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Posted January 10, 2014
I am telling you what, I spent one evening on book one. The better portion of a day on book two between taking breaks for mental anguish. Today is day three and I started this before bed last night and forced myself to stop. I finished it this afternoon. My house is a god damn mess right now, and I am sad this series is over but at the same time, THANK GOD because I feel emotionally unstable at this point. If I were a smoker, my lungs would be waving a white flag.
So now Katie has come back (or has she???), Jada is upset because she finally realizes that oh hello- she loves Adam. Too bad he has been pining over a dead girl this whole time who apparently isn't dead. And he's going to be a father to his brother's fiance's baby and it's just so damn crazy. Jerry Springer couldn't even make this up. So basically, everything is going to hell.
Katie is just as confused as Adam over their bizarre love connection because she has no recollection of meeting him. Like, at all. He is insistent she has died, which obviously would freak any girl out. Yet they are both having dreams/nightmares about the other and they both feel like this is fate's way of pairing them up. We've got a weirdo pregnant lady, a really pissed off brother, and then poor Jada who is in love with Adam and he could care less and essentially tosses her to the wind.
Woah- there's a sinister plot involving psychological test subjects, mind control, and declarations of love.
I feel like when I read Faith Sullivan's book, I should have a blood pressure cuff on me to monitor myself because I can actually feel my blood pressure going up. When I say you have no idea what to expect but you are always going to be blow away? I mean it. She can weave a story like you won't believe. But I was Team Jada the whole time. I really don't like Katie. Or new Katie, whatever. I don't like either of them.
And Kelly? The pregnant cousin of Katie's?? Can we say PSYCHO? She's nuts. She is several shades of crazy. I can't even comprehend it. It's just too much and I didn't like her from the word go. Thank god Jada also picked up on it because I think between her and Brian (Adam's brother)? They basically saved the day.
Anyways. I liked the ending! Can I say that without giving it away? I think so. I'm not kidding, I feel like I need a nap after this. I don't know if I even have it in me to cook dinner- I'm that emotionally spent.
Posted January 2, 2014
MY INITIAL THOUGHTS
I was definitely looking forward to this next installment, I don't really read all that much chick-lit but I am really enjoying this series. In fact I really feel like getting ahold of Adam and giving him a good shake! Mooning over a "dead girl" who he truly doesn't know whilst overlooking the fantastic female Jada who is right under his nose. I d have an inkling before starting this book that Kelly's baby daddy may turn out to be someone else rather than Adam but we'll see.
I was generously given an e-copy by the lovely Faith Sullivan in exchange for my honest review.
So the cover shows a couple getting ready for a romantic looking kiss . . but who are they? Well that depends on where about's you are in the book! It could be Adam & Katie, Brian & Kelly, Brian & Jada, Adam & Jada the options!! I do like the simplistic style cover as it shows the couple which it lets you know there is a romance element to the book and the title and author fonts etc fit perfectly with the rest of the series covers so far.
So we left at the very ending of the last book with Adam meeting the girl he has been dreaming of "his Katie" and she's right there . . .and she's . . alive!
Well its quite a complicated plot, it turns out Kelly has been "playing" quite a lot of the characters in this book but not totally realising that she herself is being played by her boss, the real father of her baby maybe? Or could it really be from that one night stand with Adam? Then again it could just as easily be Brian's as they have been in a sexually active relationship for some time now?
I want to mention that this book is quite a bit steamier than the other but in my opinion there's still plenty of story in the story vs steam content of the plot/book. I really don't mind a bit of steam and spice as long as it is within a plot and within reason and believability for the characters.
So Adam's mystery girl has been alive all along? And Katie does have an over protective over bearing father. Katie is also Kelly's cousin! A coincidence? Kelly seems set on pushing Adam and Katie together even when it is clear he has turned up to their wedding with Jada as his plus one!
So everything's set for the wedding. . . . . the bride and groom are at the altar, the best man,Adam by his brother Brian's side . . .Jada watching from afar after arguing and walking away from Adam . . . the romantic moment arrives and Brian turns to Kelly . . . .and . . . . they don't get married!
In fact Jada and Brian team up to find out why Adam is obsessed with Katie, and what Kelly and her boss have to do with the strange goings on. Adam is still having nightmares and Katie had been dreaming of Adam . . . its as if somehow someone has got into their brains? . . but how? and why?
So the pace of this book was one that kept going there was always something happening to one of the what I would say were the four main characters, Adam, Brian, Kelly and Katie.
To find out what on earth has being going on you'll need to read the book. I did enjoy the book and learned to like the other characters from the boasting, kind of brash brothers Brian and Adam who seem to have a constant one upmanship contest going on. Whom at time I seriously felt like punching on behalf of the lovely females in the book, Jada, who feels drawn to both brothers but knows deep in her heart which one she truly loves. Then there's the timid Katie who eventually throughout the book learns to stand up and literally make the other character listen to her and her opinion. Of course there's also Kelly, Katie's conniving cousin who just seems to wrap everyone around her little finger and come out on top no matter what she has done or been part of. So who gets a happy ever after? Does anyone truly get what they want or deserve?
Near to the end, before the "6 months later chapter there is a steamy chapter, was it necessary? Yes but I personally would have preferred certain parts to be left to the imagination. Don't get me wrong I am not a prude but I found the explicit language and certain body part references somewhat of a turn off. Afterwards looking back to the book I would have rather missed reading that chapter altogether. I did love the 6 months after etc chapters and I think everyone ended up with who they were truly meant to be with. I also liked how the whole death of the Katie Turner look alike was wrapped up too. You'll understand these comments more when you have read the book for yourselves.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes I did even though I felt a little confused at first with the dream/nightmare theories, and then I wanted to shake the brothers until their teeth rattled! Would I recommend the book? Yes, it's a must read if you've already read the other two you need to know what happens next. Would I read another book in the series? Mmm If there is to be one yes! Would I read other books by Faith Sullivan? I already have and intend to read more of course!
Posted December 1, 2013
Wow! Faith always floors and amazes me with the directions her books take!!! This one is completely the same! She had me floored, shocked, sad, happy and then some while reading this last book in the series!I loved that this book picks up exactly where book 2 ended!
We see that Adam is in shock to see Katie, but she however has no idea who he is! He can't comprehend why she doesn't know him when all has thought of her for months! Now she is alive and he wants to know her and while doing so hurts Jada since she is the one who tags along to his brother's wedding. He is completely infatuated with Katie that he can't see what others see going on between Jada and him. He wants to do anything in his power to prove to Katie who he is, that he can be the man for her and much more.
Katie is confused and shocked at the man standing in front of her! She can't believe that he is here, especially when she too has been dreaming of him! Talk about crazy! Adam is coming on strong, wanting to prove himself but can she allow him to especially when she has her own case of personal issues going on?
Jada is so into Adam it is crazy. She has always been the one person to get him, accept him, push him and make him step up to the plate. She loves him and is hurt, betrayed and angry with how he is acting now that he has found his "Katie". So, she decides she will go hang out with Bryan, Adam's brother! What will Adam think of this?
This book is fabulous. I just have to say that! I can't think of another word. Faith knows how to take a book and twist it around in a direction that you never saw coming! Especially with Katie, Adam and then Bryan! Holy crap! I didn't see that all coming and it was interesting, shocking, sad and awesome too!
Things I loved about this book:
1. I loved that Adam stepped up to the plate and wanted to be there for a variety of people especially Katie and then Kelly! He wanted to be with someone, love them,care for them and not fool around/cheat on anyone!And his realization of what he truly wanted. Was wonderful to watch.
2. I loved who Katie became. She at first was shy/reserved and then opened her eyes, heart and became alive.
3. I loved Jada's devotion to Adam. I loved her ability to put him in his place and be there for him always.
4. I loved that shock value that Faith brought to us regarding this entire series! Woah! Amazingly done!
You will fall in love with the characters, be blown away and then some! What a wonderful way to end the series!
Well done, Faith!
* recv'd a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Posted November 14, 2013
Once you've found the one you've been hunting down, are they really who you thought they were? We last left Adam and Jada when they went to Adam's brother's wedding. Adam's soon-to-be sister in-law is carrying his baby though just as Adam finally runs into Katie, the dead woman that has been haunting her dreams. Now that you're caught up I Am Yours follows as everyone's confusion and lies are unraveling before their eyes before anyone can stop the the hurt feelings.
Faith Sullivan has the readers invested in the characters, twisting them in every direction so that the readers feel for both Jada and Katie, not wanting either to get hurt. At one point or another we have been hurt, possibly even felt as if we were choice too, the back up person for the one we loved. Even if you haven't Faith shows all the emotions in a realistic way, in her easy to flowing style. Her readers will not be rolling their eyes at her explanation for why Adam sees a dead woman. Just when you think the story is going way she takes a quick turn. Plus steamy scenes for those who are old enough ;) can't wait to read her next story!
Posted November 14, 2013
I can’t tell you how much I needed to read this book. The ending of book two in the Heartbeat series blew my mind. Just blew my mind. I loved it. I was dying to see where Sullivan would take Adam and Katie in this book. One thing I love about Sullivan’s writing is that she ALWAYS surprises me, and that’s not easy to do because I’m the type of person who usually figures out the plot pretty quickly. Not with Sullivan’s works. She can throw a plot twist like no one I know. And she did it again with I Am Yours. I was floored when I found out what was really doing on. It was awesome.
How do I know it was awesome? Because the story didn’t end up the way I was hoping, but I was still okay with it because it made more sense for the series the way Sullivan wrapped things up. And really that’s an author’s job: to do justice to her characters and their stories. I know when I pick up a book by Faith Sullivan I’ll get just that, which is why she has a fan for life in me.
If you haven’t checked out the Heartbeat series, definitely give it a try.
Posted November 1, 2013
Another I/R romance that had so much potential but was either lacking details or at other times loaded with too much unnecessary details. The author featured too many main characters telling their stories which made the book boring.I skiped a lot of pages to get pass the parts that were flat. It was just ok for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 22, 2013
I received this book as an advertisement in my email and decided to give it a try. I have not and probably will not go back and read the other two books, since I know how this ends, but I digress…. This is the love triangle of Katie, Jada, and Adam.
Adam is obsessed with a girl that died in his arms. Katie looks just like the dead girl, but she is alive and well with no memory of Adam. Jada is Adam’s friend trying to support the man who she has achingly fallen in love with. Let me just say, Adam is a jerk. I really don’t like him and didn’t think that he deserved either of these heroine’s. Katie is innocent and sweet, but she has a backbone and mind of her own. Jada is strength, forgiveness, and love. These women are at odds, both in love with the same man, but time and time again they put aside their differences for the well-being of Adam. And what does he do? Tries to have his way with one while feigning concern for the other, Boo!
Deborah Ann Woll as Katie
Megan Good as JadaYet, I really liked this story. I kept reading and reading, never knowing who Adam was more in love with or who he would ultimately end up with, but I was wrapped up in both heroines and wanted the best for both. I rooted for Katie as she got her freedom from her overbearing father, I cheered as Jada finally faced the truth of her relationship with Adam, and I yelled at Brian (Adam’s brother) from time to time in between. I was so worked up with this story that I read it in one day and had to write this review, it was that good!
The Good: The ending chapter made me smile and hot under the collar all at the same time. The ladies; I’m not choosing between them, they are both solid characters.
Stephen Amell of Arrow as AdamThe bad:Adam’s treatment of Jada at one point crosses a line with me; he put his hands on her and that is a NO-NO. Now, he does not hit her, but he physically forcefully removes her from his apartment, uhm no. NEVER put your hands on me, EVER! Unless, of course, you don’t mind walking with a limp for the rest of your life.
The other thing that bothered me was the pseudo-friendship between Jada and Katie felt a bit contrived at times; I work with women, am a woman, and am related to women, there would have been more name calling and backstabbing in reality, but I appreciate that the author created two mature female characters.
I’m jus sayin:Adam would have to do a dig himself out of a very deep grave if I were Jada. I’m talking a grave almost deep enough to hit China, there were just too many things that he said to her that would have been the “nails in the coffin” of our relationship. I actually rolled my neck talking to this book and being angry for her.
Brian is a jerk and the character that ends up with him deserves better.
Overall:I hate love triangles. So, you know this book is good if I read it in one day.
Posted October 8, 2013
After the thrills, the highs and lows of the first two books in the Heartbeat series (Heartbeat and Come What May) I was practically foaming at the mouth waiting for I Am Yours. All I could think after finishing Come What May was "how could she (Faith Sullivan) leave me hanging like this?!?" So I was thrilled to get to read I Am Yours five days early. Because, Adam. Just Adam. Sigh.
I love it when sequels start right where the previous book left off. So I was so happy to see that I Am Yours started in the same exact scene where Come What May ended. The confrontation between Katie and Adam was so exciting and I didn't want to miss a word of it, or see it summarized later. I wanted a front row seat for it...Adam loves Katie but she doesn't even know him!!!
I Am Yours had a really strong start. I was happy with how Faith brought new characters into the story and developed their relationships to Katie, Adam, and Jada. I liked the alternating POVs and found myself torn between who I wanted Adam to end up with. I loved the intensity of the emotion between the characters. Faith is great at writing chemistry between her characters, and she certainly didn't disappoint with I Am Yours.
I love reading about strong female main characters, and Jada is one of my favorite heroines. I admire her strength, integrity, and quick-wittedness. I like that she stands up for herself. Katie has always been a weaker character, one who needs to be taken care of, but she grew a lot in this book. And I liked who she grew into. She finally starts to take control of her life and take ownership of her problems. I loved seeing that change in her.
I'm not going to spoil the book, but I was completely surprised at how the story ended. The main conflict was the relationship between Katie and Adam and I didn't see that resolution coming at all. I thought Faith was very clever in how she resolved the issue, and that part of the story made the book feel like a psychological thriller. It was unique and intriguing. It made I Am Yours more than just a love story.
I was surprised at how Faith ended things, and I confess that I was mad when I first finished the book. But, the more I think about it, the happier I am that Faith ended things the way she did. There was no other logical way for the love story to play out, and a different ending would have felt inauthentic. I'm really hoping for a spin-off series, so I can see everyone get their happily ever afters.
If you haven't read this series, and you love a good contemporary NA novel, I'd definitely recommend it. I've read all of Faith Sullivan's work, and thoroughly enjoyed it all!
Posted October 8, 2013
I read interracial romance so when I saw the cover naturally that's what I thought it was. Don't get me wrong it is but what I wasn't aware of was this is book 2. The first chapter confused the hell out of me lol. It really will help if you read book 1 because I was so lost. All in all it was ok.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.