The Awakening (Osborn)

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 164 ratings

Michael's Awakening Publisher's Summary

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 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, makeup, 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 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. Michael's fear is that Gabriel will turn away from him when he discovers the truth. After all, who could ever love a beast?

©2016 Sarah Davis Brandon (P)2016 Sarah Davis Brandon
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  • Book 1

    • Michael's Awakening

    • The Awakening Series, Book 1
    • By: Jaclyn Osborn
    • Narrated by: Richard Banfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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 ever shown him love; therefore, he believed that he was unworthy of it. And then everything changed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • FELL FLAT 😧😩

    • By Lord_Theoden on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Zack's Awakening

    • The Awakening Series, Book 2
    • By: Jaclyn Osborn
    • Narrated by: Zachary Michael
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Fear. Zack Greyson had never known the true meaning of the word until he suspected he might be gay - which wasn't an option for the personal trainer and ex-football star. He's tried to convince himself that his attraction to men is nothing more than just a mere curiosity, but when Jackson Parker walks into his life, that façade comes shattering down. Jackson Parker is used to rejection because secrets never stay hidden forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By suedog on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Kane's Awakening

    • By: Jaclyn Osborn
    • Narrated by: Jack Novice
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Rookie cop Kane Matthews doesn't believe in love and is only interested in random hookups. It's easier that way. Less complicated. He learned years before that opening up to people would only cause pain when they screwed him over. At 24, he has no desire to settle down. Defense attorney Ryker Carson is a romantic at heart and is looking for his Mr. Right, but after several failed relationships, he doubts he'll ever find true love. But that doesn't stop him from trying. At 31, he's the father of eight-year old twins, and he needs a man who will accept not only him, but his family as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Cee on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95