Author: Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: July 20, 2012
Publisher: MTV Books
Being completely impressed with Jennifer Echol's Going Too Far, I've been wanting to pick up another novel of hers. The amount of laughter Jennifer brought in Going Too Far, I was excited to see what she was going to bring in the table with Such A Rush. Instead of humor, it brought frustration and anger.
Leah Jones has a love for airplanes ever since her boss gave her a flying lesson at fourteen. Three years later, Leah has earned her commercial license and helps Mr. Hall, her boss, fly banners. She shares the job with Mr. Hall's sons, Alec and Grayson. Though they haven't spoken that much, Leah has always crushed on Grayson. They finally start talking after the death of Mr.Hall and Grayson decides to continue the family business. Leah declines the offer, knowing that the business wouldn't last long under his hands, but with a secret that Grayson holds of Leah's, she has no choice but to play along. Not only that, Grayson threatens to tell Leah's forgery to her mother if she doesn't make Alec ask her out.
The main reason why I didn't like this book was because of Leah. She hates the way people think of her. They think she's a slut by the way she dresses and the amount of rumors that goes around the school. What I don't get is that Leah hates being called a whore because of the clothes she wears, but instead of covering her body with clothes, she reveals even more skin. This frustrates me. If you don't like what people say about you, don't give them something that will give them that assumption. I mean, we all can't control of what people think of us, but if you want don't want to be labeled as a hooker, certainly don't dress like one.
For the love interests, Alec and Grayson, I could personally could care less about them. They are twins, but they are quite the opposite. Echols portrays Alec as the good guy and Grayson as the irresponsible bad boy. I honestly don't get why Leah crushed on Grayson. He was a complete jerk to her and accused her of sleeping with his father. I don't get it. How could you like a guy who accuses you of such a thing?!
Though Such A Rush may be a favourite for others, but this book did not sit well with me. If you like happy endings, I would definitely recommend this, but other than that, I wouldn't find another reason to pick this one up.