Wow...what an INTENSE story! Read this book in one sitting because I just had to. There were multiple surprises and twists, heartbreaking secrets, dangerous lifestyles. The author developed great characters with an intriguing storyline that kept those pages turning. Last but not least, there was a happy ending for Ian and Jersey.
Jewel has done it again. Given me a book with a cryptic enough blurb, one that’s unique, full of emotions and jaw-dropping moments. Dunno why this didn’t occur to me before. After reading this book, I now dub Jewel queen of complicated romance. I have a few titles accorded some authors in my head. Jewel officially now has a title in my head.
As well, after having read this book, I realized I haven’t read Jewel in a while and it occurred to me that my Jewel well is parched and needed refilling. Am I glad to have refilled that well with this book? Frankly, I don’t know. It feels quite different from the past Jewel reads, but then again, when has she given me the same stuff. I almost see this as emo dark romance with suspense. I’m all for dark romance. And when you add emo, it does add gravity to the emotions that’s harder to shake off.
This book has dark themes. It’s not an easy read. I personally feel it should have content warning. It may not be for everybody. Jersey’s past is harsh. She has a lot of rough edges, as in a lot. Hard to love her at times even with her best intentions. She’s as human as can be.
Next to Jersey, Ian is practically perfect. And turns out he is, even with his greatest secret, I’d say.
One thing I’m also realizing now is the PTSD-inducing feeling that Jewel books is evoking out of me. Not to trivialize the real condition, but the more Jewel books I read, the more I find the need to brace myself because I honestly don’t know what kind of emotions Jewel will evoke out of me. From the first page, I’m already wondering when the other shoe will drop. In this case, I was constantly wondering what moves Jersey will make. I was constantly wondering why Ian does what he does and feels what he feels. I was constantly wondering why other people’s motives matter as much. I was constantly wondering why other people are being helpful. That’s how anxious she made me feel. Does that take away something from fully enjoying the ending? A tad, but then it gives me a good excuse to go back and see things from a different light, I suppose.
One thing I didn’t wonder about is Jersey’s motives. In as much as I don’t agree with half the things she said and did, I understood it as best I could. Her past shaped her; can anyone really blame her? The growth in her is a sight though in the end.
And as far as Ian is concerned, after all that’s said and done, my heart simply cracked. No two ways about it… sigh…
If there’s anything, I just wished that some things were revealed sooner to give me more time to enjoy the pleasurable parts rather than constantly questioning things in my head. In my head, I started asking myself if this is really romance that I’m reading. But that’s more on me.
This is is another fabulous, emotional story from this author who does romance and angst so well. Jewel E Ann is an all time favourite of mine and I am reminded why when she writes a book like this one.
Emotion radiates from every page and I knew after the first couple of chapters that I was completely hooked. The story is so interwoven and complex it caught me off guard at times. So expect the unexpected because some of the twists and turns I never saw coming and I was left shocked at some of the revelations in this powerful story.
There are three main characters in this story and all three have had major trauma and terrible experiences happen to them in the past. All this is still affecting their lives one way or another in the present day. It is obvious these people are not all they seem to be, I loved all the characters but I didn't know who to trust and who not to. With every turn of the page, it made my mind question what I was reading and who to believe. The way Jewel E Ann has written these complex, addictive characters left me hanging on their every word, with their every move I was left not knowing what to expect next.
This is a story of revenge, pain, tragedy, hope and of course love; all perfectly captured by this wonderful author whose words, at times, took my breath away. This story made me cry, made me feel sad, the emotions were real and powerful. The whole book is just perfection and for me is one of my top reads for 2019, it is absolutely wonderful !!!
Jewel Ann has become one of my top go to authors. Every time I read one of her books, there is something new, something that blows me away with her writing. Jersey Six is like nothing I've read in a long time. The suspense Jewel created was unbelievable-- right into the epilogue I thought she was going to drop another twist and WTF moment. There were twists within the twists. The deceit, the secrets, the veil of revenge were so layered that even when the truth was revealed, you thought there was more. Jersey, Ian and Chris's character traits were so intricately woven the pages came alive. Another outstanding read from Jewel E. Ann. Quite possibly her best yet although maybe not fair to compare to her other reads as this is not romance in the way you think. But beyond fantastic! D 5+++/5
I am sitting here trying to find the right words. But nothing I can say will prepare you for the ride this book will take you on. And just when you think you have it all figured out, Jewel E Ann will throw you a curveball, wreaking havoc on your emotions. Jersey Six is a gritty and emotional novel and I Ioved every second of it. Jewel E Ann is a master at creating memorable characters who will stay with you long after you finish one of her books. Jersey is this tough as nails girl because she had to be. To be quite frank I wasn't sure if I liked her at first. She was not lovable, but this doesn't mean she was unloved. Then there was Coop. I could say so many things about him, but it boils down to he is a thief. He will steal a piece of your heart, and you won't want to give it back.
Wow! What did I just read?! And I mean that in a good way. Jewel E. Ann has outdone herself. If you’ve read Jewel E’s books before, you know you’re in for a ride. In true Jewel E. Ann style, there is a twist. A MIND BLOWING twist! I kept asking myself how does she came up with these plot lines?
I absolutely loved Jersey and Ian’s story. It was so unique! Do yourself a favour and grab this book, I read it in one sitting.
I read this book in one day.awesome job you get so caught up in the characters and there lives I couldn’t put it down.Hard to believe so many bad people out there and so many good people who suffer a real eye opener fantastic
This author is a one click for me. Everyone needs to read her books and discover how great she is! I started and finished this book today, I just had to see how it played out. Another fantastic book by Jewel E. Ann!!