Friday, March 5, 2010
Review : Major Crush
Synopsis: Tired of the beauty-pageant circuit, Virginia Sauter tosses her tiara, pierces her nose, and auditions for the most unlikely of roles — drum major of the high school marching band.
Virginia wins, but is forced to share the title with Drew, whose family has held the position for generations. Sure, Drew is hot, but because of his superior attitude, he and Virginia are constantly arguing. That is, until they share more than just their half-time salute...
But as the drum major's heated competition turns to sizzling romance, explosive rumors threaten everything — including the band's success. Love seemed to be a sure hit, but Virginia and Drew may be marching straight into disaster.
Major Crush is the first novel by Jennifer Echols. I don't think I've ever read a book that combined marching band and romance. It sounds silly, but trust me, it's adorable.
You have Virginia. She's the first girl drum major to ever be elected in the marching band. The only thing is, she has to share it with Drew, last year's drum major and band hottie. Virginia and Drew have drama from the start. Virginia just wants to do a good job, but Drew doesn't want to share his drum majoring role. To top that off, Drew is dating the evil twin who's out to get Virginia. Oh yeah, and Virginia's best friend has a not so secret crush on her.
As Virginia and Drew grow closer, the band starts to improve. For once, Virginia thinks this could be the real deal. The question is, are they just getting along because they have to or is there a real spark between them?
Major Crush is one of those books you can finish in one sitting. The story's a bit predictable, but still cute. There were times where I was grinning so hard, I thought my lips were going to fall off. The sexual tension between Virginia and Drew makes you squirm with anticipation. I'd recommend it to those who want a quick pick me up type of read.