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.
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About Jewel: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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This book was phenomenal. It is full of emotions- emotions that are unexpected, unique and at times funny. OMG it is one of those books that will stay with you even after you have finished it.
Parker comes home after an extended absence to a strained family environment ( trust me, the family issues are so messed up and I felt for Parker) and ends up meeting her neighbor Gus when she moves into the old farmhouse across the street from her parents' house. She ends up getting to know him and she connects with him and ….falls for him. Its forbidden and wrong and Parker knows nothing good can come from it but she knows her neighbor loves his wife. Yet he happens to be the sunshine in her darkest days. We get to see how what is wrong is oh so right when the author takes what is the normal and turns everything on its head to show human nature. Then Tragedy happens and Parker’s path in life changes when she meets a man who shows her that when “Life Happens”, her world doesn’t end.
There is so much I want to say but I don’t want to give spoilers away. This is one of Jewel E Ann’s best books!! It is breathtaking, heartbreaking, angsty, perfection contemporary romance read!! This is a story that you DO NOT want to miss out on. Parker and her story is one that will take you on a roller coaster of a ride. And what a ride it is… What starts out as her returning home to the family that is strained due to her twin sister’s actions, it ends up as Parker coming to the realization what true love is but it takes tragedy to show this to her.
My Rating: 5.0 stars *****
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