Published by Self-Published on January 29th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to my first five-star book of 2018. Look the Part is a massive gem in author Jewel E. Ann’s impressive collection of written treasures. This book is so stunning it took my breath away. It’s a unique take on second-chance romance, and it just may be my favorite work of hers to date.
I have a serious girl crush on Ellen. The woman is larger than life—joyful, talented, intuitive, and fearless. She is beyond cool. I want to be her when I grow up. I also fell hard for Flint, a single father. He is a broken shell of a man whose life solely revolves around his son. I would be surprised if Flint doesn’t run away with your heart.
Both Flint and Ellen’s lives have been touched by pain and regret. However, she invades his drab life with her persistent exuberance and challenges him to examine his self-imposed loneliness and grab a second chance at love. All the while, Flint fights his hate/lust feelings towards her. Their sparring, wit, and tenderness make them lovely together.
I absolutely adored Flint’s autistic son, Harrison. He may be socially awkward and emotionally detached, but his bluntness is charming and the source of many gratifying chuckles. Having been around autistic children, I’m thrilled by Harrison’s realistic portrayal. The connection between Harrison and Ellen warms the heart, and the relationship between Flint and his son is delightful.
There are many layers to the story, so be prepared to go through a gambit of emotions. I loved every single page of Look the Part. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. For me, this moving book is perfection with just the right blend of laugh out loud humor, poignancy, and swooning galore.
Recommended for fans of:
Second chance romance
Enemies to lovers
*I received an early copy of this book. This does not affect the content of my honest review.*
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