Disclaimer: I won Such A Rush through a giveaway.
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
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.
Such a Rush was such a wonderful book. (Gosh, I’m not very good at these reviews yet, if I’m leading with that. Anyway…)
I was propelled (haha, propelled, like by propellers, like on an airplane) through this book by the strong main character, Leah. She was badass, and I swear sparingly. This girl wore aviator shades, for god’s sake. Just that says it all. But if you need more proof of her awesomnity, she is so determined to be a pilot, to be successful at the thing she loves-flying- that she puts up with being thought of as the “airport whore”, with being blackmailed by a guy who’s sure she’s a tramp, and with having to date the guy’s brother because the jerk’s blackmailing her. She has the stunning love for flying that, to me, seems like something that everyone searches for- a love for what you do.
“I could see. For the first time, I could see what most people never saw. I could see the whole town, and how I fit into it, and how far I would have to go to get out of it. I got such a rush, seeing that. And until that plane ride, I hadn’t realized how low I’d felt for years, because I didn’t have a high too compare it with.”
Of course, what’s a leading lady without her hot love interest? Grayson Hall. Hot-tempered, judgmental blackmailer. Swoonworthy, adorable cowboy. Plus, he wears aviator shades. Again, that is a sign of pure badassery. (Pardon my language.) Grayson is a guy juggling several responsibilities after his father’s death, taking over the banner plane business and dealing with some issue with his brother. Despite his “adrenaline junkie” status. Sure, he didn’t deal with Leah well; his blackmailing was rash, at best. But come on, he’s a pilot who dresses like a cowboy, who just wants to carry on his dad’s legacy and care for his brother. How is that not the best?
I would recommend this book to everyone!
Sorry my review isn’t better/longer, I read this awhile ago and I was struggling with this, but I really liked this book and wanted to share it. Plus I won it in a giveaway, so I’d feel bad not talking about it…