Thursday, January 4, 2024

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Because of Her by Jewel E. Ann


Because of Her
Jack & Jill Series
By: Jewel E. Ann
Narrated by: Andi Arndt & Sebastian York

“If sin weren’t pretty, it wouldn’t be so tempting.”

I was an accomplished music professor.

Happily single.

Perfectly content.

Now, I’m unemployed.

Pining for a dark, brooding guy named Jack who lives in a garage with a piano.

And I’m plotting to seduce a married man because his daughter is responsible for my nephew committing suicide.

I don’t know why teenage girls are so mean.

I don’t know why rich men cheat on their wives.

And I don’t know why Jack has serial killer vibes, even though he leaves me speechless every time he speaks.

All I know for sure is that I feel safe in a stranger’s arms and understood by someone I don’t understand.

“You should be a little scared of everyone because humans are unpredictable.”

How far will I go for revenge? More than that …

How far will he go to save me?

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Darkness and light, heartbreak and healing, tears and laughter, anguish and hope. Needless to say, Because of Her is packed with feels. Full disclosure: those feels run more toward the dark, but there is some light at the end of that tunnel. You just have to be willing to push through along with the characters.
I'm just gonna go ahead and admit that this is the first book in the Jack & Jill series that I've read/listened to. Thankfully, it can be read as a standalone - at least, I didn't have any problem keeping up with storyline, and I didn't feel like I was missing any information vital to that storyline. That said, I now need to go back and read the rest of the series because this book is seriously good, and I want more of the world Jewel E. Ann has created here.
I won't get into specifics because this book's secrets are best left discovered by each new reader or listener, as the case may be. The book does come with some triggers, so that's something to be aware of. These characters go through the wringer emotionally (and sometimes physically), and the author brings us in for an up close and personal ride along for their journey.
Andi Arndt and Sebastian York bring the talent I know and expect from them. I can't imagine anyone else voicing these characters and telling their story. So, we have a wonderfully written book in the hands of talented narrators, so in my opinion, the choices made for this one were spot on all the way. 

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