lost, but in the midst of Ellison, losing herself, her pride, her dignity and her friends she ends up finding out who she really is. A fantastic story, and amazing narration, made this a great combo!


This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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Really, really enjoyable book!

I listened to the audio version of this book. All the Broken Pieces was a really good book. It had all the post divorce struggles that women go through (your friends become his friends, not enough money, etc.) plus a very interesting side line.
What if you were in a strange place in your life and you had a one night stand? What if your one night stand turned out to be your son's teacher? Complications, right? It was just that for Ellison. Not only was she dealing with trying to get her job back on track and her ex-husband's now pregnant wife who has also taken over her friends, but she was trying not to have a relationship with a guy that she REALLY liked. Her life really is a complicated mess, but her sons and Luke are the best part of it. The question is, can she keep everything from falling completely apart?
I was given a complimentary copy of this audio book. All thoughts are my own.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

I really enjoyed this audiobook. We're introduced to Ellison, a recent divorcée who is trying to rebuild her life after her ex-husband gets his mistress pregnant. Ellison, who used to be HBIC is now more of a whimper of herself. She meets Mr Right Now, has some fun, and that's the end. Right?

The story of the book was excellent. While I wanted to scream at this imaginary person for her choices - it's the same choices we all might make being in her position. Ellison works us through her decisions and feelings.

The narrator also did a really good job of putting me in Ellison's (probably fabulous shoes). The emotion ran the gamut and I really felt like I understood this late 30 something with kids when I am more 20s and cat girl. Really glad I got this book. It was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review and I loved it!

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Wonderful!<br />

Loved it. The story was great and the narrator was wonderful. Can't wait for the next Mia Hayes book.


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Entertaining book

Good narration and kept my interest the whole time. I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Definitely worth a listen.

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Good

I got this free copy via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This story took a long and winding road around the HEA but it got there and the many twist and decisions that got them there made the story enjoyable. I listened to this story until I fell asleep then picked it back up the next day. It was a good listen and well worth the time it took to get to the end. The narrator was very good and made the story come to life.