Title : Beat (Standalone Novel)
Author : Vi Keeland
Contemporary Romance Novel
Release Date : June 15th, 2015
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Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil
I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.
At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall. At twenty-five his body hovered over mine. Every girl’s fantasy became my reality. I was dating a rockstar. Yet I was slowly falling for another man. The problem was—the two men—they shared a tour bus.
Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.
What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?
I’ll tell you what happens. Things get ugly.
Getting through Flynn singing is incredibly hard. The way his throat moves, the way his mouth caresses each syllable of the low, raspy sound that falls from his lips. I should be watching his posture, his breathing, the way his larynx forces out the words—but instead I’m focused on the beauty of his mouth and how the sound of his voice glides over my body, making it feel both warm and tingly at the same time. I’m lost when the song finishes, yet I haven’t really observed him yet.
“So. Give it to me straight. What am I doing wrong?”
Ummm…absolutely nothing from what I can see. Everything was perfect. Don’t change a thing. Shit. “Could you do it again? Maybe a different song, one you haven’t sung in a while. So the sounds are less familiar to your body. Sometimes that can give me a different view.” At least I make it sound like a real thing when the words come out.
He sings again, and this time I force myself to observe. “Hmm…your posture is great. Most people have a tendency to favor one side of their neck, which makes them tilt a bit when they speak, and it becomes magnified when they sing, which puts strain on the muscles around the vocal cords. Your alignment is perfect.”
“Thank you, it goes with the rest of my perfectness,” he says with a teasing arrogance that, from the little I know about him, I know isn’t real.
“You didn’t let me finish.”
“You can’t now tell me I’m not perfect. I was already basking in the glow.”
“Actually, it was perfect…but almost a little too perfect. Which makes me think you don’t usually stand this way when you sing.”
“It isn’t the way I normally sing. On stage, I usually have a guitar over my shoulder. Even if I’m not playing it, it’s there.”
“Well, I need to see you holding your instrument to assess you fully, then.”
Flynn’s eyebrows quirk up and the dirty grin on his face is unmistakable.
“The guitar. I’d need to see you holding the guitar.”
“That’s a shame.” He shrugs, the playful smile still on his face. “But okay. It’s your call. Whatever instrument you want to see me hold is fine with me.”
“How big of you.”
“So now we’re talking about the other instrument again?”
I roll my eyes, although this conversation is having more of an effect on me than I let on.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Flynn Stars ~
You know what I absolutely love about Vi Keeland’s books, is that she can create a story that has two of my hard limits in it and still have me come away from the book LOVING it!!!!
I was extremely nervous about reading Beat, because I knew that there was going to be a love triangle and cheating (done by the heroine), but I am so happy that I gave this book a chance, because this book was AMAZING!!!! Now normally I wouldn’t even give a book like this a chance, but I will always read anything Vi Keeland writes and because I absolutely fell in love with Flynn in Throb (Book 1) that I was determined to see him get his HEA.
So yes I am warning you….there is a love triangle and cheating in this book, but don’t fret….the way the story is told, it is easy to overlook those aspects of the story and just fall in love with Flynn and Lucky’s story.
Now I know what you are thinking…I gave Throb 3.5 Stars because of the love triangle in that book, but that is because Vi created two amazing Heroes in that book that it turned the heroine into a indecisive person. In Beat that is not the case. Flynn was the clear choice in this book, because Dylan was a D-bag to the extreme!!! She also didn’t make Lucky a whiney, indecisive heroine. I also think this triangle worked for me because the focus of this story really was on Flynn and Lucky and we didn’t see Lucky with Dylan that much. She created Dylan to be the typical Rockstar jerk of a guy, but Flynn was just a normal guy who loved music. I loved that she didn’t make him out to be the player we normally see with rockstars. I don’t want to say too much…I think this is a love story you need to read for yourself. What I loved the most about Flynn and Lucky was that they stood by each other….no one tried to out do the other.
BEAT is a standalone novel, but I think Throb should be read first so you get to know Flynn better. (Since his character was introduced in that book) This book is told in dual POV and has a Happy Ending!!!! I absolutely loved the epilogue!!! This is fairly quick read, but that is because it sucks you in and before you know it the story has come to the end.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a rockstar love story. I think even if you aren’t a huge fan of triangles or cheating, you should still give this book a chance….I know I’m glad I did!!!!
Meet Flynn and Lucky in this rock star romance!
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Additional Books by Vi Keeland :
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)
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Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)
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First Thing I See (Stand Alone)
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Left Behind (Stand Alone)
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About the Author :
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!