Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Posted July 20, 2011 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Love Story by Jennifer EcholsLove Story by Jennifer Echols
Also by this author: Going Too Far
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Published by MTV on July 19 2011
Pages: 243
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

Literary's Views
First Thoughts
What would you do if your future was snatched away by the person you secretly cared for? Would you have the strength to dust yourself off  and move on or get revenge? I’ve really enjoyed Love Story by Jennifer Echols and she didn’t disappoint.
What Worked


Loved the tension between Erin and Hunter, how they had a complicated history making it not some instant romance. They really had to work on their feelings and relationship.

How Jennifer Echols decided to go with a different setting. Taking the characters out of high school and placing them in college. It allowed for a different type of adventure. Especially in NYC.

The stories within a story. Really enjoyed the creative writing topic woven within the story. I really connected with that topic being a lover of books.

The way the past was introduced to explain what was happening in the present. It added depth within the story.
Loved the drama. Jennifer Echols sure do know how to write complicated realistic love entangled drama that touch on relatable topics.

 
Characters
 
 
Erin: Brave, Determined, Complicated: She was easy to connect with. I liked how though her life drastically changed for the worst, she was able to pull herself together and go for what she wanted out of life. 
Hunter: Bold, Mysterious, Sarcastic: I enjoyed the drama that he brought to the story and finding out his story and how he really felt towards Erin.
 
Overall
 
Love Story was an amazing tale filled with realistic situations told in an interesting creative way. Jennifer Echols had my attention from the beginning all the way until the end.  The plot was intense and the characters were more so making a great story.  Ms. Echols has a way of creating strong characters dealing with relatable situations and an interesting journey that draws me into the story every time.

 

4 Stars

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