Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review- Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan

Goodreads Summary:

Katie and Adam are afraid of love.

She carries the scars of a first kiss gone terribly wrong.

He uproots his life to flee the stinging betrayal of an ex.

When trust is no longer an option, all romance is suspect.

As a young paramedic, Adam rescues people for a living but cannot save himself. Katie, just out of high school, struggles with a tortured home life she cannot escape. 

Everything changes when Katie hops into the front seat of Adam's ambulance. Overwhelmed by what they are feeling, neither possess the confidence to make the first move. They walk away from each other, full of regret. 

To find her, Adam risks his future. To be with him, Katie sacrifices her security. 

Little do they know, what little time they do have, is being measured by a heartbeat that is slowly dying out.


REVIEW:

No. No, no, no. It just cannot end that way. I love love love abrupt, cliff-hanger and even sad endings and I know that when everything is going fine something bad is about to happen and yeah, life is like that. But the way Heartbeat ended... 
Oh my God! I just cannot get over it. I don't know what to think of it. I don't know what to make of it. Hell, I don't even know how and why and when it happened because it happened so quickly. I don't even want to bring myself to accept it. Yeah, I don't know. 
When I read what author Faith Sullivan had to say about Heartbeat on Goodreads, I completely agreed with and loved what she had to say. After that, I immediately knew it was a book I had to read. I had prepared myself for the ending but when I actually got to it and read Katie and Adam's story, it was devastating and heart-breaking. 
This review is going to be short, because honestly, there isn't much to say about the story. You have to read it to find out what happens. The characters, however, have a lot that can be said about them. 
Katie lives with her dad who doesn't give a damn about her but still wants to keep her under his eyes and watch her every move and her grandmother, who is a very sweet and warm lady. Katie and her grandmother live a rather sad life and are as good as jailed under the the roof of Katie's father's house. I know that for most readers, Katie will appear to be way too innocent and naive in today's day and age. But in some way, I could completely relate to her and understand her. She has a golden heart. What happened to Katie shouldn't have happened but life is like that and even though I am unsure what to feel about it, I loved how unexpectedly realistic it was. 
Adam has left his hometown because his ex girlfriend was cheating on him. He is pursuing his studies in paramedics and drives the hospital ambulance. His brother Brian and his parents are very helpful. Adam, as a guy, was very kind and supportive. He too, just like Katie, has a heart of gold. 
Together, Katie and Adam were a joy to read about. I loved how they both basically reflected the exact same feelings for each other since the first time they met. 
Overall, like most books that end the way Heartbeat did, I don't know how to put my feelings in place. 
Author Faith Sullivan's writing is systematic. The dual points of views, as always, were necessary and favourable to read. Faith has a way of showing the real picture by amalgamating truth and reality and I admire the author for just that. Life truly is not a bed of roses and neither is it fair. 
I'm really looking forward to know more in the upcoming books of the Heartbeat seriesCome What May and I Am Yours and I am counting on Faith's promise to give the readers a detailed explanation of everything. 

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Sarika,
    Though you only gave this book 3 stars, it sounds like you are still going to give the next one a try, so I am going to read it! I like the cover.

    Thanks for the review.

    RO
    @A Bookish Escape

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    1. It was a very nice book save for abrupt ending, Ro and I hope you get to read it sometime. We have a giveaway going on for it if you'd like to take part. The cover is romantic! :)

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  2. I'm so scared of no-so-happy endings, but this one somehow sounds even worst. Just tell me what happens!! I think I have this one and since I can't handle cliffy's, I'll start this when the next is comes out. Still, I want o know more about Katie and how she (if ever) gets out of the abuse. Great review, Sarika!

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    1. Hahaha! I'll tell you what happens in secret, Aman. :P I think you should wait till the last book comes out because both books till now end in ways you won't enjoy. Thank you!

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