REVIEW – SCARLET STONE by Jewel E. Ann

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SYNOPSIS

“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?

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Love is a brutal emotion. That’s how I’m certain, beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s our sole purpose in life. Love is the heartbeat of our existence—the essence of humanity. In every life we try to do it better.

Love is maddening. It robs all reason and leaves us drowning in desperation and fear. Desperate to hold on to everything that makes each breath worth taking. Fearful that the very air that fills our lungs is that love. One cannot live without air. Can one live without love?

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Seriously, I have just had my mind blown again by the incomparable writing of Jewel E Ann. She has managed to leave me with feelings of total exhilaration and utter tragic loss within the same breath. I had to put the book on hold only due to the fact I had a number of reviews due last week, and I am so thankful for that because I truly got to savor this story but now I feel so lost. How do I go on after reading such a masterpiece??!! Jewel’s writing is hands-down, EXQUISITE in SCARLET STONE!! I fell in love with her words! I lost count over how many quotes I ended up highlighting! Her words gave me chills. I swear there were so many “feels” being invoked while reading this one. It is definitely on the top of my BEST OF 2016 list!! The story, Heroine, and Hero are what makes this a truly unforgettable read!!

Scarlet Stone is a skilled thief and computer hacker who has given up her life of crime and chosen the straight and narrow path of a law abiding citizen. Her change in direction has a lot to do with the fact that her father is in jail serving a ten-year sentence for a crime that she committed. He took the fall for his beloved daughter. Scarlet is now on a path to discovery. Certain life altering circumstances have her leaving her old life behind in London and searching for answers where it all began for her in Savannah, Georgia. She ends up meeting someone on the plane who has a house on Tybee Island in which a room is available to rent. What her new landlord fails to mention is that she will have to share the house with an incredibly HOT but seriously SURLY man. Scarlet and Theo don’t start off on the best of terms. Theo is anything but cordial towards her and oftentimes he exhibits a very antagonistic scary demeanor towards her.

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Scarlet is not one to be intimidated and so she makes it her mission to break through Theo’s hardcore exterior and soon these two are giving into their animalistic passion for each other. HOLY HELL ladies, Theo is going to set some panties on fire!! It’s obvious these two have white hot chemistry and both go into it knowing there is an expiration date on their time together. Scarlet is only in town for six months and Theo plans on leaving as soon as he finishes renovating the house they are both inhabiting. Unfortunately for the both of them, deep feelings spark and when it’s time to part ways they’ve both left an indelible imprint on each other’s hearts.

”There are no words for what I’ve done to us—to you.” Sorrow deepens in his eyes. ”You will be my greatest masterpiece. I will build you with the strongest materials. Nothing will be rushed. Even if it takes a lifetime…every little detail will be perfect.”

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There was a side story going along that will impact everything and everyone so dramatically! I mean that just goes to show you how truly brilliant a storyteller Jewel is!!

I normally am all about the Hero when I read my books and Theo is definitely going to be added to my Top Book Boyfriends list, BUT, it is the Heroine that I adored so much!! I loved Scarlet’s ability to love fiercely through adversity and just her kick-ass feisty attitude!!

SCARLET STONE is a true GEM!! There aren’t enough stars to rate this book! If you haven’t gotten to it yet, make sure you bump this to the top of your TBRs!!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dlsNPi
iBooks: http://apple.co/2eeitrX
B&N: http://bit.ly/2eAeySo

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