Tuesday, September 13, 2022

REVIEW: Pieces of a Life by Jewel E Ann


 It's been a while since I've picked up a novel by Jewel E. Ann and I cannot for the life of me think of why that is. The last series I read of hers was hard to put down, just as Pieces of a Life is. In this first novel of a duet we follow the story of Josie and Colton. They're childhood best friends, first loves, and definitely not friends 17 years later. The why of that is revealed to us in flashbacks from both Josie and Colton's viewpoints as to what exactly happened and why. Mixed between those chapters are who they are now. It's the chapters from their childhood and young adulthood that really solidify the angsty bits that come later. They're so connected and integral parts of each other's lives that all the strong feelings 17 years later make sense. 

I can't lie, I really appreciated Josie's infuriating stubbornness. I liked her tenacity and her grudge, even if it maybe was a little over the top. I have a thing for my heroes and heroines really digging in when they feel wronged, and she most definitely felt that way. That being said, I liked Colton's refusal to let her stubbornness get in the way of anything they could have in their adult lives. So all in all, I really enjoyed their back and forth; they could equally give and take a lot of grief from the other one, seemingly in stride. They both have really strong personalities that clash in the most perfect way. 

Being new to this Life series, I didn't know that I was not just reading an intense romance but also a story that has a mysterious, otherworldly experience to it and I'm curious and not quite sure what to make of it, especially how book one ends. I suspect that book two will get more twisty and intense before it's all said and done, if the prologue is indicative of anything and I can't wait. Hurry up, book two!

Pieces of a Life, part one in an all new duet in the Life series by Jewel E. Ann is now live!


The summer before fourth grade, Colten Mosley moved into the house across the street from mine, and we became inseparable.

He played the piano and baseball.
I had a penchant for dead things while at the same time imagining what it would be like to kiss Colten.
We were filled with curiosity and overly active imaginations.

We were also forbidden to be more than friends.
But that didn't stop us.

Weeks before graduation, he annihilated my heart, and it's been seventeen years since the day I knew I'd hate him forever.

Now he's back in my life--a single dad and a homicide detective looking over my shoulder while I perform autopsies as one of Chicago's most gifted forensic pathologists. Then fate throws us a curveball.

Colten saves my life, but he can't erase the images that now keep me awake at night. And I can't explain them.

Am I still the girl he's always loved? Or nothing more than pieces of that life?

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Pre-order Memories of a Life releasing 9/27



Meet Jewel E. Ann

Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author with a quirky sense of humor. When she's not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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