Jun 19, 2012

{Early Review} of Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such a RushSuch a Rush by Jennifer Echols
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Contemporary
THEME: Drama/Romance
AUTHORS BLOG: Jennifer Echols Site

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.

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols was such a thrill! I really enjoyed this story about the love of flying and how one girl who is determined to make something of herself. This is my second book written by Echols and I can’t wait to read more of her fantastic writing.

Such a Rush follows Leah Jones, she is known to many as the girl who lives in a trailer park and has somewhat of a bad reputation. While getting a job at a local small airport to get away from her mother, she discovers how much she wants to fly. She gets the chance to learn how to fly from Mr. Hall who runs a flying banner ad business. Thus she is introduced to his sons and one in particular will challenge her in everyway, but his in for a surprise as well.

Leah Jones is a girl who has lived a life moving around with her mother who could pretty much care less about her daughter. Thankfully Leah has a good head on her shoulders and dreams of flying, even to the point where she lies about getting permission to fly for Mr. Hall. She is full of spunk; snark and can definitely take care of herself. I loved her determination to fly and even to the point of being blackmailed by Grayson Hall. I felt bad for her a times because her mother was horrible and so pathetic, she deserved a parent who gave her love and support. Luckily she had Mr. Hall for part of her life to help her.

Grayson Hall is one moody guy, but along with his younger brother Alec, they are still devastated by the loss of their father. I loved how they both continued their fathers business even though their relationship with him wasn’t the greatest. But like Leah they loved flying and their father was their biggest supporter. Grayson frustrated the heck out of me, he knows he has feelings for Leah but pushes her away. In the end he’s a good guy that is just trying to heal from the loss of his dad and doesn’t know what he really wants or needs.

Overall I absolutely loved this book, at points I was at the edge of crying and then at others I was laughing. I enjoyed all their characters, along with their flaws and heartbreaks. I couldn’t get enough of the great romance as well and I loved how much these characters loved flying. I would read this book again and again, this is a must read for everyone.

This is a young adult novel with minor adult moments in the romance area. Fans of authors Miranda Kenneally and Susane Colasanti will enjoy Jennifer Echols’ Such a Rush.

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1 comment:

  1. Gah, I want to read this! Loved your review!