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Prognosis: Beautifully Awake
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.
Casey’s Thought’s ❤
As host of the Beautifully Awake Cover Reveal, I couldn’t wait to go on tour! Needless to say this debut novel is fan-freakin’-tastic!
When I began to read Beautifully Awake my first thought’s ran to one of my favorite Thursday night shows, Grey’s Anatomy. Seriously, I mean hot doctors, nurses, and even a call room! I soon began to realize that Grey’s Anatomy has nothing on Beautifully Awake. We all know that there is nothing better than a good book!
Lili is a character that has had it hard. She now enjoys her morning mojo from a street vendor before high tailing it in peep toes to work at the hospital. She gets wind that the new neurosurgeon is a total ass, and there is no way that his looks can compensate for his rudeness. That is until, she realizes that he does have bedside manner, a warm heart, and feelings for her that will make your mama blush!
Lili has to face her fears and return home to testify in a case. What she doesn’t realize is that it looks like she is now on trial and they have aired her dirty laundry once more. This time it is in front of Chase. The look on his face is one she believes is disappointment, but in actuality, he is trying to hold himself together.
Chase has a past as well, and we know this from his best friend, but Ash won’t tell his story. In fact, he let’s Lili and Chase work things out on their own. What they realize is that in the mist of the rain, storm, sleet, and hail, you can find yourself beautifully awake if the one is beside you.
Beautifully Awake will have you routing for the small town girl trying to make it for herself, crying for the past she has to face once again, and a yearning for a love that will make everyones fire roar!
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.
“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…”
So was this my life? I sunk back into the fluffy pillows and sighed. I wanted this to be my morning every morning.
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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