Friday, May 9, 2014

Feel the Rush (Hard Feelding, #2) by Kelsie Leverick ~ Review

Source:  Received paperback from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Feel the Rush (Hard Feeling, #2) by Kelsie Leverick

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

5 stars - Favorite of the series for sure!

First Impressions...

So I read this one while I was reading book three.  I had loved The Valentine's Arrangement and wanted to read the rest so much.  I had a tour post for book three and time got away from me so I was reading them together.  It works really as all of these books can be read stand along.  But what really worked out well for me was that I hadn't met Rafe in this book before I fell in love with him in A Beautiful Distraction.  When I did meet him in this book, I already knew his story and my heart just hurt for him and I loved him.  I'm glad I read it this way.  I still need to read the novella Pretending She's His that comes between book 2 and book 3.  It's all good because these books are, this series is really good.

The Characters...

Yes, I loved Rafe.  I love Kale.  I love Trevor.  And I most definitely love Reed.  Love all the guys in this series.  Kelsie Leverich does such a great job creating those sexy guys in uniform - they're fierce, loyal and passionate.  I love it when a girl captures their hearts.  Best ever.

As for Reed, he is my favorite.  He's a thrill seeker and his job of jump instructor is perfect for him.  But he's using the thrills to deal with the pain.  He hides it well behind his easy going ways but that pain holds him back from the real thrills of life.  Nothing I enjoy more than a story about a guy that's hurting and his heart melts for the girl he loves, healing his a $ $.

I've decided the stories I love the most always have me loving both the guy and the girl.  When I fall for them both and want to slap them silly for making their dumb mistakes, then I'm totally into the story.  That's the case with this one.  Megan is the reason.  She's so sure of what her story is but she doesn't get it at all.  This girl needs to figure things out with her own heart and she runs when things get hard.  But when her bestie tells her like it is (LOVE Eva btw), she figures it out.  Love that she needed that kick in the behind.  Loved her.

The Story...

Reed and Meg's story is perfect.  They are incredibly attracted to each other.  One's resisting.  Both are hurting.  A little chasing.  A little freaking out.  A little running.  A little figuring it out.  A whole lot of healing.   A whole lot of loving and sexy times.  A great blend of seeing what's gonna happen and surprising me.  This one is my favorite of the series and a sure 5 star read.

Could I Put It Down...

Okay, I did but not because I wanted to.  And I read the last 2/3 straight through.  Once these two gave into the kissing, I couldn't put it down at all.

In The End...

This one of the best contemporary romance that I have read so far this year.  It can be read stand alone and if you love good contemporary, then I would make sure this one is next.

About the author:

Kelsie Leverich lives with her husband, two children, and their three pets. She loves stories that can sweep you off your feet, make you fall in love, break your heart, and heal your soul.


  1. One of the best you've read this year - that's awesome! I have heard great things about this book - definitely going to read it! Great review.

  2. I loved A Beautiful Distraction but I still think this is my favorite. I loved Reed and Trevor and Meg and Eva and of course Rafe. I love Kelsie Leverich and will read anything she writes. This series is one of my favorites. Prentending She's His is really good too :)

  3. Oh wow! That is a glowing review! I will definitely be making time for this series!

  4. You know, I think this might be my favorite too! I do need to read Pretending She's His, though. I'm really glad you loved Feel the Rush too. Nice review!

  5. Great review. I loved this one to. It is my favorite one in the series.

  6. Feel the Rush was excellent!! I loved Reed!!! Great Review Val :)