Title: 'Til Death: Volume One
Series: 'Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: November 25, 2014
They say there's a fine line between love and hate.
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 grandfathers 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+
by Bella Jewel
Release: November 25, 2014
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️
Love this book. Love it's dark edges, the simmering hint of danger, the dual perspective and the faint promise of a different, happier end.
Brilliantly alternating between Marcus and Katia, as well as past and present, Bella Jewel is able to seduce us into falling for not only Katia, but Marcus as well. Despite knowing full well at the onset, the slim likelihood of something real developing, we are drawn into the possibility of a true future. Just like Katia. And she didn't even have the foresight that we get as readers.... It doesn't matter; the small glimpses of a Marcus that belies his reputation as bad man are willing us to believe. Only to be left as gutted as Katia is.
Utterly compelling and entirely believeable is Katia. Sure, first impression is perhaps of a slightly naive and gullible woman, but during the course of the book she proves she is not as blind as may have appeared at first. She is simply hopeful and open, living with the dream that one day she will be able to 'break' Marcus. But Marcus, who seems to have become more 'involved' than he is comfortable with, is persisting in his hard and aloof front. The occasional crack in his armor is a weakness he can't afford. And the realization Katia is the one responsible, he does the only thing he can think of..... the only thing he believes will spare them both.
The HEA promised will have to wait..... and this installment certainly ends on an emotional peak. Also called, cliff-hanger! My nemesis. Be warned.... you will curse Bella for making a believer out of you to. Only to be left with bigger questions than answers......
✨Brilliant, manipulative writing that sucks you right in!✨
**Copy provided in return for an honest review.**
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.