Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Women's Fiction/Chick Lit Author

[Guest Post] Pieces of it All by Tracy Krimmer

on July 3, 2014

In this guest post, Tracy Krimmer is telling us about her new adult contemporary romance book Pieces of it All, which is ON SALE TODAY!


Krimmer_PhotoYou’ll like my book if you like…

Okay, this is very hard to answer. I say this because I don’t feel that Pieces of it All can be easily compared to another book. I think if people who read Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin enjoyed her leading male, they will enjoy one of the leading males in this book, and if they liked the twists and turns of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, they also will like this. It’s a New Adult Contemporary Romance with twists and turns!

Excerpt from Pieces of it All:

This is what having a boyfriend is like, Beth beamed inside as she gazed at Harvey while they drove back to his house. A man, an experienced adult, not a high school boy learning the ropes of life, held her hand, massaging her fingers with his. As her conversation with Lucy replayed in her head, she realized how wrong faulting him for his past was. All those things he’d been through molded him into the man sitting next to her. Life had dealt him a losing hand, and he turned the card game around. He may have been a little broken, but who wasn’t?

“I’m so glad Leslie didn’t stay behind to badger us,” Beth said. “I can’t stand people like her.”

“Like what?”

“Those who think everyone owes them something. She’s not a good person.” She didn’t want to waste time around anyone who brought others down.

Harvey parked Beth’s car right behind his. He unlocked his seatbelt and rested his elbows on the console. “Beth, I think you may be the nicest person I’ve ever met.” Tilting his head forward, he pressed his warm lips against hers. “I’m enjoying our time together.” He kissed her again.

She wanted to tell him she thought the same thing, but she couldn’t speak. The moment his mouth was on hers, her body surrendered, her muscles weakened. In the few make out sessions she had in her past, none compared to a simple kiss from Harvey.

He unlocked from her lips and placed his hand on her neckline. “My dad isn’t home. Do you want to come in?”

“Yes,” escaped her before her brain even had a chance to register what going inside meant. Harvey’s right cheek puffed up as his lips curled into half a smile. Only the two of them would be in the house, Harvey’s house, alone, no one able to interrupt them. Her pounding heart had to quiet down before she passed out, and her nerves needed to calm about a hundred notches.

Bullet greeted them, his tiny, forceful physique relaxing Beth slightly. “Hey buddy,” Harvey scratched the dog’s head. “Let me get you something to eat and some water in your bowl.”

Beth followed Harvey into the kitchen and waited while he fed Bullet. The minute after he set Bullet’s dish down, he ran to her and put his arms around her. The moment she had been waiting for since she first saw his rippling body and messy hair was here. Her head started to float, the sound of the clock ticking getting further away until the gentle caress of his lips grazed her. She allowed his tongue into her mouth, so tender and inviting. His hand slid down her thigh, and as he kept kissing her, her body throbbing.

He pulled away. “Did you like that?”

Silly question. She didn’t doubt he was the best kisser in the world. “Yes,” she whispered. “I did. Don’t stop.”


Pieces Larger CoverAn alcoholic. A scarred man. A thief.

Harvey, a twenty-two-year-old high school drop-out arrives home, a brief stint in rehab behind him and ready to start his life again. Then he meets Beth and her innocence and her desire to have it all capture him completely.

A girl on the cusp of womanhood. Determined. A bright future.

Beth, a recent high school graduate among the top in her class, can’t wait to get to college and fulfill her dreams. Then she meets Harvey and with his mysterious past, he stirs feelings in her she can’t ignore.

The chemistry between them is unmistakable, but Harvey doesn’t trust easily and refuses to divulge his past to Beth though she wants to be a part of his future.

The pieces of their lives lie broken all around them, but can Harvey put his life back together and win Beth over before she begins her new life without him? And can Beth find the strength to become the woman she wants to be without sacrificing her integrity?

Available on,, other Amazon sites, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks.


Tracy Krimmer started writing in grade school. Poetry was her first love, and after writing a series of one and two page stories in her third grade Creative Writing notebook, she knew she had many stories to tell. After taking a break from writing, she finally re-discovered her spark in 2012. Pieces of it All is her first New Adult Contemporary Romance, and she is working on two new books now. An avid reader, she picks up books from almost every genre, and explores many in her own works.

Connect with Tracy at her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.

One response to “[Guest Post] Pieces of it All by Tracy Krimmer

  1. tkrimms says:

    Thanks so much!

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