Awakening (A Dangerous Man, #1) [NOOK Book]

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His voice is hoarse. ?I am going to make love  to you now.? He says, ?So if you want me to stop, tell me.?

I shake my head frantically. If he stops at this point, I?ll probably die.


Sophie Bennett has virtually no experience with men. Orphaned from birth, she's gone from living with her reclusive spinster aunt, to a sheltered education in boarding school. So nothing prepares her for David Preston. The intensely attractive business-man is ...

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Overview

His voice is hoarse. “I am going to make love  to you now.” He says, “So if you want me to stop, tell me.”

I shake my head frantically. If he stops at this point, I’ll probably die.


Sophie Bennett has virtually no experience with men. Orphaned from birth, she's gone from living with her reclusive spinster aunt, to a sheltered education in boarding school. So nothing prepares her for David Preston. The intensely attractive business-man is entirely out of her league. Can she handle such a dangerous man, or is she in over her head?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016533773
  • Publisher: Raven Press
  • Publication date: 6/14/2013
  • Series: A Dangerous Man , #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 6,017
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Right away when I began reading this book I was saddened by the


    Right away when I began reading this book I was saddened by the way Sophie is treated, by how she is made to feel guilty for
    something she could not control and now she is being shipped off to boarding school, I guess that was a blessing in the long run.
    Then the story skips ahead to when she is 18, I am glad this occurs because I could not see any benefit of hearing about her being
    at boarding school. Once again we are reminded how badly she was treated by the only family she had; her Aunt has died and has
    left most of her estate to the local library. Here we have this girl who no longer has any family, is possibly losing her job, can no
    longer fulfill her dream of college, and in walks David. I love how the author writes the description of him, it is romantic and sexy,
    and how Sophie is feeling when she looks at him, I can envision what he looks like and how she must feel by the author’s use of
    words which sets up the scene perfectly, “His face is breathtakingly handsome, almost as if it was lifted directly from one of the
    classical sculptures or paintings I’ve seen in art textbooks, and then perfected. His hair is thick and very black, slightly too long and
    elegantly tousled, framing his exquisite sculpted face. His lips are firm and perfectly shaped. His nose is straight. His eyes, framed
    by a pair of winged black eyebrows, are the most intense blue I've ever seen” When David states “I want to see you.” I freeze at his
    words. For the second time since I saw him, I literally cannot breathe. The strange quivering in my belly moves lower. “What are you
    doing tonight?” I manage to find my voice. “Nothing.” I confess. “Then have dinner with me.” As soon as I was done reading this part
     I was saying awwww and so happy for Sophie, I couldn't believe it, a few pages in and already I was invested in her feelings. I was
    worried when she acted weak in regards to him leaving but then when he tells her that she does not deserve someone that will forget
    her and she says “What if I don’t care?” I ask in a voice that does not even sound like mine. “What if I want you anyway?” Then I am
    thinking, yes that is the attitude to have, don’t be so desperate. The scene in the car is to die for, so sexy and erotic; I didn't want it to
    end. Then the whole scene in her apartment was smoking hot, every action, every word uttered had me thinking what a lucky girl lol
    Once they are in her room I don’t like it as much, I take it by how her life is described that she is a virgin so I wish David would have
    been gentle with her, more reverent, but instead he “drives in, filling me completely. I moan in pain” and my other issue is no mention
    or discussion of any type of birth control, he is older then her, and clearly way more experienced this should have been a priority for
    him to safeguard them both. Then we move to the goodbye, once again showing she is not desperate she states “Well I won’t forget,
    and I won’t regret anything either. It was the best night of my life, and whether he leaves or stays will not change that.” I loved how
     jealous David became when she had a visitor show up at the door and vie for her attention and accuse him of using her for a one
    night stand. The part when they are all over each other and he has her against the wall was hot and him telling her “Don’t forget who
    made you feel like this.” But then she reverts back to the desperate girl and states “Take me with you.” Ugh I didn't like that part very
    much but I guess that had to happen in order for the next part to occur. I really didn't like it that she was saying she was in love already,
    really, so soon? At the end the story had become a mystery because what happened would not normally happen, there is way more to
    this story. What is up with his assistant? Why was David so eager for her to come with him? And if you read the teaser at the end of this
    book for the next book in this series Rebellion-A Dangerous Man #2 how David is acting only adds to the mystery, hmmm can’t wait for
    book #2. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    I was provided an ARC of this book in return for an honest revie

    I was provided an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. This was a solid 4.5 stars for me.  It was a super quick read, only 35 pages on my nook, but it still drew me in.  I have read full length novels that did not pull me in like this did. Though the plot moved ridiculously fast I still felt invested in what was happening. The relationship moved pretty fast for my liking but somehow it wasn't as crazy as I thought it may be. There is so much that I want to know about Sophie and David that wasn't answered in this short story, I am definitely looking forward to the next installment!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Just Wow!!!! 4.5 happy dancing stars!!!! Talk about a whirlw

    Just Wow!!!! 4.5 happy dancing stars!!!!




    Talk about a whirlwind romance. Serena Grey you naughty woman!!!! You had me slacked jaw through most of the book. I had this constant *no way... *no she didn't *wait... yes she did thoughts while reading Awakening. 




    I am going to try my hardest to not give any spoilers because EVERYONE should read this book. 




    You have Sophie shes a sweet although very sheltered 18 year old girl. Though at times I felt she should have stop to think about her actions, I feel the author is portraying young Sophie to be a girl who finally decided to live life her way and not let anyone stop her. So far there's a HEA... BUUUUTTTTT..... I just know based on the speed and process of this book that there are some storms brewing in the background. 




    Now Mr. Dark, Sexy, and dare I say dangerous?... David Preston: He's a man who always gets what he wants and people (not Sophie) obviously know something about him, that has yet to be told to us (the readers) and Sophie of course. I am wondering about his intentions with our little Sophie... He's 9 yrs older than her and even knowing that she was inexperienced and just beginning her adulthood he still pursues her very quickly... From the title of this book I am very intrigued as to what David does/ who he is.




    Overall I gave this book 4.5 stars because I couldn't put it down and wished it never ended. I would of given it 5 stars but It was just to good to be this short... Now I do enjoy quick reads but this book is so GOOD that I never wanted to stop. You will be left with questions of why? on a few topics and you'll notice not a lot of details are released yet within the book.. but you know what??? IT makes you want the next book that much more... So Ms. Serena Grey, Thank you, For now I am clutching my kindle... waiting (not patiently)... for the next book... AND there's not even a major cliffhanger, well I guess there is but they technically had a HEA but I know it can't be that simple.




    So not to sound like a spoiled child throwing a tantrum but... I WANT I WANT I WANT... the next book already.... Please, Pretty Please, with gum drops and gummy bears... lol




    You'll want to read this book, you'll want to throw it, you may not believe in such things, but this has great potential just keep a very open mind and remember that this is a series.... 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Good

    I really enjoyed this book. J... :-@

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Not good enough

    Story line is just not developed well enough. The characters are not loveable. Details of their backgrounds are glossed over and it just doesn't give you a good enough idea of their positions and feelings for each other. Eighteen, never had a boyfriend or a real date and she hops in the sack with a stranger and agrees to marry him the morning after. Not believable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Loved...

    I was hooked from the beginning....must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Good

    Short story-good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

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    This is a great story but too short. Wanted to know more about D

    This is a great story but too short. Wanted to know more about David. Sophie is so young and doesn't seem to know who David Preston really is. He has already told her he was bad for her. But the new feelings she is having towards him has her flustered. What is David thinking after their first night together? What does he have planned for Sophie? Maybe now she will be able to go to college and become an artist. This is a first for me by Serena Grey and I LOVED it. Now on to Rebellion, book 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Good read

    I really enjoyed this book. I was really confused by the characters though. Obviously Sophie is very sweet and completely and extremely innocent. Then along comes David who is very experienced, rich and is used to getting whatever he wants. So of course he wants the sweet and innocent Sophie. He seduces her but he never even acknowledges the fact that she's a virgin when he makes love to her. In fact he shows no concern at all. Nor does it say anything about any type of birth contol. And why is it that in order for him to take her with him, she has to marry him. Why all the mystery about David? And then in the car ride to Seattle he ignores her. This poor niave girl, has had so much sadness and pain in her life without having this strange mysterious stranger bursting into her life and taking over. Then to top it off when she tells him she loves him on their wedding night he doesn't even acknowledge the fact that she said it when obviously she's never had anyone tell her they love her before. My heart breaks for this sweet beautiful soul. I can't wait to read the sequel to hopefully have all my questions answered. I recommend this book although it's only 104 pages and it will definitely leave you scratching your head wondering what the hell just happened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    A quick read

    This was a quick read. I liked the story, just a little thrown by what happened the next day between David and Sophie. Other than that though, I did enjoy the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Not sure how I came upon this book on my nook but I just finishe

    Not sure how I came upon this book on my nook but I just finished reading it and was pleasantly surprised! Very well written and fun! I can't wait for Serena to write more and look forward to a full length book sometime. I will definitely be following closely and looking forward to more!

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Short, Fun and Smokin' Hot! I received this eARC from the autho

    Short, Fun and Smokin' Hot!

    I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    4 Sizzling Stars!
    The Review:
    Awakening starts out with our heroine, Sophie, at work, doing little more than dusting a shelf. Her life has recently been uprooted as the neglectful and overbearing aunt who raised her after her mom died, has now passed away, leaving her with very little. She's set to get out of town for better work and school opportunities when a dangerously handsome man literally screeches to a halt in front of her.

    In walks the mysterious David Preston who can't take his eyes off Sophie.

    She can tell right away there's something daring and intriguing behind those dark looks and when he asks her for a date, she can't help but say yes.

    This little 39 pages of awesomeness was sultry, seductive, sexy and Ohh.Emm.Gee. HOT!

    Was it exciting? Yes!
    Was it steamy and did it get my heart racing just a little? DEFINITELY!
    Do I want to know what happens next? HECK YEAH!

    Sign me up for book two. With that little cliffy, I want to see where this story is going because all is not right in David's world and I'm afraid things are just heating up!

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    This book is an ARC given to me by the author for an honest revi

    This book is an ARC given to me by the author for an honest review.

    This short story is an awesome appetizer. Sometimes an appetizer can be enough to satisfy you and you don't need dinner.
    This story could be considered as a complete work and be satisfactory (3.5 + stars). I am pretty sure however that this is only the
     beginning ... with that knowledge, I eagerly anticipate the main course. (4 star rating comes in here.) There are sooooo many potential
     directions for this story to go. It reminds me a lot of a story starter from writing class. There is just enough to satisfy you if you wish it to
     end or you have endless possibilities of how the story can play out from this point on. I was completely interested in the story and
    would definitely continue to read how the story of David and Sophie plays out. It was a very enjoyable little read. I am still hungry!

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Sophie Bennett lost her mom at a young age and lives with her au

    Sophie Bennett lost her mom at a young age and lives with her aunt Josephine. Josephine despises Sophie so it’s no surprise that Josephine’s will left little to nothing for Sophie. Stacey is Sophie’s boss and her “guardian angel.” Stacey loves Sophie as if she was her own but times are hard and Sophie my not be Stacey’s assistant much longer. David Preston comes into Sophie’s life and makes her feels things she’s never felt. He warns her of the type of man he is. Sophie is willing to take the risk and doesn’t want to lose him. The only problem is David and Sophie lives miles apart and he has to leave to get back to his life and job. Sophie is determined to stay in it one way or another. David gives Sophie an offer that’s hard to refuse. Will the choice Sophie makes be worth risk?
    “Awakening (A Dangerous Man #1)” is a great fast read. It’s sexy, light, funny and has an ending you won’t see coming. I read it in less than an hour and I am excited to see what happens in the second book. The flow of the story is great and there was never a dull moment. I am sure there are many layers of David that has yet to be seen and I am interested to find out what they are. I think this book is the start to a great series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 31, 2013

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