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Review: ‘Love Story’ by Jennifer Echols

I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Love Story’ by Jennifer EcholsLove Story by Jennifer Echols
Published by Simon and Schuster on July 19th, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 243
Format: ARC
Source: publisher unsolicited
four-stars
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.

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review

As soon as I started reading I was in love with the author’s tone and creativity. She opens up the story with such drama that is just too good to pass up. It starts off with Erin’s story: a romantic lustful tryst about a wealthy girl who is heir to her grandmother’s horse empire. Erin’s story is not fiction after all, it’s based on her relationship with her childhood friend Hunter Allen, the good-looking, blonde, blue-eyed charmer.

I was definitely rooting for Erin and Hunter to declare their love for one another. It was so blatantly obvious they were in love. Keeping me in the dark about why Erin was mad at Hunter was just one of the reasons I couldn’t put the book down. I loved how Jennifer Echols breaks the plot of the book with the actual stories they submitted for Gabe, their creative writing professor. The stories were written beautifully and I was hoping for more. Although I did admire how brilliantly real these characters were. They made mistakes just like any normal college student. And I loved how the “rich” girl went out and got a real job to support herself. She wanted a real career and did not rely on her family’s wealth to get it.

I believe if you’re looking for a romantic plot with relatable characters then this novel is for you.


rating

4/5

four-stars

2 Comments

  1. Jaseena

    November 21, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    I’m loving the review !! Looking forward to reading it 🙂

  2. Sarah Handrich

    October 20, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Great review. Can’t wait to read this one!

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