Mini Review: While You’re Away Part VI: When I Heard the Truth

While You're Away Part VI


WHILE YOU’RE AWAY Part VI: When I Heard the Truth by Jessa Holbrook was released in the U.S. today, November 19, 2013 in audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and eBook format at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Razorbill, this book is 47 pages.

WHILE YOU’RE AWAY is a serialized novel in six parts being published weekly. Part I: Our First Encounter was released on October 15th, Part II: When I Retreat was released on October 22nd, Part III: While You’re Confusing was released on October 29th, Part IV: When We’re Together released on November 5th, Part V: While You’re Distant released on November 12th.

Part VI: When I Heard the Truth is the final part.



Once a cheater, always a cheater?

From the moment Will and Sarah first set eyes upon each other, they know that what they have is special.

There’s just one little problem . . . each of them already has a significant other.

After flirting with danger, it becomes clear their passion is too strong to be denied. But even if they make their relationship official, there are plenty of challenges in store. Will leaves for college at the end of the summer, while Sarah faces her senior year of high school in their small suburban town. Long-distance relationships always come with their fair share of troubles—mismatched schedules, jealousy, and temptation are only the beginning.

Can cheaters ever change?

WHILE YOU’RE AWAY is a steamy story about a love triangle, a long-distance relationship, and learning the true meaning of commitment.



WHILE YOU’RE AWAY PART VI brings this sexy, angst-filled, exciting and beautifully written love story to a close. It answers the question of whether Sarah and Will are able to overcome the obstacles of distance, jealousy and temptation. And it reveals whether what they had together was real or whether it was all a lie.

Jessa Holbrook keeps readers on the edge of their seats in these final five chapters and the epilogue. With the way things left off at the end of the fifth part to this story, readers will have expected no less of an exhilarating ride as they discover the truth about what happens with Sarah and Will.

From Part I to Part VI, this story is immensely entertaining, utterly enchanting and wickedly sexy. And with moments that are beautiful and fragile, moments that are steamy hot, moments that will shred your nerves and others that will break your heart, WHILE YOU’RE AWAY more than delivers on its promise.

A love story that is challenged from the outset, two flawed but likable characters who you’ll want to see end up together, gorgeous writing that brings their story to life, five deliciously torturous mini cliffhanger endings, and a conclusion that is guaranteed to leave you breathless, make this serialized novel an absolute must read whether in pieces or all at once.

Reviewer gives this book…


Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.

On a personal note…

This last part to the story was all sorts of amazing. Of course I can’t say why without spoiling the ending. And it’s killing me.

I can’t say whether or not I thought it was amazing because it ripped my heart out or whether I thought that way because Sarah and Will got their happily ever after. I can’t even reveal who one of the sexiest scenes in this story was with.

But I so desperately want to talk about what happened in this final installment. I want to reveal whether my fears about what was going to happen in this part of the story did happen or whether everything worked out.

I want to talk about what happened with Will and whether Sarah was right or wrong to think the worst. And I really want to talk about what happened between Sarah and Dave.

But I can’t talk about any of it. I can’t say whether I was left in tears or I was all smiles or if there was a little bit of both happening for me. I can’t even say whether I loved the way things ended because that would be too revealing.

I can only say, once again, that it was abso-freaking-lutely amazing and that when this is released as a complete novel I will be buying it all over again and reading it from beginning to end.

And I can admit to being super curious about whether I’ll love this story even more without the agonizing wait. Or if I’ll become even more connected to the characters without having to wait a week to reconnect with them.

While that remains to be determined, the one thing I do know for sure is that I will still be as madly in love this story and its characters as I am right now.

Favorite passage

There were quite a few perfectly written scenes that I consider favorites. But as this is the last part of the book I didn’t want to risk sharing something too spoiler-y. Of course this tiny fraction of this one particular scene that I love does suggest something…

Slowly tensing, Dave lingered there as his breath grew ragged. My lonely body yearned to leap up to meet him. I had places that needed to be kissed. Curves that needed strong hands to shape them.

The moment was full of possibility. It bristled with it, bright and sharp.

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