Thursday, October 3

New Release Review and Giveaway; Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

Title: Beautifully Awake
Authors: Riley Mackenzie
Genre:  Adult Romance / Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2013
Purchase Links: Amazon 
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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 health care. 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 Review 

Finally I reached out and bruised the hair from those familiar eyes, the mirror reflection of my own. You were awake. Your eyes were open. But the light was gone. There was nothing but darkness. Three years of complete emptiness. 

It was time to close your eyes. 


The best feeling ever, finding a new Author, in this case, Authors. Falling absolutely in love with their writing and then having the pleasure to tell you all about this wonderful story.

Lili Porter is Sleep Running...

It's Lili's safe haven. Her time to heal. For the last three years Lili has been drifting, emotionless and colourless. Terrified of waking up to life and running away from a past to protect herself at all costs. Until Dr Chase Colton crushes her walls and makes her feel safe again, introducing her to honest Intimacy, Truth and Love.

Dr Chase Colton, Chief or Neurosurgery at Philadelphia Hospital.
Dr Sexy. Dr Compassionate. Dr Jackass. Dr Affectionate. Dr Dreamy. Dr Bossy. Dr Stubborn. Dr Possessive. Dr Sweet. You name it.

Lili is a case worker at the same hospital and finds herself on rotation with the new head of Surgery.
After a few rough starts, Chase and Lili, can't keep away from each other. Dr Intensity has a power over her. She accepts it as what it is, knowing the man has the ability to possibly awaken her but can also break her down.

Chase has his own deep dark secrets that leaves you intrigued to know why Dr Mystery is the way he is. He runs hot and cold. Hard and soft. But there is no denying the steaming chemistry between them.

"You come first, or we come together…. Understand?" It wasn't a question. It was an order. And probably the sexiest thing I ever hear. "Answer me, Blue." The heat from his breath against my sex almost sent me over the edge. 

My lips released him just long enough to pant, "Understand." 

They were on fire. Holy shit the sex was freaking OFF the Charts. Chase is Bossy and Dominate but in a soft sexy way.

I broke our kiss, unable to stop my cry. My head fell back with the sudden intrusion, and I was rocked deep to my core. This felt good. "Blue, you're so wet for me. So tight. I want to be inside you so bad." 

As their relationship progresses, Lili's past comes out and leaves you hurting for the poor girl. With all her truths out, her biggest fear of losing Chase from it all comes crashing true. Chase is still a mystery, he leaves you craving for the truth. His past is so dark, you really can't guess it. But when the mystery of his darkness comes to light… Let me just safe, FUCK! Heart and soul breaking.

It's like you think you know where it's going, where it could possibly go, but what you get is a big kick in the gut, the wind knocked out of you and you're hopeless to the pain he holds on to.

Can they both find their light? Will each other be enough for what they each need? Will Chase find his Truth?

I didn't want to run away from any more of my life. I just wanted to feel. If that meant not always feeling happy, not always feeling comfortable, if it meant suffering through times of sadness and headache, then I was in. I wanted all in. If love was my only constant, then nothing else mattered. 

This was Brilliant. It had everything you could ever want.

A fun sassy best friend.

"Fine you're no fun, but if the are any hotties on your team this month, I'm gonna want details. Your eyes still work, right? Even if you vagina's sealed shut by now." 

A Tortured hero, who at time seriously melted my heart.

'And I told you, baby, you never have to thank me. I would feed your entire family every meal for the next twenty years to see that smile on your face." 

Then there were the sexy, oh god it's so hot in here moments…. The shower scene.. HOTTEST SCENE ever! That shit is hot. TRUTH

He wrapped his fingers around his hard shaft and squeezed. My mouth went dry; any and all moisture drenched my thong. "My girl likes to watch?" He stroked his cock, with more force than I ever imagined using. It was the hottest moment Ever. 

A funny as all hell, not at all annoying, strong an amazing Heroine.

This was part of the movie where you pushed stop or fast-forward, because it was just that embarrassing it made you stomach hurt. Pull. It. Together. There was only one possible explanation: I was having a full-out stroke.

With an amazing cast of Dr's, Nurses and Interns…. It was your favourite romance, with the hottest sexy times, sizzling chemistry and fun, hilarious banter mixed in with an episode of Grey's Anatomy all in one!

Freaking LOVE the Cover! First thing I thought when I found this.

I loved Loved loved that he called her Blue, love awesome nicknames. TOTAL Swoon right there.
I loved Ash. Seriously that man needs his own book. STAT
I loved the medical talk, the scenes, everything. I haven't read anything like it. It was refreshing to have it set in that background.
I loved their Truths. It was real and raw and heartbreaking but so beautiful.
I loved the mystery. The suspense. My chest was pounding the last 10% of the book! INTENSE!

You must grab this one ASAP. You will not want to miss this one.

Riley Mackenzie are 2 best friend Authors that have done a brilliant job on their Debut. Can not fault one thing. Bravo Ladies, You rock!

5 Blown Away Stars 

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I loved this one so much I'm giving away 5 Amazon copies to Winners!!

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Jess xx


  1. Sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read it!

  2. I've been hearing great things about this one.

  3. Thx for the review and the giveaway!

  4. Great review. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Sounds fabulous! Thanks for the great review and giveaway :)

  6. I'm never going to keep up with all these great reviews..sound awesome. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  7. Awesome review now I want this book

  8. love the book cover. this sounds amazing. thank you

  9. fingers cross to win this awesome book

  10. Great review....Thank-you for the giveaway....

  11. Sounds like a good book!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  12. The book looks like a really good book.. Thanks for sharing..

  13. Great giveaway! Thank you ♥♡♥♡

  14. Great review...want to read!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  15. Put this on my TBR list. Sound like it will be a great read.

  16. This sounds so good can't wait to read it.Thank you so much for sharing and for the great giveaway!

  17. This book sounds good put it on my TBR. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  18. This looks really good. Thanks for the givaway :-)

  19. Looking forward to red it! Thanks for the giveaway