10 September 2014

Review Tour: Jealousy by S.L. Scott

Synopsis For Scorned & Jealousy

We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.

I was wrong. So wrong.

I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be.

Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back.

To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn’t matter… I won’t let him this time. I’m stronger. I’ve moved on. He won’t affect me.

This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It’s about finding your true destiny.

This is our story.  


Three years ago, Jules relationship with Dylan ended badly. If you've read Scorned then you'd know how badly Dylan fucked up that one because not only did he blamed Jules for how his life turned out (they're struggling financially, sort of), he also cheated on her, dumped her, and took everything from her save a $25 coffeemaker.

Fast forward to present time, Dylan wants Jules back. But there's another guy in the picture. Austin. It's a new relationship but for the first time in a long time, Jules is ready to move on. Of course Dylan comes and tried to convince her to give him a second chance.

Austin is rich, hot, and in love with Jules. The only downside to his personality that I saw was that he's a workaholic, and I don't really sparks between him and Jules.

Dylan, ugh! There's a hint that Dylan's reason for breaking up with Jules three years ago wasn't as straightforward as it seemed, and that he has a reason. But frankly, I don't really care. What he did was vile.

I feel conflicted...
My conflicting feelings stems from the fact that Jules already chose a guy. You have to read Jealousy to find that out. And I felt that she chose the right now. But of course, as we get to the last page, one of the guys did something that changed the whole dynamic of the relationship. So now I have to "vote" for the guy I want to end up with Jules. Hmm, I don't know if my feelings for both guys are strong enough to compel me to vote for either one of them.

I admit Team Dylan holds a certain appeal but what he did was just vile. I'm not buying anything he's saying at this point. Team Austin, I can't really say since I hardly know the guy. I don't think readers really got to know him well enough for people to vote for him.

If ever I'm going to read the third book, it's not because "my team" won but because I really like the author's writing style. She has a unique voice and I wouldn't mind reading another book from her. If it's not this book then perhaps others on her back list.
1 Woman 2 Endings – You Choose – Team Dylan or Team Austin. 

Sept 29 read one or both to see how it all plays out.

Ever since that fateful day, I became an expert at avoidance.

Avoiding attachments. Avoiding relationships. Avoiding love. 

My company became my constant, the only companion I needed… until a chance encounter with Jules Weston. I met her at a most vulnerable moment. Despite the tears that streaked her face, I fell in love the first time I ever laid eyes on her. needed her in my life.

She was broken, but I knew I could heal her. I would wait until she let me into her heart, allowing me to love her. And maybe, just maybe, one day she could heal me too.

Four years ago, I was tempted with money, prestige, and power by a woman who offered to give me the world. That lifestyle came with a price. I had to leave the love of my life—the one person who had already given me everything I would ever need. 
Today I watch Jules Weston in another man's arms. Wanting... needing her back in my life again. But there are obstacles that keep us apart. Her boyfriend. Her best friend. Her anger that has raged inside her over the years. 
Despite those, I’ve returned to take back what's mine. The one thing I regret leaving behind—her heart.

S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. 

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.

Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. 

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.

She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.