Rushing Into Love by Ashelyn Drake
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books
As a college junior, Mindy
That is until Ben Whitmore shows up and serenades his way into her heart at the dorm social she’s running. And after hearing him sing, even Mindy can’t deny that he has a deep, sexy voice that makes her melt.
Even though Mindy makes it clear that she doesn’t date younger guys, Ben pursues her anyway. After all, he doesn’t seem like the typical college freshman, who is only interested in hooking up, partying until he can’t remember his name, or joining a frat. He’s a gentleman, a romantic, and definitely knows all the right things to say to sweep a girl off her feet.
So Mindy drops her guard. She allows herself to fall for him. Before she knows it, Ben is all she can think about. To her, he’s perfect.
But it doesn’t take Mindy long to discover that even the most perfect guys…
A whirlwind romance full of passion, emotion, and broken hearts.
Y’all already know that I’m a huge fan of this series. I love revisiting the college years; the rollercoaster of emotions, the new found freedom, and all the firsts that come with making decisions all on your own. Each book in this series makes me smile back on my own college experience.
Mindy is the responsible R.A., a junior who is over the crazy antics of the incoming freshman-been there, done that. She’s watched a few girls on her floor meet the perfect guy, and she’s ready for her turn. Only she’s looking for someone more like her, you know someone who’s over partying all the time, someone with a future beyond the next kegger.
In walks Ben. He sweeps her off her feet by serenading her at a freshman social. He’s tall, dark, gorgeous, he can sing..........one major problem though. He's a freshman! Her head tells her to run for the hills, but her heart and her body want her to give in. Besides, Ben is so into her. It’s obvious by the romantic lengths he goes to in order to win her over. So she vetoes her head and gives in. All is perfect with the world…..or is it?
I really liked Mindy. As much as I adore every female character in this series I definitely relate the most to her. She’s sensible and responsible. I love her relationship with Mike (who is so stinkin’ cute….here’s hoping the next story is his). I fell for Ben right along with her and even wanted to shout at her to just go for it.
Ben is the dream guy. He’s THAT guy who can say the cheesiest pick up line and still make every girl swoon. Admit it; we’ve all known someone like him. It’s hard to not fall for him.
I enjoyed catching up with old favorites Andy, Noelle, and Julia. It’s nice to see they are all doing well. Missed Darren, but since he’s banned from being around Julia on campus it was expected.
I can’t rave enough about this series. Each book is a fun, quick read that will touch your heart and make you smile. If your college years are behind you like me, you will remember how wonderful and life changing those days were. And if you aren’t there yet or are just now experiencing it, you will laugh along with the mistakes, triumphs, and embarrassing moments these characters experience as they navigate the waters of their first steps into adulthood.
Now, for a little fun inspired by Ben. If you’ve never seen Top Gun,
what planet are you on it is a timeless movie that will always claim
the rights to the best karaoke scene ever. And yes, there was a time when Tom
Cruise was just freakin’ awesome!
About the Author
New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management Group. Look for her upcoming N.A. title, Romancing the R.A. (S.B. Addison Books, 2013).
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