01 July 2013

Book Tour: In a Heartbeat by Hilary Storm


Title: In a Heartbeat
Author: Hilary Storm
Series: Rebel Walking
Publication Date: June 25, 2013

Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.

Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.
One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?

In A Heartbeat is our first glimpse in Hilary Storm's Rebel Walking Series, and let me say - what a way to start it. Here we are introduced to the band and get to know better Talon and Eaven.


What makes a good girl drawn to a bad boy?

Perhaps its the tattoo painted on his skin? The hard abs? The piercing eyes that can melt you with a single stare? Or is it those powerful arms that can hit those drums right? 

Talon is the drummer of the Rebel Walking, he got my attention first because he ooze this mysterious, silent-type aura that would have piqued any girl's curiosity. Unlike his twin brother who can't keep his organ in his pants,Talon is way different (from his brother and any other rock star). After a traumatic failed relationship in the past, he decided to be uber careful. But one look at Eaven, he knew that his heart is no longer in a safe place. Just one look, one glance, and he knew, she saw right through him. 

I liked Eaven, especially the name - it's unique. Talon is right when he said that she's a contradiction. She can be shy, and then feisty; prude then wild - but she's a brave and definitely has a good head on her shoulders and a heart that loves deeply. Her friendship with Ivy is probably the next best thing after Talon. Ivy is her total opposite, she complements her. Ivy may be a little wild, a little liberated but when Eaven needs her, she'd drop any man she's with, get out from the bed and help her friend. 

The first time they met - it was epic. It's not just the instant chemistry upon first sight - but the band performance and most especially the one-helluva-of-a-body shot that followed. To end the night and top it all off, a sense-melting kiss. I love the chemistry that burst within Talon and Eaven the first time they met, you can actually see fireworks all over the place. One look, and they saw through each other. What I love most about is two is that they tried to start it off as friends, and work their way to lovers-lane. Both came from bad relationships and trying to get over from past hurt and betrayals. Their relationship wasn't perfect, especially when the past caught up with them. They both deserve their HEA after what they have been through it in past. It wasn't an easy task though - will all the obstacles and the drama that surrounds them. Relationship takes a lot of work - good thing they never gave up. 

What makes this story more interesting are the secondary characters. They're the ones that added color and charm. I love them all, from Taron's whoring moves to Ivy's foul mouth - all of them just fit right in. 

In A Heartbeat is a good book to start off the series because it'll make you want to read the rest. This book is filled with romance, some steamy scenes, enough drama, and total hotness. I love the endless bantering and teasing between Taron (yes, the twin brother) & Ivy (the best friend). Good thing they're next in the series and I couldn't wait to get my hands on these two! I hope they have their HEA as well! :)


Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the 'Rebel Walking' Series. Book One: 'In a Heartbeat' is due to release in June.

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