Friday, October 7, 2011

Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Title: Love Story
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Stand alone
Publisher: MTV Books
Year: 2011
Read in: English
Where'd I get this copy: Review copy from Jennifer. :)
Love Story on Goodreads.

Teaser (from Goodreads):
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.


That teaser only covers about the three first chapters, jeez. There is so much more to this story. And that's even though I didn't quite get the ending. But I will probably return to this book later on - mark my words - and then I'll understand everything perfectly, I assure you.

Again, these contemporary books are so different from what I'm used to. And I'm reading them in October, the month of the paranormal and supernatural! Or the month of Halloween, anyway. I should totally be reading Poe, Westall and Susan Hill... Maybe even start some Stephen King? 
What am I talking about, but seriously though. The one word that describes this book perfectly is "cute". I sadly never connected to Erin and Hunter, but the story was amazing. And those stories they wrote for class, the commenting -- everything was wonderful.

That being said, there are three kinds of good books. (There's a lot more actually). There's the ones with the well written stories (this one, for example), the ones with the well written characters (Darkest Powers trilogy) and the ones that has both (Harry Potter). (Yeah, not much to be said about that, other than that's how I mostly categorize books.) 
And... While Love Story was undeniably cute with a great plot it wasn't the best in its league.

Definitely recommended reading for YA romance-fans and the like, though if you find yourself lost in a ghost story every other night, like me, this might still be to your liking. :)

6/10, it wasn't my preferred choice, but it was still damn good!

Frederikke, out.

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