Face Time (Love In The Digital Age) by S.J. Pajonas (Review by #NerdGirlJulie)

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Title: Face Time (Love In The Digital Age)

Author: S.J. Pajonas

Published Date: April 2014

Genre: Romance

Rating:

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***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee’s sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.

Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can’t stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can’t live without. But Laura’s got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee’s stressful traveling schedule means they’ll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they’re both going to need actual face time to figure it out.

Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.

 

***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***#NerdGirlJulie’s Review***
Face Time by S.J. Pajonas is a quick, enjoyable read.  The use of technology as a way to date was a cute idea.  In liu of an old fashion pen pal/love letter exchange, Laura and Lee use text messages and Face Time to get to know one another and develop a relationship.

While their conversations are rather mundane, it was quite refreshing to have a romance truly require the main characters getting to know one another before having sex together.  Seven thousand miles will do that to a relationship.  While Laura lives in Manhattan, constantly-traveling Lee calls Seoul home base.

Laura is strong, confident and direct.  Lee is open and attentive.  Their relationship refreshingly isn’t stymied by the usual games-people-play.  The characters are well developed and complex.  No one is perfect.  The intense family dynamics are sure to hit home with many readers—disapproval of a parent, sibling issues, and cultural differences and biases are some of the issues that Laura and Lee confront from both of their families.

My favorite quote, “The mistakes we make are lessons” is a  good message for everyone.

 

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