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Waking Amy

(Amy #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Amy Whitfield is blindsided when she comes home and finds a note on the fridge from her husband, Wesley, stating that after four years of marriage, he’s leaving her. Amy was in the midst of trying to spice things up, to bring life back to their boring marriage. It seems now that she was too late.

As Amy sits with her head between her knees, trying to figure out what to do
Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Growing up Amy's family were quite close to the Whitfield's in fact - their son Wesley used to date Amy's twin sister Ashley until tragedy struck during their college years and both Wesley's and Amy's parents died in a plane crash during their annual ski trip to the Aspens. On her death bed, Amy's mother asked Wesley to look after her daughters. As the year's went by , Amy and Wesley ended up marrying and her sister Ashley went off to become an actress. The years passed by, and then one day at ...more
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dove shares a compelling story and aspects of it felt like a contemporary romance. I classified this as Chick-Lit because while there is "romance", and "romantic moments" the tale truly focuses on Amy discovering her own self-worth. I must state for those who read the synopsis that there is no cheating.

I loved Amy and could see a aspects of many young woman in her. Dove seamlessly shared her story, her marriage with Wesley, and her journey. As she peeled back the layers we realize Amy has played
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! I found myself cheering Amy on throughout the whole thing! I can't wait to see how her life unfolds in the next two books! ...more
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book with lots of humor and twists! Bring on book 2 : )
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Julieann Dove's Waking Amy is a gripping tale of a wife (Amy) and how she reinvents herself. It is the first book of the series Amy. A book that gives a really important message - if someone loves you, they will accept you for who you are!

Amy is married to Wes (her best friend and sweetheart) and had a fairly OK marriage, though she was just happy to be with Wes. When she decides their sex life isn't interesting and she needs to do something to spice it up to make Wes happy... she talks to her c
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Waking Amy" was such a wonderfully sweet and surprisingly suspenseful story. When Wesley awoke would we find he was a good man trying to get out of an untenable situation with as little collateral damage (to Amy) as possible or was he a douche? Was Mark the sweet, helpful, understanding doctor he portrayed or was he the player his reputation suggested?
Ms. Dove's bits of humor,
"Have you seen the images of old, aged spinsters with twenty cats at the dinner table? I don't want to be dishing out Fa
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For some reason when the story began with Amy talking to her coworkers about her marriage all I could think was he is going to leave her. Although how it all happened I would have never pieced it all together. It seemed like the relationship had fizzled out and that they were staying together for more of comfort then anything else. Once we get the backstory throughout the book I can see exactly how they ended up in that situation.

Amy's parents passed away at a young age with Wesley's parents. A
Susan Haught
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wfwa
From the first page, I was drawn in by Ms. Dove's writing style--the pacing, characterization, and wit carried me from page one to the end. I loved the premise of the story--one which I think many can relate to. Sometimes it's so easy to become complacent with your life, your spouse, and let go of your dreams.

I don't do spoilers, so I'm going to leave it here--I highly recommend reading Waking Amy. It's a fun, heartfelt story you'll be able to devour in a couple of sittings. The book has to be
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amy is walking through life accepting her marriage for what it seems until she finds a note from her husband on the refrigerator door – he’s leaving her. She can’t envision not being married to him or to living alone and is confident she can make Wesley fall in love her again. While she is still reeling from the reality of Wesley’s note, she receives a call from the hospital. Wesley was in a terrible accident and is in a coma.
Though the book deals with the reality of Amy’s situation and Wesley’
Nash Norden
Waking Amy is definitely a fun, quick romance read. If you love reading stories about a woman in her journey to find herself with lots of romance and humorous moment, you definitely have to read this book.

I was smitten with the cover at first. Then I read the synopsis and instantly know that I have to read this. Somehow, the synopsis reminded me to a movie, 'When You Were Sleeping'.

Waking Amy was about second chances. Amy's husband, Wesley, was leaving her, and soon after she received a call fr
Melissa ownsbey
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
nice cover very pretty
loved the book
i am a amy fan all the way
great job great writeing stlye
lots of emoitns in the book
Keanna (JustKey)
4.7 Stars

The Why:
A life changing event that gives a woman another chance to find herself with someone who loves her for her.

Amy: Her husband gets in an accident and is in a coma. She's been doing everything she can lately to make herself attractive to her husband. So while he's in a coma, Amy decides that reinventing herself for him will make her attractive. So she enlists the help of her husband's doctor, Mark Reilly. As she continues to become the women she thinks her husband needs,
Danielle Urban
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Waking Amy is a sensational journey of one woman who finds what she really wants in life. All it takes is for husband to leave a "I'm leaving you" note and to find him in a coma...then Amy begins to see her life as if looking at it from under a miscroscope. Amy is the the most realistic woman in all of the fiction novels I have read. Her worries, non-stop babbling, and new attraction is everything that real women face. I loved how Julieann Dove beautifully captures this and the waking moment of ...more
Margaret Tidwell
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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FTC: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions expressed in this review are mine.

Waking Amy by Julieann Dove was a book I was excited to read because I saw it all over the place and I had to know what all the hype was about. That being said it was a good book, but I couldn’t figure out what all the hype was about. It isn’t the best book I have read lately, but it was one that I will give four stars too. Fo
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

As a first time reader of Julieann Dove I have to say this book was packed with comedy. I loved that Amy is just like any wife trying to get the spark back in her marriage yet through every attempt fails hillariously. Mark was so good for her making her see she is beautiful and sexy to him. Mark is exactly what Amy needs for so many years she has been missing that right feeling of well being loved. Sadly the life she has with Wesley just seemed well like th
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given an copy of Waking Amy from NetGalley for an honest review and this is my review.
This book was one of those light hearted romance books that you find yourself chuckling out loud as you read. I really enjoyed this book. I liked Amy as a character even if she did go a bit over the top to try to get her husband back who was in a coma because he was in an accident when he was leaving her. If a guy walks out on you after six years of a marriage, your sex life is nonexistent and he is alway
Samantha March
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy
Ooh, this book was such a treat! At the beginning it was nearly breathtaking to read about Amy finding the note then her getting the phone call about the accident. So intense! Then watching Amy go through her transition of being so in her shell to finally realizing who she was inside was so enjoyable to read. When reading I try to just be in the story, be in the moment, and not let anything else get to me, but a few things tripped me up here, even though I was happily rea
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story, it’s so much more than just a romance. It was refreshing to read about Amy taking charge to do something about her circumstances instead of being miserably lost when her life as she always knew it was turned upside down. This story touches on heavy topics of fidelity and the importance of healthy relationships while still delivering a sweet romance with just the right amount of humor so that it was never too sappy or heavy. I loved that Amy pushed herself to enjoy others compan ...more
Elle Markov
Mar 02, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This story really didn’t work for me. It says it’s the first issue in the Amy Series and I sure hope the main character Amy gets redeemed.

The woman is so ridiculously blind and pathetic that I could for the life of me not stand her.

One of my biggest issues with this book is that there is absolutely no resolution between Amy and her douchebag of a husband, Wesley. I honestly would have been happy is Wesley never woke-up from that coma.

The only likable character in this entire book was Mark Reill
Mar 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I love the concept of reinvention and this sounded like it was a romance along the lines of The Vow. But in this case the heroine is more interested in playing doctor than trying to win her husband back. I'm certainly not the ethics police, but the idea of a doc agreeing to be a romance teacher/wingman of a patient's spouse seems a little over the top. Campy fun? Sadly, no, but I wish it had some as the ridiculous plot coupled with the less than believable dialogue was certainly comical however ...more
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
To be honest I almost set this book aside.... it took me a while to get into the groove of it. But I am so glad I stuck with it. This is a book about so many things, second chances, taking leaps of faith, finding true love, but I think the most important one is to always be true to yourself. Don't let others dictate who you are & what your life will be.

Great read & I am looking forward to what happens next for Amy. This was the first book in a three part series.

ARC provided by the publisher vi
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was an easy read but it was very predictable. Often I felt like I was reading something I would have read on a fan fiction site (since before now I had no knowledge of non-fan fiction writing online). I often felt like the author was unsure what to write or how to say or word something, however, I do feel she did a good job. The story flowed well together, but I just wasn’t all the interested in it. It you’re looking for a simple, quick chick-lit, then Waking Amy is probably for you.
J.J. Stout
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent work of Women’s Fiction with romantic elements, Waking Amy is a heartwarming story of one woman’s road to self-discovery. Full of laughter and heartache, Dove’s witty tale will have readers cheering Amy on to the end. A true inspiration and a humorous look at life after love, this is one book that you won’t want to miss!
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an independent review.
A humorous romantic comedy. The perfect read for a day at home ill in bed. Loved the characters, gorgeous Mark and debonair Tom. The waking of Amy and the realisation of what would make her truly happy, made me smile.
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down. The author cleverly keeps your attention. I think there may another follow up book that I can't wait to read. This is a book that will definitely please it's readers. It's well worth your investment. ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Julieann's writing really held my interest I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next, so I gave it five stars.
I am so glad Amy met Tom so that he could help guide her to her true
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

this story is one that is about how one woman was taken advantage of by a husband who thinks only of him self
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Posted originally on my blog:
The Writer's Inkwell

As I sit down to write this review, I find myself struggling to come to terms with what I just read. On one hand, it's clear the author has a talent for writing and a knack for adding just the right amount of humor into her story. On the other hand, I completely despised the main character in the beginning of the book. I'm a huge advocate for characters not being Mary Sues and I was ecstatic that Amy can in no way be confused as being perfect. I
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
It's not very often that I read a romance where the 30-something heroine is quite as sheltered or innocent as Amy was in Waking Amy. It certainly made for an interesting storyline.

Waking Amy is the story of a woman on the verge of an emotional, sexual and fundamental shift. Amy's hit rock bottom in her marriage, her husband having left her prior to ending up in a coma. She's willing to do anything it takes to get Wesley back. In order to make herself more desirable, she asks Wesley's womanizing
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

This definitely has a Chick-lit-ish feel to it, so I was happy (that's one of my favorite genres). First of all this book is freakin hilarious! Like seriously laugh-out-loud funny. I was giggling and laughing through the whole book. This was kind of like "While You Were Sleeping" only in reverse LOL. Instead of pretending to be married to the guy in a coma - Amy is married to him but finding out what a jerk he really is. She will have some serious decisions to make when he wakes up...
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Julieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and six fabulous children. Vacations ha ...more

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