Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Paperback Release Launch, Review & Giveaway: Feel the Rush (Hard Feelings #2) by Kelsie Leverich


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?

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About the Author:

Kelsie Leverich lives in Indiana with her husband and two adorable monsters that are better known as her kids. Her life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her on the lake with friends and family or snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil. You can find Kelsie on Twitter and Facebook, or visit her website at www.kelsieleverich.com

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Although it can be read as a standalone novel, Feel the Rush is the second installment in the Hard Feelings series by Kelsie Leverich, featuring a minor character from book one, The Valentine’s Arrangement. I wasn’t a huge fan of Meagan Mitchell in The Valentine’s Arrangement, if only because she was a potential threat to Kale and Ronnie’s relationship, but I genuinely enjoyed her as one of the two protagonists in Feel the Rush. Meagan’s new love interest is adrenaline junkie and Airborne Jumpmaster, Reed Porter.

Reed is another of Leverich’s sexy military heroes, with Alpha male tendencies and just a hint of vulnerability. He’s adventurous and lives in the moment – the opposite of the type of man with which Meagan wants to settle down, but I think that’s what makes them such a good match. Like Meagan, I was entirely susceptible to Reed’s Southern charm. Considering the insane amount of chemistry they shared, the fact that Meagan attempted to ignore her attraction to Reed was incredibly amusing.

I loved Reed’s playful and carefree attitude because it brought out the more laidback side of Meagan, a side that wasn’t so concerned with her future cat lady status. When the story isn’t fixating on Meagan’s loudly ticking biological clock, it’s incredibly fun and lighthearted, thanks in large part to the minor characters that are comprised of both Meagan and Reed’s close friends. The supporting characters are just as much a part of Feel the Rush as Meagan and Reed, creating a close-knit and high-spirited atmosphere with the merging of the two groups of friends.

As entertaining and lively as the first half of the book is, there are a handful of chapters in the book’s second half that turned me into a weeping mess. This book made me cry; I’m talking the throat constricting-and-needing to wipe my eyes every few minutes- type of crying. It’s an emotional journey to the book’s conclusion, but the ending is well worth the tears. Feel the Rush has a bit of everything, including humor, action, steam, romance and heartache. I especially love the epilogue, which not only ties up loose ends in Meagan and Reed’s story, but sets up the next installment in the series.

Rating: 5 Stars


  1. Thank you for the chance to win. I would love to read this!!!

  2. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Thank you for the chance to win one of your books. Looks to be a great read.

  4. Thank you for a chance to win this book!

  5. Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. thank you for the giveaway and the book sounds awesome!!!

  7. Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Would love to read this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Thanks for the chance!! This looks great!