by Jennifer Echols
"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 local 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."
I really got to hand it to Jennifer Echols; her books never fail to catch my interest. Like the other books I’ve read from her, Love Story was a definite page-turner. It’s a light romantic novel with a very nice plot that’ll leave you wanting to read more.
I do have to admit that compared to Forget You and Going Too Far, Love Story is on the mellow side.
There are several elements that I liked about this book. I particularly like the setting, which is finally not introduced in High School! Seriously, a lot of Young Adult books are commonly set in High School and it just makes me feel soooo old! LOL. I also like the “Battle of the Writers” kind of situation between Erin and Hunter. The side stories written within the book was a very nice touch as well.
I wasn’t really in love with the characters like I used to with Echols’ other books, but I didn’t hate them either. It was just bothersome to see them both beat around the bush when it’s so obvious they like each other. But I guess that’s the beauty of this book, you get to the characters actually develop into a relationship rather than the love-at-first-sight cliché.
The one thing I was disappointed about was the ending. It’s not really what I expected. I feel like there were a lot of unfinished businesses with Erin’s relationship with Hunter and most especially the feud between Erin and her grandmother. I get the Love Story bit in the end, but I just wanted things left settled already.
Even though Love Story isn’t a standout for me, I still enjoyed reading it and I remain a fan of Echols’ books. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for readers next.