Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt | The Life You Stole by Jewel E Ann

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“Hold on with both hands because you’re about to experience the ride of a lifetime. All the stars for this masterpiece.”

-Marni Mann, USA Today Bestselling Author

The Life You Stole, the compelling and stunning conclusion to the binge worthy Life Duet from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!





On the heels of a devastating loss, Evelyn fights to put her life back together.

Only … part of her husband belongs to another woman, and the devil owns her soul.

“If you tell her the lie, I will tell her the truth.”

When her best friend goes to great lengths to protect Evelyn from destruction and devastation, mistakes are made, lines are crossed, and all trust is shattered.

“We weren’t unbreakable.

I just needed to believe we weren’t unrepairable.”


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Holy moly! This book took me on such a crazy ride. I could not have dreamed up that ending if I tried. Jewel E Ann brings us an amazing conclusion to this romantic suspense/ thriller.

I said it in my review of book 1 and I’ll say it again. If you have not read these books, do not read any reviews. Don’t even read the blurb. Just go in completely blind to get the best experience. Here are my thoughts below if you still insist on reading.

There would be truths.
There would be lies.
Never perfect- always forever.

This story follows two couples and if you read book 1, then you know that their lives intersect in the most bizarre/intimitate/ slightly paranormal type of way. I will not give spoilers but I will say that this connection was very intimate whether the people involved wanted it or not. I can’t even begin to describe this connection. The author says it best.

We were… something.
And sometimes something for a breath in time could be absolutely everything.

There was a higher power at work here and it was like these characters had no will of their own at times. These led to some very questionable moral choices and there was a point in the book that my heart just broke. I mean it absolutely broke into teeny tiny pieces. There were so many lies and so many secrets, between lovers and between friends. But there was also true love and an amazing friendship and it was just all so COMPLICATED! I mean this in the absolute best way. The suspense mixed with the supernatural element of this story had me turning the pages of this book like crazy till the end.

There was so much passion and drama and suspense. There are heartbreaking moments, shocking revelations and points in the story that made me think there would be no HEA. Overall this story was absolutely brilliant! A must read and I’m sure will be a top favorite of 2020.

5 Stars
Romantic Suspense
POV: Multiple
Heat Level: Moderate
HEA: Yes

*ARC given in exchange for an honest review

Read my review of Book #1 (The Life That Mattered)


I jumped, shutting my computer, and glanced up at Graham paused at the threshold to my room, loosening his red tie. He always looked handsome in a suit and that red tie I gave him for his birthday. I didn’t expect to see him. My assistant said he was at the Governor’s Mansion. I rarely stayed there, but he used it as an occasional “getaway.” Probably from me. So when she told me he was there, I made the assumption (actually hoped) he’d decided to stay the night and get some work done.

“It’s not even seven.” I tucked my bare feet beneath me, still wearing my navy skirt suit and silk scarf—my long hair in loose curls down my back and around my shoulders just like Graham liked it.

He took calculated steps toward me, completely untying his tie, letting it drop to the floor before working the buttons to his starchy white shirt. I tried to forget my internet search, not that it mattered because I couldn’t hide anything from my husband. He elicited a warring of emotions from me. An icy tingle slithered along my spine, making every muscle rigid, while the warmth in my heart fed on the way my pulse reacted to his proximity, the way it always had done. That never changed. It was how I knew we weren’t broken.

“Did you miss me?” He smirked, shrugging off his shirt, revealing his defined torso—abs for days beneath a thin smattering of dark hair on his chest.

I was the envy of so many women. Every day I reminded myself of that.

“Nice scarf.” He knelt in front of the chair.

I returned a nervous smile, hoping the man before me was the man I loved. Graham untied the scarf, sliding it from my neck as slowly as he’d slid off his tie just seconds earlier. The scarf floated to the floor. Gentle fingers swept my hair off my shoulders, exposing my neck.

With the same feather’s touch, he traced the bruises. “It’s nothing …” His lips replaced his fingers, kissing my neck. “You’re fine. Right?”

I wanted to believe him. Could denial become truth if we just believed hard enough?

“I’m fine,” I murmured, closing my eyes.

“Want me to show you how much I missed you?” he whispered next to my ear.

Was he asking me for permission? Governor Graham demanded me. Pre-marriage, pre-Governor Graham asked … begged me to surrender to him.


About Jewel

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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