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Posted December 29, 2013
Sarah's story continues in part two of my new favorite novella serial. In this book, Sarah has some big decisions to make. Will she stay with the Dave, her friend, musical partner and the guy with whom she has history? Or will she take a risk and pursue Will, the taken player with whom she has an intense chemistry – and maybe something a little more special?
"I wanted to gather him in my arms. I wanted to protect him from the rest of the world, who looked at him and couldn't see past the surface. I was sad that he hadn't had a chance to just be until now. His whole life, stuffed into a shape that didn't fit him… it was like I was the only one who realized that Pinocchio was a real boy."
One of my favorite things about this series is that Sarah sees a different side to Will. There's more to him than meets the eye and she's the only one who can see it. Everyone else expects him to be someone else. She sees the real guy, the vulnerable one, under his carefully-crafted exterior. I think it's part of what makes these novellas so magical. Her friends don't understand it, I'm not even sure she fully understands it, but the connection is there and very real and maybe, just maybe, worth risking everything for.
"In our last conversation, Jane and I had come to what seemed like a conclusion: Will was the bad candy, and I shouldn't have any more. And at the time, I'd agreed."
Jessa Holbrook has something very special going on with this series. The writing is gorgeous, the dialogue realistic, the characters believable and special enough that I can connect with them in just a few pages. There are sweet moments and sexy moments and funny moments. With humor and heart and just flat-out fantastic storytelling, I'm completely hooked. I'm torn between wanting to know the ending now and wanting to savor every minute of this story. So far the savoring is winning, but we'll see. :)
"You don't talk to a guy like Will Spencer! You ride him like a pony, and you go, whee, I always wanted to have a pony, and then five minutes later you say, I'm over it now, thanks, bye!"