Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.
Four caskets. Two bodies.
Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.
Four months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.
Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy. But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed. Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan. He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service. He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy.
Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don't kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.
Meet Jack & Jill in End of Day by Jewel E Ann!
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“Have you ever killed anyone?”
Jessica’s smile slipped. “If I told you then I’d have to kill you.”
“So you’re a secret agent?”
She flipped onto her stomach, resting her chin on her crossed arms. “If I said yes then it would no longer be a secret. Come on, Jones, you’re losing your focus. Don’t let me feel smarter than you or our time together will be over and I rather like hanging out here.”
“Luke,” he corrected.
“I mean it!” Luke showed another rare moment of teetering emotion.
Jessica chuckled. “What are the chances of us having sex? I’ve never done it missionary, but you could possibly counsel me through it.”
He refocused on his crossword puzzle, filling in a word in pen. “Less than zero percent.”
“So, not in my favor, eh?
“Why not missionary?”
Jessica smiled in delight that Luke continued with the topic of conversation. “I’m sure you already know, but if you want me to say I need control, then sure, I need control. But the truth is I’d control any sex position you want to put me in.” Jessica winked as Luke gave her a fleeting glance. “I just don’t want you thinking you have control, even if I know it’s not the case. Pisses me off to see the smirk on a guy’s face when he thinks he has control.”
“Tell me why you need control.” Luke continued with his crossword.
“Someone has to have it.”
“Because someone initiates it.”
“So if I initiate sex with you will I have control?”
“There’s only one way to find out.” Jessica wiggled her eyebrows at an ill-humored Luke.
“I can’t take him from them. I want him…but they deserve him.”
This truly is a story of night and day…or should I say Knight & Day. One and the same, but completely different identities, each with a story to tell.
Jessica/Jillian and Jude/Jackson are one deadly duo, but no one knows. Moving to Sleepytown, USA (Omaha, Nebraska—pleasant woods), they make an attempt to fit in and not all at the same time. Jackson accepts his new role in this life, while Jillian seems to struggle daily. Not just with the transition into this new life, but the fact that she just might have one still.
Surrounded by elderly nosy neighbors should make it easy enough, right?
Except their neighbor is neither elderly nor nosy. In fact, he is just a grumpy military man wanting nothing more than to be left alone…until he meets Jillian. Although he fights it, as does she, they are drawn to one another. There is no amount of sparring, sex, or verbal abuse the other can’t seem to handle.
“Jillian laughed to herself. She didn’t think it was possible to find someone functioning in society that was as messed-up as she was. Wrong!”
Now, what do they do about it?
And how can she erase her past so that maybe she can find happiness in her future?
Um, I don’t know what to say. What to think. I could’ve stopped at the end and waited for the next book to come out…but I’m a rebel, and now I cannot wait to see how this story continues to unfold. What demons will be brought to light, what will be buried, what will happen when the sun kisses the sky and it’s no longer night and Jillian and Jackson are faced with their past in the light of day?
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it definitely will not be the last. Her style is unique and mysterious and I was glued to the pages, not wanting it to end and yet anxious to see what happens next. I was captivated by the witty banter, the sexy chemistry, and the heartbreakingly beautiful love. *Goes to goodreads to add every book Jewel E. Ann has ever written to my TBR*
**5 Fin je Journee, Stars**
About the Author
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor. With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.
After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.
When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.
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