When Life Happened, an all-new standalone romance from
Jewel E. Ann is now LIVE!
When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann
Publication Date: June 5th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister.
After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty-six.
Step One: Move out of her parents’ house.
Step Two: Find a job.
Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He’s an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it’s a dirty word.
He also has a wife.
Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus—again.
Step Three: Don’t judge.
Step Four: Remember— when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.
One thing I've come to learn from reading books by Jewel E. Ann is that she doesn't play safe or write the same ol'
predictable love story.
She challenges me every single time,
she surprises me even pisses me off royally, but that's exactly why I read.
I love different, risks and a story that
has a purpose.
When Life Happened encompasses
all of those things.
Go in blind!
That's what I did and boy
was I in for a treat.
I can't tell too much about the story because then I'll give too much away.
All I can say is that Parker's story is beautiful, heartbreaking but most of all life affirming.
She and the other characters hit me right in my heart. Their choices, mistakes and results of those are all about being human and learning from them.
Parker and the other characters
are all guilty of those.
What I love about WLH is Parker's growth and introspection throughout this story and how much she actually gains in the end by acknowledging herself
and her faults.
She doesn't do this all on her own.
The people she already has in her life,
her family and the ones she befriends influence her more than she knows.
Now sitting here and writing this
I'm still on a high and also mourning this extraordinary story.
Jewel E. Ann has yet again outdone herself. WLH is perfection from start to finish. Her refined prose kept me intrigued and glued to the pages.
This deserves a standing ovation.
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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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