Thursday, April 10, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel

Title: Number Thirteen
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
**AUTHOR NOTE - This is NOT a BDSM Romance**

We're thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master. A master we've never seen. Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel. When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded. Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to... because HE teaches us to. All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are. He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know. We've never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it. Then something changed. He showed me who he truly is. Now I want him. I'll go against everything I know to be with him.
A monster.
My monster.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story. No one said it was pretty, or right, but it's mine.  

Sandy B's Review

I'm a big fan of Bella Jewel and would totally recommend you read her MC Sinners series - which was awesome. 

However, Number Thirteen fell short for me. The premise sounded exciting but the execution wasn't what I expected. These 13 women are kidnapped (so they think), taken to a mansion, tattood with a number on their hands (they cannot remember their names) and cannot remember anything about their past because they are drugged and hypnotized into forgetting it. They are kept under guard by a man they called Master. Their "master" William is a damaged man in both spirit and appearance. Though he sees himself as their savior, and in a way he is, 2 of these women die at his hands. That colored the rest of the story for me. It lingered in the background through the rest of the book. 

William and Number 13 connect and the relationship progresses but it didn't work for me. There were aspects that I enjoyed. Number 13 is a fighter! I liked that about her. It is what draws William to her. Their interactions are interesting and the sex is hot. The ending, where they all come back together, seemed brainwashy cultish to me. Having said all that would I read another Bella Jewel book? Absofreakinglutely. I'm hoping she writes a book about William's brother Ben. He might be more my thing. Though with Bella who knows what curve ball she might throw us. I'm going for the ride either way!

Please do yourself a favor and check out her MC Sinners series.

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About the Author
Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.  


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