Publisher: MTV Books
Rating: 5 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.
I am thoroughly convinced that any book with a title followed by Jennifer Echols, before even cracking open the cover, can be showered with words of brilliance, as I have yet to read something by Echols that I haven’t loved. While I don’t think Love Story lives up to my love for Echols’s Going Too Far and Forget You it is still a brilliant read that I would recommend for all.
Jennifer Echols seriously has this amazing way with words. Every one of her books are simply these beautifully woven stories. She has some mad talent.
Love Story sweeps readers into the world of Erin escaping horse farms and escaping to college in New York. I found that aspect of Erin, her will to accomplish her dreams and what she will sacrifice to do so, super easy to connect with. Everyone has dreams, and the fact that she can actually go achieve them is nice. I had a harder time connecting with her in some aspects towards the end of the book and the hardness she portrayed and some of the choices she made. I found Hunter absolutely dreamy, like all the other Echols’s boys have been. He was definitely more than your average hunk, and I loved the dreams he had time and was willing to go try to achieve.
The other characters in Love Story really held their own in the story. I particularly loved Erin’s college dormmates, Summer and Jordis. Jordis was just so quirky and I loved how much of the story would wind itself around Jordis’s art. Summer was just a character you couldn’t help to love, she was so sweet and just a ton of fun.
I loved the set up of the book. Since Erin and Hunter are in creative writing class together, the story alters between the actually story and the stories these two have written for class. I had a lot of fun reading the stories, especially Erin’s first story, Almost a Lady.
The plot of Love Story had some aspects of the total cliches towards the ends, and that was what kept it from reaching its full potential, in my mind. I thought that Erin and Hunter would grow more. I was a little shocked by the ending, it felt a bit to abrupt to me. It definitely worked though.
This is a book I would highly recommend, along with any other of Jennifer Echols’s titles. With page one you will be caught up in Erin’s stories, and will scarcely want to put it down. With this story finished, I will begin my impatient countdown to the release of Jennifer Echols next book, which I am sure will be just as brilliant.
Cover Rating: B+ – I love the similarity in looks between Jennifer Echols’s books from MTV. Though, I will say that this cover while still beautiful it probably my least favorite between this one, Going Too Far, and Forget You.