Review: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Book: Such a Rush
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Date Published: July 10th, 2012
ISBN: 145165801X
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5 out of 5 Stars
Blurb: 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.
      Having never read anything by Jennifer Echols before, I didn't know what to expect going into this book, but I ended up loving it! It was much more than just a romance book, it was also a touching and inspirational story of  a young girl's struggle to rise above her terrible upbringing through her love of flying.
      The romance aspect of the book was definitely not lacking either. Grayson & Alec scream for attention with their all-American good looks and toned physiques. Alec is sweet & social. While Grayson is more of the bad boy, always getting into trouble (can you guess who I was rooting for her to end up with lol).
     Leah's character was really likable and I know I really felt like I connected with her. She is such a strong young woman. Her outlook on life might be somewhat jaded but she is completely honest with herself and I really admired that.
    Overall, it was an excellent read and I would definitely recommend it! If you're looking for your romance with a healthy dose of realistic drama, then this book is for you.

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  1. I haven't read Jennifer Echols before either. I love a good romance so I may have to start with this. Thanks for the great review.

  2. You're welcome! Glad you liked it :)

  3. I'm a little "meh" about love triangles, but otherwise this sounds great! Awesome review!

  4. I just read this book and thought it was great, too. @The Reading Penguin- it's not really a love triangle.

  5. Yeah I thought it was obvious from early on who she'd end up with. I think they overplayed the love triangle aspect in the blurb. It was a good story though, I didn't know for sure if I'd like it but it was really good.

  6. I haven't read any books by Jennifer Echols before either, although I've been meaning to after hearing her books being likened to Simone Elkeles'... This sounds like a nice romantic read :)

    Catherine x
    The Book Parade


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