Tuesday, May 6, 2014

[Launch Day Blitz + Review]: "Rush" + Giveaway!


Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn's passion. Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she's a total romantic at heart and proud.

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.

When she's not with her family, you can be pretty sure you'll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her. Nyrae also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.

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Rush by Nyrae Dawn
Series: Forever (May 6, 2014)
Genre: New Adult M/M Romance

This new adult, male/male romance will capture the audience who fell in love with Nyrae Dawn's Games Trilogy.

For the love of the game.

Brandon Chase has always defined himself by one thing: football. Tough and athletic, he is a great college player who enjoys the hard hits and the sweaty grind of the gridiron. But when Brandon is injured, only one person can help him get back on track-a forbidden love he's desperately tried to put behind him. 

Alec Andrews has never quite forgiven Brandon for walking away when their friendship turned into something more. But he can't deny help to one of his closest friends. As the two spend the long, hot summer working together, their old attraction comes flooding back.

Now as Alec thinks about coming out to his conservative family and Brandon considers revealing he's a gay football player, the two men must be strong to fight for a love that could be the greatest rush of their lives. 

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Reviews of Dawn's Previous Books:

Facade (#2) -- Musing Maddie

My Review:

Rush is sweet, and touches on very real issues and emotions, which I liked.

It was sexy, but felt very, well, rushed! I wanted the two to slow down and enjoy the exploration scenes more. It only takes two short paragraphs to jerk/suck/fuck each other? Really? I was quiet disappointed by that.

I did feel the whole story, not just the sex, was rushed. I wanted more of everything! More character development, more time with the two men actually together, etc.

Still, for my first Nyrae Dawn book, Rush was a very enjoyable, emotional ride. I will be reading more by this author in the future.

3 1/2 STARS!

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Rush by Nyrae Dawn

There were so many times when we were teenagers where we snuck to places just like this. We’d slip off into the woods to find a spot and we’d talk and then kiss and it was so different than the girl’s I’d done the same thing with. Our shirts would come off and our bodies matched in so many ways and felt so right against each other.
He’d touch me and I’d touch him though we were too stupid and scared to try without clothes between us. I don’t want to be stupid anymore.
“You’re fucking killing me here. You just told me last night you’re still pissed at me. I don’t want to screw-up with you. Not anymore. I’m scared as hell to do the wrong thing.”
I take a step toward him. Then another. It’s all Brandon needs and then he’s coming toward me and backing me against the car. The metal is hot on my back but the sting doesn’t touch the need rushing through me.

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I did really like Rush, and I'm glad I requested it! I'll be back for more of Dawn's books, that's for sure, M/M or M/F! :)

Have you read Nyrae Dawn before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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