Patrick Hayward’s never been a one woman type of guy, that’s why he never dates just one. However, still reeling the loss of the one woman he took a chance on falling in love with to his older brother, Patrick is enrolled—sequestered, if you asked him—at Stanford in hopes of breaking him out of his months long, beard growing, rootbeer chugging, hygiene impaired, funk.
Something breaks when a certain Emma Scarlett storms into his life his first week on campus as he’s suntanning and cat calling when he should be in class. Emma sees through his act and calls him out like she’s seen his kind a million times before, but Patrick knows he isn’t one of a million, he’s one in a million.
Intrigued by this fascinating creature that is ignorant to his charm, surrounded by four older brothers who look at Patrick like he’s a bug they could squish, and dating the same guy for the past six years who gives new meaning to the term territorial boyfriend, Patrick gravitates to her, knowing she’s everything he shouldn’t fall for.
So, of course, he can’t help himself.
Forcing the stars to realign and slapping fate in the face, Patrick takes matters into his own hands and finds a way to wrangle his way into Emma’s life at every chance. As Emma begins to open up to him, he’s about to discover she’s thwarted by as many secrets as he is.
But hers are the kind that make you want to keep your light on at night.
Patrick never could have imagined a more unhappy ever after for himself than the one he's about to face.
This book was perfect. If you thought William and Bryn's story was incredible then prepare for Awesomeness! How can you not when our main man here is Patrick FREAKING SEXY Hayward!
The book picks up a month after United Eden. Patrick has turned into a shell of himself after seeing the women he fell in love with marry his older brother. You would think Patrick was a jealous fool, but he's far from that. He's happy for William and Bryn but it doesn't stop his heart from hurting. After our lovely, optimistic, always smiley Joseph forced Patrick to go clean his smelly self and their father told Patrick to go to school everything changes for the better.
I think this is my favorite male point of view book. I found myself laughing, crying, and yelling at Patrick as I did when I first met him in The Eternal Eden books.
Emma is the perfect girl for him, I couldn't have picked someone better. She isn't afraid to call him out on the way he acts or the way he sat there and made 'inappropriate' comments at every girl who walked by him the first week of school instead of actually going to his classes.
One of my favorite supporting characters was Julia, Emma's best friend. She's her own soul and one hilarious girl. I hope Julia or Jules continues playing a role throughout The Patrick Chronicles because I absolutely loved her character.
All in all I absolutely loved Fissure. Patrick and Emma are extremely entertaining. Patrick cracked me up, and Emma, who always had a come back ready for him, kept me laughing. There was something undeniably sweet and innocent about their love for one another and I can't wait to see how things play out for them in the next novel in this series.
“Did you see that?” I asked, turning and looking behind me, letting her change the subject. “That was my ego just falling away. Do you think I should go back and get it?”
“Who are you, Patrick Hayward?” she asked, looking back at me slowly.
“Who do you want me to be?” I said, praying she’d tell me, knowing I’d be whatever it was she wanted.
“Save some for our guest!” Emma shouted, smacking as many hands away as she could. “And the woman who gave birth to you.” She fought a spatula out of Dallas’s hand and shot an elbow into Jackson’s side when he made his move for it. “And for the sister who prepared this feast for you barbarians.”
The door clicked open then, on cue, and two forms ghosted into the room, stacking themselves behind me. And then a third. William nodded his head in acknowledgement as he took his place beside Joseph and Nathanial behind me. - Patrick (I love how William showed up to support Patrick!)
Now this was something that would have been on my life list had I known it existed. Emma Scarlett chasing down her linebacker sized brothers, to inflict what kind of damage if she caught them I couldn’t guess at, because they’d chowed down on pie
“Of course it is,” I said, smiling tightly at her. “Now would you mind helping me find my jaw? It fell to the ground somewhere around here.”