BEAUTIFULLY DONE (Beautifully Awake, #2)
Authors Riley MacKenzie
July 16, 2014
A copy was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review.
About Beautifully Done
Diagnosis: Borrowed time
Prognosis: Beautifully Done
Asher Craig drives fast, flies high, and screws hard. But make no mistake, he’s a gentleman.
He learned way too young that we’re all on borrowed time. Fair or unfair, you only get one ride. He vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns. The past is beyond his control and the future may not exist. With his only loyalties being his family, he thrives for that edge where plunging over is always in the realm of possibility.
When a beautiful familiar face tilts his axis, he re-examines everything and realizes that second chances are overrated and a lifetime of firsts are irreplaceable. In the end, it’s not her medical degree but his trust that needs to prove that the ride together is worth it … until it’s Beautifully Done.
Contains spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We highly recommend reading Chase and Lili’s story first. For readers 18+
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WHAT DID I THINK:
The writing: 5 Stars.
The story for me: 3 stars and only because some of it was hard to swallow.
This book starts at Chase and Lili’s wedding. It is important that you read the first book in the series before you read BEAUTIFULLY DONE since it gives away a lot of spoilers. Ash, Chase’s best friend, is doing what he does best…picking up women and going home with them only to leave them alone the next day. Ash is 36 years old and has no plans of getting attached or getting married. One night, he runs into Talia. Talia was his best friend through his childhood and until high school when a tragedy happened. When Ash sees Talia he cannot stop thinking about her and contacts her even though he lives in Boston and she lives in San Diego. However, they have not seen or talked in 18 years and Ash never found out why Talia left her hometown and never looked back.
I wish there was a way for me to write all the things that made me feel sad, but I can only say a few without giving anything away. First, I felt sad for Talia. If I was her I would just let things be forgotten. Do not look back, do not go back. Let the past be the past.
Some things were hard for me to read because I was angry and I cannot even tell you who I was most angry with. Yes life was hard for a particular someone, but your true character shows at the hardest moments of your life. I became very angry and very upset. Well with one character in particular, I wanted them written off. I did not care how. Just go away. It is one thing that you told others you made mistakes, it is another thing how you handle them. Like I said the writing is good so the story brought a lot of emotions.
Now with Ash, yes he is a bachelor and he loves women, but I loved that guy. I loved how he cared for his friends, for his family, and for his Talia. Talia was his best friend and I love how he wanted that back more than anything. I loved his love. I will read more by these two amazing authors.
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).
So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!
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