Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
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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—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?
My thoughts, feelings, and reactions
The first book in the Hard Feelings series made me a Kelsie Leverich fan. With this second book, I am completely hooked and addicted to this series for sure. There was just something so compelling about Feel the Rush that I couldn’t put the book down. I have so many good things to say about this book.
She was this sexy confident woman who was just so comfortable in her skin. She had a fun side that was not afraid to come out. And what I liked most about her was how she didn’t let anyone intimidate her. Meagan could be comfortable around girls and guys, she could be playful and teasing, but she was absolutely caring too. While Meagan was all sass, she had worries and fears to ground her.
Now he was the opposite of the Mr. Safe Meagan was looking for in a man to settle with. He was the walking, talking, definition of thrill. Reed was an adventurous and adrenaline loving type of person. At times he was too cocky and smooth, but he rivaled this with the concern and care he had for his soldiers. He wasn’t the type to slow down and though he had a lot to prove, he cared about Meagan and it showed immensely. I also have to mention that he had a sexy mouth in and out of bed, but you didn’t hear it from me.
The attraction and sexual tension between Meagan and Reed was strong from the start. However, I liked that they “tried” to be friends and hang out together because it gave them a different bond and allowed them to grow. They were pretty mature about it even under the the confusing circumstances. I liked that even when they did step over the friendship boundaries, they were never cruel and still remained respectful. But sweet baby biscuits, did they have some explosive chemistry! They really couldn’t heat up anymore than they did.
I have to mention them because they were amazing. They were just funny and super cool. While Reed and Meagan were entertaining all on their own, their friends brought in the banter, the humor, and true fun side of the book. It’s very rare when such characters stand out and these do. They don’t overshadow the main characters, but enhance them. Even better, they all made an impression.
I thought it was very well developed because there was background on both the main characters. Their romance heats up every single time and there was enough conflict and angst to keep any reader going. What really made this book was the roller coaster relationship (and I mean this in a good way), the sadness and heartbreak included, and most especially, the shocking twists I never suspected or imagined. Leverich totally sold me there.
All in all, I adored this book so much and I can't wait to get my hands on another book in this series.
*Received a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review