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Beats (Hard Rock Harlots)

Beats - Kendall Grey Beats by Kendall Grey
Series: Hard Rock Harlots #2
Genre: Erotica
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: August 28th 2013
Print Length: 189 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Review Date: September 1st 2013
Cover Rating: 5 Stars
Steam Rating: Nuclear
Overall Rating: 5 Stars

This book should be read after Strings.

I have to say that I am shocked. I know what you are thinking, and no it is not from the kinky fuckery. No, I knew what I was getting into—I have after all read Strings. But what I mean is Beats was unexpected. I was expecting a humorous tale of off the wall shenanigans. That is NOT what I got.

At first, taken off guard, I wasn’t sure this is what I signed up for. After all, shouldn’t the second book be similar to the first? But after it literally made me cry a while about halfway through I realized Beats is an extremely good book, it just very different from Strings.

It is heavy, intense, and dare I say dark. Yes, I really think it is. It is shocking, like its predecessor, but in its own way. It is very unique, I have never read anything quite like it—and I could not put it down! It was a roller coaster emotion, from heartbreak to anger. Then finally a bit of contentment, although bittersweet. And that is what Jinx and Toombs journey is—bittersweet.

The relationship between Toombs and Rax is complex, and extremely complicated. And although we get to know some of what makes Toombs tick (and it is shocking), we never really get a good look at Rax. I believe that will be saved for the next book, Nocturnes. And I will be honest, it’s going to take a lot to redeem Rax in my eyes—this book did not shed him in the best of light.

My heart literally broke for Toombs over the course of this book. I wanted to reach into the pages and hug him. This story truly was a love triangle, the likes of which I was unprepared for. And Jinx is in over her head in so many ways, and she just doesn’t know what to do. But she finds herself in Beats, and that is the most rewarding part. I loved her; my heart broke for her too. She was such a strong heroine, despite my preconceived notions of her—she was no weakling.

“What have I gotten myself into with these two? My brain is scrambled” ~Jinx

“Toombs seems to have multiple personalities in the bedroom—one designed for love and the other for lust. Half Romeo, half Don Juan.”

And I cannot leave out “The Rock” or Letty and Shades. They were a big part of the plot, and I was so happy to hear from Letty again. She was LOL funny, as usual, and we are graced with some of the crude and crazy humor that made me love her. And “The Rock” is always in your face.

Overall, I LOVED Beats just as much as Strings but just in a different way. I am a huge fan of dark reads so although I wasn’t expecting it, I appreciated it all the same. I highly recommend Beats; just don’t expect an encore of Strings. But it will Rock Your Socks Off just the same!!!!

“Did you feel that, Jinx? We made something much bigger than music. We made love.”

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