Release Day Blitz & Review: Beautifully Done by Riley MacKenzie

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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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+
★★★★ 4 Stars!

Beautifully Done is the second book in the Beautifully Awake series by Riley MacKenzie and once again it was a beautifully written, gripping story about love, friendship, second chances, forgiveness and finding something worth fighting for in life. I would highly recommend reading book one, Beautifully Awake, first in order to not be spoiled and to be able to optimally follow the story.

Our hero is 37 year old lawyer, Asher Craig, who we've met as Chase's best friend in the first book of this series. As a self proclaimed player and man-whore extraordinaire he's happy with his carefree, no strings attached lifestyle. Early on in life, he's learned to never take life for granted and to enjoy every day like it's your last day on earth. But all of that changes the minute he runs into an old familiar face. Someone from his past who makes him want to reevaluate his life and start thinking about more than just his never-ending string of one night stands.

”A relationship was the last thing on my radar. I do drinks. I do dancing, I do gentleman-like things and I fuck - period. Life was short. I wasn’t making any promises I couldn’t keep.”

Talia Prince was once a happy, carefree daredevil who enjoyed life to the fullest but all of that changed when her best friend died. After that, she closed herself off from everyone around her and decided to become a new and different person. Deep down though, she’s still the girl Asher once knew; the girl he called his best friend. And being together, being friends again starts to bring back more and more of that carefree girl.

”You’re more, and I’m starting to realize you always have been. Friends is impossible, I want more. I want you. I want everything.”

Asher and Talia's relationship is one that starts out very slowly but that, mainly because of their rich history, grows very intense and deep. Their past is a solid foundation for their future but it also sometimes brings up painful memories that come back to haunt them time and again. Together though, they’re willing to take a chance at a future filled with love and happiness. They had perfect chemistry together and I loved their funny banter filled with reminiscing about the past.

Overall, this was a perfect addition to the series with a fantastic hero (whose POV I loved reading) and a strong, feisty heroine. There were some humor-filled moments as well as some very catching ones that almost made me tear up (not to mention a very emotional epilogue) and the many secondary characters, most of whom we’d already met in book one, made the story even better. This book made me an even bigger fan of author duo Riley MacKenzie and I’m already looking forward to find out what they have next in store for us! :)

**ARC generously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review**

Purchase the Series
Beautifully Awake (Beautifully Awake, #1)
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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