Book 1, White Lace - A White Lace Novel
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In a juicy read hailed by bestselling author Stacey Kennedy as “perfectly sweet, sexy, and fabulously fun,” a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.
Everly: My life so far has been one crazy blur. I can’t believe I’m about to graduate from law school and I haven’t even completed a single one of the meaningful, can’t-miss experiences my grandmother left for me in a bucket list. Then I meet Max Levin. Loaded and cocky, he is so not my type. In other words, he’s the perfect guy for the first item on my grandmother’s list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.
Max: Inheriting my father’s adult entertainment company may not be every dude’s dream (scratch that, it probably is), but I’m not complaining. It’s just that until I meet Everly Parker, I had no idea what I was missing. She’s sweet, she’s ambitious—and she makes me wonder what the future might hold if I choose a normal relationship over the family business. The more the pressure mounts, the more I want to run away with Everly. Because being with her is the wildest ride of all.
Praise for Rush
“Sizzling sexual scenes are plentiful, but Gordon makes it clear that the attraction between Everly and Max goes much deeper than the physical allure.”—Publishers Weekly
“Clear your schedule—once you start, you won’t stop! Gina Gordon never disappoints.”—New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin
“Everything you want in a romance and more!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy
“With a standup guy who’s about more than just being hot and a captivating storyline, Rush by Gina Gordon is a great choice for romance lovers who want a quick, fun read.”—Pretty Sassy Cool
“A fantastic story with many laughs, a few tears and some heavy duty romance (and lust!), which made it all the more special for me.”—LeAnn’s Book Reviews
“Gina Gordon’s writing is flawless. She knows how to tell a damn good story, one that will fly by much faster than you want it to. You become so immersed in it that you don’t even realize how much time has passed since you started the first page. The only regret you have is that it’s come to an end!”—Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
“I thought the book was well written, sexy, funny and thoughtful. It was definitely a surprise and I highly recommend it!”—These Books Are My Friends
“Rush was a fun, surprising New Adult read that I would recommend readers to check out. I loved the message of this book. It reminds readers to pursue their own happiness and true passion. And, most important, to never judge a book by its cover. So if you are looking for a book that has so much depth, then I would suggest you to read Rush.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
From Publishers Weekly
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Hot and Sexy!!!
“I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Rush was funny and sexy, plus hot. Everly Parker and Max Levin are from different ways of life. Everly is about to graduate from law school and Max is casting director for a porn production company. Max wants to help Everly with a bucket list that her grandmother left her to complete before she graduates. That's when all the fun starts!!!
Heartwarming Fun With Sizzle
I received a ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.
Max Levin eats, lives, and breathes the porn industry. His parents started White Lace Productions over twenty years ago and soon it will be his. His mother was a famous porn star while his dad ran the company and he has always been surrounded by the business growing up. He was raised to take over this business but lately he hasn't been happy about what lies ahead.
One day when Max and his best friend Ben Lockwood go to an interview at a local cafe to meet with some escorts about becoming part of the porn industry he is thrown off of his game by a cute friend of one of the escorts who is studying for law school. It is the first time in months that he has been interested in the opposite sex and when she drops some papers he comes to her aid to pick everything up.
Everly Parker is the complete opposite than Max she is shy and very insecure about her sexuallity she has never had time for boyfriends or sports her number one priority has been studying so she can be a lawyer like her parents. She currently lives in her late grandmas' house since it is closer to school and it was her grandma who had always wished that poor Everly would live a little instead of studying all the time. She had even written up a bucket list for Everly and although her grandma had been dead for a few months Everly still hadn't crossed one thing off the list yet. So that day when she dropped her papers and the Sexy Max had picked up her papers she is totally distracted and starts to glance at her bucket list.After a few minutes Max cannot concentrate on the interview so he goes over to talk to the shy Everly, and that is when he sees the bucket list and tells Everly that he will help her check an item off the list to get her started.
So Max set out to prove to Everly that there is more to him than what everybody thinks of someone in the porn industry, and so over the next few weeks after they continue to check off more and more on her list Everly finds that he is sexy, sweet, funny, kind and generous. But although she sees all this in him she still doesn't see the most important thing because both of them don't think they are good enough for the other. Will they both get their happy ever after? Will Max's family secret ruin everything? Will everly let what others say about Max ruin their future? Absolutely fell in love with Max and his determination and the effort he put into making Everly his number one priority. The journey to their happy was sweet and fun and above all else heartwarming with sizzle at the same time. You need to read this one.
. There’s very little not to like in this read in one sitting book
Mild-mannered, soon to graduate from law school, plain Jane, too busy to breathe with newly acquired bucket list Everly meets the smoking hot heir to, and former star of the largest porn empire in Canada, Max. Come for the premise – stay for the fun!
And this was a FUN story: far from dipping into what could have been a quagmire of sleaze with the porn connections, Max is funny, rich, a touch on the cocky side (no pun intended) and the only child and heir to a thriving industry. Everly’s life has been far different: both her parents are lawyers and dedicated to hard work reaping rewards. Everything Everly does is with an eye to her future career, until her grandmother dies and leaves her a house and a bucket list that she is to complete BEFORE the end of law school. Quite a devious and forward thinking grandmother here!
Told in alternating first person points of view, we see the characters as they really are, and get some insight on the facades they project, as well as their own issues, insecurities and desires. It’s all on show, and to great effect. Gordon doesn’t leave this as the only insight into the characters though: a host of secondary characters that are as compelling as Everly and Max, and have plenty to say about everyone! Working through Everly’s grandmother-created bucket list present challenges and options for them both, and allow them to see futures of their own making, not just their parent’s expectations.
Yes – this did have some sexy moments and some funny moments, but never quite lost the heart or the honest emotions of the characters, even as you were laughing at study incentives or wondering just how long it took for the bucket list ideas to come forward. There’s very little not to like in this read in one sitting book, and trust me, porn has never been so funny!
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility