Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: July 19, 2011
Version: paperback, kindle
Summary (from goodreads):
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 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.
This is my favorite Jennifer Echols book so far--it seems that whenever she comes out with a new novel, it ends up on the top of my "favorite" list. Love Story starts out with Erin in a creative writing class in college. She has written a romance short story about "Hunter", a stable boy, who she knew when she was younger. But when the class is switching stories, Hunter walks in and he ends up reading Erin's story. He knows it's about him. And then Hunter's stories start to revolve around Erin. Together they drive each other crazy with their seductive words. But Can Erin ever forgive Hunter for taking away her inheritance?
I really enjoyed this book. It had a love/hate relationship as well as a "friends starting to fall for each other" theme. And since those are two of my favorite relationship statuses-it was a definite favorite. Hunter is a great character. He's cute and treats Erin so well, even though she doesn't notice it. But, when I first picked up this novel and Hunter walks into class and reads Erin's story which he's in--I almost died. I was so embarrassed for Erin.
Will I reread it?
Absolutely. I recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed Jennifer Echol's previous novels.