The Rhythm Of My Heart (Matters of the Heart, #1)

The Rhythm Of My Heart (Matters of the Heart, #1)

by Velvet Reed

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** This book is recommended for people over 18 years due to strong language and sexual content.**

Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the world at her feet, but instead chooses to help run the family business. After experiencing great loss early in her life, Grace values what's most important: her family and friends. But she aches to find that certain someone—that one great, passionate love who values family as much as she does.

Cole Tierney loves his life. He has a wonderful family, a loyal best friend and a successful career as an ER doctor. The only downside is he wants someone to share it with. After being used and left heartbroken, he wants to find someone who will love him for him and not his or his family's status.

"Every beat my heart makes is for you. Every time it beats faster it's because of you—because you're near me, because of your smile—because you take my breath away."

Their two hearts collide by chance and an undeniable connection is quickly made.

But when others are plotting against their happiness, will their love flatline, or will the rhythm of their hearts continue to beat as one?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501440175
Publisher: Velvet Reed
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Series: Matters of the Heart , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 484 KB

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The Rhythm Of My Heart (Matters of the Heart, #1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
The_Naughty_Librarian More than 1 year ago
Warning, this is a MAJOR cliffhanger! One of the types that ends right in the middle of a scene. I really enjoyed this book. I love the characters, and the storyline. I think the best way to describe this is a really sweet, calm romance. Then you get hit out of nowhere with a major twist.... 7/8 of the story is such a wonderful relaxing read that you cant help but get comfortable and settle in. Then wham, you get hit with the twist. Which hits the hardest in the last pages of the book. Gracie and Cole meet by coincidence, and sparks fly. The slowly progress, dating and getting to know each other. Both have known tragedy in one way or another. And yet both have VERY strong family values. And its really nice to see that in a book. So often we are sent reeling by tragedy that destroys everyone. Instead the characters in this book not only dealt with it, they grew because of it.
JMoore2 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!  The story will keep you engrossed and you will not want to put it down.  The ending is a cliff hanger so luckily the second book went live yesterday!
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TabithaReavesHolmes More than 1 year ago
Oh my God!!!!! I am still sobbing!!! Why would you do this to me Velvet Reed??? This book is such a beautiful story. It's about a girl who has been through tragedy in the past but has come through it all a better person. Grace Rivers is a really good person. She puts family first, ALWAYS. She's even given up a promising career for the sake of her family. Her heart cannot get any bigger. She takes it all in and goes with the flow. Her life is all of a sudden changed when she meets Dr. McSexy Pants (Dr. Cole Tierney). She meets him by sheer luck, or unluck, depending on how you look at the circumstances, and is immediately attracted to him. A few days later, Cole decides that he just has to have Gracie in his life and puts a plan in motion to catch her eye. With the help of Ashley, Grace's bestest friend forever, Cole succeeds in getting Grace to agree to a date. Grace has been hurt in the past, so she's a little leery of dating again. She's pretty content with her family (her dad, Charlie, and Ruby), but she gives him a chance anyways. Everything is going great, until the evil she-witch Miranda decides to show her face every chance she gets. Miranda is a "family friend" who would love nothing more than to have Cole to herself, so every time Grace turns around, Miranda is making rude remarks about her choice of career, her family, and even her clothing. I wanted to jump in the book and stab her in the eye with a spoon. But that's okay, Grace handles herself really well. I was so proud of her! Then, when Grace and Cole get the surprise of a lifetime, it couldn't have happened at a worse time. There are tears, yelling, and even a little blood shed. Just when things are getting back on track, everything goes to hell. Will they make it? Will everything be okay? Or will Cole be left with regret and a whole slew of questions, not to mention extreme heartbreak??? Questions that need answers!!! Guess I'll have to read the next book in this series to find out!! Yes, this was a really good book, however, I really dislike the ending and how broken my heart is right now... I'm left with way more questions than answers. I'm used to cliff hangers, but this one just kind of stopped. I mean, I didn't even realize that it was already over. I just can't get over the ending! WHY of why would you do this to me Velvet?! My heart hurts and the tears just won't stop! I give this book 4.5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the beginning. I can't wait for the next one......
Candice_PageTurnersbkblog More than 1 year ago
This is Cole and Gracie’s story.  Cole is an ER doctor and Grace is a receptionist at her father’s auto repair shop. They meet in the middle of a crisis, Gracie’s niece has broken her arm and Cole is the only doctor available. When they first see each other, their hearts skip a beat, and they instantly get the feeling that they want to get to know the other person more.  After Cole fixes her niece’s arm, Grace tells him that to repay him, he can come and get his car fixed for free at her father’s repair shop. And because he wants to see more of this beautiful woman, he gladly accepts.  My heart skipped a beat while I was reading this book. The love these characters have for each other seems so real. 
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
Awww…. this starts out with the sweet meeting between two great people and then along the way a bit of drama gets thrown in and even some mystery and suspense. I absolutely loved the characters and the story line had me riveted to my tablet for the whole book. In fact, I read it in one afternoon and let me tell you, I’m in desperate need of book 2. Cole and Grace are both really awesome characters. They instantly click with each other and have wonderful personalities. I took an instant liking to both of them. Cole is a fantastically sweet and sexy ER doctor who is loyal to friends and family and very protective. Grace is the manager for her dad’s auto repair shop and a silent partner/bookkeeper for her best friend’s flower shop. She is also sweet, selfless, and giving (especially to her friends and family). They also have a fantastic support group in their friends and family. All of the characters were wonderful in this story.  The story flowed well and I was easily immersed in Cole and Grace’s world. I was so lost in the story that when I got to the ending I let out a little exclamation of surprise and eagerly logged into Goodreads to see if I could figure out when book 2 would be out. I feel like I need to see what is going to happen next. Wonderful book and an absolutely 5 out of 5 stars!!!