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The second stand-alone novel in The Heartbeat series

Maddie

Three things are more important to me than anything else: family, baking, and fun. So when I saw Keller Cannon, drummer of LP-45, perform at a charity concert, I knew he’d be the perfect guy to have heaps of fun with.
It was temporary. No strings attached. A pretty damn perfect arrangement if you ask me.

Until it wasn’t. Until being with him highlighted just what I was missing.
But having more wasn’t an option. He made that perfectly clear. 

Keller

Music is my escape. When I’m behind my drums, I’m granted temporary respite from my demons and a small reprieve I don’t deserve. 

Until Maddie. Maddie is a distraction I can’t afford and crave at the same time. I drown in her, and she breathes life into me. She offers peace - the comfort and promise of a life free from the torment. But I don’t deserve her. And I can’t need her like I do. I just can't.

©2020 Ryleigh Sloan (P)2020 Ryleigh Sloan

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Love this series!!

Story was great, narration was perfection how can you go wrong with Erin & Jason🥰 So worth the money!

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My favorite book thus far from this series

I seriously enjoyed this book, I must say this book was by far better than the first book and Maddie and Keller are my new favorite couple in this series. The story line I felt was much more believable and Keller’s inner turmoil added just the right amount of angst. Maddie was such funny and lovable character; I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Worth the credit.

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What a brilliant story and narration

From the characters to the story line to the narration, everything was just fantastic! Maddie has to be one of my all time female leads! She had spunk and quirkiness, positivity and a genuine heart. From beginning to end a truly wonderful ride!

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Book 2 in the series - even better than book 1!

Book 2 in the series, following Back Beat, which is the story of Maddie's best friend Blaire, and Dean. Maddie appears several times in Back Beat, so we do get to know her. She's fun and quirky, and lives in South Africa. They speak on the phone and Blaire returns home at one point, so they spend time together, and we get to know her a bit more. Book 2, Drop Beat, is her story entirely. It starts where book 1 ends off, at a concert where Dean is proposing to Blaire, and the band performing is one of the other coach's. Maddie has the hots for the drummer, Keller. This is their story! Neither Maddie nor Keller really "do" relationships. Maddie is a carefree spirit and Keller has a dark secret in his past, and besides - he's a rockstar! Rockstars don't do relationships. Maddie showing up is a perfect opportunity - the girl is hot, interested in him, and from South Africa - she's only here for a couple of days. What could be better?! However, after their amazing night together, he finds that he can't stop thinking about her. He keeps getting in touch, sending her international gifts, asking Dean and Blaire. What's wrong with him? This has never happened before! His dark secret will turn her off (everyone off), so he needs to get a grip on himself. He keeps trying to distance himself, but with Dean and Blaire's wedding around the corner, she's going to be returning to LA so he's going to see her again. Why can't he make himself stop calling her, thinking about her? Will his dark past catch up with him, and will Maddie be able to see past it and her feelings (long-time crush) overcome everything? This is an amazing, well-written (and of course, amazingly narrated, by the great Erin Mallon and Jason Clark) story of love and triumph and overcoming so many obstacles. Awesome job Ryleigh! I can't wait for book 3 - there better be a book 3!