Friday, August 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich


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?

4 star review by Jen Skewes

"Sometimes, the things we're afraid of, the things that scare us the most, are the things that give us the biggest rush."

Meagan Mitchell is approaching the big 3-0 and her plans of being married, with children and the white picket fence aren't looking so good.  When Meagan was in college the boy who she fell in love with, the one she saw her future with managed to completely shatter her heart into pieces.  Since his betrayal Meagan has yet to find love again, which could be a result of the men she chooses to date or is because she is just too afraid to give her heart away again?  Meagan seems to always go for the bad boys.  The ones that she knows will only break her heart in the end. When her best friend Eva is given orders to move, Meagan decides to move with her and get a fresh start.  She decides that what she needs in her life now is safe.   She needs to find the man that her heart will be safe with, the guy where there is no risk of it being broken again.  But that is easier said than done, especially when Reed Porter walks back into her life. 

Reed Porter, is an airborne jump master who is a risk taker, and a  thrill seeker.  He loves adventure and the rush of it all.  He is also sexy, charming, funny and quite irresistible.  When he meets Meagan the attraction between the two of them is instant.  He wants her, but what he doesn't know at that moment is that they have met before, over 8 yrs ago. He may not have recognized Meagan, but he never forgot that moment with her 8 yrs ago and when he does finally remember it makes him want her even more.  He remembers what it was like to be with her, to feel her, to kiss her.  But Meagan needs and wants more than he can give her.  They are both two different people and right now they both want the complete opposite out of life.  They agree to be just friends, but as we all know that never lasts.  The chemistry and connection between the two of them is undeniable and Meagan has a hard time resisting Reed, not that he makes it easy for her.  Reed knows she wants the happily ever after and knows that he cannot give it to her.  Meagan knows that in the end Reed will break her heart and not be able to give her what she wants, but they both decide to take the risk and live in the moment.  But things become complicated and they both start falling for each other, but he is still not willing to settle down.  Can two people who wants different things out of their relationship, somehow meet in the middle and make it work?

Reed and Meagan were so good together.  The chemistry between the two of them was hot!  But they also had a bond, and a connection.  Both Reed and Meagan have issues from their past that prevent them from finding the love they both deserve.  The betrayal that Meagan has experienced has caused her to have trust issues.  And she realizes that maybe she goes after the bad boys for a reason.  She tends to run when things start moving in a certain direction.  Reed, on the other hand doesn't think he is worthy of being loved.  Something happened in his past that has caused him to feel so much guilt and pain that he thinks he doesn't deserve to be happy.  He loves Meagan whether he can admit it or not, it doesn't matter.  Because in his eyes he is isn't good enough for her.  There were a few moments where my heart broke for Reed.  Because of what he went through and the guilt he is feeling but also because I think assumptions and miscommunication played a part in the heartache between the two of them. 

" I feel guilty because I want it.  I want you.  And I want to be the man who gives you everything."

Feel the rush was a roller coaster ride of emotions:  happy, sad, angry and frustrated.  I loved the flirty and sexy banter between Meagan and Reed.  There were some twists that you did not see coming and some moments that will frustrate you. You will both laugh and cry.  You will fall in love with the very sexy Reed.  Meagan is a strong character and one that I think many woman her age can definitely relate to.  We all want the fantasy that includes a husband, 2.5 kids and a house with a white picket fence.  We all want our happily ever after.  I loved the addition of Meagan's best friend Eva.  She was there when she needed her but also told her like it was, no holding back.  Reed and Meagan had a tough road with many bumps and broken hearts along the way.  But Kelsie Leverich manages to tie it all up in a way that will leave you smiling.  I loved Feel the Rush.  It is a wonderful story about two people who fall for each other in ways they didn't expect.  It's about getting over fears and insecurities and taking a chance on love. About moving on from the pain and guilt of the past and realizing that you deserve to be happy. 

A wonderful job by Ms. Leverich

About the author

Kelsie Leverich lives in Indiana with her husband and two adorable monsters that are better known as her kids. Her life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When

Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her on the lake with friends and family or snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil. You can find Kelsie on Twitter and Facebook, or visit her website at

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your 4 star review and the awesome giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com This book sounds really good.


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