Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call Victoria Ashley
  • Title: Wake Up Call
  • Author: Victoria Ashley
  • ISBN: 9781490906133
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wake Up Call Victoria Ashley Wake Up Call My heart stopped and suddenly it was hard to breathe His voice always had that affect on me It was like poison slowly running through my veins killing me bit by bit Like a drug that I couldn t get en
    My heart stopped and suddenly it was hard to breathe His voice always had that affect on me It was like poison slowly running through my veins, killing me bit by bit Like a drug that I couldn t get enough of, even though I was almost down to my last breath Jace took a step forward and grabbed my hand He slowly trailed his fingers over my face and backed me into the waMy heart stopped and suddenly it was hard to breathe His voice always had that affect on me It was like poison slowly running through my veins, killing me bit by bit Like a drug that I couldn t get enough of, even though I was almost down to my last breath Jace took a step forward and grabbed my hand He slowly trailed his fingers over my face and backed me into the wall My heart stopped again, if that was even possible You can t leave, he whispered I need you His warm breath kissed my lips as he bit his bottom lip and placed both of his hands around my face They were warm and soft to the touch Too big for my fragile face although, I wanted to bury myself in them Breathe There is no one here but the two of us Breathe, he whispered Avery Hale had spent her whole childhood abused by her drunken, drugged up parents Broken from a lifetime of hatred and pain, she grew up realizing that trust and love just didn t exist Not in her world at least After turning the age of eighteen, she packed up and moved far away, determined to escape her painful past and start a new life for herself Once on her own, she comes to the conclusion that the emptiness still exists In order to survive, she found herself mixed up in exotic dancing and meaningless sexual relationships, numb to any emotion, for anyone She was sure that her life was worthless and there was nothing left for her, this was the best it would get After meeting a beautiful stranger, her life suddenly is turned upside down Everything she believed suddenly gets questioned She is left to figure out if there is really to her than she could ever have imagined Jace, having some secrets of his own, puts the pain of his own past behind to do what he can to help Avery Can the love of another broken person be enough to help Avery, or is she already too far gone Avery s life is pulled in many directions as she tries to find herself, and not everyone and thing is what they seem to be in this story of love, trust and opening up Finding herself and learning to love herself might just be the hardest thing she s ever had to do.
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    About Victoria Ashley


    1. New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorVictoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read When she s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.


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    1. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.DNF Honestly, I think I may have lost brain cells to this book.When I decided on reading Wake Up Call I was hoping for a experience similar to when I read Unteachable I was hoping for another New Adult novel to prove to me that they don t all consist merely of the simple formula of damaged characters and shamelessly graphic love scenes However, Wake Up Call was so far from achieving that, it might as well have been.Let me sa [...]

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    2. Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review4.5 Amazing StarsIf you are looking for a book full of suffering and healing, then this is the book for you This story grabbed me from the very beginning since it delve right into the painful life Avery was leading.Avery came from a childhood full abuse from her father and sometimes mother She was programmed to think she was worthless and would never make anything of herself Jace first sees her stripping at a hole in the wall bar and then r [...]

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    3. Favorite Quotes He looked down into the car at me as I sat there, frozen in time Well are you coming in or do you want me to bring my bathroom outside and clean you up He laughed in amusement and walked to the front door, looking confident and sexy as he let himself inside Sounds good, but I get to pick the movie, I said playfully Okay, but nothing too girly I m a manly man, he said, nudging me in the side as we pulled into the video store.He smiled at me and turned on the TV Are you feeling unc [...]

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    4. Avery a girl that is shattered, crushed and without hope, she has to do what she needs to do, to survive a harsh card dealt in life to her As she takes you on her emotional journey you ll find out that there is light at the end of her dark tunnel She finds her solace in Jace cool calm, collected not forgetting tall dark, devilishly hansom he saves her in ways than one the only guy that she drops her metal shutters for She rescues him right back A story that will have you so addicted you want to [...]

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    5. This was almost a did not finish But, because I have issues OCD with not finishing books that I start, I eye rolled my way through and carried on.I had this at 1 star but bumped it up to 2 because I honestly think the book had potential I liked Jace a lot I didn t connect with Avery but I didn t dislike her, reallyI just didn t understand her or feel anything for her and I think that s a result of really choppy writing Her story was sad, I should have been heartbroken for her but I just couldn t [...]

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    6. ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review DNF 1 KissI am really sad this book didn t work out for me I had heard such great things about it and was really hopeful, but when I realized within the first few pages I wasn t connecting, I knew it probably wasn t going to be the book for me And I realize that not every book can, it s illogical to think so but I can t help but be upset.What didn t work for me I am an emotional reader and this book was lacking any emotional connection to the girl telling the [...]

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    7. Avery is a barely 19 year old on her own and struggling day by day just to get by Unable to find a job due to lack of experience, she has resorted to stripping to keep herself off the street When she finds herself in a situation she cannot figure out how to get out of on her own, she relies on enigmatic and sexy Jace though only because she really has no other choice Avery does not trust easily, or at all, but Jace is determined to help her and will push until she cannot take it any As for the c [...]

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    8. This book kept me hooked I wasn t much of a reader until I found this book There wasn t a dull moment and it was easy to feel for the characters I would recommend this to everyone who enjoys to read or even to those that don t.Victoria Ashley

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    9. I rate this book a solid FOUR STARS Click here to see reviews by Jamie, Morgan DanaThis story is told in the 1st person POV from Avery s perspective I personally, really liked Avery s character and I felt like I connected easily with her from page one She comes from an extremely abusive past and still carries all of her emotional baggage with her every single day The beginning of the book really captured my attention I was easily drawn into her lifestyle as a stripper, barely able to make ends [...]

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    10. Avery is a beautiful girl that is in such a dark place that she may never be able to find her way out Life has completely shattered her, so she has turned off all feelings and emotions She is probably one of the saddest female characters I have come across in a long time But, I couldn t help but love her Despite her tragic past, she is a survivor She doesn t have friends and her only relationships are sexual As she hits her lowest level, she meets a handsome stranger, Jace, who just may hold the [...]

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    11. I first found this book on Wattpad and it was the first one I managed to read It s safe to say I was hooked from the very beginning It has such a great plot line, and whilst it does have the fairytale happy ending in my opinion, it is very much what real life could be like for some people It is a book that describes all kinds of different emotions in such detail that it gets your own heart going along with the words you re reading on the page A short and sweet review, but what can I say for a b [...]

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    12. A must read Avery seems to have given up hope for a better life and has settled for the life she thinks she deserves until in walks Jace swoon Jace has problems of his own but sometimes having another person in your life who is not perfect can help you move forward to something better The problem is trusting not only the other person but trusting yourself and your feelings while allowing yourself to feel those feelings Avery and Jace are two characters you will root for their HEA from the beginn [...]

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    13. I love this Like truly madly deeply love this Jace really is scrumptious and as perfect as she says he is I love that its a stand alone So many authors drag out the story, making us readers wait for months This was told with just enough details without going over the top The epilogue was lovely, giving enough closure to make me go warm and fuzzy Everything about this was enough, it was never too much or too little but just enough Perfect in fact I want what Jace and Avery have

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    14. Avery my goodness is such a strong girl loved it this book just hadthe yeh baby recommendation from me

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    15. Loved Jace SWOON and I loved the intense storyline I can t wait for from this author Well done Victoria

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    16. Wake Up Call is the perfect title for this story I was completely lost to the characters as their lives twisted and turned and I couldn t put it down I really enjoyed watching Avery grow from a wilting flower, to a beautiful blossoming rose Wake Up Call truly is about finding yourself and letting your heart be open to love It was brilliant I read Wake Up Call on my Kindle and it was purchased from UK Not going to lie, the cover was a major selling point for me Come on ladies, just look at that b [...]

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    17. So this was my second time reading Wake up Call because I could t remember a dang on thing about this book Not one thing, NADA image error Unfortunately the second time reading it was an eye opener Avery stripper not sure how old running away from abusive parents has a rick fkk buddy but doesn t take his money strips to pay rent, no other job, no schooling nothing strips only twice a week for a few minutesCaleb Avery s fkk buddy bi polar drives a red BMW BlondeJace hero hot sweet caring understa [...]

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    18. When reading the synopsis you know your going to get a twisted story But it is nothing compared to actually reading this book in its entirety WOW and WOW This book took me on a journey I could NOT but it down for one minute I read sitting, standing, walking, eating Yeah it was that good Victoria Ashley has a way with words And it s written beautifully As beautiful as you can write such a horrible story, she draws you in from the first damn page captured my attention from the beginning At times a [...]

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    19. Wow, the cover is fab This book threw you straight into Avery s damaged life from the very first page, with flashbacks throughout the book i understood why Avery was how she was She was a strong character even though she had a mentally physically damaged past, she just couldnt see it herself Avery It reminded me of my life No matter how hard I tried, I couldn t stop falling.Jace, omg everyone should have one he was the perfect gentleman, kind, caring, he had the perfect bad boy image with the ta [...]

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    20. Alexis saysSo first thought after putting this book down was, where can I find myself a Jace I mean, I think every girl out there would want to be rescued the way Jace rescued Avery.The story is about a young girl named Avery who left home at eighteen years old Her childhood was absolutely awful, I can t even imagine how she actually survived it and came out of it less unscathed then most people would When you first meet her, she is working at a strip club and almost evicted from the dump she ca [...]

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    21. Absolutely fantastic book Not going to go into loads of details because the other reviewers have already covered it but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this Enough history for it to make sense and make you feel like you know the characters Loved Avery and Jace Made a change for me to read a good story with a good guy in it I tend to like the dark, troubled bad boys but this book really sucked me in I ended up reading it in one go, it just seems to flow really well and to think I only read it on a r [...]

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    22. I absolutely loved this book It was a very emotional read since it did touch on a disturbing subject, but this author really made it into a great story Avery and Jace were amazing characters and I was totally pulling for them the entire story It was great to read a book by a local author I had no idea I only live less than an hour away from this amazing talent This book is a must read

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    23. Just started and really enjoying this book.

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    24. I quit at 27% There is potential just all seemed rather underdeveloped May work for some just didn t work for me.

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    25. I m sorry I DNFIts just not the same as the other Victoria Ashley books for me I m used to the dirty mouthed, hot as hell novels she writes and this one just wasn t

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    26. beyond stupid

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    27. It was a struggle to make it through.

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    28. Found this on Wattpad A must read for everyone Its awesome

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    29. A older book by Victoria Ashley but a awesome read though A story about a young woman Avery Hale, who was raised in a abusive home setting Finally when older she was able to leave that home but always thought she wasn t good enough to find or give TRUE LOVE Living in a true dump of a home, working at a strippers club, and barely getting by with the money Avery makes and trying to keep her dignity One night on stage Avery spots a handsome young man at the bar staring into her soul watching her Sh [...]

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    30. LOVE LOVE LOVE this story, it had such depth and real emotions I totally got lost in the pages All Avery has known her whole life is abuse and neglect, growing up with alcoholic parents, a father that beat the shit out of her every chance got and a mother that just sat back and let it all happen while taking her own share of the beatings if that was you how do you think you would end up Completely messed up would be my guess.Avery is no exception Now 19 years old she is working as an exotic danc [...]

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