Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train #2)
by Katie Ashley
After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients’ hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia’s intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her. But when the harsh reality of AJ’s hoard of female admirers sends her insecurities into overdrive, Mia bails, leaving him handcuffed to his bathroom shower.
AJ never imagined that after two weeks of the best sex and female companionship he’d ever experienced, he would need rescued by his band mates from his shower prison. Although he tries to forget the sensual brunette whose curves made his mouth water, AJ can’t get her out of his mind…or his heart. Months later when he finally seeks Mia for answers as to why she left, nothing could prepare him for their life-altering reunion.
Can AJ prove to Mia that regardless of the women after his body, his heart belongs only to her?
Runaway Train Character BIO:
Name: Alejando Joaquin aka “AJ” Resendiz
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Drummer and Background Vocals for Runaway Train
Favorite Food: My abuela’s tamales
Favorite Drink: Tequila
Favorite Movie: The A-Team
Name: Emiliana Sofia Martinelli aka Mia
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Cardiac Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital
Favorite Food: The lasagna at my family’s restaurant
Favorite Drink: Prosecco—dry, white wine
Favorite Movie: Moonstruck
Name: Jacob Ethan Slater
Hometown: Ball Ground, Georgia
Occupation: Lead singer & Songwriter of Runaway Train
Favorite Food: Chili dogs, mainly from Atlanta’s The Varsity
Favorite Drink: Beer
Favorite Movie: It’s kinda cheating, but I love the mini-series Band of Brothers
Name: Brayden Michael Vandenburg
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
Occupation: Lead Guitarist, Background Vocals, and Songwriter of Runaway Train
Instruments: Guitar & piano
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Drink: My wife, Lily’s, sweet tea
Favorite Movie: The Last of the Mohicans
Name: Elliot Rhys McGowan IV
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Occupation: Bassist of Runaway Train
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite Drink: Crown Royal
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.
Book 1 Runaway Train: Music of the Heart