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Put Me Back Together
By: Lola Rooney
Katie Archer knows how to lie fluently. She does it like a pro. She has been doing it for six years already. It started THAT night. No one really knew what happened that awful night, except for her. After that, she became a different person. Silent, opted to be alone, and stays under the radar. Instead of staying at home, she chose to go 3,000 miles away university and throws herself into art classes and ice cream. No boys, no real friends, all she has were herself and her twin sister Emily. And strictly no BOYS!
Then here comes Lucas Matthews in all his glory. Former basketball star-slash-manwhore-slash-hottie who came into her rescue. I did love their first meeting. She was pretty much adorable trying to recall what sport Lucas played into. Despite being attracted to him, she tries her best in ignoring him – although he is giving her a hard time already. He seemed to be present wherever she goes, not to mention that he is in her art class!
The walls that she built starts to crumble around her as Lucas walks into her life. It wasn’t easy, Lucas did all the hard work, but it was worth it. One problem though – both of them are keeping secrets. Katie had been lying for six years, can she tell him the truth? Now, her past was back, threatening her, leaving her messages and taunting her. Her past wants to get even.
Amidst all these, I was glad she had Lucas, he never judged, he proved how much she meant to him by staying and keeping her safe.
It caused the hair on my arms to rise. The suspense was creeping me out, and I was wondering who was after her, and what did she do to deserve the torture. When the secrets unveiled itself, it was mortifying, and I understood why Katie was punishing herself even though she didn’t deserve it. Then series of events begun to happen that had me on my seat, gripping my kindle, my heart was beating so fast, I wanted to go to the last page just to get all the suspense over with – but of course, I didn’t. I had to read through all those pages that ripped my heart out and the past begun to unfold, my heart goes out to her and the person she lost.
I loved how Katie’s character developed and how the story ended. She gained the strength and almost conquered the fear that she has. The ending was quite realistic as she still is trying to piece herself back together. What she had been through, what happened to her not just six years ago, but most especially in the present would take time before it would fully heal. But with Lucas on her side, as well as newfound friends and supportive family, the future looks brighter than it was.
It’s more than just the love story that surpass all the trials that is thrown at them, or the thrill of the chase – it’s the journey of the character towards forgiveness and moving on that made this story worth my while.
I'm Lola Rooney, romance writer and part-time hula hooper. For a long time I was a lonely girl who didn't believe in love. Now I like to write about lonely girls and the boys who make them believe in love. I enjoy cupcakes, dimples, hula hoops (obviously), writing in my tree house and flirting with sexy men (who have dimples).
When I'm not yachting the Mediterranean I call Montreal home.