Book Review (Giveaway): Jezebel by K. Larsen

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Title: Jezebel
Author: K. Larsen
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Psychological Thriller
Length: 486 pages
Rating: 5 *mind-fucked* stars

Synopsis

30 years of affection.
10 years of soul shattering love.
8 years of happy employment.
2 months of turmoil.
1 week of truth.
A lifetime of betrayal.

Would you have seen it coming?

Annabelle Fortin landed herself in a bit of trouble. Mandated to community service at an assisted living facility for early onset dementia she meets Jezebel, one of the residents. This is the story that unfolds over the course of Annabelle’s court ordered six month sentence. Nothing is what it seems.

Grace Review

Mind-numbing wickedness!  This book will leave you reeling for hours, or days.  A MUST READ for those who enjoy a good mind-fucking!

This is book tells a story within a story.  Is there a purpose to it all?  Yes, and that’s all I can say.  As Annabelle spends her court ordered time at Glenview (an assisted living home), she befriends Jezebel, who believes in tough love.  With each week, the two grow closer together, with Jezebel sharing the story of Celeste and Gabriel.  Is it a love story?  Yes and no.  You’ll just have to wait like Annabelle to read it unfold.  Just like her, I was anxious for her visits with Jezebel to get more of the story, because I knew something big was going to go down.  Was I prepared for that moment?  No, and the events following left me speechless.

“Oh but my dear, every great love story has a twist.  If there’s no twist, how does one ever know if their love can endure?”

What can I tell you without giving anything away?
***Pay attention to the details.
***The book, just like Celeste and Gabriel’s story, has a slow build.  As Jezebel promises Annabelle, your mind will be blown, so have patience.

Vous êtes la clé  You’re the key.

Half way in, I kept asking, what is the big deal.  I didn’t see any opportunity for mind-fuckery.  And that’s what make the story so great.  The author takes a simple thing, a growing friendship, and turns it on its fucking head.

The ending on its own is huge.  I suspected some things along the way, but there is no way I could have predicted the ending.  Now looking back, so many details come back to me and make more sense, and only intensify the creep factor.

*Jezebel bringing Annabelle closer to her dad.
*The Dr. Seuss book and the reason behind it.
*Jezebel encouraging Annabelle to fall in love.
*Annabelle’s brother.

My immediate impressions of the story were blown away, and I’m left shaking my head at the cleverness of it all.  This had one of the most shocking endings I have EVER read!  I absolutely did not see it coming, and felt a bit like this afterwards:

I think I spent the first half hour after finishing, just shaking my head and saying “I can’t believe the author did that.”  Over and over.  Is there a HEA?  That is the million dollar question, and I have no idea how to answer it.  I guess, depending how you feel about each character and the idea of justice, you may think one way or another.  And that’s all I’m saying.

Oh wait, one more thing if you’re about to pussy out and not take a chance . . .

– Grace

*An ARC was received for an honest review.

Amazon

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Giveaway text

*One signed paperback of Jezebel (US only)
*Two ebook copies of Jezebel (Open internationally)

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Comments

  1. Sherry Pryor says:

    Perfect review! #jezebel #keepthesecrets

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