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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Rushing In, by Claire Kingsley

She’s the one girl he can’t have.

With his dimpled grin and devilish charm, firefighter Gavin Bailey is hot as a five-alarm fire and twice as dangerous. The youngest of five brothers, he’s the daredevil of the family. Until the unexpected strikes and he finds himself sidelined.

Skylar Stanley’s life didn’t just fall apart. It exploded. Spectacularly. Dropped by her publisher and her agent, and dumped by her boyfriend, she suddenly has no place to live and a career circling the drain. She comes home to the quirky, feuding small town she hasn’t lived in since Kindergarten to pick up the pieces. And hopefully find her mojo.

Gavin would happily help Skylar get her groove back—in and out of the bedroom—except for one big problem. Her dad is Gavin’s boss, mentor, and the closest thing he’s ever had to a father.

As much as Gavin loves racing headlong into danger, Skylar is a risk of a different kind. One that he’s determined to avoid.

But the line between friends and lovers gets awfully blurry, and Gavin just might find the one thing that truly scares him.

Losing her.

Author’s note: The wild child of the Bailey clan meets his match in a shy writer who’s braver than she thinks. A sexy, feel-good story with pranks and shenanigans, Bailey-style brotherly love, a rescue kitten, plus delightfully dirty fantasies come true and a happily ever after that will make your heart burst with sunshine and rainbows.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Oh, these Bailey Brothers! From this awesome meet-cute to their declarations of love and forever, Gavin and Skylar’s story in Rushing In was perfection.

Baby brother Gavin has always been the daredevil of the bunch. The risk-taker, the adrenaline junkie. But he gets knocked off his feet — quite literally! — by his boss’ daughter when Skylar returns to town to live with her dad after breaking up with her boyfriend. She’s not looking to rush into anything more than being friends and since Gavin has plenty of time on his hands thanks to the broken leg Skylar gave him, the adventures of Gav and Sky are born.

There is a lovely arc as these two go from friends to feeling something more, giving in to that lust but not wanting to ruin their budding friendship — or in Gavin’s case, steal one of the Cheif’s cookies. And even though they eventually agree to a friends-with-benefits relationship, it’s clear that they are both feeling something deeper. And when the un-scarable Gavin Bailey finds himself absolutely terrified, he makes an epic mistake that just may ruin everything he never realized he wanted.

As with the other Bailey Brothers books, you can count on plenty more of Logan’s “bro-isms” and his hate-fueled relationship with Cara (or is it??), loads of great advice from Grams (have tissues ready for the heart-to-heart between her and Gavin regarding his parents), the awesome bond that these brothers have and their prank war against the Havens (I will never view Dirty Dancing’s water scene or watermelon scene the same way again!). Plus, this time around, we get some awesome Cara Karma that really makes me hope that none of the Baileys ever get on her bad side!

I average a book every two days, but life got in the way this week and it took me three days to get through Gavin and Skylar’s book, and I was dying to finish it! And not just to get to that epilogue, either. But HOLY CRAP on a cracker! What are you DOING to us, Claire?? I need that next book like, now!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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