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Beat of the Heart by Katie Ashley | Review

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Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train #2)
by Katie Ashley 
After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancĂ©, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients’ hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia’s intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her. But when the harsh reality of AJ’s hoard of female admirers sends her insecurities into overdrive, Mia bails, leaving him handcuffed to his bathroom shower.

AJ never imagined that after two weeks of the best sex and female companionship he’d ever experienced, he would need rescued by his band mates from his shower prison. Although he tries to forget the sensual brunette whose curves made his mouth water, AJ can’t get her out of his mind…or his heart. Months later when he finally seeks Mia for answers as to why she left, nothing could prepare him for their life-altering reunion.

Can AJ prove to Mia that regardless of the women after his body, his heart belongs only to her?

Character Casting:

My Review:
AJ and Mia did get swept up in a gust of love. From backsploshing (yep, I'm using it) the orange drink on AJ's lap to Mia mocking how much he can't control himself, much less  his release, the two were a match made from destiny.
I really liked Beat of the Heart. A solid 4 star read. It does have a couple of scenes where you could see them coming or the foreshadowing was blatantly obvious, but it was a really fun, well-written read for me.
There were some yummy, down and dirty sex scenes that will get your heart pumping, but there are some deliciously sweet scenes that will make you swoon. 
I didn't find that Beat of the Heart had angst just for the sake of it. What is involved is well deserved and the appropriate response of the character. The story flows nicely and finishes the story up in a nice way. I didn't feel like the plot was rushed, it kept it's steady rhythm, just like AJ would to the beat of his drum.

I seen some comments from some fellow blogging friends and the conscientious it that you like reviews to be short and sweet, don't give anything away, and just state a general feeling or tone for the book. With that said, there are a large number of you would like to know if it is is a series (what series, book 3,etc,) is it a standalone, does it have an HEA or does it have a cliffhanger
To me, myself and I, I personally don't care about any of the above unless it is a cliffhanger. With the last huge batch of book that I have read, less than 1% had a unhappy ending and that seems to be a general flow in the romance genre. Maybe it would be best to say, Wait, this isn't the perfect HEA, it's something else and leave it at that.
What do you all think?


Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare,

Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.



Connect more with AJ and Katie:
we invited Katie to have a chat with everyone as AJ on Moday, Oct 21st at 8pm/ES at the Beat of the Heart FB event
Giveaway: 1 signed copy of Music of the heart and Beat of the Heart and 5 ebook copies of Beat of the Heart

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