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Push the Envelope

(Blythe College #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  5,354 ratings  ·  461 reviews
Looking for an alpha male in your new adult romance read?
You just found one.

Alexa is just your average college junior, attending classes and piloting Mile High Club charter flights. Boys haven't been on her radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy
Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published December 19th 2013 by Rochelle Paige (first published December 17th 2013)
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
I've read this book twice now and I loved it even more the second time around. This has everything in it that I look for.

Alexa is a game changer for Drake. He's man enough to go after what he wants and that's Alexa. He's dominant, possessive but also treats her with respect. Due to a misunderstanding in the beginning, Alexa resists at first and that just made Drake more determined.

There is a bit of other woman and other men drama in this and I didn't even care. The way Drake and Alexa both
A sweet and steamy New Adult Read!

I loved the "Mile High Club" Twist in this book...
Flowers... Check

Chocolates... Check

Champagne chilled and ready to go... check.

Noise canceling headphones so I didn't have to listen to whatever noises were going to float up from the rear cabin... check.

This was so totally not the normal pilot's checklist.
Who knew there were so many middle-aged housewives looking to spice up their marriages?
Push the Envelope is a lovely blend of humor and romance, I'm
Harper Sloan
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved! I'm a sucker for the over the top, crazy in love alphas. You give me one of those and I'm sold. Add in a heroine I actually don't want to hurt and hello, winner! Not only did I love watching their story play out but I became attached to the secondary characters and I really can't wait for Jackson's story!

2.5 stars!!


Eh, I barely made it through this read. It just wasn't for me. One of my biggest peeves is insta love and this book pretty much has it in spades for claiming everlasting love in a short spic of time.

The female protagonist is Alexa, a college business major and co-pilot of a private jet run alongside her father. She sees Drake, a rich/hotshot rugby player transfer, at a party and develops an instant attraction for him. However, what she does not already know is that he too feels a
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
5 stars for the hero, 3 stars for the setting/story = 4 stars

Fast paced read that has the ever elusive rainbow unicorn…the perfect alpha. If you like your books with a strong hero that is dominate, sexy, sweet and knows how to take care of his lady, this is the book.

Both Drake and Alexa were great characters. Unfortunately, I felt that these characters would have worked better in a story when they were older. Both of them are mature and Drake doesn’t talk like any kind of college student I’ve
Sheryl C. Nash
So I picked this up PURELY on Aurora Rose Reynolds's recommendation on Facebook (you write about some TRULY ALPHA MALES Aurora, and if you reckoned that Drake was all that, then heck I had to check it out for myself!!!) and I gotta admit I enjoyed the BEJESUS outta it!!!! So much so, that now I can't wait to read Jackson's story in Hit the Wall!!!!
I just loved this Hero!

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Give me some possessive, jelous alpha boyfriend that is crazy in love with the heroine! Yeah that kind of hero always pull me in...being ONE WOMAN Man! and no one pretty much existed for him apart from the heroine...
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This was just a very sweet romance with a sweet and likable heroine and hot, possessive and jealous Hero that would do just anything to keep her! I would have liked to be more in depth, but the crazy alpha hero just made up for it and the fact he put in
Aurora Reynolds
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can not wait until everyone meets Drake he is so yummmiiiieeee.......
I upped my rating to 5 stars because I liked this one even more the second time around. Drake is a j/p hero just like I like them. He sees Alexa and immediately no other will do. He treats her like gold (until one time he doesn’t) but he makes up for it. Can’t wait to continue this series. Thanks for the BR Mindy!!
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
This book wasn't one for me. I found it hard to keep concentration on the writing, I'm not sure why and I'm saddened that I couldn't. I found myself skimming through most of the pages.

The characters were ok, The storyline was a little too plain and would have been better with a little more drama lol. This one just didn't do it for me.

I'll definitely try another book in the future from this author.
Apr 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
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FREE on Amazon today (4/14/2018)! ...more

I was actually shocked how much I enjoyed this. My expectations were low. The cover didn't impress me all that much and it's a debut indie author. but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not trying to be mean when I say that at all. I think I've just read one too many indie books in the past couple months that really disappointed me. But I'll never stop taking that gamble because when you find a brand new, self-published author with undiscovered talent, it's great to be able to share that with your
Dina Rivera
Where the heck did all these 4 and 5 stars come from? I feel hosed. I am sitting here thinking... What was the point of that book?! Okay, I will admit I have read a lot worse, but I had high expectations due to all those stars that people were giving it. Did I read the same book? I am so confused. Alexa is a pilot at the young age of twenty, (kind of unbelievable but I could get past it) I was already thinking wow this chick is so cool! Drake is your typical college playboy. He plays rugby, ...more
I felt ancient reading this. The characters are juniors in college and so 20/21 but they seemed much younger.

This was the well worn girl-who-doesn't-realize-how- irresistible-she-is-reforms-a-man-whore-with-one-glance- through-her-velvety-lashes plot. Alexa is funding her education by working part time as a pilot for her father's charter jet company and Drake is the well to do and exceedingly sweet college sports star. There's the usual scenes where he goes all alpha whenever another guy looks
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
How happy am I that this was a freebie? So damn happy!!

So this was a lot of insta not that that's a problem for me normally. But I like to be prepared and this insta was a bit too fast and naha for me. Drake gave me a stalkerish vibe without the stalking but a whole creepy... He was just that creepy to me.. Somethings he said made me think like let me get my pan and I'll smack some sense in ya! He just worked on my nerve, maybe that was me, maybe that was him.. It bothered me to no end that he
I quit at only 23%. The dialogue was a bit cheesy. The insta lust or whatever it was between Drake and Alexa is totally overboard. I mean he's domineering towards her after ONE sight at a party? I love an alpha male but not the way this one is told. It doesn't flow for me. It didn't set Drake up at all. He wasn't an alpha male to me. More like a fake ass alpha male. I get where the Jackson story is going when it comes to Alexa. That came on a bit strong too. Aubrey came across as a loud ass ...more
Sam (AMNReader)
My eyeballs are stuck in the back of my head.

It's about a three hour read, and it's not worth it.

DNF at 40% (a lot of skimming)
Cocky frat boy isn't doing it for me, with his off and on interest and hot and cold emotion.

Getting that from about 20 pages with him. Weird obsessive behavior...NOPING this one.

I like the idea of feeding you your favorite foods.

And they do not give good innuendo.
Incredibly bad

Wow! This is awful, even by the standards of New Adult = horrendously poor writing and formulaic, stupid, abusive non-stories.

Plus, it's boring.

Lendle loan.
When I first saw the cover of Push the Envelope I thought it was going to be your typical college-girl-falls-for-the-athlete story, but the cover is deceiving. Once I read the synopsis I knew that the story was going to be slightly different from what I have read these past few days :).

Alexa is a college girl that works with her father as pilots, and she also pilots the Mile High Club :). She has gone through a bad experience with her last boyfriend, that has left her not wanting to jump into
4.5 Alpha Loving Stars!


I am currently doing a challenge and one of the requirements was to Read a College Romance so I picked up Push the Envelope . I am not going to lie, I was a little apprehensive going into this one as there were a few mixed reviews amongst my goodreads friends but once again, that worry was for nothing. This book was fantastic. The only problem I had with it was that it was so good I now have to finish the entire series before I can move on to the next challenge
***3 cute stars***
The beginning was really good and it really hooked me on.... It was a cute story that was worth reading.
The part I liked the most was the jealousy part, I mean it wasn't clear that he had been jealous but, then after you find out, its actually really adorable...

I read this book a while ago but just forgot to log it...But it had been a good book to read, there was a section in the book that dragged and that part made the book loose the thrill to it but except for that, it
When Drake saw Alexa for the first time, he knew she was meant to be his. He had not expected she would belong to another. Alexa has not dated since her highschool boyfriend betrayed her, instead of jumping back in the waters she spends her time focusing on school and piloting Mile High Club charter flights.

Alexa's interest is sparked by Drake but his hot and cold attitude has her second guessing that interest. When Drake realizes he may have misinterpreted the situation he thought Alexa was
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not quite sure what the title has to do with the story but I really did enjoy this book! .. in a way it was the usual love story but it had so many hilarious moments that I laughed out loud to.. I kinda wished for more of a epilogue .. totally LOVED the alpha male in him an it wasn't a cocky attitude more of a confident attitude :-) Rochelle you did a great job amazing writhing :-)
K. Webster
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely LOVED this book! The main characters were completely lovable. Drake was the ultimate book boyfriend and I fell head over heels for him right along with Alexa. I completely devoured this book and most definitely recommend it!
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put it down before it was finished, and can not wait until the next book in the series.. There is no need to elaborate more when the best one can do is pick it up annd read........
Jan 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Since I refuse to have a DNF this week, I finished it. So that's a positive. The plot was cliche, the characters were lame, the cover just weirds me out. Overall, nope.
How did I make it all these years without meeting Drake?
OMGeeee he was absolute perfection...
taveena kade
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I honestly didn’t like Drake, but the Mile High Club twist was really fun.
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is funny, witty and a bit of naughty -- over the top naughty actually but it did not sit well on me. The characters are awesome considering what they can do, what Drake can do but he has some pet peeves that bugs me. The whole idea of the story is fine but I can't help snorting on some scenes that are foreseeable and is followed by lame comebacks, not all though.

The characters were totally perfect for each other, I envy them. But I have a downside feeling to both of them. At first I
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ah, Romancelandia: where the men are all whores, the heroines are pure, and every woman who isn't the flaky best friend is a man-stealing skank.

Really, that's all you need to know about this book. It embraces the usual stereotypes and provides nothing that hasn't been written in a thousand other NA books.

Drake is supposed to be a baby alpha, but he's just your typical frat douche whose pushy behavior ( "Babe, I will have you, and you'll love it") would call for a restraining order if he weren't
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