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The Life That Mattered: Roe & Evie: Part One (The Life Series Book 1) by [Jewel E. Ann]

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"Absolutely brilliant. My top read of the year, and I'm not surprised. The wildly talented Jewel E. Ann consistently finds a way to level up. Every book she writes leaves me desperate for more! The Life That Mattered is a must-read." - Ella James, USA Today bestselling author

"I'm still trying to wrap my brain around what I just read, but what I do know is that
The Life That Mattered knocked my socks off. With painstaking execution, this entirely unique, consuming, passionate, and thought-provoking novel puts Jewel E. Ann's literary sorcery on full display. Nice to see you again, Book Hangover." - Reading Frenzy Book Blog >

It's complex and well rounded, impeccably polished and consummately narrated story. Jewel has explored the entire spectrum from softly romantic to heartwrenching sadness...with loads of funny in between...
OMG THE FEELS, they just render you stupid." - BookBistroBlog

 "I feel like I've run a marathon after finishing The Life That Mattered. Out of breath and high on adrenaline.
Jewel E. Ann delivers the good stuff. The angst, the suspense and the romance." - Bad and Dirty Books

"I was hooked from the prologue and I was so intrigued. Once I started it I couldn't put it down and now I want more. I went to this one blind and what a ride! It has a little bit of everything. It was romantic , mysterious, a little bit crazy." - Read More Sleep Less

"Jewel E Ann doesn't pull any punches with this first book of her 'Life' duet. It's raw and gritty, it'll grab you from the outset, pull you under and tow you with it until the end of the book." - Ghost Pepper Babes

"I inhaled every word and was left short of breath and reeling. Perfection at its finest right here." - The Smutbrarians 

"This book took me on such an incredible, indescribable journey. I am dumbfounded, in awe, I basically have no words" - Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books

"This story had everything that made me fell in love with reading: loads of romance, humor, mystery, sexy chemistry and one PERFECT hero!" - The Romantic Blogger

"Leave it to Jewel E Ann to write another spell-binding and captivating story." - Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

 "THE LIFE THAT MATTERED was such a beautiful story. Funny, adorable, sexy, mysterious, wintery, heartbreaking. I need book #2 asap!!" 
 - BJ's Book Blog

"This book is absolutely incredible. The Life that Mattered will leave readers questioning their existence. It's thought-provoking, funny, heartbreaking, and sexy. It has this slow burn suspense that kept me glued to the pages." - Leave Me Alone I'm Reading

"The Life That Mattered is a highly emotional read that gave me all the feels, had me in knots and tears more than one time. I literally just finished this unputdownable book and let me say, it put me through the wringer - and I loved it." - KDRBCK 


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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B084JKMBF5
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 4, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4834 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 370 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977 ratings

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Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best selling author 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, walking her doodle, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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Wow! Jewel did it again 😮‍💨.
I'm totally hooked by this book and fell completely for Evie & Roe.

I just simply couldn't put the kindle down until I finish it. And that not a figure of speech.

Evie & ROE story is addictive to the point that I started the 2nd book of the duet in the same moment I finished the 1st and spent all night dreaming about what happened.

I'm currently in 50% of "The Life You Stole", and I'm feeling:

*anxious *betrayed *afraid * disappointed * distressed *

So far "The life that mattered" is still my favorite and I have a feeling that "The Life You Stole" will be a big fk up. (I hope not)
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