Review: Rush (Carolina Bad Boys #5) by Rie Warren

November 17, 2016 Review 0

Review: Rush (Carolina Bad Boys #5) by Rie Warren

Hot girls, hot cars, and time behind bars . . . I’m the most unsuitable dude for pretty girl-next-door Shiloh Lockhart.

I’m the black sheep of the Rush family, cut off from the bourbon distillery dynasty. Shrug. They didn’t approve of the high-octane rap sheet of arrests marring my pretty boy, prep school upbringing. Hot girls, hot cars, and time behind bars for illegal street racing—what can I say? Speed is in my blood.

Now I’ve cleaned up. I’m being good. I’ve got my own plans, and they for damn sure don’t include Shiloh Lockhart. Shy. The goddamn classic girl next door. She shows up out of the clear blue, turning all the MC dudes into drooling manwhores. But not me. I’ve got too much to lose to risk falling for a perfect girl like her.

When Shy’s overprotective folks tell her I’m bad news, they’re right. But come to find out she’s already endured more than her fair share of shit-gone-bad in her life, and she’s convinced I won’t make it any worse. Shy couldn’t be more wrong.

I haven’t seen Max since he got kicked out of the Rush family home years ago. Now I’m determined to get back in touch with the boy I used to crush on growing up. They call him Handsome at the motorcycle club he belongs to, and I can see why. The long dark brown hair. The smoldering whiskey-colored eyes. The sculpted face and big muscled body.

Too bad he’s intent on treating me like a kid sister. Hmm. We’ll see how long that lasts, because to squash this schoolgirl crush I need to be with Max just once . . . turns out one taste of Rush isn’t enough.

My situation is life threatening, but what he’s hiding is even more dangerous. Too late. Rush is already in my blood..

Title: Rush
Author: Rie Warren
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, In His Command, Stone, At Your Service, Love, In the Fast Lane
Series: Carolina Bad Boys #5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Stone, At Your Service, Love, In the Fast Lane, Ride: In Between the Covers, Steele: Into Your Heart
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: October 3, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Theme
Pages: 256
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

When I originally started reading the Carolina Bad Boys, I found it fresh and amazing. Josh’s book was DaBomb! Next up was Nicky’s story and it was also top notch. Both felt very different from each other. Then there were Brodie’s and Boomer’s stories, which were great stories, however they felt…similar. Throw in two spin off series and now back to the CBB series with Rush, and well, I’m feeling like each book is the same.


Now don’t get me wrong, all the books are good reads. Rush is unique as Shiloh has a secret that I rarely see in any books and the treatment she gets from Handsome’s old club is cringe-worthy horror. There are some very bad triggers here folks of the un-con variety so read with caution. Outside of that, there are moments between these two are humorous, hot and exciting. There is, unfortunately, I’m feeling like a checklist requirement for each book. Hot biker, falls for goody girl, who is deep down inside a biker chick, throw in hot sex, wanting to tap that backdoor, massive problem arises, hot biker needs to rush in and save the day -sometimes with the help of his friends, HEA. Yes, all these checks are there and it’s all tired together with a very sweet HEA.


Look, I get it. It’s a working formula that fans are eating up. However, for me, I miss the originality the first books had. I’m not saying I won’t continue with the series. Far from it. I have vested this amount of time, I’m going to keep going. I’m just hoping that the rest of the series maybe (hopefully) finds its own voice separate from the rest.


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