Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love Story By Jennifer Echols

Title: Love Story
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Publication Date: July 19, 2011
Source: Simon and Schuster Galley Grab

Summary: 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: Love Story is a nice, fast-paced read that didn't quite have me hooked but was still a fun read.

One of the main problems I had was the characters. I couldn't connect to any of them or feel something for them. At first I thought I'd have no problem connecting with the characters because the beginning of the story was really, really good. But then the characters, and the plot, fizzled out.

Erin was just sort of annoying. Hunter...was hot but I didn't swoon for him or anything like that. The supporting cast of characters were much more interesting to me.

Echols' had a great idea for the plot. It started out strong but then just vanished and everything was tension, tension, tension!

But that is one thing she knows how to write. Tension and a romance. The tension is the book was phenomenal. You thought everything was going to work out between Hunter and Erin and then BANG!

I loved reading the stories that Hunter and Erin wrote for their creative writing class, they gave tons of insight into many things.

Overall, Love Story was an okay read. Not one that I loved but it definitely had sizzling tension!



Mary said...

Yeah, I've had several books lately that I've felt the same way about. Good but not great. *sigh* Hopefully, we'll find some great characters to connect with in our next books!
Mary @ Book Swarm

mfay2 said...

I'm smiling because I totally agree with everything you said here. I thought it was just me. I didn't really care as much for the characters as I should have. There was something missing, the spark, the interest you get when you're glued to what you're reading - it wasn't there. I loved the plot, though. I loved that it was set in college. That's awesome.

Mary (mfay2) @ Anxirium

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I have to agree, I really couldn't connect with the characters. I really wanted to like them, but Hunter came off as a jerk, and while Erin started off strong, I felt she gave up too easily. Great review!

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