Rush was such a great book. I truly read this book in one day and I was sneaking to read more when I was supposed to be working. Finn and Aspen meet by chance one day. Aspen is your everyday working woman trying to make it in the city. Finn is a software developer crashing on a friend’s couch which happens to be Aspen’s neighbor. They instantly click and start to fall for each other. Both of them have hang ups from the past and one has some secrets that can destroy their future. I really enjoyed these characters and how their story unfolded. Looking forward to more with this author.
Rush (The Boys of RDA #1) by Megan Matthews was an okay read that was a little bit of a slow burn.
This quirky dream guy fantasy like read has all the things I look for when reading rom-comms. But, I will say that, this book did fall a little short on the flow, pacing and overall excitement.
I loved Finn, he was pure male fan-service. He did have some moments I wasn’t fond off, but that just made him all the more real and enjoyable. A billionaire nerd, my dream come true. He really stole the show for me, and was my fav character in the whole book. As for Aspen, for a girl with an MBA, at times I wonder how she got through grad school. And the way she made fun of Finn’s job, that didn’t sit well with me at all. Shallow thinking and just plain old mean. I also didn’t like how she didn’t connected the dots about Finn, it was right there, and I caught on in seconds. Just to put this in perspective, it was her narrative that I connected the dots through, as in, through her eyes, her voice. I just feel like Aspen as dumped down, and there was no need for it; I think she was a missed opportunity. The overall story was a little slow for my liking, and there was a lot of lulls between “action”. The book wasn’t that much of a rush, but I did still very much like the overall concept and plot.
Overall this story had all the makings of a laugh out loud rom-comm, but just missed the mark. I did however enjoyed the overall story, there’s some pretty solid moments, and like I said, Finn is an amazing character and I loved reading about him. Aspen’s best friend is also a very solid character and really brought out a good side to Aspen that would have been otherwise missed, and actually made me like her.
So though I have mixed feelings about this book, there are some good things going on, and Finn’s and Aspen growing relationship was believable and at times fun. So please take my recommendation and my stamp of approval that even though I wasn’t fully on board, reading is subjective and you might fall head over heels for this feisty read.
-Review by @eawalsh
Rush by Megan Matthews
This is the first book in the Boys of RDA series and I can say that it’s definitely off to a good start! I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very refreshing. The author has definitely created characters that we can relate to. The book was just a page turner I couldn’t put it down.
I really like how the author creates the drama around Finn and Aspen. The way that they meet and get together is actually quite realistic. I found that even though there was a bit of up and down for Finn and Aspen it just adds to the book and keeps the reader’s interest. I really look forward to reading more from this author and this series in the future.
Rush (The Boys of RDA Book 1) by Megan Matthews is a contemporary romance story with comedic flair. Megan Matthews is a new author to me, and I found her writing style to be fresh and free flowing. The characters are developed and could be my friends. The story was genuine and fun. I cannot wait to get into the next story in this series. A little about the story, if you can imagine a graduate student who is ready to tackle the world moves to San Francisco. This is a new start for her and she cannot wait to start living life. She moves into this apartment that has some of the most ridiculous rules. She will keep her head down and follow all the rules except she has noticed the hottie who moved in the apartments. Will she be able to execute her five-year plan, or will she fall short of her goals?
Reviewed by @firestars0002
Rush by Megan Matthews is book one of The Boys of RDA series. This book is a contemporary romantic comedy and the first book I’ve read by this author. I really enjoyed the story.
Aspen has everything going for her. She has a new apartment thanks to her sister in law, even if it has ridiculous rules for her to follow. She is going to stick to her plan and focus on work. When she quite literally falls into Finn, things start to change a little. Finn seems to be around any time Aspen needs him which has her scared that it is too good to be true. Will Finn be there for Aspen when she really needs him?
The book was enjoyable. The characters were engaging. The book was written so well that I could picture myself in San Francisco. Overall, the book was great, engaging and fun to read. Can’t wait to read more of this series.
Reviewed by @angelfra6
Rush (The Boys of RDA Book 1) by Megan Matthews
This was my first book by this author and I loved it…Was a fun break from the heavier books I’ve been reading lately, not that I don’t love those as well but this one was a lot of fun..Don’t get me wrong there were times I wanted to slap someone or throw my kindle at the wall but in the end I was completely satisfied and can not wait to read more of this series and want to check out whatever else this author has available.
I loved the main characters Aspen and Finn and love their names even, and something I thought made the book that much better was the friendships and family members that were written. This author also took great care in describing locations, something I find sometimes to be too wordy and cause me to skim, but this one had me actually picturing everything in my mind and I truly appreciated that.
I highly recommend reading this story and I’m sure if you do you will be as excited as I am to read more.
Review by @debikircher
Rush begins with me being drawn in immediately. Aspen literally falls at Finn’s feet. Gosh, even their names are hawt!! The story has that zing, already promising to dazzle the reader.
Aspen sells dog food and Finn designs video games. They meet at the apartment complex where they both live. Aspen hasn’t been in San Francisco long, so Finn shows her around a bit. They are getting to know one another, with both of them really liking what they see, so far. Their patience wears thin when their hunger for each other increases. Aspen cannot resist the allure of Finn.
Emotions are high, the wrong conclusions are reached. Aspen feels Finn judged her unfairly and incorrectly, and she let him know that, in no uncertain terms. Finn would give anything for another shot, and even though a tiny little voice tells her to turn away and not look back, she is unable to ignore the heat between them, and is just too attracted to Finn to let him go without a fight.
Finn seems like your typical gamer dude, but holy man, it is a totally different story in the bedroom. He knows what he wants and he knows how to please a woman. He is certainly no alpha male, but he is definately not a spineless wimp, either. He seems to be pretty much everything Aspen wants in a man. She yearns for the chance to spend time with Finn, when he is not jumping to conclusions,that is.
Finn has things that he has been hiding, and when Aspen finds out, she is hurt that she was the last to know. Aspen has never hidden anything from Finn, preferring the honest approach, to the one of omitting information from the person they are trying to build something with. The dynamic between them is a complex one. I always got the feeling that Finn was never totally comfortable with Aspen. Maybe because of all the things he keeps close to his chest was taking it’s toll. It was difficult to get a handle on Finn, whereas Aspen was like an open book. While I love a good mystery, and the challenge of finding out how someone ticks, it is refreshing to read about a character that you know, straight up, how they work, taking the guesswork out and allowing you just to immerse yourself into their fantasy and dream away.
Rush is Book #1 in the Boys of RDA series, and my first time reading this author’s work. The book was highly enjoyable, with a free flowing storyline, as well as characters that provided a great escape into their world. Although parts were sometimes predictable, the book was still
captivating and difficult to put down. A thrill to read and I am looking forward to LAg, Book #2 in the Boys of RDA series.
Loved this book! The author does a fantastic job writing what I found to be a fast paced story with compelling characters. The storyline was well developed and richly detailed. The characters were resolute and relatable. I couldn’t put this book down before I finished the last page. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Rush by Megan Matthews is the first hook in the Boys of RDA series is. This book is a good start to a new series and is one I will be wanting to read more of.
I do have to say that at times I was a little disappointed with the writing style: it felt like there was something missing almost and I didn’t always connect with it.
However I did enjoy the overall story and I liked what the author did with it. The characters were likeable and easy to ease about. I could tell this was the start of a series and I am hopeful for what is to come out of it.
Rush (The Boys of RDA Book 1) by Megan Matthews is sweet story that is light and fun and easy to read. The characters are well developed and made me laugh and they found a way in to my heart. I like Megan’s writing style which is inviting and interesting and makes it on hard to put the book down. It is a wonderful romance story that you can’t get enough of. I am loving the best friends and can’t wait to read their stories.
Aspen is upright and the next she isn’t, it seems her knight in shining armour has just saved her from a fate worse than death. Could he be the man of her dreams or is she reading too much into it? Will his past ruin what they could have in the future?
Finn saves the day and finds himself captivated by the girl he has just saved. He once thought he knew what love was but now he is not so sure, but will his past raise its ugly head and ruin all he has ever wanted.
This is the first book by this author and I am definitely looking forward to reading more in this series.
Reviewed by @jennadb