BEAT (Life on Stage, #2) by Vi Keeland Release Blitz: Excerpt + 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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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 by Vi Keeland HERE

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Ten minutes later I’m still alone behind the bar and Avery is nowhere to be found.  I’m sure she’s in the back alley smoking, even though she swears every day that she’s quit.  I check the IDs of three very young-looking pretty girls—they’re over twenty-one, but barely.  I can’t miss their conversation.
“Seriously, he has to be gay.”
“Why, because he hasn’t noticed you yet?”
“No, because he’s too perfect to be straight.”
“Could we buy someone a drink?” one of the young blondes asks me.
“Of course.  What do you want me to send over?” 
They giggle for a few minutes, then decide on a Screaming Orgasm for their intended target.  I mix the vodka, Bailey’s and Kahlua and pour it over a tumbler of ice. 
“Okay.  Who’s the lucky recipient?”
All three of them point to the other end of the bar and say in unison, “Him.”
Lord.  That is one beautiful man. 
The three blondes were clearly not the only ones to notice.  The brunette next to him with her full boobage on display is giving him her rapt attention when I walk over.  Yet I feel his eyes on me as I walk down the long bar.  I’m used to being hit on.  Men seem to find an attractive woman whose sole purpose is to deliver them alcohol an alluring combination.  They tend to become even bolder after tossing back a few drinks.
Halfway down the bar, I stop to refill a beer for a patron.  I don’t need to look up as I pour to know Beautiful Man is still watching me.  The hair on the back of my neck is all the confirmation I need.  He never takes his gaze off me, even when I turn, catch his eyes, and silently call him on his staring. 
“I’m here to deliver you a Screaming Orgasm.”  Damn, he’s even hotter up close.  Sandy-brown, shoulder-length hair tousled just the right amount to make him look like he’s just gotten laid.  Long, lean torso, tattoos on his forearms peeking out from his long-sleeve fitted shirt.  Nice.  Then he smiles.  Dimples.  Yep.  He definitely just got laid.
“Thank you.  But I have a ladies-first policy.”  He winks. 
I stare at him for a moment, then drop my eyes down to the drink, leading him to follow. 
“Oh.  You meant the drink.” He smirks—it’s sexy as hell, and he knows it.
I roll my eyes, but there’s a reluctant smile hidden just beneath the surface.  “It’s from the three barely legal ladies down at the end.”  I nod in their direction and all three smile broadly and wave.
“Well, that’s disappointing.”
I arch an eyebrow.  “Those three women buying you a drink with a name that tells you what their plans are for you later is a disappointment?”
“I thought you were buying me the drink.” 
Cheesy, I know, but there’s a flutter in my stomach nonetheless. “Sorry.  But you get the Doublemint triplets as a consolation prize.”  I shrug, trying to come off nonchalant, and turn to walk away.  This close to him, the guy is making me fidget.  It’s a big bar, but the way he looks at me makes me feel like we’re in a confined space.
“Wait,” he calls after me, and I turn back.  “What’s your name?”
I smile and point at the sign over the bar.  Lucky’s.  

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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