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Patch Up

(Patch Up #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  1,764 ratings  ·  247 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published September 11th 2013 by Anchor Group Publishing
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Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2013
** ARC provided by an author in exchange for honest review **

4.5 beautiful, bleeding stars!

Patch Up is everything I hoped for and even slightly more! After few first numb chapters the story did a good number on me, changing from a little too fast and shallow to something perfectly heartbreaking! Patch Up is a perfect mix of everything I love in new adult Stephanie Witter made phenomenal job at creating another gut wrenching story about fighting with depression and twist and turns of life that ho
Sep 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Horrible. That's my thought through the whole book. Rolled my eyes, contemplated my next book. Wondered how many pages until the end. Wanted it to just END!

Sky Walker was a girl who wore baggy clothes, had frizzy hair, didnt wear make up, was socially awkward and was depressed her asshat boyfriend dumped her the first week of college after she followed him to his college of choice. Early on we learn, the asshat ex Sean, abused her the duration of their 3 year relationship. Physically, mentally,
I beta-read this book. It is an amzing New Adult novel about moving on from the past and letting yourself care for someone even when you are hurt.

Skye (the main character) is fragile but has a great inner strength. Duke (the "hero" though that isn't really the best term) is pretty swoon worthy and he also has a great depth with many different layers.

The romance is slow-building and that makes it feel more realistic. The storyline is strong and holds its own without the romance and then the roman
Stephanie Witter
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult
I wrote it so I have to give it 5 stars. :)

I hope you'll be moved by the characters in Patch Up and enjoy their journey. This story is really important to me and I can't wait to share it with you.

Thank you for giving it a try!

It's a New Adult Contemporary novel.
Copy provided by author in exchange of honest review

***3 stars***

Patch Up by Stephanie Witter is a story that deals with serious heavy topics of emotional and physical abuse, depression and guilt. It focuses on two individuals who literally bumps into each other and found a connection that they are both emotionally damaged.

Skye Walker is a freshman in college who has lived a life of fear after being in a 3 year abusive relationship with her ex Sean. Sean has tormented and has fear implemente
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Sep 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: soon, top-tbr
Brand new release and it looks good!!

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 h
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* ARC provided by the author in exchange of a honest.

I was so excited to receive this ARC! When I say excited, it's the understatement of the year! It's so fulfilling to receive an ARC of a book you want to read. It's nice to have a chance at something you want so badly.

On with the Review:

One subject that gets my panties in a twist is abusive relationships or abusive anything for that matter. On that note, I started this book with that in mind sin

Dawn Chic
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"A person regarded as resilient or courageous enough to be able to overcome hardship, misfortune, etc." This is one definition of the word Survivor by Webster's New World Dictionary. Skye and Duke are survivors, but neither of them realize it when they meet.
At the start, Skye is fragile, broken, and afraid of the world after going through a trauma that lasted for years. But, she is unknowingly strong, her inner strength enabling her to function at college, barely. Every day, she works to overc
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Patch Up follows the story of Skye. After being with her boyfriend for almost 3 years and moving to Seattle to be with him, she gets dumped. What most people don't realize is that Skye and Sean's relationship was anything but perfect. To say Sean was cruel and mean to Skye is a complete understatement. And now Skye is left pretending that everything is ok, when it's anything but. Skye hates to be touched and hides behind her hair and her clothes and refuses to let anyone get close to her........ ...more
Paula  Phillips
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a reviewer, sometimes you see a book and you think "hmmm, I'd like to read that" - It could be simply because you like the sound of the blurb or the cover appeals to you. If it is the latter one of those, which more often than not the case for me. You actually don't have the simplest idea what the book is actually about and it can surprise you and take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. That is what Patch Up by Stephanie Witter did for me. I do have to say to readers, that if you have a prob ...more
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Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the very greatest pleasure of Beta reading this book for Stephanie.

From the very beginning when she sent me Chapter 1 i was completely hooked on Skye's (main character) story and i needed to know her secret and why she was so broken.

I was almost begging Stephanie for the next chapter and the next chapter!

Then there is Duke. *sighs* He could see Skye's pain but also had issues of his own to deal with, he seriously irritated me on more than one occassion to the point of wanting to kick his
4.5 to 5 well-deserved stars!

I had the pleasure and honor of beta reading Patch Up for Stephanie Witter.

It is extremely admirable for anyone talented enough to be a storyteller to put in the energy, time, frustration, sweat, tears – and, yes, love, required to write a book and then have the courage to share it with the world. However, in Stephanie’s case, doing this is an even more amazing feat when you consider that she’s decided to write Skye’s story in a language other than her nativ
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
"Love doesn't conquer all; it's a powerful tool to overcome everything because it means you're not alone."

I'm so, so, so happy that I signed up for this Blog Tour! I hadn't heard of this book until the author asked me if I would like to join the Blog Tour and when I saw the cover I instantly knew I wanted to read the story behind it! This book was a beautiful story about broken characters trying to come to terms with things that have happened to them and finding the strength to move on! I connec
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

Skye followed her high school boyfriend to Seattle for University, but once they arrived he dumped her shattering what he had already broken. The relationship and the aftermath left Skye broken and closed off from the world. She hasn’t made any friends and she doesn’t want anyway, she can’t stand to be touched and she hides behind her clothes and hair hoping nobody notices her. Until one day she collides with the TA all the other girls
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I'm with you, I have to fight against you, against myself, and against our past and the present. With you it's like you make me feel again when I don't want to, like you make my heart beat louder and faster just by being there.

4.75/5 loved it, loved it. I rarely give that high of a rating for books.

I was not expecting this book to suck me in and spit me out towards the end. We learn about Skye (lol @ the Star Wars reference) and her abusive relationship with her ex. Skye clearly has sym
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
blog/page link here :

Skye has been with her abusive boyfriend for 3 years till she followed him for their first year of college and yet he dumps her a week after because his words are that she's:

"Idiot. Dependent. Whore. Ridiculous. Ugly. Boring. A nobody. Nobody wants you. Nobody would miss you. Not sexy."

Physically and mentally broken, Skye avoids everyone and hides behind her frizzy hair and oversized clothes.

On her psychology class, she met one of the
Claire Taylor
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie Witter
Patch Up

I finished reading this book in a day. I just couldn't put it down and no matter how much my body wanted to sleep, my brain just wouldn't switch off and kept convincing me that I had to read just one more chapter.

Emotional roller coaster doesn't even come close to describing this book, and I found myself becoming attached to Skye and Duke as they tried to break down each other's barriers. I loved the way the pieces slowly came together, and felt such compassion for both S
Skye had thought she made the right choice following her boyfriend to college. Only to be dumped and harassed by her ex every time he saw her. Withdrawn and hardened into a shell, Sky focuses on studying not making friends, parties, or any of the other normal college events. Meeting Duke, a TA in one of her classes, he makes her uncomfortable, he sees right thru her. Duke knows something is up with Skye, he wants to help her but both have issues they are trying to evade and Skye calls him out on ...more
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, ebook
From the first page this book has me on an emotional roller coaster. Great read and looking forward to reading the next book from this Author.
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

I wanted to read this book since I saw the cover and read the blurb. The cover is gorgeous (and I think it has a lot to do with the story) and the blurb is very ineteresting. It seemed like my type of book.

Oh my! I am speechless and amazed! “Patch up” is a book that had blown me away! WOW!

I seriously didn’t epect to like it so much. Nor did it expect it to be such an amazine book. “Patch up” pleasently surprised me and o
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love it! It's midnight and i can't put it down! Wow! Stephanie thank you for this story! Review to come!


My Review :

This is heartbreaking, painful story about two broken souls. The story takes places in college where Skye met Duke, ones of the TA in her in psychology's class.

But Skye can't stand to be touch by anyone and tried to be invisible to the world, her boyfriend broke up with her months ago.She hide a big secret a
Eclipse Reviews
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
She just survived an abusive relationship, but still she runs into the very man she place her trust in. The very man that broke her into pieces, and left nothing but an empty shell in his wake. Skye carefully moves around her world, afraid that trusting others will lead to more pain. She hides away from the world, hoping no one would notice this broken woman. But when Duke spots her in class he starts pushing her to come back into the world and works hard to earn her trust. But how can you trust ...more
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 STARS ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

You know how sometimes you come across a book that just takes you completely by surprise? The way you connect to the characters… the feelings the story itself brings out… It lingers in your brain long after you’ve finished reading. It just stays with you. Well that is exactly what happened with me after reading this book!

Patch Up is a beautifully written intense story that will introduce you to a very brave young woman whose spirit has been utterly broken, no… shredd
The Book Cove
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An ARC copy of Patch Up was provided to the reviewer in exchange for an honest review.

What I liked
Absolutely everything! As you can see there isn't a 'What I disliked' section in this post. Before I begin, I'd like to reiterate that this book deals with a sensitive topic. So be prepared, because as I told the author Stephanie before I sent a full review - I haven't read a book that has made my cry like Patch Up did in a while!

To start, I loved the college setting. Specifically that it took pla
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Skye was in an abusive relationship for 3 years. Her ex, Sean, beat her regularly. Damaged she hids underneath her frizzy hair and oversized clothes. Despitethe fact Sean beat her she followed him to Seattle and the college of his choice only to have him break up with her mere weeks after their arrival.
The fact they broke up doesnt stop Sean from beating Skye. This guy is a real douche. He terrorizes her and she takes it. No one knows the things hes done to her she has protected him and kept thi
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Patch Up...... where to start with this review......... okay so to say that I loved this book would be an understatement on my part. I really LOVED this book and I could relate to the main character in this story because love is blind and when we love we love hard and no matter happens to us we still keep going back for more. Skye stole my heart man because she did what I did and it took me a long very long time to trust and open up so I was there with her every step of the way.

Skye follows her
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
How do I put into words the raw emotion that this novel awoke in me? I sat down and read it in almost one sitting. My hands ache from the tight grasp in which I held onto my kindle. My throat is dry from the open mouth gaping I did throughout the story. This story had to be told and needs to be read. It is sad, but almost every woman knows a girl like Skye.

The characters are well defined and multidimensional. The reader immediately deciphers that Skye was involved in an abusive relationship with
Fiona Wilson
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Skye followed her heart, and her boyfriend, to join the same college. But he broke it off almost immediately after, shattering her into little pieces. Since then Skye has struggled to repair the damage he did. But the damage runs far deeper than even we, the reader, first realises.

Kate, Skye's roommate, tries to involve Skye in the party side of college, inviting her out to social evenings. But it is at one of these we discover her ex is a nasty piece of work, but the author still manages to kee
Candy Smith
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Goodness,PATCH UP pulled at my heartstrings all throughout the story.I wanted so much for Skye and Duke to just get over their past hurts and let each other in.Time and time again they would take two small steps forward and like a giant leap back.So afraid of getting hurt gain, they push each other away only to want nothing more than to fix each other.I so wanted to reach inside the book and do something to take their pain away.Both damaged by past painful relationships.While those relationships ...more
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Stephanie Witter, in her twenties, lives in France where she comes up with book ideas on her laptop, notebook or phone. When she's not writing the day away, she likes visiting museums or shopping to add another nail polish to her already huge collection. She's also unable to resist the appeal of new books, even when she knows she can't possibly have the time to read yet another one. She's happy to ...more

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