Friday, October 3, 2014

Patch up

Patch Up
By: Stephanie Witter
Released: September 11, 2013
Published by: Anchor Group Publishing
262 pages
Kindle Edition

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.

I connected with Skye in this book.  Many girls become so dependent upon their boyfriends to help them feel worthy.  Skye believes she has done something wrong to make Sean  leave her after just a few days in Seattle. I feel that many girls now a days find that who they are with makes them 'worthy" and its not an easy fact to swallow.  As you read, you find there is more to Skye's feeling about being needed and loved. 

There is quite a bit angst in this book that you may find yourself frustrated, but keep going.  Seeing the journey that Skye takes to "come back to life" is worth it. 

Both Duke and Skye are both damaged.  They need each other to help move on and they find themselves pushing each other away because they don't know how to move on.  Their pasts, both of them, have made their relationship face more obstacles than most. I believe their need and desire to love and be loved permeated this book.

There is some serious issues brought up in this book, so be prepared.  I felt at times I need to put the book down and take a break.  It became overwhelming at times. 

Rating: 4/5

An ARC was provided in return for an honest review


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