Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: FIX UP (Patch Up #2) by Stephanie Witter

FIX UP (Patch Up #2)
by Stephanie Witter

**New Adult Contemporary Romance**
+18 Recommended and up
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  

Goodness,my heart was in all kinds of knots reading Fix Up! Duke and Skye are so broken it puts a strain on their relationship. I wanted to yell at them to just stop and think things through before they react so rash to every obstacle thrown in their wake.I kept thinking these two so should not be in a relationship without first healing but it seems each other is both a blessing and a curse.While it helped them start to heal,their insecurities from past hurts keep tearing them apart. But being apart will break them to the pint of no return.Neither can handle another heartbreak but the more they try to keep themselves and each other from hurting the more they do just that,it's a vicious cycle that needs to end and end soon. But the way they ends the cycle will determine if they can survive this roll-coaster they have jumped on and is on track speeding out of control and one decision will put it on a right track with a happy ending or straight into oblivion. I think this is a perfect picture of the damage being in an abusive relationship can do to a person, how hard it is to get out, and the difficulties of recovering. But it also shows you can escape and you can move on.There is hope and you can still find happiness after a traumatic incident.I'm so proud of Skye for having the guts to finally get out and fight for herself and realize she is more than what Sean made her out to be and he is the one who is truly damaged.I felt sorry for him in a way,even though I like to knock that egotistical smirk off his face,he wasn't strong enough to break the cycle his father started. He became a victim who turned into the victimizer,which sadly happens so often. I can relate with Skye because I've been there and even though I've healed much, I haven't been strong enough to have a real relationship again,too after of getting hurt again because like Sean,my ex husband didn't show his true colors until a few months after we were married.I like Skye,never imagined this person I thought I loved could be so callous and cruel.The funny thing is I totally understand her sub-conscientiously minimizing what he did to her because I did the same thing and my mind had even blocked memories from me until later when I tried to remember everything so I could heal and get over it. But not sure you ever truly get over it,like they said the scars will always be there,scars don't heal they are a mark on you as a reminder of what you endured.

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

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.

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