Saturday, 14 September 2013

HEARTBEAT BY FAITH SULLIVAN

ISBN: 978-1482016833
ASIN: B00B4Y9296
Series: Heartbeat
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages/File Size: 165pages/330KB
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
Release Date: 5th Feb 2013

BLURB from Goodreads
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
I was asked by the Author if I would like to read and review her e-book. Faith kindly sent me a free e-book in exchange for my honest review. I chose to read the book after reading it's blurb.
I love the cover, it gives you the idea that this book is a chick lit type of book or perhaps it could fall into the New Adult category or Coming of Age genre. I'd say the couple on the cover are good depictions of Adam and Katie.  I like the straight forward clear fonts for the book title and author name.
So they book begins with a car accident, Katie and her Grandmother are in the car. One person doesn't walk away from the wreck. We then see what type of home life Katie and her grandmother have at the hands of Katie's father. Katie's father is very much in charge and hold s the family purse strings extremely tight. Initially you think the abuse if "just verbal" without realising how much verbal abuse can affect someone.
We then go on with the story from Katie's point of view, where she is checking out the paramedic guy, and imagining what a romance and a future with him would be like. Katie's father doe's not like Katie dating, she should be at home catering to his every need as her grandmother does. Katie's father does not hesitate to use underhand tactics such as removing financial support to Katie or terminating her mobile phone contract.
I really enjoyed reading this book, I began thinking I'd read a chapter or two and then I thought Just one more chapter and by the time I realised it I was at the end of the book. I like Faith Sullivan's writing style her descriptions etc make her books so easy to read and picture the imagery she is giving you too. 
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, loved it. Would I recommend the book? Yes, I have already recommended the book to my mum and my teen daughter, this book is a story that in my opinion would be read and loved by a wide age range. Would I read a BK#2? I'd like to read a bk#2. I'd like to know more about the characters I met in Bk#1. Would I read other books by Faith Sullivan? I would certainly check out any book by Faith Sullivan closely with a view to reading them.

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