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His confidence on a hiatus, his swagger on sabbatical, and his ego bruised, Patrick Hayward is a shell of the man he once was. Cursing at and writing off love after the only woman he let himself fall for wound up marrying his older brother, Patrick enrolls himself at Stanford hoping college life, the California girls, and the epic surf will get him back to his free-spiriteHis confidence on a hiatus, his swagger on sabbatical, and his ego bruised, Patrick Hayward is a shell of the man he once was. Cursing at and writing off love after the only woman he let himself fall for wound up marrying his older brother, Patrick enrolls himself at Stanford hoping college life, the California girls, and the epic surf will get him back to his free-spirited, ladies-man-extraordinaire self. Just when Patrick feels the shadow of himself returning, Emma Scarlett enters his life, seeing through his shenanigans and calling him on his crap. Intrigued by this fascinating creature who is ignorant to his charm, surrounded by four older brothers that look at Patrick like he's a bug to squish, and dating the same guy for the past six years who gives new meaning to the term territorial boyfriend, Patrick gravitates to Emma, knowing she's everything he shouldn't fall for.So, of course, he can't help himself.It doesn't take long for Patrick to discover Emma has as many secrets as he does. And hers may be just as dark as his.This time, falling for the girl could not only break his heart, but his spirit. FISSURE is the first installment in the two part series, THE PATRICK CHRONICLES, and is a side story to the best-selling YA series, THE EDEN TRILOGY. The final installment, FUSION, will be released in the summer of 2012....

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ISBN : 13502274
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Number of Pages : 265 Pages
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Fissure Reviews

  • *TANYA*
    2018-12-12 20:17

    3.75 stars. The story is great. The characters are endearing. But it feels like a freshman attempt at writing. I shall read the next. Lol.

  • Christy
    2018-11-26 23:30

    “There weren’t perfect people, nor were there perefect lives or perfect relationships. There were however perfect moments. And this was one of them.” I am officially a Patrick Hayward fan! You wouldn’t be able to tell it from the very beginning, but this guy is funny, charming, sarcastic, flirty, but a gentleman, and sweet. Patrick is getting over heartbreak. He has spent a month holed up in his brothers guest room when his dad insists he goes to college. He packs up and heads to Stanford. The first few weeks he is there, school is not a priority. Checking out girls however, totally is. That is how he meets Emma. She gives him a little piece of her mind. He decides he wants Emma, but there is a problem. His name is Ty- her possessive ass of a boyfriend. Not only that, but she has 4 overprotective older brothers. 
Luck would be on Patrick’s side when he starts attending his classes and gets paired with Emma on an unconventional school project about love. They are forced to go on ‘dates’ and spend time together. You can tell they are both starting to fall hard for each other, but Ty is still in the way. It is hard to understand why an awesome girl like Emma would chose to spend six years of her life with a tool like Ty, but after reading the whole book and getting Emma’s back story, you start to understand. Patrick and Emma become good friends, but things get complicated between them. Patrick is not giving up trying to be with Emma without a fight. Oh Patrick- this story was told from Patrick’s pov. Absolutely loved him and his swoony snarky self! Emma is a good girl for Patrick, she just has trouble getting over her past and letting him in her life. Their relationship was great. And on a side note, I really loved all the brothers and Emma’s gothy, but fabulous roommate Julia. I love PNR books, but this one wasn’t much on the paranormal side... maybe we’ll get more in the next book. I haven’t read Nicole Williams Eden series, but after reading Patricks story, I can tell you I will be reading them in the near future! An enjoyable book, looking forward to start Fusion! Lets hope Patrick and Emma get the happy ending they deserve! A solid 4 star read for me!!!

  • Natasha
    2018-11-30 21:22

    Here's Patrick and Emma's first meeting in a nutshell:Emma: "Hey don't be so silly, ok! You big sillyhead full of silly!"Patrick: "Shit yo legs are nice. You gots a boyfriend? WHATEVA. Doesn't stop me, because I got money that I roll around in every night, laughing hysterically!"Emma: "Wow okay sorry I was so incredibly mean and rude the first time. It's just that my boyfriend likes to beat the living tar outta me but I shouldn't have called you a sillyhead."Patrick: "WHATEVA. Wanna go for a ride in my really sweet car?"Emma: "Well okay, but only if you promise to be nice to my abusive boyfriend, who somehow my protective family of older brothers really like." Full Review Here:Alrighty. So at least reading what this book was about, I was really excited for it. I, however, have not read the Eden series, or even heard about it.. so I guess I'm missing a step along the way and maybe that's why I couldn't fully get into this book. I made it to chapter 9 and had to stop. Maybe the book gets way better? I have no idea. I don't really care to find out.I thought Patrick was charming, but kind of a brat. I agree with a lot of other reviewers saying it's strange how he's so depressed about losing Bryn to his brother, sees some nice legs and falls in love with them instantly. It's not the kind of romance that I can believe. I wanted him to be a bit more tortured over it, like the beginning of the book implied.I could probably overlook all of these things had it not been for Emma. I've heard the story a million times before.. poor tortured wall flower that's mistreated by her big, mean boyfriend with daddy issues. I see the abuse. You want me to believe in a strong female character that's smart enough and strong enough emotionally to "protect" herself from someone like Patrick but is a human punching bag for her DB boyfriend? Nope. Unrealistic. Also I just hate weak lead females. I find it uninspired and this story got very predictable very fast.Also, what's the deal with Ty? He's portrayed as a giant, dumb oaf. A giant dumb oaf that somehow gets into Standford? Oooookkkk. Overall, boring plot and lame characters.

  • Melissa
    2018-12-11 00:30

    4.5 STARS!! I rounded up :)Okay so truly I, like every other female, am a huge fan of Patrick Hayward. His cocky, classically dressed, uber sarcastic self is total swoon-worthy and I would pine after him all damn day if he was real. So with that, I approached this book knowing that I would love it and I did. I really did. However... I think I will enjoy Book 2 WAY more because the plot, although was necessary and good in its own way, was sort of slow and minorly tiresome at points. I don't mean to be nit picky, but its not quite something I would consider a 5-star-piece-of-amazingness, but I KNOW without a doubt in my mind Book 2 will be. I also think I wanted more action and more Immortal bad-assness and since Patrick is living in the "real" world you obviously aren't going to get that much of it. **Possible Spoilers - You have been warned**The things that have me itching for Book 2 faster then an infestation of lice *squirm* 1. The meet-cute between Emma & Bryn - HOLY HELL this is gonna be fantastic. Never been more excited for 2 females to meet :) 2. The Jail situation with Patrick and his convenient ability to teleport.3. His lovely little truth reveal to Emma at the very end of the book. I want to know how long she ponders that ability & what she makes of it over in her head. 4. The hopefulness that Ty Steel gets his ass handed to him and he finds himself the unwilling participant of a "loving relationship" while behind bars. 5. *Crossing Fingers* that I will get to see ALL 4 of the strapping Hayward men happily married & united forever to their betrothed. This insinuates Emma at some point becoming an Immortal and maybe even her crazy pack of amazing brothers. But what is to become of her Mom is unclear :(6. The obvious impending Immortal bad-assness that will commence with all the brothers back in the picture. I have never speculated so much before for a future book!! This just shows you that Nicole has an amazing way at keeping you on your toes with her storyline and she is great at being unpredictable. I LOVE IT!!

  • Sheryl
    2018-11-26 00:25

    Oh Emma.... your story hit way too close to home for me...i realised at 25% into this book what was happening to you.. well because i've been there...it made me cry... BUT, Patrick, you are seriously the MAN, not only are you cool, funny (HELLO, one liners, ZING!) but what you did shows the mark of a true man *SWOON* and NOW i have to wait till the US summer to find you what happens next???!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! You both deserve your HEA and i am PUMPED to find out how you get it!

  • Liz
    2018-12-03 23:38

    THE WAIT FOR THIS BOOK IS KILLING ME! I'm going through withdrawals myself. I need another Hayward fix after rereading the trilogy! Edit: ohmygoodness!!!!!! The cover is to die for! Patrick hayward you charmer.....

  • Ren
    2018-11-26 17:41

    I have no words right now.... I loved Nicole Williams' Eden trilogy and was sooo stoked when I found out she was writing a book about Patrick. Hottie-patottie Patrick!! This book made me laugh so hard...I'm surprised people didn't think I was insane. This book will make you think William Hayward who?? LOL I love them both still. UGHH Why can't Patrick Hayward be real?? haha. Emma is a spunky chic, I love her too!I totally agree with Nicole when I say this would be the perfect Patrick! Swooning and drooling :-)

  • Lindsay
    2018-11-15 21:37

    This was excellent, just because I love Patrick, but I can tell the next one will be action packed Hayward goodness!

  • Melissa
    2018-12-01 18:22

    In Nicole Williams' Eden series, we follow the story of Bryn Dawson and her swoon worthy, perfect, every bit of a man, William Hayward. In Fissure, we get a story of William's every bit as swoon worthy brother, Patrick. I fell in love with Patrick with the little bit of him we got to experience in the Eden series so I was overly excited to read a story that was not only dedicated to just him but is also told from his perspective. *insert girly squeel here* While it is not necessary to read the Eden series before this one, I think it is beneficial so that you know the background of the story and characters. This story picks up approximately a month after United Eden in which Patrick had professed his love to Bryn right before she was betrothed to William, the love of her life and Patrick's brother. Not surprisingly, Bryn chose William but this left Patrick with a big whole in his heart that he didn't know how to fill despite the many women that would no doubt line up to try and help him fill it.In an attempt to get him out of his funk, Patrick's father enrolls him at Standford. Patrick is not amused with this idea and spends the first couple of days lounging around campus, cat-calling as the co-eds of Standford passed by on their way to class. When he finally does attend class, he ends up sitting next to the one person that had the nerve to call him out during his cat-calling escapades, Emma Scarlett...and her big, beefy boyfriend of 6 years.Patrick soon finds that Emma is to be the one to fill the void in his heart, however, her, her boyfriend and her brothers do not make this an easy feat for Patrick. I loved this book, I love Nicole's writing style and I so love Patrick's wittiness. This book has romance, it has action, and it has a little bit of paranormal. I so badly wanted to give it 5 stars. I agonized over it but I just couldn't put that last star to it for a couple of reason's. First, it wasn't until the ending that I found myself not able to put the book down. The ending is very action packed, but I would like to have seen more of that throughout the rest of the story. Second, I really, really would have liked to have seen more of the paranormal aspect of the story with the immortality show through. However, I have no doubt that we will witness more of this in the next installment of the Patrick Chonicles, Fusion.

  • Erica Alyson
    2018-11-30 19:28

    Okay I am in love with Nicole Williams it is official. Crash, Clash, and The Eden Trilogy were amazing yes. But Fissure floored me it was beyond Amazing!!!!! In my last review I said Nicole was in my top 3 favorite authors, after reading all these book she wins! She is #1!!!!!I always loved Patrick Hayward! I felt bad for what happened with him William, and Bryn (but not too bad because they all ended up where they belonged). Patrick grew so much in this book and I fell further in love with him. All the Hayward boys are just amazing!I love their sense of family and protecting others. Emma frusterated me at times. But then I realize she is a character in a book that doesn't know what I know so I would act the same way she did. She is sooo strong and special. I would love to write more but I MUST start Fusion now!!!!

  • Roxana
    2018-12-01 20:25

    Abso-freaking-loved it!!! I KNOW for a fact that I don't have enough words for me to explain or describe just how much I enjoyed this book. From Patrick's conversations with him self, to the easy-going banter that he had with Emma... He is by far, my favorite male character... LOVE him, LOVE him, LOVE him!!! He's just too sweet and caring! I can't wait for Fusion...

  • Nancy
    2018-11-30 01:42

    Loved it!

  • Joanna
    2018-11-22 00:35

    "But I won't go,I can't do it on my own,If this ain't love, then what is?I'm willing to take the risk..."(He Won't Go by Adele)THIS song is like the very definition of how in love Patrick Hayward is to Emma Scarlett. Yes! Knowing Patrick, he was heartbroken from the start of this book. As in acting like his room is a prison for months with a growing facial hair kind of heartbroken. What I really like about Patrick? Well, he is very sincere with his actions and feelings. He is cocky in a very charming way. He is absolutely swoon worthy! Most importantly he is very focused on things or person that are valuable to him. As for Emma, i can tell you that she's sweet and has backbone of strength in some way, i guess. But I don't like that she's scared and too afraid to to do something for herself.Ok, explaining the song above. This story frustrates and makes me want to throw things at the same time get all mushy for how romantic it is. You see, Patrick here is a person who doesn't give up that easily. He continues to fight for Emma and doesn't want to let go. He is all about taking risk for someone that he LOVES. And that is a really good thing! What frustrates me is that Emma can't seem to see anything! I know she's scared of her beefy/disgusting boyfriend. But, come on! I just want her to dump that stupid guy already! Being in Patrick's head makes me want to hug him! Imagine yourself heartbroken and then you found the love of your life for real this time. Problem is that person wants you to stay away and is already taken. You know for a fact that because he/ she is with someone else, you will assume that he/ she will always choose that person. But you, being the stupid one, can't seem to figure out how to just forget and stay away. It's like getting rejected outside is not enough but you have to be rejected inside your head all the time too. Am I even making sense? Maybe. sometimes I can be really confusing. "The waiting for nothing, my efforts in vain, my heart shattered. Was the possibility of losing the girl to another guy --again-- worth it?"Another sad thing being in Patrick's head. He's scared too. I just don't understand how can someone get from being rejected by being in love for the first time then get rejected again just because he made the same mistake of falling in love again? It's like getting run over by a truck over and over again. That's just not fair! Anyway, to avoid spoilers I'm gonna stop my rant here.As for being in Emma's head. Gosh. She had a rough time in her childhood. She also had a major bad case of a boyfriend relationship. It's like my head is singing Paradise by Coldplay everytime I'm imagining being inside her head:"When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her reach so She ran away in her sleep and dreamed of Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise Every time she closed her eyes"I just can't imagine how someone could stand that kind of life for YEARS! If I was her I would definitely leave that asshole boyfriend and give Patrick a chance. But well, I wasn't her so what can I do right? ha! I know that she's also scared of all the bad things that's happened in her life. She also feels lowly about her self. But come on! What about happiness? Don't be such a martyr and fight for what you deserve woman! If you see someone coming to your life and being all prince charming and acting like a punching bag for your stupid boyfriend to punch on, and buying all kinds of girl I MEAN GIRL GIRL stuff and a laptop, you should marry the person. Well not immediately, okay maybe just let that person have a chance with you!This is soooo frustrating! Gah, Makes me wanna pull my hair out kind of frustration. But it's still good. :)(Oh and by the way, I am picturing these two as Patrick and Emma: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone)[image error]and this is how i pictured them on their first date:

  • Shannel
    2018-11-18 19:36

    I actually took a few days to think about what I wanted to say about this book. I’m a huge fan of Nicole Williams, and all but stalked her during the release of her Eden series. I have to admit I was hesitant to get sucked back in but I am so glad I caved.I forgot just how much I love the Haywards.Switching from a female narrator (Bryn) in the first series, we get our first real glimpse into the mind of a male Hayward. The contrast between the two is almost as opposite as you could get. Bryn was very emotional, driven by a lot of her feelings towards her now betrothed, William Hayward. In this new series, Patrick is snarky, a self-proclaimed ladies’ man and is so heartbroken it’s driven him into a stupor.“Because if I won, my brother lost, and the only person I loved more than her was him.”In his attempts to get over the only girl he’s ever loved (and is now his sister-in law) he enrolls in college. Patrick is the type of guy that shows up to class only to see if there were any hot “laaadies” in it. After carefully putting up his walls to protect himself, he meets a girl that just about sends his foundation to the ground.Emma is a good girl with a troubled past. She has four, fiercely protective brothers and a long-term boyfriend that is so creepy, he actually made my skin crawl. After being paired for an assignment, the two are literally asked to date each other in the name of science and despite doing everything he can think of, Emma has a hard time letting Patrick into her life.This love story was so frustrating, romantic and every bit amazing. I found myself rooting so hard for them and what I thought would be the biggest hurdle (his being Immortal, and her being not) turned out to be a speed bump compared to what they had to face in book 1. But through everything, he continued fighting. Emma’s lippy, goth roommate Julia said it best:“You know what I hear when people say they have nothing in common with the person they want to be with? […] A coward making chickenshit excuses.”My three favorite aspects of the book were:1. The romance. Can’t. Get. Enough.2. Patrick’s snarky attitude. I actually found myself laughing (out loud, mind you) while reading. This Hayward has a way with one-liners and zingers.3. The family bonds. Both Emma and Patrick are extremely close to their brothers. And their bond touched a special place in my heart. I know what it’s like to want to drop everything to protect my siblings and this trait in our lovebirds, only made me love it more.I’m ready for part two, because frankly I still have so many questions and fears for them. I’m hoping for my happy-ever-after ending and I hope book 2 delivers!

  • Christina Rodriguez
    2018-12-07 00:44

    AHHH! what can i say about Fissure?! I literally feel high on Patrick! :-) Gah I missed him! 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! Okay Okay on to my review....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 the Hayward men interfere and bring him out his "funk" Patrick is sent to the world of mortals in their 20s. College.After slacking off and being called out on it by a girl with the "sexiest" legs he's seen Patrick stumbles upon Emma. Little does he know that Emma will be his other half in all ways he didn't see coming. When Emma seems to call him out on all his "crappy lines" Patrick can't help but be intrigued with her and little by little comes to terms that he is truly and utterly in love with her. Now if only things would be that easy....Enter Ty Steele. Emma's incredibly despicable boyfriend. From the first line you know that this guy is the devil incarnate. From his way of speaking to her in public and the "volleyball bruises" Emma hides. Unfortunately Emma is good at hiding and Patrick trusts that she wouldn't lie to him. So throughout the book we have to see a scared Emma defending her terrible "boyfriend" and pushing Patrick away. I swear I wanted to wring her neck every time she refused Patrick's help. I wanted Patrick to show her that he was invincible, unfortunately we don't get to see that in this book.Patrick tries every which way to show her he loves her but each advance is blocked by Ty which is then blocked by Emma. After being fed up Patrick finally lays it all out and is rewarded, FINALLY, with a very much in love Emma. Unfortunately Ty isn't so easily accepting of that. Cut to the chaos in the book and then ending (I won't ruin it. Read and find out.)...I LOVED LOVED finally being able to see more of the Hayward brothers! Gah, i missed them! I squealed when they finally made their appearance! :-) I can't wait to see what happens next in The Patrick Chronicles! BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't put our Patrick in orange, Nicole! I just couldn't bear it. :-) I hope in Fusion we are able to see more of the Hayward's and the Immortal world. I think Emma will be a great Immortal! Emma and Patrick's story has so much potential that three books would suffice to cover it. (hint hint) :-)

  • Alyssa
    2018-12-01 00:27

    Basically, Patrick is in a deep depression because Bryn United with William, even after Patrick confessed his love for her. So the book opens up with Patrick in a deep, dark place of despair. Joseph then comes in and tells Patrick to get off his butt and start living again. Of course, any scene with Patrick and Joseph together is a chance for comedic relief.Patrick's dad then comes along and tells Patrick that he needs a fresh start, a new beginning to find what he's looking for; Patrick is sent off to college. At Stanford, instead of going to class Patrick lounges in the California sun and admires the leggy girls on campus. The only girl who doesn't fall so easily under his charms is Emma. At first she seems like the perfect girl for Patrick; she talks back, she's spunky, apparently has great legs thanks to playing on the volleyball team, and isn't a ditz. But first impressions can be deceiving. Patrick falls in love with Emma right away, the only problem is that Emma already has a boyfriend, a BIG one on the football team. Also, Emma has a secret she isn't too keen on telling anyone, especially not Patrick. You can pretty much guess what her big dark secret is very early on. All of the signs were there. Kind of annoyed me that the characters couldn't put it together (although that would make for a shorter book). *SPOILER*[Emma annoyed the heck out of me. I never did understand why people would stay in an abusive relationship...for 6 YEARS!!! I will always love Patrick, but I did not expect him to fall for a girl like Emma.]Basically the rest of the book consists of Patrick pining over Emma, Patrick trying to charm Emma over, Patrick showing up to save the day, and Patrick learning of Emma's secret, then dealing with that secret. It's not a terrible book at all, I just wasn't Emma's biggest fan. She kind of ruined the book for me.

  • Misty
    2018-11-25 22:36

    I absolutely loved this book. I can't wait to read the second half of Patric and Emma's story. The author did such a phenomenal job you felt like you were in the world with her characters. Emma's character was so heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time. You couldn't help but root for her and Patrick and pray that he saw what we saw and got her away from everything terrible that was happening to her. I can't wait to see what immortality holds for her in the next book. I find these two characters to be so perfect for one another. They complement each other so well. There were points in this book where I laughed in the middle of a quite room and my family stared at me like I was crazy...and parts that brought tears to my eyes. I loved that I felt a part of this story and can't wait for this summer so I can see how the two of them move forward together.

  • Jay Gayod
    2018-11-18 20:46

    Confession: I didn't like The Eden Series.It was too...sappy?Too wordy, Bryn was too obsessed with William and Patrick was too quick to fall in love but I liked the story.I also liked the concept of Immortals.Now, this isn't supernatural shizznack.This is all about Patrick changing.And root beer.I laughed at Patrick consuming so much root beer. It was...I don't know...adorkable? Sorry for using this term when it's from another book but it stuck to me.Anyway, Fissure was more my preference. I confess, I skip Patrick agonizing over Emma but I still liked it.I hope to high heaven that the second book will live up to the first one.Keep it up Williams! Good job!

  • Louise
    2018-11-24 19:26

    This is def a series I think I'm gonna like.. a lot.. Its told from Patrick's POV (1. person) and it was very believable and fun... and surprising already from page one more or less :) It wasn't an intense read, but I still found myself not wanting to put it down simply because I enjoyed it so much.. The book was an introduction to Patrick and Emma, who they are and what they stand for (and of course how they meet :D) And I can't wait for the next book in line to come out so I can find out how their lives together are gonna turn out...All in all a sweet, fun and swoon worthy read :)

  • Delphina
    2018-12-11 00:36

    I love Patrick and adore Nicole William's works. I had been waiting for this release for quite some time. I read it all the first day because, frankly, I had no will power to stop. The only qualm I have with this book is that I really wanted to see more of the paranormal elements. I am sure book two will go there and will make me love this one even more. You do not need to read the Eden trilogy to read this book and understand it, but it is such an amazing series, that I would :). I will be buying the second half of this story the day it comes out.

  • Debbie
    2018-11-21 00:43

    Ok Nicole I feel I need to inform you that here in Houston summer begins about mid-April so you can just go on and release Fusion. I might be done swooning by then. *might* ;)

  • Ashly
    2018-11-14 00:35

    God I love Patrick! This series is already just as awesome as the Eternal Eden series, I cant wait for the next one.

  • Morgan
    2018-12-09 23:17

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFOh my goodness! How could anyone not love Patrick Hayward? He's a charming, charismatic flirt. He's drop dead gorgeous. He's always dressed to the nines. He's generous, considerate, and honest. And most importantly, he's cocky, sarcastic, and hysterical. He's the total package. He's completely irresistible.I started to fall in love with Patrick in the Eden Trilogy by Nicole Williams, but I completely fell head over heels in love with him in Fissure, the first of two novels in The Patrick Chronicles by Nicole Williams.Patrick has always been a ladies man. In the Eden Trilogy, where readers were first introduced to him, Patrick is laid back, carefree flirt. He likes women, and he has no desire to settle for only one when he can have them all. However, as time goes on, he starts to fall for his brother William's girlfriend, Bryn. But at the end of the day, William and Bryn were meant to be together so Patrick winds up heartbroken and alone.Told from Patrick's point of view, The Patrick Chronicles is Patrick's journey to find love. At the beginning of Fissure, Patrick is still heartbroken over losing Bryn, but after some tough love from his family, Patrick makes a fresh start at Stanford. Feeling a little more like his old self, Patrick spends his days lounging around the quad, catcalling at women, until a certain long-legged beauty catches his eye and gives him a piece of her mind. Attracted like a moth to a flame, Patrick is determined to be in Emma's life, but Emma, her possessive boyfriend, and her protective older brothers don't make things easy for him.Patrick is one of my favorite fictional characters. I have nothing but amazing things to say about his character. He can do no wrong in my eyes. Emma is a great match for Patrick, but she's definitely not perfect. Ty, her long-term boyfriend, is the biggest d-bag ever. The fact that she picked the biggest loser ever (Ty) over the most amazing guy ever (Patrick), even for one day, made me question her judgement. However, toward the end of the novel, I began to understand Emma a lot better, and I forgave her for not shopping Ty's sorry butt sooner.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. I am definitely rooting for them. It took a lot for Patrick and Emma to get their stuff together, and I can't wait to see how things play out for them in the next novel in this series.I gave Fissure (The Patrick Chronicles #1) by Nicole Williams 4 STARS. Read the Eden Trilogy, and then read this novel!-XOXOREADING, EATING AND DREAMING

  • Ana Quiambao
    2018-11-24 01:24

    I know I seldom give 2 stars... and when I say seldom..I reaaallllyyy mmmeaaannn SELDOM.I would like to defend myself first for those who have given this 4stars and up, please don't hate me. I like how the story goes, it's how it was written that I'm giving the 2. Well, first, the story seems vague (I guess I have to read the Eden trilogy first to relate to the story.) and the way the book was written on Patrick's point of view is kind of awkward. Awkward in a way that it's so obvious that the book was written by a woman. trying hard to think like a man or that Patrick is gay... (shielding myself from tomatoes fans are throwing my way right now). Let me summarized the story.. Patrick Hayward is way too depressed to continue his life after the love of his life (Bryn) was married/united to his brother/bestfriend. what's united anyway? this was not explained much here, is this some sort of imprinting thing? (Listing eden trilogy on my to-read list.) Anyways, back to the story. Patrick's father think it would be a good distraction for Patrick to live a mortal life for awhile (being immortal he is) by going to college... STANFORD. There he met Emma who got his full attention the moment he saw her. Forgetting Bryn all at once.. (really? after burying himself in his brother's room to mourn for the marriage of the love of his life, he forgot her just like that..no explanation and everything). And Emma, was so confusing as well, but I guess I'll prefer that book to have some point of view from her as well, in that case, the story wouldn't be so flat. And her brothers... the Scarlett boys.. really? The whole story was so centered around the main characters that side characters we're not given too much attention or purpose at all on why they are included in this book.I'll be reading Eden trilogy to find justice in defense to this book and will try to update my review if I'll change my mind :D

  • Delirious Disquisitions
    2018-12-08 17:23

    When I picked up this book I really had no idea that it might be a paranormal romance. But after coming across the word Immortal in the first paragraph, I sighed in frustration thinking “Damn!! Another paranormal romance! I am soooo sick of this!”!! you would think the author would mention it in her synopsis right?But after reading this funny, quirky, crazy, cute and sweet lil book, I understand why she left it.Fissure is a book about heartbreak and falling in love again. It’s about a funky and funny guy called Patrick, who is oh so charming that you can’t help but fall in love with him!Its about a girl with real problems. And a boy who is crazy head over heels in love! Yes Fissure is about all that and sooo much more! The paranormal aspect of this book is so minute, its easy to overlook it!Fissure, doesn’t dazzle you with its pretty boys who glow in the sunlight, or are creepy/mysterious guy , in love with a girl for reasons beyond our comprehension. It dosent introduce us to a guy who drinks blood or an immortal with superpowers. Instead it unleashes its greatest weapon on your heart: Patrick!A lil crazy, very sweet, smooth talking, cynical sarcastic lil romantic who you are gona love! Forget Edward Cullen’s broodiness; forget Stefan’s mysteriousness…because after you read this book, you will never look at paranormal romance the same!!Highly recommended to anyone who wants to read a normal love story with a twist!

  • Radiant
    2018-11-25 19:20

    I started reading this one mainly bcoz it was paranormal romance..but there was very little paranormal in it i realized...it could easily pass as any contemporary romance..but still i loved reading it..especially the snarky and funny comments made me laugh like hell!I have to say i loved Patrick's character..from an heartbreaking sufferer to easy going flirt to a protective lover...i love his journey with Emma..he's every bit one want for a girl- hot looks,bad ass attitude,loving like hell and a lot swoon worthy ;)Now i really thought Emma could have showed a little bit strength in Ty's case..especially since she has four brothers and she should have got more strength n determination dealing with them...but well what is Patrick for ..right? ;).I totally thought hes gonna say Emma who he is at end..and we get to see some action..but Oh well..always there's next.The end was a damn cliff hanger and now i really want next book..And i hope it has more bit paranormal stuff..how Patrick fights with Inheritors..yep now Ty's in hospital...we need more bad guys right?,how Emma's gonna react to all this stuff,meeting family,Oh i loves Jules too;),so much to expect!Waiting for it eagerly!Sri.

  • Erica
    2018-11-28 17:35

    I agree with some of the other reviews. Why did the author have Patrick forget about Bryn so immediately after he was in a deep depression over her? Especially when he was not even that impressed by her at first impression, it wasn't love at first site or was it?? That was never really explained. This book really trudged along for me & it was hard for me to pick it back up. I think it would have been more interesting if Patrick had more immortal moments. Patrick is an interesting character and I wish she would have done more with him in this book.

  • Amy (Foxy)
    2018-11-27 22:42

    I didn't realize this book and are spin off books from theseries. Which of course I didn't read first.This is a mild paranormal book set in college.

  • Tracib
    2018-11-16 22:18

    Another great read by Nicole Williams! I loved the Eden trilogy and so happy that she decided to tell Patricks story! I fell in love with his character in the Eden trilogy and was happy to continue with this families life! This book did not go into a lot about the supernatural world Patrick comes from and I think you could be a little lost if you just picked up this one without reading the Eden trilogy.....those 3 just help make this even better!

  • Inifinity Dreams
    2018-11-28 20:41

    Al momento en que empecé a leerlo me había parecido cliché de otro libro pero seguí dandole una oportunidad y debo decir que me ha gustado pues es una historia entre mitad paranormal pero más centrado en el romance/ cómico y él es muy dulce me enamoré completamente de Patrick! No paraba de reirme por todas las cosas que decía y sobre todo ya quiero saber que pasará con él y emma.