Aug 20 2013 3:30pm

First Look: Kelsie Leverich’s Feel the Rush (August 20, 2013)

Feel the Rush by Kelsie LeverichKelsie Leverich
Feel the Rush: A Hard Feelings Novel
Intermix / August 20, 2013 / $3.99 digital

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?

In Kelsie Leverich’s first novel, Ronnie Clark was a woman who was not interested in finding a happily ever after. The best she was willing to offer was a good time right now. No ties. No future. In Feel the Rush, Meagan Mitchell is just the opposite, feeling the pressure of her upcoming birthday. She’ll be hitting the big 3-0 in a few weeks, and her life has not turned out the way she had planned. She wants the white picket fence in the suburbs and the minivan. By this point in her life, she expected to have a loving husband and beautiful little children. Right now her love life consists of her two cats, and with no prospects on the horizon, she is in serious jeopardy of ending up as a crazy cat lady.

Unfortunately for Meagan, she keeps choosing the same type of man: Mr. Bad, Mr. Sexy and especially, Mr. Unavailable. She needs to find a Mr. Safe. Mr. Safe is a man looking to make a commitment. Mr. Safe wants a family. And Mr. Safe is someone who wants all that now. At almost 30, Meagan doesn’t have time to waste with anymore sexy, bad boys who are looking for a bit of fun.

“You are a grown woman, nothing to be embarrassed about. You’re almost thirty.”

“Again with the age thing, seriously?”

“All I’m trying to say is you need someone safe.”

When her best friend, Eva, tells her that she is being transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia, she asks Meagan to move with her. Meagan decides to quit her job and go with Eva for a fresh start. A new town, a new state, a new life. Meagan’s new outlook on life, and more particularly men, needs a new environment and a new pond to fish in.

Meagan returned a full, toothy smile. “Yes, find Mr. Safe. That’s the plan.”

“You know what your plan needs?” she said with a little too much perk in her voice for Meagan’s current mood.

“And what’s that?”

“A change of scenery. Come with me.”

That actually wasn’t a bad idea.

Meagan’s new plan to find Mr. Safe is why it is even more important for Meagan to resist her new next door neighbor, Reed Porter. Reed is the type of man that makes Meagan melt. Reed is charming, flirty, funny and damn sexy. He is also a real thrill-seeker who’s always looking for the next good time, the next bit of excitement and an adrenaline rush. Reed is exactly the type of man that her body wants, but her rational mind is telling her that Reed is the farthest thing from safe that she could choose.

“You told me he was everything you usually went for. Sexy, funny, carefree, silly, reckless. You thought it wouldn’t last, and that’s why you chose him—because you’re afraid of safe.”

“That’s ridiculous.”

This leaves Meagan with a dilemma: does she go after the hot doctor at her new job, a real Mr. Safe, or does she go after the man her body and soul are screaming for and hope that he can eventually give her what she needs. With her biological clock ticking loudly, she doesn’t know if she has the time to risk her heart on a Mr. Thrill.

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Lucy Dosch writes book reviews for her blog http://ebookobsessed.com. Her e-reader has turned her love of reading into an obsession. When she is not reading, she likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters.

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