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Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Katie Ashley
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Book Description

After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients’ hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia’s intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her. But when the harsh reality of AJ’s hoard of female admirers sends her insecurities into overdrive, Mia bails, leaving him handcuffed to his bathroom shower.

AJ never imagined that after two weeks of the best sex and female companionship he’d ever experienced, he would need rescued by his band mates from his shower prison. Although he tries to forget the sensual brunette whose curves made his mouth water, AJ can’t get her out of his mind…or his heart. Months later when he finally seeks Mia for answers as to why she left, nothing could prepare him for their life-altering reunion.

Can AJ prove to Mia that regardless of the women after his body, his heart belongs only to her?

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Product Details

  • File Size: 2830 KB
  • Print Length: 459 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493511459
  • Publisher: Katie Ashley Productions (October 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Muy Caliente!! October 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First off, I am a HUGE Runaway Train fan! I would follow those boys all over the county and scream as if they were the New Kids on the Block and work for free as their tour manager and number one fan (LOL) if I could. Jake stole my heart in Music of the Heart but AJ - he set my heart on fire!! Like SERIOUSLY!!! Mia and AJ are high combustible and let me just say that I will never be able to ride in a limo again without thinking about them!

AJ wasn't looking for a relationship or love, but when Mia walked into his life, there was this spark that he just didn't know existed in him. Mia had been hurt before by the guys in her life and she was looking for a little fun after 6 months of mourning her 3 year relationship that went down the tube. AJ and his smooth moves hit Mia like a hurricane and she was whipped into a frenzy that took her by surprise. But will AJ and Mia be able to let go of pasts that they can't change and be able to move forward?

I could not put this book down. I kept saying "just one more chapter" and before I knew it, it was 4am and my iPad had hit me in the face at least twice. I didn't care. Mia was spicy and was a force that AJ loved to tease and play with. They were the perfect match. AJ is HOT HOT MUY CALIENTE HOT!!! Boy, if I would have had an actual book instead of my eReader, I would have been fanning myself constantly. We still get to see the cast of Music of the Heart which I loved to see too! 5 STICKS Flying into the crowd! Loved it!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Steamy, and Emotional! I loved AJ and Mia! October 16, 2013
By K. Bias
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"Don't fight it. Just feel."

AJ Resendiz the Latin drummer for Runaway Train is smokin' hot! He is a dirty talking, charismatic, determined, sex God. He is intense, sexy, funny, romantic, and likes to take control. I never realized how freakin' funny AJ was until this book since he was kind of overshadowed by Jake in Music of the Heart.

Mia has been burned in the worst possible way. She is skittish, closed off, in desperate need of an orgasm, and has difficulty resisting AJ's offer of mind blowing sex. She is really not fazed by his stardom. She is down to Earth, real, insecure, and has womanly curves.

Together they are seriously smoldering. Their chemistry is off the charts red hot! Their rapport is funny, flirty, and sexy. They play off each other very well. I loved how AJ accepted Mia and tried to make her feel beautiful even when she had self esteem issues or worried that she was not a stick thin Barbie Doll. He was so sweet, loving, patient, and I might have already mentioned this a time or and sexy!

"Just when I think all men are alike...You really are too good to be true, you know that?"
"It's a curse really."

But she is not ready to jump back on the commitment train. She is only looking for fun times and sex. But little does she know AJ has other ideas. Her past has scarred her and caused her to have serious trust issues. She is damaged, broken, and fearful. And she cannot handle all that he wants to give. Mia has layers of armor from her past that AJ has to chip away at. But she is also smart, sexy, funny and caring. But AJ bears the brunt of all the wrongs done to her by men in the past.

"Yeah, I see right through your little `knight in shining armor' routine.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This one is hard... October 22, 2013
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I absolutely wanted to shout that I loved this book. There was witty banter, it was emotional and sexy and fun. I loved AJ. He was very funny and patient with Mia. But Mia, OMG. She drove me absolutely crazy, and not in a good way. For the book to be as long as it is, I didn't want to read about her rollercoaster emotions the entire time! I'm a woman, I know how we are and how sometimes we allow out insecurity to take over. But my goodness, the entire time she complained about her weight, her looks, other women. Constantly questioned whether she was good enough for AJ. Lucky for her, AJ was extremely patient with her. But it was annoying to me. I know we all have our flaws and insecurities but AJ did not give her one reason to doubt him, not one reason to make it seem as though he'd cheat on her. He was constantly begging her to just LISTEN for goodness sakes, instead of jumping to conclusions about everything. And even when she did allow him to explain things, she still overreacted. I understood her past but still, this was a nice sized story and I'd have liked for her to grow and change her thoughts just a little towards the end. I'm about 75% in right now and honestly if it weren't for AJ, I'd probably stop reading.

Otherwise, the story is actually really good. The other characters add depth as well. I just really am too annoyed with the heroine right now.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved AJ...Mia not so much. October 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

Beat of the Heart is book two of the Runaway Train Series (Music of the Heart is book one). Each book can be read as a stand alone, although I would not suggest it. Not because of cliffhangers (there are none in this series!), but because characters you meet in book one are in this one as well. And I believe it would just give you a better understanding to have read their story.

Now, on to my review. First, let me start off by saying that you have not seen Katie Ashley's sexy side until you have read this book! She unleashed her inner bad girl with AJ and Mia's story and it was HOT! These two went at it like rabbits and seriously could not get enough of one another. So, be sure to have the fan ready because you are going to need a cool down on several occasions!

AJ and Mia's relationship was kind of a mixed bag for me. While I loved them together at times, there were also times I didn't see it. Mainly because of Mia and how crappy she treated AJ through out their "relationship". Yes, she had some baggage to deal with (who doesn't?!) but they way she continued to let it seep into what was starting out to be something great between her and AJ pissed me off!

What I did love was AJ's persistence in his pursuit of Mia. Even when it turned from just sex to something more, he was relentless. He knew what he was feeling was worth fighting for, even though Mia didn't want to see it that way. But one can only take so much before they have to ask themselves, is it worth it? How far is AJ willing to go to win Mia over and convince her he isn't like the guys from her past?

Well, you will just have to read to find out!

On a side note, the word douche was used 22 times in this book. IT. GOT. ON. MY. NERVES!! I am sure it is just me being picky but seriously, the word was a bit overused here.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow !! A must read
Oh my gosh I cant express how much I loved this book!!!! Im not one to actually write a review but I was so moved reading this book I had to. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner
Ms Ashley has done it again with the second installment of the Runaway Train guys! Mia's character had me wondering if this was really going to work with the two of them. Read more
Published 20 days ago by CE Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Beat of the Heart
Now this story had my heart beating for sure. It was a great read. Loved AJ and his passion he had/has for Mia. You can feel the heat these two had for each other.
Published 24 days ago by Lisa Guzman
4.0 out of 5 stars Beat of the Heart
This is the second installment of the Runaway Train Series. This is AJ and Mia's story. I love these characters! Read more
Published 25 days ago by Rainbow97
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of the series.
Mia's and AJ' s story was my favorite of the series and I say this after reading all 4 books. I think the reason that it was my favorite was because Mia was a much more relatable... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mackenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Abby is sweet to Jake's heat and on the stage and in the bedroom they...
These are not stand alone novels. The series is a timeline of about 5 years and the story of Abby and Jake is too much fun to not commit to the whole series. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Avid Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars I love AJ and Mia
Mia has had some bad relationships in the past, and when she meets AJ she has low self esteem. He on the other hand thinks she is sexy and wants her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kim - A Novel Love
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Brilliant Story From Ms Katie Ashley
wow!!!! this was totally unexpected. I love book Music of the heart so much that I truly believe this one would not live up to the ridiculous high standard I set for this series,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Scandalous Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite rock band series
Okay I have to say AJ and Mia are by far my favorite couple. You put an Italian and a Mexican together and you get muy caliente....!!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lori Fitzpatrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Runaway train 2
I love this author and this book. Now on to the next in the series. Happy Reading! I like to read them in order.
Published 1 month ago by Andrea L
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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she has spent the last eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she is a full-time writer.

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