Friday, May 3, 2013

A Review For Playing Patience By Tabatha Vargo

Sometimes all you need is Patience.

Life’s been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn’t quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together, but she’s a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world. Playing careless is easy, playing the bad guy can be fun, but playing Patience is impossible, especially when she can see right through him.

Zeke isn’t the only one who’s broken, and for the first time, in a long time, Patience feels alive. Her black and white world gets a shot of color when she meets Zeke. He’s unlike anyone she’s ever met with his tattoos, piercings, and blunt honesty. She wants nothing more than to let go and ride the wild side with him, but some wounds never heal and the broken pieces of Patience aren’t so easy to find.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***
My review:
I let this book marinate within for a couple days. I need to do this sometimes when I feel the need to think about a book. Playing Patience wasn't what I thought it was going to be, but not in a bad way. This story had parts in it mostly everyone can relate to. This is a story about two people who were served pretty shitty hands in life, and they were just trying to make the best and get by.
Patience: A good girl who comes from a family, who on the outside looks like they are perfect. Its like a chocolate covered piece of poo. It looks good on the outside then when you actually get into the middle, where all the nastiness lingers. That's when you get to shit filled middle. Patience is getting by on love alone, love for her sister and mother. She is an athlete and a good student. No one would guess the secrets she holds.
Zeke: Oh Zeke-- He takes bad boys to a new level! This is what a bad boy is too me. He oozes sex appeal and confidence--which he delivers.  He also is from a broken home, with secrets of his own. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks and the girl next door come together to find what they are missing in their lives, and help each other find themselves in the process.
This book touched my heart and really pulled me into the story. I felt what the characters were feeling, and I was crying big, fat, ugly tears. I gave this book the highest rating I could, but if there were more stars I would give it.

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