Saturday, 4 October 2014

**Review - Patch Up by Stephanie Witter - Out Now - 4 Stars***

Patch Up by Stephanie Witter

4 Heart Wrenching Stars
Blurb - 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.

Patch Up is the first book in the Patch Up Series and the first book I have read by this author. I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

This book is hard to read, in places it’s uncomfortable and harrowing but I love the underlying and at times incredibly well hidden vibe of hope.

Skye is a young woman who has suffered at the hands of an abusive boyfriend, it’s alarming how many teenagers are in abusive relationships and at that young age it must be especially difficult to deal with.

I liked Skye, I found her frustrating at times but I still found her character endearing. I wanted someone to help her embrace her life again.

Duke, well he’s definitely an anti hero, he is as broken as Skye is and at times a proper dick. 
Now I know that he is still suffering and grieving the death of his girlfriend, but at times I found his behaviour hard to excuse.

Once Skye and Duke became friends they complimented each other, they saw the pain that they each try and hide and they wanted to help the other to be happy and move forward in their lives.

I loved this unusual connection, in romances it tends to be one person being strong and saving the other. For some reason Skye and Duke work and I felt the connection between them.

Sean was the terrifying kind of psycho, he was the evil that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, and I genuinely believed that he would have killed her!!!

This book has a happy ending but it feels more like a work in progress, I feel like they will be happy but it’s not all smiles and rainbows.

I enjoyed this book but some scenes were hard to read because they deal with things we all wish didn’t happen. I invested in Skye and Duke and I feel like they deserve a good life.

I’m really intrigued in what will happen in the next book so it will definitely be going on my TBR list this book gets 4 stars from me.