Monday, 2 March 2015

{Review} With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men #4) by Linda Kage

23019564Posted by Donna
Release Date: March 2nd, 2015
Finished Date: February 17th, 2015
Publishers: Self Published
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: eARC
Pages: Unknown
*New Adult Romance*

I used to think everything was black and white, truth or lie, easy or hard, that if I could just escape my strict, overbearing, abusive father, my life would be perfect. But since I’ve found a reason to risk his wrath and leave, to help a friend in need, I’ve come to realize everything I thought I knew is wrong. 

Friends have their own agenda, honesty comes with a dosage of lie, easy doesn’t even exist, keeping secrets sucks, and love...love is the most painful thing of all. 

Maybe if Quinn Hamilton hadn’t asked me to skip classes for the day and help him pick out an engagement ring for my best friend, I wouldn’t have fallen for him so completely on that sunny Tuesday afternoon and I wouldn’t feel so conflicted. But I did, and I can’t take it back, no matter how hard I try. So I have to deal with the fact that even I’m not as good, or honest, or caring as I’d always thought I was, and no matter what I do next, someone’s going to get hurt. Probably me.

-Zoey Blakeland

*Don't worry! The hero and heroine are not cheaters.*

The Review: I was counting down the days until a copy of this book landed in my lap, so thank you Linda Kage for continuing with one of my favourite series and giving me more from my favourite men. 

In With Every Heartbeat Quinn Hamilton is happily dating the first girl he ever slept with. He’s content and pleased that someone like Cora loves him because he’s always believed that people with a past like his can’t be loved. 

Zoey Blakeland, running from her father to help the one friend whose stuck by her all these years is now moving to college to live with Cora. But upon meeting Cora’s boyfriend Quinn, she knows that she has to try and stay away from him because there’s definitely something between them and she refuses to betray her best friend. 

As Quinn and Zoey fight their attraction for one another, what they don’t know is that Cora is playing her own game and Quinn and Zoey are both her pawns in her little game. 

As soon as I heard Quinn was getting his own story, I was immediately excited. I was hoping that Ten was going to be first but after reading With Every Heartbeat I could see why that couldn’t quiet happen yet because Ten wasn’t ready yet. Anyway, back to Quinn and Zoey’s story. I loved them. I really did. I was little unsure about Zoey’s character to start with, just because I’d never met her before so there were a lot of introductions to start with but, honestly  she fit right in with all my favourite characters. I did feel that with Zoey being new to the group that it did slow down the first 30% of the book, mainly because there was a lot of talk about how all the other characters go together and where they were at with their relationships. Maybe if Zoey already knew the characters before With Every Heartbeat it may have kick started the start of her story quicker. Anyway, despite this very small issue I had, I still loved the story. 

I’ve always been a fan of Quinn and I couldn’t wait for more. He’s such a loyal, honest, devoted guy and quiet guy that will do anything for his friends. Sometimes it’s easy to forget what Quinn is capable of because he is the shy guy but I loved seeing other sides of his personality shine throughout the story.  But one thing I hated about Quinn’s story was Cora. That girl was hard to stomach. I hated the way Zoey and Quinn were so loyal to Cora and more so because Quinn and Zoey are both such good people that they see the good in everyone but for me, Cora was pure evil. Evil! And I didn’t feel sorry for her just one bit. 

I really enjoyed the plot of the story. I found it intense and hard to put down. I was curious how Linda Kage was going to pull of the story and not have the two characters cheat and the way she did it was really good. So this is NOT A CHEATING book! You’re safe people. LOL. 

In all, With Every Heartbeat is another great addition to this remarkable and lovable series and I’m so glad I don’t have to wait long for Ten’s story. 

Thank you to Linda Kage for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

alessya said...

Great review! So excited to read this one! Love this series <3 :)