Monday, July 11, 2016

Waking Amy - Julieann Dove (Review)

29337681Waking Amy by Julieann Dove
Series Amy #1
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Publication date: 
February 23rd 2016

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 
Format: ebook, 244 pages
How I got it:
Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 5/5

Amy Whitfield is blindsided when she comes home and finds a note on the fridge from her husband, Wesley, stating that after four years of marriage, he’s leaving her. Amy was in the midst of trying to spice things up, to bring life back to their boring marriage. It seems now that she was too late.

As Amy sits with her head between her knees, trying to figure out what to do next, a call comes from Mercer General Hospital. The ER nurse is telling Amy’s answering machine that Wesley has been in a car accident.

When Amy arrives at the hospital, she finds her husband in a coma. The doctors say there is no sign of brain damage, and Wesley will eventually wake up. Relieved, Amy sees this as her second chance: the chance to get it right this time. To channel the girl Wesley won’t leave when he regains consciousness… She just needs some help to pull it off. After all, she was voted girl most likely to die a virgin in high school.

Amy would never figure on getting that help from Mark Reilly…Wesley’s doctor! He’s a non-committer, too-cute-for-his-own-good bachelor, and completely the guy Amy begins falling for. It’s a race against time to see who wakes up first—Amy or her husband.


My thoughts:

For some reason when the story began with Amy talking to her coworkers about her marriage all I could think was he is going to leave her.  Although how it all happened I would have never pieced it all together.  It seemed like the relationship had fizzled out and that they were staying together for more of comfort then anything else.  Once we get the backstory throughout the book I can see exactly how they ended up in that situation.  

Amy's parents passed away at a young age with Wesley's parents.  Amy sort of bonded onto Wesley to take care of her and it was one of her mother's dying wishes for Wesley to take care of Amy.   Wesley did leave a note for Amy saying he was leaving her on the night that he got into a bad car accident.   Amy sat by his bedside and decided that she was going to become the ideal wife to make Wesley want her back.  Amy makes a pact with Wesley's doctor Mark to help her become an irresistible wife. 

I love Amy as a character she seems like a typical 30 year old women who is married and a little scatter brained at moments.  Amy doesn't know what to do to spice up her marriage, but she is looking for that one thing to make it better.   Amy lacks experience in the relationship department and we really get to see that when Mark starts to help her out.  Although maybe Amy just needed someone to break her out of her shell.  

I absolutely loved the story.  Amy was growing so much and learning so much about herself during the entire book.  I love the twists and turns that all of her relationships took.  Amy never once felt alone in the book, which is something incredible since her family was only her sister left.   I felt that Amy ended up having a strong support system that she didn't even know she had until she needed it.  I also loved how Amy knew what type of relationship she was looking for by the end of the book.  

Also, I loved Mark's mom! She is just amazing in the book, she only has a small role, but it is very inspirational!!

I think this is a perfect beach read for the summer! It is easy to read and follow along in the story.  It is very inspiring and a cute spin on a love story.  It is a very fast read and can be done quickly in one sitting as well!!

I was received a copy of this book from 
Caffeinated Book Reviewer for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Julieann Dove
About the Author
Julieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!

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  1. Lovely review, Kristyn! I am so happy you liked the book. :) And that you liked Amy. I was surprised to read how well you liked Mark's mother. I liked her, too! Thank you very much for the review.

    1. Your welcome! It was a great book! I can't wait to read the next one!


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