Review: WHILE YOU’RE AWAY PART I by Jessa Holbrook

Paulette reviews While You’re Away Part I by Jessa Holbrook:

Ok I should have known better since I went into this book knowing it was a serialized novel, however I still wound up being disappointed as this first part just seemed way too short. Now with that being said this book has all the makings for a good novel. There is the typical bad boy, Will, that is gorgeous, everyone wants, and apparently most girls have had some interaction with. Sarah is the introverted girl in a band that must apparently be hot enough for Will to take notice. And to add the twist, they both are already in relationships with near perfect people.

wyap1So why do Sarah and Will end up together, I really don’t know. Sarah obviously is a little fed up with her boyfriend Dave’s flirtatious behavior after their performances and can’t deny her attraction to Will. What I don’t get is what Will is doing going after Sarah. We don’t get the insight as to why this happens or why he is pursuing Sarah.  Maybe that will come out in the other parts.

I really did enjoy Holbrook’s writing. The story flows quickly and she does a great job describing the chemistry between Sarah and Will. My only issue is that I don’t think this is a twelve dollar story. That is how much it would cost someone to get all six parts of While You’re Away.  So even though I enjoyed this first part, I am not sure I will be wanting to pay or wait for the next five.

Reviewed by Paulette

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About the Book:

Title: While You’re Away Part 1
Author: Jessa Holbrook
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance (serial romance)
Source: Copy received from Publisher

Official Summary:

Once a cheater, always a cheater?

From the moment Will and Sarah first set eyes upon each other, they know that what they have is special.

There’s just one little problem . . . each of them already has a significant other.

After flirting with danger, it becomes clear their passion is too strong to be denied. But even if they make their relationship official, there are plenty of challenges in store. Will leaves for college at the end of the summer, while Sarah faces her senior year of high school in their small suburban town. Long-distance relationships always come with their fair share of troubles—mismatched schedules, jealousy, and temptation are only the beginning.

Can cheaters ever change?

WHILE YOU’RE AWAY is a steamy story about a love triangle, a long-distance relationship, and learning the true meaning of commitment.

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