New Release, Review, and Giveaway: Six Years by Stephanie Witter

New Release, Review, and Giveaway:  Six Years by Stephanie WitterSix Years by Stephanie Witter
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Friends to Lovers, New Adult, Romance
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Synopsis

Synopsis

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.

Brooklyn

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.

Nolan

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.

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

My Review

“Maybe I want to put you on your knees with lust.”

I first saw the cover of Six Years several months ago, read the synopsis, and thus began my captivation of this book. I have been anticipating its arrival since. Thankfully, those months of anticipation were not a disappointment, but led to a tremendous read that totally swept me off my feet. Although not her first publication, this is the first book I have read by Stephanie Witter, and I look forward to reading many more from her in the future.

“I wanted to keep you some more. I wanted you so much more.  Needed so much more.”

We begin with a letter that only makes us scratch our heads in wonder as to how it could fit in the story.  Soon after there is a return, and we get the first real glimpse of our main characters.

“You’re my exception, the one person I never could forget, the one person I can’t resist, the one person able to see all of me and still be there, wanting me even more.”

Nolan is now a famous writer who has returned to his hometown due to some family issues that have arisen. He is content in his life and in the direction which it is headed. He has more than enough income and a social life with which he is pleased.  But, he can’t hide from his unsettled past when he comes face-to-face with it again.

“Perfection is what one makes it up to be and to me, you’re perfect. Nobody will be as perfect as you are.”

Brooklyn is a young lady who has had dreams and aspirations, but has struggled to remain afloat after experiencing disappointments.  She has never forgotten the one person who protected her, lifted her spirits and made her feel loved.    

“I love you. I love you like a man loves a woman.  I love you with all my heart. I love you with every cell of my being.”

Told in dual points of view in the present and Brooklyn’s view of the past, Six Years was a phenomenal friends to lovers romance story.  My heart became so attached to the characters of Nolan and Brooklyn. I must admit that in the initial part of the story I had a very difficult time assimilating the main characters in their younger years to the characters they became in the present. I think this was especially true for Nolan. However, by the end of the story, the past and present met together in a passionate kiss and I was able to see the entire progressive picture from who they were to who they became; it was magical. The angst and sexual tension in the story had me talking to myself. There was nothing more I wanted than to see a happy ending for these characters to whom I had fallen in love.  But, until the moments of resolution, I felt as though my heart was continuously and forcefully taken out of my chest and toyed with in such an impactful way. The characters were complex and well-rounded, even considering the young age of Brooklyn in the story.  As if I was not already hanging on every word in the story, I reached the end, and it cocooned me in such a happy ending that I didn’t want to leave.  So, I re-read some of my favorite parts and basked in the afterglow. 

“Leaving you hurt me so much because you’re a piece of me.”

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.”

Six Years Teaser #15-1

 

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5 Stars

About Stephanie Witter

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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