Some things can't be...
Like there has ever been any doubt which sorority my family expects me to pledge. I'm a third-generation legacy. On the first day of rush, I realize I'm in trouble. I'm not like the other girls in the house. But as long as my parents control my college funds, resisting is futile. Until Zach, the live-in houseboy, who's quite possibly the hottest guy I will ever meet, serves me a cupcake and flashes me a sympathetic look. With one enigmatic smile, he flips my heart and my world upside down. My parents will cut me off if they even suspect I'm interested in a house guy. But I can't stay away from him. And so I pledge the house for all the wrong reasons.
Living in a sorority? I get flipped a load of crap about being a live-in servant, the help. Easy access to the hottest girls on campus? Not with the unbreakable rule-get caught with one of the girls and you're fired. Immediately. Lose this job and I can't afford college. I sure as hell can't ask my parents for help. They wish I'd never been born. Considering what I did, I don't blame them. I've learned to think of the girls like sisters. Until Alexis pledges the house. Now sister is the last thing on my mind.
*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***
This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17!
If you enjoyed Gina Robinson's Reckless Series, you'll love Rushed. Rushed takes place at the same university during the same academic year. Just on the other side of campus, the Greek side. You'll recognize some of the campus events and a favorite Reckless character makes a cameo appearance.
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Note: I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is a great insight into how the Greek system at college campuses works. I was most impressed with the descriptions about rush than anything. Mainly because I have read books lately about rush and they are incorrect in my opinion on how rush actually works and I have seen rush at small and large universities. So great job there. The pace of the story was decent. When it started it was a little slow for me, but part of that came from the fact that I knew she would get in the house so it was almost like wasted time to talk about the process and everything leading up to it, but I understood why it was there. For the most part I liked the main character. It was a little frustrating that she didn't seem to get the her friend Em was not actually her friend. At times it seemed liked she was and others it didn't. That friendship just seemed really complicated and I didn't like it. I also would have liked her to have an actual friend somewhere. It didn't seem like she had a good secondary character to turn to when things got complicated. Also her mother confused me at times. There was her continually demand that she be in the house, but then she talks about how her mother wasn't popular or it wasn't a popular house when her mother was there. Her mom was such a snob about everything and it was hard to imagine how she got to acting like that in the first place if the sorority wasn't the best when she was there. Some of the relationships were just not very clear. The couple also seemed to fall in love rather quickly. When they said 'I love you', it just threw me off. I thought I had missed something. It was like I blinked and there we were and I wasn't sure how we got to this point. I had a hard time believing that our main guys parents would be that horrible. Mainly in cutting him off. I just really don't understand how if your parents would hate you enough to cut you off in terms of paying for school. Even if they hate you, but they can pay for school, they will probably pay for school. Also once they got caught there was a quick turnaround, literally the next page of a bunch of other stuff going down. That again was like I blinked, and there we were. Wasn't sure how we jumped that quickly but we did. Both the characters seemed to grow, him more than her. However I did like that they grew at least a little. I didn't think we got enough background on our girl. It was almost like the start of rush was the start of her life. I mean she talked about her family, but that was just her parents. Also, by the end there were a lot of loose ends so I assuming there is going to be a second book. Too much was left unanswered for there not to be like what happened to Jordan, what's going on with Kayla and the geeky guy, and etc. This may make it seem like I didn't like the book, but I did. 4/5
Alexis is a freshman entering the Greek rush. She's a legacy for Delta Delta Psi. But she doesn't want it. Being a legacy means she'll get in no matter what. She just has to play the part. These girls are nothing like her. At her house interview, she spots Zach. The only reason she looks forward to joining the sorority. Zach needs this job. It provides a roof over his head. The girls are his sisters. Until he sees her. She's a typical sorority girl on the outside, but her eyes tell him scream something else. He wants to know more about her but he's not willing to risk his job or his home. The girls are his sisters. Alexis and Zach spend more and more time together and can't help what they feel for each other. But it's against the rules and her mother would freak. She can't help it. What's the worst that could happen? I loved this book. The characters were great and the book had a nice flow to it. Alexis was my favorite character. She is your typical I-have-to-listen-to-my-parents-because-they-have-money kind of girl. She appeases her parents while they're watching but when they turn their backs, she's herself. And I liked that person better. Zac had a dark secret like all bad boys do. But he didn't really remember it and that made me more curious to find out what happened and why he tortured himself so much for it. With the way the book ended, I guess I would have expected an expansion of the drama about what happened in the days after the hospital and how Alexis dealt with her parents and the sorority meeting. That would have added more of a conclusion to their struggle to be together. If this was added in, as say the last chapter, the Epilogue could have been part of that last chapter and a perfect conclusion to the book. Then a different Epilogue could have been the apartment or maybe even a year later. That's my only beef with the book, but it worked out great just the way it is. I just craved a bit more "after the fact". ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***