Review: Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann

Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann
Release Date: 2016
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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"“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?"

I LOVE Jewel E. Ann's books. I'm currently on a quest to read everything she's written. So far everything has been phenomenal, but this book was a little much for me. Her writing is entrancing and all consuming. Once I start her books I cannot put them down, and this book was no different. Kids? What kids? Dishes? What dishes? My house is a wreck but hey, my heart is happy!! While I flew through this crazy story I was often cringing or shaking my head.

Scarlet Stone follows Scarlet, or Ruby, on a search for peace. She lets go of her past and embarks on a journey for her future. On this journey she shares a home with Thor, I mean Theo. From encounter one I was not a fan of their relationship.. For someone who seems so strong her choices made her weak. Without giving too much away, their angry passion made me cringe. It was upsetting the way he treated her and yet she still followed him like a puppy. He has a devastating past but I'm sorry. No. Especially at the end, I wanted a different outcome for her. And his moods would go from one extreme to another. 

Like I said, beautiful writing but just not my cup of tea, or carrot juice. Still a solid read! And check out her other books! You won't be disappointed!


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