Friday, November 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of With Every Heartbeat

Melody Grace's WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT is being released TODAY and we are so excited to join in the release day launch for it. WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT is an enchanting New Adult Contemporary Romance in Melody's new Cities of Love Series. Check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the release day launch giveaway! You could win a set of e-copies of Melody Grace's Beachwood Bay Series that are currently available. There's also a fantastic excerpt for you to check out!


A new burst of music sounds, pulsating and wild, and suddenly, my
thoughts fade clear away, blotted out as completely as the sun during an
 I see him.
Standing, poised, waiting for his intro, his body proud and arched, arms
raised. There’s a girl waiting beside him, his partner, but I only have eyes
for him.
God, he’s gorgeous. Dark curly hair, tanned skin, and piercing blue eyes that
seem to shimmer against the gold of his skin. He’s dressed in a starched white
shirt and tuxedo pants that fit him like a glove. The breath is sucked from my
lungs, and I feel a thrill ripple through me, a sensation I’ve never known
before: anticipation, as if I know something important is about to happen.
Something life-changing.
And then he starts to dance.
Dear Lord ...
I swear, time stops as I watch him move. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen: part
Latin ballroom, part street, part modern contemporary. And all of it totally
I stare, awestruck, as he plays out a wicked game with his partner: bringing her
in, sending her away, lifting her as effortlessly as if she was made of air.
His movements are bold, dominating. There’s no cheap grinding, or tacky
thrusts, but somehow, every step oozes sensuality, such an intimate connection
between the dancers that I feel myself start to blush.
It’s mesmerizing, out of this world, and I’m completely lost to it, caught up
in the story of love and betrayal they’re telling with their bodies until at
last, he whirls her out one more time and then pulls her back; dipping her so
low her hair grazes the ground.
They freeze there, holding the pose. There’s silence, so pure you could hear a
pin drop, and in that moment, he lifts his head and looks out across the
Our eyes lock.
It’s only a split second, those piercing blue eyes on mine, but I feel the
moment stretch for an eternity. His gaze crashes through me, setting every
nerve and sense alight, as if I’m touchpaper and he’s a molten spark, dancing
through my bloodstream.
And then the thunder of applause breaks the spell, and I realize I’m digging my
nails into my palms, gasping for breath.
Who is this man?

"Melody Grace
has crafted a sweeping and emotional romance that pulls you in so deep, you
won't ever want to surface. It's that good." –Sawyer Bennett

ABOUT WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT (Book 1 in the Cities of Love Series):

Rome. The city
of young lovers, old secrets, and intoxicating new desire…

I thought I knew what I wanted in life. I thought my destiny was set. Then I met him, and everything changed.

Raphael is bold, passionate, and seductive. He sees something in me I never
dreamed possible, and now he's determined to show me a world beyond rules -- a
dance without limits. I want to trust him, but I'm scared. Because I know once
I fall, there'll be no going back.

An innocent dancer. A mysterious stranger. As Annalise is drawn deeper into the
romantic delights of Rome, she'll question everything she believed about her
future. But with opening night looming, can she find the strength to risk it
all? And will she be forced to choose between her one true love, ballet, and
the new passion in her heart?

Find out in this enchanting new series from Melody Grace.

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Elle says...

Melody Grace travels away from Beachwood Bay all the way to Rome to bring us passion, drama, and dancing in her latest novel, With Every Heartbeat. This story is the first in the Cities of Love Series and introduces us to Annalise and Raphael.

Annalise loves ballet and has dedicated her life to perfecting her craft. She follows in the footsteps of her mother who was an extraordinary ballet dancer until becoming pregnant with Annalise and retiring. I love this character because when she commits to something, she does so wholeheartedly. Melody really won me over with her attention to detail. She thoroughly described the rigorous training and diet dancers must endure to be at the top. As much as Annalise loves ballet, I wanted her to escape that life so she could know what it was like to be a normal young adult without the daunting responsibilities. I admire Annalise for following her dreams and letting her heart lead the way even if the path she travels isn’t the one she is expected to choose.

Raphael is that irresistible European every gal dreams of meeting while traveling abroad. He and Annalise are a dynamite combination on the dance floor and in the bedroom! Like Annalise, Raphael is driven by dance and has made significant sacrifices to follow his passion. His dream of dancing for a professional company led him to be ostracized by his father. I love the chemistry between the couple but also fell in love with how they supported each other’s desire to dance professionally. Neither one was intimidated or jealous of the other’s talent or goals. Through their ups and downs I never stopped hoping their love would prevail over the obstacles they faced.

I finished this novel in a matter of hours. The story quickly draws you in and holds your attention. Although there are plenty of peaks and valleys within the story, overall I found it to be a lighthearted read with mild angst and drama. An eloquent writing style and picturesque detail allowed each scene to play out so vividly in my mind.

I was swept away to Italy and got lost in dance, gelato, and love without ever changing out of my pajamas. Indulge yourself and escape to Rome in Melody Grace’s latest, With Every Heartbeat.

About Melody Grace:

Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN
and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with
her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She
loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.

Check out this awesome book trailer! 


  1. Never read a love story that took place in Rome. Looking forward to it.

  2. Ihave not had a chance to any books from you I am looking forward to read any book I have to thank SWAG for the intro to you.