Patch Up by 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
Length: over 85 000 words.
Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is not intended for readers under 18.
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."
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Patch Up...... where to start with this review......... okay so to say that I loved this book would be an understatement on my part. I really LOVED this book and I could relate to the main character in this story because love is blind and when we love we love hard and no matter happens to us we still keep going back for more. Skye stole my heart man because she did what I did and it took me a long very long time to trust and open up so I was there with her every step of the way.
Skye follows her boyfriend to college to only get there and get dumped by him. She has been with him for three years and she wanted to make it work but he decided he wanted to get to college and play the field and tag and bag as many girls as he could. But Sean is not done with Skye and at every turn he reminds her that she is still his no matter if he wants her or not. She will not be with anyone else.
So Skye goes on by herself hiding behind her clothes and her hair. She keeps everything hidden until one day she runs into a guy and her world is turned upside down. This guy she runs into just happens to be her Psychology teachers TA Duke. He is so beautiful inside and out that Skye finds herself at first trying to resist him but she soon realizes that she can't and she doesn't want to. She wants to open up to Duke but it is hard because every time she tries Sean comes back into the picture.
But Duke is broken to and he knows that he should walk away because he can't commit he can't give Skye anything because he is so broken inside he has nothing left to give. But soon Duke realizes that Skye is keeping a secret an huge secret and he is determined to find out what it is. When he does will he walk away from Skye or will he stay and fight for the girl who is his siren calling to him?
(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.
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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