This is it! BuqoYA 4: Heart Choices finally had started a blog tour. Hurray! When I read all these stories in Bundle 4, it really made me realized how the writers were so creative and yes, I am a part of this bundle too. I hope, my creative side strikes you too! haha
Every story deserves a review so here it goes. I will post each of it orderly. ♥
In That Summer by Jayen San Diego
Senior high school student Jane Enriquez is the ‘dream-girl’ of all male students at Southridge Montessori. Well, except the geeky student leader Sean Villamayor. Opposing from the start, Sean never expected Jane would become his partner for this year’s Summer Camp Immersion. Will this be their worst summer? Or will it turn out to be different?
Excerpt of In That Summer
“Ordinary? Are you really that blind, Sean?” Red asked.
Sean self-consciously adjusted his eyeglasses and added, “Well, she’s not that stunningly pretty. I even doubt if she still looks cute without her makeup on. She’s only here because she’s the chairman’s daughter.”
Red did not say anything, and Sean already knew that it was the end of their conversation.
“Are you done with the supplies?”
Sean was startled when he heard Jaine’s voice come from behind Red. He glanced at Red, who looked equally surprised by her presence.
Did Jaine hear what I said? Sean wanted to ask.
When neither of the guys answered her, Jaine added, “There are still a few boxes in the stock room. And Miss Darson said you should hurry up.”
“Yes, ma’am,” Red responded.
He gave Jaine a playful salute and his infamous smile. Other girls would have swooned at this. Sean noted that Jaine wasn’t even slightly affected. Maybe Sean was wrong. Maybe Jaine wasn’t like every other girl.
Red left, enthusiastically roping other basketball team members into helping him on his way to the stock room. Sean turned his attention back to his task. He expected Jaine to leave, having accomplished her task. But she stayed and stared at him.
He wanted to ignore her, but he was surprised to find he felt self-conscious. He then reasoned to himself that it was just because he wasn’t use to working with someone watching him.
“Do you need anything else?” he asked without looking up from his checklist of supplies.
He waited, but Jaine just continued to stare. Irritated, he finally stopped working and gave her the attention she wanted.
“Do you need anything else, Miss Jaine Enriquez?” he asked again, giving emphasis to his formal way of addressing her.
To his bemusement, Jaine smiled. Her whole face brightened up when she did. And Sean was reminded of this season, of summer. He knew she wasn’t ordinary. But Sean would never admit he’d been wrong.
The best scene from the book that I liked most is:
Overall this book is:
I love it. The plot is well-planned. The grammar is perfect. Though the story is usual but it’s really great. The characters have some kind of power to lure the readers to their world. To laugh, to be sad, to look for their weaknesses and to the better side, everything!
This story tackles about relationship to a mother, a friend and a special someone. It’s about learning to give a second chance because everyone deserves it. While reading, I was imagining my mother and me doing an act. I miss her already.
Okay, stop the drama. Meanwhile, Jaine and Sean are so cute! Every scene, I was so very focus, I admired Sean mischievous/naughty side. I also admired his relationship with Red, respect above all. A real best friend. Red is more of a hunk kid (I think so, haha!). I’m looking forward to his story with Gracie. Pretty please!? I think it’ll be another great story of yours Jayen!
To the author: Keep it up! Red and Gracie, please?
About the Author
Who I am?
I’m Jayen San Diego, a twenty-something who write stories mostly about love. I’m a news archivist by day, fiction writer by night and a self-confess Fangirl in between.
Why I write?
“In order to write about life first you must live it.”
― Ernest Hemingway
They say when we want a moment to last, we close our eyes. Well, for me, I prefer to write it down. Reliving the moments through writing is what I do.
What I write?
Sharing my thoughts about life and love and writing.
From personal anecdotes to life opinions, you can read it here. When my melancholic side is on, you can read poetic post but generally it is a mirror of what’s happening in my daily life.
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