Published by Entangled Embrace on May 9, 2016
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Sports & Recreation, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Priscilla Winslow has a mouth that spits fiery sarcasm faster than I can throw a touchdown. But I’ve wanted her ever since I saw her in that Bo Peep outfit on Halloween. Yep, I’m a sheep who will follow that little hottie anywhere. There’s one problem…she hates me. Just because we ended up in jail and quite possibly ruined both our futures...
They’re changing the rules…
College Quarterback Preston Rush is living the dream. He’s leading his team to the National Championship and days away from earning a ‘first round draft pick’ label. When he meets Little Bo Peep at a Halloween party, he thinks he’s scored big. Instead, he wakes up in a jail cell with the corseted beauty. Because of him, she’s in trouble and when he discovers her true identity, he realizes, his nightmare is just beginning.
The always shooting-for-perfection Priscilla Winslow can’t believe her good deed has cost her a soccer career. Even though she knows it isn’t Preston’s fault, she can’t forgive him for the disaster that is her life. She just wishes her damn body would get the message. Every time she sees him, it’s all she can do not to kiss him.
When everything crashes down around him, Preston will have to decide if doing the right thing is worth losing it all.
Rush is a standalone new adult contemporary romance by Shae Ross. This is the second book that I have read, and loved by Shae so far. (The first was Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up) She has this awesome knack for writing great characters. (I have been on a roll lately with wonderful chemistry in the romances I have been reading. Which is perfectly timed after about a month of just ok books.) Rush is a college sports romance featuring the school quarterback and the captain of the girls soccer team, and just like in Pretty Smart Girls, there was also a theme of guys v. girls in this book.
Rush is told in dual narrative between Priscilla and Preston, and from the very first moment I knew I was going to love them. The first scene in the book shows them at a Halloween party and they are dressed up as chewbacca and little bo peep. They cracked me up in that scene, and then the you know what all hit the fan and I was surprised for a whole different reason. I didn’t expect all that to happen, and that one event shapes a good majority of the rest of the book. I enjoyed that this was just as much about getting Priscilla back on the soccer field as it was a romance between Priscilla and Preston.
Shae Ross knows how to write my kind of romance. This is from her amazon bio and it perfectly sums up the characters in her book, and why I love them so much. “She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes who deliver stories filled with sass, smarts and sizzle.” Umm, YES PLEASE! And I am here to tell you that she does a darn good job doing just that. Her characters sell the story. They are just so much fun to read. I love the rapid fire banter and the sass galore that all the girls have. And her guys are just as excellent. They all have that smoldering thing down pat. It just all works for me. I feel like Shae Ross writes book tailor made for me. We are like romance-reader-soul-sisters.
Bottom line: If you like your contemporary romance with strong and sassy female characters and equally swoon worthy and smoldering male characters, Rush is a new adult sports romance to check out. I had a blast reading this one. Shae Ross is one of my new favorites for new adult romance.
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I love sports stories and romantic tension. I also need books with great characters and based on your review, this book delivers. thanks for the review!