Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Beautifully Awake (#1 Beautifully Awake) by Riley Mackenzie...GIVEAWAY!!

Title: Beautifully Awake (#1 Beautifully Awake)

Authors: Riley Mackenzie

Genre: New Adult


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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

  "We were both beautifully awake and blissfully living."

Beautifully Awake was a completely enthralling and beautiful story. I love our hero and heroine. Give this book a good try because I promise it's got something special to it. I have a few comments of certain elements that I did not quite enjoy, but I still have such faith in this book.

  "I craved him like a drug. I couldn't get enough."

It's been three long, dry years since Lili Porter has felt so much as a spark not only downstairs, but in her heart. It isn't until she meets Dr. Douche a.k.a. Chase Colton one of the most known neurosurgeons in the world. And now he's here in Philly, and he's falling for the cute little case manager who has just about tipped his whole reason for living upside down. But of course these two have a whole lot of secrets they just can't bear to admit to each other.

  "You've had a whole lot of shitty the last twenty seven years, maybe this is your something good."

Overall, I found this to be a fantastic read. Lili and Chase are a beautiful couple who deserve their own happily ever after. My only complaint about this book was the insta love aspect. I really would have enjoyed a more complex build up into these two characters falling for each other. Other than that, I truly found this to be a wonderful read! They also have some amazing friends who I loved a whole lot! I'm excited to see the direction of this series! I'm giving this genius book 4.5 STARS out of 5 STARS.

Read by Taryn Lee on July 3, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on July 3, 2014
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There was a small basket at the edge of our blanket with a bottle of champagne and two flutes. The yummy champagne. He handed me a glass before he reached deeper into the basket. He placed an irregularly shaped stone into the palm of my hand. It was smooth and in the dim light it resembled a larger piece of blue sea glass from my bracelet. Attached was a small silver chain and ring that held a single vintage key.

I gave him a questioning look. “What’s this?”

“It’s ours,” he said quietly.

I sat up a little bit, trying to absorb what he was telling me. “You want to live together?”

Chase made a throaty noise, a seriously sexy noise, and lifted the corners of his mouth. “That goes without saying, that’s already a done deal. Wherever we’re waking up together is where we live, as far as I’m concerned. Yeah, it would definitely be more convenient if all of our shit was at one place, but that’s your call, baby. If you want to keep your apartment or get a new one altogether or sleep in a different place every night, it doesn’t matter to me. It’s just an address, a technicality. The spot where your head is laying against my chest is where we live. Got me, Blue?”

What was I to say to that? I said nothing. I just stared in amazement.

“So I guess the answer to your question is yes, we live together, but this is something else.” He rubbed the key in my hand. “This is our peaceful place.” 


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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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