Title- Patch Up
Author- Stephanie Witter
“That’s the problem when two broken people are attracted to each other and share a true connection. It doesn’t mean you can’t have some kind of relationship with each other, but it does mean you have to fight against your issues to get there and he’s not use to it”
I really do not know where to start, this novel brought me through so many emotions, I was laughing, angry and crying all at the same time. There were times I wanted to stop reading, not because of the story was ridiculous, but because I was feeling way, too many emotions.
Skye Walker (Yes like Luke Skywalker) is a freshman in college at a college where she followed her boyfriend of three years, only to be dumped a week after getting there. The type of relationship Skye has with Sean was demeaning and abusive, and she partly took blame in that. Instead of confronting what she went through she hid herself by wearing baggy clothes, keeping her face hidden behind her hair and always looking to the ground. She kept herself extremely closed off until she met Duke, the handsome TA in her psychology class. He himself had a past that haunted him, and wants to help Skye with whatever is bothering her. As soon as the two of them start to get closer, Skye’s ex comes to ruin things time and time again.
Patched up is a great story that shows the long term effects of an abusive relationship for what it truly is, Stephanie Witter did not sugar coat a single aspect of the relationships Skye had due to her relationship with Sean, she wrote this novel in a beautiful way. I love that Skye and Duke had to work at their relationship in order to be friends. Yes, I got very angry with all the running away, but in the end I appreciated it more. Then the last chapter came and filled me with many emotions, It was a very intense chapter and very hard to read, but I am glad it was there. Skye’s relationship with her roommate was also amazing see how much they grew together and opened up was great. As characters they grew together and became closer because of it.
I can truly say I cannot wait to read more about Skye and Dukes relationship in Book Two!!!
* Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is for readers of 18 and up.*