Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Rush Me by Allison Parr

When post-grad Rachael Hamilton accidentally gatecrashes a pro-athlete party, she ends up face-to-face with Ryan Carter, the NFL’s most beloved quarterback.

While most girls would be thrilled to meet the attractive young millionaire, Rachael would rather spend time with books than at sporting events, and she has more important things to worry about than romance. Like her parents pressuring her to leave her unpaid publishing internship for law school. Or her brother, who’s obliviously dating Rachael’s high school bully. Or that same high school’s upcoming reunion. 

Still, when Ryan’s rookie teammate attaches himself to Rachael, she ends up cohosting Friday night dinners for half a dozen football players.

Over pancake brunches, charity galas, and Alexander the Great Rachael realizes all the judgments she’d made about Ryan are wrong. But how can a Midwestern Irish-Catholic jock with commitment problems and an artsy, gun-shy Jewish New Englander ever forge a partnership? Rachael must let down her barriers if she wants real love–even if that opens her up to pain that could send her back into her emotional shell forever.
Published April 8th 2013 by Carina Press
I was declined an ARC of this book last month but it didn't deter me from acquiring my own copy of "Rush Me."

To be completely honest with you, I have mixed feelings on this book.  It's between liking it and completely hating it.  The story isn't anything to brag about and the characters, well Rachael in particular, are not the greatest either.  Rachael drove me nuts with her bitchy and superior kind of attitude.  She was at times a hypocrite and would often diss Ryan pretty badly.

I had a hard time digesting the story line and spent majority of the time wanting to punch Rachael in the face. I mean, I can kind of see why she got Ryan's attention since she isn't your typical naive and weak girl.  However, it does not excuse the fact of her cold and ill treatment of him throughout the book.  After all everyone has problems and Ryan is a prime example.  But after meeting Rachael he begins to become more responsible and changes for her.

Rachael is not perfect either so I was finally happy when she got her sh*& together and let down her barriers and pride for Ryan in the end.

My Rating:

-Overall : 7
-Plot : 7
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 7
-Cover : 7

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