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Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
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The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Love Story

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  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.

My thoughts:  This is the first book I have read from Jennifer Echols.  It was a sweet and fast read, which was perfect for me as I am on vacation this week and read this book in the sun while totally relaxing!

Erin lives on a horse farm in Kentucky with her grandma.  She dreams of being a writer and of moving to New York.  When Erin moves to New York to go to school, her grandma cuts her off financially.  She is so upset with Erin for leaving she puts Hunter, the stable boy, in her will instead as he has said he will take over the farm.  Then, Erin is surprised when she sees Hunter walk into one of her writing classes.  He is in the class as Erin reads her steamy scene about a stable boy in front of the class.  So Hunter writes one steamy scene of his own in return.

I really enjoyed all the characters.  Erin was ambitious and focused on her goals.  Summer was just fun and Hunter was your typical hottie!  I also really enjoyed the relationship of Erin and her grandma.  I only wish there had been more of it. 

I loved how Erin and Hunter wrote stories back and forth.  It was a new and refreshing idea and was it was so fun to read the storied between the two.

The ending was a little rushed and left something to be desired but it wasn't a horrible ending.  I just felt that it could have been a little longer. 

I did really enjoy this book and thought it was a perfect, light read for a summer vacation.  I think most teenage girls will enjoy this story as well and would recommend it.  I will be reading more from this author for sure!

1 comment:

  1. I felt like the ending was rushed too. I would have liked an another chapter or an epilogue! I also wish that Erin and her Grandma would have been able to work on their relationship....But overall, I agree it was a cute story!