ARC Review: Rush Into You

Title: Rush Into You
Author: Brianna Lee
Series: Rush #1
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
My Rating: 3 Stars

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?

Rush Into You has a compelling synopsis and amazing cover that made me want to read it badly, but sad to say, I was greatly disappointed by this book. 

Gabby used to have it all. Being a cheerleader and part of the debate team, she was popular in their town. That is, until everything changed that night. She used drugs and alcohol to numb away the pain. Everyone hates her now, that's why she was so surprised when Ryker, the bartender in the bar that night talked to her. 

Gabby felt respected for the first time since that night, and she feels like Ryker can see through her. But then something happens, and Gabby doesn't see Ryker until years later. 

The premise of the book was so compelling that I had high hopes for this book. But all I felt was disappointment. It was driving me crazy how much I couldn't connect with Gabby, and I didn't feel anything throughout the whole. My mind was telling me that this book was supposed to be heart-clenching, but my heart couldn't feel anything! Also, I knew in my mind that Ryker was a really good guy and does all the swoony things, but I didn't feel one bit towards him. I was so frustrated because of that! 

Towards the middle of the book when Ryker was asking Gabby about her past, I felt a bit annoyed by how repeating and over-dramatic Gabby's words were, and I felt like punching her! I hated how the suspense was dragged on for so long, only to get to the end and find out that it's just that.

It's not exactly boring, because I managed it, but it's not exactly fun either. I'm not saying that this book was bad and you shouldn't read it or anything like that, but for me, it was just neutral. I don't feel anything. I feel like I'm not making much sense now so I should probably stop, but let me just say that the story is amazing, but I just can't connect. Maybe it's more of a personal taste kind of thing. Others seemed to have liked it. I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm really stopping now, bye!

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