Book Review: I Am Yours (Heartbeat #3) by Faith Sullivan

Summary:
Adam is at a crossroads.

He has Katie on his mind and Jada in his bed.

Now with the ultimate choice before him, he must decide between fantasy and reality.

Katie's his dream girl, but Jada's his best friend, his partner. As a paramedic, he's supposed to save lives, not wreck them. Yet his failure to commit leaves a trail of heartache in his wake.

Things come to a head at his brother's wedding when a surprise announcement leaves Adam scrambling to pick up the pieces. Sure, women find his shaggy blond hair and aquamarine eyes irresistible. But to him, sex is nothing more than a means of escape ... until it turns into a psychological trap.

His mind is telling him one thing, while his heart is beating another. He's not sure what he wants when it comes to a serious relationship. Sorting out his feelings, he finally comes to a startling realization. He is capable of love.

But what if it's too late?

Release Date: October 8, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed by: Kelli

Review:
After the thrills, the highs and lows of the first two books in the Heartbeat series (Heartbeat and Come What May) I was practically foaming at the mouth waiting for I Am Yours.  All I could think after finishing Come What May was "how could she (Faith Sullivan) leave me hanging like this?!?"  So I was thrilled to get to read I Am Yours five days early.  Because, Adam.  Just Adam.  Sigh.

I love it when sequels start right where the previous book left off.  So I was so happy to see that I Am Yours started in the same exact scene where Come What May ended.  The confrontation between Katie and Adam was so exciting and I didn't want to miss a word of it, or see it summarized later.  I wanted a front row seat for it...Adam loves Katie but she doesn't even know him!!!  

I Am Yours had a really strong start.  I was happy with how Faith brought new characters into the story and developed their relationships to Katie, Adam, and Jada.  I liked the alternating POVs and found myself torn between who I wanted Adam to end up with.  I loved the intensity of the emotion between the characters.  Faith is great at writing chemistry between her characters, and she certainly didn't disappoint with I Am Yours.  

I love reading about strong female main characters, and Jada is one of my favorite heroines.  I admire her strength, integrity, and quick-wittedness.  I like that she stands up for herself.  Katie has always been a weaker character, one who needs to be taken care of, but she grew a lot in this book.  And I liked who she grew into.  She finally starts to take control of her life and take ownership of her problems.  I loved seeing that change in her.  

I'm not going to spoil the book, but I was completely surprised at how the story ended.  The main conflict was the relationship between Katie and Adam and I didn't see that resolution coming at all.  I thought Faith was very clever in how she resolved the issue, and that part of the story made the book feel like a psychological thriller.  It was unique and intriguing.  It made I Am Yours more than just a love story.

I was surprised at how Faith ended things, and I confess that I was mad when I first finished the book.  But, the more I think about it, the happier I am that Faith ended things the way she did.  There was no other logical way for the love story to play out, and a different ending would have felt inauthentic.  I'm really hoping for a spin-off series, so I can see everyone get their happily ever afters.  

If you haven't read this series, and you love a good contemporary NA novel, I'd definitely recommend it.  I've read all of Faith Sullivan's work, and thoroughly enjoyed it all!


  

2 comments:

  1. Loraine Branan10/8/13, 3:31 PM

    Great review, I love the series as well. I am almost sad to to have read the review as I wanted what you wanted, the front row seat! But oh well, no damage done. I like these reads in between my favs which are real intense psychological thrillers, I am just finishing Don Groppo's To Sleep...Perchance to Die. It's been a reallyfantastci red, I recommend it. www.dongrippo.com for it's info.

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  2. oo this makes me so excited to find out what happens! xx

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