Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie * Krystle’s 4.5 Star Review & More!

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BEAUTIFULLY DONE (Beautifully Awake, #2)

Authors Riley MacKenzie

July 16, 2014


Beautifully Done AMAZON GR SW


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+

Krystle’s 4.5 Star Review!

Beautifully Done is the second book in the Beautifully Awake series by Riley Mackenzie. Although I think that you would still enjoy this book without reading Book 1 first I wouldn’t recommend it for two different reasons. First, you’d be missing out on some very important parts of the story. Sure, the authors do a pretty great job at quickly filling the reader in on some of the details but in my opinion it wouldn’t have had the same strong impact on me if I hadn’t read the first story. The other very important reason I think that reading Book 1 first is crucial is so that you could see the growth of the authors. I really enjoyed the first Beautifully Awake book but I was just blown away by Book 2 and amazed at how far they have come with their writing. The ladies of Riley Mackenzie took their writing skills to a whole new level with this one and I couldn’t be more proud of them!

Beautifully Done is a story about Asher, Talia and their friends and family. This story is filled with love, trust issues, crazy pasts, tension to the max and so much more. The twists and turns of this book were crazy intense but they all flowed wonderfully and never felt forced. Every time I thought that I had everything all figured out something else would get thrown my way and I’d be knocked right back down again trying to make sense of it all. With so many different parts to this story very intricately woven together it could have been a bit confusing but the authors did an amazing job with it all.

My favorite things about Riley Mackenzie’s books are definitely the characters. They have a true gift when it comes to creating characters that make you feel and I absolutely adore reading about them. The main characters in this book, Asher and Talia, are two of the strongest, bravest people I have read about in a while. Along with Asher and Talia, their close family and friends are all pretty amazing as well. All of the characters are filled with such compassion for one another and are all awe-inspiring in their own ways.

I definitely recommend this series to anyone looking for a great love story that is a little different than the norm. If you are looking for intelligent, compassionate and strong characters and a story line that is sure to keep you on your toes than these are the books for you!

Kudos to the ladies of Riley Mackenzie and CONGRATS on an absolutely amazing second book! xo

Purchase the Series

Beautifully Awake (Beautifully Awake, #1)


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Beautifully Done (Beautifully Awake, #2)

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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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