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Spike: (#3.5 The Beat and The Pulse) by [Cross, Amity]
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Renee “Ren" Miller finally has everything she ever dreamed of.
For the first time in her life, everything is perfect and she doesn’t want to change a thing.
Ash “Maverick” Fuller can’t help but feel that something is missing from his life, even with the woman he loves by his side.
His business is flourishing, his woman is content and he should be happy too, right? Wrong.
Ren can sense something isn’t right and tries to reach out. Secrets are a deal breaker and if she can’t get through to him, it might just be thing that tears their perfect little world apart.
Ash would do anything to protect her from harm, but sometimes even the people you love the most have secrets and shame that they want to bury forever.
This time, trust mightn’t be enough.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2217 KB
  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519182767
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015HF99AE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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We are back with Ren and Ash and OMG – things are getting serious. Just when I thought they were headed for the big wedding and the floofy dress – of course not! The one thing I have grown to love about this series is that the unpredictable predictability. Each book in this series has a change of pace but I know the characters are going to work through their troubles and come out the other side, stronger.
There’s a lot of hurt, a lot of resentment and a lot of fear going on in this book. Both character’s have their fears triggered and react in with the only way they know how and it almost costs them dearly.
It’s so hard to talk about this story without doing spoilers but you can be assured, this is a tale that moves the story forward and I’m hanging for the next instalment.
I received a copy of this book for my honest opinion but I have purchased a paperback copy to round out my collection.
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Of course I read this in one sitting as I have done with all of Amity Cross's books. She has this way of sucking you in right from the start and keeping you right in there until the end!
I love the main characters Ash and Ren in this series, I actually feel like they're my friends haha!! There was a few times in this book where I got those nervous butterflies in fear that it was all going to go pear shaped. Why does being stubborn cause so many problems? I could have shouted at the pair of them to sort themselves out. This is a couple I could never get tired of reading about. I am so very much looking forward to Amity's next book, which I will one click without hesitating! 5 stars from me!!
I read this on behalf of A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Captivating... Brilliant!! 5 October 2015
By Books Laid Bare & Books Laid Bare Boys - Published on
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Ren and Ash, finally!!!
I thought that I was at last going to get my favourite guys exactly where they needed to be, after all they were taking huge strides but were they in the right direction?
I whipped through this one desperate to see where this warring couple would take not only me but them.
Together they have spent much of their time on what I can only say looks to have been a collision course rather than a path to happiness but sometimes the strength to survive needs to be challenged and Ren and Ash were certainly a challenge, to each other!
They are both complicated characters, they have a slew of issues that would have sunk even the strongest of individuals and they have done their best to try to work through them. But despite the support that they can give each other, the past still hangs heavy around their necks, especially Ash.
When he cuts Ren out, in a foolish attempt to tackle his issues again on his own, he is opening a can of worms that the two of them may find impossible to put a lid on. Because just when they were beginning to face the world as a couple (ish), the love and time that she had so willingly invested in their relationship began to feel as if it was being thrown away. Ren cannot accept secrets and Ash is treading on very thin ice, no matter how honourable his reasoning.
This pair are hard work, they are so complicated but they make things worse at times by living so far in their own heads that I really didn’t believe that they were ever going to be able to bring the real them to the surface. Until Ash could open his heart and mind to Ren, I was beginning to believe that they were only heaping more heartache on an already volatile situation.
I liked the fact that the author gave such strong voices to both Ash and Ren that she allowed them to time to almost wallow in their misery before allocating them enough obstacles with which they would have no option but to carve a path out in order to survive.
She made them work not only for each other but for themselves, to understand that they were enough individually, but together they could be phenomenal.
From the very beginning their relationship has been completely captivating, because it was one that I didn’t know whether they had the fortitude to survive. They had the need and the desire but sometimes that just isn’t enough.
They completed each other, they seem to be on this earth for nothing other than to save each other but they both live their lives on what is effectively a short leash and with an explosive temperament.
But Amity Cross gives them a story that they not only need but deserve and one which as a reader I was happy to read.
She lets them revel in the passion that they share all the while piecing them together bit by bit. She and they fight for a future that they can both work with and that I as a reader could believe.
I liked Rena and Ash, firstly because they were honest, they didn’t sugar coat issues their issues, they showed how hard it is to live life the way they do, with a cloud of darkness, refusing to allow illumination, no matter how hard you try to shift it, but in just a few short pages, the author permitted and encouraged them to slowly peel back the curtains of darkness and not only let the light into their lives but to let each other in too.
This is a battle of wills and a fight for not only survival but for a future.
A story not to be missed.
5.0 out of 5 stars I was engrossed! 10 November 2015
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Spike( #3.5 the pulse and the beat)
By Amity Cross.

Spike is the fourth book in the series The Beat and the pulse. Throughout the series you meet a group of people that are quite different than what you expect.

Ren Miller is a girl that has gone through so much heart ache. More than a girl should go through. Her boyfriend Ash has been a part of that heart ache before but when they promised each other no more secrets she believed him. When he brings up marriage and she laughs it off everything changes. He becomes distant and she doesn't understand why. Why did she have to laugh off marriage? Is that what is wrong with him?

Ash Fuller has his fair share of problems. Even though he has opened and ran his own fight studio for about six months along with his girlfriend he feels like he has something to prove. Especially after she laughs off his idea of marriage. When he passes a window a few days later he makes an impulse buy and it's perfect. He gets the wild notion that he needs to see his parents. The very same that left him and his sister years before. Why does he need to see them? Why does he need proof he is nothing like his father? He is t sure but he knows something is missing. When he doesn't tell Ren he risks losing everything.

Will this secret be the end of them? Will someone move in on his girl? Can he come back from the edge of she leaves? What happens when he steps back underground? Does the beast run free or can be prove to himself he isn't his father.

Amity Cross is a new find for me and I have to say I was engrossed I. This series. I don't normally enjoy fighter romances the way I did this one. I devoured this series the way Ren and Ash devour opponents. The love and heartache of these people makes for a beautifully painful story that is real. Written for. Different character points of view you get the full story. Well Done Amity Cross.
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest Review 7 October 2015
By Fictional Men's Page For Book Ho's - Published on
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Ahhhhhhh Ash Fuller is back in all his alpha male stroppiness with his animalistic sex and his beautifully dirty mouth. I loved getting to see more of the Ash we fell in love with in Beat after seeing his softer side in the last book and the author didn't disappoint in throwing us back into the angst of Ash & Ren's relationship. And the hot hot animal sex was off the scale too.

Ash and Ren are moving on with their relationship and tentatively taking the step into living together in the apartment that Ash has lovingly built for them but as with all relationships the next step is often a very shaky one. I loved that this episode wasn't all hearts and flowers as that just isn't Ash & Ren. So while I hated what they went through to get to a happy place I loved the journey they took to get there.

Poor Ash is having doubts about his ability to make Ren happy and he feels he has to face his past to be able to move forward, the stupid stupid man. At the same time a newcomer is making eyes at Ren just as the wobble in their relationship hits adding to the unrest Ash is causing. Poor Ren I really felt for her and wanted to clip Ash about the head, even when he had the chance to tell her his problem I felt he let her blame herself, such a bonehead. The result is a complete unravelling of everything they have built together and the fight of their lives to rebuild it again. However when the cards are down, Ren steps up and shows Ash why they are so right for one another I just loved the ending I really want to say the best ever ??????? in a book but I really don't want to spoil anything so I'll leave you guessing but I was just laughing out loud.

It was great getting glimpses of the other characters in this series and Amity has cleverly paved the way into the next book. Spike pretty much brings Ash& Ren's story to a conclusion but I'm sure we'll see more from them in the planned books. A brilliant addition to the series, that I am totally hooked on, and I am really looking forward to the next book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Spike in Inner Torment and Trust 6 October 2015
By The Fairest of All Book Reviews - Published on
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I knew Ren and Ash’s journey to their happily ever after was going to be a tumultuous one because their entire relationship has been a battle of wills - each one wanting to dominate and unhinge the other one, but I didn’t expect them to self destruct with minimal interference from others.

Ren and Ash have both fought their personal demons, and they seemed to have overcome them, working together to support and encourage each other regardless of the set backs or frustrations that came along the way. Through all of the hardships and tests Ren and Ash have been through, their desire and love for each other has only evolved, but when Ash, once again, deals with his issues of abandonment and unworthiness alone, not allowing Ren to help or even know what’s going on in his head, the old wounds and worries rear their head again, forcing both of their volatile feelings to spike and leading them down a path that they may not be able to come back from unless Ash once and for all allows Ren completely in and Ren finally stops running away and starts fighting for her man.

I’ve truly loved witnessing Ren and Ash’s relationship from the very beginning. There’s no one else that can give each other what they need, but there’s also a lot of obstacles to get past in order for them to have a fighting chance at making things work. Amity Cross allowed readers an insider’s look at the darkness within both Ren and Ash and how their easily provoked feelings could either be their saving grace or end up ruining any hope of being together. Both of them are fighters, which is clearly shown in their tenacity and work ethic, but Ren and Ash have short fuses and when things go down that they don’t have control over, it’s hard to determine how they will act and what those actions will mean for them when the dust settles.

Spike brings Ren and Ash’s story to a conclusion that readers will be satisfied with because Cross ensures that their ending still holds true to who Ren and Ash are at their core, which means that passion and all consuming sexual encounters dominate how they show each other how they feel and fierce fighting is how they work out their frustrations.

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4 Poison Apples
4.0 out of 5 stars Soulful and Heartbreakingly Perfect! 5 October 2015
By Jelena Bosh - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
4.5 for a story that has everything you'd want in becoming the next addictive read!

After the first 2, you think you got enough of the messed up mindset and dark elements that make up someone's past. No. Not even close. With Spike, my emotions were running high and I at one point I nearly threw my kindle at the wall..

Well writing is so fluent and gorgeous that it has to be mentioned. I mean, it truly made for an easy and addictive continuation to a story that has all the components that we don't often see in relationship that have each of the main characters with an unfortunately dark background.









Loved it! Make sure you pick up the previous books in this serious to get a better following of how the story develops and why.. It's so easy to love this creation of a story and characters that have honestly touched my heart a little. And by little I mean A LOT!!

Thank you Amity Cross for not only being able to provide an ARC of Spike and the other books in the series, but for just simple creating Ren + Maverick. Love them to pieces and I cannot bloody wait to see how their story continues or to delve into any of your other work. Too good!


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