In a Heartbeat by RJ Nolan

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Book Five in the L.A. Metro Series

Author: RJ Nolan


Veteran police officer Sam McKenna has no trouble facing down criminals on a daily basis but breaks out in a sweat at the mere mention of commitment. A recent failed relationship strengthens her resolve to stick with her trademark no-strings-attached affairs.

Dr. Riley Connolly, a successful trauma surgeon, has spent her whole life trying to measure up to her family’s expectations. And that includes hiding her sexuality from them.

When a routine call sends Sam to the hospital where Riley works, the two women are hurtled into a life-and-death situation. The incident binds them together. But can there be any future for a commitment-phobic cop and a closeted, workaholic doctor?

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Publication Date

May 2014


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97,000 words




978-3-95533-156-6 (mobi), 978-3-95533-157-3 (epub), 978-3-95533-158-0 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

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2 reviews for In a Heartbeat by RJ Nolan

  1. Ameliah Faith


    I have had this book on my Get It Now list for MONTHS before it was released! The wait was worth it. In a Heartbeat is a companion piece to LA Merto. While Kim and Jess are present this book is also a wonderful stand alone tale of Jess’ sister Sam McKenna and fiesty ER Trauma suregon Riley Connolly.

    I could not put this book down! I read it in one sitting. I loved that Jess and Kim were back and I got to continue their story. But even if they had not been there I would have loved this book anyway.

    This story is just so real! Truly any and everything in the book could have actually happened and most likely has.

    I really, really enjoyd this drama and it is already back on my To Read list. I wonder if she would ever consider writing a follow up (HINT HINT)…

    Thank you Ms Nolan!
    This is a f/f book

  2. Betty Harmon


    In a Heartbeat is the second full length novel in the L.A. Metro series by R.J. Nolan. This book tells the tale of Sam McKenna, a veteran police officer in San Diego, California and Dr. Riley Connelly, a trauma surgeon at the local hospital. Sam is the sister of Dr. Jess McKenna from L.A. Metro, the first book in the series, and readers actually meet Sam in the first book. While it looks like this would be a cops and docs type of book, or at least a medical drama, I would say that it really isn’t either one. Except for the first third of the book, the story is really set outside the hospital. Also, there is little police drama though both professions do play a role in the story because of the main characters. This is really a slow-burn romance about the two main characters meeting, becoming friends and then more. The story also deals with some past trauma in both characters’ lives, and with one character going through a very unpleasant coming-out situation.

    I’m giving this book four stars, but I want to mention here that this is a very strong four stars rating, almost a five. The story is well written, beautifully described, and interesting. The characters are real and complex. I connected with them immediately which is a must for my enjoyment of a book. I loved seeing Jess and Kim from the first novel as secondary characters in this tale. I enjoyed the building of the sexual tension between Sam and Riley throughout the story. The only problem I had with this book is I felt the slow burn was a bit too slow.

    This is a beautiful romance and a great second book for the series. I urge you to read not only this novel but also the first book and the short stories that were published between the two. While I think In a Heartbeat could be read as a standalone story, I believe reading a series in order will always give the reader bits of information that could enhance the enjoyment of a book.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

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