Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan


4 stars



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.

My Review:

This book was Great and by the time i hit that ending.. WOW! Its definitely a torturous ending and I cannot wait to begin the second book. Lucky me the author has treated me to a sneak peek :) So keep an eye out for our second review coming soon! The author does warn you.. Its not a happy ever after ending.. Here is exactly as she puts it for us:
I feel HEARTBEAT should come with a warning label on the cover - "Get ready to have your heart ripped out by the final page." But I'm not one to write a 'happily ever after' type of conclusion. And although I'm writing fiction, that kind of neatly 'wrapped up with a pink bow' ending doesn't reflect reality, and quite frankly, doesn't appeal to me.
So be warned :) So back to this great book and my epically awesome thoughts on it. Gosh this book pulled emotions. I really hurt for the main character Katie. She was so torn with her life and her options. She is so strong, yet so very fragile at the same time. Oh and our Adam. Dear Adam. He is our love in this story, but he himself is vulnerable as well. Don't be under the impression that he still isn't swoon worthy, but he is in a far more real way. He is a real character as Katie is. Their relationship is a hard and fast one and you will see why as you read. Some points it feels like they rush into things, but trust me, you will see why just keep reading. Its worth the wait. Katie lives with her useless abusive father and her ailing grandmother. Her grandmother is the only barrier and protection she has in life, and she is also the only reason Katie is still there. Adam is trying to find himself. New job, finishing college, and living in a small apartment with little to no outside life Katie definitely shakes things up. Their relationship starts off hard and only get remarkably worse. Then the book ends and you are left mouth agape wondering what happens next. But in a GREAT way! It really threw me and I can't wait to keep reading as I have said. This book is a very easy read. It is well written and wonderfully edited in my opinion. I had no difficulty understanding or picturing scenes in the story. The characters had real relatable stories and likable personalities. Nothing in this book felt like it would be imagined. It all felt like this could be anyones story and I Loved that. Its not the ending you will expect, and the second book isn't either. A really great read in all ways.