Tuesday, November 17, 2015


End of Day ( Jack & Jill #1 )



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.
Middle of Knight ( Jack & Jill #2 )


The living seek forgiveness. The dead seek revenge.

A first love.
A last breath.
A haunting past.

Armed with a sinful past and an equally sinful body, Jackson Knight absolves his vow of celibacy to pursue Sergeant Monaghan’s unsuspecting—older—housekeeper.

Ryn Middleton, on the cusp of turning forty with a snarky daughter, a killer dog, and an abusive ex-husband, finds Jackson’s advances humorous and unbelievable. After intense negotiations including Vera Wang, Ed Sheeran, and sex four times a day, Ryn accepts Jackson’s marriage proposal on their first date.

What could possibly go wrong?

While struggling to lay claim to the woman of the dreams he never had, Jackson is forced to deal with a grief-stricken Jillian trying to hold on to her past without letting go of her future—the doctor who took her heart and the Sergeant who gave her a new one.

Beyond the hope for light, lies the middle of darkness, the illusion of truth, and a haunting past.
Wow! End of Day is a fantastic read. It took me longer than I liked to read it, but I still really liked it. I think the past and present switching made it harder to me to follow for some reason and I don’t usually have trouble with that. I was stuck in the past more with Luke and Jessica so it was hard to focus on Jillian and AJ. As I neared the end of the book my panic grew, I still had so many questions and thoughts I had going on in my head. “oh no, is he really a bad guy?” “Is Luke coming back?” “No I don’t want that to happen”. I was on the edge of my seat.

I loved the relationship between Jack and Jill. They were so funny and interesting. The one liners and the banter in this book were fabulous. Jill was especially funny but underneath she was extremely vulnerable. Her torment isn’t revealed until close to the end and it was dark and sad. I seriously want her to find her way to some happiness.

I am diving into book two ASAP! I need to know more about the AJ and Jill situation and what happened with Luke. I can’t wait to learn more about Jack! Sexy computer nerd that wears glasses, loves the older ladies, and would do anything for his sister. YES PLEASE!!

If you love books with a layered plot plus unique and complicated characters you will love End of Day.
End of Day ( Book 2 Jack & Jill series ) delves deeper into Jill and who she is and why she came to be that way. We also finally get to know more about Jack and what he is dealing with.

This book made me laugh one minute and cry the next. I was definitely more invested in Jill and AJ in this book but damn, the stuff happening with AJ gutted me. I loved getting more of Luke and Jessica’s story and I can’t wait for the conclusion to that.

Jackson and Ryn were interesting. I loved the stuff that came out Jackson’s mouth and Ryn was hysterical with her aversion to the words fuck, pussy, and cock. Jackson frustrated me with his all in determination to win Ryn over and then he backs off. I understand he is messed up and has stuff to deal with, but Ryn is already struggling with self-esteem. It seemed unfair.

This series is really well done. I love the complicated characters and the mysterious storyline. I really need to know more about G.A.I. L. The humor is this series is top notch and mixed with the darker theme it works well.

Now anyone that knows me will tell you I don’t like trilogies so I can’t explain why I picked this up knowing book three isn’t due until February. I do break my own rules occasionally. LOL! I picked up book one just to peak and was immediately intrigued and the writing is well done. If you want something completely different you should give this series a try.



Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her 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 at 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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