Friday 19 August 2011

REVIEW: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Publication Date: July 19th 2011
Publisher: MTV Books
Paperback, 243 pages

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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.

Love Story by Jennifer Echols,wasn't certainly a book that blew my mind,but not one I didn't enjoy at all also.As all the books Jennifer Echols writes,Love Story flaws so easily and the time,while reading it, flows so quickly that you won't even notice when you'll finish it.

Needless to say,that my favorite parts of the book where the short stories.Those,show exactly what kind of a writer Jennifer Echols is!I mean,she is using three different kind of "voices" in this book,and all three of them are easily discerned,with no misunderstandings whatsoever.Erin's stories are well written and straight to the point of what she wants to communicate each time,Hunter's are something a boy could have written and the narration is written in a different way as well.So, one can easily imagine why I enjoyed those stories so much,plus they had the advantage that they allowed a deeper understanding of the main characters.

But my problem with Jennifer Echol's books was never the writing style...Her ability to write beautiful stories is undeniable.My problem once more (I had the same one with Forget You as well) is that the story is a bit unbelievable...
I really find it hard to believe many things that happened in this book.For starters,the fact that both Erin and Hunter,couldn't talk to each other and express their feelings or thoughts,but could more than easily "strip" their souls and inner thoughts through their short stories,for the whole class to read!One would believe that if they had the guts to share some of their most inner thoughts or more traumatic experiences through their stories,they could as well do it in a discussion between them sometime in the book as well.But no...Although, both of them did that "striping" on purpose and fully aware that most of their friends plus both of them understood that,continued to communicate in such an uncommon way...

Besides that,I also found hard to believe that Erin,although wanted and needed so much than scholarship,didn't even pause to think before writing those stories and jeopardizing everything.For someone who starves,and wants more than anything that scholarship to continue the dream of their life,that surely didn't say much of their character...And speaking of characters,I really couldn't like all that much Hunter,or see him as the drool worthy guy...I just couldn't...He was there,but even if he wasn't it wouldn't make much difference to me...

All in all,Love Story is an enjoyable book, but nothing else apart from that.It's not a book I will remember long after finishing it but certainly not one that I regret picking it.


  1. I loved the book! It was a book within a book! Nice review :)

  2. Love Story is really a deceiving title, given that the two people who could be members of this love story are a disinherited, newly broke, Kentucky farm girl with a chip on her shoulder and a newly rich, 'used-to-be stable boy to said girl' guy with a cocky attitude. And they don't really get along. That stems from a broken friendship, superiority/inferiority issues, and a stolen inheritance.


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