Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘Til Death: Volume One by Bella Jewel is Now Available & Reviewed

They say there's a fine line between love and hate.

There is.

I married a douchebag.

I didn't know it at the time.

He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.

I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.

He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfather’s business, and I was the poor victim in his path.

I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.

Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.

I may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave me.

He has to pay.

And pay he will.

**This is part of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+**

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I read this book in one sitting. It didn't take long – only about two hours. But it was a fun two hours.

The story switches back and forth between the past and the present. In the past we learn about how Katia and Marcus met and how their relationship began. In the present they are married and Katia has serious doubts about the man that she married. The book is written from the point of view of both characters and the author always makes it clear whose side of the story we are getting.

This is a great read that I couldn't put down. It was hot, emotional, and even suspenseful as you wait for the other shoe to drop. And the ending – what an ending OMG! I want to read book two right now. I hope we don't have to wait too long.

The blurb for this book had me intrigued, and I couldn't wait to read it.
Unfortunately, I think my expectations may have been too high.

The entire story is written through Katia's and Marcus's points of view, dabbling between the Past and the Present. While I enjoyed this, seeing the beginning of their relationship as opposed to where they are currently, I also felt it was a bit discombobulating at times.

Due to a stipulation in Marcus's grandfather's will, the Alpha/Millionaire playboy needs to settle down to gain ownership of his company.
Queue Katia's entrance into the story – she's the lucky girl to receive Marcus's attention. While she does hold his attention, and enjoy some steamy sex, they are relative strangers to one another.
As the story progresses, so does their relationship – to a point.

This was a quick read, I wouldn't classify this as romance – more erotica than anything that kept my attention to the end. I do want to say this contains a mild cliffhanger which, of COURSE, I need to know how this story ends!

Really unexpected turn of events in this book – and I can't wait for the resolution of the cliffhanger. Having read many of Ms. Jewel's books, I guess I had preconceptions. I was expecting nasty, dark, but instead there is ... an unequal situation which will probably remind most of us of times in our lives – even if nothing quite so dramatic. I found it to be addictive reading, because it was different. Read it, and see what I mean!

Please release the follow on very soon, I am fascinated by this train crash of a marriage.

OMG that cover is so d*mn fine..... I could lick it! Rawr! Exciting read, suspenseful, and a huge cliffhanger ending. Marcus has to marry or lose everything.... But why is he so cold? Katia pissed me off a lot in this book, the girl must be wearing sneakers she was running so much. For these two the sex seemed to work though, they had it in tangents. Lol. Still I enjoyed the plot, and my overall entertainment was four stars.

I think part two will have a lot of explaining to do because I have so many unanswered questions. I understand the clause the grandfather put in his will. Marcus needs to marry or has to lose everything he worked hard for. No one expects to lose.... And Katia couldn't be more perfect for him had the grandfather not handpicked her himself. Marcus was definitely wrapped up in his work, and he was very cunning...even deadly. But why? What's the story? I have read a few jokers MC books but for some reason Marcus is not jumping out at me. If you have a spin off from an original series add his story because I forgot. They had passion, and he still refused to open up... It hurt my rating to be just left hanging. I would definitely read book two!

When Marcus's grandfather dies Marcus finds out he needs to marry to take ownership of the company he has been running. It's in his grandfather's will, there is no getting out of it. If he doesn't, Walter gets control. Marcus does what he has to to make the company his, but will his heart get in the way?

I was unsure about this one with the past/present chapters, but once I was into the story I was happy to see the past chapters to understand more of what Marcus was all about. How they (Marcus and Katia) came to the point they did. Marcus is that guy you are supposed to hate, but can't!

I read it in one sitting having to get to the end. I cannot wait to see what happens next! What an ending!

Bella Jewel is a self-published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights, which topped the charts upon release. Since that time she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying, editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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