Rush By: Shae Ross Release Date: May 9, 2016 Publisher: Entangled Embrace Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary: 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.
Fans of sports romance are going to enjoy this quick, witty, fun-filled new adult romance! This is the first story that I've read by Shae Ross, and I really enjoyed it! College Senior, Priscilla Winslow, is the captain of the women's soccer team, and is excited because her team is going to the finals. College Quarterback, Preston Rush is the star of his team, and is excited to play in the championship. His future is set, as he is already being scouted for the NFL!
Priscilla and Preston's lives collide when they meet at a Halloween Party. Preston is attracted to the beautiful and sexy "Little Bo Peep," and Priscilla feels fireworks, when she see's the gorgeous man behind the Chewie costume. However, things take a turn for the worse, when Preston gets jumped by some pirates, and "Peep" has to come to the rescue with her cane! This lands both of them in jail for the night, and a whole lot of trouble that they never saw coming!
I enjoyed the main characters in Rush. Priscilla was a strong, independent, and ambitious woman. However, at times she drove me a little crazy by trying to deny the connection that she felt towards Preston, and how hard she could be on him. Preston was a stand-up man. He was super close to his small-knit family, and did everything he could to make their lives better. His integrity, and the way that he always did the right thing, no matter how hard it was, endeared him to me. Secondary characters that stood out to me were Priscilla's feisty, loyal, and courageous best friend Jace, as well as her big loving, protective, and hilarious brother Ben.
The chemistry and connection between Priscilla and Preston grew throughout the story, and was super hot. I also loved the connections that they made with each other's families. The banter between all of the character's was fun, light-hearted, and entertaining. The plot of the story was suspenseful, as well as romantic, and humorous.
I give, Rush, by Shae Ross, 3.5 Greed, Danger, Chemistry, Laugh Aloud, Swooning, The Perfect Man Filled Stars! I'm looking forward to reading more by Shae Ross, and hope that Priscilla's best friend, Jace, gets her own story soon!
Shae Ross was born and raised 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’ debut novel, PRETTY SMART GIRLS – LACE UP released in January of 2015. The second book in the series, PRETTY SMART GIRLS – FEARLESS is set to release in July of 2015. She currently writes in the new adult and contemporary romance genres and lives with her husband and three children in Holt, Michigan.