Tuesday 13 September 2022

๐Ÿ’œ PIECES OF A LIFE ๐ŸŒผ Jewel E. Ann ๐ŸŒท #LifeDuet3/1 ๐ŸŒผ

 ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane 

Jewel E. Ann

• 13 September 2022
• Part 1 of Book #3 in the #LIFE series
• Part 2 will be out in 2 weeks!
• If you're book-weird like we are - please read book #1 in the series first - but don't worry - this 2-book story is a complete standalone!
4.5 Stars

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?

Josie + Colten

Those two met when he moved in next door the summer they were ten.
They quickly became besties. Even this young he had a huge crush on her - even though she was weird for a girl - fascinated by dead bugs and the kidnappings and killings her cop dad told her about.
Then we fast forward to Chicago. We're 35 years old.
Josie is a medical examiner and Colten a detective who just moved to the city.
They meet on a case and she does not like him anymore. Like AT ALL.
What happened to them? Something did and we'll find out.
We won't find out everything yet, because there's a second book - but it will be only two weeks behind this one - so no worries about forgetting stuff. (Talking to myself there!)

What will happen with Josie + Colten?


I was a tiny bit scared to get started with this.
I knew that there must be some kind of supernatural element in here somewhere - because that's what Jewel's LIFE series is all about...
And I kinda hate that.
Give me a full on vampire book but not one of those little weird thingies. I don't like those tiny bits of supernatural. Like ... I can see dead people. Animals talk to me. I used to be an empress and now I'm reborn as this lowly lawyer in NYC. I can move things with my mind. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Well. It wasn't bad at all. There's no super weird stuff happening here. For the first 77% of the book there's nothing weird at all. It's just Colten and Josie meeting again and maybe falling for each other again - while in her case still hating him. LOL. And we go back in time a lot to see how they met and what all happened in the past.
And then something happens - but I don't want to spoil it for you - read it! It's not super bad but it's very mysterious and we need to find out what is happening!

I can already see this as a cop/ME show on tv!

Tiny thing that bothered me a lot... the cover! And I should've probably said something when the cover was revealed... 
Am I the only one thinking that the cover Colten is going bald in the front??
It's only the water but it looks so horrible when you just catch a quick look at the cover... And maybe the yellow is not helping much. Just a tiny bit of dark color on his head would help so much!

PIECES OF A LIFE was a great start for this duet. Funny. Adorable. Sparky. Mysterious. Heartbreaking. Crazy. Beautiful.
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Colten - this one is MINE!


Book #2 (aka part 2 of book 3 or book 4)

Book #1

Book #2

Other Books by Jewel


Fisherman Book #1

Book #2




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.