Beat

Beat

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by Vi Keeland
     
 

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a steamy new standalone novel about a rockstar. Or two.

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

Overview

From New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a steamy new standalone novel about a rockstar. Or two.

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.

Author's note - Beat is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781682304273
Publisher:
EverAfter Romance
Publication date:
06/14/2015
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
485,935
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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 an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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Beat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book, we follow Flynn as he tries yet again to find love and thinks he may have found it in bartender Lucky. Only problem is, she is dating the leader singer of the band that invited his band on tour. He must decide if his dream of being a rockstar is worth losing to get the girl of his dreams. I am not a huge fan of love triangles in books, but I like that way that this one was done. Lucky’s relationship with Dylan wasn’t a toxic one, but it was one without love. Lucky fell in love with the fantasy of Dylan and the fact he’s the lead singer in a band. Flynn is not the stereotypical rockstar and I love that about him. Yeah he may have hooked up with some groupies when his band started making it, but I love the fact that once he meets Lucky, he becomes a one woman kind of guy. And when he gets girls flirting with him (especially in front of Lucky) he is respectful to both the fans and Lucky. Keeland once again is able to create these characters that are some real and complex that you feel like you know them personally. The back and forth between them screams chemistry that it just sizzles off the page. Though my favorite relationship was between Flynn and his niece Laney. Using the reference of Frozen certainly made Laney real because let’s be honest, what 5-year old is not obsessed with Frozen? With love triangles, it’s inevitable for the ‘other’ person to find out about the other part of the triangle. The one in this story was a little bit anticlimactic for me. There was a lot of buildup and I was expecting this big thing, but unfortunately it didn’t meet my expectations. It still works, just was expecting more. Despite the climax, the relationship between Lucky and Flynn is very real that you are going to want to grab this book. It’s a great book to read on a rainy day.
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
I totally, absolutely, completely LOVED IT!!! Once again, Vi Keeland has written a truly stellar contemporary romance.  The story progressed smoothly, and I found myself reading the entire thing is two sittings…all 272 wonderful pages. I really liked the entire cast of characters in the story.  Flynn was perfect; a gentleman, a badass, playful, attentive, kind.  Lucky was, I think, very realistic, and made choices that I’m sure many people would make if put in the same situation (no spoilers here!).  Even the minor characters were endearing in their own quirky ways, and I would love to read a book about each one of them.  Heck, I even found myself liking the villain!  Well, partially. And talk about HOT!!!  The words coming out of Flynn’s mouth and the love scenes were absolutely SCORCHING! All in all, this was a very well done story about obtaining true love, and I will absolutely be reading it again! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star I was pulled right into this story.  If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first.  This book is a standalone but I feel you would get to better know the characters from reading it: Throb This is Luciana ‘Lucky’ and Flynn’s story. Lucky is already in a relationship but she is fighting feelings for Flynn.  Dylan is the boyfriend.  But can Flynn and Lucky fight the feelings or will the lines between right and wrong be blurred?  Dylan is supposed to be in love with Lucky but he has woman all along the tour.  Is it cheating when your girl is not aware that you are cheating?  Where do you draw the line? As Flynn and Lucky grow closer she grows more distance with Dylan.  Can Lucky choose and if she does will it be Flynn? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.  I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog This is my second read by Vi Keeland and I have to admit I really enjoy her writing style.  The first book in this series caught me with its unique storyline and great chemistry.  I got a bit more of that in BEAT, but although I still enjoyed the book, I had some issues with the story. We meet our hero Flynn Beckham in book 1 while he’s playing most eligible bachelor in a reality TV dating show.  In the end, he doesn’t get the girl.  But his sweet attitude made me swoon and only want to see him get an HEA.  In BEAT again he falls hard and fast, almost at first sight, with the heroine, Lucky.  Flynn is in an up and coming band and they’ve just gotten a gig to open for a hugely successful band.  He’s at Lucky’s bar to meet with the lead singer of that band when he gets stood up and quickly develops a connection with Lucky.  But as luck will have it, she’s that lead singer’s girlfriend, and going on tour with them wanting to take Lucky away from him only complicates things. I loved the behind the scenes rock star vibe this book gives us.  And I was extremely happy to see Flynn keeps a level head.  He’s not into the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” mantra, he’s smart, he’s focused, he’s talented.  He’s just an all around good guy, extremely sweet, dedicated to his family (especially his niece!).  Flynn is the type of hero I really love to swoon over.  He has the appearance of a bad boy on the outside, with his long hair, tattoos, rings, leather bracelets.  But that’s all superficial.  He’s a big marshmallow, and one to be treasured.  You’re definitely going to want to keep him as your book boyfriend because he’s that perfect. The heroine, on the other hand, is where I had some issues with.  She has issues from her past she’s trying to deal with.  She has stage fright, even though she’s a wonderful singer and comes from a music royalty family.  She’s dating her childhood celebrity crush, even though she’s not sure he’s exactly what she wants for herself or if she’s just following in her childhood dreams.  And she’s slowly making progress at changing things and moving on in the right path in her life.  For all I saw, though she’s very likeable, I found her a bit weak when her problems weren’t monumental. When things heat up between her and Flynn, she’s strong enough to cheat on her boyfriend, but not strong enough to make the decision that what she really wants is Flynn.  I guess when it comes to cheating, I feel like this wasn’t a situation where the pull was so strong that I felt it necessary to cheat instead of ending the relationship and found something else to create tension between the new couple.  Thank God it doesn’t drag on for as long as it could’ve! I’m excited to see where this series goes next, I have my sights set on a story for Lucky’s best friend because she’s such a spit fire I know she’ll make for a fun read! PS: On a side note…. HOLY HELL the covers for this series are awesome!
Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
I loved Flynn in Throb. He was just a sexy sweetheart and I couldn't wait for his story. And oh boy, Flynn did not disappoint. (Note: Beat it a standalone novel. You do not need to read Throb first, though I highly recommend it). Now I don't like to give any spoilers in my review, however I also know there are touchy subjects that some readers prefer to avoid. So I feel that I need to warn ahead of time that there is some cheating in Beat. I'm not a fan of it myself, but I find I can tolerate it when the characters are worth it. And Flynn Beckham is worth it. The minute Flynn sets his eyes on Lucky, he knows he wants her. He knows she is unlike any other woman he has met before. But Lucky is dating the lead singer of a popular rock band. The rock band he happens to be opening for on tour. So that might be a bit of a complication. As much as Flynn does not want to be the other man, he just can't seem to stay away from her. Lucky has had a crush on Dylan Ryder since she was a tween, and now she is living a dream as his girlfriend. It's not until Flynn walks into her bar that she begins to question their relationship. Is it truly love or still just girlhood fascination? For the most part I liked Lucky. She's got her own set of vulnerabilities but there is also some strength there. I did not, however, like the cheating, despite the fact that her boyfriend is a giant jerk. I questioned his loyalty throughout the entire book, but she seemed to be oblivious. I guess that's why I found the cheating tolerable. I just wish she hadn't been so back and forth and could have made a firm decision from the get go. But then again, life is never that cut and dry, is it? Flynn is the perfect combination of sweet gentleman and naughty rock star that makes for some amazing steamy times. Oh yes. It is easy to see why Lucky fell so hard without meaning to. It definitely was a rough journey for the two of them but it was worth it in the end.
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
I’m not a fan of love triangles, of cheatings and the like. I like my characters honest, one-woman (or man) kind of person. But this is Vi Keeland! And I have loved her books ever since, so I took the plunge, and let’s say I was happy I gave it a shot. It was every girl’s dream: Lucky is dating one of the most popular and hottest rock stars whom she had been infatuated with since she was in her teens. But here comes Flynn, sitting silently in her bar one night and her life was never the same again. Flynn was our bachelor in THROB, and I’m glad he’s going to finally have his happy ending. He’s the kind of person who I can easily fall in love with. He has the talent, a very kind heart and not to mention an awesome uncle. He didn’t let fame get into his head and remained humble, he loved his niece to pieces and even sings Frozen songs to her (isn’t this adorable?) and he’s the ultimate boyfriend package. Problem is, Lucky has already a boyfriend. It was an undeniable chemistry and connection on the first moment that they have met, and yet both of them had tried to shrug it off the moment he knew she wasn’t available. But things just happen, and how can one possibly stop the inevitable? Because I think that’s what these two people share – an inevitability of being together. They are perfect for each other because they understand each other – all their baggage, their fears and stuffs. I was glad Flynn was able to help her in his small ways. Lucky made such great improvement in a small amount of time – this just shows how persuasive Flynn can be when he wanted it. Sometimes, you get to hate Lucky for not dumping Dylan. It was like: what the heck are you waiting for? Dump him already and be with Flynn, can’t you see you’re perfect for each other?! It was quite a long journey towards it, sometimes it gets frustrating, but as the story goes we get to know more about Lucky, her fears and what she really wants in life. The ending was just perfect with a dose of reality. Some problems can’t be solve in a couple of days or weeks, some needs time, and I’m glad our author made the ending just the way I envisioned it to be. Our girl is on her way, making progress and is almost there. But ain’t there yet. I love the fact that it was written in dual POV, which makes me get into the thoughts of both characters and made me know and love them more. I was easily hooked on BEAT. Vi Keeland made sure the moment I opened this book, and took that one shot, there was no way I’d put it down unless I was done. 
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Luciana (Lucky) Valentine was in love with her now boyfriend rock star, Dylan Ryder, since she was a teenager.  That is until she met Flynn Beckham, singer to the bands new opening act. Beat is a fantastic novel full of emotion and real-life issues.   Lucky is a likable heroine.  Being the daughter of two rock legends, she is familiar with the music scene.  She has some issues she needs to work out in order to follow her dreams.  Her character is genuine and convincing. Dylan is a bit of an arrogant jerk.  That being said, he is pretty good to Lucky.  He treats her better than others.  I wanted not to like him, but it wasn’t always easy to do.  He is a lot older than Lucky.  As a result, they are not always on the same page. I love Flynn.  The guy is pretty much perfect.  He is a good brother and uncle.  He has a big heart.  I appreciated that he goes out of his way to help Lucky.  He has a ton is common with her, and they really understand each other.   I adored how Flynn’s niece pronounces his name.  It is very appropriate and kept me giggling.  Beat is a fast-paced and entertaining book.  It has a great plot that kept me fascinated.   This is the first book I read by Vi Keeland.  I really enjoyed her writing style.  Beat is well-written and believable.   Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.  
jendsmit_ 17 days ago
I received an Advance Readers Copy in exchange for my honest review. I read this a while ago, and I 'm not going to lie... I didn't love it, but I did enjoy the read. I like the story and the characters are good. The writing was really good, and super easy to follow along with. I like everyone else was caught up in the contemporary romance craze and honestly I totally burnt myself out on them to the point they all started to blend together. **side bar: another reason I took a step back from the blog and reviewing** I really found the world Keeland created interesting so this was really refreshing for me at the time and place I was at when I read it. Now, that said, this was totally my normal contemp romance story ... you're asking why should I read this book then if it's just like the rest, I know you're asking... So here's what I have to say about it - I really enjoyed these characters and their world is out of the ordinary to the others out there in this area. I really think you'll find, like me, this will be a little bit different read for you, and you'll enjoy it. Will it change your life, no probably not, but you'll find some fun and angst and enjoyment in the world of Lucky and Flynn; so check it out. Beat gets a solid 3 stars from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing, editing, character development, really enjoy her style - but as previous reviews have mentioned, the actions of the main characters prevented me from falling in love with the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Flynn but Lucky annoyed me with her indecision, hence only 4 stars. But Vi is an awesome, engaging writer who has brought me hours of joyful reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. HEA at its best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read. Angst for these characters works its way throughout the story, and in the end you can believe that things work out like they should and that there is a karmic solution out there if you reach out for it. I loved this book. Thanks Ms. Keeland.
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esgute More than 1 year ago
I LOVED BEAT!!!! Beat is my first Vi Keeland book, and I absolutely got lost in it! A rock and roll story that is so full of heart! We meet Lucky as she is getting ready to start a new phase of her life with hot shot rocker boyfriend Dylan Ryder, front man of one of the biggest bands out there, Easy Ryder, but Lucky(and we readers) didn't count on meeting adorable, charming and sexy Flynn, who played in the band In like Flynn, who were slated to open for Easy Ryder on tour. The chemistry and ease between Lucky and Flynn made me so happy and ready to believe in fate all over again! Vi Keeland was very clever with her names, had supporting characters, such as Lucky's best friend Avery, and Flynn's sister and adorable niece, that were so likeable, the grittiness of the rock and roll lifestyle and tour bus antics were painted perfectly and all of the emotions the I experienced while reading was simply the best, AND I can visualize Lucky's bar perfectly in my mind!! Congratulations, Vi! I will be reading more of you!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I have never given Ms. Keeland less than 5 stars. And I have read all of her books. Yep, because she's brilliant. But the cheating ruined this story for me. Loyalty, trust, and fidelity is everything! Once a cheater, always a cheater. Flynn deserves better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book of the summer so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Vi is one if the few authors that can easily go back and forth between character POWs and can keep it from being repetative. She creates characters that are likeable, not predictable, doing great justice to the story along the way. Another fantastic read- holy hot sex scenes- and beautiful love story!!! Flynn and Lucky are definitely new favs!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flynn is not VK's usual alpha, but he is still extremely HOT! Very excellent read, as we always get from her! Can't wait for whatever she writes next!.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beat was amazing, you're going to love Flynn and Lucky's love story.
VidaB More than 1 year ago
Blurred Lines From the first page to the last this book leaves you captured in the deliciousness of Flynn fu**ing Beckham. Flynn first lays his eyes on Lucky at a Karaoke bar where he was meeting someone. One glimpse of Lucky and Flynn was a goner. Lucky knew there was something special about Flynn and them dimples an when he picks up the guitar and starts to sing it leaves her captivated. Unfortunately Lucky had a rockstar boyfriend (Dylan) who she has been in love with since she was 12yrs old. Dylan decides to spend more time with Luck by having her travel with his band and it just so happen that Flynn is filling in for one of the band members. Best believe that a bus can only have so much room and with these two it was never enough. The instant chemistry felt real and not pushed, and the sexual tension oozed off the pages. The back stories for both characters were interesting, and the communication between these two were refreshing to read about. This story is filled with intense, passionate love scenes, and engaging characters.  A romance where the love between two people is so moving, and so beautiful, that it's enough to put your heart in a tailspin. I for one can't wait to see what's in store next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the characters and storyline were great. Some steamy scenes. The best part is its a stand alone book.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Beat follows the story of Flynn, Dylan and Lucky. Lucky is dating Dylan. Lucky has had a crush on rocker Dylan, since she was 15 years old. She’s living the dream that every girl fantasizes of. And while she enjoys being with Dylan, they really haven’t spent a lot of time together because of all the touring he does…. Flynn is supposed to be the opening act for Dylan’s band. That is until one day he gets asked to fill in for one of Dylan’s singers. Doesn’t sound too complicated, right? WRONG! See, Flynn is drawn to Lucky. Even though he knows that Lucky is off limits and dating Dylan, there is just something about her. He can’t help himself from wanting to get to know her and to just be in her life any way that he can… Flynn confuses Lucky. She thought she had everything she wanted, everything she needed. But, she never really looked to the future until she met Flynn. The more time the two of them spend together, the more complicated things start to get. It also doesn’t help that fate has decided to throw the three of them one more curve ball… The three of them. One tour bus. On tour together. Things are about to get really ugly… Normally, I’m not a fan of love triangles and cheating. In fact, I usually loathe them. I can probably name only two books that have had love triangles that haven’t been an issue for me. But, since I really like Vi Keeland’s work, I figured I would give it a try. And I have to say, I thought this one worked pretty good. I was 100% sold on Dylan. Don’t get me wrong, he did have some likable moments. That being said, there was just something about him that always bothered me. Maybe it was because he was a little too possessive towards Lucky or how he was so conceited, he couldn’t even handle sharing the spotlight with his band members. Or how he acts like Lucky is the only woman for him, but yet, something about that statement just doesn’t feel right. Where as Flynn felt like a breath of fresh air. Yes, he wanted Lucky. But he wanted to support her and care for her, not possess her. Things just felt more relaxed and natural between the two of them. In my opinion, it was pretty clear who Lucky should be with. But, it was definitely fun seeing just how everything would play out. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a quick and easy read. The characters were for the most part: likable, fun and entertaining. I really enjoyed the secondary characters. I think Lucky’s friend Avery brought a lot to the story and I wouldn’t object to seeing more of her character in the future. Beat definitely held my interest. It was well written and there was never a dull moment. There was a good balance of angst and drama. I liked the push and pull. Beat made me laugh, smile, it frustrated me and made me swoon. Even though I’m still not a fan of love triangles, I can appreciate the struggles the characters went through on their journey to HEA. I loved the ending of the story. It wrapped up everything perfectly and left me with a smile on my face. *I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*