Saturday, 14 January 2012

Book Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Book: Love Story - Jennifer Echols

Publishing Date: July 19th 2011

Read from January 11 to 13, 2012

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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 View: 

This is my first book by Jennifer Echols, who is a famous for her contemporary romance novels. Love Story is a sweet, fun and frustrating at times. It's fast paced book and uses very original methods for conveying the story. 

Love Story is about Erin, who grew up in Kentucky with her grandmother. She aspires to be a writer in New York City, much to her grandmother dismay. When her grandmother learns about her plans, her grandmother disinherit's her and gives her college fund and the family farm to Hunter, the stable boy. Now Erin has no money and has to work her way through college, her only solace is her creative writing class and soon that happiness is also snatched away from her when surprisingly, her former friend and now enemy Hunter joins the class. The two has a long history with each other and through their stories they get reacquainted.   

The story is somewhat original and very quirky, the presentation is very fresh and new. I love how the book starts with one of the stories that Erin has written for her creative writing class. The stories within the story is a fantastic device and it is used very interestingly. 

Erin and Hunter are very interesting characters. They have this love hate relationship going that makes this book very enjoyable. Hunter is alluring and  mysterious which makes him a very good love interest. Erin is very strong and hardworking which makes her very human. There are many layers to the story and characters which make this book very entertaining.

My only real problem with the book is the ending. If feels a little rushed and abrupt. I would have liked to see the more of these two characters and where they are heading. 

The Good:

  • The creative writing classes. The stories that Hunter and Erin wrote, which gave insight on the background of these characters. Plus, the discussion that followed in the class about these stories.
  • I really like the side story of Summer and Manohar. They were hilarious!
  • The writing was very easy to read and hooking.
  • The mystery surrounding Hunter and his intentions.

The Bad: 

  • The story can get frustrating at times because the lead characters are so very stubborn.
  • The abrupt ending. It left me a little unsatisfied and story felt incomplete. 
Overall: 3.5 and a thumbs up. 
Writing: 4/5
Plot: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Romance: 3/5
LoL Moments: 3/5
Cover: 4/5

Favorite Quote:  “I saw myself exactly as he saw me.

And that made me angry.” 

Favorite Character: Hunter, Erin and Manohar


  1. This sounds really good I've had my eye on it for a while too I should pick it up soon! Great review!

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  2. Hmm, I quite like the sound of this book! I'm going to have to give it a go. Great review. :)

  3. Great review! This book sounds really good...

    Jessica from Booked Up!
    :) xxx