Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bookanistas: Such a Rush

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 Jennifer Echols fangirl status is no secret, so me recommending this book is probably the least shocking thing ever. And the funny thing is, as I was reading this book I was thinking to myself, man, Jennifer Echols's characters are always lying to and manipulating the people they care about, and in any other book that would bug me so much, but she seriously pulls it off every single time. I love it so much. It's like that guilty pleasure soap opera that you just can't quit, even though you know it's a bit ridiculous.

Maybe it's because she brings the sexytimes, and she brings them good. This book is no fact I think this one pushes the envelope even more than her previous books have. If you blush easily, this is not one you want to read in public because DAMN is it hot. 

Jennifer Echols...keep doing what you are doing. Keep giving me scandalous summertime reads full of lying and trickery and hot boys doing sexy, bad things. I will eat them all up. 


  1. I am glad you recommended THE ONE THAT I WANT by Jennifer Echols a while back because based on your review, I ended up picking it up and REALLY enjoying it :D
    And now you say "I think this one pushes the envelope even more than her previous books have."? That means I have to read it VERY soon! I just started BELLES but as soon as I'm done, I know which book I'm picking up! Thanks Jess :D

  2. Not that my TBR list needs to grow, but a battle between brothers? Hot book I shouldn't read in public? Adding. NOW.

  3. I just finished this book last night! I really loved how unique it was. Leah was such a fantastic character.

    The only thing that bugged me, aside from SERIOUSLY, ALEC?, is that sometimes the writing felt a bit sloppy. When Leah was talking about flying, it was absolutely beautiful, but in other places....less so.

  4. This sounds like a great book. Add it to the list! :)

  5. I just finished reading this last week and I loved it too, and especially Grayson.

    It had really good sexytimes but I think Forget You made me blush a lot more.

    I had this with me at work and found out one of my CW LOVES Jennifer Echols and my boss read the summary and she's not into YA at all but she said it sounded pretty interesting. I'm thinking of buying them a copy to keep/share between the two

  6. I love Jennifer Echols for those EXACT reasons. Pure pleasure, she does it so well. :)

  7. This one is at the top of my TBR pile (literally). I keep staring at its cover, it's so pretty. Thanks for review!

  8. I adore Jennifer Echols and I want to read this book so bad! She does steamy angst SO WELL! Hmm... How much trouble would I be in if I placed one *tiny* Amazon order...?

  9. I have read this book many times, always with tears and smiles. I somewhat identify with Leah, having to have mostly raised myself. Although I didn't have it as badly as she did.
    I love seeing a strong female character, and Ms. Echols is a wonderful story teller. For me that is the highest praise possible. I e joy all of her books, but as I stated before, this is my favorite. Do yourself a favor and try "Such a Rush". You will not be sorry.

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