Friday, July 19, 2013

Review: Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan

By: Faith Sullivan
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Series: Heartbeat #1

Katie and Adam are afraid of love.

She carries the scars of a first kiss gone terribly wrong.

He uproots his life to flee the stinging betrayal of an ex.

When trust is no longer an option, all romance is suspect.

As a young paramedic, Adam rescues people for a living but cannot save himself. Katie, just out of high school, struggles with a tortured home life she cannot escape.

Everything changes when Katie hops into the front seat of Adam's ambulance. Overwhelmed by what they are feeling, neither possess the confidence to make the first move. They walk away from each other, full of regret.

To find her, Adam risks his future. To be with him, Katie sacrifices her security.

Little do they know, what little time they do have, is being measured by a heartbeat that is slowly dying out.


Have you ever read a book where you want to finish it but it’s waning on you because it just seems semi adolescent, then you keep on reading anyway and then bam it smacks you in the face with something so unbelievably unexpected that now you just have to know how it’s going to end.  That’s what this book did to me.  I can’t give away the ending because it was the best part and if you want to know how I feel then you will definitely have to read the book.

We start the story off with Katie and her grandmother who are returning home from a movie but then the roads being as icy as they are they get into an accident.  It’s all very hard on Katie but she meets a young paramedic named Adam.  It’s a chance meeting but in that brief moment they feel the strongest connection to one another.  It’s as if the universe is pulling them together undoubtedly.  They keep having a lot of misses on seeing each other again but it’s inevitable that they will meet again.

Both being rather young but still adults, 18/19, even with that said they have a large amount of baggage, that is so different from one another but somehow they come together and help the other get through some of their issues.  Their budding romance is not much detailed you just know they belong together and that’s how they feel about it.  Just one look that’s all it took for them to know they were practically soul mates.  To me that’s a little unrealistic but maybe it’s just because I haven’t experienced something that full on.  There were stolen kisses here and there but it wasn’t really described much in the book more as if you had to use your own imagination, but it was there. 

Even some of the characters seemed very juvenile to me but that’s how they were meant to be.  The best part by far was the cliffhanger at the end that made you wonder what did you just finish reading.  It’s like when you watch the show Lost and you think things are going one way and then it completely flipped the script on you at the end, that’s how I feel right now, but it was definitely a good thing.  I’ll enjoy seeing how this story continues and if it will be flipped yet again.  Crazy how some things turn out. 

I really like the cover of the book, but I don’t picture the two main characters as them, it could just be my perspective but nonetheless I like the cover.  Definitely has promise.

I received this book from the author Faith Sullivan, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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