Review of Heartbeat (Morta Fox #1) by D.N. Hoxa


Holy Cliffhanger Hell


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 317 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Almost twenty years ago, earth shook from explosions that killed billions, and wiped away civilization. Only a small part of the city of Boston remained intact.

To Morta Fox, a twenty-year-old girl living all alone outside the Wall of Protection, waking up with a craving for blood is something she never imagined could happen. To make matters even worse, a vampire who calls himself Hammer takes away her last attempt at self-destruction.

Hammer has been chasing Everard – the vampire last seen with his missing mate – for a year. Right before he finds him, he witnesses a girl jump off the tenth floor of a building. Though her bones break, she heals just as fast. When she stands up, she runs as fast as only vampires can. But she can’t possibly be one, because…she has a beating heart.

When Hammer saves Morta against her will, she’s furious. Until he proposes a deal. If Morta agrees to help him find her Lord Everard, Hammer will, in return, kill her. It’s a simple deal. They even make a promise, and in the vampire world, promises cannot be broken.

Nothing goes as planned. Morta soon discovers that her beating heart is not the only thing that makes her unusual, and Hammer is the only one who is willing to protect her. Being equally stubborn, it takes a long time for them to admit that constantly saving each other from harm has nothing to do with their deal, and everything to do with how they feel.

By the time that happens, Morta’s part of the deal is completed, and Hammer has only seven days left to fulfill his. What happens to a vampire when he doesn’t keep his promise?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Morta lives in a self-imposed exile outside the Wall of Protection. She’s alone, but she’s a survivor…that is until she sees something her eyes don’t understand and runs to tell. She loves humanity, but it won’t take long for her to realize humans can be just as evil as she thinks the vampires are. She thinks they’re monsters and she doesn’t want to be one. Not even the monster to the monsters that she is. All she wants is for her life to end, which is impossible for a vampire to do themselves, so she makes a deal with someone who needs her help.

“When you kissed me, I…I felt like…”

“Like standing in sunlight again,” he whispered.

Hammer is good at taking care of himself, he’d spent many years gaining the respect, or fear, that he has, and all it takes is one newbie vampire with a heartbeat and a smart mouth to change him. His characters isn’t the open book like Morta’s. I’m sure he has a long and weary past that will slowly come out in the series. At least I hope so…because after that cliffhanger ending I’m not at all sure of where this series will lead, but I know one thing for sure, I cannot wait to find out.

It was interesting watching the characters evolve as the plot unfolded. I enjoyed every crazy moment of Heartbeat. It’s an interesting twist on vampires, humans, and the world that left me hooked.

My Favorite Moment was a gesture Hammer made, one giving Morta a glance into a city she so badly wanted to see. She was more appreciative than either could have imagined.

Jenn 5 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.



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