REVIEW – End of Day (Jack & Jill, #1) by Jewel E. Ann

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Synopsis:

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.

Six 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.

**This book contains explicit language, sexual content, and violence. 18+

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC provided by Netgalley}

“I gave her my love, but you…you took it. You took everything. I never had a choice. You tore into my life…into my heart, wrecking all sense of the man I was before you. Being with you is the best part of my day…every day. You think you’re broken, but you’re not. And if you were…it wouldn’t matter. I love every. Single. Piece of you.” ~ Luke

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When I started reading this book, I didn’t know what to make of it. I would classify this is a sexy dark comedy. I don’t think I have ever read a dark comedy and I wasn’t really sure if this was going to be my cuppa.

I’m so very happy to report to you, that I really ended up liking this book a lot. This makes me so relieved because I adore Jewel and I have yet to dislike anything I’ve read by her.

The story begins at a funeral. There are four people being buried. Jessica and Jude’s parents, and then Jessica & Jude, themselves!! The kicker is that Jude and Jessica are very much alive! I’m a little fuzzy on the why, but these two end up in the witness protection program. Their father was a DEA agent and the two siblings have been trained in all ways of self defense by top government agencies. They’re a pretty kick ass duo.

So they are saying good bye to their old lives in San Francisco, and saying goodbye to Jude & Jessica Day. Jessica is suffering from a tremendous broken heart, because she’s also saying goodbye to her love, Luke!! He was once her psychiatrist. She was seeing him because she suffered through a seriously f’d up, traumatic experience when she was a teenager. It has left her a shell of the girl she used to be. She can’t get close to any man because she is incapable of letting a man take control and she has the compulsion to make men bleed, either by scratching or biting them.

Now Jessica and Jude, are relocating to Omaha, where they will be known as Jillian and Jackson Knight. They live in a community mainly inhabited by senior citizens. Jackson works as a piano teacher and Jillian sells sex toys at people’s houses. Kind of like a kinky tupperware party. She also does the odd job around the neighborhood.

She ends up meeting and becoming extremely attracted to their next door neighbor, AJ. He’s a 42 year old Air Force Sergeant, who suffers from PTSD. He’s quite sexy but also very surly. Try as he might, he just is unable to resist Jillian. These two are just all kinds of HOT together!!

Honestly, I don’t want to say any more about this one. I just gave you all a little bit of background. I really don’t want to spoil this for you and I will admit the story started to win me over once I got to the 75% mark. I had a bit of trouble with it but once I got more of the past, I was so very hooked.

I’m going to say it LOUD and say it PROUD, I am TEAM LUKE!!! Can you tell by my collage?? I mean I used David Gandy for the casting! I want Luke and Jessica to be together. I liked AJ, but to me Luke is the one!!

This ended on quite a cliffy. Thank goodness the next book is out!

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