The darkness of grief has consumed him. Can he trust anyone to help him heal?
Awaken Me, book four in The Jaded Series by Alex Grayson, is now #FREE in KindleUnlimited!!!
The highly anticipated conclusion of The Jaded Series, featuring the beloved Nick and the relentless Chris. Be prepared to experience an emotional roller-coaster of a life time!
What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones you’re closest to, and become so absorbed in your pain, you feel the only way out is to end it permanently. Your heart no longer pumps properly and you can never get enough air in your lungs. You drink, you neglect your health, and you rent dirty hotel rooms with the sole purpose of ending your pain in them. Guilt eats at you for not being at the one place you were needed the most. And you become angry because you were left behind.
Or at least, that’s what I did. Until she came along…
Chris, the bane of my existence. She’s always there in the background, watching me, trying to ‘be there’ for me. But I don’t want her help. I don’t need her to butt in where she’s not wanted. I just want to be left alone in my dark world. But she’s not giving up, even when I’m a bastard to her. Every time I turn around, there she is. And what’s worse, she’s starting to make me want things. Things I never thought I could have again. She’s making me forget the pain and bringing color back into my life with her fiery red hair, bright green eyes, and the silly faces she makes at herself in the mirror. But what happens if I let her in? Could I be brave enough to open myself up, knowing the possibility of having it snatched away again. Once I know the feeling of touching Chris, of having her heart and soul blend with mine, I would never survive losing that.
Can I take the chance of her being my savior, even knowing that she could also be the one that could push me other the edge of self-destruction?
Awaken Me can be read as a stand alone, but it is HIGHLY recommended to read at least the first in the series, Shatter Me. Through Shatter Me, you will understand the emotional ties between Nick and Chris and why Nick is the way he is. Without reading Shatter Me, Nick’s behavior may seem too harsh for some readers. This is not a light read. Deals with mental abuse through extreme grief. Intended for readers 18+.
Awaken Me is the fourth and final book in Alex Greyson’s Jaded Series. This time it centers on Nick and Chris. It’s been two years since Nick lost Anna to a madman and he is still mired in grief. So much so that he drinks to excess and stays in dingy hotel rooms with the express purpose of shooting himself. But he never quite manages it.
Chris has tried to be a friend to Nick. She wants to help him more than anything, but he wants nothing to do with her. Everyone keeps telling her not to give up on him, and when he manages to go on a massive bender, she agrees to stay at his place to try to help him. But Nick is unhappy she’s there, he feels guilty that he’s attracted to her so he needs to make her go away.
There is a lot of anger and grief displayed by Nick in this book that is hard to take at times. He treats Chris abysmally quite a bit, and it takes a tragedy for him to finally realize his true feelings. This is one of those books that you’ll definitely need a box of tissues to get through, and as the author mentions, maybe some Xanax as well!
Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.
Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!
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