Saturday, March 25, 2017

*Review* Awakening by D.M. Earl

Genre: Romance
Published: January 26, 2017
Pages: 258


I’m safe. 

And so is my family. All because of the sacrifice Stone made to save us. I don’t know what has happened to Stone or Walker, but I believe in my heart that Stone will do everything he can to make sure Walker never comes near us again. I know he’s out there, and I cannot allow myself to think otherwise. He will come back to me, to us.

So until that happens, and knowing that, I need to work to make my family and myself whole again. Life can bring unexpected joys and sorrows, and it’s up to me to begin the healing process for us all. I need to be strong, and that’s what I plan to do. 
I'm no longer a victim because Stone showed me that I was so much more.Life is worth living. 

My name is Quinn, and as I awaken from my dark past, and violent present, I will start to truly live. The future has never been so bright.


I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review. 

This is the third and final book in The Journals Trilogy and it was definitely a satisfying conclusion to Quinn's story. Loose ends were snipped off and things seem to finally be at a point where things will settle down for Quinn and what's left of her family in the end. I strongly recommend that you read this series in order (if you don't you will very likely regret it and feel quite lost at times.) 

Awakening was so so full of action that it seems Quinn and Stone just can't seem to catch a break at all for most of the story, which made it a bit hard to swallow at times. I realize that action keeps a story moving, but I would have really liked to have a bit more down time between crises to regroup. 

I'm also not sure exactly how I feel about the way Quinn and Stone's relationship seemed to run so hot but then cold and back to hot again throughout the story. I was not prepared for that rollercoaster ride, and at times the twists and turns just left me reeling and baffled. Again, a lull in the action would have been appreciated. 

My other issue with the book is more personal. I'm not really a big fan of MC romances, and while this isn't technically an MC romance, it has very much the same feel as one, so that detracted from my enjoyment of the story a bit.

Overall I give Awakening 3.5 out of 5 stars because it was a decent book, but I failed to connect with it on a personal level. - Katie 

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About the Author

D. M. Earl lives in Northwest Indiana. She is an avid reader and will devour a book usually in a day. She reads anything from romance, contemporary, erotica and dark reads. Loves to rider her Harley next to her hubby. Also D.M. likes being outdoors either working in her veggie or flower gardens or just hanging with her 9 four legged fur "kids."

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