Title: Such A Rush
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published: July 10th 2012 by MTV Books
"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."
First line: "In each South Carolina town where I'd lived--and I'd lived in a lot of them--the trailer park was next to the airport."
Thoughts: Let's be honest. Jennifer Echols could write a manual about the proper uses of toilet paper, and I would still read it. Why? Because this woman knows how to write sexual tension and everything under the Tuscan sun. With that said, I can honestly say without a doubt that SUCH A RUSH is one of the best books I've read all year. I mean, holy cow, talk about your steamy summer reads!
First off, can we talk about the intensity in the first chapter of the book? It completely caught me off guard, and while I knew what happened because of the summary, I did not expect how big of a punch it would pack. I started reading this on a plane and almost burst out in tears! Eep!
As the story progressed, my heart began to mend, but I still didn't forget. It's kind of like you're going through the stages of grief with each of the characters. I love it when an author writes so well, you feel as though these fictional characters are your best friends, neighbors, boyfriend, or even yourself.
Now, this book isn't all heartache. There's love and passion to be found as well. Let's discuss THAT!
I know from first glance, it looks like this book has a bit of a love triangle. For you haters out there (because sometimes I dislike them too), I can assure you that this is not the case. While Alec is sweet, Grayson is smoking hot! He's that irritating, gorgeous, brooding guy you love to fight with. Every scene with Grayson had me swooning like I've never swooned before. I honestly think I blushed a few times while reading this book, and you know how I like my books steamy! RAWR!
And of course, there's Leah. I love how she's beautiful and believes it's because of her hair. I adore that while she's been dealt with a crummy (really crummy) card, she still works hard and fights for what she wants. It's funny how someone can go through so much, yet still be somewhat innocent. Is she perfect? No, she has her flaws, but who wants to read about someone perfect? Honestly, if I lived in a trailer park with a lazy, deadbeat mother, I don't think I would be as strong as she was forced to be.
Overall, to say I loved this book is an understatement. GOING TOO FAR has been my favorite book by Jennifer Echols until now. Really, that's how smitten I am with SUCH A RUSH. If you are a fan of
"When I said nothing, he reached forward and put his hand on my knee. Electricity shot up my thigh and made my heart pump painfully."
Umm, hot much?
"Kissing him was an adventure, a journey, a battle, every moment of his lips and hands sparking new explosions all over me."
OH. EM. GEE.
The rush was so intense that he was like a predator taking me by the throat."
I would totally want to be his prey.