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Love Story - Jennifer Echols Full review also posted @ http://sarahliveslovesreads.blogspot.com/2011/08/love-story-by-jennifer-echols.htmlI love paranormals and probably read them 2/3rd's of the time, but contemporaries always seem to be the ones I stay up 'til the wee hours finishing. And this one was no different. I absolutely loved 'Going Too Far', but only just liked 'Forget You', so I wasn't sure I would read this one when it came out. After I initially read what it was about, I decided it sounded too good to pass up. I'm glad I didn't. Both Erin and Hunter frustrated me to no end, at some points, I still loved finding out their story. I really liked that we got to read the stories that they were writing for their class. I thought that was a unique touch to the story. I personally don't really know much about horses and even less about horse racing farms, but it was a cool background for our characters. The whole stable boy/heiress taboo relationship reminded me of an old fairytale type story, and I liked that she used that basis to make a modern love story. While the book wrapped up nicely and was ultimately satisfying, I wished there had been just a couple more pages. I could have used a little extra fluffiness at the end, but that's just my girlish need for a sappy, better than real life ending. This story definitely felt realistic. There were some things that did seem a little far fetched, but it is fiction afterall, and the book as a whole felt like it could possibly happen to someone. I think my favorite character had to be Summer. She was so sweet and naive and I was always charmed when she was present on the page. I wished we could have gotten to know Manohar a little better. He had moments of real humanity and compassion, which makes you think there had to be a reason he acted like an ass so much of the time. I liked both main characters, but they were both so ridiculous and stupid most of the time. If they just stopped and paid attention once in a while, they never would have caused themselves all of those problems. Of course without a little angst, it wouldn't have been a very entertaining story. The story ended with hope and a smile, and I'll choose to believe it all works out the way my fairytale brain imagined it to :0)