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Awaken Me (The Jaded #4)

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What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones your closest to, and become so absorbed in your pain, you feel the only way out is to end it permanently. Your heart no ...more
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Published March 15th 2016 by Self-Publish
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For the love of God, if these two MC's weren't fictional, I would shoot them myself.

The H is a sadistic, poor-pitiful-me bastard still obsessed with his dead wife. The h makes HarleyLand tstl, spineless heroines look like Margaret Thatcher. Sorry, I can't think of anyone else at this point.

The h wants to help the poor angsty hero despite the fact that he treats her like dirt, worse than dirt. He is a fricking pig.
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Lauren
Apr 04, 2016 added it
Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Lauren’s heart. While it was strong, a book by Alex Grayson destroyed it, leaving nothing left. It was a good heart for Lauren, but alas, it wasn’t able to withstand Nick and Chris’ heartbreakingly good romance story. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Fund of Too Many Feels” to benefit other readers who are battling the same illness to which Lauren succumbed.

That’s right. You heard or well, in this case, read me.
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April Johnson
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones your closest to, and become so absorbed in your pain, you feel the only way out is to end it permanently. Your heart no longer pumps properly and you can never get enough air in your lungs. You drink, you neglect your health, and you rent dirty ...more
Elise Spencer
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 "ANGSTY" STARS


*You need to read the first 3 books before reading this book, if not all 3, at least the 1st book.

So much happened in this book
Some triggers and Spoilers
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Christy McCurry
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 KICK @SS STARS

This book completely wrecked me. I have been in a emotional fog now for 3 days. I have read a lot of books many have broken my heart, and had me crying but never has a book left me this emotionally wrecked. Even days later just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. Nick and Chris's story is so well written. If you have read the prior books then you know the part of struggle and depression Nick is fighting. It Awaken me we get to see it up close and personal.

Chris she is a d
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Joey Corr
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG where to start with this book. This is so hard without giving anything away. Let’s start off with I was given this book by the Author for my honest opinion and review. With that being said let’s get to it. I can say this, Nick as everyone knows from the other books is grieving and in a very dark low place. A dark place he cannot get out of. My heart breaks for him. Then you have Chris. A strong person who only wants to help Nick out of his dark place by being his friend. But Nick is not havi ...more
Strausbaugh Lesley
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OK so I don't even know where to begin. Awaken Me has really shook me to my core. At the beginning of awaken me someone say you need zanax and lots of alcohol to read, they weren't lying. The fist night I stared reading I could put it down and then I was so heart broken I started to drink wine the next thing I new I drank a whole bottle. Awaken me starts off sad and the it gets exciting and the next thing you no Alex rips your heart out and stomps on it and little by little she starts mending yo ...more
Stephanie Daley
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreak at its finest! Since Shatter Me (book#1)came out, I have wanted Nick's story. You see glimpse and pieces in Reclaim Me and Unveil Me on Nick's downward spiral of depression and heartbreak. You also see pieces of Chris's emotional slide of watching Nick, does it prepare you for Awaken Me..NO IT DOES NOT!! Nothing will replace my love for Shatter Me, but this addition to the Jaded Series came very close. It brought emotions in me that went from anxiety to full fledged I want to throat p ...more
Kristy
Apr 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the series, but I Hated Chris in this story. I hate that she was weak and a doormat. All the characters were so strong and I thought we'd get a strong firey girl to bring Nick back to life. Nope, just a pathetic little girl. I Hated her through most of it. I was so happy when she finally stuck up for herself only to take him back again and again. Ugh! But the story was well written and I still love the author. I just looked forward to the version of the girl in my head that would get throug ...more
A.M.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! Highly recommend this series. Review to follow.
Robyn
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alex Grayson has left me in a complete and utter mess with my emotions. Never has a book affected me this much. It felt as if my heart was broken in a million pieces and I didn’t know how all the pieces were going to be put back together again. The gut wrenching sadness and despair in this story completely wrecked me. Imagine losing the love of your life, the one you were always meant to be with. How do you find it within yourself to go on or to move on? It was just heartbreaking to see the turm ...more
Melissa Mendoza
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Awaken Me
Author:Alex Grayson
Series:The Jaded Series, Book #4
Publisher:Self Published
Reviewer:Melissa
Release Date:March 15, 2016
Genre(s):Dark Romance
Page Count:400
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones your closest to, a
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DreamsAndScrems Bookaholics
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
***** April's 5 Star Review ***** 5 Dreams and Screams

What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones your closest to, and become so absorbed in your pain, you feel the only way out is to end it permanently. Your heart no longer pumps properly and you can never get enough air in your lungs. Y
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☮ Syrina ☮ RWBR
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
First off the Author has a way with brilliantly weaving a tragic tale so vividly your imagination goes into a sort of overload full of emotion. The turmoil you feel seems to invade your senses, your distinct nuance and every painful, precise, sharp and devastating memory in your soul that comes back to haunt you.

I loved the premise of this tragic second chance romance, I would not segregate it into a dark romance category. I was a bit disappointed with Nick the entire time, he always seem to let
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Dawn
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok first off let me tell you that i've absolutely LOVED every book in this series! I'm sad to see it end! But OMGosh what a way to go. I knew right from book #1 that Nick's story was going to be one that would stick with me forever. Then in book 2 and 3 we got more glimpses of the complete hell that Nick was living in and it tore at my heart. We also met Chris in those books and little by little i knew that she would be the one that would save Nick from his hell and from himself...i also wondere ...more
Talkbooks
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
~~*:Reviewed by Bethany:*~~
I knew Chris and Nick's story would be a bumpy ride, but one that I could not wait to jump into the entire series, so I was glad to know his story would round out the series.
Nick is still dealing with the loss of Anna, a woman he loved for most of his life. Then Chris came along and made Nick feel again for the first time in years, but these feelings gave him an overwhelming feeling of guilt. Guilt of erasing memories he is not ready to let go of.

There were times when
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Kaila
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know when you see a couple who takes two steps forward, then two steps back, and you just want to strangle them? Well, let me introduce you to Nick and Chris. Nick is living in grief, and Chris wants to get him out of it. They know they have an inexplicable connection, but Chris is the only one that acknowledges it. Nick only wants to be left alone, and just pushes Chris away all the time. Until that day when... - Well, you have to read it to know what happens lol!

Just when you thought you'v
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Carol Morgan
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i was given this book in exchange for an honest review & can i start by saying im honestly glad i didnt have to wait for it to be released .
i don't know how alex grayson does it but every book in this series just gets better & better . i should warn you get the hankies ready as i cried so much reading this book even more than shatter me the first book in this series .
nick lost the love of his life anna when she was kidnapped , raped & tortured by baileys crazy husband , he finds her
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Book Fancy
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Well once again, Alex Grayson has written another 5 star book! Seriously, this woman knows how to pull my heartstrings! She has a talent for writing some deeply emotional and angsty novels that I find myself not being able to put down.

I knew from the very beginning of this series that Nick's story was going to be an emotional one. And of course I couldn't wait! Alex Grayson did not disappoint!

To put it bluntly, Nick is a wreck. His life is a wrec
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Kim
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!! What an intense book!! NICK WOW!! I can't even begin to describe him. I mean I know people greive in different ways and such but to act the way he was WOW!!!! Talk about needing help and not wanting it. Chris I really love her character and how she wants to help Nick and puts herself through so much just to be there for him. She is tough as nails thats for sure. But even the tough break. Alex did a great job with Nick and Chris' story. Shows how much one person is willing to put themselves ...more
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

Nick is broken. He lost his heart and soul two years ago and there is no going back, he doesn't even want to feel but there is one who makes him feel and it pissed him off. Chris she's so loving, sweet and loves Nick and won't give up on him no matter how hard it is, no matter how mean he is to her, she can't let him break, but when they agree on a certain type of relationship can Chris keep her heart out of it?
Emma McQuat
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant.
J.C.
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty...review to come.
Nikki
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Jenene
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark.
Chris, the bane of my existence. She’s always there in the background, watching me, trying to ‘be there’ for me. But I don’t want her help. I don’t need her to butt in where she’s not wanted. I just want to be left alone in my grief. But she's not giving up, even when I throw insult after insult her way.

Nick has been grieving the l
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Natshane
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
** 4.5 heartwrenching stars **

Wow.

For once in the entire series, I am rendered speechless in an utterly good and wonderful way.

The entire Jaded series was a hit and miss situation and I admit that I wasn't as blown away when it comes to the previous books. I liked Shatter Me, didn't enjoy Reclaim Me as I expected to, was okay with Unveil Me though slightly disappointed, and while I loved the vivid & gruesome aspect of the plotline (I have a thing for dark contemporary romance), sometimes
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Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

This is one of those reviews that I have a hard time writing. It's not that the story isn't good. It is. It's not that the characters aren't understandable, they are. The problem is that there are segments in the book where you don't know whether you want to reach in the book and bash the characters in the head, write the author and ask WTF or just throw the book across the room.

Nick lost the love of his life, Anna in book one of the series. She died in a horrendously vile way and her last breat
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Louise
This is a very long read and, much as I enjoyed it, some of it felt like fillers and some felt like deja vu. I think we had just one too many 'I wan't you/I don't want you' scenes for my taste. My head whipped back and forth with it all, as though watching a record-breaking rally in tennis.

I fully got why Nick was struggling, and didn't actually have an issue with the most of his behaviour/ attitude in the book. You really need to have read Book 1, so that you understand both the relationship
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Chasing Away Reality
2.5 Stars - Be ready for the heartbreak and tears to start in chapter 1. I’ve been living with the devastation of Anna’s death since book 1. It was so difficult reliving it through Nick’s eyes as well as witnessing his constant struggle to survive life without her. It was also painful suffering through Chris’s ache to connect with Nick and the love he so clearly didn’t want. I wanted to yell at her to find someone worthy of her devotion and adoration, but then again, I needed her to keep fightin ...more
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