Review: Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich

Posted March 25, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Feel the Rush by Kelsie LeverichFeel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich
Series: Hard Feelings #2
Narrator: Abby Craden
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks, Inter Mix on August 20th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 292 pages
Format: eBook
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
Source:, Publisher
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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?

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First Impression:

Heart breaking romance with a satisfying HEA .

The Narration:

While I enjoyed Abby Craden’s narration of The Valentine’s Arrangement I had to stop listening to the audio after a few chapters and switch over to the ebook. Why? Her voice for Reed wasn’t doing it for me. Craden does not do southern accents well and that’s one pet peeve  I have since I’m a southern girl. It just took me out of the story too much.

What I liked:

What was a one night stand several years ago turns into a HEA. Meg and Reed had one hot night about 7 years ago. Then when Meg takes a chance in order to get a fresh start by moving with her room mate to a new town, her hot new neighbor is the one night stand she had 7 years ago. But Reed doesn’t remember her when they introduced themselves. And ouch that hurts a girl’s ego. 

Meg and Reed become friends even though Reed wants more, not that Meg doesn’t. But Meg is looking for Mr. Safe and Reed is anything but safe. He’s not ready to settle down. But their attraction won’t go away. The more time they spend together getting to know each other as friends the lust takes over.  

What I didn’t like:

30 is a little too young to have your  biological clock screaming at you. But I can see why Meg would want to stop the one night stands and casual dating to look for something serious.

Meg trying to break things off with Reed twice. At her age it was a little too angsty, IMO.

Last Impression:

 Epilogue is swoon worthy!!

Will I continue this series:

Yes. I have the novella, Pretending She’s His on my Nook and book 3, A Beautiful Distraction waiting on me from Netgalley.

Would I read this author again:

 Yes. I saw on Kelsie’s website that she’s working on a new series. I’ll check it out.





About Kelsie Leverich

Kelsie Leverich grew up in the small town of St. Joseph Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another. After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable knuckleheads that are better known as her kids. Kelsie’s 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 snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book or out on the lake with family and friends. 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.

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4 responses to “Review: Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich

  1. I just saw this a t the Jukebox and I was thinking about getting it. There’s always very few romances. I almost took a shot, but if the narration didn’t do it for you, I’m sure it wont work me.

    • TheBookNympho

      The same narrator does book 1 and I really liked her narration but she didn’t do it for me this time around. I would try her again as long as the main characters was not from the south.