Review: Pieces of a Life by Jewel E. Ann

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

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?



My Thoughts:

When I think dental hygienist, I don’t think exciting and adventurous. However, in the case of former dental hygienist turned author, Jewel E. Ann is not the norm. Her writing is unpredictable, twist-filled, and so very unpredicted. A reader’s one consolation, is that eventually you get a HEA.

In Pieces of a Life, the author continues her Life series. The author tells Colton and Josie, who start as childhood friends, become more, become less, and then meet later in life. Josie is a successful forensic pathologist and Colton is a detective. Naturally, when the both happen to reside in the same town, they have to work and interact. Josie, who still harbors resentment over the end of their relationship, keeps Colton at arms length. While she wants to stick to her career, Colton is interested in a more well-rounded life that includes Josie. Should she let him in?

I loved tough-as-nails Josie and working-it Colton. The fit together like peas and carrots. If only there wasn’t that big twist at the end…but when reading a Jewel E. Ann novel, one can’t expect anything less than a heart-stopping crescendo or cliff-hanger. Thankfully, we readers don’t have to wait too much longer for the concluding book.

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About the Author: 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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