Rush Into You by Brianna Lee: Review & Giveaway

                            


I had it all.
I was captain of the cheerleading squad and star of the debate team.
I was smart and popular and living the dream.
Until that night.
That one fateful night changed everything.
Now everyone hates me—everyone.
They stay far away.
It’s safer.
Drugs numb the pain, and sex pays for the drugs.
Being alive is my punishment.
Then I meet him.
Ryker Rosse.
Tattoos, sinful body…and his eyes. His eyes are irresistible.
He is captivating. He treats me with respect.
He sees me.
Ryker brings happiness into my life of regret, but I don’t know if I deserve happiness.
Some mistakes can never be forgiven.

Or can they?



I had it all. 

I was captain of the cheerleading squad and star of the debate team. 
I was smart and popular and living the dream. 

Until that night. 
That one fateful night changed everything. 

I have to say that I love reading dark stories. The more trials the characters have to go through the better in my opinion. Rush Into You delivers that and more. Everyone knows that driving drunk is bad, but driving drunk and killing people...how can we ever like a character that did that? When you count in the stupidity of youth and their feeling of indestructibility and see what happens when the town she grew up in turns against her, it's hard not to feel something for Gabby.
"My addiction started when I got jumped by five girls and a guy--a baseball bat can do serious damage to the human body, especially when the person wielding it holds a serious grudge against you."

That is the least of the things done to her by the good citizens of the town she lives in. I cannot even imagine the way it must feel to know you are the reason people are dead. It makes the idea that one would drown themselves in drugs plausible. At her lowest point Gabby meets Ryker and has no idea that this is when her live will finally take a turn. 

Ryker is one of my favorite book boyfriends. He is not only hot and a motorcycle racer, but he looks beyond what is right in front of him and sees the potential beneath. This story isn't easy, but then again neither is life. I loved being on the journey from damnation to redemption. Gabby may never be able to forgive herself, but Ryker will show her the way to still live a full life. 




The brisk wind beat against my face as we rode down the main drag in Breckston. I molded the front of my body to his back, holding tight as we rounded each street corner. I peeked over his shoulder, noticing we were in my neighborhood, and a sadness fell over me. I wasn’t ready for this ride to end.
I tightened my grip on Ryker’s trim waist and moved my mouth to his ear, raising my voice over the roar of the Harley pipes. “Take a left at these lights, then a sharp left down that one way. Third house on the right. Just pull in the driveway.” I sighed as I let my cheek rest against the leather covering his back. I always loved the rich smell of leather, and I knew from this moment forward it would remind me of Ryker.
He killed the engine as soon as he parked in my driveway, but my body still tingled from the strong vibrations. I hoped that Ryker planned on coming upstairs with me because I needed him to ease the steady throbbing at the apex of my thighs brought on by his motorcycle.
The high I felt after leaving my dealer’s apartment was gone, and the buzz I’d built up at Max’s was fading. I knew what I wanted to do, and I knew who I wanted to do it with.
Ryker toed the kickstand down, our bodies tilting to the left with the weight of the bike. With renewed purpose, I loosened my grip around his waist and let my hands fall into his lap. My fingertips brushed the worn denim, and I was surprised by how soft they felt against my skin. I trailed my hands down his muscled thighs, but, Ryker slid free from my arms and got off his bike.
I waited for him to help me down. I knew I’d fall flat on my ass if I tried by myself, and I wanted his hands on me.
“Swing your right leg over here.” He pointed to the left side of the bike and smiled. “I’ll help you down.”
I did as he said and was rewarded with his large hands on either side of my waist. The pressure of his hands gripping my middle made my insides warm and fluttery. He lifted me effortlessly, but as soon as my feet touched the cracked pavement of the driveway, he pulled away.
I wished he’d keep them there forever.
I reached for his hands and placed them right back on my sides. “I liked those right where they were.”
“Is that so?” He smiled, squeezing me.
“Mm hmm,” I nodded and wrapped my arms around his neck. “And I like mine right here.”
I pulled myself into him, my chest pressed against his stomach. I liked that he towered over my five feet two inches, standing a foot taller than me easily. I stood on my tiptoes, wanting to kiss his lips, but I couldn’t reach without him angling his face down. I pressed a soft peck onto his strong, slightly stubbled jawline instead.
“What do you say, Ryker? You want to come upstairs with me?”

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Brianna Lee is an avid reader and flavored ice coffee addict. She is also a book blogger for Brianna Lee Book Reviews and lives in Massachusetts with her beautiful daughter.
As a busy mom and aunt, she often has to write her stories in a notepad app on her cell phone, but late at night you will find her typing on her laptop until she passes out on her keyboard...literally.
Brianna encourages readers to contact her as she loves to hear from you! Email her at authorbriannalee@live.com.


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1 comment:

Brianna Lee said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today, and thanks for the review!! I appreciate it! :)

 
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