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Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Saturday, June 9, 2012



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 Summary


Jennifer Echols has done it again!  The reader will meet the main character, Leah, very quickly and get to know her well.  Leah's life isn't sweetness and roses, but she manages to make the best of it.  She escapes her homelife via flying.  When her flying instructor suddenly dies, she no longer knows what to do with herself.  Her flying instructor did not pass away and leave everything completely in the lurch, however, he had two sons, one with a strong interest and investment in flying.  One might think Leah would be happier, but instead she is frustrated.  Alec and Grayson, particularly Grayson, bully her into helping with their flight school.  With blackmail held over her head, what will resourceful Leah do?

Leah's character is the main draw to this book.  She is funny, smart, and amazingly calm.  She seems to have a good head on her shoulders and a knack for getting out of dangerous situations.  Grayson is moody, surly, and cute.  While he is certainly the love interest, the reader will likely find him/herself thinking "what the heck is Leah thinking."  In the end, the author ties up all of the loose ends and questions perfectly.  Alec is the "golden boy," he does very little wrong and Grayson seeks to impress him...Alec is also part of the reason Leah is blackmailed.  Leah's best friend will probably surprise the reader, she is definitely not what one might expect, but when the reader takes some time to think it over, he/she may change his/her mind.

The plot is fast-paced, the characters are likable, and the ending is perfect.  This reader will be hoping for more from Jennifer Echols to look forward to!

4 Stars

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26 comments:

  1. Randi said...:

    This sounds like such a unique premise - a flight school? Awesome. :) Thanks for sharing your review!

  1. Rebecca Hipworth said...:

    I'm still not sure if I want to read this. I guess I'm too obsessed with paranormal romance at the moment, to read anything else. :P Thanks for the review!

    May I ask, what stopped you from giving the book 5 stars?

  1. Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed Such a Rush, it really is a good book :)

  1. Addie R. said...:

    This sounds AWESOME! I've never read a story taken place in the air. And 2 hot brothers? Count me in! Great review!

  1. oh wow i love this author! thanks for the great review!!

  1. Oh, this sounds grand. I tried one Jennifer Echols book and it didn't click with me, so I've been looking for another to read. The piloting angle sounds cool!

  1. Thank you all for the awesome comments :D

  1. I've heard of Jennifer Echols but never read anything by her. I'll have to check this out.

  1. Girl you have no idea how much I'm dying for this! Awesome review. :)

  1. VB said...:

    I loved this book, it was really good! :)

  1. AH I'm so excited to read this book! It's usually a hit or miss with Jennifer Echols for me, but this book sounds so good!

  1. Nice review. :) I hope I like the book too, sounds a little different!

  1. Great review! I can't wait to read this book myself! :)

  1. Flight school sounds very different for a YA book. And this one has some blackmail? Ooooh, very interesting indeed! Very curious about the best friend too! Great review! :)

  1. I haven't read anything by Jennifer Echols yet, but I really want to read this book. I'll admit that the cover is what intrigued me. Based on your review, I think I'll really like it.

  1. oh man I can't wait to read this! I Love Jennifer Echols!!
    Also I love a level headed protagonist, so Im happy that I'll like Leah :D

    great review!
    - juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  1. I once read a Jennifer Echols book, and I liked it. This sounds good, but I can't still decide whether to read it or not :))

  1. I am soooo excited to read this book and your review just got me more excited...I now know that there is a happy ending with likable characters. Thanks! :)

  1. I'm very intrigued by the summary...and the cover! It sounds really good and I'm glad to know you enjoyed it. :D

  1. This was my first Jennifer Echols book! I loved it! Leah was really strong and had such a hard life. I thought Grayson was cute but so mean at first. I understand he was trying to help Alec but he went about it in all the wrong ways. A very intriguing story!

  1. First, the cover is beautiful. Every time I see it, I let out a little sigh. It really is beautiful. The book is very different from the things I usually read, even the contemp stuff. It does sound intriguing though, and I just don't think I could turn down the book if I ever had a chance to hold it and see the cover in person. I may just melt.

  1. deasuluna said...:

    I admit when I first saw the cover it didn't draw me in but after reading the synopsis on goodreads, I was intrigued. I want to read this so bad, thanks for the honest review that makes me want this book as soon as possible.

  1. This is one of my most anticipated reads for this summer! I love Jennifer Echols and this one sounds so unique and cool. One of my friends is a pilot and I get to hear about how exciting it is, so I think it will be cool to read about it :0)

  1. I've been hearing so many things about this already and it's not even out yet! Very exciting, and I've never read anything by Jennifer Echols so I'm thinking this may be the first. Great review!

  1. Seen this book everywhere lately! After your review I am totally in!! Sounds different and like a good read. Will be moved up my need list :)

  1. Crystal said...:

    This book sounds really great...I've been hearing a lot of buzz about it. Awesome review!