*{Blog Tour Stop}* Review + Excerpt + Giveaway : Patch Up By Stephanie Witter

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Patch Up by Stephanie Witter
Genre: Contemporary New Adult novel with a slow building romance.
PublisherAnchor Group
Date of Publication: 16 Sep, 2013
ISBN: 9780989707336
Number of pages: 260 pages
Cover Artist: Cover It Designs
Length: over 85 000 words.
 Summary :

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
 ye
“I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleeding.”t …
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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Review :

“Don’t you trust me?” Now he’s playing the sympathy card. Sometimes I’d like to hit him with the heaviest textbook I own.

I was so excited to start this book & I’ll say this…it did not disappoint! Skye is fragile but has a great inner strength. Duke  is pretty swoon worthy and he also has a great depth with many different layers.

Skye Walker has a secret. A terrible one. She buries it deep and hides herself from observant eyes. Always alone and unapproachable, Skye tries to live and forget, but it’s almost impossible, when the biggest nightmare of her life is still so close. She feels like there is no room for her to breathe anymore. Pretending to be happy and normal is quite easy when no one looks close, but hiding her extreme depression and horrible secret from eyes of a man who can see through her is another case. Especially when this man is her hot TA from psychology class and knows what means to be depressed as well.

The romance is slow-building and that makes it feel more realistic. The supporting characters were also great.

“I almost killed you in front of your parents. Talk about a first impression,” she says with a laugh bubbling at the surface, making me chuckle with her.

The storyline is strong and holds its own without the romance. If you want a book that tells you an emotional story that about love, fear, guilt and strength, then this is the book for you. I highly recommend you give it a read. Patch Up is a  beautiful, yet dark book that will have your all of your emotions running on high. It reveals the havoc that other people’s brutal ‘games’ can cause and demonstrates the extraordinary mental and physical strength of human beings. But most importantly, it showcases how one person can really change the world for someone else.

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Excerpt:

(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

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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