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Awakening to You... in LA

(Awakening Trilogy #1)

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Sofie James is a successful set designer, trying to break into the male dominated production design realm and lacking any personal obligations she sees a clear path to success.

Drake Blaxton is a senior partner in an architectural firm who has always been focused and grounded in his career while completely noncommittal in his personal life.

A chance encounter at their favo
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Published September 22nd 2014 by Champagne Girl Studio
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Jules "Awakening to You:Complete Story" is a box set so to speak of three books, which are to be read in order. I don't think that author actually has them…more"Awakening to You:Complete Story" is a box set so to speak of three books, which are to be read in order. I don't think that author actually has them out individually so you have to get them all, but it also only makes sense to read all, since the parts might end cliffhanger-y. The whole book is so to speak a standalone, as far as I know not connected to her other books.
To answer the question about Boston.. the books titles in the triolgoy in correct order are: Awakening to You.. in Boston, Awakening to You.. in LA and Awakening to You. So yes, the first one does have Boston in its title, but shouldn't be read as a standalone, since the story continues. Also, the entire thing isn't overly long, so think of it more as a book in three parts.
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Loraine Oliver
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awakening To You by Fifi Flowers is the third and final part of her Awakening series and it did not disappoint! This series was great and I look forward to more by this author!

After circumstances cause the break up of Sofie and Drake at the end of book two we are left with the question, will they get back together and why did this happen? When love is new and it is the last thing you expect to happen to you, you tend to be in a place where you are in strange territory. Now that the machinations
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Martha Sweeney
3.5 Stars
Cute, fun read. Love the steaminess between Sofie and Drake. Enjoyed that Drake wasn't a billionaire, just a successful architect with dreams and aspirations as well as for Sofie with her line of work. The twist with Blaine-the-pain was interesting and I didn't expect it.
Loraine Oliver
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Awakening to You in L.A. is the second part of a 3 part series Fifi Flowers has written, part 1 being Awakening to You in Boston. This part starts off right where one ended.

This book continues the tale of Sofie and Drake. Both of them are suffering from missing each other but obligations of work keep them separated until Drake decides to take matters into his own hands and goes to L.A. to work with Sophie, together they are a great team, spending long days at work, followed by long nights of pa
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Loraine Oliver
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awakening to You ...In Boston is the first of 3 parts in this series. This book may have been relatively short, but the author used it all up delivering a great first volume. This book had a lot of emotional angst, feelings of beginning love, uncertainty, a lot of laughter and a few tears. It ends in a cliff hangar, but luckily the next part will be out on Sept. 22nd.

Sofie James is a set designer visiting in Boston to do a job there, and she loves her work. It has been no easy climb up the ladde
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Not Another Damn Blog
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Lines or Quotes:

Watching Sofie drive, I couldn’t keep my hands off of her.
“With my fingers, I lightly skimmed her body. Her arm, her side, her thigh. “I’ve missed you so much.” Moving my hand up, I tucked her hair behind her ear. I needed a better view of her face. “You’re gorgeous Sofie.”
Synopsis:

Sofie James is a successful set designer, trying to break into the male dominated production design realm and lacking any personal obligations she sees a clear path to success.
Drake Blaxton i
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Not Another Damn Blog
Favorite Lines or Quotes:

“This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. I’m not leaving you. I would never leave you.” I rested my forehead on hers. The look in her eyes was killing me. “In the same breath, I would never ask you to walk away from your life… your career here. I’ve been trying to figure out a way for us to make this work. I’ve been in LA for a year.”
SYNOPSIS:
By now you should know this series revolves around Sophie and Drake and their hot but rocky romance.

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Michele McMullen
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sofie is a strong, beautiful, independent woman that is making her way in a man's world. She begins to notice a certain handsome professional frequenting the park she loves. She begins to find herself pulled there just to get a glimpse of him.
Drake is a smart, sexy career driven man. It appears that our Sophie has caught his eye and he can't seem to stop himself from reappearing at the park to get his daily fix of her.
The initial meeting an chemistry between the two is off the charts. The whir
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Christy McCurry
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book picks up where the first one leaves off.
Missing Sofie, Drake decides it time to step up and do something about it. He arranges for a job in LA working with Sofie.
Things are going good when someone from his past decides to destroy his relationship with Sofie.

This book ends in a Cliffhanger, and has left me biting my nails.
Michele Del Rey
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sofie and Drake had a great love story to tell. I loved the dynamic these two had the entire story. Great scenes, especially the love scenes. Loved this book.
Jules
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where can I find a Drake for myself, please? :D I have fallen in love with the two main characters in the Awakening to You trilogy. Fifi Flowers has created two strong, head-strong, sexy, career-oriented people who started out as a fling and found love on the way.

The book starts with Sofie, a gorgeous, fiercely independent woman making her way in the boy’s world, stumbling across a rather handsome man in a suit in a park in Boston. For what feels like ages they skirt around actually meeting wit
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Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
I was asked by Fifi to read Awakening to You…in Boston and provide an honest review. So let me just say honestly.... I really really enjoyed this book. First off let me tell you this was the break that I needed from the books with the crazy possessive extremely rich alpha males. Second this book was HOT, HOT, HOT!! I want my very own Drake DAMNIT!!

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Sofie is from LA and currently in Boston working on a set design for a play currently being held there for a few weeks. Drake is an architect who liv
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Sofie is a strong, beautiful, independent woman that is making her way in a man's world. She begins to notice a certain handsome professional frequenting the park she loves. She begins to find herself pulled there just to get a glimpse of him.
Drake is a smart, sexy career driven man. It appears that our Sophie has caught his eye and he can't seem to stop himself from reappearing at the park to get his daily fix of her.
The initial meeting an chemistry between the two is off the charts. The whirlw
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Brittany Alexander
Sofie James can usually be found on a film crew as a set designer. But for the next few weeks she’s going to be in Boston, working on a stage production. While there she takes walks near Frog Pond, sitting on the bench and watching the children. But the whole reason for her going changes when she spots a handsome guy in a suit.
Drake Blaxton, architect extraordinaire, has also gone to the pond to rest during work hours. That’s when he spots the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen…
One day, Sofie
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Susan  Owensby
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review by Loraine Oliver WW Reviewer
Awakening to You in L.A. is the second part of a 3 part series Fifi Flowers has written, part 1 being Awakening to You in Boston. This part starts off right where one ended.

This book continues the tale of Sofie and Drake. Both of them are suffering from missing each other but obligations of work keep them separated until Drake decides to take matters into his own hands and goes to L.A. to work with Sophie, together they are a great team, spending long days at
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Andrea Huseman
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Book( novelette ) 1 in the Awakening Trilogy. Wow!!! What an awesome 5 star read. The storyline is so fun and entertaining. A hottttt love story between two professionals. Now it can't be simple-- there has to be some obstacles. A strong independent female catches the attention of a strong delicious alpha male. You can only imagine the struggles. Definitely a quick easy read. The writing is amazing. It is also safe to say that I had a new book boyfriend by the end.
NO ONE writes a romance like Fi
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Andrea
*ARC received in return for an honest review

I have read a few of Fifi Flowers' books before so I knew I would be in for a steamy, sexy read and boy, she didn't dissapoint.

Awakening To You... in Boston is the first part in The Awakening To You Series by Fifi Flowers and sets the scene perfectly for the next two books.

Whilst working in Boston, Sofie would go to the park every day at the same time and sit on the same bench next to the frog pond. She soon notices a gorgeous, dark-haired man visits
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Nikki Brooks
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The first of 3 part series. This book is quite short but it packs a wallop. This book has everything angst, love, laughter and a cliffhanger!

Sofie James, a set designer, is visiting Boston to complete a job at a local theatre. She is also hoping to pad her CV so she can take on the all boys club of set design in Hollywood. Sofie is a gorgeous woman who has had her share of affairs but has yet to fall in love. Sofie knows her life is pretty nomadic so there is no white picket fence on her immedi
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Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
I was given this ARC for a honest review and after finishing Awaking to you....in LA all I can say is "WOW!" Way to knock the ball out of the park again Fifi. I don't think I felt so many different emotion while reading a book in a while, sad, happy, pissed, disappointment, anger, hope etc. I just can't wait for the next.

This book picks up right where Awaking to You...in Boston left off. Awaking to you..in LA is told by both Sofie and Drake which I loved. Will Sofie and Drake make their way back
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DJ Sakata
My Rating:

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

“But never had I been so in tuned. So involved. She enthralled. So connected. So awakened. So in love.”

“Once I saw her, everything around me had disappeared. It was only Sophie I cared to see… to touch… to smell… to taste.”

My Review:

What wonderfully colorful and saucy little stories! This was my first foray into Fifi Flower’s body of work and must say, I picked an excellent piece to start with. These stories were sizzling hot, entertaining, well–written, and combined
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DJ Sakata
My Rating:

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

“But never had I been so in tuned. So involved. She enthralled. So connected. So awakened. So in love.”

“Once I saw her, everything around me had disappeared. It was only Sophie I cared to see… to touch… to smell… to taste.”

My Review:

What wonderfully colorful and saucy little stories! This was my first foray into Fifi Flower’s body of work and must say, I picked an excellent piece to start with. These stories were sizzling hot, entertaining, well–written, and combined
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Michele McMullen
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the trilogy and may I say they are getting hotter as we go!
This book continues the love affair of Sofie and Drake. They have become separated by work and obligations. Drake decides to take matters into his own hands and go to work with Sophie. She is surprised and taken back by this new turn of events. They continue their beautiful and steamy relationship. They soon become the target of unwanted attention by someone that wants them apart! They become distanced by work
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Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
I was giving Awaking to you by Fifi Flowers for an honest review. First I want to say that I'm giving this book 4 stars because I felt it was a little rushed. I would have loved a little more detail in certain areas.

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After reading Awaking to you in LA I couldn't wait for the final book in the Awaking trilogy due to the cliffhanger I had to know how Drake and Sofia's story ended. Awaking to you picks up right where the last book left off so we get to see what happens after A
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Samantha Martin
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing and hopeful, emotional story. Had me wanting more and more of this amazing couples chemistry.

We meet Sofie, she is a hard working women in a mostly men profession out to prove herself to every man out there and to show women to never let anyone tell you no you can't do something you dream to do. As long as you put in the hard work and dedication and hard work!

Then there is the hardworking, workaholic, Drake. He had went against what his father had wanted him to do, and fulfilled
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Chasing Away Reality
Awakening to You is another beautifully written journey to HEA by Fifi Flowers. It is such a wonderful story. Drake and Sofie are thirty-somethings falling in love for the first time. Weeks of glances and fantasies, followed by a whirlwind romance, only to leave you destroyed when she has to return home. Why did they both leave so much unsaid? It wasn't just a "friends with benefits" relationship. I guess they feared what it would mean if they expressed that love while living on opposite sides o ...more
Brynette Turner
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Awakening to You in Boston and had been eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series. I was ecstatic today to learn that this second book had been released. I immediately downloaded it and read it in a matter of hours. Let me start by saying WOW!!!!! This is a hot love story. Not only that, the excellent writing keeps you engaged and wanting to rush through because you're so caught up in the flow of what's happening. But you also deeply need to savor every moment of this touching ...more
Samantha Martin
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy hell at the roller coaster ride that I we just on Ms Fifi Flowers!!

This amazing short read begins with Sofie back home in L.A. She doesn't know how or where to place her feelings for Drake!

Then with Drakes POV, this beautiful man is just a hot mess. Avoids all their "spots", and just doesn't know where to go from here.

Both of these beautiful, hardworking characters have nevee been in love before and neither one know how or even if they want to move on!! Until Drake comes up with a solution
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Andrea
*ARC received in return for an honest review

In the third and final installment of this hot and passionate series by Fifi Flowers we see Drake and Sofie trying to cope with the fallout from book 2. My heart went out to Sofie and Drake and I found myself shouting at my kindle a few times when it seemed like they were destined to be apart, due to someone's calculating spitefulness. I really don't want to say anymore for fear of spoiling the whole plot so just take it from me this is the perfect end
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Escape Reality with Books
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The second part of this Series picks up right where the first part finishes.

Sofie and Drake are both so busy with their respective works, they simply do not have enough spare time to spend together which takes its toll on both of them. Drake decides to take the first step in rectifying this and heads out to L.A. to work with Sofie so they can finally spend some time together.

Sofie and Drake spend their nights having sizzling hot encounters until someone from the past sets a tailspin of events t
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Danielle Urban
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awakening to You by Fifi Flowers is a definite must read for all. Talk about a powerful love that blows readers away. I have fallen in love with the characters and with Fifi Flower's writing. Absolutely, amazing how strong both leading characters are in their lives. Of course, life and love are never easy to juggle but these two manage it well. Issues like a woman working in a male-dominated area are one of my favorite topics to read. Here, I was enchanted by it in Awakening to You. Hot, sexy, s ...more
Andrea
*ARC received in return for an honest review

The second installment in this series continues where we left off with Sophie moving back home to LA and trying to settle into her new job. That shouldn't be a problem normally but Sofie is missing Drake and doesn't like the long distance relationship much.

Drake is missing Sophie so he engineers a job in LA working with her on her new project. Everything seems to be going the couple's way, Their relationship is blossoming and their feelings for each o
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Fifi Flowers, an internationally known artist turn author from the Los Angeles area of California, writes romance novels and paints fantasies with a Parisian flair while daydreaming of her time spent sipping cafe crème in the cafes of Paris

She penned her love of Paris and romance to the pages of her first novel, A Window To Love, published in 2013, when she sat down, and instead of putting paint t
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