*Sleeping Beauty & Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up! were named Best Reads of 2012 by Kindles & Wine!* (http://alturl.com/7smju)
***NOTE TO READERS***
Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up! IS NOT A SEQUEL, but was written in response to readers who were dissatisfied with the ending of my bestseller, Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up! is currently offered as “standalone novel,” which means that if you’ve never read Sleeping Beauty, you are not at a disadvantage. Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up! is about 10 pages longer, and contains about 50 pages of new material, beginning with Chapter 11.
Sure, Claire Beau thought about sleeping with her doctor. With his moss green eyes and sexy petulance, neurologist Brendan Charmant is definitely worth fantasizing about. But she didn’t actually do it…did she?
In this tale of “While You Were Sleeping” meets “50 First Dates,” Claire knows she should be able to answer this simple question, but she has no idea. What she’s sure of: She met Dr. Charmant for an appointment one day, and woke up at home six weeks later to find that they are in the middle of a whirlwind love affair, a claim bolstered by her brother, their friends, and the weeks of steamy emails and text messages they've exchanged. But to Claire, he’s just the arrogant doctor with only a passing interest in finding a diagnosis for her debilitating symptoms.
Claire Beau is afflicted with “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome,” a mysterious disorder that causes her to sleep for days at a time, and black out for entire weeks. Dr. Brendan Charmant might have given her the best night (or two, or three) of her life, but she has no memory of ever seeing him out of his white coat. Still, she can’t help finding herself more than willing to fall for him (again). After all, doesn't every girl deserve a Prince Charming? And waking up comes with other perks, including a plum starring movie role that appears poised to catapult her to fame.
Sure, she knows that her best friend, the hot, blonde, tanned surfer, Davin Wibbens, thinks she deserves better. Still she’s crushed when he abandons their friendship over her decision to continue dating Brendan. She soon finds that getting to know Brendan–who already knows everything about her–feels less like falling in love, and more like a Prince Charming job interview. With her relationship with Brendan fizzling, Claire longs for Davin’s familiar, flirty company.
When Brendan’s arrested for a crime against her that she can’t recall, and Davin disappears and is feared dead—all in a matter of days—Claire realizes that sometimes the best way to make your dreams come true might be to just stay asleep. So why is she risking everything to save them all from this waking nightmare?
Los Angeles, belly-aching laughs, love, movie sets, surfing, sleeping, tears, a little bit of intrigue, and an ending that will make your heart sing. Think you know what true love is? Wake up.