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Title : Six YearsAuthor : Stephanie Witter
Book Cover : Jo Raven
Release Day : June 9thCategory and genre : New Adult Contemporary RomanceNovel length : over 100.000 words.
They hadn’t seen each other in six years.
She’d always had a crush on him.
He’d only ever seen her like a little sister.
And now…he’s back.
I thought that he was a part of a distant past. I thought I didn’t feel anything for him now, but I was not so sure anymore. Having him back in my life, for however long it was, was making me see things differently. So many things had changed in the last six years and somehow I’d lost myself and forgotten all about my dreams.
My home life was still a mess, my personal life was nothing to boast about and when I see how successful he is, how everything he’d always wanted came true, I couldn’t help but feel lacking in a lot of ways. But he’s back and he needed me. I knew I was the only one who understood that part of his life, the only one he’s willing to share it with. My heart is still beating too hard and too fast for him and this time around, I was as much an adult as he was.
Having a six year age gap didn’t mean shit.
Being back in Riverdale was harder than I thought. I’d turned my back on that life, but there had always been that one girl in my head. Little B. Now she’s nothing like the twelve year old girl I’d last seen. She’s a young woman, gorgeous and sexy. I couldn’t stay away. There’s something drawing me to her and it goes beyond my need to reconnect with her, to have her back in my life and fill the hollow part of my chest. But I couldn’t forget the little girl she had been; I shouldn’t forget the little girl she used to be.
Growing up with a junkie mother and nobody else, my neighbor, Brooklyn, had been my only happy place. I had taken care of her, and when I had left, I had to leave behind a huge part of me. I couldn’t do it again. I needed her. Once again, she’s the only person I want in my life, but I wasn’t sure if it was for all the right reasons.
Were there too many obstacles in the way?
Contemporary Romance standalone novel for readers over 18.
Stars: 3.5 – 4
This was a pretty good read. It had a lot going on. I’m not one for a lot of angst. I felt this book had just enough…. Which worked for me.
I also liked how this book had just enough of drama in it. It wasn’t over the top kind of stuff…. It was realistic.
With all that being said. There were however something’s I didn’t care for in this book. But, I’ll get to that at the end of my review.
Nolan and Brooklyn were next door neighbors. She was 6 and he was 12 when they first met.
They both didn’t have very good parents. And I think Nolan being the oldest wanted to look out for Brooklyn.
She was so young. He just wanted to protect her.
Over the years they spent a lot of time together. They knew each others secrets. They just got each other.
I think as time went on…. Nolan was starting to have feelings for Brooklyn. But her being so young. He never acted on it. He just continued to be her best friend.
Once Brooklyn turned 12 and Nolan turned 18. Nolan did a pretty selfish thing to Brooklyn.
He broke her heart. She had a hard time dealing with Nolan not being around. She kind of checked out…. emotionally.
Six years past and Brooklyn is now 18. She’s not that little girl anymore. She grew up kind of bitter by what Nolan did to her.
So when Nolan comes back into Brooklyn’s life. He just turns her world upside down. He was expecting I think for things to go back the way they were. Like Brooklyn would open her arms to him.
No… Nolan had to work to get Brooklyn’s trust back.
Nolan was really hung up about the age differences between them. It was getting kind of old for me. He needed to stop playing games with Brooklyn. He just couldn’t see Brooklyn as an adult women. When he left… She was a little girl.
It really freaked him out.
I loved her! She never acted like a little kid. And did dumb things. and She never backed down. She stood up for herself. She truly acted more mature than Nolan did. In certain parts of this book.
Especially when it came to her parents and Nolan’s mom. I can’t imagine living the way both Nolan and Brooklyn did. But not once did Brooklyn act like a child.
Overall I liked the story. But the one thing that kept holding me back was the whole going back and forth with the past and present.
It was messing up the flow for me. Because…. I really didn’t want to read 9yr old or 10yr old and up Brooklyn. Sometimes these kind of story lines work for me. But with such a big age gap between Nolan and Brooklyn. It was hard to not move past anything more than just a friendship with them.
There was a lot of back and forth going on in this book. It was hard for me to feel the attraction between Nolan and Brooklyn.
And it was kind of bugging me how Nolan kept bringing up the whole age thing. And I felt he was stringing Brooklyn along for a good chunk of the book.
They go back and forth for about 57% of the book. After 57% things start to really heat up between Nolan and Brooklyn.
Other than what I just said. I still enjoyed the book. It flowed easily. I read it in one sitting.
I would recommend this book to other people.
*ARC provided for an honest review*
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“I won’t push you away.”
His Adam’s apple jumped once and a smile brightened his face. My eyes landed on his pierced lower lip and a wave of lust punched me low in my belly. I cleared my throat, feeling uncomfortable with the pictures my brain conjured.
He came closer, erasing the little space separating us. I could feel the washed away denim of his blue jeans and his firm thigh underneath against my bare leg. I wanted to close my eyes and revel in his presence, in the feel of his body against me, but I didn’t. I kept my eyes open as he leaned into me and wrapped his arms around me. The lean muscles in his arms flexed, his bare and hot skin brushing mine. I felt naked in my tank top as his bare arms were doing things to me I never thought possible.
“Relax, Brooklyn. It’s just me,” he said in my ear, his thin lips and loop tracing the words against the sensitive skin of my ear. I never realized before how an ear could be so erogenous. I couldn’t believe it. I was in Nolan’s arms six years after he left. He was here, in my bedroom.
I took a deep breath and the smell of his clean clothes and the scent that was only him, assaulted me. I was taken back to six years ago, before I had to face the loneliness that was my life. Before I lost my best friend. But right now, I wanted to stay in his arms without thinking about his departure or the future. I wrapped my arms around his narrow waist and balled his t-shirt in my fists.
He relaxed against me and ran a hand up and down my back, avoiding the small of my back that was bared by my tank top which had ridden up. “It feels different,” he said, pulling away. He nibbled on the loop in his lower lip.
I nodded and smiled weakly. Losing the heat and weight of his arms around me made me feel depressed. I missed that kind of attention, of touch. Mike and all the guys before him never hugged me just because they cared about me. If they hugged me it was with the purpose to have me naked minutes later and while I was all for it, it was also difficult when you had nobody to give you a real, warm hug. I’d forgotten what comfort felt like.
“It’s different. We’re both adults now.”
About the author:
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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