Title: Scarlet Stone
Author: Jewel E Ann
Genre: A romantic suspense standalone
Release Date: December 10th, 2016
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?
SHANDA'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW
Scarlet has left her home in London to return to her place of birth Savannah. I can’t really describe to you why Scarlet is there except to say she is on a spiritual journey. Her former life as a thief was toxic to her so she needs a fresh start. You will probably figure out her reason for going to Savannah as you read between the lines. But it doesn’t make it any less painful once you find out why.
“My name is Scarlet Stone, and I’m drawn to anything out of the ordinary, the crazy, the eccentric. I’ve been this way all my life.”
On the plane to Savannah she meets Nolan and finds out he has a place she can rent. After arriving she moves in but her roommate is a grumpy and mean Theodore Reed. I loved these scenes. Waiting to see what Theo would do anytime Scarlet antagonized him was fun. Theo is hiding some deep pain and he is only in the home temporarily. He is on a mission of revenge and doesn’t want anyone or anything to stand in his way. He didn’t count on Scarlet Stone messing up his life. He is annoyed by the way she speaks and basically everything she does. I loved Scarlet. She was so different and I loved to read what was going on in her head.
” My name is Scarlet Stone and the reasoning behind most everything I do is—because I can.”
All I can say is prepare yourself for a wild ride! If you have read any Jewel E. Ann books you know what I mean. This had a great mystery to solve and I was anxiously turning the pages to get to the reveal. Scarlet Stone definitely hits you in the feels with the heavy angsty emotion. It is deep and painful but very moving. This is definitely a story you need to look deeper into and believe in miracles. The miracle part didn’t work for me but that is the skeptic in me. This was another fabulous read by Jewel E. Ann. As always her stories are a unique reading experience. I think you are going to love the grumpy Theo and the quirky Scarlet Stone.
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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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