Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann
This book deserves 6 stars!! I was literally blown away by this novel. It was my first book by Jewel E. Ann but it won’t be my last. This book was just A M A Z I N G!! (and it’s one of those re-reads that only get better with each time. Now years later, this book is still one of the BEST romance novels I read in years)
Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office.
All the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.
Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.
The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly humming redhead who’s too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.
This woman …
She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind.
She must go.
Look the Part by Jewel E Ann
Everything about this book was perfection. From the story to the characters. Especially the characters. The author managed to write two fantastic main characters, as well as a supporting cast that blew me away. The dialogues, the teasing, the never ending good-natured back and forth had me chuckling and laughing out loud. Ellen’s snarky and flirty personality, clashed with Flint’s dry humor and sarcastic undertones.
This author has a way with words. It’s hard to describe it, but every dialogue was on point. I devoured every word that came out of Flint, Ellen, Amanda and Harry’s mouth. I actually wanted to scream “Where have you been all my life?” What a find this book was for me.
Flint’s son Harry was adorable. And I would pay good money to get his story. It was so easy to fall in love with his personality, quirks, and autistic character traits. His no-nonsense answers had me cracking up. And Flint’s reaction to his son’s brusque and matter-of-fact way of speaking was delightful, and made me swoon all over the place.
This novel was a stunning work of art. It was PERFECTION!!!
(I KNOW I’M REPEATING MYSELF BUT I JUST CAN’T HELP MYSELF. )
The chemistry, flirting, and sexual tension was delightful and a never ending source of joy. The story was heartbreakingly beautiful. Flint especially made my heart ache. I felt true sorrow and anguish for him and all I wanted to do was hug him and never let go.
I think this novel has been my most favorite of 2018 so far. It was just so perfectly balanced, with all the nuances I love and cherish in a romance novel. Strong and distinctive characters, a fantastic storyline and a supporting cast that was as memorable and as likable as the main characters.
There was NOTHING in this story that didn’t speak to me, or I would want to change. I’ll be definitely reading this book again. It was that GOOD!!!
Look the Part by Jewel E Ann