Miyuki Price-Jones knows what sells - and sex sells. Host of a successful home shopping show, Mi has all eyes on her - including one very obsessed ex-convict. The stronger his obsession grows, the more danger Mi finds herself in.
When former Navy SEAL turned bodyguard Lucas Vega is charged with heading up her security, Mi realizes that she might need him for more than just protection. She's drawn to the large, sexy, quiet man who guards her. As the heat between them intensifies, Lucas struggles to keep his feelings for Mi separate from his need to keep her safe.
Mi and Lucas search for a way to trust each other as her stalker closes in. With their lives on the line, can two people with such dark and damaged pasts let go and trust their hearts?
©2012 Beth Yarnall (P)2015 Beth Yarnall
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Lucas, an ex Navy SEAL and Mi, a host of an Adult Sex Toy TV Show were thrown together when her life was threatened and she was assigned a Bodyguard. An all Alpha huge and intimidating Bodyguard that was going to stick to her 24/7 but before even a "hello" was uttered the sparks flew. As their intense chemistry and friendship grew it was closely followed by lust and plenty of sex but their lives were totally different.... and she had a bag full of secrets that she didn't want to share.
A crazy stalker, an angry anti-show mob, a pushy ex Fiancée, one loving but demanding family and one broken dysfunctional family, together with some interesting secondary characters, made this a very enjoyable listen. It packs in drama, suspense, a twist or two, light humor, heartbreak, various interesting sub-plots and a romance that grew into a tender sweet love story. Lucas and Mi were multi-layered well developed likeable characters who had both been through difficult times but, for Mi, the painful secrets she kept close was robbing her of her HEA ending and they proved just as life threatening as everything else.
Worth a credit? A well written and nicely narrated story told from dual POV's with all the different plot threads smoothly interweaving giving you a compelling listen that's sizzling, thrilling and YES creditworthy. Great start to a new series and thanks to the preview chapter of book 2 I'll be downloading Lush asap.
Romantic Suspense Can’t Get Any Better! I know that I was going to love it. It’s rare that I feel this way about a book right off the bat. But debut author Beth Yarnell pulled me right into the story .Great story and narration
Beth Yarnall surprised me in many good ways with Rush!
Mi is an amazing character. Confident, yet insecure in many ways for both. The plates she joggles, that most people don't know about, would have most people pulling their hair out. However this woman goes on TV and with pride and confidence sells adult toys. Giving her a swoon of fans and creepers. The strength she must possess in so many aspects of her life, leaves this strong woman a bit naïve at times. Mi finds a way to continue on, even when life would be broken from most. Strong doesn't begin to describe her.
Ex-Navy and Bodyguard Lucas got more than he bargained for when paying back a favor. The man is as hard as the come. Yes, in every way! He's strong, takes no crap and can intimidate just about anyone. He also has a kind, loyal and caring heart that makes saying know to him quite a hard thing to do. Lucas will sweep you off your feet, swoop in, pick you up, and leave good chills going up and down your spine.
High five to Beth Yarnall! A superb mix of suspense and romance. With unexpected drama that is just as intense as the passion. Plot twist that drop jaws and engaged the reader fully. Mi and Lucas turn this story into intricate adventure while getting to see the craziness to the happily ever after.
Steven Barnett flawless deliverers the emotions, passion, fear, desperation and pleasure that Ms. Yarnall gives readers in Rush.
Rush is about Miyuki "Mi" Price-Jones and Lucas Vega. Mi is a hostess for the home shopping series, Pleasure at Home. What she does is sell sex toys. When her life is threaten, Lucas was hired by her boss Cal Sellers, as her bodyguard.
Lucas, a former SEAL, owes a favor to Cal. When Cal hired him to protect Mi, he has no idea that Mi would get beneath his skin. He could not afford any distraction in order to do his job properly. At the same time Lucas is trying to figure his own identity of running his family business or create his own business in doing what he does best.
Mi is also hiding a secret, believing that she is protecting her mother and brother. Her brother has no idea of why Mi wouldn't seek help for her mother or shared the really reason. She is burnt out. Worst of all, she didn't need a anti-sex protestors at her work and having a ex-con sending her infatuation letters that are getting more and more menacing.
Rush visits very situations of how secrets and a ruthless legacy and upbringing could keep one prisoner. Mi and Lucas are good for each other. They are able to see through each other's smoke and mirror that they could be more to than what people perceived them to be and to each other.
The narrator, Steven Barnett does a great job narrating Rush. This narrator is one of my favorite narrator. He is quite talented in providing the voices for every characters that he has narrated. No two voices are ever the same.
I was given this audiobook by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.
This is a great start to a new series, Miyuki is a host for a home shopping show that sells sex toys. After she received threatening mail her boss hires Lucas as her bodyguard. Lucas will have to keep her safe from both her stalker and the crazy anti-show group that protests the show. Both Mi and Lucas have secrets and hidden pasts. Can they learn to trust each other and let there past control there futures?
This is a well written and narrated story told from dual POV's. It will keep you on your toes with all the different plot twists, there is also some great chemistry between them.
I wouldn't say the audiobook is better. I will say a good narration adds and enhances a good story and this is exactly the case with Rush.
Beth Yarnell wrote a book that combines diverse characters, a leading lady with an un usual occupation, drama and suspense.
I loved the moment Lucas first met Mi and realized what her job is (home shopping TV show that sells adult toys).
That first meeting, Lucas watching Mi at her job and later seeing the differences between the TV persona and the real Mi. And of course his reaction to the toys!
I haven't listened to Steven Barnett's other performances but will defiantly do so in the future. I am always looking for good male narrators and Steve did a great job narrating both female and male characters.
I always love the scene that show the hero and heroine as real people with real issues. I loved learning about Lucas and Mi's history, what they went through that shaped the, to the people they were when they met.
I love the moments when H/H expose themself and show their imperfections. When done right, it adds depth to the character and enriches a story and Beth did an amazing job (too amazing as at some point I just wanted them to have their HEA).
I would recommend Rush to every reader who enjoys a complex story that combines romance and suspense, has an unusual setting and a promise to a great second book in the series.
The story line.
It kept me entertained the whole way.
Mi confession of her upbringing
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I was a little thrown off by the pawing and "you mean so much to me so fast" feelings these two are having. The instalust just isn't working for me here. The connection just doesn't feel organic.
This story is seriously just "meh" for me. I really wanted to love it. I love a good bodyguard story and I love love LOVE a hot sexy latin hero. This story had both. This story also had a heroine that was too stupid to live. She didn't necessarily DO anything stupid but her attitude is stupid. She made excuse after excuse for why Lucas can't help her, why she didn't get help for her mom, why she enables her mom's insanity, why they can't be together. blah blah blah. I understand having a character who has issues with her past but shit woman this chick couldn't catch a break between a stalker and a murder attempt, her mom, her brother, etc. All of these external issues coming to head in less than a week is seriously just too much.
Can I just say I love hearing the narrator say things in spanish in his deep voice....so sexy. It's not a saving grace for the book but it's still a nice touch.
I'll listen to the next book as filler but again not a multiple listen for me, but at least the narrator had a sexy voice...lol.
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While the writing was good and the narration was excellent, I found the main character of Mi to be incredibly immature and naïve.
First, Mi ignores the threatening letters of a convict for more than a year- who does that? Second, she doesn't admit that a family member, who is mentally ill, is a threat to herself & others. Last, Mi tries to hide a childhood secret, even though she doesn't know the facts.
Unless Mi is still a teenager, she needs to get her head out of the sand and deal with reality. Although sympathetic to her difficult childhood, I thought she was too much of a martyr. Since I couldn't relate to Mi, the rest of the story didn't interest me.
Can I just say wow I enjoyed this story more than I thought and it wasn't even because of the sexy parts it was the story of 2 broken people finding there way to each other. I have a parent with mental issues so it kind of touch my heart in way but his story was just as intense.
Yes it made me laugh and cry but I have to say the story behind it keep me wanting more.
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