Monday, 24 August 2015

REVIEW: End of Day (Jack & Jill, Book 1) by Jewel E Ann

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Meet Jack & Jill in End of Day by Jewel E Ann!  
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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.

Four 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.




Seeing this is my 2nd Jewel read, I knew she would surprise me again with this one just like she did with my first read (Only Trick), and indeed she has!

Don’t mind me when I bring up my own failing and say that I didn’t realize that this is a series. And in doing so, I was confused and a tad emotional when I got to the ending. As well, I have to add that it wasn’t just because I realized only at the end that it’s a series but because the whole story made me feel that… in a good way.

Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself here. First of all, I want to acknowledge the cover. I think this is one of the more gorgeous ones I’ve seen in a while. Second, that blurb! I’m telling you, Jewel does well sucking me in with just her blurb. Third, with her story lines, so far, Jewel has managed to surprise me with the direction she takes things; I just know I’ll be reading something unique. With this story, I definitely got that.

With this story, I got something unique, yes, and it gave me romance, drama, humor, heartbreak, smexy times, suspense, and a whollota’ emotions… I just totally enjoyed the dynamics, whether between the MCs or with the side characters. The funny moments got me laughing out loud. The dark moments broke my heart. The unbridled attraction made me catch my breath a few times… a whollota’ emotions…

Where the confusion came in for me will be highly subjective. As far as the storyline is concerned, delving into the past more than I expected just made me lose focus on who to root for, and I didn’t quite like that. I’m simple that way. I can only root for one and when I’m forced to focus my attention elsewhere and make me care more than I want to for someone I wasn’t planning to, the feeling of enjoyment goes away a little. Weird, I know… Oh Jewel, what are you doing to me???... And the 3rd-person multiple POVs threw me off a little too. It might make a diff to some but not others. Again, like I said, highly subjective concerns.

Ultimately, Jewel’s writing is tight, witty and not patronizing at all, if that makes sense (which I hope it will, if you’ve read the book). The dialogues are reflective of real lives, or I think it is at least. I just know I will be continuing with this series, regardless of who the focus is and the outcome. Luckily, Jewel have mentioned that the 2nd book might be released earlier than anticipated. Yay!


About the Author

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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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