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#Review ~ Hard To Forget by: Bella Jewel ~@BellaJewel73

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HARD TO FORGET

An Alpha’s Heart Novel, #3

By Bella Jewel

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

On Sale: December 15, 2015

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About The Book

The third book in the sexy Alpha’s Heart series by USA Today bestseller Bella Jewel.

Delaney, a professional bodyguard, has spent years trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry.  Now she’s facing her greatest challenge yet.

Bad boy billionaire Jax Shields has made plenty of enemies on his climb to the top, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time has put his life at risk. Now he’s putting his life in the hands of Delaney and her team. He demands the best in everything, and he doesn’t think she has what it takes to protect him. He’s also made it clear he’d rather have her on her back then covering his. Will Delaney be able to prove herself to the most arrogant-and devastatingly handsome-man she’s ever met?

 

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**ARC Received for an Honest Review**

I fell in love with Tazen and Quinn in “Hard to Break” (Book 2) and I love Jax and Delaney just as much. Bella Jewel’s third book in her Alpha’s Heart Series is just as amazing if not more than the second one. She just keeps getting better and better, if that’s possible.

From the book – “I love you,” he says, his voice thick. “I’ve never said that to a single person in my life and I thought I never would, but I mean it with you Delaney. I love you.”

Doesn’t that line break your heart? It broke mine, but you have to read the story to understand the effect it will have on you. I love how that line is the big red bow on this story. Of course, Jaxson Shields is broken and maybe he will never be fixed. That’s his excuse for why he is a manwhore, a jerk and a stoic pain in the but. He has a very hard outer shell but when his life is threatened for real, the exterior starts to crack. Delaney is there to help relieve the stress he doesn’t know how to deal with, but she finds out she needs him just as much, if not more. This couple learns to appreciate their life after theirs is threatened numerous times.

From the book – “I’d go to the ends of the earth if it meant you were safe, Delaney. Don’t you ever doubt that. You might be tough, and bad ass, but I’m always going to protect you.”

Funny, how the story starts, Delaney is struggling to believe in herself. Nak, her boss, believes in her. Her family believes in her. Even Kyle eventually believes in her. But she must learn to believe in herself and trust herself to do her job. Delaney also struggles with the fact that she is a female in what some think, is a man’s job. She has trained to be a bodyguard. She can do what the men in her company do and at times, better than her male counterparts. But Delaney needs to get her feet wet in order to start seeing that she is good, no, great at her job. When she must act quickly to save Jaxson and her own life is threatened, the reality sinks in and she starts to crack too. Delaney needs to find a way to deal with the stress of her job and the stress of trying to prove to her co-workers, her boss and herself that she is good enough. Good enough to do the job she deserves to do. Jaxson’s hard exterior cracks enough to let him feel and give, and the danger he is in is more real than he realizes.

Bella Jewel has this bad-ass, male character that you just want to hate right away. He’s the guy you love to hate. He’s a jerk to Delaney when he first meets her and demands a male bodyguard, not her. She’s a “girl” as he puts it. Even after she proves, physically no less, that she is capable of taking care of him, he still demands a male bodyguard. The heart can effect the male or female and each can do dumb things because of the heart. Kyle can tell you that. Delaney is strong, wants to believe in herself but it takes some near death situations and some pep talks from Nak for her to believe the truth.

I love that Bella Jewel’s books have different story lines, themes that I have not read about recently. My attention is definitely caught up in the book. While there is an alpha male who comes off as a big old jerk, the conflict between big alpha male and female counterpart is different and fresh. I love it. At the start of this book, Delaney is running in the rain, and it sets the mood of the dark and serious tone that the book needs. The seriousness of Kyle and Delaney as they run together in the rain adds to that dark theme forecasting the danger ahead in their job.

I never thought I would like a suspenseful romantic story, but this book was incredible. I honestly wanted to keep reading last night or more like this morning at 2:30am. I had to get some sleep to be able to function, but it was against my better judgement. This story has some suspenseful moments that made me want to go ahead and read to see what happened. I had to, a few times to make sure everything turned out okay. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of the story. I loved the thriller type action that left me hanging or the suspenseful scenes not knowing who came out okay and who needed to ride to the hospital. I loved the suspense!

Bella Jewel is becoming one of my favorite authors. I hope you give her a try and let her work her way into your hearts too!

 

 

About The Author

Bella Jewel is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in North Queensland where she’s working on her next novel.

 

Social Links

Author Website: http://bellajewelbooks.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7178194.Bella_Jewel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBellaJewel/

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Buy Links

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRFUEJI/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hard-to-forget/id990319945?mt=11

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hard-to-forget-bella-jewel/1121815834?ean=9781466891371

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/hard-to-forget-4

 

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Each book in the Alpha’s Heart series is a standalone with a HEA.

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#Review #HardtoBreak ~ Hard to Break by Bella Jewel ~ @bellajewel73 @ninabocci #AmReading

HardtoBreak

Hard to Break ~ An Alpha’s Heart Novel

by: Bella Jewel

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Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad’s garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He’s the one man she can’t stand…even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.

Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he’s making sure she knows it. But there’s a spark between them that she’s finding hard to ignore. She’s determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?

**Hard To Break is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**

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**ARC Provided for Honest Review**

Bella Jewel is a new author to me and I must say I loved her book. Quinn is a feisty firecracker who does everything she can to save the garage her mom and dad built. She not only cares about the garage, workers and old customers but the town cares for her. Since her mom died, the town has taken care of her and her dad. Her dad, unable to deal with death of his wife many years ago turned to alcohol as his new best friend. Quinn unfortunately must clean up her dad each night and put him to bed. This gets old night after night while trying to keep the garage afloat. The bank is ready to foreclose.

In swoops Tazen Watts, TV star and professional car builder. Quinn’s garage is just another opportunity to expand. Tazen doesn’t see the history, the family or the close relationships they have with the community. He soon learns that a very stubborn and determined Quinn is not walking away from her garage very easily. She puts up one hell of a fight. Does Tazen finally see why Quinn is so feisty, hard-headed and destined to save the garage?

The book was a fun read for me. I enjoyed the banter and interaction between the two main characters, Tazen and Quinn. I loved the sparks that went off when they challenged each other. I am glad Tazen realized the person Quinn was and saw her as more than another female fan. Their relationship was questionable at first but he proved himself worthy as the story went on. Tazen’s character development improves his standing with me the more I got to know him and the more he understood Quinn. I also appreciated the respect for family in the story. As embarrassing as her dad was Quinn thought, she had no idea how Tazen would react when she needed him most. Sometimes that’s a true test of character. Tazen passed with flying colors if you ask me.

The pace of the story is great, I had a hard time putting it down almost reading it completely before I went to bed. Bella Jewel’s wonderful writing left me thinking about the characters and the story direction when I wasn’t reading the book. I had no idea how this would play out but I am very pleased how Bella Jewel wrote the story. I wish there was a little more to the end, a little of Quinn’s story. I know, I am greedy to want more but it is just so good. I think I am going to check out another book by Bella Jewel. I can add another author to my “favorites” list.

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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 ten 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. In 2015 she signed a three book worldwide deal with St Martin’s Press – and happily joined the Macmillan team to produce some scorching, sexy, amazing stories that will be presented to the world from August 2015 onwards.

She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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