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.
I was so excited for Rush to come out and when I finally got it, I devoured it from cover to back. Pretty sure I didn’t put it down even once. It has taken me forever, though, to write up the full review on it. Let’s get to it!
Shae Ross has firmly planted herself in my favorite author pile. You might be asking why, at this point. Well, her characters have depth, emotion, they give you the feels, they make you laugh, they make you cry, they frustrate you. You get mad at them, you pick sides, you completely connect with them and in the end, you absolutely love them. For me, any book, any writer that can accomplish that is a complete knockout.
Rush was no different. I knew about the book prior to it coming out. I was so excited to read Priscilla’s book. You’re actually introduced to her in Fearless (Part of the Pretty Smart Girls series she’s one of Ben’s younger sisters). I was enamored with her as soon as I started reading about her.
Before I go further, and since I mentioned the above, Rush is a full-length standalone novel. Yes, Priscilla is in Fearless, but Rush is not part of the Pretty Smart Girls series. The story is told from a dual POV between the main characters, Priscilla and Preston. Slow and Rush! There is an HEA here and no cliffy.
As for the characters, if you don’t love them, I’d be shocked. They are hilarious. The situations they get themselves into, the gauntlet of feelings that you run with them, and even the books secondary characters are fantastic. One of my favorite parts of this book would have to be how the main characters meet. I laughed so hard at it at one point that I got a side stitch. On top of that, you have the fun rivalry in Rush like you’ve seen in previous Shae Ross books. (If you’ve read them.) The characters go head-to-head in certain instances and it just makes it a great read.
Absolute 5 stars here. I’ve even been thinking of rereading it lately because I can’t get parts of it out of my head.