New Release + Review: Rush by Shae Ross

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Rush

By Shae Ross

Genre – New Adult & Sports Romance

Release Date: May 9, 2016

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Synopsis

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 a 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.

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4 Star

Michel’s Review

Rush by Shae Ross is the perfect book for fans of sports romance and new adult romance.

Soccer vs. Football… what sport is more important.  According to the college alumni and administration, football takes precedence.  Football brings in the money.   Is it fair that other athletes and other sports take a back seat to the football team? It’s a question of ethics and fair practice.

When star soccer player Priscilla Winslow decides to step out and engage in some fun in her senior year of college, she never realized that it could jeopardize her academic and college soccer career.  Going to a Halloween party at a local bar with friends ends up being a very bad choice.  Not only is she dressed in a mortifying sexy Bo Peep costume, she is also engaged in a bar fight and arrested.  The culprit that caused her problems is Chewy, otherwise known as star quarterback, Preston Rush.

When Priscilla and Preston are arrested it could end their college sports careers.  The outcome is very different for each of them.  The incident is swept under the rug for Preston.  His place on the team is not in jeopardy.  The coaches, alumni, and administration are willing to look the other way.   Priscilla’s outcome is very different.  She is suspended from the soccer team right before their championship playoffs.  Her scholarship is in jeopardy.  She is no longer eligible to be a collegiate athlete.

Preston promises to help Priscilla out and testify at her hearing.  There are several parties that don’t want Preston testifying.  It could expose a multitude of problems for the football program and individual players that are breaking the rules.  It could ruin the entire football program.

Together Priscilla and Preston unravel the mystery behind the attack that led to the bar fight and arrest.  The secrets could ruin quite a few athletes, the school program, and administrator/ coach careers.

It is no longer an issue of what sport is more important.  It is a legal issue.

Priscilla and Preston not only come together as athletes, they also find love in the midst of the mess.

I thoroughly enjoyed Rush and would highly recommend it.

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10942517Shae 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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Happy Release- Rush by Stevie J. Cole -Pandemic Sorrow Series- Book 2

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Rush

Pandemic Sorrow Series- Book 2

By Stevie J. Cole

Synopsis

All books in the Pandemic Sorrow Series can be read as stand alones.

WARNING: This book contains explicit language and sexual situations. This book is intended for a mature audience.

It’s my job to play music, to make girls wet, and then to screw a select few of them. I’m a professional rocker. I’m rich, I’m famous, I’m one lucky son-of-a-bitch. I have everything – except control.

The industry owns me. And the only thing I have a minuscule grain of control with is women, but not that dominate, tie you up and gag you kind of control. No, I want to govern how I make them feel. I need them to feel like a goddess while I’m in them, and I love being able to control the fact that they’ll never really have me. Love is complicated. It is bullshit. And even if I thought I needed it, the rules of being a rocker won’t allow it.

Sex is all I need.

I don’t need love.

But for some reason I want her. For some reason I can’t get her out of my mind. And lately, every time I’m with any girl besides her it feels wrong.

I can practically have any woman I want, but I can’t have her. She’s off limits because she’s part of that industry that owns my ass.

Sex was all I had.

And sometimes I thought maybe love was all I needed…with her.

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Pandemic Sorrow Series- Book 1

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By Stevie J. Cole

Synopsis

WARNING: This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations, and is the story of an addict. This material is intended for a mature audience.

“My name’s Jag Steele. I’m the lead singer and guitarist to the band Pandemic Sorrow, and I have a drug problem. Well, I mean it’s not really a problem – unless you count the fact that I almost made my heart explode from all the blow I shoved up my nose a few weeks back…”

That was my introduction during my first stint in rehab. I’m messed up. If you asked anybody who I am there’s a list they will go down: Famous, rock star, legend, drug addict, womanizing man-whore, but if you asked me, I wouldn’t have the first idea of what to say, because I don’t know who Jag Steele is. Really, I’m living every other damn person’s dream, and all I want is reality.

Roxy Slade, that girl was my reality. My brutally flawed and beautifully broken reality. And she hated everything I stood for. To her I was just one of “those guys”, and she’d rather be buried alive with poisonous snakes than give someone like me a piece of toilet paper to wipe their ass with. Brutal. Life. Is. Brutal. And it is just a giant pain, which is why I chase after anything to make it numb, anything that can fill this void. I just want anything that can make me not feel. I just don’t want to feel.

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Author Bio:

Stevie J. ColeI have been a fallen angel, a vampire, a confused twenty-something year old struggling through a crappy job, a jealous and deranged x-lover of a damned soul, and currently I’m an internationally sought after rock star with a slight addiction problem. All thanks to the characters I have written.

I enjoy the escape writing allows, and fully enjoy weaving a tale and creating crazy characters. When I’m not writing I am cuddling with my two sweet little girls and listening to my husband play his guitar (swoon). Some trivial fact about me would be: I love the color pink, I adore sloths, and I have a thing for British accents. My biggest fear is completely irrational, but I can’t help it. The thought of the pending zombie apocalypse absolutely creeps me out.I honestly can not imagine a more horrifying way to be blotted out of existence than by the hand of a decaying, oozing corpse with festering gums and clicking teeth. Ugh. That just gave me chills.

I hope if you read my books you will enjoy them and will be sucked into the little world I have created with words. After all, writing is the most amazing magic trick in the universe because it allows the reader to crawl inside the mind of the author. If you really think about that … it’s kind of disturbing.

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ARC Review: Rushed by Gina Robinson- Rushed Series-Book 1

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Rush Series- Book 1

By Gina Robinson

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Synopsis

A girl who has everything. A guy who has everything to lose.

Some things can’t be…

Alexis

I’m going through rush with the burden of being a legacy to a sorority that is totally wrong for me. And my parents’ pressure to pledge it for all the socially acceptable reasons. It looks like being a Double Deltsie will be pure torture. Until Zach, the live-in houseboy, who’s quite possibly the hottest guy I will ever meet, serves me a cupcake and flashes me a sympathetic look. The instant chemistry between us is simply stunning. Even though the houseboys are off limits, and my parents would cut me off if they ever found out I’m dating one, I just can’t stay away. I pledge the house for all the wrong reasons.

Zach

Living in a sorority? I get flipped a load of crap about being a live-in servant, the help. Easy access to the hottest girls on campus? Not with the unbreakable rule—get caught with one of the girls and you’re fired. Immediately. Lose this job and I can’t afford college. I sure as hell can’t ask my parents for help. They wish I’d never been born. Considering what I did, I don’t blame them. I’ve learned to think of the girls like sisters. Until Alexis pledges the house. Now sister is the last thing on my mind.

*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***

This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17!

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Michel’s Review

* 3 Stars *

Rushed by Gina Robinson is the first book in her spinoff of the Reckless series.

Rushed is a New Adult book. It starts out on Rush week at the college. It highlights the trials and tribulations of becoming a sorority pledge. We follow Alexis as she tries to select the sorority that has been a legacy in her family. She is under pressure and does not feel this is the right choice for her. But she can’t fight against the legacy her family has laid down before her. We will experience the interview and selection process.

Once the Rush week is over we will witness Alexis become a member of the sority. We will see her struggle with their ideals, fellow sisters, and the idea of dating certain men from approved Fraternities. The one man she wants is not a member of a Fraternity. He is a house boy for her sorority. A mere servent in the eyes of her sorority sisters.

Zach is a brilliant young man with a truckfull of baggage. He is attending school on scholarship and working as a houseboy to make ends meet. He is financially strapped, emotionally damaged, and off limits to Alexis. He has hidden secrets that he will carry throughout his life.

As the story evolves this couple will enter a forbidden secret affair. They will have to hide their relationship from the sorority, the fraternity, and Alexis’ family. They will have to hide their relationship because it could ruin them both. Zach has a powerful enemy. Alexis has a devious sorority sister that wants her out and Zach’s attention. Zach can lose his financial stability. Alexis can lose her family’s respect.

This is a truthful story of how some colleges view the Greek communities in colleges. The reader will see segregation , a class system, and some mild hazing in this book.

The reader will also experience the highs and lows that come with a forbidden relationship. They will see two young, beautiful people struggling to find a way to fit into their chosen world.

Rush is a good story with a good plot. There is emotional drama, plenty of angst, romantic scenes, blazing chemistry, powerful enemies, and a climatic ending. The writing was good, the pace of the story was steady, the plot well developed, and the characters were endearing.

I liked the book but it was not a light and fun new adult romance. Considering the subject matter, how could it be? This subject might not grab all readers. Many are not aware of the Greek community systems in most American colleges.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series and have enjoyed the previous series , the Reckless series, in which the Rush series has spun off of. Crushed, Book 2 , will be out in the fall of 2014.

Author Bio:

Gina RobinsonGina Robinson is the award-winning author of the contemporary new adult romances Reckless Longing, Reckless Secrets, and Reckless Together, and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels. Rushed, the first book in her new college-set new adult series will be released on July 3, 2014. She’s currently working on Crushed, the second book of this series featuring a surprising couple from Rushed. Look for Crushed in early fall 2014.

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