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Title: Push the Envelope
Author: Rochelle Paige
Genre: New Adult Romance
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
Release Date: December 20, 2013
SynopsisAlexa 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. Warning: 18+ due to sexual content
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When I first saw the cover of Push the Envelope I thought it was going to be your typical college-girl-falls-for-the-athlete story, but the cover is deceiving. Once I read the synopsis I knew that the story was going to be slightly different from what I have read these past few days :).
Alexa is a college girl that works with her father as pilots, and she also pilots the Mile High Club :). She has gone through a bad experience with her last boyfriend, that has left her not wanting to jump into any type of relationship with a boy. This has also left her with a few problems to trust any guy with her heart. Alexa's character is somewhat of a tomboy. She is not much of a girl on getting all made up, but she doesn't mind putting on a little bit of makeup and dressing nice. Something that stood out to me was Alexa's personality, because it's so vivid and contagious from the very first page. This is one of the reasons why I loved her character so much, because this hasn't happened to me before with any other character I have read about.
Drake is your typical hot athlete that doesn't have to do much to get the attention of girls. He has moved to Blythe for the rugby team and only plans to focus on playing and fitting in with his fraternity brothers. But once he gets a look at Alexa he has another thing on his mind. I experienced the same thing with Drake's character as I did with Alexa's character. His intense personality just stood out from the pages that he had me even shivering more than once. There was one scene in the story that I did feel like slapping the hell out of his character, but other than that I was pretty much swooning over Drake :).
Alexa and Drakes relationship at the beginning was a little bit of a whiplash experience, but that doesn't last long. Their relationship develops pretty quickly after they talk about the the BIG miss understanding at the beginning. These two have an instant electrifying connection from the moment they meet. Sometimes I am bothered with how quickly a relationship develops between the characters in the story, but I didn't experience the same problem with Alexa and Drakes relationship. Rochelle Paige made it sound like their relationship did take a few months to develop, because of the time frame of the scenes. This was something I loved because it's realistic. One thing I can say about Alexa and Drakes relationship is that it's hot and intense!
Push the Envelope by Rochelle Paige is a great debut and first book in a series! I feel in love with every character in the story, and would love to hear their stories in the other installments in the Blythe College Series. Alexa and Drake's characters personalities brought life to the pages, because I have never ever felt such strong personalities from characters before. Push the Envelope is a quick sweet and hot romance story that you will fall in love with.