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Waking Amy by Julieann Dove

Waking Amy by  Julieann DoveWaking Amy (Amy #1) by Julieann Dove
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on February 23rd 2016
Pages: 244
Source: Caffeinated Book Reviewer

I received this book for free from Caffeinated Book Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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.

Amy Whitfield is gearing up to spice up her dull marriage. She is surprised to come home to a dear john letter instead. Her husband ends up in a coma after having a car accident on his way to leaving her. Amy thinks that this might be a chance to save her marriage by becoming someone else. She seeks the advice of Dr. Mark Reilly who shows her what’s she’s been missing all along. What will she do when her husband wakes up?

In ” an Oyster Shell – This was an astounding read that was so full of twists just when you thought they were done they just kept coming.

The Pearls –The premise of this book was unique to me. Trying to save your marriage to a man in a coma who was trying to leave you? It’s unbelievable until you read the story and you understand where the characters were coming from.

The point of view was crystal clear from the viewpoint of Amy. The author had a great hold of her character’s inner and out voice. There was humor in it along with other appropriate havoc reaped from other emotions. This story had me shaking my fists, sighing out loud, and almost cheering. Which I couldn’t do because I finished this at 2 am. It was just too good to put down.

The characters were amazing and despicable respectively. There was a romantic square. Yes, square, not triangle! Which had an interesting array of possible love interests, there were also supporting characters who helped move Amy in the right direction

The Sand – The main character could be so infuriating sometimes with her rose colored glasses, I wanted to throw the book. It was a little beyond believable even for fiction.

4.5 pearls

4.5 Stars

About Julieann Dove

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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  • Julieann Dove March 20, 2016, 5:19 pm

    What a lovely review! Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. I loved everything you said. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Sorry about the sand! Unfortunately I do know some of these types of people. And yes, I do sometimes want to throw things at them, too! :) Thanks, again!

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