May 28, 2018

5*Review: LOOK THE PART by Jewel E Ann


Author: Jewel E. Ann

Source: KU


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.

My take…

As Flint turns to follow behind him, I grab his wrist. Flint looks over his shoulder at my hand on him.
“Sometimes the world ends and forgets to take you with it. I get it.”

You know that a book is good if you spend your late night hours reading, only to wake up early on one of the first days of summer break to finish it. And over the past few days I have done nothing but read Jewel E. Ann books. It has been a real treat coming across a new to me author and then drinking up their books. They are just that good!

The relationships that formed between everyone was some of the best I have read. They made me smile, they made me laugh and they even had me hurting. I loved the boss/employee relationship between Flint and Amanda. She kept him on his toes so that he was having to “fire" her on a daily basis. I would laugh out loud at all their scenes. Then the one with Ellen and Harrison, Flint’s son, was sweet and touching. She and Harrison connected in a way that Flint had yet to do with his son.

But the best of all was the one between Flint and Ellen. Theirs was beautiful, yet delicate. Captivating, but slightly tragic at times. So many obstacles stood in their way just when Flint was ready to live again. I could not get enough of them and their story.

Humorous, romantic and heartbreaking, LOOK THE PART had me where I didn’t want to put it down. Because who really needs sleep anyhow? Now I just need to determine what book of Ann’s to read next. 5 Definite Must Read Stars!!

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