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Feel the Rush (Hard Feelings #2)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  778 Ratings  ·  155 Reviews
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. Ba
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Inter Mix
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Aug 28, 2013 Christy rated it really liked it
4 Big Rush stars!!!
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Meagan is getting ready to turn thirty. It’s time to settle down. After casually dating several bad boys over the last few years, she wants to find ‘the one’. Get married, start a family... all that fun stuff. Her clock is ticking...
‘I’m officially done dating Mr. Sexy, Mr. Bad and especially Mr. Unavailable.’
‘Who does that leave you, Mr. Boring?’
‘No, Mr. Safe.’

Meagan is used to the military life. Her father is in the Army, so she grew up moving from place to place. When he
Aug 04, 2015 ♥Rachel♥ rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Oh my! Feel the Rush was everything I love in a contemporary romance and in just the right amounts!

Meagan is turning thirty and thought she’d be married with kids by now, but with a string of sex only relationships, it hasn’t worked out that way. With her clock ticking she swears off her usual type: “Mr. Bad, Mr. Sexy, and Mr. Unavailable” and is determined to find “Mr. Safe” so she can settle down and have the husband and family she wants. When she moves in next to Captain Reed Porter
Aug 22, 2013 Catarina rated it liked it
3.5 Skydiving Stars!

Meagan is looking for the safe guy. She’s done with the bad boys, the playboys, the ones who want to just enjoy.
She just wants someone who comes home every night at the exactly same hours and lives with her in a house with a white picket fence, a dog and 3.45 kids. Yeah, for a moment there you’ll just want to tell her:


And then she meets Reed. A rush and adrenaline addicted he just wants to take life one day at a time. No commitments, no long-term plans, no chains.
And altho
Kim Karr
Jul 23, 2013 Kim Karr rated it it was amazing
Feel The Rush is a beautifully written story that is the perfect mix of emotion, humor, and romance.

Kelsie Leverich has a unique way of writing that really pulled me into the story--she made me feel like I was right there with both characters feeling their emotion every step of the way.

She has created a very real heroine in Meagan Mitchell. She's turning 30 and has decided that it's time to grow up and mature. Picking the wrong men has become a way of life for her. So with new resolve she move
Aug 21, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book. Love this author. She needs to write faster because I need more.

The characters in this book are very likable. I don't think I was annoyed once, which is such a treat. Meg was independent, strong and funny. I could totally relate to her, hitting an age where you think your life will have went one way, only to find it went another way. And I can totally see how she self sabotaged. Yet even with failed relationships, she was not bitter or mean. And I loved that. And, we sh
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 22, 2013 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
Feel The Rush by Kelsie Leverich

3.5 stars!!

“…the things that scare us the most, are the things that give us the biggest rush,”

This is the second military book that Kelsie Leverich has released, the first one being The Valentine’s Arrangement. In this book it is Reed Porter and Meagan Mitchell’s story. I have noticed that there was some similarity to The Valentine’s Arrangement in the fact that Meagan was a lover scorned so this may be a theme running through the series but this story still held
Elizabeth (Liz)

Well, Kelsie Leverich…what a fantastic introduction to you! I love, love, love finding a new-to-me author, especially one who writes fun, super-sexy contemporary romance with just the perfect amount of heart and drama! Feel The Rush was exactly that, and I had the best time reading it!

Personally? I love a wide array of authors, books and writing styles, as long as they fall somewhere within the romance genre and sub-genres. The one thing to always know about me is that I. Am. A. Mood. Reader. Th
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Aug 26, 2013 Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag rated it it was amazing
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Kelsie Leverich has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I LOVED The Valentine's Arrangement and although I was disappointed to learn that Ronnie and Kale's story would not continue on as originally planned, I was still interested to read what Kelsie had in store for Meagan.

Wow...Feel The Rush blew me away. It's funny because even though I liked the book from the very beginning, it really grabbed onto me about halfway through the book and didn't let go until long after the ending. OMG....
Yvette Cervera
Aug 18, 2013 Yvette Cervera rated it it was amazing
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 Jumpma ...more
Dec 30, 2015 Emmy marked it as attempted-not-for-me
Shelves: contemporary
Calling it at 7%. The main character is wallowing on her couch already complaining because she's about the turn 30 and her 5 year plan was to be married with 2 kids by now. First of all, your life shouldn't be dictated by a man, and secondly, there have already been references to a number of guys she was only with for the sex. That doesn't sound like the behavior of someone who's driving force was marriage. Blah. Moving on.
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Mar 21, 2014 Kelsie Leverich marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
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Sep 03, 2013 Lindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, na-romance
My Thoughts:

Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich was a sweet and touching story that every woman can relate to. If you remember that first love, the one that broke your heart, then you will be able to relate to the main character, Meagan. In her junior year of college, she fell madly in love with the star quarterback, and thought they had the perfect relationship. She saw him as her future husband, and the future father to her children. However, as a horrible revelation came to light, she realized t
Apr 11, 2016 Casey rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Feel the Rush is the second book in Kelsie Leverich's Contemporary Hard Feelings Series. These stories center around a group of military members and their various friends and families. Although the characters in these stories are linked, these books can be read as stand alone. I hadn't read the first book in the series before reading Feel the Rush, and I had no problems at all with the story-line. I really enjoyed Feel the Rush, and after havi
Aug 29, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

I finished reading Feel The Rush 5 days ago and I’m still thinking about it. I’m actually having trouble moving on to my next read. I guess that’s how you would describe a “book hangover” and I’ve got it bad! I’m probably one of the only reviewers out there that does not read a synopsis or other’s reviews before starting a book. I like to go into it fresh, with no spoilers or advanced preconceptions, so I had no idea what to expect from this book. As a side note, for those that have re
Tammy  (Reviews by Tammy & Kim)
From all the reviews I have seen I am in the minority here. I am not sure if it is due to the book funk I am in or what, but Feel the Rush didn't seem to work for me. I felt as though something was missing. I loved the author's writing style. The plot was fun, fast, and quirky with a bit of angst thrown in for added measure. Not to mention there were some engaging characters (main and secondary). So those things weren't the issue. With all that, I should have loved this book.

What did I like abo
Mary Tatar
Aug 23, 2013 Mary Tatar rated it really liked it
I have been patiently waiting for another book from Kelsie Leverich. Her debut novel the Valentine's Arrangement was a great read for me. Feel The Rush blew that one out of the water. There are some real emotional moments in this book and I had to hold back tears. I'm not crier and this one made me misty eyed. At first I wasn't a huge fan of Meagan I'm not sure what it even was she just rubbed me the wrong way. When I truly got to know this character, I understood why she came off so aloof. I co ...more
Aug 31, 2013 Karmen rated it really liked it
Kelsie and Feel the Rush has a blog tour stop with me today:

Captain Reed Porter! What can I say? He is sweet, honest, swoon-worthy and dangerous (but in a good way!). He made me want to jump out of planes and go on white water rafting adventures! Feel the Rush is a great story about Meagan, an Army nurse, who moves to Georgia with her roommate, Eva, to start fresh. There she meets Reed.

Meagan is tired of dating all the wrong men. She wants safe and a stable future with her
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Aug 30, 2013 Juewelz - SMIBookClub rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
4 1/2 stars!!!

This book is FUNNY! I think that this is important to note first! Because based on the cover and genre you may not expect to laugh but believe me I laughed!

We all struggle with trying to figure out what the heck the this New Adult genre is. But in my opinion New Adult = Kelsie Leverich!

If you’re in your mid twenties, female and in that WTF stage/quarter life crisis. Then you will extremely relate to Meagan the main female character ! I loved this character! Meagan is in her twent
Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss
Aug 23, 2013 Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss rated it really liked it
Shelves: solider-boy

FEEL THE RUSH BABY!!!! I finally got around to reading Kelsie’s book,
and I don’t know why I waited since I pretty much stalked her to get on tour!!!
J I loved this book!
This was actually the 3 rd Army/ranger/marine in a row- and I totally
loved this one!!!

Meagan, the army brat/nurse almost 30 year old! Destined to
be alone-since every guy she’s been with has been well ya know… a booty call,
commitment phobe, or just not her type.

Best friend Eva, also a Army brat drops the bomb on her that
Aug 13, 2013 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle-hdx
5 Beautiful Stars!

~Arc was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review~

Megan Mitchell has a 5 year plan, find Mr. Right, get married, have two-point-five kids, a house with a picket fence, the whole nine yards but so much for that plan, Megan is about to turn 30! She decides that nothing is holding her back, Megan's best friend Eva, who is a medic in the Army, is being transferred and Megan is moving with her, what better than a new start and hopefully find her Mr. Safe. What Megan do
Aug 23, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
"Sometimes, the things we're afraid of, the things that scare us the most, are the things that give us the biggest rush."

Meagan Mitchell is approaching the big 3-0 and her plans of being married, with children and the white picket fence aren't looking so good. When Meagan was in college the boy who she fell in love with, the one she saw her future with managed to completely shatter her heart into pieces. Since his betrayal Meagan has yet to find love again, which could be a result of the men she
*I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

First of all … Heellllllooooo there man in uniform! My, my, my, aren’t you just H.O.T?!

Yes, I definitely liked Reed Porter A LOT! He was a man who’d been broken by tragedy. A man who didn’t believe he deserved love and happiness and everything else that’s good in life. He was also a man who lived and breathed for the thrills he could find. Meeting Megan and the chase he made for her was one of those thrills until … it was mo
Jessica Moro
Jan 18, 2014 Jessica Moro rated it really liked it
ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great military romance. Second in the series but it's a standalone. It had memorable characters from the heroine and hero to all their friends. There were times I found myself loling. The story seemed predictable but as it developed gathered speed and had great character development. Reed ha become one of my favorite book hero's.

Full review to come on
Holly Noelle
Mar 13, 2014 Holly Noelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of men in uniform
I have mixed feelings about this book.

Truthfully, I almost gave this a lower rating, but the ending saved it.

Feel the Rush focuses on Meagan Mitchell, a nurse who found herself surrounded by military and their many beautiful boys from the start of her career. When her best friend received orders for a different base, she decided to go with her. However, she didn't plan on running directly into the arms of a one-night-stand from so many years ago. Reed Porter, an army captain that lives for the
Aug 22, 2013 Jansen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
O.M.G. I absolutely loved this story!!! Kelsie Leverich just really knows how to draw the reader in from the get-go! I loved all of the back story we got from Meagan & Reed's pasts, it just made their story so much more intense. I managed to read it in under 24 hours, if that tells you anything! What a page turner! Can't wait for book 3!!!
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
4 Felt the Rush Stars!!!

eARC for Honest Review from Intermix (Penguin)

This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. In The Valentine's Arrangement we briefly meet Meagan. In Feel the Rush we get to know her. For Meagan she has knack at picking the wrong guy.

Meagan is tired of one night stands and the Mr. Wrongs, and Mr. Bads so she wants to settle on Mr. Safe. To do this she starts fresh when she follows her best friend and runs into another Mr. NOT Safe but Mr. Tempting only
Rachel Regina
Aug 24, 2013 Rachel Regina rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! I liked the first one, but this one was so much better. It was such a sweet romance about two people coming from tragic pasts that learn to love again! I just LOVE Reed :)
Aug 26, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing
Boy there were some twists that I did not see coming. I love love loved the Epilogue!
Jan 01, 2016 Limecello rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
So the kicker that got me to read this book is that the hero doesn't remember hooking up with the heroine years ago.
Oh my GOSH are so damn many things in this book intertwined, and it's great.
I'm really mad at the book blurb though, so I keep going between three and four stars. :P I know it's not the author's fault. (Or it better not be!)

There were some slightly annoying "classic misunderstandings" - and the hero was an asshat, but he does a pretty good job at groveling, and I can see myself
“Sometimes, the things we’re afraid of, the things that scare us the most, are the things that give us the biggest rush.”

Meagan Mitchell is turning 30 and it’s scaring the shit out of her. She thought by this age she would be married with children and she couldn’t be farther from it. So, she makes a decision. Done are the Mr. Wrongs, the bad boys. She needs the safe ones. Moving across country with her best friend seems to be a good start. However, she didn’t expect someone from her past. She di
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I am a wife and a mommy to two adorable knuckleheads, hair stylist by day, writer by night. My crazy life revolves around my family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it's a crazy mess - but I love it! Drinking wine and reading books helps :)

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