Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Review} {Giveaway} Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie

Diagnosis: Borrowed time 
Treatment: Trust
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.

***Author's note*** 
Contains spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We highly recommend reading Chase and Lili's story first. For readers 18+

Who knew I could completely love and hate a book at the exact same time. 


You won't be when you read this book for yourself...

As I started this book, in my mind I kept saying, "ok this is a definite four stars for me". Most of the time I can tell what I am going to rate a book by the middle of it. Most of my five star reads are due to some extra factor that set the book higher than others I have read. If the book made me laugh, cry, rage in anger... just something extra... but also have all the information and details I love inside.... 

As I continued to read and get to the middle with all of the drama, secret revelations, and everything else... I was actually shocked... I figured out Tal's secret from almost day one and I kind of knew it even with the last book. But it wasn't what I expected after all, it was different and it threw me for a loop. SO, I continued to read at an alarming pace, just wanting to know what was going to happen in this family and where everyone was headed.. Then even more drama happens and I am like

 WHY, GOD, WHY?!?! Haven't these characters suffered ENOUGH?? What the Hell is wrong with these authors??? They are like sick, twisted, humanoids that like to cut evermore deeper and then twist the knife even deeper!!

By this time, it is like 10pm and I still have a good amount left in the story so I couldn't just stop there, I would be crazy to try and sleep and not see what is going to happen. 

Things start to smooth out again towards the end and then some more drama, revelations, and then finally the ending where shit finally settles down... 

Oh but these authors aren't done mind fucking you yet... Nope, these sick, twisted, authors just kept the punches rolling in and BAM that Epilogue made me lose my mind...

I felt a little like this....

Some of this...

And finally... 

It was all very emotional and a lot of what the fuckery going on that I just had no idea whether I loved or hated it or all of the above or what.... 

It had a lot of elements I loved and hated and yet even days after finishing I am still thinking about it and cursing out the authors in very colorful language that would make Jesus himself scowl!! 
I LOVED Asher, LOVED him!! He wasn't as intense as Chase but he was just as swoon worthy... I just loved the whole dynamic with all the characters, loved how accepting everyone was and how fulfilling it felt to have the gang all together.

But since it left me damn near speechless I have to give this book a 5"I hate these authors just a little bit" Stars!!! 

If you want to check this book out for yourself, the links are provided below...

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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