Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Source: requested ARC from publisher
About the Book: 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.
My Thoughts: I tried to wait until closer to the release date to talk about this book but my love could not be contained. Seriously. I just could not wait to tell you how much I adored Such a Rush. It had me swooning like no other. Basically I just wanted to sing this song over and over (Okay, I did sing it.... but only where no one could hear me!)
I am not ashamed to admit that I have a never ending song of love for Such a Rush. As soon as I finished it I just felt so content and wonderful. I was already anticipating re-reading it and experiencing it all over again. I mean, any book that introduces me to a boy in aviators and a straw cowboy hat within the first three pages has me sold!
Jennifer Echols did a fabulous job of setting the stage. I mean this both in regards to the physical setting (even if I didn't know what a washateria was!) and the relationships between the characters. I was drawn in by each and every one. I wanted to know more and more and more about them and really cared what happened to them. It's a rare book that has me this interested in so many different characters.
Such a Rush is a swoon worthy romance that touches on many themes. Among them are family, friendships, love, expectations, redemption and the dangers of judging people without knowing them. Even with all these themes it doesn't feel like an "issue book." The story and the characters are what stuck with me long after closing the covers. They are the reason I'm singing my never ending song of love to Such a Rush.
I have never been disappointed by a Jennifer Echols book. Whether it's her romantic comedies or romantic dramas she consistently writes book I know will capture me. If I'm ever in a reading slump I know I can pick up any of her books and I'll be sucked in to the story and the characters' lives. I highly recommend her, especially for summer reading!