Meet Flynn and Lucky in this rock star romance!
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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.
It’s sexy, sweet, angsty and impossible to ignore with a blurb that hints at all sorts of deliciousness with a “dimpled smile of a boy, hard body of a man, sings like an angel, fucks like the devil.” Beat is everything I expected in a rock star romance.
Lucky is living every girl’s fantasy. She’s dating Easy Ryder’s front man. The very man she’s been infatuated with since the day she first saw him perform live at her father’s bar when she was a teen. But when she meets Flynn Beckham, she slowly discovers the true meaning of falling in love and having her own shining star that lights up her life.
“You’ve been inside me since the day we met. It’s time I return the favor. Only I’m going to be much more literal.”
Flynn Beckham should be thrilled. He’s going back on tour, playing to sold-out stadiums, absorbing the crowd’s energy and then he can go backstage and take advantage of all the rock star perks. But all he’s interested in is the music and getting to know more about his voice coach. The only problem is that Lucky may be on tour helping him with vocal exercises, but she’s also in his same bus sharing the lead singer’s room.
Who will Lucky choose, her teenage crush or the man who makes her smile deep and true? Will Lucky and Flynn cross the line from friends to lovers?
“I think it needs one more verse. Another sonnet for the last set of connections.”
“I’m ready. What line are we writing about crossing today?”
“Friends and lovers.”
I am normally not a love triangle reader. Mainly because of the angst and that one person comes out hurt. But I loved the cover, I was instantly drawn in by the blurb and after being forewarned about what to expect I jumped into this great read and came out not just loving the story but also the author’s style.
Vi Keeland’s writing is has a gripping quality that pulled me into the lives of the characters. From the very preface and how Lucky and Flynn meet, I was engaged in the story and stayed absorbed in it until the very sweet and happy end.
“His voice is seduction in the form of sound, and it flows from him with the ease of a pro.”
Flynn is the perfect book boyfriend. I feel like anyone who gets to know him will fall in love with him. He’s the complete package that constantly made me swoon. He’s beautifully sexy, he’s incredibly talented without being affected by it, he’s thoughtful and supportive, endearing with a lovely heart and I melted at the way he saw her.
“Watching her is like watching a butterfly. It’s beautiful on the outside, its wings decorated with color that captures your eye, but it’s the way the butterfly flutters around, always seemingly out of reach, that makes you follow it with your eyes.”
I liked Lucky’s sass. And even when I wanted to shout that she should dump the not so nice or awesome Dylan, or when I felt she could handle situations in a more mature way, it was ingratiating how we slowly got to know her, her fears and see how she finally realized what she really wanted.
I love how from their first meeting, sparks fly between Flynn and Lucky. The flirting was great and I enjoyed how they get to know each other in such a deep way, how their friendship slowly grew. Their performances, both the official and non-official presentations – yes there were Disney’s Frozen singing going on – were awesomely sweetly, hot or just plain spectacular.
“Earrings, rings, leather tied around his wrists, tatted skin, scruff on his face, hair a sexy mess – and sings Disney songs to his niece. The inside of this man may just be as beautiful as the outside.”
It was great that the rock band aspect of the story wasn’t just adornment to the plot but an integral part of it. Beyond the performances, I thoroughly enjoyed how Lucky and Flynn collaborated and connected while song writing. The tension and scorching chemistry between them made me melt. They complemented each other perfectly and pretty soon lines that once were clearly drawn began to blur.
“There is something so comforting about the way he looks at me… It makes me feel like he really wants to hear whatever I have to say – like each conversation is a layer he peels back, yet his goal isn’t to strip me bare. Instead, he leaves me feeling blanketed.”
As I mentioned or as you can surmise by the blurb, this book has a love triangle. Both Lucky and Flynn fought their attraction. Flynn also had personal experience of what cheating can do to a relationship so he wasn’t willing to put someone else or himself in an unavoidably difficult situation.
“I should walk away, not even go near the temptation. But living life without temptation is like having a heart that doesn’t bet. And I’m a musician. I need a good strong beat.”
Despite their best intentions, their connection was inevitable and only grew stronger the more time they spent together, even when they wanted to deny it. It also put them in strenuous circumstances which due to lack a communication became stressful. But the heart wants what the heart wants and it’s impossible to fight against that. And truth be told and without going into detail, I did not suffer much for Dylan.
I’m so glad I decided to give this book a chance. Not only did I love the romance which was angsty, steamy and adorably sweet, but I also added a wonderful author to my list.
Beat has a wonderful pace that had me glued to it from start to finish. It is written from both points of view so we get the different sides of the story and can better connect with both the main characters. The story can is a standalone with a happy ending.
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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!