Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Title: Love Story
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published: July 19, 2010 by MTV Books
Pages: 243/Paperback
Source: bought


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.

Review: Oh Jennifer Echols how I love thee. I'm pretty sure that at this point she could write about wild wildebeest and I would love it. That's right, she's that good, and Love Story was no exception. Sure there were some parts I thought could have been better and weren't necessarily believable, but it was still SO GOOD! But enough of my Jennifer Echols rant and on to the review!  

I loved that between chapters there were short stories written by both Erin and Hunter. Each of them had a unique writing style which let me hear their individual voice in the story. The writings were extremely well written (like all of Echols' work) but because it had the character's voice I didn't feel like I was reading something Echols had written for a character. I felt like I was reading what the characters had written for themselves. 

Outside of their stories, though, I didn't enjoy the characters that much. It was told from Erin's point of view and she always seemed to be either whining about her position (I understand why she's having a hard time, I really do. But does she really have to complain THAT MUCH?) or changing her view of Hunter. They're enemies then they're friends then they hate each other then they write a story and make up. MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY WOMAN! 

I was pretty satisfied with the ending, but it definitely left some loose ends. Erin and Hunter never "officially" made up after what she found out which made me feel a little in the dark about their relationship. Then he just randomly appears and is packing her bag? Again, I feel in the dark. So although the ends remained loose and Erin got under my skin, it's Jennifer Echols. So I can deal with it. 

More Books by Jennifer Echols
Going Too Far
Forget You
The Boys Next Door
Endless Summer
Major Crush
The Ex Games

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