Wednesday, July 11

Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: MTV Books

Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: The wildly popular author of Going Too Far, Forget You, andLove Story returns with a sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever. But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly. Engrossing and intense, Such a Rush is a captivating story from an author with a rising star

My Thoughts: I swear if Echols wrote a book about something as annoying as spam, I'd still pick it up and read it! I adore her writing style, her insight, her romantic and intriguing characters.

We are introduced to Leah who loves airplanes. She has spent her whole life living near airports. She has moved around a lot with her mom from trailer park to trailer park, which always happens to be near an airport of some kind.

Leah is the kind of girl you have to like. She may come off as tough but really she's just motivated. Nobody really knows her or understands her. Except her best friend. All the other girls think she is bad news or out to steal their boyfriends. She has a reputation because she doesn't live on the "right" side of town and she's a little rough around the edges.

It's only right that Leah gets a job with Mr. Hall at his banner advertising business. She's only 14 years old at the time so she can only do office work but it is Leah's dream to fly an airplane so she saves up some of her earnings and plunks it on his table in exchange for a flying lesson. And that is where it all starts. Over the years, she stays at her job and learns to fly on the side.

Flash forward three years and Leah is flying for the business!!! There is nothing more she loves than being up in the air, feeling in control, taking her destiny in her hands.

Than there are the famous brothers. Grayson and Alec. Hot brothers? Oh yes! But not only are they brothers but they are twins! Oh yes! Eek! Hot! Sexy! They also have an older brother named Jake. Through the years, Leah has seen them when they come visit their dad (Mr. Hall) but she doesn't really get to know them. They think they are "better" than her I guess and they barely talk to her except when they have too.

When Mr. Hall dies, Leah is left with no idea what she is going to do next, she assumes the business will shut down and she'll be out of a job. But, instead Grayson and Alec decide they are going to keep the business with Leah as one of the pilots.

So much drama starts from there. Leah starts dating Alec. Grayson has a plan and blackmails Leah into it. Leah is trying to hold it all together, we can see her emotional and physical struggle. Her mom isn't around much, she doesn't know what she's going to eat most days as her refrigerator is usually empty.

She wants to do what she has to for Alec but she also has always had a thing for Grayson.

Leah and one of the boys kind of have a unique relationship. They don't always see eye to eye, and that is what made Such A Rush so interesting. It's your love story that doesn't start out as a love story. They don't fall in love within five pages either. There was tension, chemistry, all leading up to the big bang!

And that beach and tornado scene- HOT! SEXY! BLISTERING!

I just want to say I loved the plot of this. I loved all the airplane moments. I loved experiencing what it was like to be a pilot and to feel such love for something.  I also loved Leah's relationship with both boys and how the story turned out.

Echols has this way with words. She can light up my life for a few hours by telling her stories. They are always so freaking amazing.

Such A Rush is another brilliant story full of twins, brothers, pilots, airplanes, death, and most of all love and what it means to be in love.

Overall: Can't you tell I loved this book from above? Come on! What more can I say? Echols you have wowed me again!  Please write faster and more so I can read more of your marvelous books!

Cover: Really liked it! I was hoping it would have a plane or one of the boys but this is pretty too. I can see Leah looking like that, especially with her long hair.

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Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Hi Cindy! I just got my copy of this one. I can't wait to check it out, since I haven't read an Echols book. Love your description of the beach scene can't wait to read that part! So glad it was a great read for you!

Special Needs Mom said...

Great review. I really want to read this book.

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