Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann

Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann
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“My name is Scarlet Stone, and my biggest fear is that someday I will find what I want most in life, and it will be impossible to steal.” 
What happens when life just stops? When one moment makes you question your entire existence?
Scarlet Stone is a third-generation thief who has everything: a doting fiancé, a spacious London flat, and a legitimate job offer. In a single breath, everything becomes nothing, and she finds herself on a plane to Savannah, Georgia in search of the meaning of life.
After securing a six-month lease for a beachfront house on Tybee Island, Scarlet changes the way she looks, thinks, eats—basically her entire outlook on life. She needs peace, but what she gets is a housemate who looks like Thor, acts like a warden, and smells her proximity like a Bloodhound.
Theodore Reed is a carpenter and perfectionist with a body built of steel, a black, hollow heart, and a hunger for revenge. He doesn’t like company, girly-smelling crap, and British accents.
He resents every breath she takes. She’s fascinated by his every move.
In time, they discover their coexistence is toxic, their physical attraction is electric, the secrets they keep mean the difference between life and death, and the only truth they share is that everything is a lie.
“Over eighty-five percent of the world's population believes in a higher power, yet, very few people believe in miracles.”
Do you believe?

I wish my name was Scarlet Stone ⭐️

As my friend Isabella would say, bloody hell , what an amazing book!
Second in a row for me by this author, I’m simply blown away by the magnitude of this story.
There’s this Scarlet Stone, a third-generation thief who leaves all her life behind in UK, moving to US to die. She has terminal cancer and was given six months to live, so she decided to find the meaning of life in that small amount of time, way across the ocean.
Only life is funny sometimes and miracles can happen. I’ve always felt like we all have a preset way in life and no matter what we do, things are supposed to happen in a way that’s beyond our control.
This story is a good example for my theory.

I’ve highlighted at least twenty paragraphs and there were many other I’m sure I missed, just because I was too engrossed in the action to do anything else besides turning pages.
Here’s a glimpse of what you should expect:

“The assumption that a good education equates to intelligence is not necessarily true. A lot of highly-educated people have been told what to think, therefore, they think they know it all. The other segment of the population has to figure out how to think, therefore they question everything.”

“Food. Small talk. Maybe I say something that makes you grin. Maybe you say something that makes me giggle. Maybe the food is crap, so we drink too much wine. Maybe the full moon beckons us to the beach where we walk in the shadows of the night. Maybe you tell me something about yourself. Maybe it’s a lie, and maybe that’s okay because we’re both going our separate ways in four months. But maybe … just maybe for one night we feel human.”

“Not every day is a parade with fireworks, but every breath counts. Life is incredibly fucking hard, rarely fair, and always unpredictable. Most days, surviving is as good as it gets.”

Jewel Ann wrote her own review and she said:
“READ THIS BOOK! 

I challenge you to read this book. I challenge you to step outside of your box.
Question the norm. 
Question how you live. 
Question your very existence. 
Question what love really means. 
I challenge you to respect freedom of choice. 
I challenge you to question your breaking point. 
I challenge you to count time in breaths. 
I challenge you to live.”

There are isn’t anything else left to say. It’s an emotional rollercoaster you have to enjoy by yourself. It’s a humorous, intelligent story that you will appreciate. It’s a life lesson you’ll treasure forever. That’s it. ❤️