Jennifer Echols is one of my favourite YA contemporary authors and Such A Rush certainly didn't disappoint! The book was everything I hoped it would be and more. If you're looking for your latest romantic drama fix, Such A Rush is the perfect contemporary novel to choose next!
With her mother always gone off with her latest boyfriends, Leah has lived a lonely life in various trailer parks across South Carolina over the years. Used to fending for herself, Leah's outlook on life has been toughened, making her wary of allowing anyone to ever get too close to her. At school, she's gained a reputation among the boys for being "easy", even if it's far from true, and all the girls hate her, with the exception of her best friend, Molly. However, even though she's afraid to voice it aloud, a part of Leah still believes Molly is only nice to her because she can be treated as a charity case.
Ever since Leah moved to Heaven Beach three years ago though, she was given hope for a better future thanks to Mr. Hall, the only father-figure she's ever really had. Leah's dream of one day becoming an airline pilot means the world to her and her passion for flying is certainly infectious! She's watched Mr. Hall's boys from afar whenever they came to Hall Aviation, but when Mr. Hall suddenly dies, Grayson unexpectedly decides to take over the family business. For reasons he refuses to say, Grayson blackmails Leah into flying for him and to date his twin brother, Alec.
It may seem like there's a love triangle, but there really isn't. Alec is charming and sweet, acting quite differently from his brother, but there's no question you'll be rooting for Grayson and Leah to be together from the start. Grayson is both infuriating and downright hot, with a magnetic personality and an energy that cannot be contained within the pages. There are times he'll make you swoon one moment and then want to throttle him the next, but I definitely fell hard for him in the end.
Such A Rush is one of Jennifer Echols's best novels to date and I'll absolutely be reading it again and again in the future! The chemistry between Grayson and Leah is off the charts, and there's a certain tension present that leaves you holding your breath and wondering what will happen next. If you still haven't read a book written by Jennifer Echols, then you're truly missing out!
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