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Sunday, April 28, 2013

GIVEAWAY/REVIEW: "Playing Patience" - Tabatha Vargo

*Giveaway at the Bottom!*
to my stop
on the 
"Playing Patience"
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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.***



“Playing Patience” by Tabatha Vargo

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

ZEKE MITCHELL! Oooh, how I love you! And Patience, you are just fabulous! I absolutely love these two characters from “Playing Patience.” From the outside, Zeke and Patience look like they live two completely different lives...but on the inside, their lives are a lot more similar than anyone wants to admit. 

Tabatha Vargo tells a beautiful and amazing 5 STAR story about two people who have been abused for years of their life, and end up finding love with each other. I loved reading this story and watching Zeke and Patience’s connection grow. From the very beginning, there was a special spark that could not be ignored between them. They both went out of their comfort zone for each other, until they found a comfortable place together. It was truly beautiful. Even with trying to fight the attraction and connection tooth and nail, they couldn’t. There was just something strong and special that wasn’t going away easily. It was fabulous when they finally let their hearts lead the way, instead of what they thought was right for one another. Zeke thought he wasn’t good enough for Patience, and she felt the same way. But, they really brought out the best in each other. 

I love reading a book about a bad boy rockstar, that really is a good guy on the inside. Zeke fits this description completely. He was dealt a crappy hand in life: losing his mother, being a punching bag to his drunk father, and live on the bad side of town. Zeke went through life with drugs, booze, sex, and his guitar. Patience faked her way through life with smiles, good grades, and crazy soccer skills - because of the abuse that she deals with in her own home, and her own loss she is preparing to deal with. Together, after building solid trust, they were finally able to be themselves - at least around each other.

I just loved everything about Tabatha Vargo’s “Playing Patience.” It was just great from beginning to end. The flirting, the trouble, the friendship, the unease, the fights, the trust, and the love. All of it - every word, and every line. I cannot wait to read more from Tabatha Vargo, and I wouldn’t mind reading a short story or prequel - something! - to get more of Zeke and Patience...or should I say, Snowflake?



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.


Tabatha's been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

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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Playing Patience by Tabatha Vargo

Playing Patience

by Tabatha Vargo

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*Thanks for stopping by! I hope you liked my review - sorry if it didn't make any sense to you. That happens sometimes when I like a book so much. I end up rambling because it's so good and I end up repeating myself! =D Make sure you enter the giveaways before you leave! I know I'd love to have a paperback copy of this book! Happy Reading & Writing!*


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