Title: Such a Rush
Author: Jennifer Echols
Pub Deets: July 2012 MTV Books
Genre: Romance, Relationships, Coming-of-Age
Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone
In a sentence or so: Leah's absent mother and dilapidated trailer inspire her to search for purpose in her life. She finds that drive and passion she's been searching for at the airport by her trailer park. So there just happen to be sexy boys there and, of course, there are secret plots and mysterious schemes and a whole lot of kissing (and more!) going down.
The reason I love Jennifer Echols is this - that woman writes AMAZING characters. Do I love the coming-of-age pieces? Friend, you KNOW I do. Echols writes relationships that are so authentic I'm completely absorbed in everything each person says, picking it apart, and analyzing all of it. Basically, I love to read Jennifer Echols because she is so damn readable.
Oh, okay yeah the story is really fun too! The whole airport situation was really interesting to read about as I had no clues about that walk of life. Leah's commitment and passion for flying stuck with me as a reader, as did her relationships with her friends, her boss, and obviously her love interest.
Is Such A Rush a life changing book? No. Not everything we read has to be life changing, okay?! But does this book still matter? Yeah, it totally does. It showcases a girl who pulls herself up by her bootstraps, does things because SHE wants to, and still has sexytimes with boys. Her romantic relationships are NOT a means to an end which makes me fist pump all the fist pumps for Jennifer Echols because to me that is what being an independent woman is all about! Live your life! Be strong and smart and awesome and THEN move on to boys!
You should read this book if...
You like sexytimes books with great characters, a beachy setting, and a healthy dose of drama all wrapped up in an addictive package. So basically if you have a heart beating in your chest.