Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train Series #2)

Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train Series #2)

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by Katie Ashley, Justine O. Keef, Luke Daniels
     
 

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After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients' hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ

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After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients' hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia's intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her. But when the harsh reality of AJ's hoard of female admirers sends her insecurities into overdrive, Mia bails, leaving him handcuffed to his bathroom shower. AJ never imagined that after two weeks of the best sex and female companionship he'd ever experienced, he would need rescued by his band mates from his shower prison. Although he tries to forget the sensual brunette whose curves made his mouth water, AJ can't get her out of his mind...or his heart. Months later when he finally seeks Mia for answers as to why she left, nothing could prepare him for their life-altering reunion. Can AJ prove to Mia that regardless of the women after his body, his heart belongs only to her?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452649245
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/2014
Series:
The Runaway Train Series, #2
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Justine O. Keef's sultry voice, keen characterizations, and spirit of discovery make her a top pick for narrating erotic prose.

Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His work ranges from Kerouac to Updike, Nora Roberts to Ed McBain, Dean Koontz to Philip K. Dick.

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Beat of the Heart 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 36 reviews.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story with lots of steamy scenes, plenty of mushy ones, and two people that are totally made for each other. With a fantastic cast of characters and a great story line this book easily had my undivided attention from the very beginning. Mia has a lot of emotional baggage but she has a great personality and when AJ says something cocky she fires right back with something to put him in his place. AJ is hot, funny, and a truly nice and genuine person. He is constantly there to help Mia with her self esteem issues and remind her just how great she is.They both had me cracking up several times during the book with their snarky comments back and forth to each other as well as when they are with friends. There was also plenty of hot moments between them. They were very likeable and I felt like they were very real while I was engrossed in their story.  The characters were all written well and I enjoyed how both AJ and Mia’s family interacted as well as the band was like a whole other family. The story was totally engrossing and time easily slipped by while I was glued to my tablet, eager to find out how their story turned out. Even after I finished the book,I found myself thinking about the story while doing other tasks. To me, that is the mark of a truly good book and I think it deserves a solid 5 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait to read Rhys’ book!!
wes2 More than 1 year ago
Loved it !!!! there is nothing more I can say!!!!
Foxy_Roxy_Bookfriends More than 1 year ago
This book has me speaking in tongues! It is “muy caliente” and “bellissimo” and I don’t speak Spanish or Italian like the characters in this book. But if I were to order from this menu, I would say it was a spicy meatball on a bed of linguini! This is the second book in Katie Ashley’s Runaway Train Series. I fell in love with members of the band Runaway Train in her first book Music of the Heart. This book features their drummer, Alejandro Joaquin (AJ) Resendiz, a Latin lover with a heart of gold if he can just live down his reputation. Mia Martinelli is a Sicilian (former NFL star’s daughter), nurse who has had her heart stomped on by the men of her past. Her trust issues and the baggage left behind from their traitorous actions have her crippled by the fear of letting love into her heart. She tries to control situations in attempts to avoid the pain that is certainly to follow. AJ is extremely charming and appears to be sincere but she is just too jaded to let him in. Not one to back down from a challenge, AJ sets out to win the heart of this Italian princess. “…Not until I hear you say ‘AJ, you are the master of the universe’.” …”On second thought, you need to say ‘AJ, you are the master of my universe and my master orgasm donor’.” The sassy banter back and forth had me grinning from ear to ear. AJ could dish it as well as take it from head strong Mia. In the entertainment business he rarely found people who were “real” with him. Mia’s ability to cut through the bull had AJ pressing to know more about this nurse with the ability to have him struck dumb with her witty comments. AJ was so sweet at times with Mia, trying to break down the wall she had erected around her heart. He scaled that wall more than once only to find she was building it higher each time he was about to reach the top. Finally she was going to have to make a choice to either let her past dictate her future or start a future with AJ. This book has a message to keep moving forward, to not let fear cripple us emotionally and physically from living a fulfilling life. Too often we are frozen by the mistakes of our pasts and unable to move forward and enjoy our lives. One moment in time shouldn’t define one’s life. Forgiveness is not for the other person. It is for you, so that you can move on and not be stuck in that moment reliving it over and over, a perpetual cycle of hell. I loved this book so much for its humor, inspirational message and unique perspective on a half-lived life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series fro Katie! I can't wait for more! I will definitly be recommending this to my fellow readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Beath of the Heart just as much as Music of the Heart. Great Job Karie! Can't wait for Rhy's story. Don't make us wait too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy Hell....Katie Ashley you did it again and I fell in love so much more with AJ & Mia!! I absolutely loved Jake & Abby, but AJ & Mia...bestill my heart <3 I am so looking forward to Rhys story.....Hope to see Abby & Jake having kidos too before the series ends!!! Loved, Loved, Loved Beat of the Heart :)
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
AJ's story is fun, sweet, romantic and hot!  A great second book in the series.  I can't wait for Rhys' story.  
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Hey babe you here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isn't it funny gown love finds you when you're not even looking. Really enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!! Loved it so much!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really great love story. I enjoyed the dialog, the plot, the characters. They don't get much better then this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg can this series get any better...i think not. Aj and mias story was amazing...cant wait to get into the next book. Please keep them coming katie!
Angel000 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book !! I think AJ is my favorite What a heart of gold he has and I loved Mia!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved AJ in the first book. It was great to really see all the sides of him. Mia was a excellent match for him. I laugh & cried with each chapter I read. I highly recommend this series to every book lover out there. All the guys of run away train are sexy & fun and just damn hot! And the women they fall in love with suit them to a tee! Don't miss this great series! !!
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I really loved this story. It was playful and provocative and best of all well written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mia and AJ's story was very sweet, who knew a drummer for a rock band could be so sweet.
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Katie did again with a great sequel to book #1 (Music of the Heart). Again, drama, laughs, crying, romance & sex all rolled into 1 story. Love of the appearance of the characters from book#. Love how you get an update on them, but they don't overshadow the current main characters. Believable story set in today time, Love this. Bring on book 3......excited for Rhys book!!!