|April 5th 2018|
|For as long as she can remember Millie has had her limits. Staying within them keeps her isolated, safe; helps her to cope. Why then have they started to feel so stifling? Why is her loneliness starting to rival her fears?
When she watches him she wishes she could be normal; she wishes she could be like the people he interacts with so seamlessly. Pavlos Martakis is her complete and total opposite: physically intimidating, likable, naturally attractive, extremely confident, sexually promiscuous: the most uninhibited, charming, outgoing and free person she has ever encountered in her life. He fascinates Millie; thrills and intimidates her in equal measure.
But, as the culprit behind the invention of her nickname Nuclear Winter, Millie knows that if Pav feels anything for her it is more than likely contempt. Cold, boring, robotic: that is how the rest of the hospital sees her. So she can safely watch him from afar. He would never notice her … would he?
This book is a full-length contemporary romance of approximately 90,000 words with no cliffhanger and its own HEA.
Praise for Susie Tate’s previous books:
|Limits was the first book that I read by Susie Tate. Her writing style is very different from what I usually read. Not by her PoV’s or anything but more by the way she approaches the plot. Millie’s story felt so realistic that it was more like reading a diary than a fictional novel, which was scary at times.
Maybe I could connect so well to Millie because I know from personal experiences how looks can be deceiving. And how a certain behavior can be totally misunderstood.
While I am not completely sure what it was that first drew the two characters together in this plot I could fully understand their later draw. They were the complete opposites but somehow there was something there even if I can not explain it.
And while their start was nothing short of a disaster I loved how their relationship progressed as soon as Pavlos understood that Millie was nothing like the people thought she would be.
The author is honest down right to the self-awareness of the characters and the hostile receptions of family member and colleagues ( I would not dare calling those people anything remotely to friends) .
I admit that before choosing to review this book I read into other reviews a little to get a better picture as I did not know the author. There I saw someone categorized this book as sweet & funny romance.
While I agree on the sweet – I have to disagree on the funny – sure there were funny moments but in total it is more a deep insight into the world of a person that is acting not within the “norm” of standard behaviors.
So I found myself having a heavy heart for the lead and her view on herself, routing for the best outcome possible.