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Beat

(The Beat and the Pulse #1)

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Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.

Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.

Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Bea
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Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published October 6th 2014
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Snow
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who seek a potent emotional lift through angry, explosive carnal release
5 "scorched in anger" stars

I devoured this book!
OMFG!

This was a total hit for me, like a drug spurring through my body making me high on speed, intensity, anger, violence that characters were facing with…and yet it was all a smoke screen hiding the inner world of finding yourself, dealing with your inner issues of abandonment, loneliness, self-worth, deprivation of love and degradation of your soul and trying to cope through violence and anger that exists in all of us and is just waiting to su
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (10/14/2016)

Book 1 in series. Their story concludes in book 4.

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Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.

Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.

Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren finds herself drawn t
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Amity Cross
Aug 15, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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MY RATING ☆☆☆☆ Beat (#1 The Beat and The Pulse) by Amity Cross

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I am not ashamed to say that I begged, stalked and was gifted this book from the author, probably just to shut me up lol But imagine my surprise when I saw it on my kindle!! I did the happy dance of all happy dances!!

Six months ago Renee "Ren" Miller's mother passed away from years of battling cancer, leaving Renee alone in the world with a p
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Sammy ⭐️
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fighters, series, 4-star
I love an Alpha Male, but what I love more is having an alpha female as the love interest. Throw in an underground fighting ring and I'm in book heaven. This is my first time picking up an Amity Cross novel and it won't be my last, I loved the writing voice and the underlying attitude that was fighting to break out of the pages.

Renee 'Ren' Miller is a fighter, in every Sense of the word. At 5 years old her father left, leaving her and her terminally ill mother to fend for themselves. At 22, she
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Jan
4 stars due to cliffhanger

He was the Moon to my sun



He was the Earth to my Sky



Poetic bullshit but how could you put a label on it

Love Amity's writing the down to earth, say things as it is It was pornstar sex without the soundtrack

Two fiery characters with a lot of pent up anger two fighters by spirit making this an angsty frustrating yet great read.

We were at it like rabbits.

When you get two characters with a lot of emotion and built up anger what you get is a hot and passionate read not many
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Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette
Damnit. Here I go again with these.

WHY CAN'T Y'ALL LET ME BEEEE!?!

Well this was a hell of a ride. Seriously. This guy is an animal. I just didn't like how his personality was made in this but it worked for this book. *shrugs* There were some things that irritated me, but the smut. Yeah the smut totally did it for me. It was downright dirty.
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Trigger Warning: (view spoiler)
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Rob
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted-books
This book was epic!

Ren has gone looking for her father as the last dieing wish of her mother. She tracks him down to a boxing studio, where he so generously offers her nowt much more than a store cupboard to sleep in. With no job and no friends, the only thing Ren has is full use of the gym equipment....and boy does she make full use of it. I can picture her body changing into a lean, mean fighting machine. I can see her body getting leaner and stronger as she works out. the author has done a g
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Marcella
"Fight Fight Fight" I was sitting here reading and chanting that throughout the majority of this book.

This book was on-going with so much drama, sad back stories, mysterious hot guys who can charm your panties off, b*tch sister, perfect sassy best friend and a bad-ass main chick who I really liked! Ren (Renee) didn't take sh*t from anyone and dished it out to those who gave it to her.



She had just lost her mother to cancer and her mothers dying words were to find her father who abandoned them
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J
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars rounded up to 3. This started off well. A girl leaves home to find her estranged father after her mother dies. She's angry with her father because he left them, but she really has no other choice. Her father owns a gym that trains MMA fighters and give classes on self defense and MMA fighting. He unenthusiastically (he has a second family) takes her in and gives her a small room to stay in at the gym. She starts taking MMA classes and uses the facilities the gym offers.

A former big tim
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Krissys
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Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the
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Coco.V
Oct 30, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aisling Zena
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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This is one of those books that grabs you from the first few sentences and does not let go until the end.

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Ren Miller was an incredibly strong heroine and not just on the ring. You engage and sympathize with her from the beginning. All the pain she goes through, the underlying need to belong but ultimately feeling shunned was beautifully written.
I didn't find any of her reactions unreasonable or annoying. I felt the rage she had towards her dad and shared it with her. Really, what a dou
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Keisha
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Male and Female. Fighters. Both Alphas. Hot damn.

I'm not a lover of fighter books, honestly I stay away from them for the most part. But I read the blurb of Beat and wanted to try it out. Shit. Ass. Fuck. I'm so glad I decided to try it out. I loved this book!

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Ren takes no shit after she starts training at Beat. Ash has demons he won't let known. These two mixed together, holy alphaness. They never out did each other though and you didn't feel like they were fighting for it either. Ash is HOT
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Heather C
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fighter, alpha
Two fighters. Two lovers. Two alphas. Two Beasts.

Ren has only known one thing. Survival. She fought her entire life to help her mom through her terminal illness. Forced by her mother's last wish, Ren goes looking for the father that abandoned her and her mom when she was five. She end's up at her father's boxing ring. Drawn into the allure of fighting. She's badass and takes zero crap from anyone. Including the one guy that slowly pulls out something in her that she didn't know existed.

Ash was
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Lustful Literature
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it
** SHANYN'S 3 STAR REVIEW **

This is book 1 in the series, and you are left in a cliffhanger, just to be warned.

After reading the synopsis, I was really excited for this book. I love fighter books!!

Ren is a girl who has been left behind by her father, when she was 5 years old. She was left to take care of her dying mother, all alone. When her mother does pass away, her last request is for Ren to go find her father.

“Six months ago, my Mum died. Six months ago, I was left totally alone in the
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Ashley
THAT WAS... EPIC.

This story hit a little too close to home, I have daddy issues as well and Ren and I have been in the same boat, but I have yet to have my first encounter with my dad like Ren did, I just hope I'll do it as well as she did. I loved Ren. She is what every female lead should be. She's strong, beautiful, unafraid, and so confident. She went through so much, and she.. I'm amazed by her.
AMITY CROSS. YOU DID GOOD.
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I couldn't stop reading even if I tried.. 270 pages just didn't seem l
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Oct 02, 2014 marked it as to-read



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Jillian Mackenzie
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 star
This is the first MMA book I've read where not only the hero is a fighter but the heroine is too. She is life hardened and I love that she doesn't turn into a sappy mess as soon as she falls for the hero like what happens in so many books. She holds on to her pain and, and doesn't forgive easily but she uses that energy to make herself stronger and I loved that.
This is my first book by Amity Cross and I will definitely be reading more from her in the future.
Sheila
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow. Ash is one sexy alpha MMA fighter!!
Jessica
Aug 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
🤢 I know you can write a fighter book (or musician etc) without them being a douche canoe so why would you write a thoroughly unlikable character as a romantic hero? I'm so over this false equivalence between alpha male and piece of shit. Fuck this dude and the trash way he treats the heroine the two scenes I managed to choke my way through
Another one to delete off my nook as a dnf
Naomi
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-kindle, own-a-copy
Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

4.5 Stars

I picked up Beat when it was on sale recently, and I am so glad that I did! It’s been a while since I’ve read a fighter book and Beat got me out of a bit of a lull that I was going through. It was a fast paced read that I devoured quickly as I fell head first into the MMA world and the developing relationship between Ren and Ash.

Ren finds herself at Beat, a boxing studio that her father owns, because her mother’s final wish was for her to track hi
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Patricia
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it


If you like edgy stories that have tattooed men mma fighting and more hot men. This will be the book for you. There is a love story in the pages also. Renee, Ren Miller. Is on the hunt for her father. The man who abandoned her when she was five years old. To look after her cancer ridden mother. She didn't get a chance at having a normal life. She used all energy to take care of her and she never had the chance to have a normal life. After her mother dies Ren goes on the hunt to find the man tha
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Sweet Daisey
Let me first say I liked this book despite the fact that it has a cliffhanger and no HEA. I did not know this until I finished the book and while I am not happy I definitely enjoyed the book.

Renee Miller or Ren's mother dies after years of fighting cancer. On her deathbed she tells Ren to go find her father who abandoned her when she was five (jerk)). She doesn't really want to but she honors her mothers request. She finds her father who owns a gym called The Beat and he welcomes Ren into his l
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Reckless Readers
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
****Arc given to my blog for honest review*****


WOW!!! Did I really just sit and read this from beginning to end non stop? FUCK YES! (Sorry)


This book has it all. It's so well written and so freaking entertaining. I loved everything about this story. I was totally sucked in from beginning to end. This story has it all. And I mean all!! I can't stop thinking about the characters. Every single character played an important part in this story and I loved that.

I totally loved how Ren was a kick ass
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Cherry Hurtado
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
****Arc given to my blog for honest review*****


WOW!!! Did I really just sit and read this from beginning to end non stop? FUCK YES! (Sorry)


This book has it all. It's so well written and so freaking entertaining. I loved everything about this story. I was totally sucked in from beginning to end. This story has it all. And I mean all!! I can't stop thinking about the characters. Every single character played an important part in this story and I loved that.

I totally loved how Ren was a kick ass
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Katrina
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Renee at Book Happiness
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review and I have to say that this book absolutely BLEW me away. As I picked up this book I was not sure what to expect with this one. I am in LOVE with this book!!!
Renee has just lost her mom to that horrible disease Cancer and she goes with the encouragement of her mom (before she passed) to find her father who left her and her mom when she was 5. Renee has some serious anger problems towards her dad who left them for another family. Feeling guilty he lets her st
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Samantha Lundergn
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book that I have read in a long time that left me feeling raw inside by the time I finished it. Amity is a master story teller who paints such a beautiful raw picture and leaves you wanting more. This book was the first fighter book I have ever read. If all fighter books are this good, then I found a whole new genre to explore. My heart broke for both Ren and Ash as they both had a lot of issues in their lives. I can't wait for book 2 to come out.
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Amity Cross is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about alpha males and the strong women who challenge them to fall in love.
Amity lives in a leafy country town near Melbourne, Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.
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Other books in the series

The Beat and the Pulse (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Pulse (The Beat and the Pulse, #2)
  • Crash (The Beat and the Pulse, #3)
  • Spike (The Beat and the Pulse, #4)
  • Rebel (The Beat and The Pulse, #4.5)
  • Steel (The Beat and The Pulse #5 )
  • Flow (The Beat and the Pulse, #6)
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