Monday, March 15, 2010
Major Crush (Simon Romantic Comedies) by Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: August 1, 2006
Versions: paperback, kindle
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Marching to the beat of a different drum...
Tired of the beauty-pagean circuit, Virginia Sauter tosses her tiara, pierces her nose, and auditions for the most unlikely of roles — drum major of the high school marching band.
Virginia wins, but is forced to share the title with Drew, whose family has held the position for generations. Sure, Drew is hot, but because of his superior attitude, he and Virginia are constantly arguing. That is, until they share more than just their half-time salute...
But as the drum major's heated competition turns to sizzling romance, explosive rumors threaten everything — including the band's success. Love seemed to be a sure hit, but Virginia and Drew may be marching straight into disaster.
Virginia Sauter, a once beauty pageant participant, leaves the dresses, gets her nose pierced, and becomes drum major at her school. Let me rephrase that for you: Virginia is drum major along with Drew. 1)Virginia is the first girl drum major, ever, 2) Drew hates her (and of course Virginia "hates" him too even though she has a major crush on him) and 3) people say that Virginia slept with the band director just to get the position. So overall, things aren't looking up for Virginia. And things aren't looking up for the band either, due to their first performance. Can Virginia and Drew both pull it together for the sake of the band? And will they end up falling for eachother?
Another Hate/Love story, gotta love them. I know I do. Virginia is such a likeable character. She doesn't take anything from anyone. She back talks to Drew when he's mean to her (which turns out to be a lot)-she's just very strong.
Jennifer Echols is an amazing writer and her writing has so much laugh out loud quality. Her characters are rediculously embarassing and overall realistic. This is a must read. You'll read it once and then come back to it again and again because it's that entertaining.
Will I reread it?
Now speaking of this book, I do-right now! Maybe I'll grab my Kindle and get reading!