Wednesday 12 July 2017

✪ Strike (The Beat and The Pulse #10) ✪ Amity Cross ✪

Callie Winslow is on the verge of realizing her wildest dreams. When her cake shop on one of Melbournes most vibrant shopping strips opens to the public, shell be on her way to the top of the food chainliterally. But one night, days before the launch, everything goes up in flames.

As fire engulfs her shop, Callie is trapped inside with no way out, until a handsome mystery man bursts through the inferno and carries her to safety. Problem is, he vanishes soon after without telling her his name.
Haunted by the stranger who saved her life, Callie pulls out all the stops in her attempts at finding him, but she isnt quite prepared for the man she finally meets.

Mark Storm Ryder is a shell of his former self. Accused of a crime he didnt commit, he was banned for life from professional MMA and sent home with his reputation in tatters. Left with nothing to his name, he fights at the illegal cage fighting league known as The Underground to make ends meet. Plagued by the stigma of his downfall, hes closed himself off to everything and everyone, believing its for the best.

Then one night, he hears a cry for help and rushes headfirst into danger without a second thought. When he pulls a beautiful woman from a burning building, he knows he cant stick around and face her inevitable judgement, so he disappears, but little does he know, the mystery woman wont let him vanish as easily as that.

Brought together by fate and flames, Callie knows if she wants to crack open Storms heart and show him he deserves to be loved, shell need to strike while the irons hot or risk him disappearing forever.

From Amity Cross comes Strike, the sizzling tenth instalment of the Internationally Best Selling MMA fighter romance series, The Beat and The Pulse.

ARC received from author for an honest review

I don't even look at the blurb any more of a book in The Beat and The Pulse series.  I know I am going to get a sexy and sweet (in his own way) MMA fighter and a girl that will win his heart.

To say that Storm and Callie's relationship starts of hot and steamy is an understatement!  Phew, was it sexy or what?!?!

I adore Callie.  She is sweet and fun and sexy - but has those self doubts that we all have.

Mark "Storm" Ryder is the bad guy of The Underground, and he perpetuates that image so no one sees the real guy behind it all.  Ugh, I wanted to slap him and hug him and talk some sense into him.

I loved that spark between them, that no matter what they couldn't stay away from each other, as hard as they tried. I was their biggest cheerleader as the story progressed.

I loved getting back to The Underground, little snippets of characters from earlier in the series.

Strike is full of emotion, and I am not going to lie, I may have shed a tear or two whilst reading.

There were some great secondary characters, especially Callie's best friend Macy - though I am still undecided about my thoughts on her, I still like her.

It is sad that this series is only one book away from coming to a close. - these characters have become like friends over the past couple of years.

Now to see what Ms Cross brings us next.