Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: July 10, 2011
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Author
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Buy:  Amazon | Barnes & NobleIndiebound

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. (Goodreads)

Such a Rush may be my favorite book by Jennifer Echols that I’ve read so far. Though I’ve only read a few… I want to gobble up all of her books, and I can’t wait to dip into her romantic comedies. I read Such a Rush in practically one sitting; I didn’t want to put it down.

I loved Leah as a protagonist. She grew up poor, living in trailer parks with her self-absorbed, lazy, checked out mother. She had to grow up way too fast. She’s independent and takes care of herself, and her mother when she’s around. When she gets a job at the airport close to where she lives, she saves her money to take a flying lesson, and becomes determined to become a pilot. I love that she knew what she wanted and went after her dream.

I also appreciated Leah’s relationship with the banner-flying owner Mr. Hall, who becomes like a father figure to her. When he dies, she is hesitant to work for his sons, Grayson and Alec who are trying to keep the business running. Then Grayson blackmails her in desperation to keep the business, and his family, together. In true Jennifer Echols fashion there is sizzling romance, and heart-wrenching drama.

It’s obvious that Echols did her research about small airports, flying, and airplanes. I’ve spent a good amount of time around planes, and have some flying time (but no license), so I ate this up. Flying was like another character in the story, and I loved it!

Such a Rush is a fantastic read for summer (or anytime)! Be sure to add this to your to-be-read list, or better yet, pick it up when it’s released on July 10th. It’s a must read for contemporary romance fans!

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8 Responses to Review: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

  1. Great review! I really liked Such a Rush too. It was my first Echols novel and I like how all her characters are pretty darn flawed like real people. 🙂
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  2. Andrea says:

    Great review! I haven’t heard much about this one before, or even the author. I’m interested to see what else she has written. I’m glad to hear that the author did some research before writing.
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  3. fakesteph
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    This looks so good so I’m glad that you loved it. I haven’t read anything by Jennifer Echols yet, but I’ve been meaning to for a while. And I seriously love the cover on this one!
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  4. Oh I really hope I’ll like this one as much as you did. Jennifer Echols is simply great. Also I’m pretty sure I read that both her brother and father are pilots 🙂
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  5. Everyone is saying wonderful things about this one! I fell in love with the cover the instant I saw it … can’t wait to read it!

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