Look the Part was such a beautiful story that seriously made my heart all melty inside, and I really had no idea of the emotions that I would go through in reading this powerful, inspiring, and touching story!
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.
Their lust-hate relationship escalates into something beautiful and tragic. This sexy, romantic-comedy explores the things we want, the things we need, and the impossible decisions parents and children make to survive.
Jewel E. Ann is a new author to me, and I’ve been curious to read this after hearing all the great hub-bub about it. The good news? I totally loved it! The bad news? Well, I have absolutely none at all. Flint and Ellen’s beautiful and heartfelt journey was utterly consuming, and Look the Part was such a fantastic surprise!
The characters in the story were so endearing!
My heart completely broke for Flint from the first line of the prologue alone, and I cannot even imagine going through what he did! He was such a wonderful father to his son Harrison, and although he faced many challenges communicating with him because of his autism, I admired how he worked so hard on his relationship with him. However, by putting everything he had into raising Harrison right, along with torturing himself for his past mistakes, Flint had also completely shut down emotionally, feeling undeserving of living his life for himself.
‘Sometimes the world ends and forgets to take you with it.’
Ellen had such a quirky and fun character, and man, was the woman feisty! She definitely wasn’t one to hold back her feelings and expressed many of them through her passion and love of music. Ellen was filled with a zest for life, living in the moment, and embracing the beauty in every little thing that crossed her path, and I loved her warmth and ability to offer unconditional love. Ellen was so wonderful with Harrison, and in working with him through his love of music, she helped to bridge the communication barrier between him and Flint as well. She really helped them both to heal.
‘When people touch, they no longer feel like strangers. It’s a feeling. When humans share feelings, they connect on an intimate level. It’s why I love music. It can go deeper than words. Rhythm is the heartbeat of your soul.’
Although Ellen really did not like Flint at first, as she got to know him better, her heart really went out to him. She didn’t judge him for his past mistakes and fell in love with the heartbroken and caring man underneath.
‘She tastes like forgiveness and feels like freedom.’
Flint was so enchanted with Ellen, and she gave him the understanding he desperately needed, giving him the courage to live and love again. Flint and Ellen’s path to happiness was not an easy one, but with their passionate and sizzling chemistry and genuine love, they survived it all.
Ann’s writing of this complex plot was amazing and combined with the charming characters made for such a beautiful story that seriously made my heart all melty inside. I really had no idea of the emotions that I would go through in reading this powerful, inspiring, and touching story. It completely blew me away, and I really cannot wait to read more by Jewel E. Ann!
I highly recommend this read if you haven’t yet- it’s a must!
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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.
Drop her a message at email@example.com She’d love to hear from you!
Look the Part was a 5-Star find for me from a new-to-me author. What reads like this have you come across this year?
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