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Missing Beats

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  240 ratings  ·  87 reviews
To Jo, rock stars = Fame. Money. Music.Sex. A lifestyle she literally has no respect for.

Josie Carmichael's no rock star.

She's not even famous and she doesn't particularly like musicians, but when a boy from her childhood reconnects unexpectedly, her life is put on hold.

With opposing lifestyles and conflicted feelings for the special boy she used to know and the sexy-as-si
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Published February 2nd 2017 by K.L Shandwick
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In the beginning I thought this was going to be just like any other rock star romance, but I was pleasantly taken by surprise that this was so much more than that. Oh my, Kane Exeter was just to die for! The dirty talking devilously gorgeous male was hotter than hot! Piercings, tattoos and that amazing physique! Damn!!! And Damn again!!! He was just so much more than just a book boyfriend!! But, the heroine was where I down-graded my 5 star read to a 4 star one. She just got on my nerves after a ...more

Firstly, fan me down, that cover!

I'm a sucker for a second chance romance, a childhood to adulthood love story and a baby daddy but sprinkle on the top a cocky,smooth talking hot Rock-star and I'm a goner.

Jo and Kane had grown up together in Germany on an Army base camp were their dads were stationed, although Kane was friends with Josie's brothers first the pair became inseparable.

When jobs changed, parents had to move and life moved on, the insepara
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

KL Shandwick has done it again and given us another epic 5 star read. I'm a massive fan of this author and have devoured each and every book she had given us but I have to say Missing Beats is definitely my favourite so far. I love the depth of the characters she gives us and the emotions that go into her writing style. It makes her books a definite page turner and completely hooks you from the be
Helen (Blissfully Bookish Besties)
Missing Beats is the first book I've read by K.L Shandwick and it certainly won't be my last, I was hooked from the start and couldn't put it down. Packed with awesome characters and with a story full of love, regret and sex so hot I'm suprised my Kindle didn't burst into flames, there was nothing Missing Beats did not have.

Kade is a rock god, he's sexy as sin and can have any woman he wants. He and Josie knew each other growing up, but lost touch. Jo is a great female lead, she is strong, inde
Paula White
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Annoying h....
Maria York
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
K.L. Has done it again! I don't think I've given any of her books less then a 5 star review! And the same with this book as well! Amazingly written, awesome story line and a love that's out of this world!
Josie is a stubborn as heck woman who carries her worries like no other but her strength is just one amazing part of her!
Kane is a sexy as sin rock god that stars in every woman's dreams, even Josie's! They've known each other since they were little kids, but lost touch over the year and once
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
If you like a hot, sexy, rock god story, then this is the one for you. KL Shandwick has done it again!
I thought I thought I had sussed out where this standalone story was going; don’t get me wrong it was a great start, but I thought I could see where it was going, but boy was I wrong. This story has it all, love, hate, regret, damn hot sex and two fantastic characters to boot.
I loved Jo. She is an independent woman who can stand on her own two feet. She doesn’t take risks and doesn’t want to. S
Linda Lee
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book by a new author, with no expectations and been blown out of the park. This was one of those moments for me! Yes this is a rock romance but it is sooo much more! This book has an awesome storyline, you’ll fall in love with the hero and love the heroine as she is one hell of a stubborn fighter.

They met as young kids in Germany where their fathers were stationed. Jo and Kane were best friends, never lied to one another, shared everything and left broken hearted when they r
Bloggers From Down Under
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **
** Review by Kylie from Bloggers From Down Under **

If it’s a gorgeously written, tug at your heart strings kind of stand alone you’re after, look no further than this little gem.

There were once two Army kids who were inseparable. Kane and Jo did everything together, and shared their hopes and dreams for the future. They had always thought that they would be in each other’s lives, that is until life got in the way. They soon lose touch, b
 Lynsey Goddard ❤ 2 Girls & Their Kindles ❤
I've met K.L Shandwick at previous signings, we've chatted covers, Gibson guitars, books and her husbands body and she is a wonderful person, all that but I'd never read her books, so I was excited when an ARC of Missing Beats landed on my Kindle. It's a standalone rocker book, which is not one of my "go to" genres, I usually put them off as I find them quite same old same old, lead singer book 1, bass guitarist book 2, drummer book 3, manager book 4, you get the idea, but boy can K.L write a ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Does anyone write a book quite like KL Shandwick when it come to rock and romance? I am beginning to think not. This book has just about everything in it: we have a strong female lead, Jo, and the sexy as heck rock star, Kane, - two kids that knew grew up together over seas on the army base. But as time moved forward and their father’s careers moved them apart, they lost touch. But what happens when Kane suddenly reappears in Jo’s life is what it’s all about. The storyline is very well written w ...more
Nic *The Wandering Bookaholic* Spears
I enjoyed this book, I really did. The story was great the characters were on point and it kept hooked until the very end.

Jo frustrated me a lot though. I kind of understood her reservations but overall she was down right frustrating. Kane was nothing but truthful to her about everything and yet she still didn't believe what he was telling her.

Although she frustrated me I did think that what she went through in the later stages of the book took guts and she was strong.

And KL, you made me cry. Ag
Jennifer  Kress
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I almost hate to start off with this, but it needs to be said. I've read another book by this author, but I didn't like it. Nothing wrong with it. Maybe it was ME. Maybe I'd had a bad day who knows! My purpose in saying all that is that sometimes you find an author that maybe you should give a second chance at. Missing Beats is that for me.
Within just a few pages I was sucked in. Kane really cracked me up with his whole "Rock Star" thing he's got going on and Jo. Oh yeah, she's something. She m
Elmarie Pieterse
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow Wow Wow!!!! KL Shandwick never ever disappoints me in her books!!!! This is yet another phenomenal book by her!!! The whole journey she takes you on is how things are really happening in real life and how things happen!! This book touched my heart in so many ways!!! Joe had to face some really hard decisions in her life but it just showed me how strong and independent she was!!! Then there is Kane he is one Sexy funny Rockstar and I loved him. No matter what he didn't back down!! He showed J ...more
Amy Davies
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bloody amazing

This is the first book I have read by K. L, but it won't be the last. Wow what an emotional journey Jo and Kane go through. You instantly feel their deep connection. The sexual banter and sexual chemistry is off the charts. Loved their journey. Can't wait to read more for K. L
Jeanette Book-Reviews
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-5-star
***4.5 Stars!!***

I'm a sucker for Rock stars and second chances... this book has both!

Have to admit though, its nothing like I expected from a rock star sexy as hell kinda guy! Kane isn't your typical rock star which was an added bonus, different too.... Gonna fan myself down!!! Woo!!

Josie and Kane were childhood friends, connected by their father's being stationed in Germany army base camp, obviously life throws a curveball having to go back to their hometowns.... I'll leave it there as I don't
Kathy Rouchelle
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I could not stand this..never in my many years of reading have I ever wanted to take a character and slam her into a wall, repeatedly! I could not stand Josie and it got to the point that I wanted to either stop reading - which I didn't, or throw my kindle..which would not have been good because of all of the books I have to read. I swear I wanted to throttle her so many times...she got on my last nerve so many times that I thought I would explode.

So what does this say about the book and the au
Ann Meemken
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of KL Shandwick's books. I get excited when there is a new release coming out! I have loved all of her stories and her character's.

Missing Beats is an incredible touching story. Josie and Kane met when they were six years old. They became best friends. They both come from a military family. It was an emotional time for them, having to say goodbye to your best friend. They lost touch over the years but never once forgot about each other.

Kane is now a famous singer in a rock band.
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Right, so here is why I gave it 2 stars and it's because of the lead female character Jo. Oh my god!!! She is soooo annoying, insecure, spoiled, bratty , ugh!! Grow up already! Her behaviour was of a 2 year old instead of a 22 year old independent girl. She was always feeling sorry for herself and doubting poor Kane , who by the way couldn't do enough for her or to prove to her how much he loved her. I have read other books by this author but if the next lead female is like Jo i might skip readi ...more
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
K L Shandwick has done it again ... I just love her books. Of course my favorite books are about rock stars and she sure knows how to write about them.

Josie and Kane were childhood best friends when their fathers were stationed in Germany together. When their families returned to the States, they were separated and they lost all touch. 12 years later Kane contacts Jo and turns her world upside down. Kane is the lead singer in an up and coming rock band, while Josie works for her father's securit
K.M. Lowe
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

After reading Ready For Flynn, I was looking forward to a new book by KL Shandwick. This book certainly didn't disappoint. I think I would go as far as saying this is the best book I've read by this author, so far. I loved Jo and Kane. I will admit I have laughed with Kane's attitude and words throughout this book, but I have also felt his pain and emotions when the time came.
What I liked about this book is, although it is a rock star romance, it had some twists and turns in there that I n
Laura Smith
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First let me start by saying WOW, that cover! Who wouldn't be intrigued by what's inside. Once you start you will be hooked on this book and will enjoy every second.

Jo and Kane have had a special bond since childhood, but when Kane turns up out of the blue years after they have last seen each other, Jo's world is rocked. All her old feeling come back and now their are both adults, them feelings have quadrupled! Can Jo and Kane overcome the obstacles that are about to be thrown in their way and
Leisa Prater
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great rock star book that has an excellent storyline!!! Love the fact they knew in childhood they loved each other❤ ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Das Buch "Missing Beats" wurde mir von der Autorin ans Herz gelegt auf Grund eines Giveaways im Rahmen der RARE London 2018 Veranstaltung, wo ich im Vorfeld ein ebook von K.L. Shandwick gewonnen hatte (ein anderes als "Missing Beat") und netterweise gab es zu dem eigentlichen Gewinn noch ein zweites zu.

Josie (Jo) und Kane is seit Kindertagen befreundet, verlieren sich aber aus den Augen, nachdem Kanes Eltern verstorben sind und beide in unterschiedliche Teile Amerikas ziehen, nachdem vorher ihr
Susanne Scott
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by this author I went in to it based solely on the blurb I read. To be honest I wasn’t expecting to get much out of it, I’m not a huge fan of rock star books. However I was totally overwhelmed by this book.

From the very beginning it grabbed my attention, being childhood friends that lost touch but being part of military families that had no choice but to move around was a completely genius and brand new idea to me.

The pure emotions from Kane and Jo was off the charts. The
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow, this one is full of emotions. Josie (Jo) and Kane knew each other when they were kids. They each gave each a piece of their hearts back when they were kids. Now they are adults and haven't seen each other for 12 years. Kane is now a super sexy rock star. He's a super flirt. The rock star lifestyle is not something that Jo wants to get involved in. After twelves years Kane shows up and meets up with Jo. The years may have passed but the connection is still their. At first I was a little put ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another hit by KL Shandwick!!!!

What a roller coaster of a ride we go on. In Missing beats by KL Shandwick we meet Jo and Kane. They were friends in childhood until tragedy ripped them apart. From kids they held a special bond. They were inseparable. Losing contact for many years didn't dull the way they missed each other. When there's an opportunity to reconnect they grab the Bulls by the horns so to speak. Since they moment they reconnect they are thrown through a whirlwind of emotions. Kane is
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good srory with so much emotions packed in you can't keep up!
Kane and Josie have known each other since being small kids but lost contact for many years after Kane had a family loss making his family move from the area.
In the years they've been apart Kane is now up and coming Rock God in a new Rock band and seems to be a different person so when he comes back into Josies life she struggles to work out her feelings between the man she knew and who she thinks he is now.
These pair have an amazin
Lisa Hill
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down

Once I started this book, there was no getting away from it. Not your typical rock star romance, it tells the story of Kane and Jo and their reunion after being childhood friends but separated by circumstance.

The reunion was messy, complicated and littered with misunderstandings, lack of faith and trust and undeniable feelings. A sprinkling of tragedy along the way didn't smooth the path to their love, but eventually they had to face the reality of their feelings.

The writing
2OCC Reviews
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
I’m not 100% sure what to say about this book. I’m not a huge fan of rockstar romance but I did enjoy that aspect of the book. I had issues with how the relationship progressed. It was a lot of back and forth drama. The characters were likable, but at the same time they had me wanting to throw my kindle. I love that it was kinda like a second chance romance, long lost friend type thing. I did feel a lot of emotions while reading this boom. From laugher to annoyance, anger to warm and fuzzy. I do ...more
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K.L. Shandwick Biography
K. L. Shandwick is a writer of contemporary, suspense, and new adult romance who retired in 2015 to write full time. Previously, she was a registered midwife and social care professional, but during her teenage years she followed her passion for music by working as a merchandiser for rock bands. K.L’s writing career only started when she was challenged to write a chapter of
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