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About the Author
- File Size : 1865 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 312 pages
- Publisher : Brianna Lee; 1st Edition (May 5, 2014)
- Publication Date : May 5, 2014
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00K5YG4FG
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #813,376 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I give you - Rush Into You!!!
An unbelievable 4.5 ***** from The Sassy Bookista!!
Reading this book for me was like a whirlwind. I never knew where it was going or how the moments would play out. After the prologue, I was in tears. Tears I tell you! I felt as broken as Gabriella Carter was. I saw the horror of how, in an instant, someone could be changed. But it's not until later in the book I found out the sequence of events that led to the moments in those beginning pages. I can honestly say, that this book moved me. Gabby was an addict and a very much hated person in her community. Everyone knew her - for the wrong reasons. The intricacies were stunning! How the author takes a piece of time and just catapults the reader into the story. To feel Gabby's pain, to feel her guilt and regret. Wow! This was a different read than what I'm used to. The events in this book are as raw as they come. There is no sugar coat on them. It was hard to read those very low moment of a characters life. Even as I despised Gabby for the things she was doing - I loved her! I loved her sense of self in ways I really couldn't see yet but knew they were coming. I loved her tenacity - again, there were no immediate ways to describe this, but I knew her best days were ahead of her. I feel this much for a character was shocking. Don't get me wrong folks, I have read many a book that I really felt them. That palpable tension - good or bad. But with Rush Into You - there's no way to describe it but to say I felt for her. Not just the things of Gabby's past, but the things that were to come for her. She see's herself as the lowest scum and treats herself that way, too. Gabby has had an emotional life - but she tries to block all the feeling out. Becoming a numb shell of someone who once was. So I felt for her - for the light at the end of the tunnel of turbulence that she couldn't yet see.
"The life I lived was my purgatory, and I was only alive so that I could suffer for all my sins."
Gabby finds Ryker Rosse at a moment when she needs him the most. Ryker saved her. In more ways than one. I saw him as a guardian angel sent from above. He was tall, tattooed and lean. The most memorable thing about Ryker - aside from everything! - are his eyes. They are blue and yellow. "...like sapphires and gold." *sigh* I know, right! Back to the important stuff... Ryker works as a bartender. But he also races bikes. Illegal, street bike races are his livelihood. Makes him seem bad boy - but he's really not. He's also got a painful history. But he has had to overcome a few things in his life as well. We get one chapter in his POV and it's heart-stopping. What happens in this chapter becomes his secret and it stripped me to my core. But it was beautiful too. The urgency, the care, the compassion and utter strength Ryker shows in that chapter are nothing short of amazing! And he continues with these traits throughout the book. The intensity between Ryker and Gabby melted me. He was the only one to speak to her, to treat her as she believed she didn't deserve. Ryker brought a sparkle to her eyes. He saw the beauty in her when no one else did. Saw that there was something more to Gabby. He knows what she used to be. He saw first hand, but the actual chain of events that led her to that lifestyle...she's keeping close to her. Ryker wants to strip the walls bear and break them down. He wants to help carry the weight of her guilt and regret she constantly feels. Ryker was pretty amazing all around. He's one of the most respectful book boyfriends I've ever read.
"This is a f*@ked up way to tell you, and not how I planned it al all, but I love you. I f*@king fell in love with you, Gabby."
This is yet another book I could chat about for days to come! The chemistry Ryker and Gabby share is off the charts scorching HOT!! The passion that burns between them even brighter. They are two people simply meant to be together, fated to be together. Two characters that I loved every second of reading. The issues in the book are real. More real than many other problems in our world. Some moments are gritty, dark, frightening, daunting. I thought - how does one get over such tragedy? Only to have their world almost taken from them. How do strangers get through such horrific events in time? Then we have moments that are touching, raw. Moments filled with euphoria and hope. It is those moments that make walking through the dark worth it. Those moments of being at her lowest of lows... Gabby Carter found herself rushing into the light. Rushing Into Ryker Rosse.
When I started Rush into You and the further I got into it, I never would have thought it was from a first time author. This book had so much involved in it. Gabby was such a sad but powerful character and had so much description. The character evolution was amazing. You got to know her and while I didn't agree with her choices that she had made, I understood her. Brianna Lee did such an amazing job with this character.
Ryker was the most perfect guy for Gabby. He was patient and understanding. He didn't push her or push her away when he easily could. I would have liked to hear from him more but his was Gabby's story. Her story of healing and growing with Ryker right along side of her. If it wasn't for Ryker, Gabby would have been dead. Not only did he save her, he helped to heal her.
I applaud Brianna Lee on her first book. It is an amazing story.
Do you ever find those books that from the minute you read the blurb and see the cover you just KNOW they are going to be something special? It doesn’t happen too often for me, but from the minute I saw the cover reveal, I knew this was going to be one of those books. I am a lover of good writing and broken characters; the more damaged the better! Finding this combination from a debut author is rare, but when you do, you grab on tight and never let go. I was attracted to the cover, drawn in by the blurb, and the content settled in my heart only solidifying its rightful place. Like the characters when they were the motorcycles, this Rush Into You took me on a ride like no other and I never wanted it to end.
~I saw nothing.
I felt nothing.
I was nothing.~
You’ve no doubt read many books that deal with the aftermath of drunken driving. What was so unique about this story however was it centered on the person who unknowingly caused it. Like the drugs Gabby took to cope, it will be a bitter pill to swallow. How do you reconcile a character who, though it was an accident, knowingly got behind the wheel of a vehicle intoxicated? How can you forgive this character who cannot even forgive herself? The answer is simply that you get to know her. You live her grief, you see how deeply she struggles, and you experience all the hatred that is thrown her way. Then you watch her hit rock bottom and slowly start to turn her life around. There’s no fixing the damage Gabby caused. There’s no happy ending for the lives she took. But there can be forgiveness for a stupid mistake. And forgiveness for and from everyone involved is the only way to continue living life. How, why, and does this happen is just something you will have to read for yourself. There is no right or wrong answer. There just is.
~“Still leaving on the back of my bike?”
“Only if your lips are still planning on being on mine.”~
I enjoyed not only Gabby’s road to redemption but also the love story of her and Ryker immensely. The way he was there for her unconditionally, even only knowing part of her story and the reasons behind what drove her. From where they met to where they ended, the road was paved with heartfelt confessions and just learning to live again. They accepted each other so fully it brought tears to my eyes. For truly, if you seek it, there can always be forgiveness and redemption. I am a firm believer in everything coming full circle, and this book does that and more. Phenomenal debut from this debut author and I look forward to future installments in this extension series.