Friday, June 26, 2015

Beat by Vi Keeland Review


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. 

Fallers, I'm rarely this conflicted in a review. As a rule, when I read, I either like something or I don't. On occasion, I go above that and I absolutely fall in love with a book. But Beat was one of those rare beasts that really has me conflicted. I'm giving it 4 leaves!

There is absolutely no denying that Flynn is basically the perfect book boyfriend. He's kind, hot, and tries to do the right thing pretty much always. Plus, you know, he's a rock star (and I have a thing for rock stars right now, so points for that for sure). I haven't read Vi's previous books, but he was in her last novel--though this IS a standalone, so you definitely don't have to read her previous work to know what's going on (I didn't, and I was totally fine). And Flynn is absolutely head over heels for Lucky, our fierce heroine.

Lucky's awesome too. She's smart, cool and definitely someone I wanted to root for.... but I couldn't. (MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD KIDS)

Mostly because of the love triangle she's in. I'm not the biggest fan of love triangles, but I always give them the benefit of the doubt--there are some great stories out there with them, and when they're done right, they can be excellent. And honestly? I think this one was done right. I just had a really hard time with the fact that Lucky was cheating on her boyfriend with Flynn. Don't get me wrong--I wanted her to end u with Flynn, and their chemistry was off the charts.... but I just couldn't get past the cheating. Maybe that's me being high and mighty--maybe I need to be more open-minded when I read. But it just wasn't something I could get by.

Despite that, this story was fantastically written--and if it weren't for that one issue, this would have absolutely been a 5-leaf review for me. I still want you to go out and buy this one Fallers--I'm betting a ton of you will ADORE it. It just wasn't quite my cup of tea this time around.


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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