Waking Amy - Julieann Dove

4.5 Stars!

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 next, a call comes from Mercer General Hospital. The ER nurse is telling Amy’s answering machine that Wesley has been in a car accident.

When Amy arrives at the hospital, she finds her husband in a coma. The doctors say there is no sign of brain damage, and Wesley will eventually wake up. Relieved, Amy sees this as her second chance: the chance to get it right this time. To channel the girl Wesley won’t leave when he regains consciousness… She just needs some help to pull it off. After all, she was voted girl most likely to die a virgin in high school.

Amy would never figure on getting that help from Mark Reilly…Wesley’s doctor! He’s a non-committer, too-cute-for-his-own-good bachelor, and completely the guy Amy begins falling for. It’s a race against time to see who wakes up first—Amy or her husband.

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 five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently! 
Visit her website - HERE 

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... if he wakes up. Is she going to be true to him or true to herself?

The character development was excellent! I LOVED Amy! For such a conservative, sheltered, prudish kind of girl - she sure was one of the most snarky characters I have met (I loved it!).
I wouldn't exactly consider my bed a "sack". And I wouldn't exactly confess to them that we did "sack-like" things every third Saturday night, If I was in the mood, and there was no pay-per-view boxing on that particular night.
"Well... we usually have fun about twice a month. Maybe three if we watch a sexy movie." Did that sound as pathetic outside of my brain? And still it was a lie!
I loved the story-line of this book, it was so original. It was almost kind of a coming of age story, only Amy is already an adult, with her romantic and sexual self still young and unexplored. It was fun, sweet, heartwarming and really made you root for Amy. Hoping that she would do the right thing. But... what exactly is the right thing? The answer to that is probably different for everyone who reads it. Now, not only does she have a husband in a coma but she has befriended two wonderful men. Both of whom are interested in her romantically! 

This was one of those book where - the more I read, the more I loved it!
I am very excited to find this new author. This is exactly the kind of book that I love! I will, with out a doubt, be reading more by this author! 

Thank you "Caffeinated Book Reviewer" for sending me this book for my honest review!

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