Book Title: Playing Patience
Author: Tabatha Vargo
Release Date: April 26th 2013
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Contemporary
I know I am not the only one who has been waiting for this day! All the teasers and edited photos giving me a taste of what author Tabatha Vargo has in store with this book, have made it a little difficult to stay patient (pardon the pun). Now it is finally here! Woot!
***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***
If you haven't seen this shmexy cover yet, allow me to share with you...
Yummo! Am I right?
Want to know more?
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.
You had me at tattooed-pierced-guitar player! There's always room for another book boyfriend with those qualifications. And if that isn't enough to convince you, take a look at this excerpt...
"She reached up, tucked her hair behind her ear, and bit at her lip like she knew what I was thinking. She closed her eyes and sighed when I ran my thumb across her bottom lip.
“I think I want to kiss you.”
There. I’d said it. It was out there and there was no taking it back. I hadn’t kissed a girl since I was fourteen. Mainly because it felt entirely too personal, but with Patience I wanted to be personal. I wanted to taste her in ways I hadn’t tasted other women, and kissing was the only way I could do that.
Her eyes widened, and her throat bobbed up and down as she swallowed hard. Her breathing accelerated as I gave her a minute to let my words sink it. If she wasn’t okay with being kissed good and hard, I was giving her plenty of time to say so. I had a feeling that once my mouth connected with hers it would take a lot for me to stop.
“I think I want you to kiss me,” she whispered.
I looked down at her sweet mouth and bit at my lip ring. I tilted her head up to meet mine and moved in. I let my lips skim hers and they were every bit as soft as they looked. A tiny noise escaped her mouth and I lost it."
Did I just make that noise?
Ahem, Right. Back to business.
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Here's a bit about the lovely author, Tabatha Vargo:
At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She's now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful seven-year-old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel, Wicked Fate, in May of 2009.
She's now pursuing her English degree and she hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.
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I know how I will be spending my weekend, so if you don't hear back from me real soon it's probably because I'm ...getting to know Zeke!