Sunday, 5 October 2014

Release Day Blitz/Review/Giveaway/Excerpt: Beat (The Beat and the Pulse #1) By Amity Cross

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Title: Beat
Series: The Beat and the Pulse #1
Author: Amity Cross
Release Date:  October 6, 2014

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Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.

Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.

Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren finds herself drawn to the ring. She thrives on learning a new way of fighting a life that kept kicking her down…instead of struggling against the current, she kicks it right between the legs.

Then one day, Ash Fuller, her Dad's star fighter comes back to town. Mysterious, handsome… Dangerous… Everything Ren doesn't need.

But he's got other ideas…

…and so does she.

#2 Pulse

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My fist slammed into the heavy leather bag, the impact jolting up my arm and absorbing into my torso.
The only light was from the back row of fluorescents I’d switched on over the ring. It was dark, murky and helped me pretend I was someplace else. The drama from the daylight hours was gone and it was just me and the darkness. Exactly the way I liked it.
I began another set of punches, hair sticking to the sweat beading across the back of my neck. Structure. This was the only thing that was predictable in my life and I needed predictable.
Stance. Guard. Punch. Guard. Repeat.
There was a loud cough behind me and I spun on my heel, heart thumping in my chest, and my gaze collided with Ash’s.
“Fuck,” I exclaimed, holding a hand over my heart. “Don’t fucking do that, Ash.” Typical. The creeper was being all creeper again.
“What are you doing?” He stared at me, his gaze hovering a little too long on my bare midriff.
I steadied the bag with one hand, taking deep breaths. “What does it look like?”
“I’ve never seen…” He trailed off and I wondered if I’d finally made the Golden Boy lost for words.
I turned my back so I didn’t have to look at him. “What? A woman in a sports bra? Highly doubt it.” I rolled my eyes and wiped my forehead with the back of my arm. Even though I couldn’t see, I felt his gaze burning into my skin and I suppressed the urge to squeeze my thighs together. Infuriating, self-absorbed, arrogant…


My Review
3 Fighter Stars!

Beat is book 1 in 'The Beat and The Pulse' Series By Amity Cross.This is the first book I have read by this and oh look at that cover ;) I think that's the first thing that caught my attention!

'I will beat your ass until you beg for mercy.

Repent or die.'

I really don't know how to rate this one, I'm just so confused so I will lay it all out for you.I hadn't read a fighter book in a while..last one was probably 'Remy' so when I checked out the synopsis I was intrigued and thought why not?
Let me tell you this book was totally different to other fighter books I have read and really didn't go the way I was expecting it to. This book was hot, dark and different.

Renee "Ren" Miller has had a tough life since her father left her with her mother who ended up having cancer and in the end dying which leads her to finding her father since it was her mothers last wish.She finds out he owns a gym called Beat. And from here starts her new life where she finds solace in training and making full use of the equipment.

Then in comes 'Ash' the golden boy who threw it all away or had everything taken from him. Hot, intense, angry and secretive and an arsehole. Everything Ren should avoid yet he seems to be all she can think about.And she isn't the only one feeling that way. Ash knows getting close to Ren will end up in destruction, he will ruin her and no matter how much he tries to stay away he is drawn to her. And somehow she becomes his light in all the darkness.

'He was the moon to my sun.He was the earth to my sky.Poetic bullshit, but how could you put a label on it?'

Both Ren and Ash have a lot of anger that they have kept inside and it has created a darkness within them.Sometimes it all gets too much and they snap and destroy everything around them and the only way they seem to let it out is through fighting.Letting go of the anger in a ring bound by no rules.

But what happens when everyone is trying to rip them apart? When people are trying to destroy Ash find their next victim..Ren

This book is in first person pov and both Ren and Ash's POV though there is more chapters in Ren's POV. We still get an insight into both characters but there is much more to be revealed about Ash which hopefully will be revealed in the next book.
I wasn't expecting that ending! :O

Ahhhhh I wasn't expecting a lot of things that happened in this book yet I felt like something was missing or maybe is was because it was that time of month and I was being hormonal and picky and couldn't concentrate? Damn is it just me who has to be in the right mood to read something dark or less uhmmm lovey dovey? I totally wasn't in that kind of mood since my moods were all over the place, so yeah I can't even tell you what bloody mood I was in.This review is going so well.. Hah!

All I can say was that I liked it just didn't love it and don't ever totally disregard a book due to my reviews because we are all different anndddd you may end up loving it! ;)

**ARC provided for blog tour in exchange for an honest review.** 

Amity Cross isn’t my real name. That’s no secret.

I didn’t want my Mum and my workplace to find out I wrote about doodles and tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo.

I live in a leafy suburb of Melbourne writing about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.

Insert more pretentious c**p here.



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