Beats of the Heart by Charli B. Rose is the first book in her new series Lyrical Odyssey Rock Star Series, and wow what a fantastic start! Following the story of Izzy and Dawson, who have been best friends for as long as either of them can remember and yet the feelings between them are deeper than that of friendship lately. When they decide to take the step into lovers from friends, their hearts beat as one. Izzy is Dawson’s muse, she makes all of his musical talents possible. Dawson is the only man who has made Izzy feel the way she does. The chemistry between these two is palpable from between the pages, making for some very steamy reading at times. Everything seems to be going perfectly for these two love birds until the darkness starts to roll in and threaten everything, they have worked so hard to achieve. Will these two be able to work together to make it back towards the light, or will this journey as lovers end with broken hearts and empty promises? Rose is a new to me author, but I am so happy that I picked this book up. From the first page I fell into this story, into the world of Izzy and Dawson, and I couldn’t read this one fast enough to satisfy my need. The banter and chemistry between these characters was very well executed, making for a great read. If you are looking for a book that will make you swoon while pulling you into a perfectly written world than this is the one for you. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next!
Beats of the Heart Charli B. Rose is the first book in the Lyric Odyssey Rockstars series. This book is part one of two, the second book will continue the story of Izzy and Dawson.
This book is a great rockstar romance. It has everything you could want – best friends, lovers, angst. I love the fact that the author knew enough about these characters to see their story couldn’t be told in just one book. It ensures that nothing about this story felt rushed. It was paced it well with great flow.
And the characters are such interesting ones to read about. Izzy and Dawson honestly left my head spinning.
I absolutely cannot wait to see what cook two holds in store for them.
Beats of the Heart by Charli B. Rose is a Rockstar romance that ends on a cliffhanger but I still say you need to read it. I have read a lot to Rockstar romance but this story was a little different – Izzy and Dawson are already a couple, they are childhood friends turn lovers for about 3 years now. I’m so used to the boy meets girl, fall in love type book, this was a nice change. Izzy and Dawson are perfect for each other; supportive of the others dreams and do everything to make this long-distance relationship work.
For this being Charli’s first novel, I have to say well done. The story flows and had me feeling every word. I am sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next book to come out so I can find out what happens next.
Reviewed by @jbruno26
This was a wonderful debut novel for this author and I am really excited to read the second book. I was drawn into the story fairly quickly and the ending definitely left me with questions, hence why I can’t wait to get my hands on book 2! Dawson and Izzy’s story was wonderful to follow and I could truly feel the love and connection that they had. I do have a slight soft spot for rock star romance stories so that is probably why I loved this one as much as I did. The writing was excellent and the author really brought her characters to life and gave them a real life feeling to them, I felt, as a reader, like I was living the highs and lows of their relationship with them, it was a very engaging read. I adored the way Dawson loved Izzy, it’s the kind of love I think everybody wants to experience. She was everything to him and he was the same to her. As I said previously with how the story ended I can’t wait to see what happens next – I hope the author isn’t about to break my heart!
A fantastic debut novel that I highly recommend!
Beats of the Heart is the first book in the Lyrical Odyssey Rock Star Series by Charli B. Rose. It is an amazing start to the series and is her debut book, people, debut.. It is a romance friends to lovers story where there is friendship and love, heartbreak and loss, heartache and second chances.
Dawson and Izzy are have known each other since childhood and transcended from friends to lovers and had the world at their feet. He the Rockstar and she trying to find her way to what she loves, art. But I went from loving him to wanting to make him hurt. Charli has brought to life, two wonderful characters who wove their way into my heart and their relationship is so emotional that it pulled at my heartstrings. It is an emotional rollercoaster ride and I am left with mixed feelings as I feel somethings were left unanswered with the way it ended. What it the mystery that now surrounds Izzy? I hate cliffhangers. I need the next book. I want answers now! Look out world Charli has arrived!
Reviewed by @jennadb
Beats Of The Heart ( Lyrical Odyssey Rock Star Series Book 1) By Charli B. Rose is the first book in the Lyrical Odyssey Rock Star series. I had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. I was drawn into their world and felt like I was right along with them. At times I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster ride, as my emotions were all over the place. Izzy and Dawson have been best friends since they were younger and have gone from friends to lovers. These two believe their hearts beat as one and that their souls fit together. Izzy is Dawson’s muse and because of her, the music flows. These two have off the charts chemistry and holy hell does it get hot and steamy at times. Find out what happens next. I highly recommend reading this book. You won’t be disappointed, I know I wasn’t. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Reviewed by @ddaugh35
Beats of the Heart by Charli B. Rose is a four-star read that shows promise. I would have loved to have given this story five-stars and if it was all as good as the last half I so would, it took me a long time to get into as I kept feeling like I was missing something, like a prologue about how they got together would have been great. I know the blurb explained it, but I couldn’t help but feel like I could have done with it. The author had a great way with words and descriptive qualities so much so that I could almost smell the kaleidoscope roses and hear as Dawson was singing my song in bed. Notes of the Heart can’t come quickly enough, as I am sure that it will be a compelling read, this one was so great if only for the start it could have been one of the best reads of the year.
Review by @saraoxo
Beats of the Heart by Charli B. Rose
Beats of the Heart is the first book in the Lyrical Odyssey Rock Star Series by Charli B. Rose. This is this author’s debut album and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us with the next book. This childhood friends to lovers book grabbed hold of me from the very start and I just couldn’t put it down. I love the strength and interaction from Dawson and Izzy. The love and heartache bleed of the pages and make you want to come back for more. This is a really fantastic book, especially since it is a debut. It does leave us with a cliffhanger but that just makes the anticipation of reading the next book in the series all the more appealing. I would highly recommend this book and author.
Reviewed by @sunbarn
What a beautiful heart wrenching emotional roller coaster! The author does a beautiful job realistically portraying love and heart break. I was hooked on the very first page. A wonderful book that I will be recommending to others. I cannot wait to see what the author writes next – so good!
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Noooooooooooooooooo!!! How could Charli B Rose do this to me? You get all built up and fall in love with these 2 characters and then you are left with that cliff hanger!! I cannot deal with how this book leaves you.
Beats of the Heart is a beautifully sweet, heartwarming love story. Our 2 main characters Izzy and Dawson totally worship the ground that each other walks on. Their love for each other is so deep and seemingly unbreakable. Best friends since the age of six and now 3 years into a relationship with each other, Izzy and Dawson are loving life and have so many plans for their future together.
Dawson is the frontman of a hugely successful rock band. The record company want the band to appear single and therefore more accessible to their hordes of adoring female fans, so Dawson and Izzy have to keep their relationship secret. As photographs of the couple start to emerge, life gets tough for Izzy and Dawson.
Do Izzy and Dawson get their HEA? That is the million dollar question and I can’t wait for the second book in this series to come out to find out the next instalment in Izzy and Dawson’s story.
A word of warning, if you read this book before the second book comes out then be prepared to scream when you finish the first book as you will definitely want to jump straight into book 2.