Friday, November 22, 2013

Beautifully Awake Review...


Title: Beautifully Awake
Author: Riley Mackenzie
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2013

Diagnosis: Sleep-running
Treatment: Truth
Prognosis: Beautifully Awake

Lili Porter hates the rain. Bad things happen in the rain. As a small town social worker dedicated to protecting children, she is forced to start over to escape her rural disaster. Determined to follow her father’s advice—head up and chin high—Lili finds herself in a new city, taking on a new system, this time healthcare. In doing so, she gets something she never expected, an intimate behind-the-scenes look at life in the hospital.

Lili learns that a surgeon’s hands have the power to heal more than physical wounds. And a prescription for truth can cure three years of sleep running and leave you beautifully awake.
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He was already dressed for the OR in his scrubs, looking ... amazing. The beat beneath my chest started again and my mouth watered, as I not so subtly roamed his body with my hungry eyes. All I wanted was to feel his body against mine, get lost in where I ended and he began. It was all I’d ever want. Forever. I finally got what he meant every time he said mine. He was mine.

“See something you like?” He smirked.
“Mm-hmm.”
“Baby, if you don’t stop looking at me like that I’m never gonna get out of here.”
“Truth. Sounds perfect to me.” Now I smirked.
“Ahh fuck, you’re killing me. You know scrubs don’t hide a hard-on very well.”

I laughed. He had a point there.
Leaning down, he kissed my nose. “Text you in a bit, see how your day is going...” 
“K.”
So was this my life? I sunk back into the fluffy pillows and sighed. I wanted this to be my morning every morning. 
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Reviewed by Cindy:

Lili Porter has been sleep running for the last three years. Its her escape, her safe haven. An escape from her past that she needs to protect herself from. She is just going through life not totally awake, drifting in a sea of nothing,Until Dr. Chase Colton. He begins to tear down her walls and she begins to feel safe again. Waking her from her three year nightmare.

Dr Chase Colton, is the Chief or Neurosurgery at Philadelphia Hospital. But Lili also calls him Dr Intensity, Dr Playful, Dr Know-it-all, Dr Sexy, Dr Compassionate, Dr Possessive, Dr. Playful
Dr Sexy, Dr Jackass, Dr Affectionate,  Dr Bossy. Dr Stubborn and of course Dr. Hot-as-Balls. He is definitely all those, and so much more.   
Lily meets Dr. Chase Colton when she is assigned to his rotation. Lily begins to feel a strong connection to Chase.
Chase has his own secrets that he keeps to himself. Although he wants to know all about Lili he keeps his own secrets. It  leaves you wondering why Dr Mystery is the way he is. Chase’s feeling run hot and cold, up and down. But neither can deny the steaming hot chemistry between them.
They sex between them Holy shit it was freaking OFF the Charts HOT!!! I was burning up DAMN... Chase is just the type of alpha male I LOVE bossy and dominate while being sweet and soft sexy way.  I freaking LOVE him.

As they get closer and their relationship grows Lili's past comes back to haunt her. What she went through just broke my heart. Now with everything out her biggest fear is losing Chase. Chase oh poor Chase when he finally decides to divulge his past it just broke my heart again. His past is so dark, you really can't guess what happened to him.

I absolutely LOVED every moment of Beautifully Awake. Riley Mackenzye gave us a page turner that I never wanted to end. That damn epilogue almost gave me a freaking heart attack. I was not expecting anything like that. Want to know what happens READ THE BOOK… I give Beautifully Awake 5 stars. LOVED IT!!!!

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Yep. That's an “s.” There are two of us!


We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us.
It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know.


So you can easily find us at 4 o'clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations).

When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school. 


Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine?
Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know), otherwise it might have taken us two years to write Beautifully Awake rather than one.

So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!



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