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Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann REVIEW

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Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann REVIEW

“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?

Review

Scarlet Stone is a thirty-something Londoner who is fleeing from her old life as a con woman in England, to a new one in Tybee Island, Georgia. She changes her whole outlook on life, she wants to live a clean and simple life, enjoying all the little things.

Her flatmate is a huge man called Theodore Reed, who appears to hate Scarlet on sight, he hates her posh voice and her sudden appearance in his life. He is set on a revenge plan to help him get over the death of a loved one, and Scarlet is messing with his mind.

They fascinate each other, but they can’t be together because they are both keeping secrets that prevent them from giving into their feelings.

I adored both of these characters, they were polar opposites but fit together so well. I loved all the many facets to the story, the secrets, the emotions, the humour, and the deep and soul-wrenching love that comes when two people go on a journey together.

This was a beautiful story that I will remember for a long time to come, a well deserved five stars all round.

ARC gratefully received

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Jewel E. Ann

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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