*Jen received a free copy of Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.. The opinions expressed are her own and were not influenced by the method in which she received the book.
I wanted to feel a rush while reading this book. With a title like that, I was expecting it. I got a wave, not a rush. It’s a good book, it’s just predictable. We have the expected lead girl; she’s a sassy good girl with a plan to only fall for a “safe guy”. The troubled bad boy falls for the good girl and changes his ways for her. There are a couple of surprises at the end but nothing that gave me the “HOLY CRAP” reaction I look for. I enjoyed Kelsie’s other book, The Valentine’s Arrangement, but I just didn’t get the soul deep, this is an awesome book and I must tell everyone about it, type of feelings from Feel the Rush.
Meagen Mitchell is soon to be 30, single and wants to settle down. She hasn’t found “the one” yet and her looming birthday is making her feel like she’s never going to find “him”. She’s dated all types of Mr. Wrongs in the past and decides she needs one certain type to make her happy and allow her to settle down. I’m pretty sure I’ve read this plot before.
Captain Reed Porter is a thrill junkie. He likes to jump from planes, dive off cliffs and ride motorcycles. He’s pretty hot but he’s the typical non-committing bad boy who is upfront about never wanting to settle down. He has a past trauma that prevents him from ever thinking happiness is a possibility. He’s a good guy; he cares about the guys he’s in charge of in the Army, he’s a good friend, loves his family, and he’s hot in the sack.
When Reed meets Meagan, he wants her. Meagen, of course, knows Reed isn’t the guy that fits in her plan and tries to resist him. Reed is persistent, and when Meagan’s best friend pushes them together, we get some smexy times. The love scenes in the book were the best part. The author did a good job with conveying the emotional connection that Meagen and Reed were feeling for each other when they were in bed together. If I was only rating the book on the hot smexy scenes, we’d have a winner. Unfortunately, when I wasn’t reading the smexy stuff, I felt bored at times. There’s also a lot of repeated internal dialogue that left me skipping ahead to get to the spoken dialogue. Overall, it was an okay book but I’m not going to be shouting from the rooftops about it.
My rating: 3 predictable stars
About the Author:
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.