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Wake Me Up (The Tainted Ink Series Book 1) by [Horst, Michelle]
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Length: 374 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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If you're looking for a heart wrenching,action packed, sexy as hell read than this is the book for you - Twisted Book Curmudgeon.
 
Truly loved this book and Ican't wait to read the rest! I connected with this book in more ways thannormal and I have only ever done that with 2 other books. - Book Loving Fairy.
  
Bloody good read! - BBBF-Sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2972 KB
  • Print Length: 374 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MA Horst (2013) (October 31, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 31, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GDOP3NQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Conny on November 12, 2013
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After reading the Valbaara-series, I thought nothing can top these two books but this one literally was the cherry. I basically have sucked in this book.

The story of Emma and Aiden made me smile, laugh and almost cry. I felt so deeply for Emma especially the flashbacks were written so heart wrenching realistic that I wanted to grab and just save her. And Aiden is not just the most stunning heartthrob-bloke (first I've been really confused by the word 'bloke' but now I love it) but a REAL man. Exactly the one Emma needs by her side.

I never know what to write in a review without giving too much away of a wonderful story but I can tell I have enjoyed this book so much. I fully recommend it because the sensitive topic and the way this awesome love story was written around it, deeply touched my heart.

As always this is a book written with so much heart blood and palpable love.

Personal note: Thank you so much for Aiden and those hidden Easter eggs, Michelle! ;)
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Aiden Holden spends his life fighting for those that can't fight for themselves.
Emma Walker has spent her whole life being her mother's verbal and sometimes physical punching bag.
After a little mix up about living arrangements these two are roommates much to Emma's embarrassment and Aiden's surprise.
The journey these two travel together is at times funny and at others down right gut wrenching.
The road to true love is seldom easy and this one has more than a few bumps along the way.

I started this book and was immediately captured I could not put it down! This one of my top ten reads for 2014
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By andrewsheath on February 7, 2014
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Aiden I loved his thoughts, actually I just loved him in general, "then she surprise me by trailing her hands down and taking hold of my pants. She grinds down real hard into me, making my vision blur for a second. This is not good, I'm definitely not going to be able to keep control of anything if she goes down there." He likes to reassure Emma that nothing bad happened while she was drunk off her a**, "we didn't have sex, if that is the reason for all the bloody hells," he smiles, and it makes him look even more dishy." So with Emma being from a different country, Aiden has to google search some words, "I scroll down the long list of words, taking in a few as I look for "French letter" and then I laugh. "Really? Where do y'all get these words from? Why not just call it a condom?" I keep scrolling down until I find "rumpy, pumpy" "Sexual intercourse." I'm struggling not to laugh. I have a one track mind, because all I'm thinking is the course I'd like to inter with her, sexually." Emma has some naughty thoughts of her own when it comes it Aiden, "will you hold this for me?" His sweater appears in front of me and I take hold of it. I stand, once again totally transfixed, as he slips out of his slacks. Oh. Bloody. Hell. God save the Queen and my raging hormones. I don't think I'm going to survive the evening. He has now stripped down to only shorts, black ones with words written in gray on the side."
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"If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate. ~C. Joybell C.

A second chance in life.
This is what all Emma is asking for. Her mother won't allow her freedom and makes her a prisoner of nightmares that hunts her.
But Emma fights back. Emma loves. Emma wakes up.

I feel real connection to the story. All events were real though dark, and abusive. It speaks of reality. Wake Me Up is great story of finding love in the sea of hate, doubt and unforgiveness.

On a lighter note, from the characters name, Aiden and Emma, I love the novel almost immediately. Add the British card to it. I surrender to anything British. Set in England, and USA with a little bit of Africa, Michelle Horst had taken me to places with Emma is her journey to find freedom.

Symbolism. I admire the symbolism used in here as the eagle. As a reader, I had easily relate to what Emma feels through the vivid descriptions of how she wanted to be like the eagles.

Even though the story is mainly on Emma, Aiden was a great of a hero too. His protectiveness and ever- determined love for Emma is one to fall for. He'd been a great partner with Emma through the dark and the light.

I also loved the action that comes within the story. The fight, kidnapping etc. It add more dense to the story that hooked me more.

Wake Me Up is a great story of fighting for life and love. Freedom is always handed to us. It's our choice to own it or leave it.

"It's not a dream, Emma. There's no wakin' you up. It's only gonna get better."
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***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Wake Me Up is a heartbreaking story of abuse and second chances. Emma has fled her home in England to the southern part of the United States to escape the mental abuse of her mother. Little does she know how much her life is going to change especially when she meets undercover detective, Aiden. He helps her escape a potentially dangerous situation she finds herself in when she goes to a bar the first night in town. Aiden becomes an important part of Emma's life after this first meeting.
The book is not your standard boy meets girl, and all is right with the world. Their romance and chemistry moves very quickly, but there are huge obstacles that they have to overcome. And, it won't be easy! Emma is a very complex character, and there were times she really got on my nerves with her hot and cold attitude with Aiden. I just wanted to shake her, and tell her, "Look at this awesome, loving man standing in front of you who wants to save you. Are you an idiot?" However, I realized this was what she had been conditioned to do. This became very evident to me when she made the statement about love.

"Love is such a petty thing, Aiden. It destroys."

At that point, I hurt so bad for her! She was being torn down by the woman who was supposed to protect her with her life, her mother. I liked the comparison made with the eagle in relation to her situation. I LOVED Aiden and his family. He was a broken man as well losing his sister the way he did. But, he had such a loving family to get him through that, and they were so open and accepting of Emma. I also liked the dual POV's; I enjoy knowing what's going on in both characters' minds.
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