REVIEW – TRANSCEND (Transcend Duet #1) by Jewel E. Ann

SYNOPSIS

“In another life, she was my forever.”

An unexpected tragedy leaves Professor Nathaniel Hunt a widower alone with a newborn baby.

He hires a nanny. She’s young, but well-qualified, with a simple life, a crazy name obsession, and a boyfriend she met at the grocery store.

Over time, he discovers she knows things about him—things that happened before she was born—like a hidden scar on his head, his favorite pizza, and how he cheated on a high school Spanish test.

She speaks familiar words and shares haunting memories that take him back to over two decades earlier when he lost his best friend in a tragic accident.

“I’m afraid of what’s going to happen when you realize I’m not her.”

Transcend is a sexy, mind-bending journey that uncovers possibilities, challenges beliefs, and begets the age-old question: is there life after death?

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

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

His shadowy figure ghosts toward me. I will never let this be more than an unspoken thought, but I love looking at Nate—the one in my head, the one in the picture, and the one before me. And it breaks. My. Heart. I love Griffin so completely. He’s everything. What’s left when you have everything? Nothing.

 

Mind Blown!!! I’ve said it over and over, but Jewel E. Ann is seriously one of the most talented authors out there! Her stories are so unique and I treasure them all. Every time I finish reading one of her books, I am compelled to reach out to her just to thank her for writing stories that soothe my soul. One thing you learn really quick is that she is one of the most versatile authors and never sticks to the same type of stories…this is what makes her so special! What can I say about TRANSCEND? It wasn’t anything I expected, and I was held captive by this book. It has an element that I have always been deeply intrigued by and I have to warn that there are the makings of an epic love triangle!! The two Heroes in this book are equally sexy and swoon-worthy in their own way. I am having the absolute hardest time choosing between them. Get ready to fall madly in love with this intoxicating story!

Swayze Samuels is a beautiful young woman who had an unconventional childhood. Her parents believed she was a child prodigy and sent her off to many different schools to help develop her “gift”. She felt like a normal kid and didn’t necessarily see herself as the child genius that her parents were convinced that she was. She just had a knack for knowing things that surpassed that of a child her age. At the age of twenty-one, she lives an ordinary life and has the most amazing and beautiful boyfriend who lives to worship her. After one of her sessions with her therapist, she runs into a man in the waiting room who she immediately recognizes as a long lost childhood friend. She starts reminiscing about the old days with him but the crazy thing is, he’s fifteen years older than she is and the childhood memories she brings up happened way before she was even born! WEIRD!! I had no idea what to think about this and neither did Nate–the supposed childhood best friend.

The next day, Swayze has an interview for a job as a nanny. She never is thoroughly shocked when she comes face to face with Nate, the man she met at her therapist’s office. He’s a little hesitant to hire her because of their weird encounter from the previous day but ultimately she does get the job. Nate’s wife died during childbirth and left him a widower with a beautiful baby girl named Morgan. Swayze bonds with Morgan instantly and she also can’t seem to stop herself from talking about a past with Nate that she couldn’t have possibly ever experienced. Soon Nate is starting to think that Swayze isn’t crazy because she reminds him of someone he loved and lost so long ago.

I can’t begin to tell you just how much I loved this story and how the written words of this author had me spellbound. I highlighted way too many passages in this book! I felt like my heart was put in such a terrible dilemma because while Nate is amazing in his own way, Griffin is equally sexy and wonderful. Swayze loves Griffin deeply and passionately but she also feels inexplicably drawn to Nate and even though she has these hidden feelings she stays true to her man. You can’t fault the woman for being attracted to her sexy and much older boss, and her determination to remain faithful was admirable.

There’s a little mystery that starts to develop towards the end of the book which ends with a crazy cliffhanger! I only hope that by the time we get to the conclusion that my heart remains intact!

Here are my overall ratings:

Heroes: 5+++++
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5+++++
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Heros & Heroine: 5

TRANSCEND is currently available! This is a MUST READ! Make sure you one-click. And let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this book cover! All I can say is that I think this may be one of my most favorite covers EVER!!

 

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