Review: Rush Me by Allison Parr

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About the book:

When post-grad Rachael Hamilton accidentally gate-crashes 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.

But 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.

This is my second New Adult read in a week and I will admit that this genre is really growing on me. Rachael reminds me of a lot of my friends after college. I married young and started a family soon after that, but I have friends that drifted a bit aimlessly trying to figure it all out those first few years after school. Rachael just wants a paying job in her chosen field and maybe a guy to make out with Friday night. Ryan Carter is at the top of his game… literally. The quarterback has endorsement deals and woman throwing themselves at him left and right. Rachael and Ryan should never work as a couple, but I love them together. I love that for the first part of the book they constantly insult each other. Their attraction is off the charts and they both deal with it by making fun of the other person. Both characters are afraid of what is happening between them. Ryan, who has everything going for him professionally, is just as scared about what could happen as Rachael. There is a lot of emotion and growth between the characters. I think that’s one of the things that I’m liking the most about this genre is that the characters undergo such growth. I can’t wait to read more from this author. Hopefully she is planning on writing a book for some of the supporting characters from Ryan’s team.

the book girl gives RUSH ME a 4/5

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