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Damn shame. There is an annoyingly heavy focus on female purity, with the underlying text supporting the importance of not just the abstinence of sex — but the appearance of it too. It was refreshingly free of the guilt-burden in relation to how young Leah lost her virginity.
The rest of it was annoying in its persistence in punishing Leah for having a sex drive. This novel, whilst I loved it, infuriated me. How she always just let them off. The ending was also a little hodge podge and rushed. Ultimately, though, it was a marvelously thrilling, lovable story. Prepare to want to hug and hold Leah, to bare your teeth at the world and want to try and make things right for her.
View all 4 comments. Feb 26, Kristi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Leah has always lived by an airport. Usually in a run down trailer park with the cheapest rent possible because of the noise from the planes.
Leah takes the proximity to the airport as an opportunity. She takes a job at there and saves her money, makes a deal with Mr. Hall for flying lessons and hopes that she can fly away from her life. And throw a bunch of other stuff in there too! Like two boys, a best friend and a crazy summer.
Jennif Leah has always lived by an airport. Jennifer Echols can do no wrong in my mind. When I get her books, I drop everything and read them right away and I am never disappointed. I love her stories, I lover her characters, and I love how she absolutely sucks you in and makes you emotionally invested! I mean really? But I was totally into it!
That banner flying stuff is insane! It was fascinating and I can completely understand the draw that Leah felt. What an incredibly character. I had such respect for this girl. True, I wanted to slap her a few times, but she just felt so real. And the boys. Specifially Grayson, just whew. The tension between Leah and Grayson. I could hardly stand it at times. So good. I loved it.
You should read it too. I think I need to get the hubs some aviator sunglasses… yummy. Yet, it could have been so much better. The actual reason for Grayson blackmailing Leah was such a letdown and soured the story.
Having never read anything by Jennifer Echols before, I have heard that her writing is absolutely fantastic. There really wasn't anything to say about it, especially since it's the kind of writing that you read a billion times with a lot of young adult.
Leah left me with seriously conflicted feelings. She's an intelligent badass for sure, and her home-life situation has hardened her. Even though people treated Leah like crap and she let them, I kind of understood her. She had personality! I adored her, but half the time I also wanted to slap her in the face, because she really was such a bitch to everyone.
Leah's been called a slut, a whore, a skank - and she hates it. But she has no problem stereotyping and bashing every other female character in the book, either. Grayson was a complete - I don't even have words for him. If he didn't assume Leah was an uncontrollable hump-bunny and if he didn't blackmail her it would've been possible to like him. I can't even comprehend how Leah didn't bash his head in with a shovel because I wanted to throw the book across the wall whenever he acted like a douchebag.
Alec, the golden-boy of the novel and Grayson's twin brother, with whom Leah is blackmailed into dating - he's so lifeless. Talk about no personality. He didn't have enough parts in the book, even though he was supposed to be one of the main characters. In the end, I suggest checking out this book at a library instead of spending money on it.
It's worth reading, but probably not worth spending over ten dollars on. And the cover is way uglier in person, by the way. The girl's nose looks really strange and the hair along her neck looks seriously dry and photoshopped. Mar 19, Amy rated it did not like it. I could begin with my thoughts as I ended it. That book is going to haunt me for a long time. Or I could move into the rush of irritation that followed that thought. Then my sorrow. Then my antsy desire to get to a computer and throw together a review so I could get the whole thing out of my head.
Why the heck am I even writing like this? Or, even a tempting option at this point, I could leave the review here. Or not write a review. They have great plot and character and depth and just wrench tears of sadness and admiration from your eyes. There are some books that strike a chord in your soul. But this book could have been that. Such A Rush was really good in some ways. Leah and Grayson have spark.
They have potential. Minus a few f-bombs, this whole thing has a huge amount of potential. The general plot is good. The characters are mostly good. The storyline is mostly good. The content is mostly…crap. That should tell you something about me. Maybe it will sound familiar, or something. But it does bug me. The Language Lots of f-bombs. Lots of references to sex.
The Sex So…lots of f-bombs, lots of sex! Low shirts, short-short mini shorts. Lots of guys frankly staring at her chest. That sort of thing. And of course, there is the three-chapter one night stand thing that seems longer because her alarm just randomly goes off?
So confused. I loved the parts about the airplanes. About flying, and landing and freedom. Grayson makes a fantastic bad-boy hero without the reader needing to be told every chapter what his muscles look like. Or how his hair frames his face. Leah makes a good, smart-alecky heroine with guts and vulnerability without every guy she comes in contact wanting to sleep with her. On top of that, Leah is always making these totally random, angry assumptions. There is just a level of overkill going on in this romance.
Even Alec gets…overdrawn. Like throw up. Or worse, throw the book. I mean, his character was cute. And he plays a good role and I like the semi-yet-sort-of-totally-predictable-twist at the end. Like the romance, less is more and more is what this author has got on her mind. They are still in freaking highschool. downloading their love, downloading that it might turn out that way, that she would experience that stuff and reason it out….
Right up until he asked her to Prom. Like, Prom. First off, if Prom was really a week away would he wait until the week before to ask a girl? Would his brother have? But secondly, gosh. Get that boy out of her bedroom! Okay, I am making a mountain out of a molehill, but this is as good an excuse as any to get up on my soap box. Before going and dating…. After experiencing something so personal with someone, just willingly moving on to the next?
Is that what relationship are? Once the fire dies, you move on? Is there no hope to be found for Leah and Grayson? Does the reader have to be a silly dreamer to imagine them living their lives side-by-side? Because in one little comment, the table is turned. Leah goes off and becomes an airline pilot or something. Grayson maybe runs the business, maybe not. Maybe Leah downloads him out someday. They shack up some more and have a tumultuous relationship and eventually…. I liked the characters enough to feel genuine sorrow at their actions.
The characters are overdrawn, and it looks like it is going somewhere but sort of becomes cheesy and dumb and way not-appropriate-for-highschoolers by the end. And it makes me sad because this is supposed to be the norm.
What are we teaching our girls to look for in a guy? Sure, Grayson beat Mark.
He beat the loser, unnamed boyfriend from when she was But is he really how high we encourage our girls to look? Is that class, or elegance, or helping them reach their full potential?
Is this all relationships become? I sure hope not. Aug 23, Ferdy rated it it was ok. Spoilers All her life Leah Jones has had to move from town to town at her mum's say so.
At age 14, Leah moves to a trailer park close to a small airport. Leah watches the planes go by and dreams of becoming a pilot. She manages to gets a job with Mr Hall who owns the airport and starts saving up for flying lessons. For 3 years Leah works hard and takes lessons with Mr Hall along with his two sons, Grayson and Alec. When Mr Hall dies, Leah is blackmailed into working for Grayson and she ends up in Spoilers All her life Leah Jones has had to move from town to town at her mum's say so.
When Mr Hall dies, Leah is blackmailed into working for Grayson and she ends up in the middle of Alec and Grayson's messy lives. She was determined and strong, unfortunately that didn't last. Leah ended up being an annoying idiot - she let herself get pushed around by Grayson, she fell for Grayson after her treated her like dirt and she was a hypocrite.
She got pissed when people made judgements about her because of where she lived and how she dressed but when she sees other girls in similar situations as her she judges them and calls them prostitutes, whores and sluts. She let people make assumptions about her for example letting Molly believe that she hit on her ex-boyfriend when she didn't. Her logic was ridiculous. Instead of fighting against the stereotype of living in a trailer she encouraged people to think the worst of her.
Leah's logic was that they thought that about her anyway so why bother pretending to be different - she was dumb, yea it was unfair people made assumptions about her but practically everyone is judged unfairly and the only way for people to truly see someone is by showing them it.
Leah was too lazy and stupid to try and change people's opinions of her - sure some people wouldn't have thought any differently of her but the people that matter would have once they'd gotten to know the real Leah. His reasoning was that she was pretty and that his dad cheated on his mum once upon a time - so what?!
She was 14 and her dad was in his 40's - how could he think so little of them both, especially Leah who he didn't even know. What's worse was that even though Grayson believed his dad and Leah had a sexual relationship he thought Leah was the one with no morals, the one that was in the wrong and the one that was bad.
He didn't think badly of his 40 something year old dad and that it was wrong of him having sex with his 14 year old employee. What the hell sort of guy thinks like that?! If he truly believed there was something going on then he should have helped Leah since his dad would have actually been raping and grooming her since she was only On top of that even though he was in a long term relationship with another girl and also thought that Leah was sleeping with his dad, he claims to have been in love with Leah - WTF?!
How can he have loved with her when 1 he was dating someone else 2 he never even tried to talk to Leah 3 he thought she was getting smexy with his dad 4 he never gave her a chance 5 he blackmailed her into dating his brother 6 he insulted her and treated her like shit 7 he thought she was evul and had slept with loads of men to get ahead - how is that love?
It's not. Because in YA land a girl who enjoys having sex or has had sex more than once before meeting the hero isn't worthy of a HEA. Molly should have stuck up for Leah and not gone behind her back just because she was jealous.
What an awful friend. Instead of Leah, Grayson, Molly and Alec all having it out and explaining things to each other - there was just a stupid life and death situation and everything was just brushed under the carpet.
This was disappointing, moreso because the first few chapters were promising. Leah turned out to be a weak doormat, Grayson was a plonker, the romance was awful, the plot lost all it's gravitas as soon as the love square was hinted at and the ending was a huge let down. View all 13 comments. Nov 20, Ksenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: As long as she can remember Leah Jones moved with her mother from one trailer park to another.
Living in a trailer means living near an airport. While her mother keeps a string of loser boyfriends and wastes all their money, Leah is trying to be an adult. At fourteen she gets a job at an airport. She longs to fly, so she saves money and asks Mr. Hall, owner of banner advertising business, to give her flight lessons. At eighteen, Mr. Hall offers her a job as a pilot.
It looks like her dream finally comes true. Suddenly Mr. Hall dies and his business pass on his teenage sons Alec and Grayson. For years Leah had a crush on Grayson, but Mr.
To her surprise Alec and Grayson want to keep the banner business running. Now Grayson blackmails her to date his brother and fly for their company. Battling her feelings for Grayson, Leah tries to navigate this new reality. I loved the romance in Such a Rush. And this book is so sexy. Jennifer Echols writes sensual passionate scenes which is rare in YA genre.
And she raised several important topics here. She writes troubled strong-minded heroines with tough attitude. Leah is a wonderful protagonist. For Leah flying is freedom, she sees flying as a way to escape her real life.
I was fascinated by this theme. Both Leah and Grayson are very passionate about flying. I put Such a Rush on my favorite shelf. I highly recommend it to those who are looking for a solid book with great romance, strong and passionate characters, as well as family, friendship and dreams come true.
You can find my reviews: Sep 25, Syndi rated it it was ok. Oct 31, Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing Shelves: My Thoughts: I swear if Echols wrote a book about something as annoying as spam, I'd still pick it up and read it! I adore her writing style, her insight, her romantic and intriguing characters. We are introduced to Leah who loves airplanes. She has spent her whole life living near airports. She has moved around a lot with her mom from trailer park to trailer park, which always happens to be near an airport of some kind.
Leah is the kind of girl you have to like. She may come off as tough but real My Thoughts: She may come off as tough but really she's just motivated. Nobody really knows her or understands her. Except her best friend. All the other girls think she is bad news or out to steal their boyfriends. She has a reputation because she doesn't live on the "right" side of town and she's a little rough around the edges. It's only right that Leah gets a job with Mr. Hall at his banner advertising business.
She's only 14 years old at the time so she can only do office work but it is Leah's dream to fly an airplane so she saves up some of her earnings and plunks it on his table in exchange for a flying lesson. And that is where it all starts.
Over the years, she stays at her job and learns to fly on the side. Flash forward three years and Leah is flying for the business!!! There is nothing more she loves than being up in the air, feeling in control, taking her destiny in her hands.
Than there are the famous brothers. Grayson and Alec. Hot brothers? Oh yes! But not only are they brothers but they are twins!
They also have an older brother named Jake. Through the years, Leah has seen them when they come visit their dad Mr. Hall but she doesn't really get to know them. They think they are "better" than her I guess and they barely talk to her except when they have too. When Mr. Hall dies, Leah is left with no idea what she is going to do next, she assumes the business will shut down and she'll be out of a job.
But, instead Grayson and Alec decide they are going to keep the business with Leah as one of the pilots. So much drama starts from there. Leah starts dating Alec. Grayson has a plan and blackmails Leah into it. Leah is trying to hold it all together, we can see her emotional and physical struggle. Her mom isn't around much, she doesn't know what she's going to eat most days as her refrigerator is usually empty. She wants to do what she has to for Alec but she also has always had a thing for Grayson.
Leah and one of the boys kind of have a unique relationship. They don't always see eye to eye, and that is what made Such A Rush so interesting. It's your love story that doesn't start out as a love story. They don't fall in love within five pages either.
There was tension, chemistry, all leading up to the big bang! And that beach and tornado scene- HOT! I just want to say I loved the plot of this. I loved all the airplane moments. I loved experiencing what it was like to be a pilot and to feel such love for something. I also loved Leah's relationship with both boys and how the story turned out. Echols has this way with words.
She can light up my life for a few hours by telling her stories. They are always so freaking amazing. Such A Rush is another brilliant story full of twins, brothers, pilots, airplanes, death, and most of all love and what it means to be in love. Can't you tell I loved this book from above? Come on! What more can I say? Echols you have wowed me again! Please write faster and more so I can read more of your marvelous books!
Really liked it! I was hoping it would have a plane or one of the boys but this is pretty too. I can see Leah looking like that, especially with her long hair. What I'd Give It: View 1 comment. Aug 27, Eunice rated it really liked it Shelves: Jennifer Echols is the author that can still make me want to read more of her books even though most of it didn't really made me fall in love with them.
From all the four books I've read of her Going Too Far was the only one that had successfully astounded me. But after reading Such a Rush, I'm glad to say that a new book from her has found its way directly into my heart!
Such a Rush is a complex story yet a poignant and heartwarming one that deals with issues about family and I just loved how J Jennifer Echols is the author that can still make me want to read more of her books even though most of it didn't really made me fall in love with them.
Such a Rush is a complex story yet a poignant and heartwarming one that deals with issues about family and I just loved how Jennifer Echols explored it through Leah, Grayson and Alex's story. Leah is a very endearing character. She's tough and independent yet there's something in her that makes you feel so protective of her.
She is a character that is so easy to like and care about. Her determination to get away from her current life through flying was something I really loved about her. Her passion with it was just very captivating and impressive that I myself can sometimes feel the elation she get through it with her narration.
Jennifer Echols voiced her character in a very appealing way but with great realness and honesty in it. Grayson is a complex and a very confusing character. He acted like a complete jerk but I can see that she cares for Leah a lot.
He'd shown some of his caring and sweet side but still it didn't stop me from getting mad at his actions. I know there was something behind all the blackmailing but when I figured what it was all about I can't help but feel sad and sympathetic for him even if his choice of actions were wrong.
He was emotionally wounded from the grief of losing Jake and his Dad. He was broken and was scared of having someone he really loved to lose again. In the end, I'm glad that he gained himself and I realized how invested I was to his character actually. Jennifer Echols did an amazing job on exploring the importance of the relationship within a family whether you're blood related or not. I love how she showed and addressed the father-daughter like relationship Mr.
Hall and Leah developed; the close relationship of the Hall boys and their father even though it was quite tainted by the past and how the loss of two of them affected the others. It was poignant, heart breaking but touching and moving. I love how the characters developed, grow and learned throughout the course of the story.
Although I find the pacing a bit slow it wasn't the kind that would make you feel bored about it. It would just make you want to know more and be eager to see what's gonna happen next. Such a Rush sure lived by it's title. Reading this was indeed such a rush, it was thrilling and exhilarating. Meeting these characters and seeing them grew and developed through all the obstacles was heartwarming and lifting. Being with them as they fly and feel the elation with it was like having the same experience as the had.
It was wonderful and utterly captivating. This is such a beautiful novel. I recommend this. I can't believe I didn't mention this. There are actually smexy times here that just had me really swooning and grinning like a maniac. Just adding more reason why you have to read this! XD This review is also posted at Book Overdose View all 9 comments. Aug 13, Jasprit rated it liked it Shelves: Leah has always grown up around airports, every time her mother decides to make a rush move they always end up next to another one.
Leah soon builds a strong relationship with Mr. Hall the owner, with his sons barely around he starts giving Leah a lot of opportunities and responsibilities around the airport. Leah wants to walk away from it all but Grayson has her back against the wall with the little lie she kept from Mr Hall.
Grayson threatens to reveal all unless she works for him and also woos his twin brother Alec too. A confusing relationship between two hot brothers and one girl is a brilliant formula Echols plays with in Endless Summer, we found ourselves in a similar situation in Such a Rush. Grayson was your typical enigmatic hot guy who exuded a lot more confidence compared to Alec.
Alec was sweeter and more innocent of the brothers, but Leah had to fall for the obnoxious one. Despite some issues that niggled at me Such a Rush was a decent read, ideals for the summer.
Just be prepared for a lot of airplane talk. View all 6 comments. Sep 15, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jennifer Echols seems to have the ability to write books that I just can't put down. Such a Rush is no exception. The characters had great depth and Jennifer explored their flaws to perfection. There are times when I loved and hated their choices but it was always engaging.
It takes great talent to tread that line between writing flawed characters and still making them relatable and likeable. I just love how she achieved this. The ending was very satisfying so I can give this one 5 stars without Jennifer Echols seems to have the ability to write books that I just can't put down.
The ending was very satisfying so I can give this one 5 stars without reservation. Loved it View all 28 comments. Apr 28, Sarah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Folks looking for mature YA. Recommended to Sarah by: In practice this worked about half the time.
The other half, you ended up with two tall boys shadowing you through a trailer park, their fingers taking little nips at your clothes, like dogs. She lives with her mother who floats from town to town based on promises from each new boyfriend—promises that never come to fruition. That is until at age 14, she and her mother move into the trailer park next to the Heaven Beach Airport. Hall, the owner, takes Leah under his wing ha!
Eventually, after years of working at Hall Aviation and flying with Mr. However, all of those dreams are threatened when Mr. Hall dies of a heart attack shortly after his oldest son is killed while serving in the military and the Hall twins, Grayson and Alec, take over the business.
Leah is certain that Grayson and Alex cannot keep the business going, so she starts looking for another pilot job—her best bet being working as a crop-duster pilot for another company at the same small private airport. Which is why the whole blackmail thing is particularly assholish. Leah is a difficult personality. She puts on a tough act, and projects the outward image as the trashy girl from the wrong side of the tracks, with her tough talk, This trailer is set to self destruct when it senses an IQ that low.
A few folks look around for the airplane, try to figure out what kind of plane it is, and watch it from the time they spot it to the time it disappears on the horizon, maybe after that.
Those kids are the ones who will be pilots. And, I love that they can also feel passion for someone too without losing who they are. This is where good young adult romance really shines, and Echols nails it in Such a Rush. Echols gives us just enough to make it thrilling and interesting without turning the book into an aviation manual.
I loved the scenes in the airplane, where the thrill of flying was palpable. It looks like God barfed a rainbow. I, for one, would like to see more of this in the YA spectrum. I should actually make that list, huh? While not a message book at all, Such a Rush tackles sex in a frank manner, both in the choices to and not to have it and why.
It contradicts all of her assumptions revealed in the earlier scene about the purpose of physical intimacy. I still think that those are probably the best to start with, but Such a Rush is probably my new favorite of her novels because the character growth from everyone is just so deft. Tyra all the way! Initial thoughts: Loved it! Going Too Far fans will be very happy with Such a Rush.
Also, the book design is gorgeous and the cover actually relates to the story. Cannot wait for her adult novel I'll write a real review after I've thought on it a bit.
Dec 16, Julianna Helms rated it it was ok Shelves: Original is here. A promising beginning crumbled by a hypocritical yet beautiful ending, Such a Rush is a convoluted novel that's both intense and grilling.
I had hoped to love this book--my friends loved it, and it looked simply amazing. But while the setting shimmered with richness and the characters flared with authenticity, this book ultimately did not claim me a fan.
I am probably more disappoint 2. I am probably more disappointed by that fact than imaginable. There are several elements that contributed to my unfortunate distaste: Jennifer Echols's writing is smooth and fleshed, but the text was quite redundant. This may very well be only the ARC's issue and will not occur in the final book, but the repetitions emerged so numerously that I realized it was devaluing my experience of the book. I no longer have the ARC with me, but for example: Leah would say something was annoying, then in the next paragraph she would say the same thing, phrased only slightly differently.
Then a chapter later she would mention it again, or another character would say the same thing she said. While repetition can be used as a powerful literary tool, I felt like the redundancy dragged the plot in this case and snapped me out of the story. The most prominent example I can think of is the phrase such a rush used at least twenty times, but since the title is Such a Rush, I suppose I should exclude that one. Even then, though, my thoughts still stand. This is a slightly personal opinion that might not affect anyone else, but I am not a fan of girls like Leah.
Let me explain something really quick: I understand that, and it makes me incredibly solemn and sympathetic. But she claims to be strong; to be different than the other girls who grow up to be "sluts," who are flaunters and exhibitionists and nothing more than that. Leah believed she was something else. But while she appeared to be someone stronger, different, ultimately she was not. She said she hated her mother for the oblivious decisions she made; but then Leah makes those choices herself.
And sometimes she realizes that she's acting just like her mother and would be ashamed, but oftentimes she would not. She says she is not one to be a druggy like others; but you do not need drugs to sink into a "slut. I'm beautiful? Since when? But then she goes and wears obscenely short shorts and disturbingly flaunting shirts; what do you actually realize, Leah? It was her act of hatred towards things and then doing them--confused and disbelieving truths and then suddenly acknowledging them as if she knew them all along--that made me eventually disappointed with her.
There are things I must applaud Jennifer for, of course. A female pilot? How cool! It's obvious she did her homework on planes and mechanics. The brothers' tension? Talk about realistic. Steamy as heck. But in the end, despite these uniquely well-portrayed aspects, Such a Rush's aggravating protagonist and a repetitive habit resulted in a sadly unfavorable response from me.
Yet, there is not much ground I hold with my sole opinion; others have loved this book, and I urge you to give its fresh and eccentric atmosphere a try. Feb 01, Taschima rated it really liked it. You can find more reviews BloodyBookaholic I don't read many contemporary books because for the most part if a book doesn't have fangs, claws, or invisible people on them I mostly get bored, but this one kept me hooked.
I feel like this book was interesting, complex, and real. The relationship between the characters, that's what the whole book is about and it nails it. The places in where the books nailed it: The characters- True they don't have a healthy diet of blood, but real as they are these You can find more reviews BloodyBookaholic I don't read many contemporary books because for the most part if a book doesn't have fangs, claws, or invisible people on them I mostly get bored, but this one kept me hooked.
The characters- True they don't have a healthy diet of blood, but real as they are these characters will keep you at the edge of your seat. Cliche maybe, but they really will! The thing about them is they are so complicated, starting with the main female character Leah and Grayson. Leah is spunky and she has a lot of snark which is fun to read about.
At the beginning she bothered me because she didn't stand up for herself, but I am happy to announce there is character development and that by the end she turns out to be someone you wouldn't mind hanging out with. Grayson on the other hand was so fucked up! Their relationship started in a bad manner, and he was such an ass through the novel. And sure we get to know his intentions and everything, but still he bothered me!
At the end there he redeems himself, but just barely. Not going into my list of ultimate boyfriend's I would like to have, but man he sure will give you a healthy dose of sexy. The romance was electric! There was chemistry coming out of these characters like there was no tomorrow, and the scenes between Grayson and Leah are not to be taken lighly. Which leads me to warn people about the potential sex, "bad" words, and other kinds of real life dialogue that might appear in this novel.
If you are easy to faint or light of heart when someone drops the f bomb, well first off I am sorry for the ones dropped in this review alone, and second be weary because there is bound to be some heavy, real content in this novel. There was one relationship that had no romance in it but it was still my favorite, the relationship between Leah and Mr. Hall, Grayson and Alec's father. He took her in and helped her like if he was her father, she listened to him and was there for him like a daughter.
The way that relationship is questioned in the book makes for an interesting read that will keep you throughly invested. Things I might have disliked- The novel and the writing was not lacking at all, I am just not used to contemporary. It is not my favorite genre, but I still really liked this novel so imagine that. At some points I thought the relationships had conversations missing, like fixing-the-relationship-in-order-to-tolerate-you conversations, between leah and the boys, and between Leah and her best friend who acted weird through the novel.
This is my first try of a Jennifer Echols novel and I gotta say that I will read more work by her. It was interesting, and it rocked. Only thing missing from it was some impending doom, a british accent, or two, and some paranormal characters.
But as far as contemporary goes, this one was a winner. May 24, Isamlq rated it liked it. And does something about. I was into it. Plus, there he's one of a hot pair of twins! So, I enjoyed it, even if found things a bit tedious at first, only later to have things take a turn toward the unbelievably too much. She really does take care of herself and she really is tough, but once things got going with him asking her to be one thing and act a certain way.
She had her secrets after all and a lot of it has to do with living where she does and the way she does, but they had secrets of their own too. Except the blurb made it out to be more dire than things really were. Take Grayson, the bad boy no longer.
So working along side him, she learns a little more of him and what she learns makes him a tinge sadder, even if he still is an ass in my estimation.
Well intentioned… but IMO he goes about it all the wrong way. And what about the other brother, the one described as sensitive and solid? All his issues their issues in fact can be surmised in one word: Maybe not. This was good at points particularly in the first half and if I add the smexy times that took me by surprise View all 3 comments.
Feb 25, Brooke rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was irresistible and inspiring and incredible. Such a Rush is a story about following your dreams and making them come true by any means possible and I loved every single page.
Leah dreams of escaping, of becoming a pilot, she wants the freedom that flying will give her, so she starts working for Mr. Leah starts out at the company as the receptionist, until one day she asks for a flying lesson. At first, Mr. Not knowing anything about planes myself, I found their time in the sky to be absolutely fascinating!
Echols gives just the right amount of details to make the jargon understandable and exciting! Kinda makes me wish I could fly a plane myself! BUT, banner flying is also EXtremely dangerous and even the smallest gust of wind or drop of rain can causes and accident.
For the most part, all serious accidents were avoided though. Thank gosh! Things really start to take off though see what i did there? Hall's twin sons come back to town to take over the business after he passes away.
Alec is an absolute sweetheart. Grayson is so outrageously sexy and a major daredevil, he is the epitome of a bad boy and he definitely had me and Leah falling hardcore. He was so stubborn and on such a major power trip. Did I already mention that? And oh sweet heavens! The tension between Leah and Grayson!? It flew no pun…actually……pun intended! The spark between them!? Like, damn. Just make-out already!
P I absolutely adored this book, it left me swooning and speechless. I want a sequel! This book is seriously a must, MUST read! View 2 comments. Jul 11, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: It opens with the prologue, Leah Jones is fourteen years old, she's been dragged from town to town by her mother, always leaving before they get kicked out of their trailer.
She decides she needs to get a job so that she can support herself, especially as her mum often runs off for a month or two, with whoever she's dating at the time. Their trailer park is right next to a small airport and Leah approaches them to see if Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols is set in a little town called Heaven Beach.
Their trailer park is right next to a small airport and Leah approaches them to see if they'll hire her. She scores a job running the airport office and then she decides she wants to learn how to fly a plane and approaches Mr Hall, owner of Hall Aviation, a small company that offer flying lessons as well as banner advertising.
Luckily, Mr Hall takes her on as a student. The book jumps ahead three years, Leah is now seventeen and still working at the airport while finishing high school. She knew Mr.
Gordon was only making conversation to distract the captain from wooing her, and she appreciated his efforts. It is not ladylike to accept the accolades. Hanging about in the barn will ruin your reputation! I shall speak with your grandmother! Gordon, would you be so kind as to help the captain find my grandmother? Rebecca hung back. I am quite incapable of disciplining myself.
You had better get to the root of the problem, and I shall stand here by myself in the corner and think remorseful thoughts about what I have done. Gordon feigned outrage. She winked at Mr. She appreciated his help, and she felt a twinge of guilt at deceiving him. If he had known he was not only extracting her from an embarrassing courtship, but also clearing her for an illicit one, he would not have been so helpful.
She watched the elegant backs of the two men weave among the partygoers and disappear into another room in search of the matriarch. With a last stealthy glance around the party, she backed to the arched doorway.
She moved with excruciating slowness due to the damned fashion of the season, a bustled gown with an impossibly tight skirt, allowing steps of only a few inches at a time. The dress was flattering for marriageable women, she supposed, but extremely inconvenient when one had designs on a stable boy. Finally she passed under the arch and outdoors. The cold air made her shiver in her sleeveless gown, but she must hide her discomfort.
The only way to pull off this affair without being cast into her bedchamber until her coming-of-age, and without causing David to be let go, or, much worse, to become a victim of country justice, was to have an excuse available at all times. Her excuse at the moment was that she had felt light-headed in the party and needed fresh air. Such a thing had never happened to her—the stable hands had told her she could hold her liquor admirably for a lady—but there was a first time for everything.
At least, that was the excuse Rebecca had invented, and those were the orders she had given David to follow. But David had been known to disobey orders, and to escape the consequences with a charming smile. He might have grown tired of waiting and left for home after all.
Normally Rebecca would not have attributed such disrespect to a servant. But David was not normal. Devoted he was not.
Patient he was not, either. In fact, arranging a romantic tryst with him had been a bit like herding cats, and at several points she had been ready to give up on him entirely and attempt an affair with the son of the greengrocer, and had told David as much. That he seemed hardly moved by the threat only made her want him more. The War Between the States had begun when they both were but four years old, and though it had not ravaged Louisville, it had been a preoccupation of the community, with threats of evacuation and concerns about beloved menfolk gone.
Rebecca missed her parents terribly, but she did not remember much of this period, save the sea of white tents at the Union Army training grounds on the outskirts of the city.
Rebecca had found solace in sun-filled romps through the pastures playing at army and other inappropriately tomboyish pursuits with David, the son of the stable master—a friendship that would have been harshly discouraged if anybody had been paying attention. But nobody had. And looking over her shoulder and past the troublesome white frills on her gown, she saw that nobody watched her even now as she stole away from the grand mansion with candlelight spilling from its arched windows, across the patio, into the cool night.
When he spied her, he ducked behind the hedgerow, where they could not be seen by anyone stepping out on the patio for air. She rounded the hedgerow and peered about the yard on the other side. Satisfied that they would not be discovered here, either, she gazed way up at him.
He smiled down at her, his eyes tracing the plunging neckline of her gown. So enraptured was she with studying his face after days caught up in the whirlwind of balls and races, and so distractingly did her heart beat against her breastbone, that some moments passed before she remembered to greet him.
Indeed, his words always had been proper —in public at least. It was the attitude behind his voice that told her he did not consider himself her inferior. And that is what drew her to him, over and over. What he said next was not proper at all. Never would they get away with such a thing.
Rebecca did not laugh. David watched her expectantly, no humor in his steady blue gaze. She looked up into his eyes in surprise, wondering what he meant. But she was not prepared to admit this, much less to follow through. He pulled. And in that instant, heat burst from her heart and flooded her bosom, splashing a blush across her cheeks and rushing in a tingling trail to her fingertips and her toes.
There was nothing for it but to trip after him. Rebecca was unsure whether this was a laugh or a sigh, because her presence tended to elicit both reactions from David. Then he placed his fingers on her bottom lip—pointer finger on one side, thumb on the other—and gently squeezed as if plumping her lip to ready it. Since those long-ago summer days of play, she had considered David her dear friend. He was important enough to her that she had hidden their friendship carefully from her grandmother.