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Book Review:Author: Jewel E. Ann
Publisher: Jewel E. Ann LLC (23 May 2021)
Paperback: 308 pages
I'm the wrong guy in the right place the night I steal Tatum Bradshaw from another man. When she mistakes me for her blind date, I decide she deserves a man who shows up on time ... like me. Emmett Riley, Mr. Punctual.
Once I confess my true identity and convince her I'm not a creep-just a thief-it's only a matter of time before my sexy smile and quick wit claim her heart, her hand in marriage, and the perfect life.
Unfortunately, perfection is an illusion, like the promises of our wedding vows. No one can prepare for the unimaginable-the heartbreaking exception to all the rules in life.
When thirty seconds destroys everything, I have to find a new existence and keep my promise to always love our daughter, Lucy, the most.
For Lucy, I will keep a secret, and I will watch my wife drift into the arms of another man.
Books bring me great comfort. They allow me to live a life, for a brief period of time, with a new set of eyes. This book went beyond that in so many ways.
For Lucy was not a book I expected. I didn’t know what emotions I’d feel aside from the fact I knew I’d feel heavy reading it. What I felt, in reality, was so much more. I felt angry, I felt frustrated and I felt a rebirth of the characters.
This is the first book I’ve read told entirely in the male perspective, aside from a page in a different POV. It was refreshing, yet heart wrenching because I felt his pain on a different level. The foundation of this book is unstoppable love. Love for a soulmate, love for children, love for a future that is robbed. Emmett and Tatum have chemistry from the moment he steals her away on a blind date. Timing was on his side that day. Sadly, it is time itself that destroys them as well. And as a reader you don’t see it coming in the heartbreaking way it does.
I felt all the emotions reading this book. I cried, I cringed, I laughed, I mourned, and I held hope. I don’t mind emotional books. I find growth in the difficult emotions that surface while I read and I lean into those feelings. I love feeling connections with characters and I allow the author’s words to seep deep into my soul so I truly experience the journey to the fullest. This book does just that. It’s painful, but it’s beautiful. It’s about second chances, but not just regarding romance but in relation to life. I can’t say too much without spoiling the true essence of this novel. Beautiful words. Incredible story. I need more stars to rate this book because 5 just isn’t enough.
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