Falling to Pieces - Denise Grover Swank

Falling to Pieces

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2014-01-09
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 727 Ratings


Novella  in the USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner series following Thirty and a Half Excuses<br>
When Joe walks out of Rose’s life, she can’t imagine life without him. But with support from her friends—and an unexpected person—Rose finds her way to climb out of her despair.<br>
After his father’s blackmail forces him to leave the love of his life to protect her, Joe is thrown into the race for Arkansas State Senate. But while Rose has people to help her grieve, Joe finds himself completely alone—except the one person he detests is the only person who’s offering comfort.<br>
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (#1)<br>
Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (#2)<br>
Thirty and a Half Excuses (#3)<br>
Falling to Pieces (Between the Numbers novella #3.5)<br>
Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (#4)


  • Just love these books

    By Tinasb
    I just love these books!!!!
  • Joe, oh Joe...

    By Hlgpooh
    Joe’s side of the story… This is a very short novel to tell us Joe's perspective after the break-up with Rose. I enjoyed reading through Joe's point of view and seeing how the break-up affected him. I still don't trust Joe, but after reading the novella, it is a little clearer how deeply his father manipulates him and I actually felt a little sorry for Joe. This was a very short, very quick read but the added details from another character's POV was well worth the read.
  • Tears reading this novella

    By bengalfan78
    Falling to Pieces picks up after Joe and Rose break up at the end of 30. This is the first novella DGS has written for the series and the first time you get another person POV. My heart broke after Rose and Joe ended their relationship and it broke further reading Joe's POV. It was nice getting inside is head to understand more and not just see him through Rose's eyes. I still love Joe and understand why he did what he did. He was a man trapped, some of it due to is own mistakes and screw ups. But I think I loved more Joe because I do believe this was the first time he acted unselfishly with a person he loved. Why I still wanted to shack joe, expecially at the end with Hilary it didn't surprise me because he had no support system to help him through his heartbreak. Rose, while suffering the loss of her first love, got the better end of the deal. While still hurting she has the love and support of her family and friends that will ensure she comes out a stronger and better person
  • Always left wanting more!

    By Dagmabbit
    If you're reading this series and have finished the third book then you need to buy this one. It give a lot more detail with the break up and the emotions. It tells it from Rose and Joe's point of view. The emotions are so real you can feel them. I can't wait to purchase the next book and get started reading. I love Rose and Joe so now I am left torn for them both. I need to move on with the story to mend my heartache for them.
  • Waste of money

    By Roberts232
    First half of the book is almost verbatim, word for word, taken from the previous book in this series. Until this book, I have enjoyed the series and the characters. This was a waste of money; I felt cheated. It was an extended epilogue to the last book once you went through all the repeated dialogue.
  • Too repetitive

    By Jamiebitch
    I love this series so far but The whole first half of this book was almost a copy of the ending of book before.
  • Fantastic

    By Sierra82614
    I love the extra chapters that give insight to what the other characters are thinking. I am a loyal reader of this series and likely to become a loyal reader to other series by this author.
  • Powerful POV

    By Tess425
    This book is from the point of view of Rose and Joe after the end of "Thirty and half Excuses" Do not read this book if you have not read the books before it. This is a heart breaking book that gives you a whole new perspective of these characters. If you are a true book lover, this book will make you forget these are just fictional characters.
  • Love it!!

    By Bri Kallstrom
    This is such an emotional novella, I love it! In this novella you get the in between info on what characters were thinking and feeling, it's awesome to see what the characters think, I would definitely recommend this book!
  • Best series ever!

    By Leigh660
    This is a new series, and author to me.. I haven't been able to put down the books yet! The best series there is! You won't regret the read.