Push the Envelope by Rochelle Paige
Series: Blythe College #1
Source: Personal Library
Gift from the Author
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Alexa is just your average college junior, attending classes and piloting Mile High Club charter flights. Boys haven’t been on her radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake Bennett and he sets his sights on making her his own.
Drake transferred to Blythe College for the rugby team, not for a new assortment of college girls. He’s sexy and cocky, and he attracts women like moths to a flame. When he meets Alexa, Drake knows he’s met his match. She tries to resist him, but Drake isn’t used to taking no for an answer.
This does not have a cliffhanger.
A sweet and steamy New Adult Read!
I loved the “Mile High Club” Twist in this book… I just wish there was more of it…
Champagne chilled and ready to go… check.
Noise canceling headphones so I didn’t have to listen to whatever noises were going to float up from the rear cabin… check.
This was so totally not the normal pilot’s checklist.
Who knew there were so many middle-aged housewives looking to spice up their marriages?
Push the Envelope is a lovely blend of humor and romance, I’m so glad I picked it up. Great characters and fun dialogue came together to form a sweet romance with a touch of heat.
“Alexa, you okay?” I heard Drake ask from behind me as his hand skated up my spine.
I turned and smiled at Drake. “yup, everything’s okay. I’m just excited to get back in the cockpit.”
Drake chuckled huskily, “I’d love to hear you say cock in a totally different setting, babe.”
Alexa is a rare bird in the world of Modern NA Romance- A heroine with a backbone and a brain! She’s working her way through business school by putting her hard-earned pilot’s license to use, and flying “Mile High” tours which allow a couple to get horizontal in the back of a private plane.
Between work and school, she has no time for parties and boys…
She’s determined not to fall into bed with the first man who has sparked her interest in years… Even if that man is devastatingly attractive and doesn’t back down from the challenge…
“…The gelato is fine. It’s just not what I’m hungry for right now.” Drake licked his lips and flashed a sexy grin my way.
“I’m not touching that comment with a ten-foot pole!” I joked.
“How about a ten-inch pole?” Drake glanced down at his lap and wagged his eyebrows.
Drake your standard smokin’ hot Alpha Male rugby player with his sights set on Alexa. The type of guy who always seems to have a gaggle of gorgeous coeds following him on campus. But he only has eyes for the one girl who seems completely immune to his charms…
This was delayed gratification done right.
Drake makes his intentions perfectly clear, but the two don’t fall directly into bed… There’s a slow burn and a (nearly unbearable) build up of UST before the two hit the sheets…
I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t your standard “college girl deflowering” story. Odd that when two characters actually take the time to get to know each other before having sex, one automatically jumps to the conclusion that someone is
a) a snow-white pure virgin
b) dealing with a tragic previous sexual encounter
Not the case with Push the Envelope. There was a believable progression of their relationship. No instalove BS, no dark past to be overcome… This book was adorable and gave me some laughs and a case of the warm fuzzies, which is nice every now and then!
I had the opportunity to chat with Rochelle Paige at the 2014 Louisville Authors Event, and she is FANTASTIC. I HAD to grab a copy of this book after talking to her.
Did you know that there REALLY IS a place in Ohio that you can charter a flight to join the Mile High Club?