Monday, March 14, 2016


Waking Olivia COVER final
Cover Design: Kari March
Release Day: March 14, 2016

Title: Waking Olivia

Author: Elizabeth O'Roark

Publication Date: March 14, 2016

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"That girl isn't just trouble of the not-a-team-player, not-a-reliable-runner variety. She's trouble of the devious, manipulative, too-f***ing-hot-for-her-own good variety. She's the kind of girl who causes trouble merely by existing, and then makes sure to cause more. And the last thing I need right now is more trouble." A failing farm. His father’s debt. And a struggling college track team. Will Langstrom has too many responsibilities, and the last thing he needs is Olivia Finnegan, a beautiful but troubled new transfer student. A smart mouth. A strong right hook. And a secret that could destroy her. Olivia is her own worst enemy, with a past she can’t seem to escape, and the last person she wants help from is a cocky track coach she can never seem to please. Refusing to be pushed away, Will is determined to save her. And determined to resist an attraction that could destroy them both.  


Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10

  What happens when you mix a hot women's track coach who's unsatisfied with his life and a beautiful young would be track phenom who has dark secrets? A lusty, sexually tense taboo love story!
I typically stay away from student-teacher romances but this didn't feel like it fits that genre at all. Will Langstrom and Olivia Finnegan fight each other at every turn, and there is definitely a lack of trust from both sides. Once secrets are revealed, and Olivia learns to trust Will there's no holding back the feelings of young love. Many obstacles stand in their way, first and foremost him being her coach. I can't really say much else about the story as it's one you really need to read for yourself. Just go into it without any preconceived notions on what type of book you think this is. Great book, and Elizabeth O'Roark has herself a new lifetime fan.
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About the Author
Elizabeth O’Roark lives in Washington, DC with her 3 children. After many years spent writing scintillating brochures about amniocentesis and heart surgery, she is thrilled to have found a job that allows her to just make s*** up.  
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