I Kind of Loved It!
Rushing In is even better than Spinning Out and I really enjoyed the first book in the Blackhawk Boys Series!
Rushing In is Chris’s story and what a story it is! He is back in Texas for the weekend to watch his mom get married and to meet his new step-sister and bring her back to BHU for the summer to watch over her while his new stepfather and mom go on their honeymoon. After a chance encounter things between him and his new stepsister Grace definitely get interesting. Chris doesn’t remember Grace from high-school, but she definitely remembers him.
Grace is doing everything she can to put her past behind her and everything she regrets. She’s always had a crush on Chris, so she’s more than shocked when she finds out he’s about to become her new stepbrother and she’s going to be his roommate for the summer. She can’t believe he can’t remember her and she doesn’t know if she should be relieve or scared of how he will react when he does remember who she is.
Watching these two dance around each other throughout the first part of the book is quite hilarious. Every one of their friends can see how much they want each other, but Grace refuses to give in, and Chris is too stubborn most of the time to realize how much he wants her. When they finally do figure out that the attraction between them is too much to handle things are amazing with them. Chris is amazing with Grace and I loved how attentive he was to her and how he didn’t push her for things she wasn’t willing to give. I wished that Grace would have been honest with him and that Chris didn’t have to find out who she was the way he did, because it led them down an awful path that made things go from amazing to down right horrible for them. My heart broke for both of them and I wanted to slap Chris for his bone headed comments. He put his foot right in his mouth and spoke without thinking, hurting Grace more than he though he possibly could.
This story is a beautifully written story with developed characters and an intricate back story. Grace’s character is unique and has gone through so much, did she let her past define her in some ways? Yes, but in the end she grew from it and decided to move on and not look back. These two learned so much from each other, and I loved watching them become friends and so much more. I also enjoyed getting to see more of Arrow, Mason, Mia, Bailey, Sebastian, and Keegan and can’t wait to see more of them in future books, just like I am hoping we get to catch up with Chris and Grace in future books as well. This was a perfect addition to the series and I can’t wait to see what Lexi Ryan has in store next for the Blackhawk Boys Series!