When Life Happened

When Life Happened

by Jewel E. Ann


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Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister.

After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty-six.

Step One: Move out of her parents' house.

Step Two: Find a job.

Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He's an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it's a dirty word.

He also has a wife.

Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus-again.

Step Three: Don't judge.

Step Four: Remember- when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999048221
Publisher: Jewel E. Ann
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Pages: 428
Sales rank: 305,071
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)

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When Life Happened 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was amazing. I felt Parker's pain and understood why she stopped talking to her sister and ex-boyfriend. The ultimate betrayal in being cheated on came from her twin sister more so than the ex. Two years later a sheep dog enters her life along with its owner. Now this might be when life happened but just wait. Life is not done with Ms. Parker yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! My first with this author. Choosing my next right now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorits of 2017!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a tried and true fan of Ms Ann as I've read, and LOVED, every one of her books, each successive book being my new favorite. The same can be said of WLH. This story is breathtakingly sexy, gut-wrenchingly heartbreaking, soul-uplifting, sweetly hopeful and is full of Ms Ann's quirky wit with laugh-out-loud moments throughout. The characters are believable, you can identify with them, and the writing is so clear and focused you're EXPERIENCING their lives, their feelings, not just reading a book. Before you realize it, you are sucked into her world and you won't want to leave, well until her next book comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found a new favorite book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
WHEN LIFE HAPPENED by Jewel E Ann is a stand alone, passionate, emotional and heartbreaking romance story line that follows one woman, two men, three families, and a whole lotta tears, challenges, inspiration and love. Told from several third person points of view WHEN LIFE HAPPENED follows twenty six year old Parker Cruse as she traverses the minefield called life. From menial job to menial job Parker has yet to find what it is, or who, that makes her happy. She thought, she had found love, but he found someone else; she thought she found love, a second time, but fate had other plans; she thought she found love, a third time, but the truth not only set her free, but freed her from a love she never knew existed. Jewel E Ann’s WHEN LIFE HAPPENED is a beautiful tale of one woman’s struggle to find love and happiness but the reality of life, and everything it has to offer, isn’t always meant to be. WHEN LIFE HAPPENED is an emotional, heartbreaking, passionate look at life, love and everything in between. Jewel E Ann’s ability to weave an engaging, refreshing, and controversial tale is incredible; the drama of heartbreak, the passion of romance, and the destruction of loss, are but a few of the emotional ‘feels’ Jewel E Ann intertwines into an inspiring and powerful tale of seduction and love.
Snoopyvet More than 1 year ago
Nothing is ever as simple as you think in life it just happens. This is another amazing read by a wonderful author. Once I started this story I couldn't put it down I was so invested in it. I'm already wondering how long I'm gonna have to wait to add the paperback to my collection. While there are parts that will have you screaming at the author "how could you do that?" The story is just simply amazing and one I fell quickly in love with
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
When Life Happened is the newest from Jewel. It has a whole different feel from her other books I’ve read. But I really did enjoy it.  Parker is such a different character. She’s fun and caring. She see’s all these different sides to life.  She handles herself, no matter what is thrown in her way.  Jewel really has a way of writing that can draw me in. This is in the third POV and with that, I didn’t connect emotionally with the characters in this story.  But don’t take that as I thought it was bad. It was an enjoyable and fun read. One that you can read within a day.  Overall, Four Boundless Stars
LexyH More than 1 year ago
**4 Stars** Everything about this book was unexcepted for me. I love Jewel E. Ann, so I knew I wanted to read it. But I wasn't prepared for the emotional, funny, heartbreaking, heart healing book. It was so good. I don't really want to give much away about the plot because everyone needs to read it for themselves. You need to read it to fall in love with Parker. You need to experience her journey, her heartache and her healing. Everything about this story that Jewel gave us was perfect. The characters in this book aren't perfect, they aren't even close to it. You don't expect half of what you read. But in the end, you'll love everything about Parker's story. You can't help it. Bravo to Jewel E. Ann on yet another amazing story.
sm0120 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure if I was going to love or hate JEA by the time I finished this book...at different points I both loved and hated her. And even though I ultimately knew, like with every book I've read of hers, that I would end up loving her, it was touch and go there for awhile. But the day I finished reading When Life Happened was truly my favorite day. There are some authors and books that you just have to put your trust in, and realize that no matter what the blurb says, or what you might hear, or read in a teaser or excerpt, it's best to just jump in feet first, with no preconceived notions or ideas about what you're going to be reading. I've learned that Jewel E Ann is one of those authors. And When Life Happened is one of those books. To be perfectly honest, if I had known some of what was going to happen in this book I might not have ever picked it up, and that would have been a shame, because I would have been missing out on a book that will more than likely end up as one of my top reads for 2017. When Life Happened is a beautiful, touching, emotional read that will for sure pull at your heartstrings. But it's going to make you laugh and swoon and sigh in delight. It took me on a ride I didn't want to get off of. So please, do yourself a huge favor- don't seek out spoilers. Yes, there will be tears. Yes, you'll probably get angry. And yes, you may very well hate Ms. Ann for a hot minute or 2. But in the end it will all be worth it. Every tear, every scowl, every laugh, every single emotion that's pulled from you will be so very worth it
SairaM More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, emotionally heartbreaking, breath of fresh air. I'm not one to read a book about cheating, but going into this book blind was a very good thing. Jewel E Ann has written a wonderful story just like another of hers I've read before. Tears happened! Like blurry eyed I can't keep reading because I can't stop crying tears!!! Fav. Quote: "Not all truths set you free and not all lies are deception" "I just want the girl for all the reasons every idiot before me failed to see"