Friday, September 14, 2012

Love Story Review

TITLE: Love Story
AUTHOR: Jennifer Echols
PUBLISHER: MTV Books (Simon & Schuster)
PAGES: 243
MY RATING: 2.5/5

TAGLINE: "She's writing about him. He's writing about her. And everybody is reading between the lines.

BACK COVER BLURB: 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 local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise 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.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I had some trouble getting into this one. I felt like the pace was a little too slow for my tastes, but I'm not a huge romance reader. There was a turn in the story that I didn't see coming, but I don't want to give anything away so you'll just have to read for yourself if you want to know what it is! I really enjoyed the way the story ended. I felt like it left off at a good place.

CHARACTERS: I can relate to Erin, the main character. She is just trying to get buy and live out her dreams. Hunter was an okay character. As a love interest he was pretty normal, nothing spectacular, but roughly an average guy.

COVER: The cover is okay. It conveys the sweetness that we see in moments throughout the book.

*I won this book in a contest hosted by Kimberly @ The Windy Pages

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