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Liam Romero has the mother of all hangovers in more ways than one after he wakes from a wild night in Las Vegas to find he’s married. Not only has he got to explain it to the rest of the band, but he also needs to figure out why he’s got an overwhelming urge to keep his new wife by his side. He should run for the hills, but something about her is drawing him in. Will Yivi Ward be his downfall or his salvation?

Yivi Ward’s world has been transformed in a couple of days; she doesn’t know what is going on anymore. Her first ever drink of alcohol has left her married to a famous rockstar whose music she’s never even heard. But the real problem is the dark secret she’s been keeping buried. She knows she should come clean but fears her new husband would never understand. She should run before it’s too late, but something about him is making her stay. Will Liam Romero be her salvation or her downfall?

Liam and Yivi are two strangers trying to work out a marriage neither one had planned. But will Yivi’s past catch up with them and destroy any hope they have of a future together?

‘Beat with Me’ is part of Kristen Proby’s ‘With Me in Seattle’ world and book two in the Saving Tate rockstar romance series.

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NICUnurse’s Review of Beat With Me by Anna Edwards

Anna Edwards is a new-to-me author. I’m always on the hunt for my next favorite author, and I love the With Me In Seattle universe, so I decided to jump right into Beat With Me. It is marketed as a standalone book, even though it is a part of this author’s Saving Tate series (it’s book 2 in that series). I haven’t read book one, so I can definitively say that this is a true standalone book.

NICUnurse’s Rating: I had to think long and hard about how to proceed with this review because I always dive into a book hoping to love it. Unfortunately, that was not the case with this one. It wasn’t horrible, but I did have some issues with it. First of all, it felt a little rushed. Maybe she had a word count she had to stick to that I don’t know about, though. Regardless, this storyline had such great potential. In the beginning, my mind raced ahead to imagine several possibilities as to where the author might take it. But by the middle of the book, I felt let down. I’m not a fan of instalove, and this story was about as instalove as you can get. I would have loved to see the author expand more on the heroine’s past experiences and really dive into how that would have shaped her. And it just felt like all of the characters were floundering until the very end. Secondly, I felt like many of the heroine’s reactions to situations weren’t quite how someone in her situation would act. Again, that goes back to what I think was missed potential to truly develop a dynamic character in Yivi. And lastly, I also felt like the potential for good suspense was missed. 

I hate to leave a review on a negative note, so here is what I did like about the book. I thought the author’s writing was pretty good overall. And I loved how all of the characters quickly rallied around Yivi, despite not knowing her for very long. They gave her a purpose, which helped develop some confidence in herself that proved to be very beneficial in the end. All in all, I can say that I did enjoy the time I spent in this author’s work. If you’re an instalove fan (and I know you guys are out there!), you will probably love Yivi and Liam’s story, so I hope you’ll give them a chance.

I give Beat With Me by Anna Edwards 3 out of 5 propellers.