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?
Kelsie did it again with this love story. She had me as an instant fan after The Valentines Arrangement and now after Feel the Rush she has left me speechless.
Meagan needs Mr. Safe, a 29 year old getting ready to turn 30 is ready to settle down and have the life she always dreamed of. Getting married, having 2.5 kids, and a white picket fence but she has always dated all the Mr. Wrongs. After moving away from New York to Georgia with her best friend she quickly meets Mr. Drop Dead Gorgeous sex on a stick Reed, and that’s when everything starts.
Let’s talk about Reed for a bit. First off he is military so he already owns a piece of my heart. He is sexy as sin and basically sex on a stick. He is confident but not in a cocky let me gag myself kind of way. He is caring and passionate and in the bedroom has a dominate side that we all love. He will capture you from the very beginning and leave you wanting him after the book ends. Although at times he made me feel like I wanted to beat the shit out of something…
He still holds my heart. He was an easy character to cling too because everything that he had gone through you felt yourself feeling compassion for him. He makes mistakes and isn’t afraid of emitting to them. He is a bit stubborn but he works on that throughout the book as well. The part that pulled me in the most was his fear of happiness and love. He was scared to admit to himself exactly what he wanted and deserved because he didn’t think he deserved any of it.
“I was scared of letting you down. But when you walked away from me tonight, the consequence hit me hard. That consequence was you – losing you.”
Reed is an adrenaline grabber and his live by the seat of your pants and try everything dangerous and risky life doesn’t fit well into Meagan’s safe plan of keeping her heart intact and keeping her feet on the ground. Although the attraction is there and undeniable she can’t risk that much of herself on the unknown because according to her, she isn’t getting any younger.
“What’s better than feeling your heart beating so hard in your chest that you can’t breathe, feeling you adrenaline pumping through your veins? It’s the unknown – it’s a rush,”
I think Kelsie did an excellent job with showing us the magic that was created between these two characters and how much they clearly wanted/needed each other even though at times they didn’t realize it. Kelsie didn’t make their relationship easy in the beginning because Reed and Meagan were like night and day. Meagan wanted and needed different things in her live that she wasn’t willing to budge on and Reed was at a different point in his life where he wasn’t ready to settle down and do the domestic thing.
Reading this book and experiencing the ups and downs, back and forth, ins and outs that are Reed and Meagan made me feel like I was riding a…..
AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
There were also times when I wanted to ring Meagan’s neck for the decisions she made because I knew in the end it would only hurt the person she truly cared about. I think she too was scared because although she kept telling herself that Reed wasn’t Mr. Safe she knew her body and even her heart told her to take that chance. I got that she was scared because she was tired of picking all the wrong guys but I was also pissed at her with how she handled different things. My heart broke for Reed.
“And what about my heart, huh? What, you just fucking used me as your goddamned stepping-stone until your future husband comes knocking at your door? What? Tell me, Meg! What was running through your head when you wrapped your arms around me and told me you wanted a go at this? Because I sure as fuck don’t know anymore!”
So let me cover the basis. We have hot stubborn girl = check; hot stubborn steamy military man = check, check; a chemistry that is beyond amazing and electric = check, check, check; an amazing author Kelsie Leverich who can take 2 hot and stubborn characters and give them a story that you will NEVER forget = CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK!!! Yep I think we have it all. You will LOVE this story – I promise. I couldn’t put it down and it would be a shame to not experience the crazy roller coaster ride that is Reed and Meagan, so grab yourself a copy and Feel the Rush!