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The One Awakened

(The One Trilogy #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  359 ratings  ·  107 reviews
It began a decade ago with a spilt drink and a missed opportunity amongst two people destined to be together. Now ten years on, sexually frustrated Lucia Myers is seeing her friend as though it were the first time…

She forms a plan… a proposition of sorts; one night of pleasure, I’m open to anything, with no ties - the text reads.

She wants to be awakened by someone she ca
Paperback, 377 pages
Published July 5th 2014 by Alexandra North (first published July 3rd 2014)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★ ! The One Awakened, book 1 of 3. Lucia asks her best friend, Sebastian Silver to awaken her sexually!

“He could enjoy the challenge of bedding his long-term friend, and I could be awakened sexually.”

Books in The One trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: The One Awakened
Book 2: The One Addicted
Book 3: The One Adored

The One Awakened (book 1) opens up to a decade past and two university students, Lucia Myer, Lu and Sebastian Silver, Seb meeting in a club. But it was clear to Lucia the S
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Michelle by: SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
Sebastian Silver OMG HOT

This is the first book from The One Trilogy an it's was so good I really enjoyed it the story is really hot an intense in parts an I was dyin to know what was goin to happen there is so much goin on in Lucia's life I don't know how's she's not in a mad house I feel sorry for her but there is parts where I want to knock some sense into her but to her defence she does have the gorgeous Sebastian Silver wanting her an that would make me do crazy things to

Lucia is a reall
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I love coming across new authors. I love refreshing new styles of writing and adore Friends to Lovers story lines. When I read the synopsis of  The One Awakened..the only two things that scared me going in were 

1. It's a trilogy and 

2. It's gonna have angst. 

See I'm an big old fat angst CHICKEN 

 So.. I just prepared myself. 

And I dove right i
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes erotic romance
Recommended to Lindsay by: Saw teaser on Facebook
I absolutely LOVED this book. I very quickly got into all of the characters but especially loved Lucia & Sebastian - he's my new book boyfriend.

It was a perfect take on friends becoming lovers and I especially like the fact that although Seb was such a strong man, he had a romantic core. It's also very funny in places.

Even though you know that they are destined to be, there are so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing. (Won't say anymore as would be too many spoilers.)

I can't wait for
Maureen Nicholson
3.5 Stars

What I liked about this book? The plot. It was interesting with a friends to lovers romance. The male mc was sexy as hell. The additional characters, they were genuine and added a nice touch. The whole single mother that's successful and independent. That I really liked. And the steamy sex scenes that were very well written.

What I didn't like? The punctuation. I swear it felt like the exclamation marks were all over the place and the question marks were in places that didn't seem like q
Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy
This book is why I follow blogs, I happened upon this gem of a read during Alexandra's take-over one evening and having read teaser excerpts and the synopsis for it I thought it looked quite good and decided to take a chance on a new author with a new book. Thank Facebook I did.

The concept for the book, best friends to lovers- although having been done before has a rather unique twist to it in Alexandra's story. Lucia is a hard-working single mum struggling with the guilt of wanting a healthy se
C.J. Fallowfield
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lucia Myers is a single mum in desperate need for a sexual awakening and when her gorgeous, sexy and charismatic best friend Sebastian Silver rolls back into town, she thinks who better to get her back in the saddle but him? The trouble is can friends really become friends with benefits without someone getting hurt?

This was an amazing debut novel and it’s so refreshing to find other British authors who haven’t bowed under the pressure to give up their style, spellings, quirky expressions and hum
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorits, alpha-male
Oh my lord.. Gideon, Jesse and Travis; please step aside and make way for Sebastian Silver :-). I think I got myself a new hero.

I finished this book within two days – sneaky reading during work -I just could not put it away. I really liked this authors writing style and was very pleased to learn that the heroine was an independent, successful mother! Finally something else than the coy, early 20’s girls u usually have as you lead female.

I always love a good friends become lover’s story, and ms
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

When I read what the book was about I was so excited and knew it was something right up my ally. However, I was disappointed in the book and I hate saying that, I hung on hoping that it would get better but didn't get there. Part of the reasoning is Lucia, she has no back bone and her confidence in herself is severally lacking to the point she just became annoying. But the biggest hang up was they never talked period, not as friends, lovers, or a couple and that's hard for me because ev
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 stars this book is quiet good ;) lulu was great and strong but at times a tad annoying and Whiney .. The other characters are awesome !! I really liked seb I liked that he didn't get in a relationship if he wasn't ready for one he wanted to fuck around I like that
I am sooo going to read the next and I loved the little suspense at the end nice twist ;)
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love the dual POV!! 5 steamy stars for Seb and Lu that are friends turn to lovers. Can't wait for the next book!! Hopefully it's about Nate and Abby. Def a recommendation
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Jenn Green
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
She was ready. It was time to take her before she was lost to me again.

★✩★✩★ 5 At a loss for words Stars ★✩★✩★

~this review may contain minor spoilers~

“Be honest with yourself. You and I were always going to happen one day. It's been in the post for over a decade. You knew it and I knew it; the only questions to consider now are, when, where, and how many times will you come?”

~A spilled drink ten years ago changes the course of two peoples lives~
Sebastian Silver met Lucia Myer while in college o
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Lucia is a single mom whose sole focus is her three-year-old son, Finn. Having split from her ex of ten years Niall, she has finally decided to make the leap back into the dating pool. But when Lucia’s best friend Sebastian returns after having been out of the country for nearly a year, Lucia begins to maybe she should ask her closest friend to be her “friend with benefits” to temper her entrance back into dating life. Bu
Monique Machuca-Austin
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Ten years ago… Lucia Myers and Sebastian Silver bonded after a spilled drink in a bar while attending the university. Sebastian immediately feels a connection with Lucia, Sebastian’s friend; Niall proclaims his desires for Lucia so Sebastian steps aside. Even though Sebastian understood the connection was deep with Lucia, Sebastian stayed away from Lucia especially when she had a child from Ni
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
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JZ Reads
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it
The premise for this book had a lot of potential, but it didn't really work for me. My biggest issue was the hot/cold behaviour of both Lucia and Sebastian - even though we got to see both their POVs, I couldn't understand why they were acting the way they were half the time. For people who had been best friends for 10 years, they sure didn't communicate well, and I was confused as to where all the drama was coming from - just hook up already! Beyond that aspect of the story, I really didn't con ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

5 Amazing MAHOOSIVE Stars!!! Sebastian Silver is my new book love!

We meet Lucia & Sebastian in their college days at The Cave. Instant fireworks are evident but neither fact Lucia ends up leaving with, Niall, a friend of Sebastian's. For 10 years he's regretted not stepping up to claim Lucia that night and promised himself if he ever got the chance to claim her again, he'd take it. They're best friends &
Laura White
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was sent this as an arc in return for an honest review.
So here we go!

Lucia is a single mum to a beautiful 3 year old boy called Finn and he is her whole world along with her passion for designing.
She split from her ex partner of ten years who treated her like complete rubbish and she is a happy girl except all her friends think she should jump back on the man train!

Enter her best friend Sebastian who has been away for the last year.
He is her little boys godfather and they both have such a gre
Shirley Verdin
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC for an honest review.
To have a friend that will always be there for you is what Lucia had within Sebastian. The first day they met both realized they had a special connection but never acted on it. Instead Lucia ended up talking with his friend Niall. They later became a couple and had a wonderful baby boy. Niall was growing tired on Lucia being pregnant and was never there for her, especially during her delivery. Niall confided in Sebastian and told him where he was during
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, series
This was a really a good read for me, that I throughly enjoyed. This was well written for a debut book. It keeps you interested and the flow is well done. This is the first book in the series, and I look forward to reading the next one, The One Addicted.

It starts out as a lust interest and turns into just friends when Sebastian Silver’s runs into (literally) Lucia. This story starts ten years later after that night when Sebastian let Lucia walk out of his life with another man. They remain frie
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I need the second book NOW!!! Solid 4.5 stars and a must read!

There is never a dull moment in this book - a hard task to accomplish as the book is of good length. Ms. North’s writing is superb in that she has mastered the ability to give the readers the back story of Sebastian and Lucia’s friendship/relationship without the reader becoming antsy about getting the present story moving. It hard to believe that this is a debut novel! Sebastian is to die for! I can’t wait to read more about him, and
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thank you - thank you


Meets Sebastian at Uni / Thinks he's hot / Decides he's a player / Become best friends / Marries his friend / Has a son-godfather is Sebastian / Single again


Meets Lucia / Best friends / Thinks she is beautiful / Becomes a millionaire / Becomes a godfather / Always there for Lucia and her son

After 10 years since first meeting Sebastian and a divorce, Lucia wants to get back into dating, but would like someone she can trust. Upon retur

Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gift-from-author
This book was given to me by the author for an honest review. Thanks again!

Perfect friends to lovers romance. Lucia is a single mom to her three girl old son. She and Sebastian have been friends for 10 years. He met Lucia first but she ended up being with his friend, Niall. When he gets back from being out of the country for a year, they start a friends with benefits relationship for a month only. Sebastian always regretted not making a move 10 years ago and now is his chance to finally have her
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wrote a beautiful review and lost it before I got it posted so I will try once again to articulate my love for this book and the author.

I found this debut novel a breath of fresh air. The characters were solid with great background and thorough details. The authors quirky British slang added a bit of humor and authenticity. But don't be fooled there was a deep erotic romance that lures you into to the explicit details of their journey. A journey which began as friends but with a proposition g
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Firstly I must say that I love that this book is obviously written by a Brit – who else would put a Holby City reference in their story narrative??

I really enjoyed this book. The story immediately drew me in, and the characters were so well defined that it was impossible not to be affected by the events.

The relationship between the Lucia and Sebastian is described with humour, frustation and a degree of sexual tension that may, frankly, leave you hot and bothered. And the ending?? Lets just stay
Moon Reviews
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange of an honest review!

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! And I NEED THE SECOND ONE IMMEDIATELY!!!! Well written, with a great story full of ups and downs, with female characters that are witty, lovely, sexy, funny and totally adorable, and male characters that are sexy, sizzling hot, especially our amazing alpha Sebastian!!! To say that i devoured this book is an understatement! To say that i liked Sebastian and Lucia is defying reality! I ADORED them! This
Yalle Ondarza
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the store of Lucia and Sebastian, or at least the beginning. They are two best friends that decides to have a sexual proposition, but like in any good story it becomes much more complicated than that. There are also many factors, or should I say people, trying their best to keep them apart.

The book started slow for me but once it picked up there was no stopping. It took me some getting used to the British English grammar, since I am used to the American. However, it really added to the
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a brilliant read following the life and loves of Lucia Myers. She is a hardworking and loving single mom who will do everything for her son. But after breaking up with her sons father she is a little lost and frustrated with her sex life. For years she has always felt something for her sexy friend Sebastian Silver. Will they do anything about it ? There are a lot of twists and turns in their story, will they get together, won't they. Alexandra writes that well that she makes you fal ...more
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reads-2015
Complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review.
I was so glad to have the opportunity to read this story via the ARR Program after reading the short description I was totally hooked, so bad that I needed to read first the second book before making my review because I just couldn’t stop reading.

Lots of people have a crush on their best friend but it’s not for everybody to turn this over in a lover relationship like Lucia and Sebastian. I loved the way it was written especially because
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... is a #1 Amazon bestselling author who came onto the writing scene in 2014. She writes romance, with erotic themes, humour, drama and often suspense and there is always a HEA at the end of a book/series.
Ms. North lives in the rambling lush hills of Yorkshire, United Kingdom with her swoon-worthy husband and two children, 15 and 9. She worked as a Graphic Designer & Illust

Other books in the series

The One Trilogy (3 books)
  • The One Addicted (The One Trilogy, #2)
  • The One Adored - The One Trilogy, #3
“Be honest with yourself. You and I were always going to happen one day. It’s been in the post for over a decade. You knew it and I knew it; the only questions to consider now are, when, where, and how many times will you come?” 

Sebastian Silver in The One Awakened”
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