Monday, September 15, 2014

ARC Review: Patch Up (Patch Up #1)

Patch Up by Stephanie Witter

Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing, 2014
296 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley & Xpresso Book Tours

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?

My Review:
Skye was in an abusive relationship for 3 years. Her ex, Sean, beat her regularly. Damaged she hids underneath her frizzy hair and oversized clothes. Despitethe fact Sean beat her she followed him to Seattle and the college of his choice only to have him break up with her mere weeks after their arrival. The fact they broke up doesnt stop Sean from beating Skye. This guy is a real douche. He terrorizes her and she takes it. No one knows the things hes done to her she has protected him and kept this secret for years. That is until she meets Duke.

Duke is a TA in her psychology class. He sees past everything and wants to her friend. Doesnt matter how much she protests. He refuses to take no for an answer. Hes not a bully about it thought. Eventually she caves and after while she opens up to him and confesses her secret. And because Duke is awesome he wants to protect her and be there for her. He wants to help her overcome the damage Sean has done to her. And slowly she heals.

And of course they’re attracted to each other. And its sooo frustrating!!! Sure they are both damaged. Trust me Duke has some pretty serious issues all surrounding the loss of his girlfriend years ago. But the back and forth of it all drove me insane!! Just when I thought they were on the right track things would fall apart.

Kate, Skyes roommate was a wonderful character. She really brightens up the story. I mean its pretty fecking heavy. There are a few other characters but my favorites were Kate and Derek.
Patch Up though it was extremely intense and graphic was wonderful. You cant help but want that happily ever after for everyone. Well, everyone but Sean. For him you want him to end up in jail calling some guy named Popeye his Papi if you get what im saying. Especially after the HORRIBLE things he did to Skye.

Witter continues to amaze me with her storytelling abilities. I knew this from By My Side I just really appreciate when a writer doesnt disappoint. Also I kinda wish I was named Skye Walker! I only wish Skye had a little more fun with it.

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