Love Story by Jennifer Echols + Giveaway!

Love Story
Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Series or Standalone: Standalone
ISBN: 1439178321
Format: eGalley
Pages: 243
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Rating: 4.5 Stars
Love Storyis another great book from Jennifer Echols. Let me start by saying I love Jennifer Echols. I was bullied by Erica to read her books and I’m really glad she force me to read them. Jennifer Echols knows how to write great contemporary romances and Love Story was another great addition.

In Love Story, the story was spot on. I loved the romance tension and relationship between Hunter and Erin. Their story developed at a perfect pace and I couldn’t help but love their story.

One of my favorite things about this book was how Jennifer Echols used the stories Erin and Hunter were writing in the college class to help tie together Erin and Hunter’s own personal story. I loved how their writing pieces reflected their own relationship and personal lives. I thought using the characters stories they written was something very different but worked to tie Erin and Hunter’s story together.

Both Hunter and Erin are freshman’s in college. I was so happy to see this. I feel that in YA there are never any characters in college or around the age of people in college. As a college student it’s a nice change of pace to read about characters the same age as me.

One thing Jennifer Echols is a master at is the romance. And boy, let me say, this one had some good romance. The chemistry between Erin and Hunter seemed to jump off the page for me. No matter how much Erin said she didn’t like Hunter, we all know (even Erin did) that she was lying. There was just so much chemistry between the two that I could not wait until both Hunter and Erin acted about it. The romance was just spot on in this book.

When I started this book, I could not stop until I finished it. I really wanted to find out what would happen between Hunter and Erin. I have to say, I think Love Story has surpassed Going Too Far as my favorite Jennifer Echols book. This book is a must read for YA contemporary fans!

Thanks to Big Honcho Media, I have TWO copies of Love Story to giveaway! Here is a little more about the book:

She’s writing about him. He’s writing about her. And everybody is reading between the lines.

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.

If you would like to learn more about the book you can go here. And now a little bit about the author:

Jennifer Echols is the author of romantic dramas for MTV and romantic comedies for Pulse. She currently lives in Birmingham. Visit her on the web at

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Review: Forget You

Forget You        

Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV
Release Date: July 20, 2010           
Pages: 293
Ratings: 3.5 Stars
Summary (from Goodreads):
There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug. 
The wonderful Erica kindly book bullied me into buying this book, along with Going Too Far, and I am glad she did. I read Forget You in one sitting, and was not disappointed. Jennifer Echols has written an enjoyable book with beautiful scenes.
One thing I have learned from reading this book is that Jennifer Echols’ characters have such great chemistry. The interactions between Doug and Zoey are packed with tons of sexual tension and it was great to see how their story unfolded.
While this book might seem like some light chick lit, it does deal with some very serious topics and issues. With Zoey’s parents divorce, her dad’s pregnant new wife, and her mom going crazy, Zoey has a lot of stress and issues with which to deal. I often felt extremely sorry for Zoey and the situation she was. Her life was falling apart in front of her and she just wanted to maintain her normal, perfect life.
One thing that Jennifer Echols’ excels at is writing realistic characters. Every character in this book was extremely relatable and believable. None of the characters felt fake, I felt I know someone like each character. It was easy to relate to the characters too, even if not in similar situations. Every teenager has doubts about there life and everyone is trying to figure out who they are just like Zoey.
Even though I found this book very enjoyable and loved the story, at times I did get annoyed with Zoey. The whole Brandon situation, especially bothered me. A girl as smart as Zoey should be able to see that Brandon wasn’t her boyfriend. At times I just wanted to smack her when she kept saying Brandon’s my boyfriend, or my boyfriend Brandon. I wish Zoey was a bit more independent and could see that she was lying to herself with the Brandon situation.
Overall, Forget You was a very enjoyable read. Emotionally packed with great characters and great romance, Jennifer Echols has written a book that many teens will eat up.