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Title : Six YearsAuthor : Stephanie Witter

Book Cover : Jo Raven

Release Day : June 9thCategory and genre : New Adult Contemporary

RomanceNovel length : over 100.000 words.


 Blurb :
They hadn’t seen each other in six years.
She’d always had a crush on him.
He’d only ever seen her like a little sister.
And now…he’s back.
I thought that he was a part of a distant past. I thought I didn’t feel anything for him now, but I was not so sure anymore. Having him back in my life, for however long it was, was making me see things differently. So many things had changed in the last six years and somehow I’d lost myself and forgotten all about my dreams.
My home life was still a mess, my personal life was nothing to boast about and when I see how successful he is, how everything he’d always wanted came true, I couldn’t help but feel lacking in a lot of ways. But he’s back and he needed me. I knew I was the only one who understood that part of his life, the only one he’s willing to share it with. My heart is still beating too hard and too fast for him and this time around, I was as much an adult as he was.
Having a six year age gap didn’t mean shit.
Being back in Riverdale was harder than I thought. I’d turned my back on that life, but there had always been that one girl in my head. Little B. Now she’s nothing like the twelve year old girl I’d last seen. She’s a young woman, gorgeous and sexy. I couldn’t stay away. There’s something drawing me to her and it goes beyond my need to reconnect with her, to have her back in my life and fill the hollow part of my chest. But I couldn’t forget the little girl she had been; I shouldn’t forget the little girl she used to be.
Growing up with a junkie mother and nobody else, my neighbor, Brooklyn, had been my only happy place. I had taken care of her, and when I had left, I had to leave behind a huge part of me. I couldn’t do it again. I needed her. Once again, she’s the only person I want in my life, but I wasn’t sure if it was for all the right reasons.
Were there too many obstacles in the way?

Contemporary Romance standalone novel for readers over 18.

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My Review

Six Years follows the story of Brooklyn and Nolan. Brooklyn has always been in love with Nolan. But a relationship between the two of them could never be. Why you ask? Brooklyn is 6 years younger than Nolan. Brooklyn hasn’t seen Nolan since she was 12 years old. When he left down, not only did he leave Brooklyn behind, but he also broke her heart. Six years have passed and Brooklyn is no longer the little girl she once was. Life hasn’t been too kind to her.

Nolan couldn’t wait to leave town once he turned 18. Brooklyn was the only happy thing in his life, but he needed to get away. He needed to do more with his life. One of his biggest regrets will be that he not only left Brooklyn behind, but he didn’t stay in touch. Now, 6 years later, Nolan has returned home. He claims he’s there just to see his sick mother, but he also wants to find the girl he left behind. He wants to try to reclaim their friendship. But, has too much time passed to get back their friendship? Will Nolan finally open his eyes and see that Brooklyn is not a little girl anymore?

Overall, I though Six Years was an ok read. I was in the mood for a really angsty read and this sounded like it was going to be the perfect read for me. It had a nice angsty start to it. Brooklyn all grown up, being a changed woman thanks to the life she’s been dealt. Seeing Nolan after all that time. The angst of their separation. The push and pull. Nolan coming to grips that Brooklyn isn’t a little girl anymore.

The things that I had a hard time with were some of the descriptions, especially with the sex scenes. There are certain words or phrases that frustrate me when they are used. I know that I am probably in the minority here, but it just didn’t work for me. I also found myself frustrated with Nolan a lot. I get and totally understand the internal struggles that he had and the issues he had to come to grips with. However, I felt like he was leading Brooklyn on. In the end, I was just left wanting more.

All that being said, I still found this to be an ok read. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. Even though Six Years wasn’t a grand slam for me, I’m still glad that I checked it out.

* I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the author, in exchange for an honest review*

Short Excerpt:

“I won’t push you away.”
His Adam’s apple jumped once and a smile brightened his face. My eyes landed on his pierced lower lip and a wave of lust punched me low in my belly. I cleared my throat, feeling uncomfortable with the pictures my brain conjured.
He came closer, erasing the little space separating us. I could feel the washed away denim of his blue jeans and his firm thigh underneath against my bare leg. I wanted to close my eyes and revel in his presence, in the feel of his body against me, but I didn’t. I kept my eyes open as he leaned into me and wrapped his arms around me. The lean muscles in his arms flexed, his bare and hot skin brushing mine. I felt naked in my tank top as his bare arms were doing things to me I never thought possible.
“Relax, Brooklyn. It’s just me,” he said in my ear, his thin lips and loop tracing the words against the sensitive skin of my ear. I never realized before how an ear could be so erogenous. I couldn’t believe it. I was in Nolan’s arms six years after he left. He was here, in my bedroom.
I took a deep breath and the smell of his clean clothes and the scent that was only him, assaulted me. I was taken back to six years ago, before I had to face the loneliness that was my life. Before I lost my best friend. But right now, I wanted to stay in his arms without thinking about his departure or the future. I wrapped my arms around his narrow waist and balled his t-shirt in my fists.
He relaxed against me and ran a hand up and down my back, avoiding the small of my back that was bared by my tank top which had ridden up. “It feels different,” he said, pulling away. He nibbled on the loop in his lower lip.
I nodded and smiled weakly. Losing the heat and weight of his arms around me made me feel depressed. I missed that kind of attention, of touch. Mike and all the guys before him never hugged me just because they cared about me. If they hugged me it was with the purpose to have me naked minutes later and while I was all for it, it was also difficult when you had nobody to give you a real, warm hug. I’d forgotten what comfort felt like.
“It’s different. We’re both adults now.”

About the author:
Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn’t wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn’t enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.


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