Friday, April 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: 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***


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.



Before I start my review I want to tell you a story.  Tabatha and I meet each other through Facebook.  She was a fantastic person, very funny and we hit off right away.  I was so excited when she asked me to beta read her first book Wicked Fate.  When I finished that book I told Tabatha (and this is true you can ask her) she would be a household name.  She laughed at the statement, but I totally believed it in my heart.  Then she told me about On Plus Side and I flipped with excitement. I could not wait to read it.  When I did get my hands on it Tabatha did not disappoint.  Again, I told her she was on the verge of being a household name.  Then came this book, Playing Patience.  Tabatha did not tell me much about this book until she asked me to read the first 10 chapters.  So I did and I was losing it.  Tears, excitment and love were the emotions I felt.  IT WAS ONLY THE FIRST 10 CHAPTERS.  When the book was done and Tabatha sent it to me, I did nothing but focused on this book.

When I finished it, I jumped on Facebook and contacted Tabatha.  These were my first words to her:

"This is the book that will set you apart from every other author. This is the book that will make you a household name."

That is the truth!

Onto my Review:

Best part of the book: I know that you think I am going to dive in and ooh and aahh over Zeke.  Well, you are half right because I love Patience so much too.  I have never felt so connected to two characters ever.  Zeke is broken, truly broken.  He has had a rough life but somehow he has pushed on.  Then Patience fell into his life.  Oh, Patience! Patience is a character that I physically wanted to grab out of my Kindle and hug and protect her. I love her.  I love that she protects her sister and mother.  I love that she will, literally, do anything for her family.  She does this and along the way she is the one that is hurt. 

When Zeke and Patience finally begin hanging together, without being in jail, they realized they needed each other.  Their strong, determined and broken personalities made them perfect together. With each chapter, my love for them both grew.  I could not get enough of their story. 

Not so great about the book: There is not one thing that is wrong with this book.  If you read it, you will understand what I mean.  This is Tabatha's masterpiece.


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