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last heartbeatby T. R. Lykins


Alexia fought hard to overcome a tragic illness in her past. Barely getting on with her life, she finally leaves home to enter the real world. This first big step makes her appreciate all that she has struggled with. This next step in her life also leads her to a possible heartbreak. How can Alexia keep up with all of her struggles and keep going on?

Phillip lost someone close to him when he was younger, the most important person in his life. He struggled to get past this loss, but then found out something hurts all over again. Why can’t Phillip move on for good? Can he really forgive someone in the past, if they no longer live?

A chance meeting has Alexia and Phillip spending hours talking. This sparks an attraction for each other. Every day, running into each other makes the attraction grow stronger until they finally give in to it. When another accident strikes, both of their pasts come barreling back to haunt them. Can they move forward knowing the secrets they now know about one another?



“Good old fashioned romance! Too bad there aren’t 10 star ratings!”

“It is so hard not to fall in love with these characters right away. They are bound by fate to find each other and help heal their broken souls.”

“The most romantic, heartbreaking, and inspiring novel I have read in a very long time.”

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CIR: What inspired this book?
LYKINS: A family member has heart disease and I see how much he suffers with it. I go with him to the doctor’s offices and ask a lot of questions about the heart. My main character has to receive a heart transplant at a young age and she struggles to move forward and let life happen.

CIR: What makes this book a great choice for the holiday season?
LYKINS: There are miracles that occur and a Christmas wedding.

CIR: Would you compare this to another movie or book?
LYKINS: My book and story line is unique. There isn’t another book that I know of like it or movie. Not many love stories which revolves around organ donation.

CIR: What is the main character like?
LYKINS: Alexia is a strong woman who doesn’t give up even when she has been dealt a bad hand early in life.

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