Series: The Beat and The Pulse #3
Author: Amity Cross
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Violet Fuller has been through a lot in her short life.
After being viciously attacked, she’s hidden herself away from the world for the past five years, fearing everyone and everything. That’s until the day she finally gathers the courage to go outside.
Violet decides to take a job at Ash’s new gym, Pulse, to reacquaint herself with the male dominated world of MMA. She used to be her brother’s biggest supporter, going to all his matches and cheering him on. There’s no one he trusts more to help him run the admin side of his new business, but when Violet walks through the door for the first time, she sees someone she wasn’t expecting.
Handsome, AUFC fighter, Lincoln Hayes.
The same Lincoln Hayes that she’s had a crush on since she was sixteen.
All muscled, disciplined, hot as hell, six-foot two of him. He’s definitely not a boy anymore.
Things are about to become more difficult than Violet had hoped. So much for easing back into reality.
And Lincoln? He’s only got one thing on his mind.
How do you win over a woman who is afraid of everything?
Review by: Sam
BEAT:I feel so incredibly lucky that I waited on these books, so that I could read them one after the other!
Let me just start by saying that this author is so freaking talented! The writing is a readers dream! The depth, the writing style, the plot, and the PUNCH that these books delivered ensured I was hooked from start to finish!
I adore fighter books. I love the build up, I love the execution and I love how the characters make me feel! But this series, well it sure as hell did all of the above and SO MUCH MORE!
Book 1 in 'The Beat and Pulse Series' brings us the lonely, twenty two year old, Ren! She is on a search to find her Dad, who she hasn't seen since she was just a little five year old girl. She traces him down to a boxing studio, Beat.
Beat is the place that enables Ren to channel her anger, find herself, gain confidence and bring something completely unique to the table!
Ash, the guy who is like a coiled spring and ready to explode at any given second. He has been a fighter his entire life and after being out of sight for the past few years, he comes back on the scene and starts training again at his haven, Beat.
The introduction between these two characters was absolutely PERFECT! As the story grows, the anger, the tension, the chemistry, the heat, the EVERYTHING....well it was magic on paper!
I loved just how gritty this story is! It isn't rainbows or unicorns! The story is raw, it is fast and it brings us one helluva female lead! Ren is without a doubt, one of the baddest bitches EVER! If you looked up badass and backbone in the dictionary, you would sure as hell find her name typed as the definition!
THAT ENDING.....Oh My God!
I jumped straight into Pulse once I had finished Beat! I had to! For my own sanity! The ending in book 1, well it left me an absolute freaking mess!
This book starts a few months on from where Beat ended. Ash is nowhere to be seen! Ren is throwing her everything into training, fighting and trying to go pro fighter!
This book seemed to contain a lot more emotion! 'Beat' brought the gritty to the table, but because of Ren's heartbreak, 'Pulse' delivered more feels. Ash is beyond angry at everything! The problems encountered in book 1 has made him beyond mad and his struggle is REAL!
With the addition of another character who will do anything in their power to bring Ren and Ash back together, Ren has to decide if she will let Ash back into her life, fight his struggles with him or whether she wants to go this world without him and focus on just her and this new life she craves.
I liked getting to see different sides to both characters in this book. Ren's character showed real heartfelt moments and Ash's character delivered a lot of sadness too.
Other secondary characters add further possibilities to this story and I hope to read more of them in future books by this author.
In this conclusion of Ren and Ash's story, you will get questions answered, secrets that are revealed, turmoil, strength, scorching hot scenes and serious complexity!
This is Violet and Lincoln's story and what a delivery it is! My heart, oh my god, my heart! The emotion and the roller coaster of feelings had me gripped throughout this entire story.
We were introduced to Violet in 'Pulse' book 2 in this series. She is Ash's sister and this girl, she has been to hell and back! After suffering such a horrific ordeal, she is trying to move forward so that she can actually live her life. She had been secluding herself for a long time out of fear and to keep safe. But now she feels that she would be able to find safety in Pulse.
Lincoln.....OOOOHHHHH LINCOLN....WHAT.A.GUY!!!!!!! He is one of the most gorgeous leading male characters I have ever had the privilege of reading. He is so patient, so caring, so swoony and just gave me so much more than I anticipated.
I love who Violet becomes! I envy her strength, her FIRE, and just everything Amity Cross made her character.
This story will grip you. It will capture your attention from beginning to end. It will make you FEEL, and it will choke you. This book is completely different to the previous books in the series. I have to also state that this book may contain triggers for other readers, however I cannot recommend enough that you really do give this book a shot!
Amity Cross's writing is truly spectacular. Her creativity of this fictional world has absolutely blown my mind. The character growth is excellent, the depth of the story is outstanding and I cannot wait to read more work by this author!
Amity Cross isn't her real name. That's no secret.
She is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don't take s**t lying down.
Amity lives in a leafy country town in southern Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.