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Title: Skater Boy
Series: Patchwork House #1
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: Young Adult/Sport Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2019
Blurb
Rebels.
Misfits. Bad boys who rule the streets. Everyone’s welcome at the worst kept
secret in town, just as long as you don’t mind getting your reputation—and your
heart—a little dirty.
Welcome to
Patchwork House…
Patchwork
House is a boy’s club—a mean boy’s club. They made an exception for Tweetie
once, and they’re going to make another, because she’s coming home. After two
years away and one too many broken hearts, Tweetie swore off skaters—but she
never expected Flip.
Flip was
the most famous skater in the world until he traded his place at Patchwork with
the little girl whose life he ruined. Now Tweetie’s all grown up, and one
chance encounter brings them together. He knows the right thing to do is
disappear before things get ugly, but he never was very good at being good.
She’s back,
and so is he—all bets are off. Nothing will stop this bad boy from finally
getting his lost girl. They’re written in the stars, and it’s time she knows
it.
The first
lesson Flip taught Tweetie was how to fall.
It was also
the last thing she remembered when they met again, because she didn’t just fall
for him.
She
slammed.
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My Review

This book is so super special to me, because I grew up around skate boarders. I wasn’t nearly in the scene like this group, but I’ve always had a love for it! I don’t remember seeing any female skaters, so this was especially amazing to me. Ok that being said, HOLY SHIT BALLS THIS WAS GOOD! LOL. I loved every second of this. I was super sad that I couldn’t just sit down and binge (darn work), but I read as much as a could as often as I could to finish.

Tweetie, oh Tweetie. I adored EVERYTHING about Tweetie. I loved how she was a tomboy who had some of the same inner girly thoughts/wants/needs as the rest of us. I also loved how she had this amazing crew as men that helped raise her. Tweetie may have had a very different up bringing, but it was like she had these 3 big brothers always looking out. I adored their relationship with her so much, even though they were “corrupted” youth, they didn’t want her to be caught up in that same lifestyle. They were also her biggest cheerleaders. They made sure she did all of the skate competitions and even had done some questionable things when things didn’t go as they should have. That’s such an amazing family to have, even if it isn’t a traditional family. King really took the role of “big brother” so series, and he was one of my favorite people for that. I loved that Romeo was the one that they always had to reel in, he was just hysterical! And of course we have Daniel, I loved and hated how he always called her “little girl.” He was kind of the silent and noble type of the group.

Then we add in Flip. His involvement in this book was so instrumental. From the moment we meet him and see him interact with Tweetie I was totally sucked in. It was so far out there and very taboo, but his obsession with her was all consuming! For him and me! His devotion to her was just unparalleled, and I thought it was so brave of him to stay in the shadows. His involvement in her life though was astounding. I loved that he was there for everything, even if it were hidden away. Flip and King’s interactions were also very interesting. Their constant bickering and arguments created the perfect amount of drama. These men were both very alpha about Tweetie, it was kind of adorable. They both had so much to fight for!

Overall I couldn’t have asked for more. There were soooo many twists and turns, it made the for best possible roller coaster ride of emotions. Emotions in a book are my absolute favorite and there was no shortage of those. There were some pretty deep things going on in the background of this too, from being the “corrupt” youth in the 80’s, to women trying to be equal, to not giving up to “the man”, all of it was JUST SO PERFECT! I loved all of the symbolism and hidden keys in there. Everything about this just made it such an all around amazing book. Mary Catherine did such an amazing job with her writing. I truly didn’t want to stop reading and I CANNOT wait until we get to hear about King! Romeo and Daniel definitely have me curious too. I’m going to be on my toes waiting for the next and the next!!

Excerpt
“I’m so bad for you. If I was a good guy, I’d stop. I’d let
you be happy.”
I didn’t understand any of what he was saying, but the pain
I felt. Deep. In his rocky, strangled voice and his desperate, cracking eyes.
“Whatever it is I’ll understand. If you did something…if
something happened…I’ll understand.”
Tell me. Please.
Let me in.
His stare dug into me, and again I was certain he was
searching for something. I desperately wanted him to find it.
He exhaled, resigned.
“I’m not a good guy. I’m the fucking worst.” He captured my
face in his palms, grip sure and almost painful in its desperation. The way he
looked at me, I was sure he would kiss me. The way I felt, I was certain I
would let him.
But then, with slow and almost agonizing determination, his
lips came to my forehead. 
I was frozen. Mute. Struck dumb. Everything stopped working
all I knew was his lips on my skin. Soft and so tender, a complete contrast to
his grip digging into my skull.
He pulled back, pressed his forehead to mine, and looked at
me from beneath hooded lids.
“I’m going to put the awe back in your eyes,” he said, and
my breath caught. “You looked at me like I was a god once, and you’ll do it
again.”
Author Bio
Mary
Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake
City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality.
Don’t worry, she sends postcards.
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