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~Book Review~ Beautifully Done @authorsrileymac

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BEAUTIFULLY DONE (Beautifully Awake, #2)

Authors Riley MacKenzie

July 16, 2014


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About Beautifully Done

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+

Casey’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

“Love wasn’t planned, it wasn’t a conscious decision, and it sure as shit couldn’t be  made up.”

Wow! What a book hangover!  Seriously, I finished last night and I loved it.  Beautifully Done is the story of Asher.  He is every mothers nightmare for their daughter.  Not that he’s a bad guy.  In fact, he’s a very genunine, hardworking, and puts everyone else first.  His only downfall is that he’s not a one woman kinda man.

If you’ve read Beautifully Awake, you understand what the characters have been through with the death of their dear friend, Kimi, but if you’re like me I had an OMG- I’m gonna kill that f***** moment when I realized why Tali really left.

Needless to say, she’s back and sparks fly for Asher and her, but not without a little pain, excitment, realizations, and a new way of life.

Within Beautifully Done, Asher has to let go of helping others and find himself again.  I know for a fact that if I would have been in his situation, I would have done the same.

Talia on the other hand is a rare jewel.  She’s dealt a bad hand, but what happens within these pages will break your heart.  I wanted to hold her and tell her it would be okay.  As you read, you will realize she’s the backbone.  She sees the light at the end and goes for it.

“Tragic, nah.  that’s a cop-out for when you don’t have enough story to fill the pages.  We filled novels…”

I loved this story, but I will have to say the Epilogue brought all my emotions to the front.  Even just thinking about it my eyes well up with tears.  Riley Mackenzie do a awesome will filling in every gap and making a complete story: past, present, and future!

Beautifully Done is a phenomenal story that will make you smile, know that there are good people out there, and will have you cheering for Asher and Talia!  They deserve to be happy… together!

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Beautifully Awake (Beautifully Awake, #1)


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Beautifully Done (Beautifully Awake, #2)

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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