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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, in...more
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Published June 6th 2011 by Noble Romance Publishing - Young Adult
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Splage
4 stars

Don't judge this book by its cover, which I thought was very unappealing, it was so much better.

This was a very mature Young Adult read. I have seen this stated in other GR friends' reviews and completely agree. Not even sure it should be classified as YA except that the heroine, Jocelyn, was senior in high school and Alex was 23, just finishing his master's at Yale.

Alex meets Jocelyn when he comes home from college for a 4 month break before his internship begins. Jocelyn is best friends...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review
Genre: Mature YA Romance
If you are looking for a sweet heart warming Romance than this book is for you!
-Warning altho this is a YA book it does contain sex and explicit language.

Jocelyn's Choice is about a young girl Jocelyn who befriends one of the hottest guys in her senior class Evan Jordan. One day while hanging out at Evan's house she runs in to his older brother Alex whom she has never met but only heard of. Alex is 23 smart and currently attending Yale but came home fo...more
Linsey
Dec 04, 2013 Linsey marked it as rewritten-fanfic
Shadow Kohler wrote: "Alex has parents and two siblings and they're all very close, where Jocelyn only has her dad and they dont really talk. Alex and Jocelyns lifestyles are different. Alex family is wealthy and Ella and her dad isnt."

Ella Jade wrote: "I really enjoyed writing it and became pretty attached to the characters."

I'm sure Stephenie Meyer was pretty attached to her characters too (the Cullens and the Swans). It's a pity that when Ella Jade pulled her story as a Twilight fanfiction pi...more
Erin
I read this after a recommend from a friend, and I have to say this was really good!! I just fell in love with the characters, and I was so desperate for Jocelyn to have her happy ever after!

Jocelyn had heard about Alex through his family, having spent so much time with his brother Evan (LOVED this guy!!) working on a class project together. Alex had been her secret obsession ever since she'd seen pictures of the gorgeous man, and she'd listened to family stories of him intently enough to feel...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
May 16, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: It is enjoyable enough, but don't mistake for a YA book
Recommended to Michelle by: me did it
4 Stars

I liked this book. It was a spur of the moment read. I was cruzing and this one popped up and suited my mood of the moment.

I thought it was a YA read - wrong. It had a few steamy moments probably not suitable for the normal YA audience.

I'll first tell you why I didn't give this book a another half star or so. It felt a bit clunky in certain parts. Like the story hit a bit of a speed-bump. It would roll smoothly along and then there would be a "bump" moment. Either the dialogue didn't ring...more
Mell
I didn't care for this book, which is clunky and melodramatic. It relies on awkward flashbacks to summarize the events that took place before the pregnancy. This technique does not work well here.

The book is also full of annoying characters, most of whom act like junior high kids. The plot and events start to feel like a bad soap opera. Constant misunderstandings, a nefarious seduction scene, jealousy, and a brush with possible death all make an appearance. It was just too much for me.
 B.E.Love
4 1/2 stars, Jocelyn is friends with Evan her senior year of high school and they are working on a project together. While they are working one day Jocelyn meets Alex, Evan's older brother who is home for a break from college. The two start dating while he is on break and they are inseparable. Before Alex goes back to school they agree to stay together while he's away. After Alex goes back to school Jocelyn find out she's pregnant. The story tells about there relationship before she's pregnant a...more
Morgan: Read, Eat, Dream
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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...more
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
I really enjoyed reading this book.

It was def. the kind of read I needed to just wash over me in bliss, soft sighs, hushed giggles... ah yes. :D

The author writes clean and I like her stlye. Really love it when a guy chances from his player ways and that girl who thinks she isn't worth it is actually worth much more.

Although there times where times when I wanted to scream at my phone at how stupid Joce was - I couldn't really do it because I had to understand her, from her point of view alone.

Ale...more
Jamie
I was browsing for stories that has something with the 'Brothers Best Friend' genre and Boy am I glad I found this.

The very first time I read the synopsis, I knew have to buy a copy and put down whatever book I was reading at the moment.
So at the wee hours of the morning, there I was buying this one and is done reading it overnight! It was crazy impulse but defo worth it!


I'm really not a fan of stories where high school girls get pregnant because they don't usually have the best ending. I've re...more
Alyssa
First of all, buy from Noble Young Adult! https://www.nobleyoungadult.com/ It's a lot cheaper – $1.99 versus $5.50 at Amazon.

Such a sweet book! I definitely agree with everyone else - don't let yourself be put off my the corny cover.

In her senior year, sweet and shy Jocelyn befriends the ever-popular and hunky Eric Jordan. When his smart, ivy-league brother comes home from school for a 4 month break before his internship, the minute he lays eyes on Jocelyn he is smitten. They both are. Despite A...more
Shadow
I loved this book! The characters were awesome and not just the main ones. Alex has parents and two siblings and they're all very close, where Jocelyn only has her dad and they dont really talk. Alex and Jocelyns lifestyles are different. Alex family is wealthy and Ella and her dad isnt. Ella created a story that is fantastic and if you think the blurb sounds good, read the story. The blurb doesnt even compare to the real thing. This story hooked me and i couldnt put the book down till i was don...more
Poppy
This was my first book by Ella Jade and it's not one that I would normally select, but the reviews made me curious. I'm glad I purchased it -- Jocelyn's Choice is a sweet, heart-warming story that was surprisingly hard to put down! I adore the H/h; Alex, who is 23 going on 35, and Jocelyn, his 18-year-old girlfriend.

Ella has an engaging style and the story is told through Jocelyn's eyes. I enjoyed watching her relationship with Alex grow and laughed and cried along with her as she faced her fut...more
Laura
Mar 02, 2013 Laura added it
I know the cover isn't great but the story is.

In the book we are introduced to Jocelyn while she is contemplating looking at the pregnancy test she just took. The book switches to flashbacks of how she met Alex and all the firsts she got to experience with him (first date, kiss, and her first time having sex)

Jocelyn and Alex make the mistake of having unprotected sex one night. It results in a surprise pregnancy but also a secret kept by Jocelyn. Alex is leaving for a couple of months so Jocelyn...more
Jenee -Jenee's Book Blog
I thought this was a short and sweet read. I really loved how Alex changed from a playboy to a loving man for Jocelyn. He spent his youth using women because they allowed him to. Jocelyn is an innocent, shy young woman in her senior year of high school when she starts hanging out with Evan, Alex's younger brother. I really liked how Jocelyn and Evan never even thought of dating each other, they just knew they were meant to be friends. I really didn't like Brenna and Julia. The way they treated J...more
Vanessa
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This was okay. I would have given it one and a half stars if I could have. I knew that it was fanfiction before I read it, but I had hoped that it was going to be different. I didn't read the fanfiction before I read this but I could basically tell who each character was.

Jocelyn was Bella. Klutziness, Police Chief father, etc. I don't know why those things were kept in the book. Its not like Max had to be a police chief, or that Jack had to be a doctor.

It doesn't really straddle the YA/Adult l...more
Alaina-Jeneesbookblog
EPIC!!!!! If I would have wrote a book based on the same situation, I wouldn't have changed a thing!!! Started the book at 7 pm and finished at 11pm.
I fell head over heels in love with the Characters. I loved Alex's parents. They were so loving and supportive of every decision Jocelyn and Alex made. I also thought Jocelyn's character was perfectly written. I could feel every emotion she could feel.
Alex was amazing... I wish I had an Alex in real life! The way he cared for Jocelyn and was so su...more
Rosie
The cover is not very appealing.. but that's why you never judge a book by it's cover! I loved this book.. I loved the writing style and the romance was just really special.. Alex is my ultimate book boyfriend he is exactly the type of guy you would want for your bf.. and Jocelyn was so sweet with all her insecurities.. I loved how it had a hea, the ending made me really happy!
Heather
This book is a definte must read. The characters steals your heart. A very sweet book with very touching moments. Alot of people can relate to this story and those who can't still can't get enough of this. It has been a long time since I have cried while reading a book but I had sad tears and happy tears and I look forward to reading more of Ella's work.
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
This was another hidden gem. Thanks to my good friend Jenn I read it over the weekend. It was a very sweet book. I loved it! I for sure would say this is for more of an older young adult group or for adults. The content and steamy scenes are a bit much for a younger group.
Anna

Apparently another Bella-Edward fanfic (not that I would mind) but the story was sappy at its worst. I kinda expected more, and less sex scenes.
Amber
Great Read!

When I first saw this book, I almost over looked it because, let's face it, the cover art isn't the best or most intriguing. But as they say, Don't judge a book by its cover! I found out that this used to be a Twilight fanfiction, and I'm a very avid reader of twifics. I knew I had to read it! it was very good, and kept me up reading till 3am. it makes you wish you had an Alex Jordan when you were 18 years old. I would definite recommend this book, and we'll be looking out for me stu...more
Laura YA indie princess
I loved it so much but def for older YA readers.
Clarisse Martinez
I loved this story. A definite must read!
rameau
Mar 25, 2012 rameau marked it as not-for-me
Shelves: p2p
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Jenn
Jun 08, 2012 Jenn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jenn by: Buddy read with Jo Jo
Shelves: fathers
Jocelyn becomes friends with the ever so popular boy Evan Jordan. While working on class project together at his house she runs in to his brother Alex. Alex is much older than our HS senior Jocelyn by about 5 years. Once Alex see's Jocelyn he is taken by her looks, flirts with her decides he would like to take her out on a date. She's never been on a date or had a boyfriend. She is truly an innocent girl who is swept up by Alex, as she has heard stories about him and has seen plenty of his photo...more
Erica
Ok, since I read this book, I'm going to TRY and do this review patiently, BUT let me just tell you........ok reading this felt like somebody just took a cheap shot at putting together Twilight and Breaking Dawn. Rich boy (Edward) meets unrich girl (Bella) they just happen to live in a woodsey town(Forks) the girls dad is the police chief(Charlie), and he likes to go fishing. The rich boys daddy is a DOCTOR(Carlise) rich boys sister Brenna is a major bitch to the unrich girl (Rosaline), rich boy...more
Jane
*4.5 stars*

AWWWWW that was so cute! I loved it! It was a bit unrealistic for how everything kept working out perfectly...but it was just so perfect! It was exactly what I'd been wanting to read. Of course, teen pregnancy isn't for everyone (as the subject for a book that is)and the unrealism might sway some people to dislike it a little, however, I found it perfect.

I loved Evan's character. He was the perfect friend for Jocelyn, and I wished he was in it a bit more. I'll be honest, at the begin...more
Amanda Sheila
Mature YA. Good but not exactly my favorite.

It's true though, don't judge a book by its cover. This book's cover is kind of creeping me out to be honest but turns out the story's pretty good. About a young girl dealing with her early pregnancy but of course, the ending is happy and she got the guy.

Too bad I can read the 'Twilight' resemblances. There are too many factors in this book that reminds me of Twilight and that's a bit disappointing. I wonder, does this book was a Fanfic? Hmmm.
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