Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to smoke pot and play guitar. Getting high and escaping into her music seems the perfect solution when her world is shattered by her sister's death. But when she’s arrested for possession a second time, life couldn’t get any more complicated. Her mother's breakdown is the final straw that forces Lexi to spend the summer on the West Coast with her grandmother, Maddie. When Lexi steps over the line one too many times, she's certain her life is over and that she’s destined for juvenile detention—until Maddie decides that desperate measures are called for. A three week Mediterranean cruise—for seniors.Eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, the poster child for good sons, is stranded on the cruise when his father, a famous heart surgeon, is called away. With his own life perfectly mapped out, Ethan finds Lexi’s unpredictability irresistible. Although he’s smart enough to see that there is no future in falling for a “vacation crush,” Lexi’s edgy dark side draws him like an anchor to the bottom of the sea. As the two embark on the journey of a lifetime, will Lexi mess this up too? Or will she finally learn to love someone—even when she has to let them go?
“I’m glad we’re friends, Lexi. This trip would have been miserable without you.”
I reveled for a moment in the feel of his warm, strong hand on my arm, then met his gaze. “For me, too.”
He leaned in and lay a soft kiss on my cheek, lingering for a second and then pulling away. “See you tomorrow.” He backed away, leaving me standing in my doorway, heart pounding like mad. We exchanged another long look before each of us finally slipped into our rooms.
I tumbled onto my bed and grabbed the folded towel monkey that lay on my pillow. I stared at the dopey grin on its face, certain that it was a perfect match to my own.
I received a ARC of Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon an exchange for an honest review. I found Pieces of Love to be a quick read. I get a kick out of her Grandmother not wanting to be called Grandma or anything of the sort. She felt to young to be called that. She wanted to be called Maddie. I can totally relate cause that is what I said to my kids when they were having their children and now the best name in the world is Grammie. Lexi's life is such of a trouble teen who has gone through all sorts of events that lead her down the path of drugs. She needs up having to go spend time with her grandmother Maddie and they end up on a crusie. PJ sure did a great job with this story.