Published by Self on 04/05/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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?
When I first read the blurb for Limits by Susie Tate I knew I had to read this book. I have two children who suffer from severe anxiety and it really is something not many understand. I have to say Susie did an amazing job writing about someone who suffers from this and how it affects their entire life. Bravo Susie.
Millie Morrison knew her limits. They were her safety measures for years. Suffering from anxiety and compulsive disorder, she stayed within her limits to ensure she could function, because without them, she was afraid she would fall apart. Millie broke my heart repeatedly. So many people were hard on her, but no one was harder than herself.
Pavlos Martakis is popular, gorgeous, sexy and so very confident. Everyone likes him and gravitates to him. Millie is fascinated by him but keeps him at a distance. But when Pav needs something from her, he puts on the charm. Pav was the opposite of Millie, but he was also caring, sweet and so very patient with her.
Pav is fascinated with Millie, even when he does not understand it. She is known as Nuclear Winter because of her coldness and rudeness, but when he needs something from her, he begins to get to know her. As he does, be begins to see a side of her that is unexpected but explains so much. As he and his friends befriend Millie, she begins to come out of her shell. But what happens when they get tired of her?
I loved this story. It was heartbreaking. Millie was so despondent and lonely but had no idea how to live outside the limits she set for herself. Her journey was so slow and hard, but one she desperately wanted. But what happens when those you love to betray you? Can she survive?
I have to say I love the cover of this book. It was a perfect depiction of how someone who suffers from anxiety feels at any given time. And the story was heartbreaking and heartwarming. It was perfect, and I could not stop reading. Limits by Susie Tate was a great read with all the feels!