ARC Review: Undeniably You by Jewel E. Ann

18 Aug 2015

Book Title: Undeniably You
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Series: Standalone
Release Date: August 18th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Adult Erotica, Humor
One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate.

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who.

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.”

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy.

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word.

The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.



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At the risk of blubbering out a total fan-girl review that I'll end up editing the bejeebers out of in the morning, I'm gonna run with it while I'm on the Dr Lautner Sullivan high. 

 ***Deep breath*** 

Say you're a 23-year old college graduate. The daughter of a woman who got knocked up pregnant young and pretty much gave up her dreams for motherhood. It's the summer before you plan to start graduate school, you're dreams are to be a museum curator, living in a big city and reaping success from hard work well earned. A relative asks you to house-sit for their rambunctious Weimeraner dog for a month prior to setting off for Paris then grad school... but you meet a man. 

A perfect man who you mistaked as the pool boy. You have one month to bask in the glory of epic love, a man so romantic he melts the panties off of any living breathing woman. Thirty days... He asks you to stay. He tells you he loves you. You don't return the sentiments because DREAMS. Do you walk away? For a thirty-day fling at 23 years of age? I know what my romantic heart would say. And I know what I'd tell any friend in her shoes...GO LIVE YOUR DREAMS.


Sydney is a complicated soul and I can really see how some readers may want to throttle her. Lautner is just entering his first year of pediatric residency (SUCCESSFUL), he's an ex-Heissman Trophy candidate for Standford football (STACKED), and he is freaking sex on a stick (F*CKHOT). 

Girls and boys, I don't think I've read a hero I've been so freaking infatuated with in a long time. He was perfection. Chivalrous, romantic gestures galore, and with a dominant sexual prowess that'd melt the knickers off a nun. I liked him...a lawt!

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Sandy blonde hair, Medusa eyes, stacked like a brick sh*thouse. I'm sorry- RIP Paul Walker, but nobody fits the bill like Paul Walker in my fantasies head.

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I don't know what it is specifically about Jewel E Ann's writing style but it just clicks for me. She has such a perfect way of instilling humor in her books- even when the plotlines are on the darker or grittier side. I went into this book, by looking at the comical bookcover, thinking this was a Romantic Comedy. Rest assured, it is but the second half sucked my heart out of my chest. Talk about angsty tug of war of emotions! I ate it up! Sleep be damned, I could not put this book down from the halfway mark on... 

I love a book that stirs a plethora of emotions in me. This one did not fail. Between the hilarious Weimaraner she was dog sitting (snort snort)-

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 To the completely orgasmic and SO romantic doctor-in-training, Lautner (pant pant drool)-

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 To the heroine that I understood but still wanted to throttle because LAUTNER! (grits teeth)-

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I was treated to an all-around perfect read. I could seriously quote half this book because just some of the things they said to each other made me melt. We see romantic gestures and dialogue all the time but these two, their epic love story, just really struck a cord with me. They're young. She's They're (kinda) stupid but also human and we get a perfect ending that healed my broken heart.

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 ***I can't fairly review this book without bringing up the fact that their are a couple plot devices that may not be everyone's cuppa. One choice I totally understood and, although I wouldn't do the same thing in my situation, it didn't deter my enjoyment of the book. The other actually adds steamy angst to my read so THAT was a bonus. I'll spoiler tag the second [Highlight to review spoiler]

There's cheating but you seriously WANT the cheating to occur. Enough said. The other plot device I don't want to spoil as it really needs to be experienced as it's important to the entire story.

Advanced copy received by author via NetGalley in exchange for my HONEST review.

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