Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: Waking Up by Renee Dyer

For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better.  She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend.  Life is perfect.  It’s a fairy tale really.

But one night changes everything for her.

Suddenly she’s alone.  She’s afraid to trust and afraid to love.  Most of all she’s afraid she’s broken beyond repair.  Nightmares torment and haunt her every time she closes her eyes.
Will she ever be the same?

For Tucker Stavros it looks to the outside world like things come easy for him.  He’s gorgeous, rich, famous, has a hot girlfriend.  Hell, he’s a movie star.  If women aren’t trying to get with him then men are wishing they are him.  What they don’t see is the broken child hiding behind the smiles he fakes for the cameras.  They don’t see the man who wakes up drenched in sweat from his nightmares from a past he can’t escape.
Betrayal sends him running.

A chance encounter throws Tucker and Adriana together.  They try to fight their attraction for each other.  They feel they’re too broken for the other.

Will they continue to suffer in the hell of dreamland separately or will they find that Waking Up to real life together can be so much sweeter?


WOW. Simply, wow. For a debut novel, this was absolutely phenomenal. It was raw, emotional, honest, and captivating. I think my emotions were on a serious roller coaster the entire time! I laughed, cried, got angry, and totally cheered. There was sex (and it was GOOD), romance, friends, and memories. It really had everything!

Both characters have their own stories and their own demons. One has chosen to stop living while the other chose to live as much as possible. But both have shut them off from relationships with anyone. Adriana and Tucker both won me over right away. You can feel her pain right through the words on the page and you can feel Tucker’s struggled as well. I just can barely put in to words the emotions that went through me while reading this story. And the friends. Oh my. I LOVED them. We even get a glimpse in to how they are experiencing things. Ms Dyer gives us a little peek in to the minds of all of the supporting characters and that really helped me to be able to relate to them without them taking over the story. I wouldn’t mind each couple getting their own book. But first, I need the rest of Adriana and Tucker’s story! Summer can’t come soon enough!

This was a pretty in-depth read and is pretty long, so this is no quick read. Do yourself a favor, set aside some time and dive in!


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