Blog Tour - Reawakened Secrets by Mari Denae

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Reawakened Secrets #1
By Mari Denae
Publication Date: 26th October 2015
Publisher: Self-Published by Author
Pages: 126
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook / ARC
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

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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.

Claire Brown has never thought she fitted in, not with the people at school and definitely not with Jackson Montgomery or Alice Sinclair although for some reason they want to be friends with her regardless of the fact that her mother works for Alice's family. 
The story jumps from the present time to ten years previous, it gives you the back story as to the events leading up to Claire's life now. I would be lying if I didn't say that with every new twist in the story that I didn't get a bit more excited about the big revelation that was drawing nearer. 
Claire has always had feelings for Jackson, but she knew that Alice had always wanted herself and Jackson to end up together, so Claire has always hidden her feelings until it got too much and she gave into what she wanted for years. Although, what should have been a dream come true turns into disaster when Alice has an accident after seeing her and Jackson together. 
Claire never thought she would hear off Jackson again after that night, that ruined not only her friendships but her life as well. Until Jackson calls her, she doesn't know what to make of it, especially when it seems like Alice has no memory of the events that led to her accident. Although Claire is glad to that Alice is awake, she must face what happened all those years ago and the secret that she has held onto ever since. Not only that Claire must decide whether she wants Jackson in her life, after he broke her heart ten years previous and if she does then she knows she has a lot of explaining to do and her long kept secret will have to be revealed once and for all. 
Reawakened Secrets is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel, that will surprise you with every turn of the page. With its charming characters, exciting plot and surprises that will make you want to read more, it is perfect to read in one sitting (Just like I did!). I can't wait for the next installment in Claire and Jackson story. 

Compelling, Amazing and Exciting. 

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.

Tour-wide giveaway
  • (10) hardcover copies of Reawakened Secrets (US/CAN)
  • (3) $20 Amazon gift cards (INTL)

Another day, another book, 

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  1. Great review! I like how well written this sounds - the characters especially. Claire sounds like a character I would easily relate too and enjoy as an MC! Glad you liked it!


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