Monday, 28 October 2013

In A Heartbeat By Teodora Kostova Review

Book Blurb.

In a Heartbeat description:


I’ve been in and out of hospitals for the past ten months. I’ve had half my liver removed and even though this time the doctors are very optimistic that they’ve removed all of the tumours, they can’t be sure. In another three months they want me here again for a check up. Right now I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I know the damn thing is gone, at least for the moment. Despite that, I can’t make any plans for the future, not yet. I need to go somewhere where nobody knows me, where I can relax and maybe even forget about all this. Where I can meet people who don’t think of me as the girl who lost her father and her brother in a car accident, and who has cancer. I want to have fun, even if it’s for a couple of months.”

When Stella decides to visit her estranged cousin Lisa in Genoa, she has no idea Italy will give her a new reason to live.


Her gaze locked on a scene so beautiful, the picturesque beach paled in comparison. A lifeguard emerged from the water, his orange trunks stuck to his legs and water dripping all over him. He shook his head to get rid of some of the water in his hair and Stella felt as if everything started developing in slow motion – tiny drops of water slid from his neck down his broad chest and muscular arms, along a weaving tattoo on his right shoulder, and continued downwards towards his chest and washboard stomach, finally getting lost in the waistband of his trunks. A part of another tattoo peeked over his trunks on his left hip, the other part hidden under them. It was a total Baywatch moment.”

Their love is epic. But there are too many things keeping them apart.

How could you keep this from me, Lisa? If you had told me the first day I met him, I would have avoided him like the plague. Nothing would have happened between us.”
I kept your secrets, too, Stella.”

Are Max and Stella strong enough to fight not only for their love, but for their lives?

My review.

Cover : 5 stars
Sex/steaminess : 2 stars but it's an NA novel so you don't have much if any sex.
Storyline :- 5 stars
Characters :- 5 stars
Overall rating : -4.25 stars
Personal rating :- 5 stars.

Book Pairing :- M/F
Did it give me a book hangover :- Hell Yes!
Is this a review book or personal read :- Personal read

Why did I read this book?
I read this book simply because of the author. I was talking with her around the release and she asked me to read it and pass on my thoughts so I did. I'm glad I did as I really enjoyed this book.

What did I like about the book.
* The main character is a Liverpool fan just like the men in my life.
* The characters are adorable and very easy to connect with.
* The writing style flowed well and sucked you in.
* It wasn't all romance, they had to work at it. They over come the odds though out the book.
* Its an original story which fits into the genre nicely yet has several qualities which makes it stand out of the crowd.

What I didn't like about the book.
There was very little that I didn't like. I enjoyed this book and even had a book hangover because of it. I guess as I have to put something then it is the fact that the book ended.

Would I read more by this author?

Would I recommend this book?
Yes. To anyone who reads romance should enjoy this book. This is a NA book not erotica but still worth the read.

About the Author.

Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband Ted and my son Jason. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had to guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among another things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Wii game by a six year old.

Don't be shy and get in touch - I love connecting with my readers.
Twitter: @Teodora_Kostova

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