Thursday, December 8, 2016

Out of Beat by Cassandra Giovanni

Paperback, 227 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Show not Tell Publishing
Danny 'Madman' Maddox isn’t supposed to make Skylar Haze's heart beat out of rhythm.

At least not anymore.

She hasn't seen that boyish face, always covered in a five o'clock shadow, dimpled smile and teasing hazel eyes since the day he left to go on tour with her brother Joey's band. Now with a major record label backing them the band is in need of a bit of help, and when Joey asks Skylar to be the band's photographer, she can't help but say yes.

Of course, Joey doesn’t know about that forbidden kiss.

The one Skylar hopes Danny’s forgotten.

But can she?

One smile and she finds herself slipping again.

But he’s the drummer, and he’s beaten her heart before.

And she won’t let it happen again.

My Thoughts…

Boys, brothers, and family making their dreams come true is exactly what Out of Beat is about.   Yet, there is so much more to this story.    There is romance, love, 100% support, and truths shared.    Out of Beat is a new series by Cassandra Giovanni.    Each book in this series will be its own story centering around music and bands.    

Each member of the band has their own story yet Out of Beat centers around Danny and Skylar.    They have shared secrets, protected each other, and loved each other for most of their lives.   Their relationship was always brother/sister like until the night before Danny left to live his dream.   One kiss changed everything.    I loved their relationship.   It was one that started with friendship and respect then moved into more.   I really liked that they respected their friendship and didn’t push it to be more than what it was.   Yet, they both knew that they were it for each other.    There was never any doubt that Danny and Skylar would end up together.    

The friendships of the other band members was just as enjoyable.    The jokes, the smiles, the travelling, and the hanging out were all realistic.   The traveling with the band in the RV was sure to cause fights or arguments.  I liked that they could talk them out, drink them out, or play them out instead of coming to blows or just yelling at each other.    

I am excited about this series of books  and cannot wait to read more.   It is great that each book will standalone yet have a similar theme.    Cassandra Giovanni has a great start.    I recommend picking up your own copy. 

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