Review: Rush by Gina Gordon

May 11, 2015 Review 1

Review: Rush by Gina Gordon

In this edgy, sizzling romance for fans of Monica Murphy and Abbi Glines, a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.

Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can’t stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can’t-miss experiences, but she hasn’t completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she’s tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.

Inheriting a porn empire isn’t every guy’s dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn’t complaining. It’s just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he’s been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can’t help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love.

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Title: Rush
Author: Gina Gordon
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Reason to Believe
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Author
Published: May 12th 2015
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 292
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames
Gina Gordon

I’m sure by now you’ve read the blurb for Rush and wanted to know what it’s about. Let me break it down for you. Hot boy meets plain Jane girl, sees something special in the girl, decides to help her out, they fall in love and live happily ever after. Sounds simple right? Only this boy is heir to the biggest adult entertainment film maker in Canada. He’s also VP and one of his duties is screening the talent. The girl is a heartbeat away from finishing school to become a lawyer. And what does she need help with? A bucket list of to do’s left by her grandmother.


Let’s start with Everly. Plain, smart, studious. Mom’s a lawyer, dad’s a lawyer. You can pretty much guess why she is on the track to becoming a lawyer. Everly’s grandmother passed away leaving her not only her house but a bucket list of things to do before she finishes school. Things to loosen her up, to live life. Little things like date someone you wouldn’t give the time of day to. Queue Max’s entrance. Hot, rich, cocky. He’s whole life has been about the porn industry. Mom was a porn star, dad is the president. Sole heir to his parents’ dynasty, groomed to take over for his dad, but he feels something is missing. Everly and Max: Two opposites yet so the same. Maybe they got inspiration from


I love this book! What a plot. It really wasn’t what I expected. I thought what with the porn I was going to reading something sleazy. Instead, it was fun, exciting and had me laughing. The adventures Max takes Everly on to take complete her bucket list I couldn’t get enough of. Don’t expect shallow one dimensional characters here. With dueling 1st person POVs we really get to experience their thought and emotions, all their insecurities and desires laid bare for us as we take a wild ride with them to their journey to a HEA. One that they want to live and not chosen for them. Along the way we get to meet a host of secondary characters that you can help but like and want to know more about. I laughed, I cried but mostly I devoured their story in one sitting, Yep, Rush is one of those books that I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning reading because I could not put it down. If I had one complaint about this book that it isn’t a series. I would love to see Ben’s and Grace’s futures.


As my first book by Gina Gordon I keep asking myself why I haven’t discovered her before. Her ability to write a hot story and still keep it fun is simply amazing. I can’t wait to read more of her books. As for reasons why you should read Rush, I’ll give you five.


  1. The bucket list
  2. Study incentives
  3. Levin Accomplishment Room
  4. Vagina molds
  5. Porn has never been this funny.




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GordonAuthor Info

When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordon went after her second dream: becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back. A self-proclaimed happily-ever-after junkie and cupcake connoisseur, Gordon loves spinning contemporary tales of knee-bending first kisses, unconditional love, and super-hot sex. She lives in Milton, Ontario, with her husband and their lovable dog.


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“I’m in the business of bringing fantasy to life, Ms. Parker.” I was mesmerized by the soft swell of her breasts that poked above the neckline of her shirt. So subtle and delicate. “I bet you’ve got a few stored away for a rainy day.”


A sharp snap brought my attention back to her face. “Don’t you know it’s rude not to look someone in the face when talking to them?” When I finally brought my eyes up and away from her breasts, she was glaring at me. Her shoulders had migrated to her ears in annoyance.


I was usually a lot subtler when checking out the opposite sex. Not that I had to be. It was my job to analyze every curve and swell of a woman’s body, but served me right for giving in to my baser desires. She had totally called me on it.


“Hmm . . . I guess I don’t.” I stepped forward and walked around her, just as the hard crunching noise of the coffee grinder went off in the distance.


I liked this girl. She may be hiding what I was positive was an above-average body behind those frumpy clothes, but she had gumption. Confidence. Yet not the confidence I was used to. I made my living working with women who found their sense of self with their bodies. But not this woman. I had an inkling that her confidence originated from being first in her class.


Her head swiveled with my movements and I heard her tiny gasps for breath as I hovered, each time getting closer. Finally, I leaned in and whispered, “Want to teach me a lesson?” I grinned then stepped away, but not before I saw the shiver race up her spine.


So you do have an effect on her.


But when I turned to face her, she had already forgotten my affect on her body. “Somehow I have the feeling you’ve already got a long line of scorned women ready to teach you a lesson in manners.”


I heard Ben chuckle behind me, then clear his throat.


“Touché, Ms. Parker.”


“I have studying to do, so . . .” She lifted her chin, eyes blazing at me. “I’ll leave you to

your meeting.”


“It’s too bad.” I squeezed myself back into the booth and kicked out one leg, resting my arm along the top of the seat back. “Guess I won’t be getting the lashing I so deserve.”


She laughed me off. Actually laughed at my words. Not that cute little giggle women

usually got when I laid it on thick, but laughed at me. “Goodbye.” She walked away, but not before giving me one last look that cut right through me.



I’d been eyed before. By women and men. Always with a glimmer of seduction or the blatant go-ahead to bring them to my bedroom. But never like this. Never with such disregard for everything I was and everything I stood for. This woman didn’t know me. She was just like the others. Judging a book before she looked between the covers—and being a student, she should know better.


But I was used to people belittling my work and my character. I’d dealt with it my whole life. I knew what it was like to have people call my mother a dirty slut. How it felt to have my father compared to a pimp. But even after all the teasing and taunting that only adolescents could hammer at me, never had I ever felt the need to defend myself so thoroughly.


I returned my attention to Ben, Jade, and Stella, almost forgetting why I was here.


“Sorry about that,” Jade said. “Everly can be a bit uptight sometimes. She’s just stressed out with studying.”


“So, where were we,” Stella asked, leaning against me. From across the table, Ben stared with a curious, but shocked face. “I think we were going to give you a little sneak peek of our skills.” She purred and pawed at me like a cat in heat.


I wasn’t interested in watching a show. I was . . . confused. Confused at the fact that I was more interested in the bookworm three tables away than the two beautiful women in front of me.


Was it because I was taken aback by her quick wit and innocent smile? Or was it something more? Was it because she saw right through me? She knew I was Max Levin, the porn guy. But she . . . didn’t care.


I had walked into this café with the intent of meeting and signing two escorts to short- term contracts. Instead, I wanted nothing more than to figure out why that Plain Jane had just woken up my cock. More importantly, why her indifference toward me actually hit a nerve. Women usually batted their eyelashes and looked at me with a dreamy gaze. Not this girl, she wasn’t wooed by my charms or status. And it was fucking intriguing.


“Would you excuse me a minute?”


Ben shot me a quizzical look. “Where are you going?”


“Ladies, would you mind discussing with Mr. Lockwood your boundaries? The type of scenes you’d be willing to film.” I stood and pulled out a draft contract from my pocket. “He’ll also discuss the average payouts.” I looked at him and clapped him on the shoulder. “Page twelve.”


The bookworm had just presented me with a challenge.


I wasn’t done with her. Not by a long shot.

One Response to “Review: Rush by Gina Gordon”

  1. Tasty Book Tours

    Great Review! Thank you so much for hosting RUSH!