For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend. Life is perfect. It’s a fairy tale really.
But one night changes everything for her.
Suddenly she’s alone. She’s afraid to trust and afraid to love. Most of all she’s afraid she’s broken beyond repair. Nightmares torment and haunt her every time she closes her eyes.
Will she ever be the same?
For Tucker Stavros it looks to the outside world like things come easy for him. He’s gorgeous, rich, famous, has a hot girlfriend. Hell, he’s a movie star. If women aren’t trying to get with him then men are wishing they are him. What they don’t see is the broken child hiding behind the smiles he fakes for the cameras. They don’t see the man who wakes up drenched in sweat from his nightmares from a past he can’t escape.
Betrayal sends him running.
A chance encounter throws Tucker and Adriana together. They try to fight their attraction for each other. They feel they’re too broken for the other.
Will they continue to suffer in the hell of dreamland separately or will they find that Waking Up to real life together can be so much sweeter?
Barnes and Noble
Story about a woman and a man who would never meet under normal circumstances. Both broken by their pasts and trying to just exist in life. This story tells the story of Adriana and Tucker.
Adriana is cripples by grief over the loss of her husband and doesn't know how to move on. Th author does a good job of describing the heartache and trials of how Adriana goes through everyday life pretending everything is okay. Adriana's character is very emotionally distant and is afraid of the feelings she develops for Tucker, a movie star who is trying to hide after his own heartbreak.
Tucker is running away from the paparazzi after he finds his girlfriend with one of his costars. Tucker is a complex character who is trying to go through life without facing his own demons from his past. After seeing Adriana for the first time, Tucker wants to fix her.
After Adriana meets Tucker, she offers him a place to stay with her and he accepts. Adriana'a guilt over her attraction to Tucker threatens to break her and she doesn't know how to deal with her feelings. Tucker, after learning about Adriana'a guilt and the way she can't move on, he decides to fix her. When they both give into the attraction, what happens next is heartbreaking.
This is an emotional read where you as the reader want to two characters to pull themselves together and get their happily ever after.