Survival Instinct by Janie Crouch

Feel the Rush (Hard Feelings #2) by Kelsie Leverich

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Valentine’s Arrangement continues her sizzling series with a new novel of a plan that goes awry—in the arms of a soldier…

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?

Review: The more I read Ms. leverich's books, the more I like her writing. Feel the Rush reminded me of Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster. It's probably because I went through similar emotions while reading it. Part of me wanted to laugh when Meagan and Reed thought they could be "just friends," but the thing that got me was they had a past together. They weren't just strangers. So in a way the chemistry was already there and it was easy to fall for them as a couple.

I love Reed. He's sweet, sly, and he has a southern accent! I thought it was hilarious when he acted like such an alpha male and interrupted Meagan's date when she was out with the doctor from her work. I won't spoil it too much, but that was probably the funniest scene. I couldn't stop smiling.

I also really loved Meagan. She has a good head on her shoulders and she was a relatable character. I think the thing I enjoy most about Leverich's stories is her female protagonists. They're always funny, strong, and well written. If you haven't read The Valentine's Arrangement, I suggest reading that story first. There are certain characters that are mentioned in Feel The Rush that are in The Valentine's Arrangement and you really don't get the full effect unless you've read the first novel in the series. That said, it's not absolutely necessary that you wait to read Feel The Rush, but I do recommended it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and I'm excited to read Ms. Leverich's next novel. I'm sure it will not disappoint.

Reviewed by: Vanessa

Rating: 5/5 Diamonds