Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Gallery Books
Read Time: 2 Days
Tag Words: Love Story, Romance Writer, College, NYU, Kentucky Horse Farms, heiress, true love, tragedy
She’s writing about him and he’s writing about her, all the words they’ve left unspoken for too many years.
This is a love story and it starts with a stable boy, as all the best ones do...
I really need to not wait a month to write reviews. I’m trying to conjure all my thoughts because this is a book I felt tepid about. Not that I didn’t care, I just know I had things to say and I want to express them carefully.
I felt a great disconnect from the characters in this book. I couldn’t quite ever gage Erin and Hunter’s shared history thoroughly. I still feel like the connecting piece of the puzzle, the piece that convinces me of their Love Story is still sort of missing.
I did enjoy the characters, even if some of their more prominent traits were told to me, not shown to me. I also enjoyed how the story played out, even if bits and pieces seemed a little out of context and slightly unrealistic.
My favorite aspect of the book was one of the most original twists I've seen in a YA book- both characters published their class stories within the text, and I was always looking forward to seeing through Hunter's eyes in that way. The boy can write! ; )
It’s a good story if you enjoy Jennifer Echols. I’ve read one other from her, Forget You, which I enjoyed less than I enjoyed Love Story; I still haven’t read Going Too Far, which I’ve heard is the Echols favorite among devoted readers. I plan to read it soon.
Notes on the Names:
Erin isn’t a Horse-farm heiress’s name. I preferred her middle name Elizabeth.
If I could have named her she would have been:
Vivienne Elisabeth or to take it to the Southern max, Scarlett Elizabeth!
Thoughts on the Cover:
I’m always pleased when the cover designer gets a small detail right, and the stud in Erin’s nose is perfect!
Parental Book Review *spoilers*
Sexual innuendo, passionate kissing, a sex scene without detail, and the characters stories revolved around their sexual attraction for each other.
Still, not as graphic as I expected give the authors previous title, Forget You.
Erin’s mother died from a kick in the head via a horse.
Erin’s father was abusive.
Erin gets hit by a car.
College Party in a boys shower room with alcohol.