Look the Part

Look the Part

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.Until …Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling hea...

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Title:Look the Part
Author:Jewel E. Ann
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Look the Part Reviews

  • Paige

    5 “This Life” Stars

    A masterpiece. Just like Flint’s suits. Look the Part played every single one of my emotions, and I loved it. Jewel E Ann is a genius of epic proportions. Her books always slay me and Look the Part is another romance that everyone needs to read.

    Flint made a mistake. A huge one. And his life is never going to be the same because of it. Now he’s doing all that he can do to get by and make the best life he can for his son. Until he meets Ellen. She’s the exact opposite of Flint

    5 “This Life” Stars

    A masterpiece. Just like Flint’s suits. Look the Part played every single one of my emotions, and I loved it. Jewel E Ann is a genius of epic proportions. Her books always slay me and Look the Part is another romance that everyone needs to read.

    Flint made a mistake. A huge one. And his life is never going to be the same because of it. Now he’s doing all that he can do to get by and make the best life he can for his son. Until he meets Ellen. She’s the exact opposite of Flint in just about every way imaginable. And yet his new tenant has not only taken up a spot in his building, but also in his head. He cannot ignore her. And not just because her job as a music therapist is all noise all day. But because there is just something about her that he hasn’t had in over 10 years. So for both those reasons, she’s got to go. But that’s easier said than done when she builds a relationship with his Autistic young son. Now he’s not only got to wade into emotional waters he left long ago, but he has to figure out how his sons newly minted frienship with his annoyingly happy neighbor fits into his life.

    Jewel E Ann is one of my most favorite authors. I have love literally everything I’ve read of hers. Her stories are always fresh and imaginative. But also emotional with a sexiness that pulls me into each of her stories. Look the Part is no different. This story also had the added benefit of being a bit of a rom com. And while this story wasn’t all sunshine and roses, I appreciated each character, their growth and their up front attitude. Their connection was obvious and while at times my heart hurt because of Flint’s reluctance, that gave me time to really get to know and fall just as hard for Elle and her past as I did for Flint. Add in a cast of side characters that added layers and depth to the story and this new addition to Ms. Ann’s catalogue is going to be one of my favorites this year I can already tell.

    ARC provided to A is for Alpha B is for Books for honest review.

  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆

    Funny thing how when one of the most kick-ass authors in the romance genre releases a new book nothing matters to you anymore.

    It doesn’t matter there’s a dead wife.

    It doesn’t matter that one of the most

    heroes ever (Sorry, Flint. I just had to use that word) loved his dead wife beyond words.

    All of a sudden, you stop being picky. All your triggers, pet peeves and things you usually avoid like the plague vanish into thin air.

    Why is that?

    Funny thing how when one of the most kick-ass authors in the romance genre releases a new book nothing matters to you anymore.

    It doesn’t matter there’s a dead wife.

    It doesn’t matter that one of the most

    heroes ever (Sorry, Flint. I just had to use that word) loved his dead wife beyond words.

    All of a sudden, you stop being picky. All your triggers, pet peeves and things you usually avoid like the plague vanish into thin air.

    Why is that?

    Maybe it's because you know you can

    her. You know you will finish her little piece of art with a smile on your lips. Stronger and wiser.

    And she is so,

    the headache.

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a book she wrote that didn’t shock me or majorly piss me off. But I never, not even for one second, thought of DNFing it. Whether it’s her talented writing, her lovable and multilayered characters, her unusual and original story lines, her meaningful messages about life, or something else altogether, she NAILS it every freaking time. I just can’t help but devour each and every one of her books inhaling their pages like a woman starved.

    While this deceptively light book is fun and entertaining, it’s also a very serious and difficult read.

    But it’s unbelievable how she can make tragic events look so normal, so

    .

    It’s unbelievable how perceptive she is.

    It’s unbelievable how optimistic and empowered I feel after I finish her books.

    I loved the first part of this amazing book but I thought it wouldn’t be my favorite.

    I just couldn’t relate to the heroine, which is a first for me. Her heroines are always super awesome. Intelligent, quirky, funny, annoyance level: zero.

    This heroine has the same qualities. But I couldn’t connect with her in the beginning. Maybe it’s because of the lack of background information on her in the first half. Maybe it’s her cheerfulness. Or her constant humming. Or her pet rats.

    I don’t know.

    But then the last half happened. And I couldn’t help but fall in love with her.

    The hero is a different story. It was love at first word. I fell for him on page one.

    I wish I could read about them every day.

    Not to mention the secondary characters. The awesomest of all the awesome secondary characters I've met in a fictional world.

    I’m not sure if it’s obvious, but I loved this book.

    And I love this author. I love her quirky humor. I love how she perceives the world. I love how she understands life.

    Enjoyment: 4.75/5

    Writing style: 5/5

    Storyline: 5/5

    Hero: 5/5

    Heroine: 4/5

    Secondary characters: 5/5

    Hotness/steam: 3.5/5

    Romance: 5/5

    Angst: 4/5

    Darkness level: 2/5

    Humor: 4/5

    Depth of the book: 5/5

    POV: dual, 1st person

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    "Those who love you the most, will cherish what you cherish. They'll nurture what makes you -- you"

    I can easily say, I think this one will be one of my top reads this year. This book stole my attention from the very start. It pulled my heart in literally all directions and let me tell you, holy emotional overload..... I was high, I was low, I was in love, I hated, I laughed, I cried, I became impatient, I became overwhelmed, and holy hell did I love

    I'm not one for writing lo

    ***Now Available***

    "Those who love you the most, will cherish what you cherish. They'll nurture what makes you -- you"

    I can easily say, I think this one will be one of my top reads this year. This book stole my attention from the very start. It pulled my heart in literally all directions and let me tell you, holy emotional overload..... I was high, I was low, I was in love, I hated, I laughed, I cried, I became impatient, I became overwhelmed, and holy hell did I love

    I'm not one for writing long reviews, so of course, this one will be short. In saying that, finding the right words to justify this beautiful book is hard for me.

    I fell in love with Flint Hopkins and Ellen Rodgers in this story, oh and Harry, Amanda, Jon, Gene, its cast of secondary characters is awesome. This story is a story of finding second chances, its about laughing again, about loving again even when you least expect it or think you don't deserve it. This book, its tragic, its so very complicated. Its definitely filled with its share of obstacles, yet it makes you laugh and cry literally at the same time. Its full of passion, and it is so very addictive. The writing is simply amazing

    A beautiful, sweet, laugh out loud, dab your eyes kind of book, one that I highly recommend to you if you like those types ❤️

    .

  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕

    is a full length standalone contemporary romance novel by Jewel E. Ann. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

    The ‘Prologue’ grabbed my attention straight away, a birthday celebration ended tragically, a man left broken and shattered. A man locked in the past even though ten years have gone by he's still paying for the sins of his past.

    In this we meet thirty five year old Flint Hopkins, a hot uptight lawyer with a long suffering assistant Amanda that gets fired on a daily basis, Fli

    is a full length standalone contemporary romance novel by Jewel E. Ann. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

    The ‘Prologue’ grabbed my attention straight away, a birthday celebration ended tragically, a man left broken and shattered. A man locked in the past even though ten years have gone by he's still paying for the sins of his past.

    In this we meet thirty five year old Flint Hopkins, a hot uptight lawyer with a long suffering assistant Amanda that gets fired on a daily basis, Flint is a single father to twelve year old mildly autistic son Harrison and landlord to Ellen Rodgers.

    Thirty two recently divorced Ellen has just not long moved to Minneapolis and is a musical therapist who has just signed a lease with Flint to rent the space above his lawyers office, but the noise drifting downstairs drives Flint batshit crazy.

    She smirks

    With the ink has barely dried on her tenants agreement and he’s issuing an eviction notice. But the only problem is, his son has taken a shine to Ellen.

    And so their story begins...Numerous eviction threats, and that never ending push and pull on your heart strings will have you hooked on this story in no time.

    I went into this not really knowing what to expect, but having read one other by this author previously which I loved my expectations were high. Those expectations were met tenfold, this was such a unique, laugh out loud, swoon worthy, all the feels, I want this life book!! There is NOTHING (rats included *Shudders*) that I would've changed about this book. I lost count the amount of times I giggled reading this, such a light hearted feels good to escape to giggles galore land.

    I also lost my heart to Harry, god I loved what popped out of his mouth, I really really wish he gets his own story just for shits and giggles.

  • NMmomof4

    I really enjoyed this! I tried really hard not to get my expectations too high for this one, because I hate that disappointment I get when I do that sometimes -- But with that cover and blurb it instantly sold me! I have a 13 year old son with Asperger's syndrome/high functioning autism, so this was a joy to read about the perks and struggles of parenting such a child. Don't get me wrong -- every kid on the spectrum is different in their own special way (and the author

    I really enjoyed this! I tried really hard not to get my expectations too high for this one, because I hate that disappointment I get when I do that sometimes -- But with that cover and blurb it instantly sold me! I have a 13 year old son with Asperger's syndrome/high functioning autism, so this was a joy to read about the perks and struggles of parenting such a child. Don't get me wrong -- every kid on the spectrum is different in their own special way (and the author says this herself in her author's note at the beginning) but it definitely felt like I was sharing a secret smile and laugh with these characters during their interactions with Harrison/Harry. I freaking loved the h too! Not very often I say that too, as I find I am always harder on my hs in my books. I felt like we got some good characterizations, some good depth in their stories, I felt a good connection between them and towards each character individually, and I was completely invested and rooting for their HEA! My only reason for not being a 5 star read was the ending. I was so darn invested that I just wanted more!! I also had a (type A and probably crazy) unanswered question that bugged me a little (see closure section below). Overall, I am very happy with this book!

    This is Elle and Flint's story. They meet when Elle is applying to rent the office space above Flint's office from him. Once Flint realizes his mistake in letting Elle run her noisy music therapy sessions while he is trying to get work done, he tries to evict her. But through Flint's 12 year old son on the autism spectrum, some guitar lessons, a group of pet rats, her constant touching and adjusting of his clothes, and their strong attraction/connection -- he finds it hard to get rid of her. They end up falling in love, but life throws some road blocks in their way that make it hard for them to get to their HEA (but they eventually do 😜).

    This alternated between Elle and Flint's POV.

    Good for the most part (see closure section). I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well.

    No, they take a while to develop stronger feelings.

    4.5 stars. Flint. I really liked him! I felt bad for his past, but I also appreciated how he was a good dad and cared for Elle (and after he stopped fighting it, how he didn't have a problem showing the depth of those feelings for her).

    5 stars. Elle. I loved her! She was quirky, patient, confident, and I loved how she demanded to be treated well!

    Low/moderate. I teared up a few times, but no tissues were needed

    Yes

    Low. They have some pretty good tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but not so much it takes away from the story. I'd say that most of the scenes are more about the emotional connection than the physical act, so kind of low on the steam factor (it didn't feel like that negatively impacted the story though).

    Yes

    Yes, but actually pretty mild

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    This had okay closure and a pretty good epilogue with what I would call a HEA ending

    . I am obviously a greedy girl, because I simply wanted more!! I wanted more time with them navigating their new lives together, and more of their HEA! I was a disappointed with the epilogue, as I felt like there was so much awesome material to work with that it left me feeling jipped. I also really wanted to know how they navigated the Sandy issue

    . The closure and ending is the only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars tbh.

    This one should be either

    or

    for most safety gang readers depending on personal preferences.

  • Bibi
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer

    {ARC Generously Provided by Author}

    There are a few things that can be said of Jewel’s books. They are unique and phenomenal. You can just tell she puts a lot of her soul into her writing and that she’

    {ARC Generously Provided by Author}

    There are a few things that can be said of Jewel’s books. They are unique and phenomenal. You can just tell she puts a lot of her soul into her writing and that she’s one of those authors who takes the time to get it right instead of hitting

    just to meet her quota!

    has a flawed Hero haunted by a tragic past. The Heroine has her unconventional quirks and an over the top sassy attitude. Their journey to love everlasting is filled with many obstacles and unexpected twists and that’s what made this such an entertaining read.

    Flint Hopkins is a successful lawyer and father of a twelve-year-old boy who is mildly autistic. His life was turned upside down ten years ago when his wife died in a car accident. Caring for his son, Harrison, has become Flint’s life’s purpose. There is no room in his heart for anyone else and he truly believes that he doesn’t deserve another shot at happiness. He wasn’t expecting that the new tenant in his office building was going to barrel through his world like a tornado and awaken something in him that he thought died along with his wife.

    Ellen Rodgers is a music therapist who’s moved to a new town in hopes of making a fresh start. She’s been burned badly by love and doesn’t think her heart could take another beating. The minute she meets her new landlord, her hormones take over her brain and she finds it nearly impossible to refrain from jumping his bones. She’s a sucker for the beautiful man who looks killer in a three-piece suit. But the two don’t necessarily get off on the right foot when Ellen’s sessions with her patients immediately grate on Flint’s nerves. Apparently, he didn’t realize that part of her therapy sessions involves the playing of loud instruments.

    The two have some heated arguments when Flint decides to evict her, but when Harrison starts to develop a friendship with Ellen over their music appreciation and her four pet rats, Flint realizes it’s not going to be that easy to get rid of her. And whenever these two get a moment alone, passion takes over and neither of them can fight it.

    I loved how Ellen genuinely bonded with Harrison and that she never sugarcoated Flint’s past for him. Her love was constant and unwavering. And Flint, he was surprising. At first, he seemed to be an uptight suit unable to show compassion but as the story unfolds and all his layers were peeled back, we see that this man has an unbelievably huge heart who would go to any lengths to protect and care for the people he loves.

    Here are my overall ratings on the book:

    is currently available! It’s a no-brainer that this is a must-read!

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  • Dilek VT

    I don't think I will be able to forgive this hero and ro

    I don't think I will be able to forgive this hero and root for his happiness. I hate the unplanned pregnancy trope, as well :(

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    Then I saw too many of my friends loving it, (

    ) and finally, I gave in to my curiosity and with the encouragement of my friends, I started reading the book.

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    I am sorry but I hated the book.

    Here are my reasons:

    After the first half of it, it got even more unbearable for me and the options for me were either "DNF it" or a "skim-scan & finish it quickly". I preferred to skim and scan the second half of the book to get to the end of it. I even couldn't read the epilogue properly. So very boring!

    "Hero, heroine & a child" combination never works for me in my romance books. That's why, I always avoid such books. Sadly but not surprisingly, this book was no exception.

    Harrison, the hero's son, plays one of the leading roles in the book. As a woman who has willingly chosen never to have a child, I can't stand stories going around children. They bore the hell out of me.

    That's totally me, not the book, as you see. It was not appealing for me because of all the family issues, the leading role of the grandparents and the leading role of the child of the hero.

    I like love stories that revolve around the hero & the heroine because when there is a child included, the romance loses its leading role in the story and it becomes more a family thing than a lovers thing, which makes it boring for me. Again, it's me, not the book.

    Therefore, if you do not avoid romance books that revolve around children, just ignore this number 1 comment of mine :)

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    I like it when the hero works for it and the heroine makes him work for it. The other way around... uhm, nope, it doesn't work for me.

    The heroine in this book, Ellen, practically jumped on Flint and offered sex whenever he wanted. I don't like it this way so the beginning of their affair was the kind I like the least.

    Even Flint, the hero, told her not to be that easy!

    Yikes!

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    In general, the heroine wasn't the type of person I could like. She felt too chirpy, too positive, too affectionate, too forgiving, too quirky etc.. - shortly, too unreal.

    Her constant humming, her keeping a pack of rats as pets and her over the top easy-going manners totally annoyed me. I would never befriend such a person in real life. She is an unappealing character for me...

    Also, she is obsessed with touching the hero here and there, fixing his tie, collar of his shirt etc. even before they are together as lovers. However much I need touching, I would never do it on a person who didn't invite me to do it. That made her seem even more annoying to me.

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    I didn't hate the hero as much as I expected I would. I just didn't like him.

    I think it really is impossible for me to like a "

    ", who refused to give the keys of his car to his wife when he was drunk and killed her in the accident he caused while drunk-driving.

    It didn't matter how much he regretted. It was impossible for me to forgive and like him.

    Too late buddy, too late! She is dead!

    There are things in life I cannot forgive and I couldn't forgive the guy and therefore, I couldn't like him.

    If a person causes an accident and as a result someone dies in this accident, it is another story. I wouldn't hold a grudge on the driver if it was just an accident.

    However, I cannot forgive a person causing an accident while drunk and killing someone because of his recklessness.

    Long story short, I didn't root for his happiness.

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    The first kiss, the first sex and the rest of their intimate scenes meant nothing to me because I never felt their chemistry.

    Although the book is written in dual point of view, I never got to understand why they found each other appealing or attractive.

    I didn't understand when and how they fell for each other and it was because it started abruptly. I was just like this, "

    "

    She called him "Sex in a suit" from the very beginning of the book, telling him he was melting her panties.

    So, I assume that she found him attractive but I just didn't feel their connection.

    He found her beautiful, sexy but annoying and weird. So I assume he fell for her beauty first, and then, got used to her character and started to like her as a person, too.

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    The tone of the book was too chirpy , which made it awkward for me. It felt as awkward as a laughter in a funeral.

    The hero is an unhappy and grumpy man, so regretful of his past mistakes that he thinks he doesn't deserve happiness but the way he tells his story is full of humor. It is aimed to make us laugh.

    The heroine was already a "too chirpy person" so the jokes she made all along didn't feel wrong - even though I never ever laughed at her jokes.

    I think, as the book has a depressing theme, by adding humor and a light tone, the writer wanted to make it appealing to the reader but it just annoyed me more.

    I strongly believe that the light tone of the book was wrong - or let's say not appropriate - or let's soften it and say that it didn't feel right to me.

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    I respect all readers and my dear friends who loved this book dearly. I am sorry it wasn't for me and I tried to explain my reasons as clearly as possible, risking that I might sound like a heartless bitch while doing so :)))

    So, please go read this book and give it a chance if you are not obsessed with the issues I just listed above because so many people loved this book.

    In this case, it seems that it wasn't the book, but it was me...

    Or not?

    Maybe? !

    Oh, I really don't know...

    Rant over!

  • Jewel Ann

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    Time to crack the cover and give you all an early peek at Look the Part ;)

    Read chapter one today!

    Coming January 29th,2018!!

    There might be rats. Just saying.

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