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***RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY*** Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie

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Title: Beautifully Done (Beautifully Awake #2)
Author: Riley Mackenzie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 16, 2014
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Synopsis

Diagnosis: Borrowed time 
Treatment: Trust
Prognosis: Beautifully Done 

Asher Craig drives fast, flies high, and screws hard. But make no mistake, he’s a gentleman.

He learned way too young that we’re all on borrowed time. Fair or unfair, you only get one ride. He vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns. The past is beyond his control and the future may not exist. With his only loyalties being his family, he thrives for that edge where plunging over is always in the realm of possibility.

When a beautiful familiar face tilts his axis, he re-examines everything and realizes that second chances are overrated and a lifetime of firsts are irreplaceable. In the end, it’s not her medical degree but his trust that needs to prove that the ride together is worth it ... until it’s Beautifully Done.

***Author's note*** 
Contains spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We highly recommend reading Chase and Lili's story first. For readers 18+
 

My Review


Beautifully Done did no only rip my heart out but it tore it to shreds over and over again.


This is a story of loss, love, trust, faith and most of all, living. We get one life in this world. One chance to make each minute the best it can be. There are no do overs. No going back and changing the past. The best thing we can do for ourselves and those around us is take chances and live.





* Talia * Asher * Chase * Kimi *

Almost twenty years ago, choices were made that altered the lives of four best friends forever. 
If you have read Beautifully Awake then you have read Chase's story when he found the love of his life Lili.  We also learned of the heartbreak everyone went through after his twin sister Kimi suffered a traumatic accident that eventually cost her her life. 

Now it's time for Asher and Talia's story.

Asher Craig is a man who has dealt with his share of battles in his past. He is a man who knows there are no guarantees in life and no one is promised more than what they are living right now. So he has one motto: To live life day by day, no promises of tomorrow, no thought of a future. The string of willing women, big expensive toys, and more money than god proves that he is doing just that...or so he thought.


I sure as shit didn't need lyrics to tell me what I already knew.
I had no choice, I was never saying goodbye to this girl again.


That is until Talia Prynce walks back into his life. Talia. The "T" in T.A.C.K. She is the girl he spent his teen years secretly pining over, she was the girl who left him and every one else behind after the death of Kimi, their best friend. She was never seen or heard from again until almost twenty years later.

Talia thought she could run from her old life. Thought she was protecting those she loved by leaving and never looking back. She has moved on and created a wonderful life for herself, but one thing that has never changed, is her love for one of her best friends. Asher has always owned a part of her that she never thought she would get back...until she sees him again.

When life gives you a second chance at love, at life, you take it. And that's exactly what Asher and Talia did.


"Where have you been half my life?"

A small sadness clouded her eyes. 

Not the reaction I was going for, but she blinked it away immediately and smiled.
"I'm here now." 
She was.


From the moment they laid eyes on each other again you could feel their intense connection. The love they had for one another was absolutely beautiful. I loved that this story was told in Asher's POV. Talia's past is revealed and her reason for leaving is brought to light, threatening to tear them apart once again.

The revelations in Beautifully Done are heart wrenching and will play with your emotions over and over again.  There is so much I could say about this book because there are so many levels of story line but, for me, I'm glad I knew very little about it because experiencing it chapter for chapter was amazing. 

Chase and Lili, as well as Sierra and Dodd are back in this book as well, so we get a little more story on them. I still love Chase and his intensity. I love Lili and her big heart. This is an amazing series with characters that will capture you and not want to let you go.

I wanted her so badly it fucking hurt. 
Real pain. 
Love wasn't supposed to hurt. But this wasn't love. 
This...we...were so much more.


There is so much meaning in Beautifully Done. It will teach you to live and not take those you love for granted. It will teach you what is important in life. No one is promised tomorrow so take today and cherish it, breathe it, and most of all LIVE it.





But that was ok.

We were good.

Everyone would be fine.
You only live once.





★★ 5 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Stars ☆★★


Reviewed by Alissa Evanson



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About the Authors

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

 
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