Series: Jack & Jill #3
Published by Self-Published on February 18th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
’til death do us part.
Aric James Monaghan promised Jillian Knight Portland. With a heavy heart and a light bag, she travels to the West Coast for the man she loved. In a blink her worlds collide, holding her hostage to a past filled with lies, deceit, and revenge.
It all started with a boy and a girl—their tragic love story is shared through the eyes of the enemy.
Every word fades dreams and shatters memories as life slips away. Jillian needs a Knight, Jessica needs a miracle, and together they need a savior.
** This book contains explicit language and sexual content.
“I want to be your everything, but only while I’m here. If the day comes that I’m not, then let me go. Let me be your greatest memory.”
I’ve been singing the praises of the Jack & Jill series ever since I took a chance on End of Day, the amazingly unique first book in the trilogy. It’s incredibly hard to maintain that level of excellence throughout a series though, and—I’ll admit it—I’m a difficult reader to please. I braced myself for disappointment with Dawn of Forever. I threw down the gauntlet, daring Jewel E. Ann to impress me again, and wouldn’t you know she picked it up and ran with it? Jewel E. Ann has pulled off the virtually impossible by creating not one, not two, but three full-length novels of exceptional quality.
“Someday you’ll fall in love and it will brand your heart forever. And if life keeps you apart, you may invite others into your heart, but it will never truly be theirs. One stamp. One person.”
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Jewel’s storytelling it’s that she tends to lull the reader with humorous banter before destroying our emotions. Here though, the first couple chapters set the tone for the rest of the book and let you know right off the bat that this is going to be an angst-filled story.
The plot unfolds from the viewpoint of Jillian/Jessica, Jackson/Jude, Luke, and Ryn as, once again, the story switches back and forth between past and present. Jackson has always been a bit of an enigma, but we finally discover the circumstances that drove him to be the messed up manwhore he used to be. All our preconceptions are challenged as Jewel tosses the reader into one shocking revelation and twist after another. That’s not to say there aren’t lighthearted and romantic moments. Jessica’s argyle teasing, Ryn’s mojo, Luke’s Post-It notes, and Jackson’s irreverent humor provide wonderful levity.
“I got a tattoo on my penis and it’s infected. I fear it’s going to fall off. Hopefully not during the wedding.”
She giggled. “Shut up.”
“What did you get tattooed on your penis?”
Yes, I may have cursed Jewel E. Ann a few times for gutting me, but this is primarily a gorgeous love story featuring endearing, wonderfully imperfect, complex characters. Dawn of Forever is touching, gritty, sexy, suspenseful, and utter perfection. It’s a satisfying end to a truly spectacular trilogy. I can’t recommend the Jack & Jill series highly enough.
Recommended for fans of:
Star crossed love
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
Book 1, End of Day, is on sale for $.99 for a limited time. Go ahead and 1-click it. You won’t be disappointed.