Review of The Life that Mattered (The Life Duet #1) by Jewel E. Ann
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you to Social Butterfly PR for providing an advance reading copy, in exchange for an honest review!
Sex isn’t love.
Love isn’t sex.
And friendship is neither.
The son of a French Olympic skier and a Malaysian fashion designer, Ronin Alexander has lived the life of a nomad, traveling the world to find his next adventure.
Life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Evelyn, a beautiful scientist who owns a bath shop in Aspen, Colorado. They defy all the rules of relationships, falling hard and quickly in love.
Their world intertwines with Evelyn’s two best friends, the Governor and his soon-to-be wife. The four become close—very close.
When tragedy strikes, things from their pasts are unveiled—unimaginable truths and the grim realization that life will never be the same.
Jewel E. Ann steps into another dimension with this mind-bending thriller, a provocative story that pushes boundaries and tests the true meaning of love.
Jewel gets me every time, this book threw me for a loop and rocked my world. So good.
It is no secret that Jewel is one of my favorite authors. In fact, the first books I read by her were Transcend and Epoch. If you were a fan of the Transcend Duet, The Life that Mattered is tight up your alley. A romantic thriller down to the heart of it.
The story is told over a span of years and I immediately fell hard and fast in love with Ronin and the way he and Evie connected. It was instant, but it felt natural and so so so real. Ronin’s character really reminds me of Griff from the Transcend Duet and it’s so good!
Also integral to this story are Evie’s best friends, Lila and Graham. They have a shared history that is complicated, sometimes confusing, but also as important to Evie as that of her family and Ronin. And as the story progresses, it becomes clear these two are key to the telling of Evie and Ronin’s story.
It didn’t take long for me to figure out there is much, much more going on to this story than meets the eye and I highly recommend you jump in and try your hand at figuring out what is going on! It really took me for a wild, wonderful ride and I cannot wait to see how the story ends!
I have so many questions, so many theories and I cannot stop thinking about that prologue!
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