by Vi Keeland
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Genres: Rockstar, Romance
Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil
I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.
At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall. At twenty-five his body hovered over mine. Every girl’s fantasy became my reality. I was dating a rockstar. Yet I was slowly falling for another man. The problem was—the two men—they shared a tour bus.
Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.
What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?
I’ll tell you what happens. Things get ugly.
“Is there really even chocolate on my face in the picture?”
She licks her lips. My eyes fall to watch her tongue. There’s a drop at the corner of her mouth. I lean forward and swipe it with my finger. Her lips part. Then I lift my finger to show her the tiniest of smudges…right before I bring it to my mouth and lick off the pudding.
“Delicious.” Chocolate pudding and Lucky. My new favorite flavor.
“I shouldn’t even give you my phone number now.”
“Why, because I gave you a compliment?”
“What was the compliment?”
“I said you were delicious.”
“I thought you were talking about the pudding.” A wicked grin on my face, I slowly shake my head back and forth.
“That wasn’t a compliment.”
Beat by Vi Keeland picks up a few months after Throb. His Band In Like Flynn is signing on to be the opening act for Easy Ryder’s upcoming tour. Their lead singer, Dylan Ryder is giant douche and that’s putting it mildly. Flynn, on the other hand…Sigh. What can I say about Flynn Beckham? Swoon worthy, sexy, humble, and sweet, I don’t think I’ve ever fallen so hard for a rock star before. Flynn winds up at a bar named Lucky’s and spots a gorgeous young woman who he can’t take his eyes off. Coincidentally enough, she happens to be the co-owner and unfortunately Dylan RYder’s girlfriend, although neither knows who the other is it at the time. These two have instant chemistry with one another and anyone within a two foot radius can spot it. Especially Avery, Lucky’s best friend, and the co-owner of the bar. She absolutely hates Dylan and is in no way shy of saying so. When she notices the attraction between the two, she nudges Lucky his way, hoping that she’ll make the leap and forget about Dylan. Dylan is not so easily forgotten, though. Luciana “Lucky” Alessandra Valentine had a crush on him since he graced her teenage walls in poster form and it was a dream come true when they got together. They’ve been together for a year now, and Dylan is pushing for her to go on the road with him and Lucky not wanting to take that step. When Flynn enters the picture, neither one could dream as to how interconnected their lives were about to be.
Rockstars and love triangles are two sinful combinations and the book was brimming with angst. Lucky is torn between the guy she’s always dreamed about and Flynn who makes her heart pitter patter just by entering the room. The two are total opposites. Dylan is an attention whore and forgets Lucky even exists half the time and yet, wants her on tour with him and to stick to him like glue. Flynn, on his way to fame, is still a sweet, humble guy who hasn’t let it get to his head. Those scenes with his niece Laney are absolutely adorable (he sings Frozen, hearts melt) and Laney loves her “Uncle Sinn” to pieces.
“Jesus, this woman tests every bit of restraint I have. My body aches for her. Without a doubt I want her.”
My only issue with the book was the love triangle. Lucky has strong feelings for Flynn and they act on them before telling Dylan that it’s over. While we get to see how much of an ass Dylan is, Lucky is a little blind to some of his actions and indiscretions so she feels guilty for acting on her feelings. She is torn between the two but it was completely unfair to Flynn, so she wasn’t my favorite character when all that was happening. All in all though, I’m so totally in love with Flynn, you almost can’t fault her. Le sigh. Oh Flynn. You’re such a perfect BBF, I’m hoping you have more appearances in the next book.
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.