Blog Tour and Giveaway: Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

Lili Porter hates the rain. Bad things happen in the rain. As a small town social worker dedicated to protecting children, she is forced to start over to escape her rural disaster. Determined to follow her father’s advice—head up and chin high—Lili finds herself in a new city, taking on a new system, this time healthcare. In doing so, she gets something she never expected, an intimate behind-the-scenes look at life in the hospital.

Lili learns that a surgeon’s hands have the power to heal more than physical wounds. And a prescription for truth can cure three years of sleep running and leave you beautifully awake.

Excerpt :

He was already dressed for the OR in his scrubs, looking … amazing. The beat beneath my chest started again and my mouth watered, as I not so subtly roamed his body with my hungry eyes. All I wanted was to feel his body against mine, get lost in where I ended and he began. It was all I’d ever want. Forever. I finally got what he meant every time he said mine. He was mine.

“See something you like?” He smirked.
“Mm-hmm.”
“Baby, if you don’t stop looking at me like that I’m never gonna get out of here.”

“Truth. Sounds perfect to me.” Now I smirked.

“Ahh fuck, you’re killing me. You know scrubs don’t hide a hard-on very well.”

I laughed. He had a point there.
Leaning down, he kissed my nose. “Text you in a bit, see how your day is going…” 

“K.”

So was this my life? I sunk back into the fluffy pillows and sighed. I wanted this to be my morning every morning. 


My Review:

Lili survived a hell that no woman should ever have to suffer, even though she survived she was living through life awake but asleep.  She would go through the motions but never letting herself fully heal from her past.  That is until she meets Dr. Chase Colton.  He not only makes her feel more than just love, this man at first could piss her off like no other.  He wakes her up and helps her heal the wounds that are still not closed.  Lili isn’t the only one living life awake but asleep, Chase has his own past that has left him wounded as well.

Dr. Chase Colton can operate on me any time.  He is a walking ad for the sexiest man alive, cocky, a damn good neurosurgeon obviously since he is the Chief of the department, but there is more to him than anyone knows.  He keeps a part of himself away from Lili, when he finally opens up and tells her everything it breaks you up inside because you can feel his pain.  There is just something about him that pulled me to his character more than Lili, maybe it’s just him overall.  He is a messed up prince charming in scrubs.

These two are both broken souls, but it takes the love and connection they have with each other for them both to begin healing.  What they share isn’t just perfect, it is beautiful.  When something happens that could take all of that away from them, I for one was on the edge of my seat saying no, please no.  Do not do this to them, they deserve to be happy they both have suffered enough.

Beautifully Awake is a book about love healing deep wounds, redemption and a connection that is stronger than anything that could break them apart.  Be prepared for an emotional read and have your tissues close by because at times you will need them.  I am still sitting here feeling all the emotions I felt while reading Beautifully Awake, this is one that will stay with me for a long time.  The authors have made me want more of this series with just one book, I for one cannot wait for the next book to get here fast enough.

About the Authors

Yep. That’s an “s.” There are two of us!


We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us.

It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know.


So you can easily find us at 4 o’clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations).

When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school. 


Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine?

Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know), otherwise it might have taken us two years to write Beautifully Awake rather than one.

So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!
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