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Blog Tour, Excerpt, My Review & Giveaway for Beautifully Awake By Riley Mackenzie

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.
“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...” 
So was this my life? I sunk back into the fluffy pillows and sighed. I wanted this to be my morning every morning. 

My Review 

 4.5 Beautifully Awake Stars

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.

Truth....Beautifully Awake is a must read by all. 

These two authors did an amazing job of bringing us one hell of a debut novel. I for one can not wait for book #2 in this series.You Will love Chase and his Blue!!!  I  LOVED this story. The characters where real, I felt like I was right there alongside the character's throughout the whole story. 

Lili Porter is sleep running. It is her safe place. After suffering a terrible past, she moves through her days in the motions but that is all. I Loved Lili she was fun, playful , caring, and selfless. After choosing to start fresh she moves to another state and gets a job in a new hospital as a Case Manager. This is where she meets Chase Chief of Neurosurgery  as Philadelphia Hospital.

Dr. Chase Colton, sexy, compassionate, dominate, bossy. He has his own mystery past burdened with guilt and demons.
After a couple rough situations Lili and Chase find themselves not being able to stay away from each other. The more time they spend together the closer they become. 

Chase slowly starts to break down Lili's walls and you truly feel sad for her and all she has been through. Chase shows her what true love and intimacy is all about and she starts to feel a safe haven within Chase.  When the Mystery of Chase's own life comes to light I was shocked. I was heartbroken. 

The Epilogue HOLY HELL !!!! The author's killed me with that I was like WTH!!! What are you doing to me?

Can they together find their light? Can they both help to mend each other and move forward? 

Definitely a must read for everyone. I would recommend this book to everyone !!!!!!

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. 

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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