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5+ stars for Beating in Time (Last Chance Beach Romance) by @mjschiller #romance #bookreview

Title: Beating in Time (Last Chance Beach Romance)

Author: M.J. Schiller

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rockstar Romance

Book Blurb:

Once upon a time, their hearts beat as one…

Drummer Levi Cannon knows that all the platinum records in the world won’t fill the Remi-sized hole in his heart.

I left Last Chance Beach and Remington Lawson behind when I took my shot at fame and fortune, but I had no idea what I was sacrificing. Now that a fundraiser has brought me home, I want more than anything to win her back. But it’s been eight years. There may be a bridge that connects the island to the mainland, but am I a fool to think that I can build something that will span the chasm of all those years?

Remi Boyd knows that her love for her brother’s best friend has never died.

But what kind of fool would I be to trust him again after he broke my heart? I was a child when he left. Now I’m a woman who’s been a wife and I’m also a mother to the most precious girl in the world. I can’t drag her through some torrid affair, and that is clearly all Levi can offer me.

Music took him away. Music brought him back. But is it too late to recapture what they once had? Or can Last Chance Beach work its magic for them?

My Review:

M.J. Schiller has a brand new rockstar romance series and I couldn’t be more excited! With characters that’ll melt your heart, a gorgeous beach town setting, angsty tension and a second chance at love, this book is truly unforgettable.

The story opens the night before Levi and his bandmates leave to make their fortune in music. He discovers Remi is no longer a girl but a full-grown woman. They share a beautiful night together. Years later, Levi returns home a mega rockstar drummer and rekindles things with Remi. A lot has changed but some things never change. Talk about heart-stopping romance!

The descriptive narration and setting sets the tone for this romance. Every emotion, every thought, every detail is carefully described, leaving the reader no choice but to become part of the story. The setting is a gorgeous beach community where everyone knows everyone and genuinely cares.

The romance is a blend of some of my favorite tropes: second chance, small town, beachy, best friend’s sister, and rockstar. The romance is achingly beautiful, with a lot of push and pull between Levi and Remi. What’s left unsaid speaks volumes and adds plenty of tension. The emotions overflow from the page to the reader’s heart. I loved every moment while reading.

If you’re a romance reader looking to dive into a new series, you’ll want to read this book. Your heart will beat in time with this contemporary romance. I strongly recommend this book!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Bestselling author M.J. Schiller is a retired lunch lady/romance-romantic suspense writer. She enjoys writing novels whose characters include rock stars, desert princes, teachers, futuristic Knights, construction workers, cops, and a wide variety of others. In her mind everybody has a romance. She is the mother of a twenty-six-year-old and three twenty-four-year-olds. That's right, triplets! She likes to escape from life on occasion by pretending to be a rock star at karaoke. However…you won’t be seeing her name on any record labels soon.

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Reviewed by: Nancy

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