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Fissure (The Patrick Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nicole Williams
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Book Description

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-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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About the Author

Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of Lost & Found, the Crash series, Up in Flames, the Eden Trilogy, and a handful of others. She lives in Washington State with her family. 

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  • File Size: 773 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QR7T2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Patrick finally gets his story.... Happy Dance April 3, 2012
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By T. Kent
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Like other reviewers, I am a true fan of the Eden trilogy and developed a fondness for the Patrick Hayward character. I was thrilled to see that Nicole wrote this book and continued Patrick's story. After all, Nicole writes well, tells a romantic tale, and portrays fun and realistic characters. So buying this book was a no-brainer for me.

But what I had no way of knowing upfront was how this story line would affect me. Nicole selected a very real topic (domestic violence) as a subplot and told the story in such realistic, romantic, and honest ways that I fully fell in love with Patrick's character; I thought I loved Patrick in the Eden books, now I have a deeper level of love and respect for his character.

This new book (written from Patrick's point of view) will make women swoon over the way real men--like our granddaddy's--used to treat women and protect women from abusive dirt bags. Defending our honor, protecting us, making us happy with genuine romance and gentlemanly behavior, real men like Patrick Hayward can make even the coldest of hearts go pitter-patter.

I am clueless why some people gave this book negative reviews. Perhaps it's because Nicole deals with a modern and sensitive topic in the backdrop of Patrick's story? The topic is not a pleasant reality, but is definitely a symptom of our mortal world and dealt with powerfully when described by a two-hundred plus year-old immortal character. In my opinion, it took boldness and authenticity for Nicole to weave a tale about abuse and neglect into a witty and romantic main story, but Nicole's boldness played off in a very successful manner.

In one line: I definitely recommend that you buy this book! I promise you will love Patrick even more than you thought you loved him in United Eden!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!! April 3, 2012
By Wendy
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I loved the Eden series and really enjoyed Patrick in the first series and was waiting very (im)patiently for this series to come out! I was not disappointed. I also read this in one day. Downloaded in the AM of the day it came out and finished it this AM. It was a very quick read, but had a lot of substance that made you fall in love even more with Patrick! Can't wait for the next one, Nicole!
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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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Patrick's back!! *insert girly squeel here* April 11, 2012
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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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Awesome book! Keeps you on your toes and always wanting more. I hope there are more to read about this family.
Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Awesome!!! Thank you Nicole Williams. I love the whole Eternal Eden series. The Patrick Chronicles did NOT disappoint! I am saying 4 stars because there were a couple of typos. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Elann L. Pryor
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Patrick
I am really glad that I've decided to read this book. What can I said, I love Patrick. It's is my first guy's pov book that I've read and I have to say, I enjoy Patrick. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Sophy Sorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Some Patrick!!
I enjoyed this book I loved th Eternal Eden Series and loved this spin off!

I won't be a spoiler but if you are looking for a series thats a great love story with witty... Read more
Published 23 months ago by lindylu
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Awesome! Patrick Hayward is so funny I loved him in this. I'm glad he got his own love story! It was the kiss you spend your whole life waiting for. this.
Published 23 months ago by Karen Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars loved!
I really enjoyed reading this book, it kept me engrossed for hours, i didnt want to stop reading for school! Nichole Williams is a terrific writer and has yet to dissapoint me
Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!!
I am so happy that Patrick has his own story. Patrick is a great character. Patrick needs love as well!!!
Published on May 30, 2013 by satin
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I enjoyed this book but the 2nd book, Fusion, gets even better. This focuses on Patrick meeting Emma in college. You must read this book before Fusion. Read more
Published on May 27, 2013 by DV
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Patrick!
I loved the Eternal Eden Trilogy books. Although I am glad that there is a book about Patrick, how he fell in love so fast between Bryn and then Emma is a bit difficult seeing as... Read more
Published on May 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! once again Williams Shines!
I can not say enough about Nicole Williams! I crave her writing, once I start a book I can't stop. She has a great ability to write a sappy romance without getting raunchy, and at... Read more
Published on May 10, 2013 by Vicky L. Vandyke
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I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write young adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?

Nicole loves hearing from her readers. You can contact her at

Represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

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