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!