Thursday, November 21, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* "Beautifully Awake" by Riley Mackenzie

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

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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 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 Thoughts

You want a sexy alpha doctor? You got it. You want a love story? Yep, check that off too. You want two broken people to have a HEA? Bam, there it is! You want a ton of hot sex scenes? Read. This. Book. You want a story that keeps you reading? Here it is! 
"Beautifully Awake" kept me turning page after page, wanting to know what happens next, needing to know what happens next. 

Lili and Chase are about as opposite as they come, except in the fact that they both are fighting what is clearly happening between them from the moment they lay eyes on each other. Lili has been assigned to Chase's surgical team for rounds and technically, he is her boss for the time being. Chase has a reputation for not being the friendliest person, which Lili knows all about, but that doesn't stop these two from the direction they are clearly headed.

" 'Worst case scenario, he's a big dick and you suffer through three weeks on his service.' She shrugged. 'Best case scenario, he has a big dick and you spend the next three weeks letting it pry your vagina back open.' She grinned."

The relationship these two have with each other is unexpected, adorable, funny, and playful. But it can also, at times, be trying and difficult. With both of them holding back things of their past, it's all bound to blow up at some point. 

"As broken as I was.. as tormented as his intense eyes said he was.. we were perfect. We fit. No apologies. No explanations. Just us. Perfection."

Now along with this love story, we get an awesome back stage pass to life at a hospital. It's awesome! Think Scrubs meets ER meets a love story. 
I definitely enjoyed this book. It had me laughing, feeling, wondering, and falling in love with these two broken people as they mended themselves. I can't wait to read more by these two ladies!! 

Favorite Quote:

"When all I saw was darkness, when I thought there was nothing left but pitch black, your shining blue eyes rescued me from that hell. I don't deserve you baby, not for one fucking second, but the fact that you want me for who I am, the fact that you love me, makes me actually believe that one day I might forgive myself."



“Baby, I want to sleep with you.” His voice softened. “This isn’t about sex. This is about sleeping ... with you ... in our bed, just sleeping, no talking. Just silence, me listening to your soft breaths. That’s truth.” And once again this man had completely disarmed me with words alone. “See you soon, baby.”

Silence filled my ear. I turned and dropped my phone on the bed.
"You're not going to tell him, huh?" Sierra raised her eyebrows and frowned.
"I don't know, but I'm definitely not ready tonight."
"This thing with Dr. Hot-as-Balls is serious, isn't it?"
I couldn't help but nod. My gut told me she wasn't wrong.


About the Authors
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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Grand Prize: Kindle Paperwhite
(5) Signed Paperbacks of Beautifully Awake (US Only)
(5) $5 Starbuck's Gift Cards


1 comment:

  1. Awww- Thanks so much!! We loved your review. Thanks for being part of our blog tour!! xoxo, Riley Mackenzie