Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Title: Love Story
Author: Jennifer Echols
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Publisher: MTV Books
Source: Owned

She’s writing about him. he’s writing about her. And everybody is reading between the lines..

For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions–it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin’s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she’s sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He’s joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin’s heart with longing. Now she’s not just imagining what might have been. She’s writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter . . . except this story could come true.
Review: I’d never read anything by Jennifer Echols before so I was excited to read this book. I’d read plenty of reviews around the blogosphere so I knew what I was going to get. Everyone loved her and her books and her writing and now I can see why. Love story is a very sexy, realistic and just plain awesome.

This book is different from a lot of YA’s since its set in college and no in high school which I loved a lot. They were different from high schoolers, obviously, but they were still young people and it really showed through in this book, and it was awesome. It’s also set in NYC and anything in NYC is awesome. The book is set up even more perfectly by having our main characters in a creative writing class!

I absolutely loved the stories that Hunter and Erin wrote for their creative writing class. They really brought out what our characters where thinking and who they were. Hunter and Erin used their stories to communicate with each other and I thought that this was a nice mix up. Erin was a great protagonist to read about and from her POV. She was a young, fiery, independent woman who didn’t want to be seen as weak but she didn’t want to always be tough. She was actually really easy to relate to. Jennifer Echols put in a lot of twists that really made me not want to put this book down!

The only thing about this book was the fact that Erin doesn’t want her creative writing professor to find out that Hunter is the stable boy in her story but we never understand why it was such a bad thing for her professor to find out. Overall, though, it was a fun, had a lot of sexytimz, and a quick read.

Overall: 4/5
Cover Comments: 5/5—I like it as far as covers go and I think that it actually does go with the book.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one yet, but I've read other Echols novels. Glad to see that you liked this one! I've been seeing mostly lukewarm reviews so far, so it's nice to see a few here & there that are more on the positive side!