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Waking Up (A Healing Hearts Novel) (Volume 1) Paperback – March 29, 2014
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Renee Dyer is a wife, mother and happy pet owner to a bubbly chocolate lab named Bruschi. She has just finished writing Waking Up, the first book in A Healing Hearts Novel Series. When not writing she's a true New Englander, screaming at her TV while the Pats play, snuggling under several blankets in the cold seasons (that's most of them) while she reads, getting out as much as possible with her family while it's warm. She recently found she's an author stalker and loves book signings! Some of her favorite authors are Heidi McLaughlin, Kelly Elliott, Molly McAdams, S.K. Hartley, Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Gail McHugh and K. Bromberg. These are only in the romance genre. Ask her about other genres and she'll enthusiastically recommend her faves.
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Adriana Monroe has lived the past year without her husband Alex. Losing him in a car accident has caused her to feel nothing but pain and not even her closest friends have been able to bring her out of the depression she has succumbed to. Just when she feels that leaving everything behind and moving away is the best thing for her, an unexpected visitor changes her perspective.
Tucker Stavros is a movie star who has just had his break-up splashed all over the media. He decides to take time off filming and following his Gram’s advice, drives away to clear his head. As fate would have it, he ends up on Adriana’s doorstep.
Self-discovery is what awaits Tucker and Adriana as they recognize the brokenness in each other. Adriana is plagued by guilt over the attraction she feels for Tucker, yet she can’t help how alive he makes her feel. Tucker sees her as his angel and soon realizes she’s someone he can’t see himself without.
The HOT factor is off the charts. Tucker and Adriana are fighting their feelings, but the chemistry is strong and the sexual tension can be cut with a knife. It is something neither can control and everyone notices. Adriana’s friends see how much Tucker has brought her out of her shell, something none of them were able to do and that makes them happy, yet they fear he might be able to break her further.
The book shows us deep heartbreak and pain that can be overcome when we least expect it and when the right person comes along. It will tug at your heart and grip it so tight you’ll feel suffocated, but then it will let you go and give you a breath of fresh air. It shows us how strong friendships can be, enough that no matter what, the people who love you will always be there to catch you when you fall.
Renee has written such amazing characters. Everyone is important and you can’t help want to know all their stories. The flow moves at a perfect pace and the interesting plot makes it easy to read. You won’t want to put it down until you’re done…and then you’ll be mad when it is…especially after that ending!!!
I absolutely LOVED this book. Like HARDCORE loved it!!! Adriana, is still dealing with the death of her husband, Alex, that happened a year ago. She still talks to him as if he is there. Moving on is hard for her.
Tucker, is a movie star yet hates it at the moment. He is close to his grandmother and takes her advice. He is funny, sexy and steamy.
There is a lot of emotions in this book. Love, hurt, guilt, sorrow, romance and laughter. You can't help but fall in love with the characters. They have a real feel to them. My heart broke that she couldn't let Alex go. Any kind of grieving is hard, but she has to learn to let him go. I loved that Adri's group of friends are considered her family and they are all close knit. The book t-shirts between her and her friend had me cracking up! I can relate to that subject so it was awesome to read about it! The sex scenes were hot! No, scratch that, they were MAJORLY HOT!! I literally cried at the end of the book bc I couldn't believe what was happening!
As a debut novel, I think the author did a FANTASTIC job! I was drawn in from the very first page and from there I couldn't put it down! Renee will go very far with her amazing writing talent! I am honored that I was able to read it! I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone!!! My only question now is...... When can I get my hands on book 2???
What can I say about this book. It was one awesome read. I loved Adrianna and Tucker. Both were broken souls looking to rise above it. But not having any clue how to get there. They were perfect for each other. The sadness, the broken hearts just tore at your own soul. Wishing with your everything that they can work through it and find happiness with each other. Definitely a tear jerker. Adrianna's group of friends just made the story that much better. Then the conversations between her and Alahna about books and book boyfriends. You can't help laughing your butt off. So many of those books I have read and it just makes it that much more amusing.
It is so beautifully written and is toe curling panty dropping smoking HOT.
It was not at all what I had expected when I first started reading it but after the first sentence I could not put it down.
You have a broken woman and a man who just wants to escape the world of fame and when they meet it is like nothing I have ever read before.
Renee will pull you into this book and you will not want it to end. I see a bright future for this Author and she is one that I know I will read anything that she writes.
And let me tell you look out because you are all about to have a new book boyfriend and his name is TUCKER!!
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review so one click this beauty of a book.
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