When Shelly Crane asked me to review her book Wide Awake, I had to literally pick myself up off the floor before I fan girl screamed YES!!!!
Wide Awake brings us into Emma's "Emmie" labyrinth that is her life. After a tragic car accident, Emma awakens from a six month coma as a result she is suffering from amnesia. She doesn't remember her family, friends, boyfriend and most frightening, herself. Emma's parents & boyfriend try desperately to force Emmie to "come back to them" the more Emma learns about herself the more she shrinks away from the prospect of remembering who she was before the accident. Emma begins to realize Emmie was conceited, selfish & self absorbed traits Emma has no intention of continuing. Emma feels imprisoned between the Emmie her parents expect her to be & the Emma she wants to be.
Of course Shelly has a warm comforting ray of hope, in the form of the extremely sexy Mason (sigh). Mason is Emma's OT. While Emma was in the comma Mason would come & work Emma's muscles every day to keep her strong. Once Emma woke up, Mason became her life raft. Mason alone accepted Emma's new personality & encouraged her to forge a new path & create a new future for herself. Can Emma break free from her past to create the new Emma she wants to become??
What I thought of Wide Awake:
I absolutely loved this book. I went through a roller coster of emotions from elated to embarrassment to frustration to utter joy. I really connected with Emma & found myself cheering her on as she created her new life & her bond with Mason grew. This is a feel good love story that will have you believing in the hope of self reliance. 5 out of 5 cowgirl hats for Wide Awake!!
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