Thursday, February 1, 2018



“Look The Part is my new top favorite from the inimitable Jewel E. Ann. Delightfully quirky, funny but deeply emotional, Look The Part was pitch perfect. I loved everything about this five-star read!” - USA Today bestseller Ella James

Look the Part, an all-new “emotional and breathtaking” standalone from

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Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office.

All the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.

Until …

Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.

The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly-humming redhead who's too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.

This woman …

She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind.

Still …

She must go.

Their lust-hate relationship escalates into something beautiful and tragic. This sexy, romantic-comedy explores the things we want, the things we need, and the impossible decisions parents and children make to survive.


There’s something thrilling, even a little forbidden, about a man in a perfectly-tailored suit. Flint Hopkins wears the hell out of a three-piece suit. Not a single wrinkle. Not a hair out of place. Not a scuff mark on his shiny shoes. His lips move, but all I hear is “I wore this suit for you today” as his hands make their rounds: caressing the buttons on his jacket, twisting his cufflinks, and adjusting his tie. It’s sophisticated fidgeting. “You said you’re a therapist, not a music teacher.” Observant men are sexy too. “I did. And I am. Specifically, I’m a music therapist. Do you want me to explain what a music therapist does?” “No. I just want you to look for a different space to rent. I’ll give you two weeks.” He turns and makes it out the door in three long strides. My toes are on his heels in seconds, chasing him down the stairs. “Wait? You’re evicting me?” “I’m giving you notice.” “Notice? You’re kicking me out for what? Doing my job?” “Preventing me from doing mine.” He pushes through the door at the bottom of the stairs and makes a sharp right. “Hey, Boss, how’d it—” Amanda’s gaze moves from Flint to me as I follow him into his office. “Hi, Amanda. Would you happen to have the name of a good real estate attorney? I may need to sue my landlord for wrongful eviction.” “Um …” Flint turns, halting my forward momentum a second shy of slamming into his chest. “Shut my door, Amanda.” His eyes narrow. I don’t care how hot this guy looks in a suit. I won’t recoil under his glower. “Please leave it open, Amanda. I may need you to be my witness.” Arrogance tugs at his mouth. “A witness?” “For when you threaten me.” He unbuttons his jacket and takes a step back. A whoosh of oxygen leaves my chest like it’s attached to him. The man has an air of confidence and mystery about him that commands attention. When he turned around to face me a few seconds ago, I sensed the slightest agitation in his narrowed eyes and flared nostrils, but not anymore. It’s not hard to imagine Flint Hopkins in a courtroom—cool, calculated, ruthless. “You seem to be an intelligent person, so surely you can see how the noise level of your profession could distract me from doing mine. I think sharing space with other businesses is not a good idea. You need a building of your own or maybe you should work out of your house.” “I live in an apartment. And I’m sorry, Mr. Money Bags, but I don’t have the cash flow to buy or rent a building all to myself. You’re an attorney. How often are you even in your office? And when you are, what are you doing that requires complete silence? Charming snakes? Narrating audio books?”

Shanda - 5 “ROMANCE at it’s best” stars

“Sex in a Suit” Flint Hopkins has just leased office space to the sexy and frustrating Ellen Rodgers. Much to Flint’s annoyance (and lack of observation before he signed the contract HA!) Ellen is a music therapist. Loud music is messing with Flint’s days practicing law and driving him insane. Plus, Ellen cannot keep her hands off Flint. The woman can’t have a conversation with Flint without touching him, getting in his personal space, or adjusting his suits. Her flirtations are wreaking havoc on him. To make matters worse Flint’s son Harrison has taking a liking to Ellen and her pet RATS making it harder for Flint to evict her.

Look the Part is witty banter at its best. I could not keep a smile off of my face with every word spoken between these two. Despite the laughs and funny banter, Ellen and Flint are both dealing with pain from their pasts. They both desperately want to take a leap but is it really the best time for them to be together? Ending things is easier said than done. Events beyond their control force them to take a hard look at where they are going.

As with all of Ms. Ann's heroines I loved Ellen. She is feisty and funny and just what Flint needed. Flint was a man resigned to paying penance the rest of his life but he truly is a good man. He made me laugh and cry. I especially loved how hard he tried when it came to Harrison. He also made me swoon pretty damn hard that last 30% of the book. Thank you so much Jewel Ann for writing Flint’s story. I knew as soon as he hit the page in ONE that I had to have his story. I love a tortured soul and this story paid off for me, BIG TIME.


Flint Hopkins is existing through a life of regret and responsibility. The prologue sets the book up nicely so we understand exactly why he feels this way. What Flint never expected was to feel alive again, especially with his pesky music therapy tenant, Ellen Rodgers.

Ellen quite literally can't keep her hands off of Flint. She loves to touch him, adjusting his suit whenever he's in close proximity. Elle throws Flint off kilter and he's really not sure how to respond to her, or what he's feeling for her. Flint's son Harrison takes an immediate liking to Elle, her music and her rat babies.

When circumstances draw Elle and Flint apart amid their fledgling romance, they must decide whether it's time to sink or swim. Flint really surprised me with his declaration towards Elle at this point; he's really showing her how much he cares for her, despite their circumstances and their separation. The last 25% really had me smiling quite a bit. Overall, a really well-done story.

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About Jewel:
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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