5 Star Review: End of Day (Jack & Jill #1) by Jewel E Ann

Wednesday 9 September 2015
End of Day (Jack & Jill, #1)End of Day by Jewel E. Ann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story which bites, scratches and kicks it’s way into your mind, and it’s one you won’t want to miss!

From a dark and disturbing past in the light of Day to a future and a life in the Knight, we are welcomed into the lives of Jessica/Jude and Jillian/Jackson as they try to outrun their past and the horrors experienced at the hands of a serial killer.

From the first page, and my first introduction to Jessica, I was head over heels in love with her larger-than-life, take-no-crap, personality and despite the underlying horrors she continues to experience from her past, she is a fun-loving, sexy and strong woman - both emotionally and physically - who just happens to bite!

It’s apparent at the outset that this story is going to be a complicated one but it’s one that keepings you turning the pages right up until the dreaded cliff-hanger, which in this case happens to be in the first chapter of the next instalment!

I’m torn between the man-candy in this book. From Jessica’s love interest, Luke, and Jillian’s new play-toy, AJ, you will be left squirming as you try to decide who will be your favourite. Both men have adorable personalities but it’s AJ who pulls on your heart-strings despite Luke being the one to love and lose Jessica. Luke starts out as an enigma, both to Jessica and us readers alike, but as his personality thaws he becomes something special and I couldn’t decide whether it was Jessica’s past or Jillian’s present that I most wanted to read about.

I simply love the way Jewel E Ann writes. Having read one book by her and then after reading this synopsis, I knew that this story was one that was going to appeal to me. What I didn’t expect was a finesse to this story which rendered me speechless as we set out on the journey towards the next instalment and for more truths to be revealed. Yes, I’m left with questions unanswered and thoughts still processing in my mind but to me that’s what makes this book a success. The story at times caught me unawares as I tried to remember whether we were in the past or the present, especially as the scenes reenacted were similar to what had gone before, and in some cases in the preceding chapter, but I suspect that’s where the secret to this series lies.

This is a barely a romance story, certainly in the present day, but again I can see this changing as Jessica settles into her new life alongside the demons who continue to possess her. This is in part a dark read, especially when you hear what happened to Jessica in her past and also how it continues to determine who she is today, but the darkness doesn’t over-shadow the story but instead complements it perfectly.

This is a great start to the series and one which has left my mouth watering!

Copy provided by the author via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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