About the Book:
I’m the wrong guy in the right place the night I steal Tatum Bradshaw from another man. When she mistakes me for her blind date, I decide she deserves a man who shows up on time … like me. Emmett Riley, Mr. Punctual.
Once I confess my true identity and convince her I’m not a creep—just a thief—it’s only a matter of time before my sexy smile and quick wit claim her heart, her hand in marriage, and the perfect life.
Unfortunately, perfection is an illusion, like the promises of our wedding vows. No one can prepare for the unimaginable—the heartbreaking exception to all the rules in life.
When thirty seconds destroys everything, I have to find a new existence and keep my promise to always love our daughter, Lucy, the most.
For Lucy, I will keep a secret, and I will watch my wife drift into the arms of another man.
Given the chance … can I reclaim my wife and the pieces of our life?
For Lucy is not a romance. It is a love story. It’s about the love between two people, between parents, and between parent and child. Jewel E. Ann’s For Lucy is a beautiful, gut-wrenching story about marriage, family, tragedy and making it through to the other side.
Emmett is the narrator, and in dual time lines, he tells his family’s tale. From their first date through their divorce, his love for Tatum can genuinely be felt. The author dragged me through their fun flirtations as well as the depths of their anguish. I loved Emmett’s voice; it was honest and authentic. His persistence in referring to Tatum as his wife long after their divorce sort of melted my heart. Tatum’s selfishness in the divorce broke my heart.
The author clearly shows that sometimes “love is a battlefield”. The raging river of emotions left me feeling raw and broken at times. Lucy is the bright and shining gold thread that keeps the family loosely tethered. The clipped, parent-teen conversations at the start of the book don’t give much away in terms of the backstory, and it is a bit further into the journey that all the family secrets are revealed. Even though you can sense something big coming, when the conflict is revealed, it is a big punch-in-the-gut blow.
Jewel E. Ann has delicately laced several important messages into the story, and somehow, through all the pain, she has delivered a beautiful love story. I enjoyed the mature characters, the real life issues, and the satisfying denouement.
About the Author: Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best selling author a 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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