Review: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:45 PM

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 325

Publication Date: July 10, 2012

Publisher: MTV Books

Buy this book: Amazon

From Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

Having read a couple of Jennifer Echols other books I was very excited to read Such a Rush and I have to say that Ms. Echols did not disappoint.  This book sucks you in from the very first page and does not let you go.

Eighteen year old Leah Jones grew up moving from trailer park to trailer park with her mother (whenever she was around) and whatever boyfriend her mother had at the moment.  Since rent was cheaper at trailer parks surrounding airports, Leah has always lived near one.  Leah’s love for airplanes came when she was fourteen years old, so she got a job at Hall Aviation for Mr. Hall in order to be around them and to hopefully save money for flying lessons.

When Mr. Hall suddenly dies, Leah is afraid that the job he offered her along with her flying career is over.  But Mr. Hall’s twin sons, Grayson and Alec decide to keep the business open and Grayson blackmails her into flying for him for reasons unbeknownst to Leah.

Leah is such a strong character; she overcomes so many obstacles that get thrown in her way and she throws herself into flying in order not to end up like her mom or other girls from the trailer park.

At the beginning of this book Grayson seems like the bad boy who will do anything for a rush but as the story goes on we realize that he has changed.  He’s trying to take care of everyone and everything around him.  Alec is the complete opposite of his twin; he’s the quieter worry free one.   

This book has everything; a strong female character, smoking hot twins and sigh-worthy romance.  If you haven’t read a book by Jennifer Echols, what are you waiting for?  Go pick up Such a Rush, you won’t be disappointed.

Favorite Quote:

“When I was a little girl, my mom always told me to be nice to everybody, no matter what they looked like or how they treated me, because I never knew who might be an angel God has sent to Earth in disguise.”

 My Rating:



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