Friday, December 20, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of In A Heartbeat

Josie Cara lives in NYC with her family and two King Charles Cavalier dogs, Zak and Zoe. Her love of books has always been a big part of her life but she never had the time, between working and caring for her children, to concentrate on writing. Now she has the time to take all the stories she's been writing in her head and put them down on paper; something her family and friends have been encouraging her to do for some time. A whole new world has opened up to her and she is enjoying every minute of it.

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In A Heartbeat
   by Josie Cara

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When debilitating headaches and strange nightmares start wreaking havoc on budding artist Josie Bryant’s life, she begins a downward spiral into depression and helplessness. Her once heavenly relationship with her fiancĂ© - gallery owner Ethan Donnelly - starts to fall apart, and everything Josie held dear starts to systematically fall away.
After startling information is received about Josie’s past, she and Ethan embark on a quest to gather as much information as possible in a last ditch effort to save their relationship, and possibly Josie’s life.
Unfortunately, sometimes things are better left alone. Will Josie be able to handle the truth? Will her lifelong need for a loving family be realized, and if so, is it worth the cost? Can Josie and Ethan’s love really conquer all, or will it all come crashing down in a New York minute?

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*eARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

I will admit, I don't usually read books like this - contemporary romance, women's literature, etc - but I am really glad that I took a chance on In A Heartbeat. Unlike anything I've read before, and nothing like the reservations I had for this type of fiction, it was emotionally charged and full of surprises. In a word, it captivated.

The heroine, Josie, is so much like me in so many ways it was hard not to get lost in her tale. She suffers from awful migraines that begin to take over her life and cause tension at every turn. Her fiance does his best to be supportive, but when you don't suffer from something like that yourself it's difficult to truly understand, not to mention men who truly love you just begin to feel helpless and frustrated. And he really and truly loves her!

The surprises that Josie introduces in the story are intriguing, interesting, and fresh, and with those surprises we get an antagonist that you want to slap. Repeatedly. :)

With just a touch of paranormal goodness that gets rounded out and explained beautifully in the end as something utterly mundane, Josie Cara delivers a dramatic and fresh new novel, and it's very evident that this story came from a very special place within the author's heart and was a labor of love long in the making.

Take a chance on In A Heartbeat!

In a Heartbeat

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