Dec 5, 2012

My Thoughts: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

3 iced ginger cookies.

Cover Love:  I actually like this one a lot.  It shows trust and that the boy is delighted with how things are going.  Good stuff!

Why I Wanted to Read This:
I zipped right through Going Too Far and LOVED it.  So, I jumped right into this one.  Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:
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.
Romance?: Of course!

My Thoughts:
I jumped right into this story after reading Going Too Far.  I should've waited but I was convinced Jennifer Echols could do no wrong after that one.  Love Story isn't a bad romance at all, I just had a much harder time with Erin than I did with Meg, the protagonist of Going Too Far.

For one thing, she was so sure she had such a read on Hunter, always pointing out that he never lost his cool and he was always so polite.  But then she would admit to us that she didn't really know him and they hadn't been friends since seventh grade.  That seemed so contradictory to me.  If you haven't really talked to someone since seventh grade you probably don't know them as well as you think!

I love, love, love the fact that Erin aspires to be a romance novelist.  Not an author of great literature, but an author of guilty pleasures.  She won me over with that right there.  However, there were plenty of times I wanted to reach into the book and shake her and tell her to get over herself!

I do like that Jennifer Echols writes these books from the female point of view, but I felt like I didn't get to know Hunter very well. And he seemed like a guy I really wanted to get to know better.

But, Erin and Hunter's romance was great.  There were misunderstandings and injuries and lots and lots of heat.  Just the ticket for me!

To Sum Up:  Another good teen romance.

Book checked out from the public library.

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