In a juicy read hailed by bestselling author Stacey Kennedy as “perfectly sweet, sexy, and fabulously fun,” a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.
Everly: My life so far has been one crazy blur. I can’t believe I’m about to graduate from law school and I haven’t even completed a single one of the meaningful, can’t-miss experiences my grandmother left for me in a bucket list. Then I meet Max Levin. Loaded and cocky, he is so not my type. In other words, he’s the perfect guy for the first item on my grandmother’s list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.
Max: Inheriting my father’s adult entertainment company may not be every dude’s dream (scratch that, it probably is), but I’m not complaining. It’s just that until I meet Everly Parker, I had no idea what I was missing. She’s sweet, she’s ambitious—and she makes me wonder what the future might hold if I choose a normal relationship over the family business. The more the pressure mounts, the more I want to run away with Everly. Because being with her is the wildest ride of all.
Praise for Rush
“Sizzling sexual scenes are plentiful, but Gordon makes it clear that the attraction between Everly and Max goes much deeper than the physical allure.”—Publishers Weekly
“Clear your schedule—once you start, you won’t stop! Gina Gordon never disappoints.”—New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin
“Everything you want in a romance and more!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy
“With a standup guy who’s about more than just being hot and a captivating storyline, Rush by Gina Gordon is a great choice for romance lovers who want a quick, fun read.”—Pretty Sassy Cool
“A fantastic story with many laughs, a few tears and some heavy duty romance (and lust!), which made it all the more special for me.”—LeAnn’s Book Reviews
“Gina Gordon’s writing is flawless. She knows how to tell a damn good story, one that will fly by much faster than you want it to. You become so immersed in it that you don’t even realize how much time has passed since you started the first page. The only regret you have is that it’s come to an end!”—Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
“I thought the book was well written, sexy, funny and thoughtful. It was definitely a surprise and I highly recommend it!”—These Books Are My Friends
“Rush was a fun, surprising New Adult read that I would recommend readers to check out. I loved the message of this book. It reminds readers to pursue their own happiness and true passion. And, most important, to never judge a book by its cover. So if you are looking for a book that has so much depth, then I would suggest you to read Rush.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Gordon's sexy contemporary romance pairs opposites who must navigate their unanticipated attraction. When law student Everly Parker drops her books in her favorite Toronto cafe, the gorgeous man who helps her is Max Levin, the vice president of White Lace Productions, a porn film company. Though Everly is determined to finish her last semester of law school, she decides to try something new and bravely goes on a date with Max. As one date turns into more, Everly is shocked to learn that Max is interested in her for more than just sex, and suddenly she isn't sure whether she wants to fulfill her parents' wishes to become a lawyer. As Everly questions her career choice, Max debates whether to follow his father's path and become the president of White Lace. Explicit, sizzling sexual scenes are plentiful, but Gordon makes it clear that the attraction between Everly and Max goes much deeper than the physical allure.
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You know how they say opposites attract? That was Everly and Max. He was VP of a porn production company and she was a law student and everything vanilla he never knew he was missing. Everly had a bucket list given to her by her grandmother and she was supposed to finish every item before she graduated. Max was going to help her. The closer they got, the harder it would be to walk away when the list was completed.
This is a very thorough, entertaining and well-written story. For as unsure of herself as Everly was, she never had an issue with what Max did for a living. Her parents kept putting the pressure on about school and becoming a lawyer until she broke. I applaud her for standing up to them. This was quite an enjoyable read.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Rush. A White Lace Novel
I was disappointed in the book. Sex is nice but I thought it was carried way too far in this book. I won’t read any more from this author.
. There’s very little not to like in this read in one sitting book
Mild-mannered, soon to graduate from law school, plain Jane, too busy to breathe with newly acquired bucket list Everly meets the smoking hot heir to, and former star of the largest porn empire in Canada, Max. Come for the premise – stay for the fun!
And this was a FUN story: far from dipping into what could have been a quagmire of sleaze with the porn connections, Max is funny, rich, a touch on the cocky side (no pun intended) and the only child and heir to a thriving industry. Everly’s life has been far different: both her parents are lawyers and dedicated to hard work reaping rewards. Everything Everly does is with an eye to her future career, until her grandmother dies and leaves her a house and a bucket list that she is to complete BEFORE the end of law school. Quite a devious and forward thinking grandmother here!
Told in alternating first person points of view, we see the characters as they really are, and get some insight on the facades they project, as well as their own issues, insecurities and desires. It’s all on show, and to great effect. Gordon doesn’t leave this as the only insight into the characters though: a host of secondary characters that are as compelling as Everly and Max, and have plenty to say about everyone! Working through Everly’s grandmother-created bucket list present challenges and options for them both, and allow them to see futures of their own making, not just their parent’s expectations.
Yes – this did have some sexy moments and some funny moments, but never quite lost the heart or the honest emotions of the characters, even as you were laughing at study incentives or wondering just how long it took for the bucket list ideas to come forward. There’s very little not to like in this read in one sitting book, and trust me, porn has never been so funny!
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility