One Heart That Beats for Two is a powerful and moving story of two people who have always been in love, but it took a kiss to make their love a reality. To steal from Shakespeare, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Caspian and Lizzie discover that their true love will be forever but not as they believed it to be. Going forth on a LizzieQuest, Caspian learns to love, deeply and wholly, and to trust. Their BFF’s are there every step of the way, pushing to complete the LizzieQuest and even committing multiple felonies!
This is a new genre for the author, Robert W. Ross. He has made the leap from his usual genres of Fantasy and Sci-Fi to One Heart That Beats for Two. In reading this book, I discovered that Ross is still fun, still quirky at times but also a romantic who can deal with raw emotions. He delivers a story that is sensitive, painful, romantic, and hopeful. Furthermore, Ross captures the raw emotions one experiences through the loss of a loved one, disconnecting from friends and family, desolation, isolation, fear, discovery, living, and putting oneself ‘out there again.’ The dialog the characters have is rich, well developed, genuine, and impactful. Everyone needs that one person who pushes you to do your best in life, work, and love – Caspian has three of them. The characters are well developed and fit perfectly not only in the story but with the reader as well – everyone has that sassy bossy sister type, a goofy nerdy brother type, and a determined ‘I am modest’ brother type.
Ross weaves an emotional story that utilizes each character so that the reader’s experience is intense and full. The plot twists add to the emotional connectedness and enable the reader to appreciate not only the characters and the story but the opportunity to feel. This is a book that you will NOT be able to put down, you will fight through your tears to see what happens next, and you will be glad to have experienced this book.
Ross not only uses some pop culture references to engage the reader, but he also quotes Shakespeare and blends him skillfully into the storyline. This is not your usual romance book with a supernatural flair and ghostly visits – it is an experience! It is just not possible to read this engaging book and walk away unaffected.
When this book is released it will receive the WordsAPlenty Award for best author, Supernatural genre.
I look forward to more by Robert W. Ross and cannot wait to hear this in audiobook format!
**NOTE: I was given a BETA version, so the cover is not yet available. This was given for input and an honest review. The book will be released soon! Don’t miss it!