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Jocelyn's Choice

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  2,694 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
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
Published June 6th 2011 by Noble Romance Publishing - Young Adult
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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
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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
Lea ★
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in this case, please do!
2 stars** and I'm being quite generous here...

I really hate leaving bad reviews, and sometimes, even if I don't like the book, I will just rate it and won't write a thing... but this one was so poorly written, it drove me mad!
How this book has 3.79 rating, I have no idea.
While reading I couldn't escape the feeling that this was supposed to be a Twilight fan fiction.
I feel like I just wasted three hours of my time fo
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
Dec 22, 2015 Jamie rated it really liked it
Dec 23, 2015 Saffron rated it liked it
3 to 3.5 Stars!
Jun 10, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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
Michelle [Helen Geek]
May 16, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it really liked it
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
Aug 09, 2016 Mell rated it did not like it
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.
May 28, 2012 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Shelves: pregnancy
First of all, buy from Noble Young Adult! 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
Jun 08, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jenn by: Buddy read with Jo Jo
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
Jul 13, 2012 B.E.Love rated it really liked it
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
Apr 09, 2013 J rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Loved it.
Apr 12, 2012 Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, 3-stars

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
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.

Amanda Sheila
Jul 12, 2014 Amanda Sheila rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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.
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.
Nov 23, 2014 Vero rated it liked it
Un 2.5, es una historia para pasar una tarde leyendo sin más...
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
Jul 22, 2011 Shadow rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 27, 2012 Jamie rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 21, 2013 HEA*Addict rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
I was just in the mood for this kind of book. It was sweet, funny and endearing and I loved every single second. I really warmed to Alex and Jocelyn especially because with young adult books the writers often make the characters act like children, making really stupid mistakes or lying to each other. Some people might find Jocelyn's choice to keep the pregnancy a secret annoying and immature but I understood she really cared about Alex finishing his internship and telling him in person so I thou ...more
Oct 05, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it
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M. Jones
Aug 22, 2014 M. Jones rated it did not like it
Shelves: new-adult
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
Oct 18, 2012 Alaina-Jeneesbookblog rated it it was amazing
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
Totally disagree about the heroine's choice!She decides to have the baby but refuses to tell the hero, ok, she doesn't want to disturb him, but how's that have anything to do with talking to him on the phone or email him? That's ridiculous! Her behavior only leads to hero's heartbroken, which only disturbs him more!
Aug 22, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
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.
Me encanto fue hermoso, corto pero hermoso, este no es un tipo de libro para lo que buscan historias intensas, es ligero, facil lectura, y muy entretenido. Talvez a muchos no les guste este pero lo encontre muy bonito y es lo que buscaba para entretenerme en el momento y salir un poco de los oscuros. Por cierto quiero un ALEX, donde se encuentran?
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