Tuesday, March 29, 2022

What Lovers Do by Jewel E. Ann - ARC Review & Release Blitz


From bestselling author, Jewel E. Ann, comes a hilarious secret lovers story that redefines the meaning of friendship.

Shep’s found the female version of himself … and he thinks she’s perfect—perfectly unavailable.

Everyone loves Shep, the charismatic employee at Scottsdale’s newest pet store. He has shared custody of his two dogs with his annoying ex-wife and a smile that can disarm most women.

Except … Dr. Sophie Ryan.

What starts out as a disastrous first meeting, involving a coffee catastrophe and mistaken flirting, turns into an unconventional friendship.

Fake phone sex.

Dog park dates.

And eighteen holes of golf.

The problem? Sophie’s taken herself out of the dating pool for a mysterious reason, imprisoning Shep in the friend zone for eternity.

As their competitive personalities hit a boiling point, the gloves come off and so do their clothes. When Sophie’s “real” life threatens their relationship, can Shep let go of his past to chase the one that might get away?

I can't lie, I was curious where this was going to go from pretty much the first page, and it's a tough one to review as there is a huge plot twist that is not in the blurb but matters a lot to for the story of Shep and Sophie...and it matters to the reader.

It also worked...and it didn't.  The plot twist, the reason she is out of the dating pool, both works as an interesting new plot device...and made me feel that there were places where we didn't get the full depth of the story between them because of the other thing that was going on.  Part of me feels that this impacted the story and the other part of me wonders if it would have worked were it not there, but it is and I have to say with it, I felt something almost lacking in the story.

I really don't know how to describe this, especially without spoilers.  I enjoyed it for the story that it was, and for the different plot that it has.  Maybe not as much as other titles by this author, but I did enjoy this title.

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Meet Jewel E. Ann

Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling 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, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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