Rushing Love (Lili’s Review)

Title: Rushing Love (States of Love)
Author: Meg Bawden
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 22nd 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 63 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

After a devastating breakup with the man he thought he’d spend his life with, Flynn Webb takes a vacation to a South Dakota dude ranch. It’s something completely different from anything he’s done before, and it helps that it’s as far away from his ex as possible. Trapped in his own depressive thoughts, Flynn is surprised to meet Grayson Harland. Not only is Grayson a sexy cowboy—one fifteen years younger—but he’s the most charming man Flynn has ever met.

Flynn doesn’t have much experience with being seduced, and he has even less with guys like Grayson taking an interest in him—and Grayson is definitely interested. What begins as a fling while visiting iconic South Dakota sights soon develops the potential for much more. But Flynn is afraid that falling in love again so soon—and with a man so much younger—will lead only to another catastrophic heartbreak. Luckily for them both, Grayson isn’t giving up without a fight.

Rushing Love by Meg Bawden did not work for me. I was all excited for this one- I mean:

Age gap + a cowboy + getting over a bad break up = win

Right? Unfortunately, it didn’t. I’m not going to drag this review out; lets get to the nitty gritty.

What I didn’t care for:

-The insta-love. Sometimes it works for me, and sometimes it doesn’t. I blinked and “boom” in love! Maybe if the story had been longer, there could’ve had more time to develop Flynn and Grayson’s relationship? I don’t know; I just didn’t buy it felt contrived.

-The dialogue. I found a bit cheesy. The way they fawned over each other with compliments was OTT.

-And lastly, Flynn, the older MC was highly immature. He got on my nerves and killed the mood of the story for me.

It’s an easy, quick read at least. Give it a chance if you’re a fan of insta-love, age gap, and cowboys-you may like it. I wish it had worked better for me. I’ll also add that I would try this author again because she can write. I think this one just needed to be longer in order for the story to develop better. 2 Stars.

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Galley copy of Rushing Love (States of Love) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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