Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Heaven Sent and In a Heartbeat by Hilary Storm

Heaven Sent

The Rebel Walking Series continues with Taron and Ivy's story, Heaven Sent. The explosive chemistry that these two share ignites a relationship of epic proportions.

He has been dubbed 'the panty stealer', but Taron Walker has his eyes set on the beautiful, full of life, Ivy Adams. Ivy doesn't usually put up with the player type, yet there is something about Taron that has her intrigued. Taron must leave to go on tour with Rebel Walking and Ivy will be left to face serious struggles on her own. Will she reach out to Taron for help, or will she push him away? Can these two find happiness in each other's arms, or will they tear each other's world apart
4 Star Review by Allison East
Taron Walker is the "panty stealer" of the group Rebel Walking, and would have sex with just about anyone, but once he saw feisty, Ivy Adams (Eaven's best friend from In a Heartbeat) he was totally hooked. Ivy, on the other hand, does not like players. Taron is hot, no doubt, but Ivy wants to be someone's "one and only", not a beauty in the bevy of women Taron has claimed. Taron is about to go on tour with Rebel Walking, and it is hard for her to trust him.

Then something inconceivable happens. It leaves Ivy showing so many transformations, from being the spirited young woman who will tell you like it is, to being a broken shell of a woman after something devastating happens to her. 
Ivy gets left to face her demons and she thinks Taron walks away from her. She is very confused and she doesn't know if she should ask help from Taron or just let him go on tour without saying anything. She doesn't want to hold him back from fulfilling his dreams.

She put her love and needs on hold to protect the love of her life and his career as a star. But if Taron knew this; he'd have fought harder to keep her with him. 

It's fun to watch them together, joking, and being sweet to each other. It's painful to see them fight, giving up and letting each other go. I love a good story with angst and it had enough to keep me wandering what was going to happen at every turn.

I liked the secondary characters, especially Aiden~ who became Ivy's knight-in-shining armor when she needed a friend the most. I was torn between Aiden and Taron for Ivy, both are great guys. I couldn't help but think that Taron is the perfect guy for her and I wanted Aiden to find someone perfect for him as well.
I loved the ending of this book, just when you think all hope is lost, there is a great moment that soon becomes over shadowed by more angst. Thank goodness the pieces are put together by the last page and it isn't a cliffhanger.
This book is part of a series, but can be read separately- if you want to read the first story- it is about Taron's twin Talon, and Ivy's best friend Eaven- In a Heartbeat.

In a Heartbeat

Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.

Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.

One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?

4.5 Star Review by Dawn Mazzeo

I never know what to expect when I pick up a book to review, but holy 
hell, it wasn't this! In a Heartbeat (a Rebel Walking novel) by Hilary 
Storm was just THAT good. I rarely get this pulled into a book 
immediately, but Eaven and Talon's love story had me just completely 
sucked in. Not since Beautiful Disaster or the Thoughtless series have 
I been so caught up in a couple. 

This is a Young Adult book and takes place in college. Talon is in a 
rock band-"Rebel Walking"-, and has an unbelievably dark past. His 
character is so endearing. Hilary Storm creates super fun characters 
with their own distinct voices. She divides the book up into 
different characters voices and this works well and keeps the story 

This book has a lot of drama, much of which I just did not see coming, 
and that was half the fun of it! 

I loved the sexy scenes between Talon and Eaven (I mean some of them 
were just really HOT), and I loved the plot and suspense-none of which 
I can reveal (sorry). 

My only criticism is that there were a few typos and mixed tenses that 
jolted me out of the story-this annoyed me because I was so IN it, I 
hated to get OUT of it, if only for a second. 

Although a series, this book is really a stand alone and not a tear 
jerker or a love triangle (I needed a break from both). The next 
Walking Rebel #2 is the story of two supporting characters (which will 
be fun to read!) I highly recommend this one-a fun, sexy, summer read. 

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