Saturday, May 21, 2011

Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Love Story Cover
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  • Pub. Date: July 19 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback , 256pp 
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My Review

I have read many stories/novels by the author, and I think I like this one the most because throughout the story we have the different views at which the main characters are trying to confess their love to each other, and they have soo much history with each other by which their parents have history. Echols writing gives us insight into these teenagers’ lives and experiences through college.  In "Love Story" we see the ups and downs of writing literature from Erin and Hunters class of literature in New York.  When reading their stories they explain why they hated each other for the past 6 years since her mother died and why they like each other at the same time, and reflect true stories of their lives in the story.

I thought that through these reading in the novel the author wants us to know the background of which the characters emotions are playing out through these love stories. Read the stories carefully to understand what Erin and Hunter write about each other through their writing and with emotion that reflects into reality.  We also learn that Erin grandmother gave Hunter her inheritance because she wants to become a writer instead of running the family business. I learned a lot about horse racing because Erin’s grandmother owns a ranch and they look after the horses and prepare them to race. In incorporating two different settings was genius because we see the characters in their natural environment in Kentucky.  On page 200 you can sense that Erin isn’t looking forward to seeing her grandmother because she gave Hunter her inheritance. She didn’t even want to stay in the house; she worked with Hunter’s father, Tommy.  Near the ending I was falling in love with Hunters character as he even recites Erin’s first story (really about how she likes Hunter but in story form) It was really cute. It also tells us through each of their written stories in some chapters that reflect what would happen when they got back to the farm.

I really loved this book and I will definitely buy the book and add it to my collection of Jennifer Echol books. I would say that Page 209 and onward are my favourite scene in the entire book because when both, Erin and Hunter talk about their feelings, it makes me want to find somebody who is smart like Hunter. A lot takes place during the last chapters and soo much drama at clubs and sorts. There is some sexual content, not lots, very short.  But it was needed because of the relationship that was building/tension from the previous nights.  I was very sad that it ended but I wanted to know more of the story after Thanksgiving, and I overall enjoyed reading it. The characters were amazing and had so much dynamic.

The ending paragraphs were brilliantly written and that somehow Erin and Hunter can repair their relationship in the end with her portfolio titled “Love Story”. Great Ending and Story told brilliantly from a great author Jennifer Echols, look forward to the next novel.  Be sure to read her other novels which are also amazing!

If you are interested in reading other books by this author you can look at Jennifer Echols other writings at her site, you can visit Love Story too on the page.

Summary from Authors site

Erin Blackwell is headed to college in New York City to study creative writing and earn a living as a romance novelist. Her grandmother has other plans: she approves of the college, but she wants Erin to major in business and then come back home to Kentucky to run the family’s famous racehorse farm. There is no way Erin will agree. Studying in New York and writing her way into a career is her escape from the farm and the family tragedy that happened there. So Erin’s grandmother decides Erin really will live life as a starving artist. She takes Erin’s future job running the farm, her inheritance, even her college tuition, and gives them all to Hunter Allen.

Hunter has lived on the farm for years. He’s Erin’s age, he’s the stable boy, and he’s the romantic dream of every girl in her high school. But he was involved in the family tragedy. Erin has always given him a wide berth. And he’s a slick opportunist. She’s furious that he fooled her grandmother into giving him Erin’s birthright and sending him to Erin’s college.

At least she’s free of him in her creative writing class. So she pens a story that has haunted her lately, in which the horse farm heiress at the very first Kentucky Derby starts a forbidden affair with the lowly stable boy. Unfortunately for her, the day she’s sharing this story with her New York classmates, Hunter walks in. He’s switching to her class. And after reading about himself in Erin’s story, he writes his own sexy assignments that lure Erin into dangerous fantasies about what could have been between them, and what might be.

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