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Book Review | Rushed – Aurora Rose Reynolds

Rushed (Adventures in Love Book 1) by [Aurora Rose Reynolds]Rushed
By: Aurora Rose Reynolds

Book Series: 
Adventures In Love
Book # In Series:
1 out of 3
Contemporary Romance
Trope: Small Town, Insta-Love
Publisher: Montlake
Publication Date: November 30th, 2021
My Rating: 5 Stars
My Format: Kindle Unlimited


Cybil is the queen of bad timing. First, her fiancé breaks up with her days before their wedding. Next, she’s stuck going on a couples retreat in the Montana wilderness alone. And worst of all, now she’s fighting a growing attraction to the wilderness retreat’s rugged owner, Tanner.

Tanner has built his wilderness adventure service on a few key principles: never take unnecessary risks, never put anyone’s life in danger—and never, ever sleep with a client. The arrival of a beautiful new visitor, however, might mean bending the rules.

Two people looking for anything but romance may have just bumped into their soul mates. In the Montana wilds, any misstep can spell danger. Cybil and Tanner just have to decide if they’re brave enough to face their next adventure.


Rushed is the first book in Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Adventures In Love series. If you haven’t had the chance to pick up this book and love small town romances with insta love and strong alpha male vibes, I highly recommend you pick up this sweet and spicy romance! I’m still kicking myself for not picking this series up sooner!

When your life crashes and burns in a small town, the gossip is never ending. Cybil has just found herself being the topic of hot discussion when she and her longtime boyfriend/fiance calls off their wedding. Cybil needs a fresh start and craves the anonymity that comes with a new town and new adventures. So she does the one thing she’d never thought she’d do. She decides to keep the reservations of the couples retreat she had planned. Hiking and camping is outside her comfort zone and she’s feeling the urge to do whatever it takes to get away from the sympathetic glances. 

Live Life Adventures is Tanner’s baby. Everything he’s worked for is wrapped up within this business and running this business with his two best friends is a dream. There’s only one rule between the three of them, don’t get involved with a customer. That shouldn’t be a problem given they mostly do couples retreats… That shouldn’t be a problem until Cybil. There’s something about the girl and her ambition that speaks to Tanner’s soul.

When their instant connection sparks deep within their hearts, Tanner is about to realize Live Life Adventures may not be his biggest dream. That sometimes the moment you least expect it, a new dream comes in and paves the way for your future.

My Thoughts:

Holy Crow’s Feet! Right off the bat, I knew I would fall head over boots in love with this romance. In the deepest parts of my heart, I knew I’d end this book loving the story, the vibe, and the emotions. But damn, Aurora Rose Reynolds didn’t prepare me for the fact that I loved this romance even more than initially expected. If there is an emotion deeper than love, that is what I felt.

So let’s start with the characters. 

Tanner was everything I came to expect from a Hero written by Aurora Rose Reynolds. This man puts his all into his craft. His devotion towards Cybil brought all the feels. I loved the fact that this man was true to his feelings. He didn’t let the strength behind the undeniable chemistry scare him into running and hiding. I felt all his emotions, and that’s why Tanner may just be one of my top three heroes ARR has written. Gah, this man has everything I dream of and that makes up the perfect book boyfriend! 

Now as for Cybil. This woman is on a mission to forget her past and move on from all the sorrow that her break up has brought to her life. So imagine her surprise when she feels an instant connection to Tanner, the man who not only stole her parking spot but also her place in the line at the restaurant and her bartender. At the very beginning, she deemed him a pretty boy who got everything he wanted. Until the very next day when she found out he’d be one out of three instructors…. And her partner for the couples retreat activities… GAH! I loved the fact that these two were somewhat forced in proximity. There start wasn’t pleasant but everything that happened had a reason behind it. And Cybil was forced to let her guard down and get to know Tanner. 

I’m not lying when I say, My heart felt every moment!! It’s been a long time since I felt the infamous BOOM that Aurora Rose Reynolds is known for…. And Rushed brought it all back to me! I felt that BOOM and I felt it hard! I honestly can’t wait to see what the next two books in the series bring! Bring on the next one! Hopefully Risked brings the BOOM even more!!

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