Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release: April 18th by Entangled Publishing
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, addiction, and just the right amount of angst. You’ll want to save this tortured hero, while at the same time, not want to change a single thing about him!
That’s how long I’ve been gone. Since I left my best friend—the girl I loved—behind.
That's how long it takes to realize I am completely, utterly, screwed. Because now that I’m back, my childhood crush has turned into so much more.
Rylee has changed. We both have. And now I’m drawn to her in a completely different way. To her smile. Her touch. To reliving old memories and making new ones. To the happiness she’s always given me that I haven’t felt since I left.
But her friends are hell-bent on keeping us apart. My dad is one drink away from destroying both of our lives, and maybe I am, too. It’s only a matter of time before I have to leave again, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I never get a choice.
The one choice I can make? Stay away from Rylee. Because if I don’t, I’ll break her heart—and mine—all over again.
About the Author
Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release.
Hi! I’m Erin Fletcher and I’m a young adult author from North Carolina who drinks an unhealthy amount of coffee and would spend every day at the beach if I could. My next novel, Pieces of You and Me, is about Chase and Rylee. They were best friends in middle school until they were separated for five years. Now that they’re back together, a lot has changed, and they’re attracted to each other in a completely different way, but there’s more than just distance and time standing in their way.
2. Do you have a book in your house that's just destroyed because you've read it so much?
Yes! Every Day by David Levithan. It’s beat up not only because I’ve read it so many times, but because I loan it out to anyone and everyone because I love it so much! I think it had a run-in with my full bathtub and a friend’s son’s window markers. What’s worse is that it’s a signed copy! Oops! Sorry, David Levithan!
3. What do you normally like to read when not writing?
I read mostly young adult novels with some non-fiction thrown in. Books I loved recently include Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin, Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London, and Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally.
4. Describe your main character in six words.
Since the novel is dual POV, I’ll give six for each!
Chase: snarky, brooding, addict, talented, insomniac, resilient
Rylee: intelligent, dedicated, careful, caring, driven, dreamer
5. What scene was your favorite to write?
My favorite scene to write was a scene where Chase convinces Rylee to ride down a steep hill on his skateboard with him. It’s based on a real couple I saw out riding a skateboard down a hill one night. It was a really sweet moment to witness, and I worked hard to capture that same sweetness in the scene.
6. What do you need to set the mood for you to write?
Coffee if I’m writing early in the morning, tea if I’m writing at night. A comfortable chair and a blanket because I’m always cold. Sometimes I need music, sometimes I need silence, and sometimes I turn on a white noise machine with ocean sounds. Oh, and my cat is almost always nearby, too!
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