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SCARLET STONE by JEWEL E ANN :: REVIEW

Standalone – a moving and intriguing romance


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SYNOPSIS
“My name is Scarlet Stone, and my biggest fear is that someday I will find what I want most in life, and it will be impossible to steal.”
What happens when life just stops? When one moment makes you question your entire existence?
Scarlet Stone is a third-generation thief who has everything: a doting fiancé, a spacious London flat, and a legitimate job offer. In a single breath, everything becomes nothing, and she finds herself on a plane to Savannah, Georgia in search of the meaning of life.
After securing a six-month lease for a beachfront house on Tybee Island, Scarlet changes the way she looks, thinks, eats—basically her entire outlook on life. She needs peace, but what she gets is a housemate who looks like Thor, acts like a warden, and smells her proximity like a Bloodhound.
Theodore Reed is a carpenter and perfectionist with a body built of steel, a black, hollow heart, and a hunger for revenge. He doesn’t like company, girly-smelling crap, and British accents.
He resents every breath she takes.
She’s fascinated by his every move.
In time, they discover their coexistence is toxic, their physical attraction is electric, the secrets they keep mean the difference between life and death, and the only truth they share is that everything is a lie.
“Over eighty-five percent of the world’s population believes in a higher power, yet, very few people believe in miracles.”
Do you believe?

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte 

‘Not every day is a parade with fireworks, but every breath counts.’

We didn’t need any convincing to pick up this book. Jewel E Anne has become a firm favourite author of ours and has never disappointed in providing entertaining, enthralling, funny, emotional, suspenseful and passionate stories that always manage to grip us. When she challenges us to ‘step outside of your box’, in her latest read, you can bet we’re there! This was such a beautiful quotable book…wow…we highlighted like crazy!

‘I miss the touch of love: a gentle hand wrapped around mine, an embrace to hold me together on the days I feel like I’m falling apart, lips ghosting along my skin, a whisper of forever, a smile signifying my presence makes another human feel happy.’

We went in with no preconceived ideas or expectations, instead allowing the author to completely lead us with her story and what a story it was! It was nothing like we had anticipated but we’re all about the surprises in our reads and we loved that about it. We feel it’s important to remind you to go into this book without spoilers. Trust us, you’ll love the twists and turns.

‘Sometimes silence holds more meaning than words, and love…it’s infinitely impossible to define, but unequivocally without any doubt, the reason we are here.’

This is a difficult review to write because we don’t want to allude to anything that could be a spoiler. This story was undoubtedly intriguing from the start. There were twists that left us gobsmacked, some we saw coming but we still experienced their impact no less.

“Fuck you, Scarlet Stone. Fuck you for taking my heart.”

We have to admit, we did struggle to connect with Scarlet to begin with and the repetitiveness grated on us a little. Initially, it was Theo and Nolan who were the driving force behind us turning the pages. They were the ones whose story and character grabbed our attention, however we did warm to Scarlet and wanted to know her and what she was about and yeah……we didn’t see THAT coming!

Theo and Scarlet are both such broken characters. They meet when Scarlet flees England back to her roots in Savannah. She takes up an opportunity to house share with Theo, a brooding, bad tempered bear of a man with scars and baggage a mile long. Both Scarlet and Theo plan to live there for six months and then move on. Theo, to finally put the past behind him and do something he feels must be done. Scarlet, for her own reasons which we won’t divulge here.

‘Beneath the brute anger, jagged words, and threats, Theodore Reed is a sad man. What does he see when he looks into my eyes? I can’t find myself. I no longer see my own reflection in the mirror. It’s unimaginable that he sees anything beyond my dark skin and unruly hair.’

We really had no idea where this story was headed. We were scratching our heads wondering if it was an otherworldly story (it wasn’t), and soon came to realise this was a story about living, healing and believing in miracles, small and large. It reminded us to grab life and believe in love. Love, the most powerful, the most beautiful, and at times, the most cruelest emotion of them all. Love can be simple, it can be testing, and it is always a contradiction. Lies, deceit, the explainable and the unexplainable are all to be found in Scarlet Stone.

‘Love is indiscriminate in its path – healing some people while destroying others.’

As the pieces of the puzzle fell into place, we were left open mouthed, our struggles with the beginning somewhat forgotten as Jewel E Anne’s voice broke free, propelling us to give ourselves over to this inspirational, beautiful, sad, heartfelt, passionate and intriguing story. Our hearts beat with love and hope.

There was much we loved about this story and some things we felt hindered our enjoyment. The British vernacular felt quite cheesy and dated at times, as well as exaggerated in certain places. It belied her background, location and experience which perhaps is one of the reasons we struggled at times to identify and connect with Scarlet. Although in saying that, Jewel E Anne has overall once again proved why we will continue to embrace her stories. Her characters charm their way into our hearts, they obliterate them and heal them. Her stories move us and she always manages to inject humour into the saddest and brutal of times!

‘Love is a brutal emotion. That’s how I’m certain, beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s our sole purpose in life. Love is the heartbeat of our existence – the essence of our humanity.’

4 Stars 

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Romantic suspense with a side of humour, that’s mysterious, quirky, suspenseful, steamy, addictive, unconventional, funny, sad, romantic, bloody addictive and absolutely fantastic!

 ‘He would die for Jessica. He would kill for her. He would end ten lives to save one, if that one was hers. It wasn’t sane. It was far from rational. But it was love, and true walk-through-the-fucking-flames-of-hell love was unconditional and completely insane.’

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ONE by JEWEL E ANN
Standalone – Spin off from the Jack & Jill Series .
Although a standalone, it contains spoilers for this series…and it’s a 5Star series you don’t want to miss! 

‘After his whole body visibly relaxed and I was certain that he was asleep, I looked in the direction of God and whispered, “Can I keep him? Pretty please?”

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SYNOPSIS
Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated. 
Until … 
God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier. 
It was one day. 
One moment. 
One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love. 
His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend. 
When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world. 
“We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

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UNENIABLY YOU by JEWEL E ANNE

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel.

“He cracked open the door to my heart and whispered….what if.” 

Undeniably

SYNOPSIS
One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. 

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who. 

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.” 

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy. 

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word. 

The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough. 

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ONE by JEWEL E ANN


ONE IS NOW LIVE!
OUR REVIEW :: ONE by JEWEL E ANN

Standalone
This is a spin off from the
Jack & Jill Series .
Although a standalone, it contains spoilers for this series…and it’s a 5Star series you don’t want to miss! 


one

SYNOPSIS

Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated. 

Until … 

God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier. 

It was one day. 

One moment. 

One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love. 

His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend. 

When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world. 

“We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

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ONE

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

“Let’s never be in love. Let’s fall every day without ever touching the ground.”

Be still our beating hearts because we’ve fallen head over heels in love with this book! We never thought Jewel E Anne would produce a hero to equal the divine Luke Jones from the Jack & Jill Series –  in Cage Monaghan she has! Talk about sweeping us off our feet. Cage is an explosion of swooon!

‘Lake was her own universe, and when I had the pleasure of being part of it, I wasn’t a famous football player and I wasn’t the man grieving his father. I was the guy who wanted to make being with her a full-time profession.’

The words swoony, romantic and heart-warming don’t adequately express the feelings we had for this love story as our hearts overflowed with huge helpings of sharp wit, happiness, laughter, love, romance and a few heart gripping moments. What more could we ask for?

“When your season begins and we don’t see each other as much, can you do me a favour?”
“Anything.”
“Don’t forget to love me.”
“I’ll forget how to throw a football before I’ll forget to love you.”

Jewel E Ann has a true gift. She’s such a seamless storyteller. Her comedic timing is perfection, knowing exactly when we need that blast of humour when she’s breaking our hearts.  Not only does she deliver the most gorgeous hero’s, but her heroines are ones we want to emulate. We want to be Lake Jones! She’s kick arse, sweet, grabs life by the balls and she doesn’t mind laughing at herself. This girl doesn’t shy away from the truth and she’s funny as all hell though she did have one moment towards the end that had us questioning her actions and reasoning.

We first met Lake, Luke’s sister in the Jack & Jill Series  (if you haven’t read this series…you need to because it’s spectacular), after Lake had a brief encounter with Cage Monaghan yet he had a profound effect on her life, and they shared a connection that began that day… ‘I knew him for a few hours. One day. One kiss. One moment. One unforgettable memory.’ at a time when Lake had been working through the unimaginable grief of surviving a car accident that claimed the life of her boyfriend Ben, and was feeling pretty much at rock bottom. Not only that, but she had to cope with losing her lower leg. However Lake doesn’t just accept her disability, she embraces it and oh my God, didn’t the witty banter between Cage and Lake in regards to her missing leg have us in fits of laughter.

“Time is too precious to waste. I don’t want to plan. I want to live.”

It’s three years later and they pick up where they left off, each feeling the connection once again ignite “And Lake…I remember the kiss. I remember it well” and although their feelings were instant in the timing of the story, not once did this feel like insta love as we experienced every ounce of feeling between them and not only that, we believed in their love. They’re soulmates but that doesn’t mean their relationship isn’t without its ups and downs as their way through family and careers.

‘After his whole body visibly relaxed and I was certain that he was asleep, I looked in the direction of God and whispered, “Can I keep him? Pretty please?”

These days it’s so rare to experience a book that focuses solely on the love, romance and fun of the evolving relationship between a couple, and considering Cage’s profession it would have been so easy for this author to have taken us down the overused celebrity cliché route, but she didn’t and in return this story felt like a bit of a refreshing change.

We were completely invested One, positively giddy with  hearts swelling and faces grinning. So…it was with a smidgen of disappointment that we were met with, what we felt, unnecessary angst so late in the story. Sure, it pulled at our heartstrings but it also had a downside in that it seemed to change Lake’s persona. Lake came across a little self-centred, the very opposite to how she was throughout the rest of the story. Whilst we wish it part of the storyline hadn’t been there (and that’s a purely personal thing), we soon realised that after that beautiful epilogue and coming to the end, this was a small hiccup in an otherwise immensely enjoyable read.

“Football is my job. Let me worry about it. You are my life…worry about that. “

We can’t possibly leave without once again mentioning our hero Cage Monaghan *insert huge swoony sigh here*. Oh Cage, you sweet, irresistible, gorgeous man! Not only are you a gifted NFL Quarterback but you have a romantic heart the size of Texas where our girl Lake is concerned. Nobody but nobody does romance like this guy. We highlighted so much of this book we could use the quotes as a review and you’d be swooning and swaying, 1clicking this book, going ga ga over Cage. Passionate, loving and a bit of a dirty talker, this guy is it and so is this book. We adored every character and for all that’s holy, please give Flint Hopkins a book! We desperately loved One and know you will too!

‘I nodded, giving Flint a blank stare. The man was an enigma – a hard-ass with a million layers, and I had no idea what he kept hidden beneath them. I wasn’t sure I really wanted to know.’

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THE JACK and JILL SERIES by JEWEL E ANN
TB5 Star Series

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Dawn of Forever amazon us | amazon ukour review

Romantic suspense with a side of humour, that’s mysterious, quirky, suspenseful, steamy, addictive, unconventional, funny, sad, romantic, bloody addictive and absolutely fantastic!

 ‘He would die for Jessica. He would kill for her. He would end ten lives to save one, if that one was hers. It wasn’t sane. It was far from rational. But it was love, and true walk-through-the-fucking-flames-of-hell love was unconditional and completely insane.’


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UNDENIABLY YOU by JEWEL E ANN

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel.

“He cracked open the door to my heart and whispered….what if.” 

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Undeniably

SYNOPSIS

One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. 

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who. 

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.” 

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy. 

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word. 

The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough. 

´♥ ´♥ ´

Undeniably You

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 swoony Lautner stars! 

‘The strongest arms I have ever known embrace me – all of me. He speaks to me with touch and holds me in the space between words. If this isn’t love, then it doesn’t exist.’

Well wasn’t this just a swoon worthy witty and sexy read with a good dose of unexpected emotion and of course angst thrown in for good measure. We say ‘unexpected’ because we initially thought this was going to be a simple light and fluffy story and whilst it was that, it was a whole lot more as well. There were a few casualties of the heart along the way.

‘He sucks me in, bleeds my sanity, arrests my heart, and bares my soul. And that’s just with his eyes.’

Jewel E Ann sure has a talent for spinning a fabulous story, bringing forth a good balance of drama, angst, humour and heat and we’ve yet to finish a book of hers without a big dopey satisfied grin on our faces, and…falling in love with her men!

“I am a good guy…with a bad boy side too.”

For the most part we loved Undeniably and became thoroughly swept up in this story until a twist happened which caused Sydney, our heroine to temporarily lose her marbles!  The twist and its eventuating miscommunication is one that irritated us. We must stress that our issue with this sort of storyline is by no means exclusive to this book. Rather, it’s a trope we’re a bit over of and one we don’t particularly enjoy as it never fails to turn a strong, straight thinking heroine into a self-centred, selfish woman, incapable of making a rational decision which kind of what happened to Sydney. This saddened us deeply because ‘pre twist’ Sydney was funny and sweet with a wicked sense of humour. And then….she grated on us. How much convincing did this woman need and how many bad decisions was she going to make before the penny dropped? Though in fairness to her, she did try and right the wrongs, just not hard enough.

“I. Love. You. Period. It’s a goddam soul-shattering love that will never, ever be matched. My love for you is unapologetic and forever.”

When Sydney housesits and dog sits Swarley for her Aunt and Uncle, little did she realise the massive effect this decision would have on her life. Was it fate that the sexy, athletic, naughty talking, playful cocky and cheeky Paediatric (well…soon to be) Doctor, named Dr Lautner Sullivan **insert swoony eyes here** entered her life? Well his appearance certainly throws a spanner in the works for our Sydney.

“Here’s the problem. I don’t know how to live if I’m not loving you. It’s like asking my lungs to expand without air, my heart to beat without blood, my eyes to see without light. It’s just not possible.”

There’s no doubt we loved Lautner. How could we resist him?  Impossible! Jewel E Ann really does know how to write a an irresistible hero and in Lautner she excelled! Lautner had it all, however we also fell in love with the sweet, kind of nerdy, very attractive Veterinarian, Dr Dane Abbott. What a sweetheart this man was. He was always there for Sydney, lending a hand and being a friend when she needed one and we won’t forget the initial meeting between Sydney and Dane when Swarley, took a particular liking to Dane’s crotch with hilarious results!

“I think you already know Swarley.”
Swarley’s magnetic attraction to a certain crotch is distracting. Although he’s not my dog, and I’m sure Dr Abbott is used to it, I feel the need to explain his behaviour.
“He must think you have a big piece of meat in there.”

Somewhere along the way Dane seemed to suffer from a complete personality change and we felt he was treated a little shoddily! In our opinion this guy didn’t have a mean bone in his body and was loyal to a fault. Then suddenly his whole character changed and we were left thinking he became a bit of a sacrifice.

‘Paging Dr. Abbot. There is an impostor in your body and he has diarrhoea of the mouth. Please don your white lab coat and come restrain him, STAT!

Now through the genius of Jewel E Ann’s writing, she managed to turn around our feelings by delivering a  perfect ending and equally perfect epilogue. Our hearts were melted and we were left downright giddy with the pure romance of it all and this did alleviate some of the sadness and frustration we experienced in parts of this story. And as we already mentioned…Lautner Sullivan is deeeelicious! Overall this was a fun, angsty, romantic, sweet story that had us experiencing a range of emotions from sheer joy to wanting to hurl our Kindles. 

‘It’s not about belonging to someone. I belong to no one. It’s surrendering to a physical need that outweighs all reason. The rapturous flood of sensation that comes from being taken, controlled by another for pleasure. I want Lautner to take me, control me, drown my senses in a sea of physical euphoria.’

 ´♥ ´♥ ´

UNDENIABLY YOU by JEWEL E ANN
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DAWN OF FOREVER – JACK & JILL BOOK #3 by JEWEL E ANN :: REVIEW & EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

5 Star Romance suspense series

This is the conclusion to the Jack & Jill series.
End of Day and Middle of Knight must be read before this book. 

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*Middle of Knight Book Two :: amazon us | amazon uk
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Dawn of Forever
SYNOPSIS

’til death do us part. 

Aric James Monaghan promised Jillian Knight Portland. With a heavy heart and a light bag, she travels to the West Coast for the man she loved. In a blink her worlds collide, holding her hostage to a past filled with lies, deceit, and revenge. 

Four Caskets
Two Bodies 
It all started with a boy and a girl—their tragic love story is shared through the eyes of the enemy. 

Every word fades dreams and shatters memories as life slips away. Jillian needs a Knight, Jessica needs a miracle, and together they need a savior. 

*WARNING : This book contains explicit language, sexual content, and abusive scenarios that could be a trigger for certain individuals

Dawn of Forever

Spoiler Free Review  by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯✯ ‘we adored this’ Stars!

“What’s left when someone takes back forever?”

Without question Dawn of Forever completes one of the most exciting, romantic, thrilling, passionate and darkly humorous series we’ve ever read. To say it’s one of our all-time favourite series is an understatement. Bravo Jewel E Ann we take our hats off to you and stand applauding on the finish line. Because wow. We have to admit we always worry about trilogies – keeping that momentum going and tying up those pesky loose ends. Well, we needn’t have worried here because we got all the answers and more whilst being taken on one hell of a rollercoaster ride that began where we least expected it to. It was magnificent and awe inspiring.

“I want you to let go. I want you to free fall into my arms and know I’ve got you. I’ll always have you.”

“Don’t ever ask me not to love you.”

“Because I need to love you.” Drawing in a ragged breath, he shrugged. “It’s all I know,” he whispered.

Dawn of Forever is the conclusion to the Jack & Jill series so there’s not much we can say without spoiling this brilliant series which as you know is the last thing we would ever want to do.

‘His hand moved towards hers. Letting just the tip of his finger touch the end of hers. He inched it up with the softest touch. Then, like a young child, she grabbed his finger and squeezed. Luke felt her touch in the deepest depths of his heart.’

Therefore know this, you’ll NOT want to miss this series that had us gripped from the first page – where every single book brought everything to the table having us riveted and breathlessly devouring every written word. We will miss every single character as they stole such a huge chunk of our hearts.

“I worship the ground you walk on.” A blinding smile grew along his face as he pulled her into his arms and whispered in her ear, “Impossible. When I’m with you my feet don’t touch the ground.”

There is absolutely nothing else we would want, this whole trilogy was perfection. We’ve fallen in love with every single character, we’ve struggled with our heart – we’ve laughed to tears, cried buckets and swooned again and again.

‘He would die for Jessica. He would kill for her. He would end ten lives to save one, if that one was hers. It wasn’t sane. It was far from rational. But it was love, and true walk-through-the-fucking-flames-of-hell love was unconditional and completely insane.’

Our hearts have melted into puddles at the romance and our pulses have skyrocketed at the passion. The writing was flawless – so again. Standing ovation from us to Jewel E Ann.

“I can’t let her go…I can’t fucking breathe. Let them kill me because I’m already dead.”

Now excuse us as we’re off to see about having some light pink and white argyle panties made with the inscription: Property of Doctor Jones.

“I’ve got you. I’ll always have you.”

 ´♥´♥´♥

THE JACK & JILL SERIES by JEWEL E. ANN

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EXCERPT
DAWN OF FOREVER
by
JEWEL E ANN

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 WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS from the first two books

Jessica restrained her response behind tight lips and a slow nod. “I think we’re done for today.”

“Jessica!” The pain in her mom’s voice wasn’t enough to stop her from retreating to the bedroom and answering with a slam of the door.

Stripping off her clothes, she pulled on a T-shirt and jogging shorts, yanking at them as if they too had offended her.

“Want to talk about it?”

Her chin dropped to her chest on an exhale as Luke’s body pressed to her back. His arms wrapped around her shoulders, protecting her, loving her, reminding her that he was her home.

“I don’t need Dr. Jones right now. I need my Luke.”

His lips brushed the side of her neck. “And he needs you.”

She closed her eyes. “I’m scared.”

“Of what?”

“Of having …” The words caught in her throat.

“Of having what?”

“Everything I’ve ever wanted.”

“Oh, baby …” Luke turned her in his arms. “I adore you. This is happening. You deserve everything you’ve ever wanted. Instead, you’re getting me and Jones.” He grinned. “But the three of us are going to make it work anyway. Forever.”

The feel of forever beneath her lips as she pressed them to his bare chest, brought happy tears. “Cathy and Daniel were my and Jude’s godparents. I idolized their marriage, just like I do my parents’. Through everything, I’ve held this shred of hope that there is truly someone for everyone … that happily ever after really does exist. But when Cathy left Daniel, I questioned everything I held on to. Then my mom stood by her side without question, as if she somehow empathized with Cathy, and that’s bugged me for years. Why would she do that? I get forgiveness, I really do. But not once has my mom acknowledged that the affair was wrong and then today … Can you believe she asked me how I would feel if it was her and Dad instead of Cathy and Daniel? Talk about fucking with my mind and kicking my dreams in the gut.”

Their embrace intensified as if he could squeeze every last drop of doubt and insecurity from her.

“It was hypothetical.”

“What if it wasn’t? Hypothetical questions are oftentimes reality in disguise. I have this ‘friend’ who might be pregnant. What do you think ‘she’ should do?”

Luke pulled back a fraction, brows arched as he peered down at her. “Baby, are you pregnant?”

She pinched his sides until he buckled at the waist, chuckling.

“I’m not pregnant, you dimwit. I’m trying to be serious.”

“So Kelly is pregnant?”

“Luke!” Her pinch turned into a gut punch.

He grabbed the back of her neck and kissed her so hard breathing became an afterthought. Walking her back into the wall of his dress shirts that hung from hangers spaced evenly apart, he lifted her up until her back pressed to the wall. A few perfectly-starched shirts surrendered, falling to the floor.

Jessica gasped for air as lips devoured every inch of skin along her neck. “I love the way you love me. It’s … everything.

“It’s forever,” he whispered in her ear, sliding her T-shirt up her body and over her head.

´♥´♥´♥

End of Day

SYNOPSIS – END OF DAY BOOK ONE

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.

Four caskets. Two bodies.

Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.

Six months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.

Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy. But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed. Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan. He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service. He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy. 

Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don’t kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.

**THIS BOOK CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL CONTENT 18+

middle of the knight

SYNOPSIS – MIDDLE OF KNIGHT BOOK TWO

The living seek forgiveness. The dead seek revenge. 

A first love.
A last breath.
A haunting past.

Armed with a sinful past and an equally sinful body, Jackson Knight absolves his vow of celibacy to pursue Sergeant Monaghan’s unsuspecting—older—housekeeper.

Ryn Middleton, on the cusp of turning forty with a snarky daughter, a killer dog, and an abusive ex-husband, finds Jackson’s advances humorous and unbelievable. After intense negotiations including Vera Wang, Ed Sheeran, and sex four times a day, Ryn accepts Jackson’s marriage proposal on their first date. 

What could possibly go wrong? 

While struggling to lay claim to the woman of the dreams he never had, Jackson is forced to deal with a grief-stricken Jillian trying to hold on to her past without letting go of her future—the doctor who took her heart and the Sergeant who gave her a new one. 

Beyond the hope for light, lies the middle of darkness, the illusion of truth, and a haunting past. 

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About the Author

www.annajon.es

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business. 

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing. 

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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END OF DAY – BOOK ONE & MIDDLE OF KNIGHT BOOK TWO – THE JACK & JILL SERIES by JEWEL E. ANN

Romance Suspense Series:
Mysterious, quirky, suspenseful, steamy, addictive, unconventional, funny, sad, romantic and fantastic! 

Purchase Jack & Jill Series here
*End of Day Book One  (Only 99c/99p!):amazon us | amazon uk
*Middle of Knight Book Two :: amazon us | amazon uk
Dawn of Forever Book Three :: amazon us | amazon uk

End of Day

SYNOPSIS – END OF DAYS BOOK ONE

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.

Four caskets. Two bodies.

Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.

Six months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.

Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy. But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed. Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan. He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service. He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy. 

Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don’t kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.

**THIS BOOK CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL CONTENT 18+

middle of the knight

SYNOPSIS – MIDDLE OF KNIGHT BOOK TWO

The living seek forgiveness. The dead seek revenge. 

A first love.
A last breath.
A haunting past.

Armed with a sinful past and an equally sinful body, Jackson Knight absolves his vow of celibacy to pursue Sergeant Monaghan’s unsuspecting—older—housekeeper.

Ryn Middleton, on the cusp of turning forty with a snarky daughter, a killer dog, and an abusive ex-husband, finds Jackson’s advances humorous and unbelievable. After intense negotiations including Vera Wang, Ed Sheeran, and sex four times a day, Ryn accepts Jackson’s marriage proposal on their first date. 

What could possibly go wrong? 

While struggling to lay claim to the woman of the dreams he never had, Jackson is forced to deal with a grief-stricken Jillian trying to hold on to her past without letting go of her future—the doctor who took her heart and the Sergeant who gave her a new one. 

Beyond the hope for light, lies the middle of darkness, the illusion of truth, and a haunting past. 

Day Knight

**Spoiler Free for both books**
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte*

✯✯✯✯✯ Bloody Brilliant Stars for both! 

“You tore into my life…into my heart, wrecking all sense of the man I was before you. Being with you is the best part of my day…every day. You think you’re broken, but you’re not. And if you were…it wouldn’t matter. I love every. Single. Piece of you.”

BLOODY HELL!!! These books will EASILY make our Top Ten list this year!!! We can’t express enough how much we loved them! What a series! What characters! What writing! What emotions! This…this was effing fantastic!! It was as though Jewel E Ann had glimpsed into our book hearts, extracted everything we could want in a book and wrote it – because this had EVERYTHING we love and yet it wasn’t overdone. Quite the contrary, we didn’t miss a thing and still we wanted more and felt as though we haven’t come up for air since the turn of the first page.

‘There was nothing worse than feeling dead but still being alive.’

We want to give this author a standing ovation for delivering something out of the box because these books OWNED us for days as we found ourselves not letting go of our Kindles in order to snatch any spare second of reading we could…..we quite literally COULD NOT PUT THESE BOOKS DOWN! Hence why, as soon as we finished End of Day we 1Clicked Middle of the Knight!

“Loving you, Luke…it might be the only thing she knows how to do.”

Hmmm let’s see, how would we describe these books? Well, they’re dark and thrilling, they’re gritty, they’re funny as all hell, the banter is off the wall witty, they’re steamy, they’re full of emotion (we cried a few times throughout), they’re romantic and definitely SWOONY, they’re brilliantly written, full of surprises which had us in a state of euphoria as we couldn’t guess at all where this story was heading. Every turn of the page was a revelation which doesn’t happen to us very often so when it does we’re positively giddy with excitement! We really could picture this book as if we were watching a movie – it was all so beautifully descriptive and vivid!

“It’s too soon.”
“It’s never too soon to take your next breath.”
“He’s not a breath. He’s a step backwards.”

Our text messages pretty much consisted of “I fucking LOVE this book” all the way through!  Whilst the early stages of the book one had us scratching our heads in confusion, this soon made way to copious amounts of excitement, thrills, conspiracy theories, LOTS of SWOONING and a lot of guessing on our part as the author began to unveil Jude and Jessica (Jackson and Jillian’s) past and present.

It’s quite difficult to write a review about the story because really, we wouldn’t want to ruin anything for readers so we’ll mainly talk about our emotions and about how FREAKING excited we were to have found these books! Can you feel our enthusiasm??

“So are you a liar or just a real sick bitch?”
“Depends on the day.”

Every character was unique, fabulous and none felt secondary as they all added so much to the story no matter how small a part they played. Each had their own distinctive voice which guaranteed we never had to guess who was speaking ensuring the story flowed perfectly.

So, thirty two year old twin siblings Jude and Jessica Day have assumed the new identities of Jillian and Jackson Knight in order to save their lives following an incident in their past that slowly comes to light throughout  the story. They’ve been relocated to the kooky little community of Peaceful Woods which mostly consists of aged occupants who are sprightly and funny as all hell.

Sexy and unconventional Jillian and Jackson enter this community like a meteor, bringing their own brand of eccentricity with them. Let’s just say when you picture Jillian collecting her mail….you’ll never view this task as menial ever again! This girl turns collecting the mail into a seductive art form!

‘Masks were sometimes necessary. Jillian had many of them.’

Where do we begin with Jillian and Jackson? These two were bloody hysterical, fascinating and mysterious. Their banter was priceless and although they share a fiercely strong bond – love and protect one another, they’re not above dishing out some very witty insults which had us smiling from ear to ear. The sarcastic and caustic wit appealed to our sense of humours completely.

The story and relationships built at a perfect pace as we learnt through the effortless delivery of past and present switches, the life of Jill and Jack versus the life of Jessica and Jude and their story, their characters, their lives, their losses, their sacrifices were so addictively intriguing, heartbreaking and so completely engrossing!

“But that’s not where the story begins….I was Jessica then…Jessica Day.”

The cool and sexy computer nerd and former player Jackson, who decides to reinvent his philandering way, and who has a penchant for the slightly older ladies wooed us with his unorthodox ways and his ability to speak his mind. Nothing is off limits to Jackson! This guy is the epitome of HOT!

Jillian….where to start with Jillian. Jillian/Jessica has got to be one of our all-time favourite heroines. This sassy, sensual, off the wall, funny and snarky woman was such a contradiction and always kept us on our toes. With her addiction to stationary supplies giving us a good laugh, she could be as hard as nails one minute and soft as butter the next. What this girl had been through and the strength she showed was powerful. She could be as hard as she could be vulnerable. We adored her.

“What if….?
“Shh.”
he kissed her just below her ear then whispered, “No what-ifs. I’ve got this, I’ve got you…I’ll always have you.”

Luke Jones…..OH DEAR GOD! Luke Jones puts the SWOOOO in SWOON! This intelligent, somewhat nerdy, completely sexy, romantic man with a taste for argyle socks…..stole…and we mean…stole our hearts. His sense of humour was drier than the Sahara and we could picture him delivering his wit with a complete dead pan face. This guy!!!! It’s been a while since a hero has had this sort of effect on us and when you meet Dr. Jones, you’ll see why. He was passionate, sweet, commanding and when he loved…oh boy, he loved and we melted! The chemistry between Jessica and Luke was dyyyynamite! We’re still fanning ourselves after some of their scenes!

“You tore into my life…into my heart, wrecking all sense of the man I was before you, Being with you is the best of my day……”

Then there’s AJ, the sexy, grumpy war hero neighbour who seems to be devoid of a sense of humour was such a conflicting character.  The more we dug beneath his grouchy, walled exterior the more we fell in love with him. Beneath the grouchy exterior beat the heart of a beautiful man. Oh AJ, you had us in tears so many times. We fell in love with this hero!

‘She hated Luke for making her love him. She hated Jackson for making her live. She hated AJ for making her care.’

And finally Ryn, a 40 years old single mother who cleans for AJ and whose path crosses with the Knights. Ryn is rediscovering her sexuality after years of living with a man who sought to beat her confidence down any way he could. Her story was tragic yet inspiring too and she too, captured our hearts.

“Fuck forty.”
“I think you just did.”

The main players in the story Jill/Jessica, Jude/Jackson, Luke, AJ and Ryn had us hanging on their every word. Where does each character fit into the story? Oh we’re not going to tell you that! You have to find out for yourselves because that’s the fun of reading right? But what we will tell you that it’s not a love triangle. We will also tell you we met a distinctive cast of characters who we bloody loved! We enjoyed a story that had us on the edge of our seat. We experienced romance that made our hearts explode, we felt passion that had us fanning our Kindles, we encountered mystery that kept us on our toes, we fell for characters who would have us smiling and laughing one minute, confused and scratching our heads the next and even sobbing our hearts out a few times! And to top it all off, we were treated to superb writing that kept us enthralled. In short WE LOVED THESE BOOKS!! If you’re after something different then go 1click immeidately!

“That girl has gone. She died. Let. Her. Go.”

The author advises this series is complex and interconnected and due to the dual plot lines every detail matters and that skimming this book isn’t advised and we couldn’t agree more! This is not your run of the mill simple love story and the hero and heroine are not all smiles and rainbows and that’s exactly why we loved it so much!  It. Was. Different! It. Was. Entertaining! It. Was. Addictive! It was bloody fantastic! It made us feel so many emotions!

‘I felt like a leaf falling from a tree and he was the wind whispering, I’ve got you.’

So leave your thoughts at the door and jump into this one with no preconceived ideas. We did and we are in book heaven. The only downside of this book? The flippin’ HUGE book hangover which is going to be a bitch to get over! Still…it was worth it to experience such fabulous books!

 

THE JACK & JILL SERIES by JEWEL E. ANN

Purchase Jack & Jill Series here
End of Day Book One  :: amazon us | amazon uk
Middle of Knight Book Two :: amazon us | amazon uk
Dawn of Forever Pre Order now! Releasing 18th Feb :: amazon us | amazon uk

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