Release Day & Review: Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann
Title: Scarlet Stone
Author: Jewel E Ann
Genre: A romantic suspense standalone
Release Date: December 10th, 2016
“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?
five (4.5) boundless stars
Scarlet Stone, is the latest from Jewel. It has a different feel from her other books I’ve read. But it’s extremely good.
Scarlet, is probably one of the most interesting, intriguing characters I’ve read. There are so many layers to Scarlet. She is strong willed but emotional. She holds strong to what she wants. I found Theo to be surprisingly likable. I was unsure at first but he grew on me. The other characters in the story also kept me entertained.
There’s so much going on through out this story. With Scarlet trying to find her way, a different life. To the mystery that surrounds all of them. There is so much raw emotion, it really tugs at your heart strings. I didn’t know what Scarlet Stone was about, I never like knowing. I just like to jump into a story and be surprised. But Jewel always surprises me on some level. They way that she brings a story to life, is really just an amazing thing.
This isn’t a puppies and unicorns read. So if you’re looking for that, I wouldn’t read Scarlet Stone. But if you want something edgy and raw. Then totally grab a copy.
Overall, I give Scarlet Stone a 4.5 Boundless Stars.
About the Author
Jewel E. Ann
Adult Contemporary Romance Author
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.
With 10 years of flossing lectures under 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 a 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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