When Life Happened

When Life Happened Parker Cruse despises cheaters It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative that ends the already severed relat

  • Title: When Life Happened
  • Author: Jewel E. Ann
  • ISBN: 9780999048221
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Parker Cruse despises cheaters It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty six Step One Move out of her parents house Step Two Find a job Opportunity strikes when she meets hParker Cruse despises cheaters It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty six Step One Move out of her parents house Step Two Find a job Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman He s an electrician with Iowa farm boy values and a gift for saying her name like it s a dirty word He also has a wife Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus again Step Three Don t judge Step Four Remember when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.

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    About “Jewel E. Ann

    • Jewel E. Ann

      Jewel is a free spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor When she s not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind bending romance Her latest release is When Life Happened, an 1 Best Seller Current projects A second spinoff from the Jack Jill Series Flint s story An exclusive newsletter subscriber story, Transcend Sign up here



    554 thoughts on “When Life Happened

    • I loved it and hated it and liked it and disliked it and enjoyed it and loathed it and admired it and detested it.But most of all, I adored it.And I didn t shed a tear, I swear No.I did, however, at one point feel miserable, moping around wanting to lock myself within the four walls, burry my head under the pillow, wishing everybody would leave me alone.But I also felt happy And ecstatic.I won t say a word about the story My lips are sealed What I should probably tell you is to dive into this bo [...]


    • When Life Happened is available now in AUDIO Audio Buy LinksAudible adbl 2eWdnSY amzn 2uLA6VKiTunes apple 2uIbDSEBuy Links US UK iBooks Nook Kobo Read Chapter one now Excerpt You you tried to seduce me Anger fueled her fight, overriding how terrified she felt being feet from naked Gus He laughed That fed her anger even I wasn t seducing you I was making a point He slipped on a white T shirt Bullshit I was there Precisely Then you should know that I wasn t seducing you He grabbed her shoulders a [...]


    • Major spoilers With all due respect, this story was manipulative af than this, the author displayed a patent lack of empathy for the characters and the readers Parker, our female lead, finds true love with not one but two men all in the space of six weeks It was definitely a case of insta love insta lust, also the turnover rate and pace of the love interest was alarming.Gus, Parker s first love interest, died in a car accident along with his wife This occurred right about the same time he d dec [...]


    • We all are born, raised and then we re free to do whatever Some people find their calling an awesome job they excel at successful career that one special person and a happily ever after But for the rest of us mortals let s just say, life isn t as accommodating It s not all rainbows and unicorns We fuck up And sometimes shit just happens But we pick ourselves up and keep going We do all have one thing in common, though We will all die lol sorry What I want to say is this this book might make some [...]


    • REVIEW ALSO POSTED ON MY BLOG KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS WHEN LIFE HAPPENED is a standalone romance novel by Jewel E Ann An unconventional meeting between two neighbours had me giggling uncontrollably, twenty six year old Parker Cruse has finally cut the apron strings and has left home at last, it may not be suburbs over from her parents house but right across the street into her grandfather s old farmhouse, just a stone s throw away Whilst enjoying her first night of freedom without mother he [...]


    • 5 Today is my favorite day StarsI m going to keep this short and sweet because literally everything about this book is a spoiler and I don t trust myself to not give away a thing So here s my advice READ THIS BOOK Don t go searching for reviews because, rest assured, come release day they ll become riddled with plot spoilers Experience this journey for Parker and how Life Happened for her It s chock full with life experiences and lessons learned, often the hard way, for a twenty something girl f [...]


    • 3.5 StarsOverall Opinion Well, this is a really tough book to review without spoiling It s not going to be my typical review, but if there is anything you feel like you have to know pm me That being saidI think it s definitely a book better read without knowing spoilers going in I saw a few of my GR friends say this same thing in their reviews, and I m glad I followed their advice and essentially went in blind so thank you ladies I don t think this is a safe read as it does have cheating in it, [...]


    • The truth doesn t always set you free, and lies are not always deception WOW, fantastic Well done Mrs Ann, well done This book wasn t what I expected but was so good This is very frustrating there are so many good things I want to say about the characters and the story but I can t because well I don t want to spoil it But what I will say is, as in all her books the author wrote a kickass heroine and the storyline is so unique and unexpected I loved that I couldn t predict the path of the plot I [...]


    • 6 You re The Ballad Of My Life Stars Never have I ever read a book by author Jewel E Ann and not have been blown away by her talent, and this one was no exception She always bring us unique stories that make our hearts pump fast, our skins tingle and our brains explode This author is the real deal 3This book is about a girl who used to make plans, and organize her life to the very last detail but When Life Happened her plans were destroyed to smithereens, leaving her with nothing but mistrust an [...]


    • This story snuck up on me like a thief in the night I was expecting a laugh out loud storyline with my morals being compromised because who doesn t love that I was expecting to say goodbye to what I consider as a normal read I was expecting a little bit of angst and a whole bunch of scorching sexiness and I m happy to report that I got all of those things But do you know what else I got A mini fucking stroke that left me wondering if I was seeing things that weren t there Not a all truths set yo [...]


    • dnf 49% I absolutely love this authors work, but unfortunately this particular story, and it s unexpected twist, is not my cup of tea.


    • When Life Happened is one of Jewel E Ann s strongest novels to date, and that s really saying something I ve been a huge fan of her masterful storytelling, so it should not come as a surprise that this addictive book left me conflicted and entirely enthralled.Don t let the super cute cover fool you into thinking this is a lighthearted read There are quite a few comedic elements interwoven, but this is first and foremost an angst filled contemporary romance about self discovery and forgiveness Th [...]


    • One thing I ve come to learn from reading books by Jewel E Ann is that she doesn t play safe or writes the same ol predictable love story She challenges me every single time, she surprises me even pisses me off royally but that s exactly why I read I love different, risks and a story which has a purpose When Life Happend encompasses all of that.Go in blind That s what I did and boy was I in for a treat I can t tell too much about the story because then I ll give too much away All I can say is th [...]


    • DNF 48%I thought I was going to like this one It started off fine and all And then everything fell apart Yes, that dramatic Not recommended.


    • oh, fuckity fuck covers her eyes with the palms of her hands God dammit It made me think too much on the things that usually make me so pissed off and I don t condoned it made me look into the gray area on the subjects I don t give a rats ass worth in the first placeGod dammit There were so many issues i didn t like, in fact I hated themI hated the characters actions, thoughts and less credible justificationsAnd that made me mad.e I couldn t see the justification, I couldn t find it within me to [...]


    • Damn, this is so hard to review without giving away any spoilers, gah When Life Happened left me exhausted and conflicted because it s a total 5 star read for me yet it isn t because after The Event that happened half way that gutted and pissed me off by the way I kind of lost interest Then the book took on a whole new spin and I was all in again, yet didn t want to be because of what happened the first half of the book Shit, I m talking in freaking code here lol.There are a couple of triggers v [...]


    • view spoiler I wanted to love this one, the cover was seriously amazing, the synopsis intriguing but what I got was not what I expected We often hurt the ones we love the most or the ones we should love the most There is no way I can write about this book without giving away the plot, hence the spoiler tag The plot is the sole reason I did not love it, but it s delivery and writing as always with Jewel E Ann was exceptional.This book has two cases of insta love I know that insta love happens, it [...]


    • INFINITE STARS THIS BOOK I still can t wrap my head around this experience, because that was what this book was, a total EXPERIENCE Please just go in blind, forget any preconceived notions about what you think this might be and just go with it I say it every single time, but Jewel is one of the most gifted indie authors out there and she has once again outdone herself BRAVO


    • Incredible I do not know if Jewel E Ann is crazy or brilliant, but this book is amazing I m not even able to write review for it There is no word to say that would describe all these feelings, you just have to read it.And I really could end up on that, because when you have to write a review for the book, that you tag as 5 stars is not enough then what to say For me, is the best book of the year, so far I know some people are doing DNF, but really, I know what you feel, I know with what you re [...]


    • 2.5 StarsI m feeling really disappointed I love Jewel E AnnI really do Undeniably You is one of my favorite reads of 2015 That book still makes me emotional years later I love her characters They re are always different and refreshing And this book was no different I fell in love with Parker She was spunky, no filter, crazy but cool girl next door sort of heroine I loved the hero Gus He was just so real and I found myself falling for him and .But 50% in I was like It frustrated me, it saddened [...]


    • It pains me to say that this one did not work for me There were so many things that I wish had been different in this one FirstI am a not a fan of instalove in a book A book that has two cases of instalove Um, yeahat is a difficult thing for me to get over I think had her love not been professed for Gus I may have been somewhat okay well it wouldn t be this low of a rating for me with this book But I am not sure how someone can fall in love with TWO people within such a short amount of time I m [...]


    • 5 starsUNBELIEVABLY AMAZING To start off, i have to say this THIS BOOK WAS SO HARD TO READ I had to pause many times and make big decisions about this book whether to go on or stop now I persevered all because i bloody love this author I knew there was something i will miss if i gave up to soon Lo and behold there was a beautiful, sweet love story i ve read in a while, with the best plot twist As sweet and entertaining the first 40% of this book was, it involved cheating YES, PLAIN OLD CHEATING [...]


    • Title When Life HappenedAuthor Jewel E AnnCategory RomanceSeries or Standalone StandalonePOV Third personPlot 4Characters 5Scorching Level 4HEA Um Not tellingAmazing writing and characterization but my heart is broken Jewel E Ann is a very unique writer Her books are always emotional and sprinkled with her one of a kind humor This book spoke to my heart The heroine, Parker, is one of the most lovable heroine s I ve ever met.She is a twenty six year old woman, living with her parents while trying [...]


    • Well Jewel E Ann Up until 48% I was loving this story and it would have got 5 stars from me IF you had developed the love story between Gus and Parker BUT you spoiled it from that point on and it truly did not work So much potential for a cracker of a story and to look at the desire love between Gus and Parker did they cheat, or what and then you did that I failed to understand why you would take us there I just did not get the whole insta love between Parker and Levi it was too soon after what [...]


    • I don t really know how to rate this, though I m thinking somewhere along the lines of 4 stars This book was so so different from what I expected to get, though other that reading the blurb, I went in completely blind and I suggest that you do the same If you re here reading reviews to figure out what the book is about before hand, STOP Just read it If I knew what the big twist was before I started, I would ve felt so different about everything This way, I experienced the true emotions that I th [...]


    • 4.5 starsd I had to bump it up, because it didn t deserve to be bumped down The only complaint I had was the ending came a little too easy It just sort of was, without a lot of hooplad that s okay too By the Prologue, I needed a little rainbows and fairy dust and unicorns farting glitter So this book Gahhh, this book How I could possibly love two mend be okay with it Well, it happened, and I am not ashamed I love Gus and I love Levi And I love how they loved There were so many gorgeous moments i [...]


    • DNF 78%Sorry, but inasmuch as I tried to like this book, I really cannot I find myself doing thisinstead ofNot because of the twist in the middle Nuh uh.But because of the story in general Especially the heroine What makes you sweat Change the subject Sex Now can we finish Do you really consider sex a workout Yes I m going to have to disagree I don t think you can call sex a workout Then you re not doing it right I suppose you d have to go through a lot of positions and have really good stamina [...]


    • I love the cute and sassy cover that was first to grab my attention but in no way prepared me for what lay ahead I was consumed from the first page on Absolutely outstanding This book was a total surprise and a novel change from the norm A ballad of real life No black and white answers but plenty of gray areas to challenge your senses emotionally, as well as play havoc with your feelings on morality I ve purposefully held my review in check trying to convey my praise without divulging any possib [...]


    • 3.5 4 s I m afraid of having everything that means nothing and nothing that means everything I really enjoyed Jewel E Ann s Jack and Jill series It was different, it was thought provokingd it was just out there I didn t expect anything less with this bookd boy, did I get it Parker was cheated on by her boyfriendwith her twin sister So, it s understandable that she has a thing against cheating All that is turned upside down when she meets her neighbor, Gus, who, of course, is married Maybe not ha [...]


    • Here s my review I m trying to be spoiler free Sorry.I read some rave reviews about this book The blurb spells it out The heroine was cheated on By her own twin sister Does the heroine cheat too I read to about 17% then put this down to read another book I wasn t closing the door entirely I almost never dnf before the 40% mark The part of a book where the plot is fully spelled out My GR friend Vee urged me to give it another try It s not what I think, No, it wasn t The 40% mark felt like a punch [...]


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