Welcome to the blog tour for Pierced by Love by Laura L. Walker!
Noelle Jensen doesn’t want to like Pierce Logan. After her boyfriend breaks up with her for her sister, Noelle is done with love. Plus Pierce Logan has commitment issues because of his parents’ divorce and a strained relationship with his dad. But as Pierce and Noelle inadvertently help each other to open up their hearts, they also rediscover the importance of family and love.
About the author:
Laura Walker grew up in southern Arizona. She met her husband, Rob, at Northern Arizona University where she earned her bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She and Rob are raising their six children. Her hobbies include water aerobics and sewing. At the end of the day, Laura loves to curl up with a good book or write one of her own. Pierced by Love is her first published novel.
Noelle has everything planned out. She's almost done with school, and she's got a great boyfriend. Everything changes one day when she comes home to discover her boyfriend is actually engaged to her sister. This throws Noelle for a complete loop. Help comes in the form of her former home teacher Pierce Logan. Known to be a bit of a womanizer, Pierce is dealing with this past including his parents' divorce. Working together, can Noelle and Pierce overcome their past hurts?
I was of split minds about this story. On one, hand, I really enjoyed the basic concepts of the story. I've heard stories similar to Noelle's where the boyfriend falls for the sister or roommate. That part felt very real and raw. I also thought the Noelle and Pierce had a very natural relationship in the way it progressed. I also thought that they both managed to deal with some very real issues in good ways. That was a great progression to watch.
What I wasn't so sure about was the relationship between Noelle and her sister. Melody and Chase said horrible things about Noelle and her personal worthiness, yet I never felt they were really called out on that poor behavior. Some of the time I also wanted to tell Noelle and Pierce to stop agonizing over every decision they had. Sometimes it's not life or death. Overall though, I thought it was a sweet story. I appreciated that these were two kind of flawed people who found a way to make each other better. That's an awesome thing to see.
Book provided for review.