Major Crush won the Aspen Gold Award and the National Readers' Choice Award.

Marching to the beat of a different drum...

Tired of the beauty-pageant circuit, Virginia Sauter tosses her tiara, pierces her nose, and auditions for the most unlikely of roles--drum major of the high school marching band.

Virginia wins, but is forced to share the title with Drew, whose family has held the position for generations. Sure, Drew is hot, but because of his superior attitude, he and Virginia are constantly arguing. That is, until they share more than just their half-time salute...

But as the drum majors' heated competition turns to sizzling romance, explosive rumors threaten everything--including the band's success. Love seemed to be a sure hit, but Virginia and Drew may be marching straight into disaster.

Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster.

ISBN: E-book, 978-1439103944.

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"I have to say that this is one of the best, not to mention funniest, young adult romance stories I've read this year... With well-developed characters, fresh dialogue, and a great cast of supporting characters, Major Crush is one story you don't want to miss."--Teens Read Too

"The best part of Major Crush is Virginia, who tries to fight against her attraction, while the sparks fly between her and the super cute Drew. Readers will find themselves crushing a little on Drew, a hottie with sweet emotions you just can�t help but love. Echols writes a savvy story with all the elements for a happy ending, so dream a little and fear not, sometimes a crush can become reality."--Young Adult Romance Writers

"The other delicious part of this book is the dramatic sexual tension between Drew and Virginia. Forced to work together and talk to each other on long-ass bus rides all over the state, they form a friendship of sorts, and become each other�s confidantes, revealing the truth behind their public images... A full band salute to Jennifer Echols from this very giddy Smart Bitch."--Smart Bitches Trashy Books

"Reader, don�t be fooled by the cutesiness of the cartoon cover, Major Crush is a sharp-witted tale for teens and adults alike. Echols does not pull any punches with her humor or her subject matter..."--Paperback Reader