by Amity Cross


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Ryan Harper used to love a girl named Jade Forsyth, until she chose someone else.
Walking away from the only woman he's ever loved and clawing his way up from the bottom, he's on the cusp of making it in the world of professional MMA. He's spent his life being put down because of his working class roots, but now he's made something out of himself. Something he can be proud of.
When a chance meeting on a Melbourne street sends his unrequited love spiralling into his life once more, he'll do anything to show her there's more to her--and life--than how much money is in her bank account, the clothes she wears, and how much overtime she puts in at work. Life is for living...and loving.

But when the rush wears off, will Jade see his feelings are real? Or is history destined to repeat itself?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161787328
Publisher: Taylor&Cross
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Series: The Beat and The Pulse , #9
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Amity Cross is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about alpha males and the strong women who challenge them to fall in love.
Amity lives in a leafy country town near Melbourne, Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.
Don’t send help. She likes it.

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Rush (#9 The Beat and The Pulse) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Scaramouche89 More than 1 year ago
RUSH is book 9 in Amity Cross’ The Beat and the Pulse series – each book featuring a different MMA fighter. And what a wonderful addition this book is. Ryan Harper fell for Jade Forsyth many years ago, but she never saw more in him than a good friend. She chose someone else, someone more sophisticated, more loaded. Now, about a decade later, Ryan still suffers from this unrequited love. He was never able to truly let go of Jade, never been able to really love another woman than her, who always has been out of his league. And now she unexpectedly enters his life once again – with a high possibility for the history to repeat itself… Jade: A strong-willed businesswoman through and through. A workaholic. But oh my god, the times she grated on my nerves. So shallow, so blind as she was at times. It takes her to lose it all – wealthy fiancé, friends she thought were on her side and an amazing job included – for her to wake up. And only after that was I able to finally warm up to her. Ryan: A determined fighter impatiently waiting for his shot at a professional fight to finally get a name for himself – and for that he is training day and night. Oh, he made me swoon! What a wonderful character he was! A guy who has to work for his success and money rather than everything falling right into his lap. How much he cared about Jade after everything she blindly did to him… The times I wanted to scream at Jade and slap some sense into her were uncountable! How could she not see what was right before her eyes?? My heart broke for Ryan for every blow she – mostly unknowingly – delivered. This is not a boy-meets-girl-and-they-live-happily-ever-after kind of story where everything falls into place almost too easily, no. They have to work for their happy ending – a lot. It is a story about discovery and recognizing the things that really are important in life. It is sexy, well-written and fast-paced – another great read from Amity Cross!
Jill__D More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars for - Rush - book nine in The Beat and The Pulse series by Amity Cross. Nine books into this enigmatic series and I am still hooked - loving all the fighters that come out of the gyms not just better athletes, but better men too. Amity slowed this one down a bit and made it into a sweet tale of unrequited love that I devoured in one sitting. This book is a stand-alone and can be read completely separate from the series. Ryan Harper fell in love with Jade Forsyth in high school but never had the nerve to do anything about it. Ryan always admired Jade from afar as she dated others and hung out with the "cool kids". Ryan being from a modest background was on the outside looking in all through high school. Ryan has worked his way up as a successful fighter and he is on track to become a professional fighter. While out training he runs into the one person he has never forgotten... Jade. Jade Forsyth is the epitome of business chic with a very busy career. She has a rich fiancé that she has been with for years and friends she has known forever. Every thing in her life comes crashing down when she comes home to find her fiancé in bed with her friend. As she packs up and leaves him she runs into a boy she knew in high school that was always kind to her and even now he offers to help her. Jade's life systematically self-destructs and she literally has no idea how things will ever be the same until Ryan steps in to reassure her. This was probably one of the best books to date in this series since it was so unexpected. I loved the chemistry and passion Ryan and Jade had mixed with the happily ever after to make you swoon. Can't wait for the next one in this ever evolving series :)