Kemberlee Shortland tells an exciting story, full of descriptions of Dublin and it's music, almost had me feeling that I could hear the sounds and smells of the pubs. This sexy romantic story will have you wanting more. I look forward to reading the another one of her books. ~ Kathleen Kelly, Amazon
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I love Ireland, and one of the best parts about Rhythm of My Heart is the way the author incorporates Ireland into the story—from the descriptions of the city to the Tunnocks Teacakes (and, after the description of them, I have to find a stateside source!) This story is classic romance—boy meets girl; they feel a connection (literally, in this case); because of a misunderstanding on both sides they spend time apart; and I'm not giving away any spoilers (after all, like I said, it IS a romance) when I say there is a HEA at the end. In the meantime, you get the chance to see how two people learn to trust each other. Once the misunderstandings are cleared up, the way is clear for two people to fall in love—or is it? Another man is also interested in Eilis…and he's not one to give up. I'm glad this is a series…there are secondary characters I'm looking forward to knowing more about. If you love Ireland, if you love a nice romance—give Rhythm of My Heart a try. ~ Books Mom, Goodreads
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I recommend this book if you're looking for characters with strong personalities that experience personal growth, exotic storytelling and steamy male characteer. ~ Dana, Goodreads
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This is such a beautiful love story that will keep you leaving the pages till the end. With enough drama and human emotions to keep the story flowing as they sort out this new relationship. ~ Lynelle Clark, Goodreads
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Intense and Romantic. Steeped in Irish culture, Rhythm of my Heart is the story of two people drawn to one another by an ethereal pull . . . Kemberlee Shortland has crafted a beautiful story with a rich setting including everything I imagine Ireland to be. Her characters are real and the chemistry is just how I like it - steamy. Well done. Looking forward to more from this author. ~ Kate Robbins, author of The Highland Chiefs series, Goodreads
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Intrigung read, that can also be said for the other books in the series
When I first began reading this novel I was not sure about the story line, but as it began to unfold it was riveting. An excellent novel with a good basic instinct to draw the reader into the plot. ~ Wendy Binsley, Amazon UK
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Kick back with an ale or Bailey's and enjoy this musically and magically Irish love tale with a Fairy Godson in training!
This is my first, but not my last Kemberlee Shortland romance. I loved the Irish flair she used, that gave this tale a different kind of voice, for a contemporary romance. Eilis was, in my humble opinion, a REAL woman with curves . . . Kieran was raised right because he does look at the outside, but looks on the on inside and his heart wins. The chicken pox was an unusual and brilliant idea . . . Ms. Shortland wrote this romance with her Irish heart and I was easily SUBMERGED into Ireland at a pub, listening to Irish tunes (yes, I found that on the internet), slammed a few Bailey's shots and watch a couple discover that magically thing called love! I recommend this book to romance reader, who like new and exotic places, a magically music theme, Harleys and a fabulous love story. Ms. Shortland also made me Google, which I love to do, because Kieran compared Eilis to Psyche. l learned that she is the wife of the Greek god Eros, who is the god of love and what female would not swoon! I give this first book in Ms. Shortland's Irish Pride series a score of 4 fingers up and 7 toes and I can't wait to read the next one! ~2_PMVH, B&N Nook
Great read. Kept me interested from beginning to end. Very romantic and sensual. ~ Linda Comer, Amazon UK
A ROMANCE WRITTEN WITH AN IRISH HEART & AN AWESOME LOVE STORY
This is my first, but not my last Kemberlee Shortland romance. I loved the Irish flair she used . . . Eilis was, in my humble opinion, a REAL woman with curves . . . Kieran was raised right because he does look at the outside, but looks on the on inside and his heart wins. The chicken pox was an unusual and brilliant idea . . . Ms. Shortland wrote this romance with her Irish heart and I was easily SUBMERGED into Ireland . . . I recommend this book to romance reader, who like new and exotic places, a magically music theme, Harleys and a fabulous love story. Ms. Shortland also made me Google, which I love to do, because Kieran compared Eilis to Psyche. l learned that she is the wife of the Greek god Eros, who is the god of love and what female would not swoon! I give this first book in Ms. Shortland's Irish Pride series a score of 4 fingers up and 7 toes and I can't wait to read the next one! ~ Patty, Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble
Lovely Romantic Tale!
Rhythm of My Heart is an engaging romance that is well written with memorable characters. The dialogue flowed effortlessly and the settings couldn’t have been more realistic. If you would like to read an entertaining romance full of music and love in an Irish setting, then I highly recommend this novel. ~ Joakess, Amazon
Intense and Romantic!
Steeped in Irish culture, Rhythm of my Heart is the story of two people drawn to one another by an ethereal pull . . .
Eilis Kennedy hasn't had a great history with men and has focused instead on her career which involves discovering new musical talent in Dublin, Ireland. I connected with Ellis right away and felt invested in her journey. She's a real woman with real insecurities about her weight and her looks, pouring all her energy into her career . . .
Her search efforts bring her to a hole-in-the-wall pub on Dublin's northside where she meets Kieran Vaughan. Wowsers. The connection between these two is immediate and intense. I don't want to post any spoilers so it's best I say nothing else about Kieran, except perhaps to grab something to fan yourself. :) I couldn't put this book down . . .
Kemberlee Shortland has crafted a beautiful story with a rich setting including everything I imagine Ireland to be. Her characters are real and the chemistry is just how I like it - steamy. Well done. Looking forward to more from this author. ~ Kate Robbins, Amazon
Once more I have been thoroughly entertained by the fresh crisp writing coupled with a fast moving plot in Ms. Shortland’s latest entry in her Irish Pride Series. Shortland touches on the murky side of the music industry where having to give up a little of your soul, is the price one often pays to even get a chance to display any talent you might have. Using Eilis as her prime protagonist who bucks the system – giving up her own dream of a singing career – to both protect herself against the corruption and give other women a chance to save their self respect for a chance at stardom was, in my opinion, a most realistic and enviable plot.
The other thing I was totally enthralled with, and possibly because of Ms. Shortland’s adopted homeland, was the rather obvious endeavor to put a little bit of Irish fae magic in the attraction between Eilis and Kieran – something akin to soul mates who could ‘feel’ each others, happiness, hurt, or danger. It’s something I’ve read of but never had the good fortune to experience, but something that would certainly be quite enviable when one found their one true love. The way Ms. Shortland wrote this romance was dreamlike, beautifully emotional and intensely sensual with Kieran finding a spot up on my top ten hero lists! You just gotta love a man who’s gorgeous, sexy, kind and cooks!
Bottom Line: RHYTHM OF MY HEART is a most admirable addition to Ms. Shortland’s Irish Pride series and highly recommended. ~ Marilyn Rondeau, CK2s Kwips and Kritiques
I apparently need a steady diet of Ms. Shortland’s books. In between reading them, I tend to forget the depth of character and insight into their personalities. I especially forget how devious and evil her villains can be. This makes their presence even more subversive and menacing. The truly ingenious aspect of her villains are the way they could be someone we, the reader, know and have experience with in our own lives . . . the connection between Ellis and Kieran can resonate with the reader, and help them remember or imagine that grand passion one can feel when with the right person . . . This reader could definitely sense the love Ms. Shortland has for her main characters . . . Kieran . . . is shining through in his honesty, caring and generosity . . . I believe most women reading this story will resonate with at least one aspect of Ellis’ personality . . . This makes the eventual connection with Kieran that much sweeter! Our author’s delight in the countryside and its’ people are evident in her descriptive passages throughout the book. However, none tickled the senses quite as much as her extended description of the tea cakes and the delight both Kieran and Ellis experienced while eating them . . . This book will engross the reader fully. You will not want to put the book down. This means it will be over far too quickly! The good news is, as soon as you finish it, you get to read it again! ~ Iris, Long and Short Reviews
Two Stars Waiting to Be Born!
Rhythm of My Heart is a romance story told in a tense, pumped-up, passionate way by someone who knows exactly how to balance the tension of characters falling desperately for each other but riddled with self-doubt and manipulation by other predatory creeps! Very, very nicely done, Kemberlee Shortland!!! ~ Viviane Crystal, Crystal Reviews and Amazon
Since the author still spends time in both Ireland and America, she knows what readers from both parts of the world enjoy in their romance stories – and she delivers . . . This story will especially appeal to those who are full-figured or consider themselves to be lacking in appearance or self esteem. (Let’s face it; this describes most people in the world.) None of the characters in this tale are perfect. They actually come across to the reader as human and realistic. Those who play first or secondary characters have well developed backgrounds . . . I am also proof that you do not need to be a fan of the Blues of Jazz to appreciate Kieran’s smooth voice . . . The notes played and the talent described still manages to reach the reader. The rhythm of this story will capture the hearts of many. ~ Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
"Ms. Shortland writes amazing characters that come to life and leap off the page. Even the villain, Fergus, as nasty and disgusting as he was, is very realistic. I got a very good sense of what Eilis felt having him around. Ms. Shortland takes it one step further and makes Fergus truly vile, which gives the story some very suspenseful moments. The story moves at a good pace, even with the big misunderstandings and delivers some exciting and heart-racing moments towards the end. I can’t spoil the ending for you, so you are just going to have to read this book to find out what I am talking about. I’m sure you will agree that Rhythm of My Heart is magical" ~ Sharal Hunter, Amazon
"I haven't read this work yet but I've read other works of Kimberlee Shortland. She is a very talented author who has taken the romance novel and brought it into literature. A little more explicit than Jane Austin, Kimberlee has the same skills in creating a world of words and romance you want to visit again and again. I can't wait to read Rhythm of My Heart." ~ Heather Haven, author of The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries
Rhtyhm of My Heart . . . completely pulled me into the story with the need to know what happens next. The couple’s first meeting blows me away with their chemistry . . . I understand Kieran . . . the side-story of her friend leaves me guessing and wanting to know more about her past . . . Rhythm of My Heart is a good read for a rainy day. ~ Jeriha, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
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This story is classic romance . . . you get the chance to see how two people learn to trust each other . . . If you love Ireland, if you love a nice romance—give Rhythm of My Heart a try. ~ JM Thomas, It's Raining Books