Two Sides of a Heartbeat

DeLaine Roberts
Two Sides of a Heartbeat
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DeLaine Roberts, Author LLC
Release Date
July 2013
Book 2 of The Running Series
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

"I never stopped loving you, I just stopped begging for you. There's a difference."

Two Sides of a Heartbeat is book 2 of the Running Series and the continuation of Grayson and Alexandra's romantic journey through courtship, hardship and undeniable love.

After a beautiful proposal, Dr. Grayson Brooks pleads with his fiancé, Alexandra Morrison, not to get on the plane. Once the plane is in the air, the events that unfold turn their lives upside down. The tragedy and loss engulfs both families in a situation that spirals out of control.

Secrets are revealed and the past once again haunts both families. As if that isn't enough, Oliva Balcone, once engaged to Grayson and romantically involved with his twin brother, Harrison, returns to Dallas and stirs up more feelings and a lot trouble.

Alexandra was so close to haring it all. A baby, a gorgeous husband, and family united. Will she survive her attackers to have everything she craves?

Book Review by CozyReader (reviewer)
Sep 08, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
157 people found the following review helpful
Wow, just freakin' mind-blowing! This was an amazing, intense read from the beginning to the very end. It starts just where Running to You left off, but the emotions that I experienced for Grayson and Alex were fear and sadness. Every now and then, I would find tears trickling down my face but there were times they were laughter-tears instead of sadness-tears.

I totally feel in love with Grayson and Alex in Running to You and knew that these two characters were going to have a long journey in order for them to have their happily ever after. Now after reading TWO SIDES OF A HEARTBEAT, I love them even more but there are also some characters that I need to learn more about. I love Ms. Roberts' writing style and how she was able to captivate my attention to the point that I lost a couple of hours of sleep, but believe me it was so worth it. The emotional roller coaster ride that this story goes through varies depending on what is going on in their lives. There's fear, sadness, joy, anger, doubt but most of all love and passion, a passion so deep that it's hard for them to be apart too long.

The journey Alex and Grayson start in this story is nothing but tragic. I felt their pain; it's something that both of them will never be able to forget but I'm glad that there was someone there to help Alex with her pain--Tara. Tara became a person that gave Alex hope for the future, the future of being Ms. Grayson Brooks. Grayson and Alex are very passionate characters that have the need to be intimate every second, minute, hour of the day and it's killing both of them not being able to have sex. Only they do get creative, especially with chocolate body paint that they both enjoy licking off each other's body.

I was so happy for Harrison and Grayson for actually talking about the past but it seems that they still have trust issues that they need to resolve but at least they are able to talk and laugh. I was also happy that Alex, her father and stepmother were able to bond and it seemed that the family was coming together. Of course there is Cooper and his usual self, being there when Alex needs a shoulder to cry on but there is someone new--Monica. It seems that Monica and Alex are getting fairly close and are becoming like sisters.

Just when you think that finally Alex and Grayson are going to be happy, well think again. Grayson needs to learn that he needs to be open with Alex. Yes, I totally understand patient confidentiality since I work in a clinic, but you can tell your spouse a condensed version without using names that will at least ease your spouse's doubts. So when someone from the past comes back, it doesn't look good for Grayson because he just might lose the family they created and a marriage that only lasted a couple of months.

TWO SIDES OF A HEARTBEAT was an emotional read that had me crying within a couple of minutes of reading the first chapter. The pace of this story is perfect and I loved how detailed some of the scenes were. I do have to say that it was also hilarious. Alex is an amazing woman with her bantering with Grayson, with Cooper and anyone else, She is just so funny.

Ms. Roberts, you are an amazing writer with an amazing, creative mind. I loved how the writing made me feel like I was taking the journey with Grayson and Alex. I love how this story is all about Grayson and Alex but it also gives the reader a glimpse of the future book that is in store. I am so ready for Harrison's (Grayson's twin) story.

Oh, and I have to say that I loved the amount of detail of the wedding in Bora Bora. It sounds divine, especially their private little island, where they can do everything and anything without prying eyes. Then of course there are the hot passionate sex scenes that are out of this world. The passion that Grayson shows, the hunger that he has for Alex, is scorching hot. I can't believe my kindle did not go up in flames but I will say Alex actually came out of her shell when it came to exploring new things. I about rolled over in pain—no, not actual pain but of the laughter--when Alex was cursing about the one night of the most wicked passionate sex scene against the wall. You will have to read to find out why.

TWO SIDES OF A HEARTBEAT is one that I am sure to read again and again, just like Running to You, the first of this series. I'm not done raving about this read just yet; I will keep recommending this read to everyone I know. Thank you, Ms. Roberts, for sharing this amazing story.
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