High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.
But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are 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.
Such a Rush is a story of Leah Jones, a girl with a dysfunctional family and a serious love for the sky. We meet her as a scrawny little kid who just moved to a trailer park right next to the airport. She falls in love with flying and begs Mr. Hall, her boss and mentor, to teach her. So he does.
Years later, Leah is a high school senior still working at the airport, saving every for her own flying dreams. Suddenly, Mr. Hall dies, bringing home his two sons. And thats where the real fun begins.
I’ve only read one Jennifer book before and I loved it. So when I got the opportunity to read Such a Rush, I jumped right on it. This book was a surprising read for me personally. It was a compelling story full of emotion and a girl set on following her dreams. The relationships between Leah and those around her are painted with a brush full of intensity. I felt like the whole book, Leah was trying to figure out who she is and where she stands and it was an appealing journey. The boys in the book are brothers, but nothing alike. Alec is the boy next door, with sweetness pouring out of him. Grayson is the villain next door, conflict pouring out of him. The contrast between the two was so real, I loved all the tension. Seriously, Leah and Grayson in one room was probably hazardous to the environment with all the chemistry oozing off them!
Overall, this was an enjoyable read for anyone who loves romance. Jennifer is very good at creating characters who leap off the pages. Such a Rush comes out July 10th! I’d love to hear your thoughts!