Title: Such a Rush
Author: Jennifer Echols
Release Date: December 18th 2012
Published by: MTV Books (first published July 10th 2012)
Read: December 27th 2012
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.
For Leah Jones, reality is life in a rundown trailer park with an irresponsible mother. But there’s one escape. With an after-school job at the local airstrip, she manages to afford cut-rate flight lessons. At the controls of a small plane, she leaves the trailer park far below, swooping out over the sea in the ultimate rush.
By her senior year of high school, Leah’s dreams come true: she snags a job flying for an aerial banner-advertising business. Then the owner dies suddenly, leaving everything in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she tries to stay clear of the apparently doomed business—until Grayson digs up her most damning secret. Holding it over Leah’s head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. She’s been drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.
What I thought:
I got this book on a whim and decided that I wanted to give it a try, especially after reading the description. I wasn’t sure how I’d take a book about flying and planes especially since I’ve never been in one myself, but this book was so much more than just that. This book is full of emotional encounters, romance, and being strong no matter where you come from.
Leah, our main character, had been living in trailer parks her whole life near airports, with her mom barely there for her. When she has an option of whether to end up like her mom or do something with her life, she gets a job at the airport near her house. She becomes close with the owner Mr.Hall, and he eventually teaches her how to fly his small planes. I liked her character because even though she didn’t have many options with her life, she made the best of it and she honestly does want to do better. She does have a bad reputation because of where she lives and how she dresses, but as we know not everyone is as they seem. She does get defensive and angry at times, but she’s also sensitive and embarrassed because of her lifestyle, which is mostly her mother’s fault.
From the first few chapters I was already enjoying myself, thinking this would be an interesting book, but then BAM, Mr. Hall suddenly dies as well as his eldest son. I did read the description but at the same time I wasn’t expecting it. This not only upsets the airport and the lives of people working there, but his two twin sons and Leah are shaken the hardest. The three of them become closer as Greyson and Alec take over their father’s business, with Leah flying for them. They learn more about each other, their pasts and what drives them to the airport now.
I really loved this book, it’s got romance, tragedy, but also some really happy and funny scenes. The characters were interesting,enotional and easy to get attached to. I highly recommend this book to those that love romance and contemporary!