Review: With Every Heartbeat by Melody Grace

November 9, 2013 New Releases, Reviews 1

Review: With Every Heartbeat by Melody GraceWith Every Heartbeat by Melody Grace
Series: Cities of Love #1
on 11/8/13
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 260
Format: eBook
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?
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Kristen’s Review: 

With Every Heartbeat is a passionate love story set in the beautiful city of Rome!

From the very first pages of this book I KNEW I was going to fall in love with this story and it’s characters….

“There are some things in life we know to be true, beyond logic or reason, science or faith. Irresistible truths, they’re called, the things we seem to instinctively grasp, as if the knowledge were imprinted deep in our DNA, written on the very fiber of our souls.”

This story follows Annalise, a young American woman who’s entire life has revolved around ballet.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve known I would be a dancer.”


Following her dreams, she finds herself across the ocean in the city of Rome. With her strong work ethic and determination Annalise strives for her mother’s approval and acceptance. You see, her mother was also a ballerina. A great one.  


While exploring her beautiful new city Annalise meets a street dancer, Raphael.


“I see him

“Dear Lord…”

“Our eyes lock.”

“Who is this man?”

Annalise and Raphael find they have this connection. One where you feel like you’ve known that person your entire life. Annalise now finds herself questioning her life path. Is ballet her dream? Or her mothers? Should she be pursuing a relationship with a man she just met? Could she choose him over ballet? 

Okay so let us stop here.

At this point in the story I am enjoying it. The writing is beautiful the characters are sweet. Raphael is yummy and total swoon worthy. It’s just SWEET, okay? Kind of  like gelato.


And then things get physical…

And I’m like WHOA is this the same book?

This sweet Italian man/boy starts saying things like this…..

“I’m going to teach you what pleasure feels like.”

“What it means to want someone, to beg for their touch.”

“You’re going to come for me, and I won’t stop until you’re mine.”

Suddenly I’m awake. Like really awake. 1 am? pshhh I’m up! Let’s finish this!



You can get yourself a copy of this passionately romantic tale of a young woman finding herself and falling in love under the beautiful back drop of Rome—> HERE




Rating Report
Overall: 4.5

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