Michael's Awakening

Michael's Awakening

Jaclyn Osborn / May 28, 2020

Michael s Awakening One moment that s all it takes for life as you once knew it to change irrevocably For Michael Kingston that moment was when he first laid eyes on Gabriel In his life Michael had only known darkness

  • Title: Michael's Awakening
  • Author: Jaclyn Osborn
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  • Page: 101
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  • One moment that s all it takes for life as you once knew it to change irrevocably For Michael Kingston, that moment was when he first laid eyes on Gabriel In his life, Michael had only known darkness, leaving behind a broken shell of a man Unspeakable memories of his childhood constantly plagued him, causing him to disconnect emotionally from the world No one had everOne moment that s all it takes for life as you once knew it to change irrevocably For Michael Kingston, that moment was when he first laid eyes on Gabriel In his life, Michael had only known darkness, leaving behind a broken shell of a man Unspeakable memories of his childhood constantly plagued him, causing him to disconnect emotionally from the world No one had ever shown him love therefore, he believed that he was unworthy of it And then everything changed Gabriel Greyson had always been different Growing up in a small Bible thumping town, his preferences for men, make up, and fashion made him an outcast But, with the support and love of his family, he overcame obstacles that were thrown his way and rose above the intolerance He danced to the beat of his own glammed out drum and refused to believe that he was anything other than ultra fabulous Working as a beautician, he had a job he adored and felt that everything was perfect in his life Everything except for true love When these two unlikely men meet, sparks fly For the first time in Michael s life, he feels like he can overcome the darkness inside of him Gabriel gives him hope and slowly brings him out of the shadows, showing him that even the darkest of souls can be redeemed But there are secrets that Michael keeps locked away Will Gabriel see past the torments of Michael s past, or will he turn away from him when he discovers the truth After all.who could ever love a beast

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      • Jaclyn Osborn

        Jaclyn Osborn was born and raised in the state of Arkansas When not working her day job, her days mostly consist of writing, reading, and having epic Lord of the Rings watching marathons All types of topics in the M M genre interests her, in both reading and writing, and she hopes to delve into a few of them in her writing career.


    715 Comments

    1. DNF at 46% Read to that point then skimmed the rest. Did not work for me at all.I've read hundreds of m/m books and this is one of the few I could not finish. I read to the 46% mark and then skimmed through the rest. This book didn't work for me at all even though it promised two of my favorite types of characters, a tortured, scarred man and an out and proud effeminate man. The prologue initially grabbed me, but it soon read like a m/f fan fiction with a male character thrown in to replace a fe [...]


    2. My gods. This is one of the corniest, most melodramatic books I believe I've ever read. The kickoff sentence is, "Who could ever love a beast like me?" Seriously. Eyeroll-o-rama. And it never improves. Just more wangsty, dark soul, "I'll brood 'till I die and like it" bullshit. Michael's poetry slam antics are one thing, but then on the flipside, you have to read about Mr. Perfect, Gabriel, who's all feisty and fabulous and ridiculous. Gabriel is that insulting gay stereotype your liberal arts p [...]



    3. I adore this story, it was mushy, funny, sweet, great sex scenes, terrific characters and the list goes on and on.But, it was also sad, so freaking sad, the abused Michael suffered from his mother was terrible, the pain and abuse she inflicted on him it was unbelievable.No wonder the poor guy was mentality broken and thinking that he was a monster inside out.Even though the plot had a few pages that were heartbroken, the entire story was amazing.


    4. ~~~ Proceed with caution as there are and/or may be spoilers ahead!! ~~~I really like this part [@ 33%]::“But, I finally came to the conclusion that I’d let him make the decision for himself of whether he wanted to be with me or not. I craved him like no other. Since first laying eyes on him, he hadn’t left my mind and occupied my every thought. I was a strong man, I had to be. However, I knew I wasn’t strong enough to stay away from Gabriel, no matter how hard I tried. Until the moment [...]


    5. Every book is not for everyone. Some stories touch the massesme only touch deeply one or two. Everyone has their own "thing" I have to be in a certain mood to read certain favorite authors of mine because I know they have a formula. I'm sure alot of us read or skim through the reviews left here on GR'S especially when a new author comes on the scene. .I do. The reviews left for Michael's Wakening were pretty mixed, but I have to say something nagged at me to read this book. I. Loved. . It! I lov [...]


    6. I've been having luck with new authors. This is a new author to me and I loved this book. Gabriel and Michael were perfect for each other. Truly each other's , other halves. The horrors that happened to Michael when he was young(It was hard to read but I did, but I didn't linger). I loved how Michael treated Gabriel, he treated him so special and I loved how he didn't care who saw them or how Gabriel was, he just loved him. Gabriel was all in for Michael too. I love finding a new author to read. [...]


    7. What an amazing and beautifully written love story. When I opened this book, the only thing I knew about it was the authors name, Jaclyn Osborn. I have never read anything by the author and wanted to change that, and I am so glad that Michael's Awakening was the story.The characters, Gabriel and Michael, are two completely opposite characters from one another. Michael, a top prosecuting attorney, has been ripped to shreds and torn in so many ways by the darkness of his past, he doesn't believe h [...]


    8. Any time you read a book that includes a character who relates being abused as a child, it makes for a difficult read. If this is a no go for you, please do not proceed. I found it hard not to turn off the audio but toughed it out and was glad I did as it was a major turning point in Michael's being able to move on to begin healing. Of course his love for Gabriel was a major part of allowing that healing as Michael began to accept that he deserved to be loved. It was rewarding to see him move fo [...]


    9. This, omg, did I love this! I wanted to fall in love all over again, experience that first kiss, that first sexy time Getting to know the other person, date again, that moment when you first say "I love you" all of it, I wanted to do it all over again while reading this book. Michael and Gabe were magic together, so freaking beautifully fabulous! Yass Gwad. I usually skip over sex scenes, but not with these two, they are so hot together, there's something sexy about them, I absolutely adored and [...]


    10. OkayyyyyI have a cavity. I do love Gabriel and his unapologetically androgynous self. But I could have done without the constant reminders of how fabulous he is. Loved his family. Like Michael, but his self tortured inner dialogue was too much. It was too saccharine for me but the majority will love this story. It was a little too easy and perfect. And the last minute action seems like it was tacked on just because otherwise it seems flat. Still don't make sense. Don't add much. A waste.


    11. This is the first book by this author for me and I loved itMichael was an easy character to love even with his demons over his past but GabrielSweet sweet Gabriel was adorable.I really loved him and the way he helped Michael and the way they fit together was just perfectA fairly easy read with great secondary characters too x


    12. I absolutely loved this book. I didn't want to put it down but I also didn't want it to finish. I love Michael but I adore Gabriel, I would be a happy woman if he was my best friendAwesome read, loved it


    13. DNF 25%It's hard to explain all the things wrong with this book, I can only give my interpretation of the underwhelming story line and I'm not sure that's fair because I couldn't stomach Michael 's depressing as fuck personality long enough to finish this book. It basically went like this:-MICHAEL - My life is a dark abyss. I must breathe but I don't want to, all I feel is pain and my hollowed existence is diminishing my melancholy soul. I can never feel love because my heart is no longer whole, [...]


    14. There were parts I really liked and other parts where I kinda had to roll my eyes. For much of the book, the androgynous character could have easily been replaced by a female character. I'd like to think that even a gay man that wears makeup and heels, is still a man and enjoys being a man at the end of the day, but I didn't get that with this book. Seemed to me this was a m/f story and with some small tweaks--like adding a penis---POOF! You've got yourself an m/m romance.***Read again in 2017 a [...]



    15. I just wanted to feel something. Anything. Something other than the numbness that consumed me*** Being victim of child abused had leave great trauma in Michael life. For 20 years he'd been fighting his demon and countless nightmares that haunted him from the past. But the demon won't leave him alone. All he saw & feels was just the darkness that keep him from the lightMichael believe that he incapable of loveor to be loved. Because no one can love the beast like him. No oneSo he keep people [...]


    16. 3.75 starsThis book was sexy, fabulous and funny as hell. Gabriel was a Princess that loved all things sparkly and purple, and he could even rock a pair of studded heels. Michael was the Beast to his Beauty but that fairy tale wasn't them. They were both each other Saviors. Michael had a traumatic childhood. But he overcame those obstacles and became a successful lawyer. Gabriel was his light through the darkness.This was a great introduction to Ms. Osborn. She delivered the right amount of angs [...]


    17. An obvious example of what is wrong with so much m/m fiction. It's a straight romance with Gabrielle changed to Gabriel. No clear understanding of gay men. Too be honest somewhat patronising, and offensive as this genre can so easily be. If you change sexuality for race you'll see what I mean.


    18. The writing in this book is outstanding! This author is extremely talented and I look forward to reading more from her!This story could make anyone believe in soul mates! What a beautiful love story!I fell in love with Michael and Gabriel. Both men are beautiful inside and out. And absolutely perfect together!It broke my heart that Michael referred to himself as a beast. The suffering he endured as a child was horrifying. He made something of himself, becoming a Prosecuting Attorney. But he live [...]


    19. Awful, melodramatic, unlikeable characters and the most tedious beginning I've read in this category. Honestly, I've read a lot of MM romance and I'm over worrying about the poor writing - it's just an aspect of the genre you have to accept. But this was a stinker.The first 25% of the story is full of backstory and tedious micro details of their lives. I don't care what they go shopping for or to whom they chat. I don't need to read about how fabulous one character thinks he is, or how terrible [...]


    20. Great storyBeautifully written story. Michael, tortured and abused as a child, thinks he's damaged beyond belief and is a beast because of all the damage done to him. One night he locks eyes with Gabriel and he sees the light for the first time and feels the stirrings of hope and redemption. He and Gabriel begin a relationship but it isn't until Michael opens up about his childhood that they truly are together.Hauntingly sweet, their story is one of angels and hope. Redemption and finding the ot [...]


    21. Audio book Review:I really enjoyed this listen. The contrast between Michael and Gabriel really worked for me. I loved the way Michael loved Gabriel. And Gabriel was just what Michael needed to start to address his brutal childhood trauma. Gabriel's character was over the top flamboyant, light drag, with a great supportive family. And Michael was super dark, alpha, attorney, introvert with PSTD. The author made them make total sense as a couple. The narrator's performance was stellar and he real [...]


    22. I enjoyed the plot and the overall story to this, and I LOVED Gabriel and his fabulous attitude and life. For me, however, this was a bit overdramatic and just a little bit over the top. Michael just made it seem like the world was ending, that he was a complete monster who had like killed people, not that he was the victim of severe abuse. I know that what he went through takes mental and emotional healing to overcome, but it just seemed a bit.o much? However, I enjoyed this and I can't wait to [...]


    23. Not for meI pretty much hated everyone in this story especially Gabriel. I swear that guys was so far stuck up his own butt it was hard to see how he found true love. Conceited to the max and with Michael poor me mentality this made for a pretty bad read. The plot is actually really good though. I would love to see how this authors other stories turn out cause despite this being horrendous to read they do have some good ideas.


    24. Beauty and the BeastOut of horrific darkness comes a beautiful light. I loved everything about this story. Michael is trying to learn how deal with his darkness when he meets Gabriel a beautiful soul who brings much light into Michaels life. A well written, emotionally charged read. I cried so hard at the injustice of what Michael had to endure. I loved that Gabriel brought laughter and joy to Michael. In the end, the man on man love makes this a perfect fairytale.


    25. LovedMichael and Gabriel stole my heart in this amazing story I laughed I cried I fell in love with these two amazing men Following Michael and Gabriel's journey I felt like I was there with them every step of the way I was hooked from beginning to end Michael's awakening was such a beautiful intense story


    26. The similarities to Grey are kind of funny. I enjoyed the book, but don't read if you are a Fifty Shades of Grey fan. I mean seriously Ana had her inner goddess while Gabriel has his inner slut lol. I read across the spectrum, but some of you may not. I do hope that Gabes brother gets his own book.


    27. OUTSTANDING!!!! You will not want to put this book down once you start it. Jaclyn brings Gabriel and Michael together in the most wonderful love story, with Michael batteling a dark past Gabriel is there help him through the darkness and see he is not the beast he once thought he was.


    28. Ms Osborn is one talented writer and this book does not disappoint. I fell for Gabriel the moment I met him. His sassy and sexy being is exactly what Michael needed to overcome all his emotional and physical scars. I cannot wait to read any other books she writes. Well done Jaclyn!


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