Friday, April 29, 2016

Rush by Shae Ross

Author                           Shae Ross
Publication Date          9 May 2016
Genre                              New Adult Romance 

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 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. 

Preston is the college quarter back who has a successful career ahead of him. He comes from a poor family which makes him more determined to get to the top in order to help his family have a more comfortable life. 

Priscilla is a soccer player who comes from a fairly well off family but her life is far from perfect due to parental issues. She is close to her siblings despite their occasional squabbles. She too is on her way up in her career as well as being dedicated to those less fortunate than herself. 

Preston and Priscilla come across each other at a fancy dress party and there is this instant attraction between them. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse when Preston finds himself being physically assaulted. Priscilla witnesses the incident and immediately goes to the rescue. They both end up in the same cell in jail. They form this casual relationship or so they think! When the implications of what's happened hit them, they both realise that their careers might well be in jeopardy. The consequences for Priscilla are pretty harsh and even though she is attracted Preston, she can't help but blame him, especially when he is not available for any assistance. Priscilla is quick to jump to conclusions. The problem is that she is still attracted to Preston who thinks that she hates him. 

As the story unfolds, they both learn more about each other but Preston is keeping a secret, partly out of shame and partly to protect Priscilla. She is not aware of the reasons why he refuses to divulge what he is hiding from her. To make matters worse, Amelia, Preston's ex puts more doubt in Priscilla's head. This is where trust or lack of comes into play. 

I like the way Priscilla and Preston interact with each other. Their relationship is a gradual build up which leads to the question, are they or aren't they? Preston is eager to get to the top but that doesn't stop him from doing what he thinks is right at the cost of possibly losing his chances. Priscilla jumps to the wrong conclusions on more than one occasion but she doesn't hide behind her insecurities. She owns up and readily apologises. She is also dedicated to her team and to those in need. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. It's full of fun and laughter. There are uncertainties, greed, corruption, bullying, friendship and loyalty. The love between Preston and Priscilla is very palpable even when they think that they have to eventually part ways. 

It's very well written. I love the storyline where all the characters are believable. Preston and Priscilla both shine throughout the story. I would fully recommend this New Adult Romance to other readers.

I was kindly issued with an advanced ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Shae Ross was born and grew up in Ferndale, Michigan. After graduating high school, Ms. Ross attended Michigan State University and continued her education at Detroit College of Law. Prior to 2014, she spent the majority of her career practicing corporate law, running a successful business and engaged in entrepreneurial ventures.

After having one too many stressful days at the office, Ms. Ross began to consider pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Armed with an English degree, an interest in historical settings and a huge collection of romance novels, Ms. Ross put pen to paper and began converting the characters in her head to ink. She soon found herself happily immersed in a new working world that included heroes and heroines, agents and editors, and a multitude of secondary characters.

Ms. Ross currently writes in the new adult and historical romance genres and lives with her husband and three children in Holt, Michigan.

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