Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Love StoryTitle: Love Story

Author: Jennifer Echols
Genre(s): contemporary fiction/romance; new adult

My Rating

Synopsis (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:

Wait, just a minute! What?! It’s over. Wow!

Can i just say that i love Jennifer Echols for writing this story. It was just the right amount of everything – angst, love, sexy and then everything else!
I absolutely could not stop reading and within a span of hours it was finished – and it’s well into the night, i have school tomorrow, and my brain wasn’t going to shut up unless i wrote this review.

Erin writes from her fantasies, from a longing crush that achieved nothing from. But she doesn’t expect is for her to crush to walk into her creative writing class and read it all. Thus, unfolds a series of stories that are both of their lives and their writing about each other. Feelings bubble to the surface and secrets start falling over.

Echols weaved this amazingly funny and entertaining story whereby i was just waiting for the two characters to hook up. I wanted to be in that creative writing class with them. New York played through my mind as i imagined the places and how i know i too would have been excited at the sight of Simon&Schuster, HarperCollins and other such publishing houses.

Something that i really found beyond sexy (spoiler): When Hunter barges into the class waving Erin’s recent story ‘Obedience’ all angry and shouts at her. Imagined it! LOVED IT! (When you read the story, or if you’ve already read it then you know the reason why Hunter is so upset.)

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Cover Love with Jennifer Echols!

 

Love Story

 
1. Did you pick out the cover yourself? Why these two? Not that i’m complaining!
No, authors usually have nothing to do with picking out the cover. The publisher did show it to me and I said it was okay. If I had said it was not okay, I’m not sure that would have changed anything, LOL! But I do love it because Erin looks exactly the way she should, and she is happy.
 
 
2. Why is half the guy’s face missing on the cover? We want to see the rest of him!
I think it is the cover fashion nowadays to cut people’s heads off. Or maybe they cut it off because in the original photo he is wearing a clown wig. We will never know.
 
 
3. I feel like her eyes hold some kind of secret. Is there one? If there is, can you reveal something about it, but at the same time not be spoilery?
Erin’s secret is that she’s had a crush on Hunter since they met six years before, but she has a terrible time expressing her feelings.
 
 
4. What do you say those out there who say YA romance is a silly genre that’s not worth while?
Oh boy. That’s what this book is all about. Erin wants to be a romance writer. When she turns in a romantic story for her creative writing class, the other students make fun of her, and she has some choice words for them. You can read the book to see what I think of people who say romance is silly.
 
 
5. Where do you see the YA genre going in terms of fads in the future? Will you be jumping onto that bandwagon?

Lately YA has gotten very dark, with the vampires, and then the other creatures standing in for vampires because everybody was sick of vampires, and now the end of the world. I have been waiting five years for this dark phase to pass and my light books to come back into fashion. It looks like I will have to wait a little longer.

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog!

 I don’t know, theres always been something about Jennifer’s books that always seem to reel me in without me having actually tough much less read the book. Yup, you caught me! I haven’t read any of her books but i am proud to call myself a fan, or a semi-fan (considering i haven’t been near any of her books). Sad? I thing, YES!
Thanks Jennifer for giving us an insight into that awesome cover of Love Story!