Thursday, July 28, 2016

One by Jewel E. Ann Is Now Available & Reviewed

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.


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.”

***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.***

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I love Lake Jones. I have a serious girl crush on her. I cannot even begin to express how glad I am that Jewel E. Ann decided to take the scene from Dawn of Forever, when Lake and Cage met, and give them a second chance because not only did they deserve it, the world needs more characters like Lake in it. A survivor who owns her personal brand of crazy, who’s not afraid to live because she’s afraid of being embarrassed, and whose mouth gets away from her in the most hilarious of ways. More importantly, someone who understands how unpredictable life is and loves with her whole heart because of it.

While One is a spin-off of the Jack & Jill series, it is not a romantic suspense novel. It’s a contemporary romance with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and steam. It is not a fluffy romance because both Cage and Lake have baggage, and because their past is entwined due to an extremely intense situation, their related baggage is rather significant – and is why you shouldn’t read this first book if you plan on reading the Jack & Jill series. Yet despite the people that connect their pasts, they cannot resist fanning the flame that was struck between them three years earlier. Even though Cage’s position as Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback and the fame, groupies, and crazy schedule that come with it serve as obstacles for them to overcome, it is the minefield of who Cage’s father and Lake’s sister-in-law were that may be the biggest hurdle in their relationship. Yet even as they navigate the rocky road they find themselves on, balancing Cage’s football career and Lake’s fitness modeling with their developing relationship won’t be easy, but neither of them is willing to waste their second chance. So while the tabloids trump up stories about affairs and they each experience demands within their career they weren’t expecting, they hang onto their time together almost desperately, because both understand that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Even as they strive to take life one moment, one chapter at a time, Cage and Lake are reminded more than once that some moments are only fleeting, no matter how hard you hold onto them.

This won’t be a shocker to anyone who as read Ann’s writing, but I cried. More than once. I actually bawled at the beginning of chapter thirty-eight and didn’t even know for sure what was happening. Why? Because I do believe in premonitions and Cage’s opening of that chapter ripped my heart out. That wasn’t the only time I cried, just the time I cried the hardest. Just like Lake and Penny’s conversations had me cracking up nearly every time they occurred, it was Trzy crashing Kong’s party that had me laughing the hardest. As for the moment that elicited the strongest combination of tears and laughter – Cage’s announcement at the end of the book and his inclusion of a visual aide. But this is why I love Ann’s writing so much, she makes me laugh and cry (separately and at the same time), she makes me fall in love, she breaks my heart and she heals it…she makes me FEEL. One is yet another excellent addition to Jewel E. Ann’s body of work and I’m looking forward to the book’s release so I can get my hands on the final copy in order to read the bonus epilogue. Well played, Ann. Well played.

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of One by Jewel E. Ann to read and review.

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