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The WordSmithe

I love a good book! Young Adult, New Adult, Adult and nearly any genre. If it’s well-written, I’ll read it. And, I love to talk about what I’ve written.


I have a WIP–a new adult dystopian novel. I’m also exploring short fiction.

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If you’re an author and you’d like me to review your book, just drop me a line. I’ll be happy to read an ARC. I always give an honest review. And, even if I didn’t particularly go crazy for your story, I will stay positive. I believe something redeeming can be found in nearly every book.

Digital Love

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

For Mature Readers: 18+


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Face Time is a wonderful twist on the typical boy meets girl/girl meets boy type of story. It’s an interesting tale of a couple who date primarily using modern communication devices namely Apple’s iPhone and iPad.


Pajonas’ story is all about the characters. She crafted a set of diverse, well-rounded characters with real flaws.


I loved Laura Merchant. At first she came across as a pure innocent woman who just had bad luck with dating. By the middle of the book, I fell in love with her. She wasn’t the perfect princess. Her goodness covered a history of deep, dark secrets. Her flaws had barbs, but she redeemed herself. In spite of her background, she became a decent human being deserving a second choice.


Who wouldn’t love Lee Park? He was so decent, so caring…too perfect. Peel back the layers and you find a character with his own issues. But, he rose above his trifling family to become the man he wanted (and Laura needed) to be.


Face Time is a love story with an encouraging message–everyone should have and cultivate a strong support system. Laura surrounded herself with a few choice friends who didn’t care about her past. They cared about her well-being. They knew when she was troubled, and they knew when she needed a good kick in the pants. They were available to her when her family wasn’t. Lee also had close-knit friends who advised him when he needed it.


Pajonas’ Face Time was a well-written story centered around strength of character. It was a delightful read and I loved how it ended.

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/digital-love-a-review-of-s-j-pajonas-facetime