Friday, April 18, 2014

Feel the Rush (Hard Feelings #2) by Kelsie Leverich

'A fun romantic romp with great characters and a fun storyline I just couldn't resist." ~herding cats & burning soup
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?

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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I absolutely love getting lost in a book. Sitting down to read for just a few minutes and looking up and it's an hour later and I've been completely consumed. And Leverich did just that with Feel the Rush. It was a fun romantic romp with great characters and a fun storyline I just couldn't resist as Reed and Meagan dealt with an, erm, past encounter he kinda forgot about and the fact they were now neighbors, wildly attracted to each other and completely and utterly wrong for each other...according to them. Fate on the other hand...totally different opinion on that front.

The quick of it is that turning a bitch. And Meagan's basically having a mini life crisis and trying to pull herself all together again after hitting 3-0 and realizing all of the things she wanted in her life by then...hadn't quite happened. And it's time to shake things up and go after Mr Safe and her happily ever after once and for all. If only life and her sexy neighbor would let her.

And oh what a sexy gorgeous hunk of a man Reed was. Cheeky and sweet. Smooth and totally alpha male and just so irresistible. I pretty much adored this guy and his daring thrill seeker self. He was just a fun hero to be around and made me crave just a little more time with him in whatever way he came. Flirty and seductive with Meagan or the serious and committed CO who was dedicated and cared for the men in his command. I mean. Sexy as hell. *nods* And a bit damaged as well from a loss he keeps buried deep. The guy just totally did me in with all of his sides. Good, bad and naughty too.
It was almost dark when Reed pulled his motorcycle into the garage of the beachfront condo. Four hours on his bike with Meagan wrapped around him was the best ride he'd ever taken. Meagan, on the other hand, didn't feel completely the same.

He helped her climb off, her legs stiff as she straightened them. "My ass hurts and it's never felt so good to close my legs in my whole life. Words I'd never thought I'd say."

Reed pulled on her waist so she was closer to him. "Here." Gripping her ass, he started rubbing deep circles with the heel of his palm.

"Oh God, that feels so good."

He laughed and pulled away his hands, lifting them in the air in surrender. "All right, I can't be doing that, sugar. I'll end up fucking you right here on my bike."

"As fun as that might be, this ass is not getting back on that bike the rest of the night."
Meagan was a heroine I could relate to in some ways and liked for the most part. She's a nurse and good at her job. Has a sweetness to her as she cares for others and takes care of her patients. And has a killer sense of humor and goes with the flow with all the military men who shamelessly flirt. She was really fun to be around when she wasn't wrapped up in her own head and let go.

These two were great together when they just let things happen and spent time together. Learning each others strengths and foibles and what made the other tick. I was loving on these two something fierce. They're fun and sweet and sexy together. The humor is there and was just...right. And it totally churned me all the hell up waiting for the shoe to drop because...something was just gonna mess it all up. You could feel it and it so had me in that reader girl limbo biting my lip and fretting like a mother hen.

And happened.


And totally churned me up even more. And had me frustrated. And wanting to shake a heroine because even though I knew what was going on with her lordy she just had me grrring and feeling a lot like Reed. Lost and confused and grasping for those good times. It was a rough go...for the whole lot of us. Reed, me, the secondary characters--who were just amazing!--who had to watch it happening too. I loved that Leverich had me feeling so much a part of the group going through it all even if it made my heart ache.

But things end well. I cried and laughed and sighed over Reed--who is just the yummiest hero--as he dealt with things and proved he was exactly who Meagan needed if she'd just open her eyes. I would have liked a bit of groveling and more apologizing on her side of things because, well, I thought they were needed. Overall though I enjoyed Feel the Rush even though it wasn't always an easy read and churned me up. The humor that snuck in so often, the sweet touches and hot caresses and the moments that had me gasping because even though I knew where things were going they still managed to surprise me just a little and tugged at my heart--it all came together for a read I just couldn't put down...and didn't want to for a single second. I'm very much looking forward to more from Leverich.

Have you read Leverich?
Do you like when you can relate to a hero or heroines issues?
Or do you prefer spending a little time in a world/life completely unlike your own?

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