Tuesday, 14 October 2014

***Release Day Blitz - Fix Up by Stephanie Witter - Patch Up #2 - Review 4 Stars - Out Now***

***Release Blitz & Blog Tour*** 
Fix Up by Stephanie Witter 
Patch Up #2 
Out Now



Fix Up on Goodreads: Fix Up (Patch Up, #2)

Saying “I love you'' doesn’t erase the old scars and fears.  
"I love you to insanity. I'm not even sure if it's a good thing.'' — Duke  
Skye is trying to overcome what happened with Sean. Now that she’s slowly healing, both physically and mentally, she’s determined to do something she should have done sooner.  
She’s meeting twice a week with a new, very young therapist, Dr. Marshall.  
There, she’s able to talk freely, unwind, and question things. Most of the sessions she talks about herself and her hangups, along with her relationship with Duke, which is still on rocky ground.  
"I want to taste his sweat. I want to hear his groans. I want to feel him inside of me.'' — Skye  
But while Skye is slowly getting back on her feet, Duke feels like he's drowning. He’s afraid of pushing her too much, of initiating intimacy, and it’s weighing between them. Moreover, knowing that he's not the one she’s talking to anymore is making him feel things he never thought possible.  
"It’s a matter of when I’ll stop fighting." — Duke  
As days pass, Duke is showing over and over how vulnerable he truly is and how Skye has more power over him than she ever imagined.  
When Skye sees how they keep hurting each other, she’s determined to do everything in her power to make things right, no matter what the cost. 
But one thing is still sure; she can count on Duke whenever she needs him, even if they disagree and fight. When Duke loves, he loves with everything he’s made of, the good and the bad.  
"Loving her is confusing, making me afraid of myself and what I can do ... because I can break us both." — Duke


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14th October





My Review
4 Emotionally Charged Stars
Fix Up is book #2 in the Patch Up series by Stephanie Witter, I loved book #1 Patch Up, here is a link to my review. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Fix Up by the author in exchange for an honest review so here goes....

Fix Up picks back up straight from the end of the first book and we see Skye recovering from her injuries and starting to attend appointments with a psychologist.

Hmmm I’m not really sure where to start with this review....

Ok so I think a good place to start would be with Skye, she’s stronger in this book and I love that she is fighting to get her life together and to move on from the years of abuse she dealt with.

Skye’s recovery is a process and as a reader I genuinely felt the emotions both good and bad that she felt. Unfortunately for the majority of this book I just felt bad for her, she’s obviously really trying to sort herself out but for every two steps she takes forward I feel like she goes three steps back.

This poor girl just doesn’t have any luck, she was in an abusive relationship, she then met a guy who is almost as emotionally damaged as she is, and then she starts seeing a shrink only for him to then get a crush on her!!!!

That being said I liked how for the most part Skye took everything in her stride and just kept moving forward.

Now let’s talk about Duke, I honestly struggled to like his character at all in this book. He behaved like a knobhead in the first book but in this book he was just a mess.

Don’t get me wrong I can completely empathise with his behaviour but I don’t feel like that excuses it!!!

The bloke is so up and down, he constantly blows hot and cold with Skye and I genuinely feel like he needed to see a shrink much more than Skye did!!!!

When Skye and Duke were together and happy in this book I basked in the connection they shared and I loved the warm fuzzies they created. But when they were arguing I also felt the toxic unhealthy emotions they evoked in each other.

At times I really wanted them to just split up and I wondered if Stephanie Witter would throw a curveball in and have them splitting up and meeting other people!!!!

Ok time to rant OMG what the hell was going on with Dr Marshall!!! He is quite possibly the most unprofessional and unethical doctor ever!!!!!

I LOVED seeing evil Sean brought to his knees by Skye, she sooo needed to do that and come out on top not cowering from him You Go Girl!!!!!

This book was a real emotional rollercoaster and I do feel a bit like I need to have a reading break to really get over the way it made me feel.

I’m so glad that Skye and Duke get their happily ever after even though they were a mess and at times made each other miserable that feeling of hope that they created in each other was enough to fill me with a love conquers all glow lol.

This book made me cry, that doesn’t happen very often, it also frustrated the hell out of me lol but ultimately it provoked me and made me think I loved it 4 stars!!!






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Patch Up by Stephanie Witter
Patch Up #1


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


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Coming out Late November
Change Up by Stephanie Witter
Patch Up #3

Change Up on Goodreads: Change Up (Patch Up, #3)


In Patch Up and Fix Up you had Skye and Duke’s story. 
Now, it’s time for Derek and Kate to find their path.  
He fights for the people he loves.  
She fights against love.  
Kate Andrews is starting her second year of college in Seattle. She is happy to leave Chicago and her dysfunctional family behind to be with her friends again. Growing up she thought that her parents' loveless marriage was all her father’s fault, but that summer she discovered that things are so much more complicated in life and love. Her mother is bipolar. That doesn’t mean her father isn’t unfaithful, nor does he support her and her choices. Additionally, he isn't a great father or husband, but it brings a new perspective in her life; the way she envisions love.  
Derek Williams graduated college a few months ago, and while he moved back in again with his single mother and teenage brother, he never thought that he would be struggling with two crappy jobs. He is not succeeding in either of his jobs or in his countless plans for the future. Instead, he’s trying to bring back his brother and set him on a straight path, while trying to avoid the wrong crowd hounding him, thanks to his brother. Together with fighting his mother on her lack of support in their family, this all has caused chaos.  
“Yes, my life is a fucking mess. I have nothing for that girl who deserves everything, and yet I still can’t just sit on my ass and wait for the next asshole to pursue her.‘' — DEREK  
Both of them are very different. Their upbringing is opposite; their vision of love and life contrast, and yet … 
“I want to open up to it, open up to the possibility of heartbreak even if I’m scared to death. I’m ready to change up.'' — KATE  
They’re both still hung up on each other. They can’t forget that one night they shared months ago, can’t ignore their attraction and quickly maturing love. They match in every way that matters, but time and time again their respective families are getting in the way.  
"He’s the commitment kind while I’m anti-commitment." — KATE  
Are they willing to fight for each other? Is Kate ready to risk her comfort and everything else for love? Is Derek prepared to chose which battles are worth fighting for?  
“It’s never been friendship, and it’ll never be.’’ — DEREK




Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn't wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn't enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.