Jun 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Love Story

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I am super-stoked about the July 19th release of Love Story by Jennifer Echols. While I am highly disappointed in my library for not purchasing her better books (we only seem to get the "Romantic Comedy" series that she has contributed to), I love that I can get them through Inter-Library Loan from outside of our system. This one though, I am fortunate enough to be reading right now. You'll get my opinion soon... I promise. In the mean time, here's the teaser:

Erin Blackwell is headed to college in New York City to study creative writing and earn a living as a romance novelist. Her grandmother has other plans: she approves of the college, but she wants Erin to major in business and then come back home to Kentucky to run the family’s famous racehorse farm. There is no way Erin will agree. Studying in New York and writing her way into a career is her escape from the farm and the family tragedy that happened there. So Erin’s grandmother decides Erin really will live life as a starving artist. She takes Erin’s future job running the farm, her inheritance, even her college tuition, and gives them all to Hunter Allen.

Hunter has lived on the farm for years. He’s Erin’s age, he’s the stable boy, and he’s the romantic dream of every girl in her high school. But he was involved in the family tragedy. Erin has always given him a wide berth. And he’s a slick opportunist. She’s furious that he fooled her grandmother into giving him Erin’s birthright and sending him to Erin’s college.

At least she’s free of him in her creative writing class. So she pens a story that has haunted her lately, in which the horse farm heiress at the very first Kentucky Derby starts a forbidden affair with the lowly stable boy. Unfortunately for her, the day she’s sharing this story with her New York classmates, Hunter walks in. He’s switching to her class. And after reading about himself in Erin’s story, he writes his own sexy assignments that lure Erin into dangerous fantasies about what could have been between them, and what might be.

From Goodreads

A longer description than usual, but one that definitely needs the extra words. I think I would absolutely FLIP if my grandmother did that to me! And of course in Echols's books there is always a guy who just happens to be right there. :) The outcomes tend to be at least a little predictable, but the way we arrive at the destination is never short of fantastic! If you've never read any of her work, I strongly recommend you give it a try!

What are you waiting on this week?

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