Review! Tour! The Life You Stole by Jewel E. Ann

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“Hold on with both hands because you’re about to experience the ride of a lifetime. All the stars for this masterpiece.”

-Marni Mann, USA Today Bestselling Author

The Life You Stole, the compelling and stunning conclusion to the binge-worthy Life Duet from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!



Sometimes we loved with lies and protected with sins.

OMFG. I don’t even know what to say right now. I said after reading the first book that I couldn’t even imagine where Jewel E. Ann would take us in the second half of this story and I was so right. I could have never anticipated the journey this book took me on. All the little things that were hinted at or set in motion in the first book were thoroughly explored in this one and the results were insane, devastating, a little scary, enraging, fucked up but oh-so-good! It’s been a while since a book pulled such strong emotions from me but this book definitely did. There were times I wanted to throw my kindle or punch some of the characters in the face and others where I wanted to reach into my kindle and hug them because my heart was breaking. I was all over the map and I enjoyed every second of it.

How did our friendship—the four of us—turn into such a toxic mess?

This book picks up moments after the cliffhanger of The Life That Mattered and is nonstop through to the very end. Remember how I mentioned in my earlier review that Evie and Ronin’s lives were inextricably linked with Graham and Lila’s? Well, I kind of want to laugh at my naivety at the time because when I said that I had NO IDEA the true extent of their connection. I knew there was a lot more to that story but it went way beyond what I could have ever dreamed. And I loved that we got all 4 POVs in this book. I thought that was a smart move and really helped paint the full picture of what the heck was going on. Seriously, get ready for one wild ride. Jewel E. Ann is NOT afraid of pushing the envelope and going THERE. You really have to just put your trust in her capable hands and hang on for the ride – you won’t be sorry. I so wish I could say more, I feel like I’m not doing this story an ounce of justice but it’s definitely a story you don’t want spoiled for you. All I know is that we’re less than 2 full months into 2020 and I can already tell you without a shadow of a doubt that this duet is going to be one of my top reads of the year – it’s THAT good! Do yourself a favor and drop whatever you’re doing and go binge this duet!

“We don’t have to be perfect to be forever.”



About The Life You Stole




On the heels of a devastating loss, Evelyn fights to put her life back together.

Only … part of her husband belongs to another woman, and the devil owns her soul.

“If you tell her the lie, I will tell her the truth.”

When her best friend goes to great lengths to protect Evelyn from destruction and devastation, mistakes are made, lines are crossed, and all trust is shattered.

“We weren’t unbreakable.

I just needed to believe we weren’t unrepairable.”


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I jumped, shutting my computer, and glanced up at Graham paused at the threshold to my room, loosening his red tie. He always looked handsome in a suit and that red tie I gave him for his birthday. I didn’t expect to see him. My assistant said he was at the Governor’s Mansion. I rarely stayed there, but he used it as an occasional “getaway.” Probably from me. So when she told me he was there, I made the assumption (actually hoped) he’d decided to stay the night and get some work done.

“It’s not even seven.” I tucked my bare feet beneath me, still wearing my navy skirt suit and silk scarf—my long hair in loose curls down my back and around my shoulders just like Graham liked it.

He took calculated steps toward me, completely untying his tie, letting it drop to the floor before working the buttons to his starchy white shirt. I tried to forget my internet search, not that it mattered because I couldn’t hide anything from my husband. He elicited a warring of emotions from me. An icy tingle slithered along my spine, making every muscle rigid, while the warmth in my heart fed on the way my pulse reacted to his proximity, the way it always had done. That never changed. It was how I knew we weren’t broken.

“Did you miss me?” He smirked, shrugging off his shirt, revealing his defined torso—abs for days beneath a thin smattering of dark hair on his chest.

I was the envy of so many women. Every day I reminded myself of that.

“Nice scarf.” He knelt in front of the chair.

I returned a nervous smile, hoping the man before me was the man I loved. Graham untied the scarf, sliding it from my neck as slowly as he’d slid off his tie just seconds earlier. The scarf floated to the floor. Gentle fingers swept my hair off my shoulders, exposing my neck.

With the same feather’s touch, he traced the bruises. “It’s nothing …” His lips replaced his fingers, kissing my neck. “You’re fine. Right?”

I wanted to believe him. Could denial become truth if we just believed hard enough?

“I’m fine,” I murmured, closing my eyes.

“Want me to show you how much I missed you?” he whispered next to my ear.

Was he asking me for permission? Governor Graham demanded me. Pre-marriage, pre-Governor Graham asked … begged me to surrender to him.


About Jewel

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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