AUTHOR: Ella Jade
RATING: 4 STARS (3.5 STARS)
PUBLISHED: June 2011 - Noble Romance Publishing
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"Jocelyn Andrews, a shy, awkward, high school senior, has never even been on a date until she meets Alex Jordon, the older, more experienced brother of her best friend Evan. Jocelyn falls hard for the charming player and wants to explore all of the “firsts” that go along with young love. Alex has no problem showing her what she's been missing.
Alex is captivated by young, innocent Jocelyn and to his own surprise, only has eyes for her. One night of careless passion leads to a life-altering dilemma. Alex must head back to Yale to finish an internship, having no idea what he's left behind. Jocelyn must decide what to do on her own, forcing her to grow up much faster than she anticipated.
Reality sets in, decisions are made and Jocelyn has to live with her choices. Alex returns home to more than he ever bargained for. Young love has never been more complicated as they deal with a teen pregnancy, social barriers, and concerned family members. Life sometimes throws a curve ball, but the unexpected isn't always bad."
Jocelyn's Choice was a super sweet, coming of age romance novel. Jocelyn and Alex, the two main characters, couldn't be more different. She's in high school. He's already graduated from college. She's shy. He is outgoing. She doesn't have many friends. He has a pretty active social life. She's completely inexperienced. He's very experienced. She was raised by her dad. He was raised by his two parents.She's an only child. He has two siblings. Like I said, Jocelyn and Alex couldn't be more different, but they are the perfect match for one another. You can't help but root for them. Jocelyn and Alex are extremely likable characters.
Jocelyn was completely inexperienced before she met Alex. She had never been on a date. She had never been kissed. She had never had sex. I loved experiencing all of her firsts through her eyes. Her inner dialogue was very realistic for an inexperienced young adult. Her hopes, fears, concerns, and desires were extremely on base. Ms. Jade did a fabulous developing Jocelyn and Alex's relationship. Their feelings were realistic and developed at a natural pace. Throughout the novel, you could feel their chemistry, their hormones, and their feelings getting stronger.
I gave Jocelyn's Choice by Ella Jade 4 STARS (3.5 STARS). I recommend this novel to mature young adults. It's pretty steamy. Be warned, Ms. Jade's forte is adult romance novels so her language and her descriptions are fairly graphic.