Lightning Review: Rush Me by Allison Parr

Posted October 19, 2013 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Lightning Review: Rush Me by Allison ParrReviewer: Holly
Rush Me by Allison Parr
Series: New York Leopards #1
Also in this series: Running Back
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: April 8th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Romance, New Adult, Contemporary, General
Pages: 384
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three-half-stars

When post-grad Rachael Hamilton accidentally gate-crashes a pro-athlete party, she ends up face-to-face with Ryan Carter, the NFL's most beloved quarterback.
While most girls would be thrilled to meet the attractive young millionaire, Rachael would rather spend time with books than at sporting events, and she has more important things to worry about than romance. Like her parents pressuring her to leave her unpaid publishing internship for law school.
But when Ryan's rookie teammate attaches himself to Rachael, she ends up cohosting Friday-night dinners for half a dozen football players.
Over pancake brunches, charity galas and Alexander the Great, Rachael realizes all the judgments she'd made about Ryan are wrong. But how can a Midwestern Irish-Catholic jock with commitment problems and an artsy, gun-shy Jewish New Englander ever forge a partnership? Rachael must let down her barriers if she wants real love—even if that opens her up to pain that could send her back into her emotional shell forever.
89,000 words

 Rachel accidentally walks into an NFL party one Saturday night and barges in on Ryan Carter in a compromising situation. After some terse words are exchanged, he pretty much tosses her out..which is just fine with her. She has no desire to party with the likes of Ryan and his ilk. Unfortunately she left a scarf at his place and really needs it back. When she shows up the next day to get it, she ends up forming an odd sort of friendship with some of the guys from Ryan’s team.

Ryan hates women like Rachael..the kind who judge without knowing a situation. He doesn’t want her anywhere near his teammates, but they sort of adopt her as their mascot and he he can’t send her away. As she works her way farther into their lives, Ryan comes to see her as more than just a girl who’s too proud for her own good.

I enjoyed the tension and antagonism between the main characters. This wasn’t always an easy read…both the hero and heroine are filled with pride and prejudice, but as the story went on I found myself fully immersed in their relationship and really rooting for them.

I especially liked the secondary relationships. The friendships seemed real and brought the story together.

3.75 out of 5

This book is available from Carina Press. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

This book was provided by the publisher for an honest review.

three-half-stars


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