Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book Love - Love Story

For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions—it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin’s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she’s sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He’s joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin’s heart with longing. Now she’s not just imagining what might have been. She’s writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter . . . except this story could come true.

I love Jennifer Echols! I really do. I love her realistic romances and flawed but likable characters. She writes the kind of comtemp YA that I love to read and that I would love to write. 

I love that she always just goes there with her writing. I swear, the word nipple showed up more times than I can count in this book, and I loved that. Jennifer Echols never shies away from getting sexy, and I have to say that I really appreciate it. Go Jennifer! Keep it up with those steamy scenes!

As a writer, there was a lot in this book I related to, in a cringe-worthy way. I'll admit to bringing thinly veiled stories about my own life to critique group before, so I could totally feel Erin's pain when it came to getting her stories about Hunter torn apart by strangers. And as a YA writer, I could totally feel Erin's pain when the rest of her class looked down on her romance writing as somehow less than what they were doing. 

Forget You is still my very favorite Jennifer Echols book, but this one was still a lot of fun. And all of you writers out there, I think you'll get a kick out of the writing aspect of this story like I did.

1 comment:

  1. I love this premise! I really liked FORGET YOU too so I need to check this one out. :)