Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Reawakened Secrets (Reawakened #1) by Mari Denae

Secrets really do have a way of coming out. Find out what Claire is hiding in this first part of a new book!

Reawakened Secrets by Mari Denae 

(Reawakened #1) 
Publication date: October 26th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Some secrets should never be kept…
Growing up in the servants’ quarters at Haven Hill, Claire Brown was a poor outcast, living in a world of money and privilege. Her only solace was best friend, Alice Sinclair, and secret desire, Jackson Montgomery. Rich and connected, they were perfect in every way and perfect for each other.
Still, Claire was foolish enough to fall in love with Jackson, and desperate enough to hide it. When Alice found out, there was a terrible accident that left her in a coma. Jackson disappeared, leaving New Haven without even saying good-bye.
Ten years later, Claire has managed to build a life without them. So when Jackson calls out of nowhere to say Alice is awake, Claire’s first thought is Thank God. Her second? I’m screwed. Lusting after Jackson destroyed her. It’s nothing compared to what she’s hiding now.
But nothing stays hidden forever.
Reawakened Secrets is part one of Jackson and Claire’s story.
Part 2, Reawakened Sins and Part 3, Reawakened Seduction will be released early next year.  To be the first to get information on deals, teasers, excerpts, bonus scenes and release dates, connect with the author on FacebookTwitter, or Goodreads.


★★★★ 1/2 stars

I knew before I started this book the potential level of angst for this book was high. However I had a feeling I was going to enjoy watching everything unfold and I was right. Claire, Jackson, and Alice have been friends since childhood and were inseparable until an accident put one of them in a coma. When Alice awakens, ten years have passed and their friendships are all shaky.

I wasn't really able to get a full read on Alice, Jackson, and Claire in this book. I knew Jackson had feelings for Claire and she had feelings for him, but that was it. I felt like I got to know Claire the best in this book since it was told from her point of view and I liked what I saw. It quickly became clear Claire had a secret that had the potential to hurt them all. I had an idea of what the secret was, but I was in total disbelief at how the book ended. 

This was a fast read. It felt like I started and finished it in no time.  I have a feeling things are going to become murkier before they are settled again and I'm really eager to find out what's going to happen next between these child hood friends. Mari Denae has done a wonderful job at setting the stage for the next installments of this book.

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


My name is Mari Denae
I am a married mother of three and publishing my first novel is a dream come true. As the nerd that went to bed with a flash light to read the books I swiped from my mom’s room, I have always been an avid book lover. My favorites are hot, alpha male heroes (think Kristen Ashley), suspenseful, romantic thrillers (think Sandra Brown) and poignant, sweet love stories (think Abbi Glines or Colleen Hoover). My plan was always to be a writer of some sort, but somehow real life responsibilities got in the way. Now, I am an accountant with a night time writing obsession.
One Saturday afternoon, I took my girls to see the latest teenage movie. Four days later, I had read all four Twilight books. I was inspired by the innocent romance and ‘Edward Cullen’ (don’t judge). Once I found my way to Fifty Shades of Grey, I was a complete goner. All my spare time was spent reading, writing or blogging. After version one million, five hundred and fifty five of my series Reawakened , I’m finally ready to share it and hope that someone enjoys reading the story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. This one’s for my mother. I hope she’s looking down proud because I finally finished what I started.

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