Patch Up (Patch Up, #1)
Author: Stephanie Witter
Genre: Contemporary New Adult novel with a slow building romance.
Publisher: Anchor Group
Date of Publication: 16 Sep, 2013
Number of pages: 260 pages
Cover Artist:Cover It Designs
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
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Skye followed her long time boyfriend to Seattle for their first year of college, but he dumped her after only a week. The relationship brought only pain and destruction in Skye's life, and yet, she can't bring herself to open up and live her life.
"What if I am already broken into pieces?"
She hates to be touched, hiding under her oversized shirts and behind her wild frizzy hair. Even her bubbly roommate can't reach her. And yet ...
"I'm the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they're cut and bleeding."
The tall, handsome, and tattooed TA in her psychology class changes everything when he literally collides with her and confronts her. For the first time in a long time, she wants to try and open up to this guy whose dark, intense eyes can't hide his own pain despite his dazzling smile getting to her.
However, just when she's starting to live again, her ex-boyfriend comes back, breaking her time and time again, making it all the more complicated.
She wants to fight for herself and for this building thing with the TA, even when he pushes her away, but can two broken people patch each other up?
"I never thought colliding with someone could change lives, but it is possible."
* Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is for readers of 18 and up.
(The first meeting)
Without paying attention to my surroundings, I turn to my left to walk toward the row closer to the door where a seat is available. I take a step and collide with a hard body, almost toppling me over on the ground for the second time in less than an hour. A strong hand grips me firmly by the forearm. My body stiffens and my breath catches in my throat. It’s as if I can’t move besides yanking my arm free without looking up to see who I collided with.
“Are you all right?” he asks me in a deep and calm voice.
My eyes wander from my red Converse to his dark boots. I have to calm down. I’m being ridiculous. Calm down. I take a deep breath and look up slowly. Long, muscled legs in beat up dark blue jeans, an old black leather jacket open over a dark grey V-neck sweater that showcases an impressive tall body with broad shoulders and finally, longish and messy black hair, perfect straight nose, full lips, high cheekbones and expressive soft dark eyes that lock with my bluish-greyish ones. He looks older with his goatee perfectly trimmed. A perfect hot mess many girls would say. I’m just intimidated by this stranger, though.
“I’m fine,” I reply, my voice even. I push away some of my untamed locks and curse my auburn frizzy hair that is always all over the place.
Patch Up by Stephanie Witter was such a captivating read! Skye and Duke are powerful characters that pull you in and don't let you go. The writing style is sublime and I felt like a movie was playing in my head. I knew it from the day that we did the cover reveal that this story was going to steal my breath away. I could not put this book down!
Skye and Duke are both broken. They have found each other, I believe, in the most difficult time of their lives. Without each other's help, they would have never had fought the demons from their past and present that have been poisoning their life. In Skye's case she's trying to forget about the disturbing and unforgivable things that her ex-boyfriend Sean did to her. He takes every opportunity that he gets to make her life a living hell. Duke enters Skye's life at the most appropriate time. Duke hides a painful secret that has left him heart broken and this is why he's scared about a possible relationship with Skye. Together they find a way to let go of their fears and give themselves a chance at being happy again.
Skye and Duke have totally captivated me! They made me go through a tornado of emotions! Duke made Skye open up about what was troubling her and she did the same with him. They completed each other to PERFECTION! Prepare yourselves to meet a disturbed ex-boyfriend in Sean. He's horrible and I hated him from the moment he first spoke. I even had a hard time reading some scenes that they had together. I was livid! Argggggg!!!! Thank God, sexy swoon-worthy Duke came to save the day! Ladies!!! Duke is AMAZING!!!! I have to admit that he did get me mad in some scenes, but I forgive him because he's perfect for Skye and he redeemed himself in so many other scenes. Their chemistry is one of the most intense that I have read about.
Skye and Duke are soul mates and I can't wait to read more about them. From the first page to the last, this book will pull your heart-string and will leave you cheering for a HEA that both characters deserve.
I give Patch Up by Stephanie Witter, 5 powerful, swoon-worthy, emotional, heart-wrenching stars! It's been a while since a book pulled on my heart strings that way. Add this one to your TBR list, you won't be disappointed.
About the Author
Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started English at three and fell in love with the language. Always with a book - or two - close by, she soon started reading in English when she couldn't wait to see Harry Potter translated in French. After a while, reading wasn't enough and she started writing young adult and new adult contemporary novels always filled with drama. Now she hopes to translate English novels in her mother tongue as her everyday job. By My Side is her debut novel.
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