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Fissure (The Patrick Chronicles #1)

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His confidence on a hiatus, his swagger on sabbatical, and his ego bruised, Patrick Hayward is a shell of the man he once was. Cursing at and writing off love after the only woman he let himself fall for wound up marrying his older brother, Patrick enrolls himself at Stanford hoping college life, the California girls, and the epic surf will get him back to his free-spirite ...more
Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published April 2012
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Christy
“There weren’t perfect people, nor were there perefect lives or perfect relationships. There were however perfect moments. And this was one of them.”

I am officially a Patrick Hayward fan! You wouldn’t be able to tell it from the very beginning, but this guy is funny, charming, sarcastic, flirty, but a gentleman, and sweet. Patrick is getting over heartbreak. He has spent a month holed up in his brothers guest room when his dad insists he goes to college. He packs up and heads to Stanford. Th
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Natasha
Here's Patrick and Emma's first meeting in a nutshell:

Emma: "Hey don't be so silly, ok! You big sillyhead full of silly!"
Patrick: "Shit yo legs are nice. You gots a boyfriend? WHATEVA. Doesn't stop me, because I got money that I roll around in every night, laughing hysterically!"
Emma: "Wow okay sorry I was so incredibly mean and rude the first time. It's just that my boyfriend likes to beat the living tar outta me but I shouldn't have called you a sillyhead."
Patrick: "WHATEVA. Wanna go for a rid
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Melissa
4.5 STARS!! I rounded up :)

Okay so truly I, like every other female, am a huge fan of Patrick Hayward. His cocky, classically dressed, uber sarcastic self is total swoon-worthy and I would pine after him all damn day if he was real. So with that, I approached this book knowing that I would love it and I did. I really did.

However...

I think I will enjoy Book 2 WAY more because the plot, although was necessary and good in its own way, was sort of slow and minorly tiresome at points. I don't mean
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Sheryl
Oh Emma.... your story hit way too close to home for me...i realised at 25% into this book what was happening to you.. well because i've been there...it made me cry... BUT, Patrick, you are seriously the MAN, not only are you cool, funny (HELLO, one liners, ZING!) but what you did shows the mark of a true man *SWOON* and NOW i have to wait till the US summer to find you what happens next???!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! You both deserve your HEA and i am PUMPED to find out how you get it!
Liz
Mar 11, 2012 Liz rated it it was amazing
THE WAIT FOR THIS BOOK IS KILLING ME! I'm going through withdrawals myself. I need another Hayward fix after rereading the trilogy!

Edit: ohmygoodness!!!!!! The cover is to die for! Patrick hayward you charmer.....
Ren
Mar 18, 2012 Ren rated it it was amazing
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I have no words right now.... I loved Nicole Williams' Eden trilogy and was sooo stoked when I found out she was writing a book about Patrick. Hottie-patottie Patrick!! This book made me laugh so hard...I'm surprised people didn't think I was insane. This book will make you think William Hayward who?? LOL I love them both still. UGHH Why can't Patrick Hayward be real?? haha. Emma is a spunky chic, I love her too! description I totally agree with Nicole when I say this would be the perfect Patrick! Swooning ...more
Lindsay
Mar 01, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
This was excellent, just because I love Patrick, but I can tell the next one will be action packed Hayward goodness!
Melissa
Mar 12, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
In Nicole Williams' Eden series, we follow the story of Bryn Dawson and her swoon worthy, perfect, every bit of a man, William Hayward. In Fissure, we get a story of William's every bit as swoon worthy brother, Patrick.

I fell in love with Patrick with the little bit of him we got to experience in the Eden series so I was overly excited to read a story that was not only dedicated to just him but is also told from his perspective. *insert girly squeel here* While it is not necessary to read the E
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Erica Alyson
Okay I am in love with Nicole Williams it is official. Crash, Clash, and The Eden Trilogy were amazing yes. But Fissure floored me it was beyond Amazing!!!!! In my last review I said Nicole was in my top 3 favorite authors, after reading all these book she wins! She is #1!!!!!

I always loved Patrick Hayward! I felt bad for what happened with him William, and Bryn (but not too bad because they all ended up where they belonged). Patrick grew so much in this book and I fell further in love with him.
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Roxana
Mar 04, 2012 Roxana rated it it was amazing
Abso-freaking-loved it!!! I KNOW for a fact that I don't have enough words for me to explain or describe just how much I enjoyed this book. From Patrick's conversations with him self, to the easy-going banter that he had with Emma...

He is by far, my favorite male character... LOVE him, LOVE him, LOVE him!!!

He's just too sweet and caring! I can't wait for Fusion...
Nancy
May 27, 2012 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Joanna
Aug 03, 2012 Joanna rated it liked it
Shelves: series
"But I won't go,
I can't do it on my own,
If this ain't love, then what is?
I'm willing to take the risk..."

(He Won't Go by Adele)

THIS song is like the very definition of how in love Patrick Hayward is to Emma Scarlett. Yes!

Knowing Patrick, he was heartbroken from the start of this book. As in acting like his room is a prison for months with a growing facial hair kind of heartbroken. What I really like about Patrick? Well, he is very sincere with his actions and feelings. He is cocky in a very c
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Shannel
Apr 15, 2012 Shannel rated it it was amazing
I actually took a few days to think about what I wanted to say about this book. I’m a huge fan of Nicole Williams, and all but stalked her during the release of her Eden series. I have to admit I was hesitant to get sucked back in but I am so glad I caved.

I forgot just how much I love the Haywards.

Switching from a female narrator (Bryn) in the first series, we get our first real glimpse into the mind of a male Hayward. The contrast between the two is almost as opposite as you could get. Bryn was
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Christina Rodriguez
Mar 02, 2012 Christina Rodriguez rated it it was amazing
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AHHH! what can i say about Fissure?!

I literally feel high on Patrick! :-) Gah I missed him!

If you thought William and Bryn's story was incredible then prepare for Awesomeness! How can you not when our main man here is Patrick FREAKING SEXY Hayward! Okay Okay on to my review....

The book picks up a month after United Eden. Patrick has turned into a shell of himself after seeing the women he fell in love with marry his older brother. You would think Patrick was a jealous fool, but he's far from t
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Alyssa
Basically, Patrick is in a deep depression because Bryn United with William, even after Patrick confessed his love for her. So the book opens up with Patrick in a deep, dark place of despair. Joseph then comes in and tells Patrick to get off his butt and start living again. Of course, any scene with Patrick and Joseph together is a chance for comedic relief.

Patrick's dad then comes along and tells Patrick that he needs a fresh start, a new beginning to find what he's looking for; Patrick is sent
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Misty
Mar 29, 2012 Misty rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely loved this book. I can't wait to read the second half of Patric and Emma's story. The author did such a phenomenal job you felt like you were in the world with her characters. Emma's character was so heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time. You couldn't help but root for her and Patrick and pray that he saw what we saw and got her away from everything terrible that was happening to her. I can't wait to see what immortality holds for her in the next book. I find these two charac ...more
Jay Gayod
Apr 13, 2012 Jay Gayod rated it it was amazing
Confession: I didn't like The Eden Series.
It was too...sappy?
Too wordy, Bryn was too obsessed with William and Patrick was too quick to fall in love but I liked the story.
I also liked the concept of Immortals.
Now, this isn't supernatural shizznack.
This is all about Patrick changing.
And root beer.
I laughed at Patrick consuming so much root beer. It was...I don't know...adorkable? Sorry for using this term when it's from another book but it stuck to me.
Anyway, Fissure was more my preference. I con
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Louise
Mar 16, 2012 Louise rated it it was amazing
This is def a series I think I'm gonna like.. a lot.. Its told from Patrick's POV (1. person) and it was very believable and fun... and surprising already from page one more or less :) It wasn't an intense read, but I still found myself not wanting to put it down simply because I enjoyed it so much..
The book was an introduction to Patrick and Emma, who they are and what they stand for (and of course how they meet :D) And I can't wait for the next book in line to come out so I can find out how t
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Delphina
Apr 03, 2012 Delphina rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I love Patrick and adore Nicole William's works. I had been waiting for this release for quite some time. I read it all the first day because, frankly, I had no will power to stop. The only qualm I have with this book is that I really wanted to see more of the paranormal elements. I am sure book two will go there and will make me love this one even more. You do not need to read the Eden trilogy to read this book and understand it, but it is such an amazing series, that I would :). I will be buyi ...more
Debbie
Mar 01, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ok Nicole I feel I need to inform you that here in Houston summer begins about mid-April so you can just go on and release Fusion. I might be done swooning by then. *might* ;)
Ashly
Jun 11, 2012 Ashly rated it it was amazing
God I love Patrick! This series is already just as awesome as the Eternal Eden series, I cant wait for the next one.
Morgan
Mar 16, 2012 Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
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Oh my goodness! How could anyone not love Patrick Hayward? He's a charming, charismatic flirt. He's drop dead gorgeous. He's always dressed to the nines. He's generous, considerate, and honest. And most importantly, he's cocky, sarcastic, and hysterical. He's the total package. He's completely irresistible.

I started to fall in love with Patrick in the Eden Trilogy by Nicole Williams, but I completely fell head ove
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Ana Quiambao
May 28, 2012 Ana Quiambao rated it it was ok
I know I seldom give 2 stars... and when I say seldom..I reaaallllyyy mmmeaaannn SELDOM.

I would like to defend myself first for those who have given this 4stars and up, please don't hate me. I like how the story goes, it's how it was written that I'm giving the 2. Well, first, the story seems vague (I guess I have to read the Eden trilogy first to relate to the story.) and the way the book was written on Patrick's point of view is kind of awkward. Awkward in a way that it's so obvious that the b
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Silvermist
Apr 21, 2012 Silvermist rated it really liked it
When I picked up this book I really had no idea that it might be a paranormal romance. But after coming across the word Immortal in the first paragraph, I sighed in frustration thinking “Damn!! Another paranormal romance! I am soooo sick of this!”!! you would think the author would mention it in her synopsis right?
But after reading this funny, quirky, crazy, cute and sweet lil book, I understand why she left it.
Fissure is a book about heartbreak and falling in love again. It’s about a funky and
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Radiant
Jun 10, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it
I started reading this one mainly bcoz it was paranormal romance..but there was very little paranormal in it i realized...it could easily pass as any contemporary romance..but still i loved reading it..especially the snarky and funny comments made me laugh like hell!

I have to say i loved Patrick's character..from an heartbreaking sufferer to easy going flirt to a protective lover...i love his journey with Emma..he's every bit one want for a girl- hot looks,bad ass attitude,loving like hell and a
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Erica
Aug 16, 2012 Erica rated it it was ok
I agree with some of the other reviews. Why did the author have Patrick forget about Bryn so immediately after he was in a deep depression over her? Especially when he was not even that impressed by her at first impression, it wasn't love at first site or was it?? That was never really explained. This book really trudged along for me & it was hard for me to pick it back up. I think it would have been more interesting if Patrick had more immortal moments. Patrick is an interesting character a ...more
Amy (Foxy)
Feb 27, 2013 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it
I didn't realize this book and Fusion (The Patrick Chronicles, #2) by Nicole Williams are spin off books from the Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy, #1) by Nicole Williamsseries. Which of course I didn't read first.

This is a mild paranormal book set in college.
Tracib
Apr 09, 2012 Tracib rated it really liked it
Another great read by Nicole Williams! I loved the Eden trilogy and so happy that she decided to tell Patricks story! I fell in love with his character in the Eden trilogy and was happy to continue with this families life!
This book did not go into a lot about the supernatural world Patrick comes from and I think you could be a little lost if you just picked up this one without reading the Eden trilogy.....those 3 just help make this even better!
Inifinity Dreams
May 08, 2016 Inifinity Dreams rated it really liked it
Al momento en que empecé a leerlo me había parecido cliché de otro libro pero seguí dandole una oportunidad y debo decir que me ha gustado pues es una historia entre mitad paranormal pero más centrado en el romance/ cómico y él es muy dulce me enamoré completamente de Patrick! No paraba de reirme por todas las cosas que decía y sobre todo ya quiero saber que pasará con él y emma.
Stephanie Witter
Dec 09, 2012 Stephanie Witter rated it it was amazing
This character is so much fun. I laughed out loud many times while reading it.

Give it a try and you won't regret it! :)
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“There weren’t perfect people, nor were there perfect lives or perfect relationships. There were, however, perfect moments. And this was one of them.” 48 likes
“It wasn’t like a first kiss because we knew each other too intimately for that. And it wasn’t like a last kiss because we’d only just begun. It was the kiss you spend your whole life waiting for. The kiss you wish would swallow you whole so you’d always be living it. This was the kiss of a lifetime, shared with a woman I’d spent a few lifetimes waiting for.” 27 likes
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