BEAT (Life on Stage, #2) by Vi Keeland Blog Tour: Excerpt, Giveaway, + Sarah's Review!

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Meet Flynn and Lucky in this rock star romance!


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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.  

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Getting through Flynn singing is incredibly hard.  The way his throat moves, the way his mouth caresses each syllable of the low, raspy sound that falls from his lips.  I should be watching his posture, his breathing, the way his larynx forces out the words—but instead I’m focused on the beauty of his mouth and how the sound of his voice glides over my body, making it feel both warm and tingly at the same time.  I’m lost when the song finishes, yet I haven’t really observed him yet.

“So.  Give it to me straight.  What am I doing wrong?”

Ummm…absolutely nothing from what I can see.  Everything was perfect.  Don’t change a thing.  Shit.  “Could you do it again?  Maybe a different song, one you haven’t sung in a while.  So the sounds are less familiar to your body.  Sometimes that can give me a different view.”  At least I make it sound like a real thing when the words come out. 

“You didn’t let me finish.”

He sings again, and this time I force myself to observe.  “Hmm…your posture is great.  Most people have a tendency to favor one side of their neck, which makes them tilt a bit when they speak, and it becomes magnified when they sing, which puts strain on the muscles around the vocal cords.  Your alignment is perfect.”

“Thank you, it goes with the rest of my perfectness,” he says with a teasing arrogance that, from the little I know about him, I know isn’t real.

“You can’t now tell me I’m not perfect.  I was already basking in the glow.”

I roll my eyes, although this conversation is having more of an effect on me than I let on. 

“Actually, it was perfect…but almost a little too perfect.  Which makes me think you don’t usually stand this way when you sing.”

“It isn’t the way I normally sing.  On stage, I usually have a guitar over my shoulder.  Even if I’m not playing it, it’s there.”

Flynn’s eyebrows quirk up and the dirty grin on his face is unmistakable. 

“Well, I need to see you holding your instrument to assess you fully, then.”

“The guitar.  I’d need to see you holding the guitar.”

“So now we’re talking about the other instrument again?”

“That’s a shame.”  He shrugs, the playful smile still on his face.  “But okay.  It’s your call.  Whatever instrument you want to see me hold is fine with me.”

“How big of you.”

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Spoiler alert ahead because I don't know how to review this book without spoiling anything.  

I absolutely loved Lucky's character.  She's a smart, talented and successful girl.  She's not using her voice to its full potential though because of her severe stage fright.  She's using her talent to teach others how to train their voice to be the best they can.  She's amazing at what she does.  She and Flynn meet at her bar and she has no idea he's about to change her world.

“A man with good rhythm has always been my weakness.  Musicians have always been my kryptonite.” 

We first met Flynn Beckham in Vi Keeland's recently published book Throb (I loved it).  Flynn is fresh off of a reality dating show where he ended up with the girl but she ended up with someone else.  He isn't necessarily looking for love but he's not opposed to it either.  

“You keep telling yourself you can fight fate.  But I promise you, you're wrong. Some things are just meant to happen.”

Lucky is the girlfriend of the headlining band that Flynn's band is set to open up for on their tour.  Lucky is realizing that there is way more to her student/teacher relationship with Flynn and much less to her love with Dylan that she'd thought possible.

Long story short, Lucky cheats on her boyfriend with Flynn.  She knows she needs to end it but she can't find the right time.  Things get messy as they always do in any sort of situation like this.  The cheating in this book didn't REALLY bother me like it might have since she wasn't actively sleeping with both men.  Still not ok, but I enjoyed the book nonetheless.  

One thing I love about this genre is a good sex scene and I know Vi is great with them.  I was really surprised that things didn't really heat up into well past 50% of the book.  With that said, there's a great story to be told here, and not just hot sex.  I'm hoping we get more from Vi with this series of characters and possibly a book about Avery, Lucky's sassy best friend.

Read Sarah's Review of THROB (Life on Stage, #1) → HERE! 

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

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Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)
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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)
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B & N:

Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)
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Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)
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First Thing I See (Stand Alone)
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Left Behind (Stand Alone)
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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