Friday, January 23, 2015
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
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.
This was my first book to read by Jennifer Echols, and I had heard nothing but great things about her and her books. So, I was really excited to start reading Love Story. I was a little disappointed by it though. Overall, it was good. I just expected more.
The book starts out as a story that the main character wrote. I was really confused by this. I thought it was the book. Later, you learn that it was just a story. I did really like how the stories were incorporated into the book though. Many times we learned about the characters through the stories that they wrote. There were a couple though that I did not understand. There was a lot of symbolism, and I guess I didn't pay close enough attention or something because that story didn't make sense to me. There were one or two like that.
The romance was sweet. I liked that they had known each other forever, but hadn't ever really known each other. I really liked Erin and Hunter together.
Overall, this book just fell flat for me. It wasn't anything exciting. It was enjoyable to an extent, but I had to push myself to keep reading.