In a Heartbeat by Rj NolanIn a Heartbeat by Rj Nolan

In a Heartbeat

byRj Nolan

Paperback | May 17, 2014

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Veteran police officer Sam McKenna has no trouble facing down criminals on a daily basis but breaks out in a sweat at the mere mention of commitment. A recent failed relationship strengthens her resolve to stick with her trademark no-strings-attached affairs.Dr. Riley Connolly, a successful trauma surgeon, has spent her whole life trying to measure up to her family's expectations. And that includes hiding her sexuality from them.When a routine call sends Sam to the hospital where Riley works, the two women are hurtled into a life-and-death situation. The incident binds them together. But can there be any future for a commitment-phobic cop and a closeted, workaholic doctor?
Title:In a HeartbeatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.89 inPublished:May 17, 2014Publisher:Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:3955331598

ISBN - 13:9783955331597

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel to LA Metro I liked this book as much as its prequel, LA Metro, and although both take place, in part, in a hospital setting, it’s different enough to not be a carbon copy story set in another city. Some characters from LA Metro make an appearance here –including Jess and Kim, who have a much more central storyline that I had expected – but the story is mostly about Sam and Riley and their supporting cast of workmates and relatives. Sam and Riley’s individual past intimate relationships have clearly affected them and they’re carried forward into the present in the form of insecurities and unwillingness to be or appear vulnerable on and off the job; not uncommon to see this in a lesfic romance although the details were somewhat unexpected when those past events are alluded to in the story. Told alternately thru Sam and Riley’s perspective, their characters are well drawn thru their perceptions of events they experience together and though sometimes difficult to read what goes thru their minds, it makes them relatable and human. I would have liked to have read more resolution to some events garnering much attention near the middle of the book but I suspect the book’s length as is to be a reason against expanding on those plot points that were nudged to the periphery and then forgotten altogether. I much prefer reaching the end of a book and not having questions about what happened to this part of the story or this character. This book could be read as a stand alone story although LA Metro sets up the relationships and history between Kim, Jess and her sister Sam which is helpful to know as the spotlight shifts here more on to Sam. The subject matter is a bit heavier, but reading both books as a pair and in sequence provides a balance of humor and drama overall and some entertaining storytelling in this universe the author has created and opened to the reader. I recommend reading them back to back if possible or close together for a greater sense of continuity between the two books.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In a Heartbeat Love the story. I had a hard time putting it down. I hope RJ writes sequel that might include Jess and Kim and takes Riley and Sam's story further.
Date published: 2015-03-07