Such A Rush
Author: Jennifer Echols
Short Summary (no spoilers): A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.
High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.
But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business — until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers — and the consequences could be deadly.
In public or under the covers?
In public but cover your face to hide your attraction to a fictional character.
A lot of the book was really serious. You’re going to be feeling quite intense emotions. This is interesting because Jennifer Echols books of the past have been more lighthearted. We’re glad to see she can seamlessly transition.
Main character – yay or nay?
Leah is relatable. We definitely wouldn’t want to be her; she has a tough life and just about the lowest self-esteem possible. It would be hard to start a friendship with her. She’s that friend you never thought you’d be friends with but is now your best friend.
Getting Over The Hall Brothers:
Whew! It’s getting hot between these pages. Alec is the one you take home to mom and Grayson is the one you sneak out the window for. Don’t forget your helmet. We wouldn’t mind spending time with either one.
– Mr. Hall is just about the best guru alive (except or the living part…). She gives Leah the only happiness in her life, flying.
– Imagine going over to your best friend’s house and meeting her older brother who’s friendly but mysterious. That’s Jake.
– Patrick -> We don’t know why, but we like him.
– Molly. Molly Molly Molly. Her motives didn’t seem 100% pure and she was taking our men… we mean Leah’s men.
– Mark is kind of insane but you pity him. His actions are bad, but his intentions are good (which, if you think about it, is kind of the opposite of Molly).
– Leah’s mom should not be a mother. Don’t take away our TV. We need our New Girl (Tuesday nights at 9 pm EST).
Don’t judge a book by its cover:
We just have a few comments. Leah’s hair is curly and the girl on the title has straight hair… We’d also like it if the name of the book was a little bit. But that’s it. Very pretty. Very eye-catching.
Song this reminds me of:
Nothing fits this book better than Airplanes by B.O.B. It fits so well, we’re almost sure Ms. Echols listened to this on repeat as she was writing.
If you enjoy contemporary with the side of teen angst, we’d recommend reading My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
Forget the posterchild (man) to your right, he is just the representation of the four stars we are giving Such A Rush. The real heroes of this novel are the Hall brothers. If we could manifest them, then they would be shown in this post. We loved the Halls with the same fever as their tale. We just want to write a quick thank you to Jillian Vandal of Simon and Schuster for providing us with this book. Thank you so much. Such A Rush gave us a chance to strengthen our bond as a corporation together. We experienced the scenes together, laughed, huffed, and swooned. When the journey was over, we spent 3/4 of our blog meeting crafting the perfect words for our collective review. So once again, thank you!