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Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office.
All the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.
Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.
The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly-humming redhead who's too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.
This woman …
She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind.
She must go.
Their lust-hate relationship escalates into something beautiful and tragic. This sexy, romantic-comedy explores the things we want, the things we need, and the impossible decisions parents and children make to survive.
About the Author
Stephanie Rose is a Los Angeles-based romance audiobook narrator. Her recordings include Worth Forgiving by bestselling author Vi Keeland and the popular The Ex Games series by J. S. Cooper and Helen Cooper.
Troy Duran is an experienced voice-over artist with an extensive background in radio. He has narrated more than thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from historical fiction and horror to romance and thrillers.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B079DBXX55
- Publisher : Jewel E Ann (27 January 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2713 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 381 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 35,655 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ellen is a music therapist and Flints’s new office building tenant. She has such a beautiful soul and exactly what Flint needed to jumpstart his life again. She’s quirky and funny and such a breath of fresh air for both Flint and Harry.
The sweetheart in this story is ten year old Harrison/Harry. Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, he has difficulty interacting and socialising with people, and says things the way he perceived them. I absolutely loved the way Jewel took great care to develop his beautiful personality and I loved the bond that develops between him and Ellen. Do yourself a favour, read this book. You won’t regret it.
The author's plot is subtle and beautifully woven, pulling in many threads. The character development is superb. Flint, Harry and Elle, are so well-drawn you want them for your own friends.
I want to say more but really, just Buy. This. Book.
Flint is a widowed attorney with a 12-year-old son, Harrison, who is mildly autistic. Kudos to the author for her sensitive and believable portrayal of Harrison, who is a very engaging character in the book.
Then there is Ellen, a music therapist who breezes into their lives when she rents office space from Flint. I really liked Ellen, a warm, strong, grown-up woman of real integrity. She is attracted to Flint from the beginning and I like that she's honest with herself and doesn't try to deny it.
Ellen gradually develops a relationship with both Flint and his son. It's done believably and well. Then, just when I thought the storyline would be wrapping up with a HEA, there were further plot developments, and things went in a direction I wasn't expecting. But, it was all good. As a reader I was engaged all the way through.
There were also some very funny moments. For example, when Grandma wandered into the bathroom at exactly the wrong *ahem* moment.......
I will definitely reread this one. Recommended.
Believable and relatable characters living through unimaginable loss but as a reader I could sympathize with each character, some topics hitting harder than others. Thanks again Jewel for a great read.
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Former football player and later agent for one of NFL’s hottest quarterbacks (story told in One), Flint Hopkins is now a successful attorney, a widower, and dad to a mildly autistic twelve-year-old boy. His entire life revolves around his work and raising his child, needing absolute control in every aspect of his daily life in order to chase his demons away and not let himself drown in guilt and regret. Because for the past ten years, Flint Hopkins has believed that he lost his right to happiness the day he killed his wife in a drunken car accident.
Flint’s carefully controlled life is thrown into disarray when a young music therapist rents the space above his office, the imperfect silence of his thoughts suddenly replaced by the sound of drums, singing, and his new tenant’s effervescent personality. Ellen Rodgers comes into his life like a whirlwind, stirring in him an unexpected storm of conflicting emotions and desires. She hums, she laughs, she touches freely, and she voices her every emotion, thawing the ice around Flint’s heart one tie tug at a time.
Desperate to evict her and return to his bongo-free life as soon as possible, Flint uses his cool, detached demeanour to keep their relationship solely professional, but the more he pushes Ellen away, the deeper she gets under his skin, making him wonder whether he might be deserving of a second chance after all. And then a whole bunch of other crazy, wonderful stuff happens to them which I’m not going to spoil for you at all.
In Ellen, the author crafts one of the most lovable yet complex female characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering—a perfect counterpart to Flint’s joyless one—and as she shares her story slowly, gently, we fall in love with her long before all the details from her past come to the surface to pull us in even deeper. We are drawn to her exuberance, her honesty, her joie de vivre, and her spirit. She is the yin to Flint’s yang, balancing his darkness with her sparkle, and by loving him so unreservedly, for the first time in a decade, he begins to believe that he might be worthy of the life he got to live.
The whole story comes together under Jewel E. Ann’s exquisite prose, separating itself from the rest with its snappy dialogue, and the depth of emotion present in every single interaction between the characters, often communicated with so few words. I laughed, I hummed along, I even shed a tear or two, and I already cannot wait to read this book all over again.
Flint has met his match in Ellen. I have to say I want to hug this author for creating the beautiful soul that is Ellen Rodgers. A music therapist she is kind and intelligent, witty and tenacious and full of life. She is all these things without being sickly sweet. She's had her own share of heartache but hasn't allowed this to weaken her resolve. When life challenges her, she rolls up her sleeves and gets on with it. She is a joy to read and I love her. One of my favourite book heroines ever.
Look the Part is a beautiful story about regret and forgiveness, redemption and second chances. I laughed, I cried, I sighed with happiness across the pages of this book and I didn't want it to end.
I didn't know then that he had his own story until the end of that book. I was actually going to beg this Author to give us Flints book that's how much I loved him. I wanted to know his secrets, now that I do he's stolen even more of my heart.
Flint Hopkins isn't perfect he's flawed and very closed off. Yes he's made mistakes he lives with the tragedy everyday. That tragic night cost him dearly and almost destroyed him. The only thing keeping him going is the love for his son Harrison.
Flint isn't looking for love he doesn't think he deserves it.
Looking after his son has been his only priority for such a long time.
That is until a beautiful redhead rents a property from him and she gets under his skin like no other woman has for the past 10 years.
Ellen Rodgers I have huge love for this woman she's a music lover with a penchant for pet rats. I liked her quirkiness straight away.
She's a breath of fresh air for Flint. She challenges him and makes him wish for things he never thought he'd want again.
There's also the bond she has with Harrison that Flint can't ignore, his son doesn't form emotional attachments easily but it seems he has to this Music Therapy teacher.
I loved everything about this story it's a very captivating emotional journey. Once I started I couldn't put this book down. Such a compelling read that put a huge smile on my face. I adored Harrison this little guy says exactly what he thinks but he made me laugh so much. I'd love to see some kind of spin off story with him in the future.
Another massive hit from Jewel E Ann. This Author has fast become one of my favourites.
I cry, laugh and live her books and I’m never disappointed.
I’ve got most of her books on my kindle and also paperback.
This story kept me reading for hours and I didn’t want to put it down . I would recommend this book and all of Jewels books and I’m always ready for her new titles.
These two clash and the sparks between them fly. Interesting secondary characters that bring lots of humour and a poignancy to the story.
Prepare to feel intrigued, angry, entertained, heart broken and decidedly warm at some points.