Dark Wolf Running  - Rhyannon Byrd

"...making her heart stumble and trip, while her pulse skyrocketed."

No. NO. Your pulse is your heartbeat i.e. from your heart. If your heart slows down or 'stumbles' so will your pulse! They are DIRECTLY related and cannot work separately of one another.
God damn this. I don't have time to waste on a book I'm not enjoying. DNF.