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For those of you who don't know me, I'm a bookseller, post graduate job seeker, avid reader, and a blogger. :)
Rush Me by Allison Parr is a fun story featuring Rachel, a girl trying to find her way in NYC, and Ryan, the hotshot NY Leopards quarterback.
Rachel somehow stumbles upon players of the NY Leopards. Although she knows nothing about football, she’s quickly included into the group. Ryan and Rachel constantly clash and easily make assumptions about each other, making their relationship an interesting one. there never seems to be a dull moment between them.
Easily Ryan and Rachel are the highlight of the story, even though Abe is quickly the first one to make future plans with her. I love how even though they may act like they are annoyed with each other, Ryan never actually shuts her out (except that first time). To the other teammates, she was easily always Ryan’s girl.
Rachel’s need to get her bearing as an adult was one of her main problems in this book that caused many conflicts. (Although it’s such childish drama, I can’t help but side with Rachel regarding her high school bully. Her high school bully introducing Ryan as “my friend Ryan” at their 5-year high school reunion was totally for her personal gain.) I think I liked this so much because I relate to Rachel’s situation in many ways. If my high school had a 5-year reunion, it’d be next year after all. So I get the whole coming to an adult thing. Luckily for me, I never had a high school bully. So at least I’m good in that aspect.
Overall, I’d totally give Rush Me five stars. When I think of a “New Adult” novel, I’d totally think of this. Rachel is what I imagine as a new adult. (As a side note, I know many college stories are being labeled as “new adult,” and I do love them. But honestly, I think a new adult is more like someone in their early twenties and in that after college “now what?” phase.)