Title: Just A Week (Just A #1)
Author: Jena Wade
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 12, 2018
Page Count: 77
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Just a week is not enough time to fall in love, but Fate doesn’t care. Seth’s carefully crafted plan for how his life will go doesn’t include falling in love with a guy in his horrible hometown. He wants to start a new life anywhere but at home. Until Maddox storms in with his multi-colored hair and carefree attitude.
Long distance relationships don’t work and Seth isn’t into gambling with his future. But the more time he spends with Maddox, the more he’s willing to throw caution to the wind. Now his plan for the rest of his life has been turned upside down and seems to include things Seth never thought possible, including a lifetime of happiness in his hometown.
Seth, having been bullied in high school, wants to leave his home town behind and because of this rarely comes back to visit. When he does however, there’s a big unexpected surprise in form of the easy-going, handsome boy his father has him do a project with for the week he spends home. Whereas Seth is organized, introverted, follows the rules to a t, with his future all planned out for him. Maddox is the opposite – social, spontaneous and lives by the day and causes quite a stir in Seth’s well organized reality. Seth has just a week to figure out what he wants before he has to leave for university again.
This is a short story which I’m glad I got the chance to read. Her writing is a joy to read and the feelings the characters experiences resonates in me. The characters are well-rounded and interesting, although we don’t really find out much about Maddox he comes alive through the eyes of Seth. I like how Seth and Maddox are so different and the confusion it creates in Seth. How their personalities fit together like two pieces of a puzzle. They both have something to learn from each other.
I really recommend you read this one. If you do, you’ll most likely want to read Just A Year as well which continues their story.