Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway - In A Heartbeat by Hilary Storm




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Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the 'Rebel Walking' Series. Book One: 'In a Heartbeat' is due to release in June



In a Heartbeat (Rebel Walking #1)


Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.

Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.

One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?


Review by Mary Beth Witkop

4 Stars

It's refreshing to find a rock'n'roll story that steps out of the box and tells a different kind of story. Oh it still has sexy bad a*@ rockers but it went deeper than that.


Eaven "like heaven but without the H" is a self conscious girl with a heart of gold whose ex cheated on her and made her feel about as big as a spec of dusk with his condescending comments.


Talon is the sexy drummer from "Walking Rebel" who has been through a heartbreaking experience with his ex. During his first encounter with Eaven is instantly drawn to her. These two both have troubled pasts with relationships and need to open their hearts and trust each other to find the love that is waiting for them both.


There were a few things that made me give this story 4 stars instead of 5. At the beginning of the story Eaven and Talon share a passionate kiss in the hallway at Smitty's. It was hot and sexy and well yeah, but further into the story they talk about wanting their first kiss to mean something more. I chalked this up to their first kiss once they got together but I did flip back to the beginning to make sure I had the right info. The other thing I found was that a few times the story didn't seem cohesive. It felt like the details were just being put into steps instead of a part of the story.


Besides those snags I found I was completely emersed and invested in this story. What I really liked about this story was that Eaven and Logan are different from most characters in this genre. Eaven knows she needs to step out of her comfort zone and experience life and she tries her best to do it on her own, it doesn't take Talon to do it for her. Talon is not portrayed as a womanizing rock star with different girls in his bed everyday. That's Talon's identical twin brother Taron's job; yes there are two of them, plus two others in the band so expect 3 other books in this series, which I am excited to read. I can't wait to find out more about the rest of the band and hopefully get to see an ending to Talon and Eaven's story since I am a sucker for the story after the story, like their wedding ;)



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