Title: Feel the Rush
Series: Hard Feelings, #2
Author: Kelsie Leverich
Category: Contemporary/Mature Romance
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
*ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review*
The New York Times bestselling author of The Valentine’s Arrangement continues her sizzling series with a new novel of a plan that goes awry—in the arms of a soldier…
Picking the wrong men is a talent Meagan Mitchell has perfected. She’s sweet, confident, beautiful—and single. With her thirtieth birthday sneaking up on her, she needs a new plan. No more Mr. Wrongs or Mr. Bads, it’s time to find Mr. Safe…
Army Captain, Reed Porter, lives for the thrill—he’s an Airborne Jumpmaster with a rush addiction. He’s sexy and playful, and he quickly tempts Meagan with his rich Southern drawl and sinful looks. But slowing down and settling down are not in his agenda, making him exactly the type of man Meagan wants to avoid…
As their undeniable attraction heats up, Meagan has to decide if she’s willing to risk everything on a chance at love with a reckless charmer. Is she brave enough to bet her future—and her heart—on Mr. Thrill? Or will Reed finally learn that the feeling of a safe landing is just as addicting as the rush of the fall?
Expected publication: August 20th 2013 by Inter Mix
I enjoyed this book so much! Not only because the main character’s name was so eerily similar to mine, or the fact that the story was such an endearing read. No, it was because this book was just plain amazing! I fall in love with Kelsie’s writing when I read her first book, The Valentine’s Arrangement, which was this sexy and steamy read. So, being able to read another book by her, another smexy read, well, I couldn't pass that opportunity up!
By the first chapter, I knew I was going to really enjoy this book. And I was right; it was the perfect kind of naughty pleasure read that I love getting lost in from time to time. Plus, it features sexy men in uniforms. What warm blooded woman could resist a man in uniform!!??! Well, Feel the Rush had that and more.
Meagen was a strong character, the ones I just love to read about; one that can definitely stand on their own. Plus, she had that sarcastic attitude that I can’t help enjoy. Even though she’s kind of going through a life crisis, I thought Meagen was a very well written character. She was also so strong, and a very caring person. I also can’t forget her two cats; I loved their names so much! Harry and Weasley!"Sometimes, the things we're afraid of'- "the things that scare us the most, are the things that give us the biggest rush."
So a smexy read can’t be a smexy read unless there is a smexy guy. Well girls, let’s enter Reed! I fall for his character immediately. It wasn't only because I could picture him in a uniform, and he looked damn good by the way, but because he was also a strong, and caring guy. I loved that he put others way before himself. He never really thought about his well-being he put everyone else first.
Feel the Rush is also written in 3rd person, which I’m not a very big fan of, but Kelsie does it perfect. She writes in a way that I’m still able to get lost within the pages and experience everything right there with the characters. I also loved that the book switched POVs between the Meagen and Reed, being about to get inside both character's heads was an endearing experience. I loved seeing how they saw each other. The steamy sexy scenes were, well, steamy and sexy! They were just the right kind of naughty that I like. It was pure and beautiful in a lot of ways, too.
I definitely experienced a lot of emotions while reading this book, and though I wanted to cry at points, yell at the characters at times, or just squish them with love, I enjoyed every emotion I experienced.
The story and plot were well done, and even though I did predict a certain event, it didn't really take much away from the story. Kelsie was still able to surprise me. Now, I did feel like the story dragged during the middle of the book, but that didn’t last very long. Other than that, I found the pacing good and Kelsie’s story telling amazing. I actually enjoyed Feel the Rush a bit more than I did The Valentine’s Arrangement."You're my forever."
I definitely recommend this book if you love a good smexy read, or if you love to experience a sweet and endearing love story.