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Waking Up

Waking Up

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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


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?

Editorial Reviews

Abby's Book Blog - Abby Cook
This a beautiful story. Yes, it has heartache and sorrow, but it also is a story of finding a way to move on in life and allow yourself to feel for another person again. This story is about love lost and love gained, passion in a way of sorrow and passion in a way of love and lust. This book will grip you and hold you hostage, daring you to put it down. You will go though a range of emotions, just like the characters in this book.
Baalat Professional Services - Michael Burhans
Oh boy oh boy are you all in for a treat when this book is published. Hot, funny, and some great storytelling. UNBELIEVABLE that this story is from a first time author. I can so see this being a movie.
Man Candy Land - Jessika Harper
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???
Books by Sarah Robinson - Sarah Robinson
This book is NOTHING like I was expecting it to be. Not on the first page, not 20 pages in, not 150 pages in. It was constantly surprising me because even when I was sure I knew what was going to happen, oh how off base I was. I spent the entire time clutching my iPad like a lifeline. I cried, I yelled, I was shocked, and I was in love.
International Bestselling Author - S.K. Hartley
Beautifully Heartbreaking. This is a must read.

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Renee Dyer
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A Healing Hearts Novel , #1
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Waking Up 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HollyMichelleMorales More than 1 year ago
Characters: 5   Plot: 5   Overall: 5+ I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. I sat for hours reading it. The book is packed full of emotions. And trust me you will feel everyone right along with the characters. The entire book is very personal and heartfelt.  The book is based over a couple week period of time. We come to know Adriana a widow who is living her life as an otherwise empty shell, and Tucker the famous movie star trying to get away from the publicity and cheating girlfriend. Along with them we have a group of supportive and protecting set of friends to Adriana. Adriana lost her husband a year ago in a car wreck. She lost more then a husband but no one in her world knows of this until she shares the information with Tucker of all people. Tucker is a very understanding man, he understands she misses her dead husband but we still see his pain as he suffers through watching her talk to "Alex" and miss him so much. How will it all play out? Will they end up together? I can't wait for book two. Seriously like I need it right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG-I don't even know where to start. I can't believe this was written by a debut author. There was so much emotion packed into one book. It's a long book, but it didn't feel that way because the author had me drawn in the entire time. The pain and torture of trying to heal over past loves lost and childhood pains not healed had me wanting to comfort the characters myself. The ending had me screaming at the author and wishing book two was already here. I can't wait to see where she takes this couple next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, but I found the author repeated everything for Tuckers view in the beginning chapters was monotonous. I found myself skimming through his view. Towards the middle, she stopped repeating views and it got much easier to read. Without repeating views this book would have run in the 300 pages, instead of the 500. The story line is interesting with a lot of "issues", and a whole lot of push and pull between the characters, just on the line of a little too much. It is definitely heartbreaking the way Adrianna can't move on from her dead husband when she has this incredible man right in front of her face. All in all, this was a good read and I'll get her 2nd book because I'm interested to see where Adrianna and Tucker finally up.
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Book Worms was gifted this book from the Author for an honest review. We gave this book 5+ stars. This book review was left by Melissa a Book Worms reviewer. Thank you Melissa.  Synopsis Adriana is broken. That's the only way she can describe herself. After the death of her husband, she can't move on. Her best friends can do anything but watch and they don't know how to help her. She's existing, but not living and knowing the terrible secret that she has kept from everyone. How can she live with herself let alone ever be with someone again. Tucker Stevros is one of the hottest movie stars in the country. He's wanted by every woman and every man wants to be him, except that isn't what he wants. After being humiliated by his girlfriend he has to get away from it all. On a road trip he discovers the beauty that is in Epping, New Hampshire. She's blonde and beautiful. After an unexpected meeting, he finds that his broken past is what he needs to help her. Can two broken pieces makes up a whole? Will Adriana be able to let Tucker in or will her love for her dead husband override everything? My Take I loved this book and I can't wait for the conclusion. 5 solid stars and it I could give it more, I would. This is more than just about a love story. This is about being able to feel after being devastated from loss and what it takes to do that. This is about friendship and healing and all that comes with it. This is an emotional roller-coaster of a story that I wanted to cry for the loss of what Adriana has gone through and I wanted to laugh when a seemingly sweet young lady turned into a fiery tempered 10 feet tall and bullet proofed spitfire that doesn't take anything from anyone. Her and Tucker make great strides in becoming more. I'm excited to read the next book and I have no doubts that it will be as good as this one was. There are so many unanswered questions and I can't wait to have them answered.