Sunday, September 4, 2011
by Jennifer Echols
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 local 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. (description from Amazon.com)
Okay, I am officially a Jennifer Echols fan!
Her books are sexy. Not dirty, not gratuitous, but passionate and well, sexy. You can't help but root for the characters to just get together and admit their feelings go beyond the lust already!
There are also great, interesting storylines. I loved this concept of the writing within the book. Each story reflected what the character felt and wanted to say, but felt unable to say, so perfectly. The characters taunted each other, begged for forgiveness and asked each other for understanding.
These books may be short. They may look like they could be "fluff," but they are the furthest from... These are passionate stories with complex characters that are, well, just fun to read. I know when I open one of Jennifer Echols' books I better plan to not put it down again until the last page!
Full disclosure: Won from giveaway on Chick Lit Teens