1 October 2013

BLOG TOUR + REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Patch Up by Stephanie Witter

Patch Up by Stephanie Witter
Genre: Contemporary New Adult novel with a slow building romance.
Publisher: Anchor Group
Date of Publication: 16 Sep, 2013
ISBN: 9780989707336
Number of pages: 260 pages
Cover Artist: Cover It Designs

Length: over 85 000 words.

Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is not intended for readers under 18.

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."

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(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.


Hats off to Stephanie on her debut novel. This story definitely brought out every emotion you can think of. As the Synopsis says it all, we are met with 2 characters that have such heartache from a dark past, how can they both move forward? With the emotional ties that bring Skye & Duke together, can they fight there demons within to move forward? I thoroughly enjoyed the book in 2 sides of the story.

As the warning stated, this novel isn't for under 18 but also for the faint hearted. Some parts throughout the story are raw and heart breaking. These parts of the story I can't go into details as you will need to read it to know what happens.

"He smiles, a genuine smile that reaches his eyes this time, making them sparkle with a life tinted by dark shadows. He may be a better actor than I am, but one broken person can always recognize another one" ~ Skye

Throughout the book leads you on a rollercoaster of emotions from both Skye & Duke. It shows such depth as to how they both find themselves once again but also how they need to move forward together.
The additional characters bring a great story together. From the beautiful and supporting room mate Kate to the evil, manipulative ex-boyfriend Sean.

Its hard to say anything more to not spoil it but I certainly enjoyed this debut novel. 

This book has no cliffhanger but it leaves us to look forward to the remaining of their untold story in the sequel to the series. As you will see there is a still an untold story that needs to be shared.

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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