Book Hoarder’s Selection (43): Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

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BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION, is a feature of Reading In Winter, which will feature one book from my collection that I plan to read in the coming week. These are NOT review books, but books I’ve purchased or have been gifted, which have been neglected for a long time.

such a rushTITLE: Such a Rush

AUTHOR: Jennifer Echols

HOW LONG I’VE HAD IT: NO idea. I think I bought it at a bookstore early 2013? Maybe?

WHY I’M READING IT: I feel like I’m the ONLY PERSON who hasn’t read this one yet and it sounds so unbelievably good! I mean, there’s romance and airplanes and that gorgeous cover! How can it not be amazing? Not only that, but I haven’t ever read anything by Jennifer Echols, so I’m pretty excited to finally get to that!

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SYNOPSIS:

A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re 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.

Have you read this book?

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6 thoughts on “Book Hoarder’s Selection (43): Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

    • I’m not a huge fan of love triangles so I guess we’ll see … it’s okay if they’re done well and for a reason, but if they’re just thrown in there, I tend to not like them.

  1. I haven’t read this or any Jennifer Echols’ novel so I’m intrigued to hear what you think. I’m not a huge contemporary reader but the right author can always win me over.

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