Friday, January 31, 2014

Review: Feel The Rush by Kelsie Leverich

Title: Feel The Rush
Author: Kelsie Leverich
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Hard Feelings #2
Publisher: InterMix (Penguin)
Number of Pages: 300
Source: Netgalley

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?

This book had such potential.  I loved, loved, loved Reed. He held me captivated the first 40% of the book. However, I had a love-hate relationship with Meghan, the heroine. Her whole "I'm turning 30 and my life is crap b/c I'm not married and I need to date Mr. Safe, and Reed is so not Mr.Safe" diatribe got old really fast. Maybe it's because I'm past thirty, and discovered that *gasp* life doesn't end if you aren't married with kids by then.

Despite her feelings for turning 30, I started to like Meghan and the fact that she took her time falling for Reed..however about halfway through I started getting really bored with, well everything and skipped to the end. Maybe I shouldn't have, but I wanted to see how everything would play out and if it would be worth going back and reading the next 50%. Well,  I don't want to ruin it but the ending had one of my least favorite tropes ever to separate the couple.  However, I have to say that Meghan did come to her senses and I like that she ended up fighting for Reed to give them another chance.

While this book wasn't for me, I have to say that the chemistry between Meghan and Reed was a lot of fun and made me wish I had more patience when it came to contemporary romances.