Thursday, June 25, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ BEAT by Vi Keeland

Blog Tour
(A standalone novel)
Release date:  June 15th
A Contemporary Romance novel
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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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.  

“There’s no going back once you’ve crossed into the blur.”
After I read Throb and Vi announced that Flynn was getting his own book, I got really excited I couldn’t wait! I read this book ended up staying up till 2AM finishing it. I loved it! Flynn already got a piece of me in Throb, but in this book, Flynn captured it. Flynn and Lucky’s story will captivate you from the very beginning that you will not want to put the book down. I love all of Vi’s books and she gets better with every book she writes. This I think has been my favorite one so far. I was right there with the characters, feeling everything they felt, going through everything with them. My heart fell for them. Their story was all I could think about that I picked it right back up the next day and started re-reading the book, again. And I fell in love with them all over again, like I did the first time around.
“I’ve wanted you since the minute I had laid eyes on you.”

Lucky Valentine took one look at the Beautiful Man sitting at the end of the bar and she was captivated by him. There was something about him that was calling to the deepness of her soul. And he was looking at her like he wanted to eat her alive. Of all the women that was surrounding him, his eyes were pinned to her. It was as if they were the only two people in that bar. It’s as if there was something drawing Lucky to Flynn. He wants her. He’s not afraid to admit it and flirts with her so easily. He seems to make her laugh and they seem to have that great chemistry right off the bat. It’s as if they’ve been friends for a while instead of a measly few minutes. When Flynn started singing on that stage, his voice draws her in. It makes her feel things that aren’t normal for her. Especially since she is currently in love with her high school crush.
 “I’m falling for another guy’s girl. Something I promised myself I’d never do.”
Flynn Beckham has it all. He’s got the looks, the personality, can score any girl he wants, he’s got a good heart and he will be going on tour in a few weeks; which has always been his dream. Flynn has always had one rule when it comes to women. Don’t touch another guy’s girl. He’s had bad experiences with those and won’t go down that path again. Nothing good ever comes of them. The girl he’s currently got his eye on won’t seem to budge, but he’s confident he will get her. There’s something about her that makes him want to claim her. It makes all the other girls, nothing in comparison to her. The lead in the band he will tour with is the biggest douche alive, but he’s the ticket he needs to get the band out there. But the kicker is, the girl he wants…..belongs to the douche. Which makes her off limits…..
“I realized I was more afraid of regret than I was of making changes.”
Lucky grew up with a father who loved and adored her. He was also a musician himself, but eventually settled and opened Lucky’s Bar. Her mother is a singer who toured the world, but was still involved in Lucky’s life. With two musically talented parents it was destined for Lucky to end up with some kind of musical talent herself. Her dad was her number one fan, her confidant, her strength and he believed that she could do anything. Whenever she would get a little bit of fear, just a look at her dad’s direction and a smile from him would give her the confidence that she would need to continue. But her talent will also be her weakness. One day has ruined that for her and she hasn’t fully recovered. One step at a time is her motto. And her BFF Avery is helping her through some things, especially with co-owning the bar with her so she can start pursing her other dreams.
“You keep telling yourself you can fight fate. But I promise you, you’re wrong. Some things are just meant to happen.”
Flynn tries his hardest to focus on the tour while trying to stay clear from Lucky. Nothing good will come from getting involved with her. Or so he keeps telling himself. Being on tour and singing on that stage has always been his dream, but it’s those moments where they spend together that gets him into trouble. He has girls that throw themselves at him, but he only wants the one he cannot have. Her boyfriend Dylan, isn’t so attentive to her and he’s the one who has them spending more time together. He is more focused on his career and always puts that first. He's always making decisions about their relationship that will benefit him, not much her. Flynn and Lucky are like a magnet completely drawn to each other. They’re spending a lot of time together alone, just getting to know each other, their love for music, their family, their pasts, and Lucky has even broken down and let him in on some secrets. Instead of running, Flynn tries to help her through it. She learns that deep down inside that Rock God, there is a guy with a big heart and she falls for him even more. It’s not like they want to cross that line, they’re both preventing it from happening with everything they can, but sometimes it’s as if you can’t interfere with fate. The guilt is there when they spend all that time together. It consumes the both of them, but sometimes they can’t seem to fight their feelings. She knows what she needs to do, but she know how to accept the consequences; which terrifies her in making her decision. The connection goes so deep, that when the inevitable finally happens, words don’t need to be spoken for it to be felt. The more time they spend together, it makes it harder for Flynn to walk away, it just makes it want her even more. But can he have her or will he just be the other guy? The one thing he has never wanted to be in the first place…. 
“Everything happens for a reason."
What decision will Lucky come to? Who will she choose? How will that decision affect both Dylan and Flynn? How will Dylan react to the entire situation? What will happen to her future? To Flynn’s future? His future with the tour? Has Lucky gotten over the fear that she has been working over? Will Lucky get her happy ever after? Will Flynn get his happiness? 
“He doesn’t want to carry me, he wants to walk side by side.”
I absolutely LOVED this book. My heart broke for Lucky when she told her story. But I loved watching her grow and develop throughout the book. There were times where I wanted to just go and knock some sense into her, yes, but those were moments I think where she needed to grow a bit and learn. And I believe she did. I was glad she had a BFF like Avery by her side. Without someone like her, especially after her dad, I believe she would be lost. Everyone needs an Avery. My heart went to Flynn on many occasions. I’ve wanted to just to and give him many hugs. He has such a big heart behind that rock God exterior, but you would only know that if you got to know him. I love how he was always there for Lucky and how he knew when to push her and just give her the space she needed. All she needed was that one little push.  I’m glad that everything worked out the way it did in the end. I’m happy for them. I just wish she would have gotten rid of the douche a lot quicker…. Just saying…

This review was done by Jenn. 
I received an advanced copy for my honest review.

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Excerpt #1

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.

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland
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Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)

Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)

First Thing I See (Stand Alone)

Left Behind (Stand Alone)
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About the Author:
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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!

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