An unlikely meeting after a decade apart, a drunken Vegas wedding, a note goodbye, a broken second chance at love . . . and the wedding invitation that changes it all.
The first time I saw Brinley Knox, she was crying and heartbroken at her own sweet sixteen party. The daughter of the wealthiest family in Orchid Valley, she was off limits to someone like me—the teenage charity case, the hired help.
But that didn’t stop me from kissing her. Or from promising if she were ever mine, I’d never let her go.
The last time I saw Brinley Knox, I made good on that promise. Forget that it was the first time we’d seen each other in ten years, or that we were drunk in Vegas when we said I do. I meant every word, every touch, every promise.
The problem? When I came back to the hotel, she was gone—the ring I slipped on her finger and the note she left behind the only reminders she had been there. Well, those and the hole she left in my chest in place of my heart.
We haven’t spoken in the six months since, and I’m not the kind of guy who’d file for a divorce he doesn’t want.
But when I get the invitation to her wedding to another man, it’s time to return to Orchid Valley and remind the bride-to-be that I’m a man who keeps his promises.
Every Little Piece of Me is a sexy, standalone second-chance romance in Lexi Ryan’s all-new Orchid Valley series.
Love This Second Chance Love Story
I loved Every Little Piece of Me by Lexi Ryan, the first book in the Orchid Valley series. I could not put it down. Who does not love a second chance-opposites attract love story. I fell in love with the main characters in Every Little Promise and really enjoyed the entire cast of characters that joined them in this book. Lexi Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and Every Little Piece of Me is an incredible story. I am looking forward to reading more of her books, especially more in the Orchid Valley series. I love that the book is written in the first person from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting the insight from both sides. The characters are all so relatable. Every Little Piece of Me, starts off where Every Little Promise ended, which is included in the book, in case you did not read it. Every Little Piece of Me is the story of Brinley Knox, single mother and poor little rich girl who is trying to make a name for herself and become a fierce independent woman and Marston Rowe, her first love from the wrong side of town, who has make a name for himself in his career. The story starts six months after Ever Little Promise ends with Marston receiving a wedding invitation to Brinley's marriage to Julian Hallison. I love Marston's response to Alec, when he shows him the invitation, "All I know for sure if my wife is getting married and has incited me to her wedding". I love that quote. Marston ends up returning to Orchid Valley, a place I am sure he never planned on returning, and confronts Brinley. Again the story takes place in the current time and uses flashbacks to when they first fell in love as teenagers. It was a great way to learn so much about their relationship. Brinley commits herself to marrying Julian, days after returning from Vegas, unaware of the fact that she and Marston got married. Brinley's memories of the night are very fuzzy because of a mix of anti-anxiety medication and alcohol. Marston confronts Brinley with the news of their marriage, and she believes that she was drunk. He returns her diamond ring to Brinley since they are still married. He explains he reasons for not contacted her about their marriage before then. He was afraid she would end their marriage. Her marriage to Julian, will be a marriage of convenience, she wants to get control of a trust her grandfather left her, so she can buy The Orchid. The only way to get control of the trust before turning thirty is to marry a man her parents approve of. Brinley believes that Julian needs to be married to purchase an apartment complex that the owner will only sell to a married couple. The truth eventually comes out that what was a business transaction to Brinley was a personal relationship to Julian. As the story unravels, Julian gets jealous of her relationship with Marston and shows his true colors, and Marston sends her a video from their wedding. Marston finds out that Brinley is a single mother and confronts her, only to discover that Cami is not his child. I love all the bittersweet and poignant moments that Lexi Ryan included in Every Little Piece and the surprise plot twists that happen throughout the story. My favorite part was how Brinley found out the reason she decided to marry Marston that night when they were in Vegas. It was a beautiful memory. I love that Brinley got a backbone and was able to stand up to not only her father, Abraham, and Julian, but also to Marston. In the end she became the fierce independent woman that she always knew she could be. I am so happy that Brinley and Marston got their happily ever after. It was a wonderful story with all the feel good moments and hot romance. I am so looking forward to Every Sweet Revenge, Stella and Kace's story.
Emotional, angst-filled and emotional
Ever since I read the prequel, Every Little Promise, I have been excited to read Every Little Piece of Me by Lexi Ryan. That blurb! I loved it! The story was steamy, emotional and full of angst and I could not stop reading it. Marston and Brinley have history, lots of it and six month ago they got married in Vegas (see prequel and blurb). But the bride does not remember it, however, Martson is ready to remind her how much they can have. He is one determined man and when it comes to her, he is ready for the fight. Brinley is trying to stand on her own and make her own choices, but can she see what is in front of her before it is too late? This second chance romance was full of all kinds of feels. I am excited to see what is to come in the series.