Author: Gina Gordon
Published: May 12th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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In this edgy, sizzling romance for fans of Monica Murphy and Abbi Glines, a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.
Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can’t stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can’t-miss experiences, but she hasn’t completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she’s tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.
Inheriting a porn empire isn’t every guy’s dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn’t complaining. It’s just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he’s been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can’t help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love.
When you go into this book, you may think it's going to be some sort of lighthearted romance, but you're wrong. There was an unexpected depth to the story and both of our main characters. I picked it up one day thinking I would only read a chapter or two... it ended up being flipping impossible to stop reading.
Everly is one of those girls who does everything just so, wanting to please her parents and spending her time buried in books instead of actually living. Which is why her grandmother gave her a bucket list to accomplish. She happens to run into Max after he meets with her roommates for a business meeting of sorts. She already has a wall up with him, but he wants to push past it, so he convinces her to go out with him so that she can cross one thing off her list (Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.)
She reluctantly does, and it ends up being a great idea because Max is determined to help her accomplish everything on the list. On the surface it seems like the two of them shouldn't even be together, but as they spend more and more time together, it becomes clear what they both really want in life. Everly begins to free herself from her comfort zone, and Max starts to think about what he wants his future to hold.
Rush was an amazingly real and inspiring story. The messages contained give you something to think about. The extremely hot and sizzling moments Everly and Max share cause you to fan yourself--repeatedly, let me tell you... And the romance makes you believe in the possibility of love no matter what the circumstances that lead you there. I will absolutely be snagging up more novels by Gina Gordon!