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Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O'Roark
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What can I say? There was so much to love about this book. Olivia was a young woman tormented by a past she can't remember and Will was the man determined to help her. This story evoked so many emotions and was written so beautifully that I couldn't put it down once I started. I was hooked from the first chapter. Elizabeth O'Roark is a new author to me but she's definitely gained one more fan.

I've never read a book on this subject before and like Will, I had to Google it to find out whether or not Olivia's condition and symptoms were real. Although it doesn't appear to be common, (view spoiler). This author did a brilliant job of raising awareness for what those who suffer this affliction must endure.

I loved loved loved the chemistry between Olivia and Will. It was insanely sexy and even though there was no sex until about the 78% mark, the steam factor between these two was enough to tide me over until I got there.

Though their relationship was a tad taboo (she's a runner and he's her coach), the author allowed their conflicted feelings to shine through which in turn allowed their relationship to slowly evolve. I enjoyed every minute of it. They went from bitter resentment to grudging respect to compassion and sympathy to friendship and then finally taking the biggest step and embracing their HEA. Through it all I couldn't help but identify the depth of love they had for each other. Especially Will. He showed an amazing level of honour, integrity and maturity throughout the story that I couldn't help but admire.

Enjoy! xo
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
May 12, 2016 – Shelved
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: abusive-past
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: dual-pov
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: friends-to-lovers
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: psychology
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: sports
May 12, 2016 – Shelved as: new-adult
May 12, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Snow Glad you liked it Natalie! Great review!

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Myla Wonderful Review Natalie :D

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Snow wrote: "Glad you liked it Natalie! Great review!"

I loved it. Thanks! xoxo

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Myla wrote: "Wonderful Review Natalie :D"

Thank you Myla =D xoxo

Tricia Great review, Natalie. I'm reading it right now and loving it.

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Tricia wrote: "Great review, Natalie. I'm reading it right now and loving it."

Thanks Tricia! And yay I'm so happy you're loving it too!! xoxo

Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Great review hun :)

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Jessica's wrote: "Great review hun :)"

Thanks sweetie!! xoxo

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Ramona Popescu Love your review!!!

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Ramona wrote: "Love your review!!!"

Thank you Ramona! xo

Nazanin Amazing review, babe! Glad you loved it! xoxo

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Nazanin wrote: "Amazing review, babe! Glad you loved it! xoxo"

So much! Thanks hon! 💞

Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads) Fabulous review Natalie!!💋👍💗😉

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