The Reading Cafe 6th Anniversary Giveaway Celebration with Jewel E Ann

The Reading Cafe 6th Anniversary Giveaway Celebration with Jewel E Ann

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Jewel E Ann is graciously offering winner’s choice of a signed paper copy of WHEN LIFE HAPPENED or LOOK THE PART.

There will be ONE (1) winner: ONE (1) commenter will receive his or her choice of a signed paper copy of either WHEN LIFE HAPPENED or LOOK THE PART

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Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

LOOK THE PART by Jewel E Ann-Review, Excerpt  and Giveaway

LOOK THE PART
by Jewel E Ann
Release Date: January 29,2018
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

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ABOUT THE BFOOK: Release Date January 29, 2018

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.

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REVIEW: LOOK THE PART by Jewel E. Ann is a contemporary, adult, stand alone, erotic romance story line focusing on thirty five year old high-powered attorney and single father Flint Hopkins, and thirty two year old music therapist Ellen Rodgers.

Told from dual first person points of view (Ellen and Flint) LOOK THE PART follows the antagonistic relationship between attorney Flint Hopkins, and music therapist Ellen Rodgers- a woman who pushes all of Flint’s buttons when he discovers that his new office tenant is a music therapist whose clients play a little too loud for his own peace of mind. Intending to evict his new tenant Flint finds himself falling for the woman who has captured his twelve –year old son’s heart. For weeks Flint and Elle will go head to head in a battle of wills and palpable sexual attraction until Elle is called home for a family emergency. What ensues is the push and pull of a building relationship between a man whose demons continue to knock at the door, and one woman whose own history of love is marred by the memories of pain and broken love.

Flint Hopkins is a single father to his autistic twelve-year old son Harrison-a high functioning autistic young man with Asperger’s syndrome, whose high level intelligence tends to interfere in normal everyday life. Harrison struggles with the world but finding a kindred spirit in Elle Rodgers’ and her family of rats, Harrison begins to show promise in his musical abilities but his father’s continuous need to push Elle away begin to interfere in their daily lives. Flint Hopkins is a man with a past that haunts his very existence; survivor’s remorse and a sense of guilt that eats away at his ability to love until Ellen Rodgers enters his life.

Ellen Rodgers is a spunky, sassy female lead who finds herself falling for a man broken by the past; a man who believes he is unworthy of love; and a man whose grief and guilt eat away one memory at a time.

The relationship between Elle and Flint is one of immediate attraction that is tempered by Flint’s inability to accept Ellie and all that she is. Elle is a tactile kind of person who likes to touch and be touched but Flint is a man whose walls do not allow for the closeness he once desired. Broken and battered, Flint goes through the motions until Elle enters his life. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

We are introduced to Elle’s father Jonathan Anderson-a retired tailor; Elle’s friend and hospital co-worker / Flint’s neighbour Dr. Abigail Hamilton: Flint’s son Harrison Hopkins; his parents Gene and Camilla; and Flint’s all-knowing and long-suffering PA Amanda.

LOOK THE PART has a little bit of everything: romance, love, heartbreak, loss, emotional pain, passion and a happily ever after. The premise is inviting, wondrous and inspiring; the romance is captivating, emotional and energetic; the characters are spirited, playful, courageous and real. Jewel E Ann has an amazing talent telling stories that will resonate long after the book is closed.

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Reviewed by Sandy

 

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?” 


 

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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When Life Happened by Jewel E Ann-Review and Book Tour

WHEN LIFE HAPPENED by Jewel E Ann-Review and Book Tour

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When Life Happened

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 5, 2017

Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister.

After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty-six.

Step One: Move out of her parents’ house.

Step Two: Find a job.

Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He’s an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it’s a dirty word.

He also has a wife.

Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus—again.

Step Three: Don’t judge.

Step Four: Remember— when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.

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REVIEW: WHEN LIFE HAPPENED by Jewel E Ann is a stand alone, passionate, emotional and heartbreaking romance story line that follows one woman, two men, three families, and a whole lotta tears, challenges, inspiration and love.

Told from several third person points of view WHEN LIFE HAPPENED follows twenty six year old Parker Cruse as she traverses the minefield called life. From menial job to menial job Parker has yet to find what it is, or who, that makes her happy. She thought, she had found love, but he found someone else; she thought she found love, a second time, but fate had other plans; she thought she found love, a third time, but the truth not only set her free, but freed her from a love she never knew existed.

Jewel E Ann’s WHEN LIFE HAPPENED is a beautiful tale of one woman’s struggle to find love and happiness but the reality of life, and everything it has to offer, isn’t always meant to be. WHEN LIFE HAPPENED is an emotional, heartbreaking, passionate look at life, love and everything in between. Jewel E Ann’s ability to weave an engaging, refreshing, and controversial tale is incredible; the drama of heartbreak, the passion of romance, and the destruction of loss, are but a few of the emotional ‘feels’ Jewel E Ann intertwines into an inspiring and powerful tale of seduction and love.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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“You … you tried to seduce me.” Anger fueled her fight, overriding how terrified she felt being feet from naked Gus.
He laughed. That fed her anger even more.
“I wasn’t seducing you. I was making a point.” He slipped on a white T-shirt.
“Bullshit. I was there.”
“Precisely. Then you should know that I wasn’t seducing you.” He grabbed her shoulders and steered her away from the entrance to his closet.
She turned, relieved to find him dressed. “I felt you.” Her eyes narrowed.
He smirked. “You did, did you?”
Heat spread up her neck and burned her cheeks. Discussing Gus’s erection in his bedroom with Sabrina out of town qualified as the most inappropriate conversation she had ever had. “You’re such an ass. Just tell me why?”
Twisting his lips to the side, he narrowed his eyes. “You’re young. You think the world is so black and white. In your fairy-tale world, love is a magic wand spreading trails of glitter and granting happily ever afters.”
Parker stepped closer, knowing the lion could pull her into his den. “I don’t believe in fairytales.”
“No?” He shrugged. “Then I guess I made my point.”
“I don’t get your stupid point!” Her fingernails dug into her hands as she clenched them.
Gus leaned forward, putting them at eye level. She held her ground, even though his proximity made her body tremble.
“Someone cheated on you. And you’re so fucking mad about it because you can’t understand it. But love is an emotion that resides in your head and your proverbial heart. It has to be nurtured to grow or it dies. But … desire … it’s instinctual. Physical. Carnal. And when it wants its way, your brain shuts down and the only heart you hear is that blood-pumping organ in your chest. A slave to your desire, readying your body to do one thing and one thing only …” He leaned into her ear and whispered, “Get. Off.”
August Westman proved he was the devil. Parker became the worst possible version of herself in his presence. He drugged her with his words, pulled her under with his confidence, and stole her innocence with a whisper. 

 

About the Author

Jjewel e annJewel 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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The Reading Cafe 5th Anniversary Celebration with Jewel E Ann

The Reading Cafe 5th Anniversary Celebration with Jewel E Ann

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Jewel E Ann is graciously offering a a paper/print copy of ONE

ONE (1) commenter will receive a paper/print copy of ONE by Jewel E Ann

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Scarlet Stone by Jewel E Ann-a review

SCARLET STONE by Jewel E. Ann-a review

Scarlet Stone

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 10, 2016

“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?

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REVIEW: SCARLET STONE by Jewel E. Ann is a stand alone, slightly paranormal, dark romance story line focusing on third generation thief Scarlet ‘Ruby’ Stone, and musician/handyman Theodore ‘Theo’ Reed.

Told from dual first person points of view (Scarlet and Theo) SCARLET STONE is a story line steeped in emotional and physical anger, betrayal, revenge, falling in love and letting go. Scarlet Stone is a woman whose life is changing. With her father, Oscar Stone, serving twenty years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, British citizen Scarlet Stone heads to America where her future unfolds. On the plane, Scarlet will meet American Nolan Moore who offers her a place to stay, in Savannah Georgia, while our heroine considers her future-a future with an expiry date and no time for a relationship or love. Meeting Theodore Reed, her housemate, and soon to be lover finds our heroine falling in love with an angry, bitter and obstinate man whose plans do not include Scarlet Stone. What ensues is the push and pull; yin and yang between two people whose lives will collide when lies, betrayal, and the truth are revealed.

Jewel E Ann writes an amazing story line about an eccentric heroine; a bitter and vengeful (anti) hero; and a past that will collide with the present as Scarlet searches for the truth. SCARLET STONE is a passionate tale; a chaotic collision; a back and forth between two people whose lives are tragic; whose souls are broken. The premise is heartbreaking and intoxicating; the romance is aggressive and impassioned; the characters are dramatic and intense.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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About The Author Black and Red

Jjewel e annJewel 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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Scarlet Stone

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Title: Scarlet Stone
Author: Jewel E Ann
Genre: A romantic suspense standalone
Release Date: December 10th, 2016

Synopsis:

“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?

About The Author Black and Red

Jjewel e annewel 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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One by Jewel E. Ann-Review, Book tour & Giveaway

ONE by Jewel E. Ann-Review and Book Tour

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 28, 2016

Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated.

Until …

God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier.

It was one day.
One moment.
One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love.

His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend.

When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world.

“We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.

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REVIEW: ONE by Jewel E. Ann is a contemporary, adult, stand alone/spin off, romance story focusing on NFL rookie quarterback Cage Monaghan, and Lake Jones. Cage is the son of JT Monaghan, and Lake is the sister of Luke Jones both characters previously introduced in Jewel’s Jack and Jill series. The story line advances the Jack and Jill series and events several years.

Told from dual first person points of view (Cage and Lake) ONE is a story of second chances. Years earlier, Lake and Cage met at Cage’s father’s funeral, and although neither one was thinking about the future, one kiss meant everything to our leading couple. Fast forward several years, where Cage is now a starring quarterback in the NFL, and Lake is a cover model for cutting-edge prosthetics. What ensues is a rekindling of attraction, and a second chance for two people whose lives connected through grief, loss and the feisty Jillian Knight aka Jessica Day three years before. Cage never forgot the ‘one’ that got away; and Lake has never forgotten their forbidden kiss.

ONE is an inspiring and endearing story of romance; a seduction of the mind; a tale that will awaken the heart and the soul. Jewel E Ann’s ONE is an emotional free fall where one man has found the person that completes his life; where one woman who has fought against the odds, has survived to grab hold of the stars, reaching for the moon and taking a chance on the future. Cage and Lake’s chemistry is unmistakable; their sexual attraction is off the charts. There are plenty of humorous moments; witty banter and sexual innuendo enveloped by a love story meant to arouse the senses. The premise is brilliant and wondrous; the characters are incredible, impulsive and dynamic; the romance is heartwarming, captivating and emotional. ONE is a truly, spectacular story; a well written and imaginative tale about two people destined by fate whose lives connected three years earlier through grief and loss. Jewel E Ann’s writing is intoxicating; the words on the page but a path to beautiful tale.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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About the author

Jjewel e annewel 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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Release Date: July 28, 2016
Genre: new adult, contemporary, romance

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Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated.

Until …

God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier.

It was one day.
One moment.
One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love.

His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend.

When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world.

“We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.

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“Wow. Nice basement. Or shrine. It really is more of a shrine.”

Cage laughed, taking our luggage into the bedroom. My eyes remained glued to the wall.

“I’m glad you see the humor in it so I won’t feel so bad when I say, ‘Oh. My. God.’ I mean, common sense tells me there has to be a wall behind all these posters and photos, but without that common sense it really does look like the posters and photos are the wall.” I stepped closer, inspecting the non-existent spacing between the frames.

Cage in high school.
Cage in college.
Cage with Minnesota.
Cage receiving award after award.
Cage.
Cage.
Cage.

“My mom is my number one fan.”
“No shit. I’d considered taking on the role myself, but clearly I’m way out of my league.”
He swept my hair off to one side and kissed my neck, pressing his body to my back. “Have I told you today how beautiful you are?”
“No. N-not yet.” I closed my eyes as his hands slid under my shirt, finding their way to my breasts.
“You are. You’re so damn beautiful in every way.”
His touch made me crazy. The ending of my cycle made me horny. The combination of both made me not care where we were. I turned in his arms. My grin screamed come hither.
“Couch, Monaghan.”
He quirked a brow.
“Don’t make me say it again.”
He smirked, taking several steps back before flopping onto the enormous brown sectional. I grabbed one of his tennis shoes and pulled it off and then the other. His socks followed suit.
“Can you feel it, Monaghan? You’re getting ready to score again. What if your off-season record surpasses your regular-season record?” I “shrugged off my shirt.
His gaze dropped to my chest. “I love when you talk my language.”
I slipped off my shoe. Each item of clothing got tossed in a different direction for theatrics.
My favorite dimples came out, approving of my strip tease.
“Mind if I lose the leg?” I asked.
He shook his head. There really were no words to describe how his lack of any sort of reaction made me feel.
Not one flinch.
Not one nervous glance at my leg.
Not one second of hesitation.
It was as if I asked whether we could listen to music while having sex. Cage didn’t see my disability. He found every version of me sexy. I found my heart hurting from the fear that someday he would look at me and think “Holy, shit! You’re missing part of your leg.”
With equal flair, I tossed my leg over the back of the couch and straddled his waist in just my black bra and panties.
“I think we can be honest with each other, Monaghan, so I’m going to let you in on a little female secret.”
He tore his eyes from my breasts and met my gaze.
“By the end of a woman’s cycle or period as you don’t like to call it…” he rolled his eyes “…we are horny, as in, there is probably a twenty-four to forty-eight hour gap where you could fuck a woman senseless and she’d still beg for more.”
His Adam’s apple bobbed, swallowing that little nugget of information. “Shit! I brought you to my mom’s house during your fuck-me-senseless time.”
I shrugged, reaching behind me and unfastening my bra which got tossed over the couch as well. “Rookie mistake, Monaghan. Now … the real question is…” I wet my lips while unfastening his jeans “…what part of my body is going to give you your first orgasm tonight?” ”

“Jesus, Lake …” His breath caught just as I finished pulling down his zipper.

About The Author

Jjewel e annewel 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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