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Awakened by Him

(Zinklaus Duet #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  24 reviews

Falling into him was a dance with destiny; little did she know it would be her unravelling.

Zina at 24 and fresh out of the academic world, arrives in London for a new paralegal job. She is thrown for a loop when her chance at something new and uncomplicated is threatened from the moment she meets business magnate, Niklaus Clarke.

He wants more from her than she’s willin
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Published August 6th 2020
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Debut novelist, Eyta Jade’s Awakened By Him is a tale of love at first sight. Zina is rescued mid-fall by the dashing business mogul Mr. Clark, and a spark is ignited.They both come from different worlds and their desire for one another is undeniable, however, Zina is hesitant to fully commit for fear that their differences may prove to be an inevitable complication. Passion unearthed, but tension also ensues as the two hold fast to the secrets of their past neither are willing to share. Will th ...more

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Zina is comfortable in her life. Or so it appears. She moves to London for a new paralegal job and she doesn’t expect her world to be turned upside down. But Niklaus makes sure that’s exactly what happens when he sweeps her off her feet. Their whirlwind affair will turn into something more. Someth
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
An exciting first book in a romance series. The language and word choice didn’t always flow at times, and I could have done with a little more chemistry between the leads. However, the erotica was on point, the plot and cliffhanger were so interesting, and I loved the discussion of the various microagressions and forms of racism Zina faced. The cliffhanger left me on the edge of my seat! Excited for Book 2. My thanks to Eyta Jade for giving me a copy in exchange for my honest review, and look ou ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Eyta Jade did a wonderful job with her debut book AWAKENED BY HIM, I really enjoyed Zina and Niklaus the only thing that kept me from really connecting with the book was the language barrier. You see there were a ton of words and sayings that I just didn't understand because I live in the United States and our two main characters are from the UK and Nigeria. This was not as big of an issue when I first started the book because I was able to look it up on google translate and other sites but on t ...more
Bonnie Natola
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read from Eyta, and I will honestly tell you it was very well worth it! Awakened by Him was a lot of fun, what I loved the most was the connection between Niklaus and Zina. It was explosive but still refined and had a level of poshness to it, I also loved that it was an international setting! The book takes place in London and held that British quality throughout my reading experience. I would really recommend it to new comers of her work! She nailed the story for me ...more
Jessie (A Bibliophile’s Desire)
Starting at the bottom in a new job is hard. Find out that the only man that’s ever given you a visceral reaction to touch is your client. Not good. Find out said man is also your bosses, bosses son? YIKES!

I enjoyed this first novel by Eyta! Awakened By Him is full of sexy sarcasm, dirty demands and has a hell of a twist at the end. Niklaus is a seriously delicious dominant yet sweet alpha. Commanding in the best of ways he has no issue with showing Zina just how good sex can be yet he doesn’t f
Tabatha (tab.talks.books)
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so dang steamy! I haven’t read a romance novel like this in quite a bit and now I’m hooked! The characters are great, their chemistry starts right from the beginning. I can’t wait until the sequel comes out, the book does leave you with a twist and a cliffhanger! Great read, this author is definitely going on my auto-buy list!
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
NEW to me author and books, check out my review on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Andra Daniela
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, I want to thank @eytajadeauthor for giving me the chance to read and review her book!!

I said to her that'll be an honest opinion, so here we go.

I loved this book. Like very much. Like I really really really did. It was the kind of book which I needed at the moment I started reading: a book with strong characters, a good plot and  hot men. And this is what I got.

The action takes place in London and its main subject is Zina Wright, a 24 year old woman who wants her life to be finally hers
Sandy S
Aug 06, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars—AWAKENED BY HIM is the first instalment in debut author Eyta Jade’s contemporary, adult ZINKLAUS erotic, multi-cultural romance series focusing on forty year old, billionaire Niklaus Clarke, and twenty-four year old, paralegal Zina Wright.

Told from first person perspective (Zina Wright) AWAKENED BY HIM follows the forbidden relationship between forty year old, billionaire Niklaus Clarke, and twenty-four year old, paralegal Zina Wright. First day on the job at the Burton Bright Law Firm
Claire Davis
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Awakened by Him by Eyta Jade two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️

It took me a rather long time to get around to finishing this book, unfortunately I couldn’t connect with it well but I have a need to finish any book I pick up whether it takes me a few days, months or even a year I am determined to find out what happens. As you never know, the book could progress and you could end up enjoying what you almost put down. Unfortunately, this w
Becky Baldridge
Aug 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Awakened by Him is an international romance with Zina being relocated to London for a new job. It's also a billionaire romance since Niklaus falls into that category. There are a few other tropes thrown together for an interesting mix in romance, including some erotica. Then, as an added bonus, we get to check out a brand new author in Eyta Jade, and that's always a treat for me. The dialogue felt a little bit stilted to me - almost formal, which was kind of off given the story, but other than t ...more
Dangerously in love with books
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book had like a fifty shades vibe to it at the start but once you get into it, it has a mind of its own.

Zina is new to London and starting at her new job she gets saved from falling by none other than Niklaus, our handsome hero, they have great chemistry from the moment their eyes meet. Even though she is a bit of an introvert she can defend herself, she has this strong personality but sometimes hides it a bit and he know what he wants and goes for it, has the alpha type personality which
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 stars

Zina is a 24-year-old who is ready to start her new life in London, along with her new job as a paralegal. That is until she bumps into, or rather falls into Niklaus Clark, aka Mr.Clark.

I'm sorry but this book wasn't for me. I couldn't connect with the characters and if I'm honest I didn't really understand Zina and Niklaus's relationship. Yes, there was chemistry but that was it. I just didn't get it.
The writing was good in saying that, I found some parts very interesting and other part
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it

One thing I hate most in fiction is cliffhanger but I get it, this is a series but my god, don't stop like that! I wanna know what's next! Hahaha

Ohh, here's a something that intrigued me most, this is an age-gap story. I admit I was all into the book and missed the mentioned of Niklaus as an older man but holy mother, this old man can get it. When he said, "Don't take that tone with me", with all due respect sir, I will take that tone and annoyed you good. //Wiggle eyebr
Jul 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book follows Zina as she finds a new life in London. She has recently moved there (she is originally from Nigeria) and after she finds a new job and a new friend/flatmate, she finally feels like she is getting settled. But meeting Niklaus Clarke, a powerful billionaire, throws her for a loop and they immediately fall into an intense relationship. As much as they like each other, they are keeping secrets from one another and their secrets begin to nudge a wedge between them.

I liked that thi
Jul 31, 2020 added it
When Eyta contacted me and asked me to review her debut novel she was so kind and so genuine that I said yes right away! I truly enjoy helping Authors who are just starting out! Going in, I thought Awakened by Him was a contemporary romance novel. To my surprise, I discovered it was an erotica novel. To be honest, I don’t read erotica. Mostly because I find myself blushing the entire time 🙈😂 Because this book is so far outside of my usual genres, I did not think it was fair for me to give it a r ...more
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Awakened by Him is a great read. I easily lost myself in the pages of this story. I have to admit if Niklaus crossed paths with me and wanted anything from me I'd probably give it to him in a heart beat. Zina is an amazing heroine, very relatable, strong, yet human. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a romance that isn't obviously headed for a happily ever after right from the start, but has plenty of tension. ...more
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
The storyline was well written and the characters were so well rounded that I was hooked from the very beginning! The chemistry between the characters kept me turning the pages until the very last page! This was the first book that I have read from this author and it definitely will not be the last!
Lynn Stifle
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great first book to this series. I love age gap romances and add in erotica made for one exciting and steamy read. Niklaus is one hot dominant man and sweet as well. I loved the sexual chemistry between Zina and Niklaus. Overall, a great read and that cliffhanger at the end left me wanting more.
Mollie's Bookshelf
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
**ARC gifted from the author, all thoughts are my own**

When Eyta messaged me asking if I'd like to read her debut romance novel, I had no idea what to expect. The description is very intriguing and angsty sounding, which was just what I was feeling like reading. I truly think this one should be read with little knowledge ahead of time so you can peel back the layers of these characters like I did.

I really enjoyed how this book was written to have some mysterious elements about Nik and Zina, you
Love Africa Book Club
Awakened by You is the first in a 2-part series focused on Zina, a repressed young woman who falls for older Niklaus and begins a tumultous love affair.

Full review on the blog
Jul 30, 2020 rated it liked it
New to the author. Good book. Definite intense chemistry but got lost in the push and pull of their relationship.
Just Love books
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it

"You look like fine wine"

Zina is fresh out of the academic word and breaking into her very first job in London, how ever the last thing she expected was to get involved with one of her clients and the son of her bosses boss. Talk about awkward, right? But Niklaus is the type of man that knows what he wants and goes after it, and this is no different when it comes to Zina. The two fall into an intense steamy relationship that end up turn both of their worlds upside down.


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Eyta knew that no matter what or how long it took, she would always find her way to becoming an author.

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