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Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train #2)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  12,700 Ratings  ·  735 Reviews
After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients’ hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ Resendiz. After a sc ...more
Nook, 409 pages
Published October 16th 2013 by Katie Ashley (first published October 15th 2013)
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4,5 Sexy and Heartwarming Stars!


AJ is one of the members of Runaway Train, one of the world’s biggest rock bands. One night, he meets Mia in a hospital, where she works as nurse.
They have an instant connection and after that the most erotic days of both their lives.
And believe me… it is STEAMY!!!


And between all that hotness, feelings stars to grow but Mia has a broken past with and don’t trust easily on man and AJ, with his rock star lifestyle and all the groupies… will have a long way to prov
Absolutely loved the last few chapters!Another good book from the amazing Katie Ashley! <3

"Thank you for giving me everything I hadn't realized I had ever wanted."


AJ's story?!Yesssss!!

Can't wait to read this!
Apr 03, 2013 Rustys rated it it was amazing
Alejando Resendi “aka” AJ, drummer and vocals for Runaway Train
meets Mia, Emiliana Martinelli a cardiac nurse while visiting a roadie in the hospital and she takes his breath away. Her full body and luscious

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lips gives him instant “wood”.

We first met and fell in love with AJ in Music of the Heart. He is a sexy Latino, who oozes

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confidence, has a smile that will soak your panties and funny as hell. His spanish terms of endearment will melt your heart.
Oh, amorcito mio/ Oh, sweetheart mine, Cariño
R.K. Lilley
Sep 24, 2013 R.K. Lilley rated it it was amazing
5 utterly charming stars! Katie Ashley has done it again!
That’s it. I am officially obsessed with the members of Runaway Train!
Did I sleep last night? No.
Was it worth it? Why yes, yes it was.
First of all, I love Mia and AJ. Mia is funny, sassy, and just plain fun. AJ is sexy, romantic, and also very sweet. And of course I loved Dee. Who could doubt that I’m a Lafayette fan? What an absolute riot! Mia and AJ have great banter, mad chemistry, and from their first meeting a very fun vibe is evi
Mar 26, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Oh how I love Katie Ashley books!

In Beat of the Heart we get AJ's story. The crazy-sexy Latin lover and drummer for Runaway Train. AJ is good with the ladies, all smooth moves and saying just the right things. But AJ is not just a man that is all talk, behind the young drummer's massive sexual nature is a man that has a good heart.

Mia is a nurse who has had her heart broken by every man she ever dared to love. Not willing to trust that AJ is just more of the same, and weighed down with her pas
Amy (Foxy)
**4.75 fate & destiny stars**

Mr. Latin Lover meets Ms. Hot Bloodied Sicilian for a steamy romance.

AJ is the drummer for Runaway Train and fellow band member of Jake from (Music of the Heart). Mia is a Cardiac nurse who has had horrible luck with men.

"Thank you for giving me everything I hadn't realized I had ever wanted."

I love this quote but it is a huge spoiler: (view spoiler)
Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 27, 2013 Jacqueline's Reads marked it as top-tbr

I'm giving this another go because I freaking LOVE Katie Ashley!

Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
OMG!! ♥♥♥♥♥ I LOVE AJ!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ Sólo quiero agarrar el culo, hombre sexy! Translation: I just want to grab your ass, you sexy man!
Claudine (Books, Coffee & Travel)
I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun 25, 2013 Angelina rated it it was amazing
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5 heartwarming Stars!!

AJ is the drummer of the band RUNAWAY TRAIN. Total hottie and a ladies man. This Latino Lover is perfect in every way having a good heart and soul. She met Mia in the hospital one day when Mia having her rounds as a nurse. Mia being a smartass sicilian captures AJ attention from the first time they met and both connected instantly.

"Don't fight it .. Feel it."

They spending the nights together and having the best sex of their lives.

Both feeling grows into each other but
If it ain't good I don't read it !
AJ sounding cool in the first book. I really hope he dosent have those "episodes" jake had.
But anyways I'm really looking forword to (Rhys?) story. The rich background and all that jazz
Maria Franco
May 06, 2013 Maria Franco rated it liked it
It started off okay:


meets Mia at the hospital:

She's a nurse, Italian, has an attitude and bad experiences with men so AJ has trouble convincing her to go on a date with him. But she eventually caves, and it begins.

AJ takes her dancing

Which leads to:

They eat at her family's restaurant where she tells people he's gay. Then they dance some more. They kiss. Then they leave and continue:

And they keep going with the SEX. I felt like I was listening to Justin Bieber's PYD song, and they were just
May 21, 2014 Jennifer marked it as dnf-lost-interest
DNF= No Rating

Beat of the Heart is the second installment in author Katie Ashley's new-adult romance series: Runaway Train. Ms. Ashley does a great job at developing characters who the target audience can relate to, but this particular story just didn't keep my interest. (FYI I'm not the target audience...)

My perspective of Beat of the Heart:

Rockstar drummer boy sees girl- Boy pursues girl- Girl resists- Girl finally gives in (of course)- Girl has body image issues and relationship baggage- Girl
Oct 17, 2013 Kara rated it really liked it
Katie Ashley is a hit or miss author for me. I love her books or I don't like them at all. Yet I keep reading them... AND I AM SO GLAD I READ THIS ONE!

Beat of the Heart is one REALLY F'N HOT read!! WOWZERS. From the first chapter I loved AJ and then Mia comes along... and the two together. *sigh*

Let me just remind you this isn't your daughters YA book - some scenes are HOT.

This quote I picked out as my favorite of the book:

Enjoy this one... I know I did.

Mar 25, 2013 Sheryl marked it as to-read

That's MY BABY, Assad on the cover... *pets laptop screen lovingly*
OMG!!! I'm totally in LOVE with this series!! So glad this will be AJ's book.
Oct 13, 2013 Becky rated it liked it
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Beat of the Heart is book two of the Runaway Train Series (Music of the Heart is book one). Each book can be read as a stand alone, although I would not suggest it. Not because of cliffhangers (there are none in this series!), but because characters you meet in book one are in this one as well. And I believe it would just give you a better understanding to have read their stor
Great read and although not my favorite couple meaning jake and ryes they are a third
Apr 03, 2013 Samien rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is probably my favorite Katie Ashley book. Discussion & blog post up this week.
Apr 27, 2013 Becca rated it it was amazing
First off, I am a HUGE Runaway Train fan! I would follow those boys all over the county and scream as if they were the New Kids on the Block and work for free as their tour manager and number one fan (LOL) if I could. Jake stole my heart in Music of the Heart but AJ - he set my heart on fire!! Like SERIOUSLY!!! Mia and AJ are high combustible and let me just say that I will never be able to ride in a limo again without thinking about them!

AJ wasn't looking for a relationship or love, but when M
Michelle [Helen Geek]
01/04/2013 --

Overall Rating = 1.5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 3 / 3 = 3.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 2 Stars
Character Development = 2 Stars
Story Appreciation = 1 Stars
Worth the Chili = 1 Stars -- [$2.99 on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Max
459 pages

Okay, I'm saying to myself as I write this, trust your gut. You tried this author before and it didn't work for you. Try again and worse than the first time. This fits the true definition of stupid -- me ... yep.

Why didn't this one work?

Buddy reads with Audrey Thunder and MJ Fryer

Thank God I read AJ before Jake. I like AJ, but not crazy about him.
Mia ...well Mia had some issues with infidelity, make sense...but too much misunderstanding, making me tired.

There's some scene that I thought not really necessary.

But it was okay read, AJ was hot but f*** dating is not really my thing either :)
Samantha Fisher
Apr 02, 2013 Samantha Fisher marked it as to-read
Can't wait, I fell in love with jake and now I get to fall even more in love with AJ I'm soo excited
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Review to come - after the blog tour. But know this - AJ is en fuego ❤ ...more
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AJ Resendiz was my favorite character in Music of The Heart by Katie Ashley , hands down. In fact, I mentioned in my review that I wanted his story, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at how much more I enjoyed Beat of the Heart compared to Music of the Heart. Music was sweet, the heroine a virgin. Beat was plain old H-O-T. It also had one of my favorite things, banter. I love flirtatious banter, and Beat of the Heart by Ka
Literati Literature Lovers
Oct 12, 2013 Literati Literature Lovers rated it it was amazing
What I love about Beat of the Heart by Katie Ashley. Ms. Ashley has written a book that is smart, sexy, feisty, witty, and is a must read. The book is the second novel in the Runaway Train series.

The book centers around A.J. Resendiz, the drummer from the band Runaway Train. His character was introduced in the first book, Music of the Heart. A.J. is cocky, sexy, rich, and has a silver tongue that he uses to his advantage in and out of the bedroom. Ashley writes him as a totally likable character
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
When I think of Katie Ashley, hot and steamy sex isn't the first thought that pops into my head. While her books have been known to induce a fair bit of cheek fanning, Beat of the Heart is undoubtedly her spiciest book to date, immediately launching into the whirlwind love affair between protagonists, AJ and Mia. Readers were first introduced to Runaway Train's drummer in Abby and Jake's story, Music of the Heart, but Beat of the Heart shows a different side to the former womanizer as he meets h ...more
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Beat of the Heart is book two in the Runaway Train series. We are first introduced to AJ in book one, Music of the Heart. We know him as the adorable, Latino drummer that loved to swoon the ladies speaking in Spanish; now its AJ’s turn to fall in love with his book. You get what you get with Beat of the Heart. It’s a fun, erotic romance. You cannot go into this thinking it’s another The Proposition, one of my absolute favorite novels of 2012 by Katie Ash
Feb 19, 2014 Dianne rated it it was amazing
GENRE: Rockstar Drummer, Whirl-wind Romance

LENGTH: Medium; 409 pgs.

Mia Martinelli: Cardiac nurse who is hesitant to be with A. J. because of her past relationships and his past with groupies.
A. J. Resendiz: Runnaway Train's drummer and the comedian of the group who falls head over heels with Mia within a week.
Jake Slater, Rhys McGowan, and Brayden Vanderburg: A. J.'s bandmates and best friends.
Dee/Derwin: Mia's gay best friend who always has her back.

A. J. and Mia's fun r
Jun 20, 2014 Bing rated it it was amazing

Beat of the Heart is book two in the runaway Train series, and the story focuses on AJ, the hot drummer of the band. In book one, we got to know AJ as the funny band member, quite a ladies man but his heart is in the right place. He 's also someone who feels his friends' pain and will do anything for them.

In this book, we get more of AJ's charming sense of humor, he's sexy and romantic.
He met Mia, a nurse, when he visited Frank, their main roadie at the hospital. She's a spunky, fun, sassy girl
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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent Engli
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Other Books in the Series

Runaway Train (4 books)
  • Music of the Heart (Runaway Train, #1)
  • Strings of the Heart (Runaway Train, #3)
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“You a fan of the show?” AJ asked.
“Oh, yeah, I adored it—well, until the whole sixth season and Billith.”
AJ snickered. “I couldn’t agree more. I used to be pretty much obsessed with it, but yeah, I couldn’t get it up for the last two seasons. Now I’m more a Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy fan myself.”
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