Review: “Love Story” by Jennifer Echols

Love StoryLove Story by Jennifer Echols

Paperback, 243 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by MTV Books
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Description 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 Review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received “Love Story” from Jennifer Echols (thank you, Jennifer!) for review a while back. This isn’t my typical read, in fact it took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but I’m glad I took a chance on this story because I ultimately fell in love with “Love Story”.

“Love Story” is about Erin and Hunter, who grew up in Kentucky on Erin’s grandmother’s farm. Erin was the heir to her grandmother’s estate and Hunter was the stable boy. After her mother’s death, they had a falling out. Erin’s grandmother had decided to leave her estate to Hunter instead of Erin, after she refused to study business at college and take over the family farm. She soon finds herself struggling to make ends meet while at college, only finding solace in her creative writing class – until her stable boy walks back into her life, joining her creative writing class. The fact that both Erin and Hunter write stories about one another for class, stories that are put on display weekly for critique, makes for a fascinating read.

When I finished “Love Story”, I wanted more. I wasn’t ready to let go just yet, mainly because Echols managed to create such likeable characters (though I can admit they were not without flaws). Erin was a bit hard headed at times, but given what happened with her mother and how her grandmother easily cut her off, she had reason to be. And while I didn’t care for Hunter in the beginning, once he writes that first story, it’s easy to see there’s more to him than the cocky boy hell-bent on torturing Erin.

Echols has created a believable romance. Neither Erin nor Hunter rushes into their feelings. In fact, they spend most of the story fighting back those very feelings. As the reader, you actually get experience them falling in love over the course of time. If you haven’t read “Love Story” yet, I’d suggest picking it up.

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Oh, remember that Facebook giveaway I’ve been teasing on Twitter? Well, I’ll be giving away a copy of “Love Story” over on the Facebook page later this week. It’ll be a Facebook only giveaway (details to be posted on Friday)!

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Posted on September 20, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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