Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich
Series: Hard Feelings #2
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: August 20th 2013
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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—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 on 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?
Maegan is feeling the push to settle down and get married, but she hasn’t been able to find Mr. Right. She’s found plenty of Mr. Right Nows, but not the Mr. Right of her dreams. When her friend suggests Maegan move with her to a new town, she agrees, thinking a fresh start is just what she needs. Until she runs into Reed Porter, her new neighbor.
She and Reed spent a night together some years ago, which he doesn’t even remember. He makes it clear he’s interested in her, but she learned her lesson. Except she can’t deny they have chemistry. Plus, it turns out Reed has hidden depths. So maybe a casual fling with him will work until the real Mr. Right comes along…until Reed decides he wants more than casual. Maegan isn’t willing to risk her heart on a bad bet, which she’s convinced Reed is. Since he can’t exactly deny he isn’t in the market for long-term, there isn’t much to talk about. Except he’s always there when she needs him. And she sees through his tough-guy exterior to the man underneath.
The premise was good, but I didn’t really connect with the author’s voice. Her writing style didn’t engage me. I thought both Maegan and Reed blew hot and cold, which was frustrating. It lasted well past the point both characters should have either committed or moved on. Both of them had reasons for holding back, which made the story more bearable, but still.
The story wasn’t really a bad one, but since I didn’t connect with the characters I wasn’t really invested in them one way or another.
3 out of 5