Series: MC Sinners Next Generation #3
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2016
I’ve loved Danny since I was five.
He’s loved me longer.
It seemed destined that we would be together, it seemed like the stars had aligned.
Then we grew up and life got in the way.
He’s stepping up to be president of the Motorcycle club we grew up in.
And I want no part in it.
I want to be free, to travel the world and experience life without violence.
He’s not willing to give up the club.
I’m not willing to be an old lady.
But giving him up is like losing a part of myself.
Love isn’t easy.
Life certainly never is.
The manacles he has wrapped around me will hold me to him.
No matter how hard I try to run.
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series ( MC Sinners: Next Generation #3)
When it comes to this series, I go in expecting emotional. I can’t say that about many MC style romances I’ve read over the years, basically because they’re usually rougher around the edges, but here, I can.
The last two books have been that way in varying degrees, but this one definitely has to take the crown for it.
Even going in expecting to feel something (whether it was hatred for the bad guys, large levels of swoonage for our hero, annoyance with our heroine, or heart melting love for the families), I still wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of feeling that happened pretty much right off the first page.
But hit with an emotional tidal wave I was, and as much as I’d like to say it evened out or let up the more I read, it didn’t. It got harder before it could get better and then just when I think that we’ve reached a point where it’s finally going to ease, BAM! It happens again. Gutting me from the inside out. But that also by books end, puts me and my heart back together nicely.
One of the selling points to any MC romance I read is the suspense. I want to see it because just from everything I’ve read and learned through my own research, this life is wrought with complications. Outside influences and forces that don’t make it the easiest life to live. Bella always delivers in that respect and she definitely did here. In a way that damn near broke my heart and scared the living crap out of me. In a way I wasn’t expecting at all, but had me on the edge of my seat, desperate almost to see how it would all play out.
What also gets me right in the gut is the emphasis that is always placed on the families. So not only do I get one hell of a steamy romance between two imperfectly perfect people, but I also get this bond that no matter what they face (and some of it, especially here, is downright scary), only seems to make them stronger. Strengthen them as a unit and as individuals. It’s such a beautiful addition to such a raw and edgy story and no one does it quite like Bella.
The running Skye did, what numerous people seemed to call her on, I gotta say, it annoyed me a little for as long as it went on, but then sitting back and really thinking about it, who’s to say I wouldn’t do the same when faced with everything she was. The worries and fears she had. It’s scary and I’m glad that even with as annoying as it could be, it was a very real reaction. Just like Danny’s was, even if at times I wanted to smack him for not chasing after her (Lucas…sir, you are the freaking man when it comes to this btw. Thanks for pulling my feelings straight from my head). In a world of fiction, the realism, it stood out. Giving me just another reason among many to enjoy it.
This book isn’t easy, the characters even less so, but what it is, is real, and even while the situations they find themselves in is out of this world, I wouldn’t want to change a thing because just like Skye and Danny (and all of the other players within this story), it’s perfectly imperfect and is everything I expect from a Bella Jewel book and more.
I can’t wait to see where the author takes us next.
My thanks to the author and all others involved for letting me read this before its official release. This, much like the others, is a journey I’m so glad to have taken.
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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 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.