Arc Review: Downbeat

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Title: Downbeat

Author: Jodie Larson

Series: Lighting Strikes #4

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 26, 2018

Links: Amazon Goodreads

Source: Jodie Larson/GiveMeBooksBlog

Rating: ★★★★★

#AD - THIS BOOK WAS GIFTED TO ME

Synopsis: Downbeat |n|: The first beat in a measure, often the strongest.

Fame, fortune, traveling to different cities across the country…I’m living the dream. As the drummer for the Lightning Strikes, it’s my job to hook you in and keep you coming back for more. It’s my craft, my calling, what I’m a master at. 

Even with all that, I’m still just a normal guy who wants to eat at food trucks and lounge on the couch, playing video games until I can’t see straight.

Everything was perfect.

At least I thought it was, until a blonde bombshell walked into my life and made me question everything I thought I knew. 

I want her. I need her. 

Only, she’s afraid of the spotlight, afraid of what it’ll do to her and the ones she loves. The wall around her heart is keeping me out, but I know before long I will break down her barriers. 

She needs to know that there is more to us than what she sees, that this chemistry between us is our downbeat to forever.

All the guys in the band have their happily ever after. Maybe it’s time for mine. 


Review: Downbeat takes this rockstar romance series to the next level. Pax is always in the background as the drummer for Lighting Strikes and he is fine with that. He enjoys living under the radar of the paparazzi. With his hat pulled down low and sunglasses on, he walks around as if he is not a famous rockstar. His world gets turned upside down when he runs into Kylie, or rather, she runs right into him! There hasn't been any girls that he's wanted, until her. Now he will stop at nothing to win her over.

The Lighting Strikes series has been my favorite reads this year. I was very curious about Pax's story and how it will stand out compared to the others. Well let me tell you, it was one of my favorites! Pax is such a genuinely nice guy who loves food trucks (I mean who doesn't?!) and enjoying life. Then one day he meets Kylie and he will stop at nothing to win her over. 

This story will give you all the feels. I just put it down and I already want to read it again! I really recommend you check out this book. Thank you Jodie Larson and GiveMeBooksBlog for sending me this arc to read and honestly review!

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