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  • ebook
  • 306 pages
  • Put Me Back Together
  • Lola Rooney
  • English
  • 10 December 2019

Put Me Back Together❮EPUB❯ ✻ Put Me Back Together Author Lola Rooney – Essayreview.co.uk You d Better Watch Yourself, Katie KatKatie Archer knows how to lie After six years, no one really knows what happened That Night Not even her twin sister Choosing a college , miles away from the trut You d Better Watch Yourself, Katie KatKatie Archer knows how to lie After six years, no one really knows what happened That Night Not even her twin sister Choosing a college , miles away from the truth, Katie throws herself into art classes and a love affair with ice cream Katie s biggest rule No boys EverBut there is the little problem of Lucas Matthews Former basketball star and total campus hottie, Lucas is the stuff girls have naughty dreams about and he has the reputation to prove it But that doesn Put Me PDF \ t stop liquid heat from running through Katie s veins every time she sees him You ll Never Get Away With ItLetting Lucas in is the hardest thing Katie s ever had to do And telling him the truth Impossible Then Katie starts to get threatening texts and she realizes Lucas is the least of her problems Her past has caught up with her and it wants to settle the scoreI m Coming For YouNow Katie must decide whether she wants to fight for her life, or leave everything including Lucas behind her forever.


About the Author: Lola Rooney

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 Lola Rooney is a pen name of Shayna Krishnasamy.


10 thoughts on “Put Me Back Together

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Initial reaction Yeah, I can t even say anything right now This story started well and it just devolved into the same typical New Adult melodramatic B.S that many titles devolve into for the sake of love I m tired of it I m seriously tired of it.Full review This is the kind of review I was hoping I wouldn t have to write this year, but even if I m the only person saying it, I think it needs to be said Before I do, I kind of want to start this review with a constructive point because I don Initial reaction Yeah, I can t even say anything right now This story started well and it just devolved into the same typical New Adult melodramatic B.S that many titles devolve into for the sake of love I m tired of it I m seriously tired of it.Full review This is the kind of review I was hoping I wouldn t have to write this year, but even if I m the only person saying it, I think it needs to be said Before I do, I kind of want to start this review with a constructive point because I don t want to turn this into a pure rant, but rather bring something constructive to the table on examples of where this kind of story would be done well, versus the one that was presented here This book made me angry, but I m trying not to translate all of that anger here, but I will say this is one of the reasons why I tend to think New Adult books do a terrible job of treating very serious and controversial issues It s like it s almost trivializing the very heavy themes it tends to deal with and milking it for the sake of the emotional rollercoaster.And I have very deep issues with a book trivializing the murder of a child for the sake of love More on that later.I knew from picking up Put Me Back Together that I would be in for a ride, and this is actually a book I thought I would really like The cover s beautiful I m always suckered in to books of this genre by pretty covers , and it does a good job of representing both the image of the hero and heroine I had for this book in my head Katie s actually bi racial Indian and Dutch , so that was also a cool inclusion to have, though I don t know how comfortable I was with the narrative in the way that it handled her biracial identity That s another issue I ll get into later.I knew Katie was a young woman with a lot of deep seated issues It s almost textbook New Adult cliches, and up to a certain point of this novel, I would ve said that was probably the only problem with it Katie tries to put the past behind her and tries not to involve herself in any relationships that would get her too close to the past It also doesn t help that a certain date is coming up to remind her of the events she wants to forget.But as Katie meets Lucas, the walls she s built up start crumbling down I even have to admit that I liked their chemistry in the beginning I somewhat forgave the rather typical opening where Lucas ends up breaking up a scuffle involving Katie, some drunk guys and a cat they were torturing that Katie only wanted to save, I still liked the way the narrative developed their rapport Lucas treats Katie well he s touted as a bad boy, but really he comes across as a clumsy oaf in spaces around her, and he genuinely likes and respects her Their scenes in the art class were among some of the gems the novel had to offer.The problem camewhen some of the familiar NA cliches started to rear their heads I could forgive the fact that Lucas had a past he wasn t proud of and even the reason behind that because he expressed remorse for it I could forgive the fact that Katie came across as something of a typical heroine who swears off any romantic ties because of her own past even if it was loosely drawn What I couldn t really forgive, in the beginning, was the rampant slut shaming It stuck out like a sore thumb in the narrative and even with the book having a solid premise for conflict already, it felt like just cheap divisions to not only create conflict between the hero and heroine, it just serves as a measure to undermine young women and their relationships in general I get that slut shaming happens in real life and the jealous sentiments that develop between females who are vying for the same guy or even people shaming a guy for his sexual expressions I really do If it s done in a way that presents the reality of it for what it is, I can get behind it, but not if it s glorified and made to undermine the expression of female and male sexuality in general and just as a measure for cheap conflict in a narrative That s not cool with me.Plus, it felt like this conflict slowed down the pace of the book for what it was building upon, so that was another point against it It probably would ve even been better if the narrative focusedon the overarching issues Katie was having with a contentious stalker associated with the events of her past I also had trouble with the presentation of Katie s biracial representation It seems like she s almost flippant with it, calling it a conversation killer everytime she brings it up and that people make a point of asking her about it And that was an annoying aspect too I almost feel like I could give Erin McCarthycredit for her recent book Believe in that at least the biracial identity issues werepositive in presentation there than here, because at least it was fleshed out and given weight in the protagonist s life there than it was with Katie s here I may be the only person who feels that way because I myself am a woman of color, but I don t know I seriously don t know.What infuriated me further after a time, as the presentation was quite unrealistic, is that Katie herself chose to ignore all these cues that would compromise her safety in relation to the events of her past At least until Lucas became involved, she wasn t even going to try to deal with it at all.And naturally, the only measure of actually dealing with the matter comes with a very vivid threat to Katie s safety, which she has a series of meltdowns over Lucas is honest about his issues, Katie s less than forthcoming up until a good ways into the book.I recoiled at the reveal of the actual events, to be honest with you It was somewhat foreshadowed near the beginning of the narrative, but I took it at first as something as a blatant display of shaming in the discussion which I didn t like , but I figured Oh Katie probably observed something along those lines, but she probably feels survivor s guilt over it all That s not necessarily what happened I feel like this narrative pushes aside the weight of what Katie s role in her past event, dismisses the morality and responsibility lines of Katie s actions, and makes it okay all in the name of love I probably would ve respected the narrative a lotif it actually dealt with Katie s guilt in a responsible way and didn t tie it up in a pretty little bow that Lucas and her parents were so forgiving of, because even if she didn t direct the event she really was dealing with someone who was unhinged and murdered for the sake of murder , the fact that she still lied about the events up until that point should ve still carriedweight And the fact that she lied to her twin sister about it and pretty much everyone in her life for about six years , but yet told Lucas at the drop of a hat And that her twin actually ended up getting caught in the crossfire and compromised in a huge way.Ican t.But no, even as Katie deals with the stalker person s brutal attacks and the attack against her is described in very gratuitous detail and is covered in blood, Lucas still sneaks in a passionate kiss and says he loves her despite it all While she s covered in the blood of the person she defended herself against.Give me a break I m not here for this melodramatic, violent B.S that trivializes the crime committed and ties up the love story in a pretty little bow that has the heroine healed by the love and forgiveness of the guy she s with Reality doesn t work that way, and I m honestly tired of the way that New Adult supposedly claims to represent reality and the emotional gravity of these situations in displays that are anything but, that don t even come with the responsibilities that they imply It s such an utter disappointment and offense to boot.And yeah, to close it off, it involves the murder of a child, but I can t saythan that Just that it s handled very shallow and irresponsibly I would ve respected if Katie s narrative hadself awareness in the way that Ilsa J Bick s The Sin Eaters Confession had with respect to its protagonist s guilt Bick s work is YA, but it does a fine job of showing the grief the protagonist feels in his confusion and responsibility for the death of another This book, in comparison, makes it seem like the death is secondary and easily resolved.So, honestly, from that measure of events, I can t recommend this book I can t recommend it at all Alongside the NA cliches and derivative measures, along with the offensive portrayal of a serious issue, it s not something I would read again and my thought isI hope NA in general gets far away from this kind of trivialization for the sake of a love story.Overall score 0.5 5 starsNote I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher

  2. says:

    This is honestly one of the most heartbreaking books I have ever read Honestly, at the beginning of the book I had many theories of what happened to her running through my head but the story and truth that is revealed was nothing I could ever possibly imagine What she must have felt, and the immense guilt she must have drowned in over the years would have killed me if i was in her position Yes, it may not have been her fault but I can understand her guilt filled mentality behind the incident This is honestly one of the most heartbreaking books I have ever read Honestly, at the beginning of the book I had many theories of what happened to her running through my head but the story and truth that is revealed was nothing I could ever possibly imagine What she must have felt, and the immense guilt she must have drowned in over the years would have killed me if i was in her position Yes, it may not have been her fault but I can understand her guilt filled mentality behind the incident I loved how Lucas dragged her out of her shell, and enabled her to face her past and finally reveal the truth after all those years And finding out what the other brother had to endure that night as well. if I was him I would have broken down years ago This is the story about how a lie can define the rest of your life and the ways in which we deal with our demons.Definitely a book to read

  3. says:

    Copy provided in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley WOW This story was not what I expected The past that Katie is trying to hide from and the lies she has told are nothing like I thought they would be An my heart broke when I found out what had happened I thought that what had been plaguing Lucas would have been something pretty big too, I mean it is but not like I thought That being said it is better that it wasn t because it would have been too much Katie has been lying for t Copy provided in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley WOW This story was not what I expected The past that Katie is trying to hide from and the lies she has told are nothing like I thought they would be An my heart broke when I found out what had happened I thought that what had been plaguing Lucas would have been something pretty big too, I mean it is but not like I thought That being said it is better that it wasn t because it would have been too much Katie has been lying for the past six years Lying to everyone even her sister No one really knows the truth No one really knows Katie Trust me you may think you can guess what happened but you will be wrong So very wrong I think even though she lies and tries to keep people away from her she has a very good reason to do so But Lucas made his way in and refused to leave He is on the book boyfriend list for sure He did so many things that were sweet but not overly done I really enjoyed both of these characters and I like how much Katie had grown by the end of the story This was a great mix of romance and mystery thriller

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Honestly, I can t believe I finished this book, but it was like something you just couldn t look away from I thought it was horribly poor taste, I may be in the minority, but that is how I feel I thought the events were handled in poor taste I can t even say muchother than the fact that it was just not a pleasant read for me If things were handled differently it could have possibly been salvaged for me, but truthfully I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Honestly, I can t believe I finished this book, but it was like something you just couldn t look away from I thought it was horribly poor taste, I may be in the minority, but that is how I feel I thought the events were handled in poor taste I can t even say muchother than the fact that it was just not a pleasant read for me If things were handled differently it could have possibly been salvaged for me, but truthfully I think Katie is just as responsible for the death of Tommy as Brandon I mean what 13 year old girl thinks that someone should be gutted like a fish I think that is called for a psychiatric intervention, its one thing that someone gets on your nerves, but to wish them dead and graphically describe it, its just unfathomable Sorry, it was just not for me

  5. says:

    ARC provided by NetGalley for Honest Review 4.5 Love Will Put You Back Together Stars Put Me Back Together was nothing like I expected Sure it was full of romance but the danger and pain from Katie s past is nothing I would ever have guessed At times I was horrified and equally curious, wondering how Katie could shelter herself away from life and lving when all it did was make herfearful Thus her and her twin move hours away from home, away from the bad memories, to start college and ARC provided by NetGalley for Honest Review 4.5 Love Will Put You Back Together Stars Put Me Back Together was nothing like I expected Sure it was full of romance but the danger and pain from Katie s past is nothing I would ever have guessed At times I was horrified and equally curious, wondering how Katie could shelter herself away from life and lving when all it did was make herfearful Thus her and her twin move hours away from home, away from the bad memories, to start college and hopefully move on Moving on is easier said than done for Katie Though her sister lives on campus, Katie doesn t like to be around people and pretty much barricades herself inside her apartment unless she has school or other obligations Lucas has his own share of demons haunting him Once the campus athlete, now Lucas is just your average student Well, if average students looked and behaved like him that is One could blame the chance meeting of Katie and Lucas on her love for ice cream The two end up meeting in a dark alley where they inevitably save a stray cat The first meeting was both comical and sweet, suggesting a gradual and epic romance between the two The one thing Katie will not do is confess her past, even her sister doesn t know the whole story The way the book is written, readers are given snippets of Katie s past, but for the most part we are clueless until the pieces start coming together I liked the gradual suspense element that was a bit frightening at times and in the end a bit anti climatic, but I enjoyed the story as a whole nonetheless There are some rather graphic description scenes from Katie s past Rather than give tons of detail just be wary of brutality and pure shocking moments bother you Overall I enjoyed Put Me Back Together There was no insta love and Katie s hesitance towards even talking to Lucas was refreshing When two artists come together like this you know at the end of the day your world will bevibrant and colorful Lucas and Katie struggle together to overcome their pasts and put faith in one another to succeed Neither expects love to be right around the corner, or for their demons to come back to haunt them However, they never expect the healing power of love to put them back together

  6. says:

    A whole lotta romance with a little bit of mystery, made this book an easy read and I fell in love with Lucas He surprised me I thought he would be an a , and a total player but he wasn t he was a caring guy, well, he doesn t have a collar, and he s so skinny I doubt he s eaten for a while Seems like he s your cat now He grinned at me like this was my lucky day Katie gets herself into some funny situations I sighed Lucas Matthews is a hottie, I said, and pulled open the front door A whole lotta romance with a little bit of mystery, made this book an easy read and I fell in love with Lucas He surprised me I thought he would be an a , and a total player but he wasn t he was a caring guy, well, he doesn t have a collar, and he s so skinny I doubt he s eaten for a while Seems like he s your cat now He grinned at me like this was my lucky day Katie gets herself into some funny situations I sighed Lucas Matthews is a hottie, I said, and pulled open the front door There, are you happy now I know I am, said a familiar voice fro out in the hall My stomach dropped as I heard Em let out a high pitched squeak and I turned slowly to face the doorway Hottie Lucas Matthews was standing at my front door Lucas they way he acts it s so suave, can you ask your sister to stop threatening to cut off my balls if I don t treat you right He s so sweet, and full of surprises, I knew I should have blindfolded you, he answered We re almost there, so don t get your panties in a bunch Or, actually, whatever you want to do with your panties is fine with me He grinned widely over his shoulder at me Katie has a few surprises for Lucas on her own, then I moved in close, my lips just next to his ear Did you really think I was going to let you go after you made me scream in the shower this morning I breathed, feeling his body tense I plan on spending the summer making you scream, too, over and over and over I let my hand trail down the front of his shirt

  7. says:

    This was fantastic Heartbreaking and fantastic Lately not many books have made me get that emotional, but this one made me cry And it s not because Katie and Lucas had a roller coaster relationship because they didn t Yay , but because of how horrible Katie s past was, and the huge weight it put onto her shoulders.The relationship is cute and Lucas was a sweetheart, but it wasn t what made this book so brilliant The element of suspense and the secrecy is what I really enjoyed As mentioned This was fantastic Heartbreaking and fantastic Lately not many books have made me get that emotional, but this one made me cry And it s not because Katie and Lucas had a roller coaster relationship because they didn t Yay , but because of how horrible Katie s past was, and the huge weight it put onto her shoulders.The relationship is cute and Lucas was a sweetheart, but it wasn t what made this book so brilliant The element of suspense and the secrecy is what I really enjoyed As mentioned before, Katie s past is horrific, and is revealed very slowly and then all at once I don t know if I am just bad at predicting things, but I did not expect the secret to be what it was Nor did I guess the other things that were revealed.I now have so much love for Lola Rooney Thank you, thank you, thank you For coming up with such an awful in a good way secret, thank you for writing it down for us to read

  8. says:

    A quick read, sort of a Twilight tone but without the supernatural It s a sweet romance, but the book s strength lies in the suspense created by the heroine s secret.

  9. says:

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Wow That was my first reaction after reading Put Me Back Together by Lola Rooney This book was so muchthan I had expected it to be Once I started reading, I could not put the book down Put Me Back Together took me on an emotional roller coaster ride of highs and lows I even found myself crying at certain points because Ms Rooney had created two char I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Wow That was my first reaction after reading Put Me Back Together by Lola Rooney This book was so muchthan I had expected it to be Once I started reading, I could not put the book down Put Me Back Together took me on an emotional roller coaster ride of highs and lows I even found myself crying at certain points because Ms Rooney had created two characters that I truly came to care for and wanted them to reach their happy ending Katie is a college student with a big secret She has been lying to everyone for six years and she has allowed her secret to monopolize her life Katie continues to put up emotional walls from those she cares about, even her twin sister, because of the secret and the guilt she carries Then along comes Lucas who just starts to chip away at those walls Lucas has his own secrets that haunt him which is why he got Katie I really liked Lucas as a romantic hero He didn t step in a slay Katie s dragons for her, he just provided the love and emotional support that she needed to slay them herself I found the growing romance between Katie and Lucas quite believable Their love grew slowly over the course of time and Ms Rooney provided details that helped me understand how each was able to fall in love with the other Nor were either character perfect They had flaws and several times had to deal with the consequences of those flaws It helped make Katie and Lucas real In addition to the sweet romance, Put Me Back Together offered a suspenseful storyline Small hints were dropped throughout the book as to what Katie s secret was As an avid reader, I can usually figure out where an author is headed with a plot I was so sure that I knew what the big secret was But Ms Rooney surprised me Put Me Back Together offered me something original and I really appreciated that.The writing style was terrific Katie and Lucas were young college students and their actions and even dialogue was appropriate for their age The story flowed naturally and the book s ending satisfied me completely.Put Me Back Together is Ms Rooney s debut novel and I was quite impressed I will definitely be looking forbooks by her

  10. says:

    This is how an author does New Adult well.I read so many books, for professional and personal reasons, that when I come across generic books, they tend to run together in my mind Thankfully, I didn t have this type of experience at all with Put Me Back together This book was entirely unlike anything that I d read before, and I found the story totally engrossing Katie is such an interesting character I felt that Ms Rooney doled out details about Katie s pre university life at a good pace Sh This is how an author does New Adult well.I read so many books, for professional and personal reasons, that when I come across generic books, they tend to run together in my mind Thankfully, I didn t have this type of experience at all with Put Me Back together This book was entirely unlike anything that I d read before, and I found the story totally engrossing Katie is such an interesting character I felt that Ms Rooney doled out details about Katie s pre university life at a good pace She teased that there wasto know, but delivered new bits of information at regular intervals And Lucas HOW MUCH DID I LOVE LUCAS A metric tonne can you tell that I was thrilled to read a book that takes place in Canada The mystery of what happened back in Kingston and why Katie feels complicit, to the point of not taking steps to protect herself from a determined stalker, is handled well and just adds to the book s overall awesomeness Lucas s backstory is also complicated and fascinating A lot of authors seem to think that New Adult books just require random tragedy, but everything that happens in this book felt necessary to the story, and not gratuitous or as if added merely for shock value This book is a thing of beauty to read The grammar is perfect, the dialog sounds like it was written by a person who actually has had conversations before, and the emotion of the story felt incredibly real to me I came toto buy whatever else Ms Rooney had written in the past and was dismayed overjoyed to see that this is the first thing that she has published I m sad that I ll have to wait, but I hope that this book marks the beginning of her long and fruitful publishing career.I received this book free of charge through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review and my most worn out marbles

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