Tuesday, July 19, 2016

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ Fleeting Moments by Bella Jewel



Title: Fleeting Moments
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2016



Blurb

One single moment changes everything
In one breath, you can have it all
A split-second later, it can all disappear
Vanished forever

That was me
I had it all
Then in a cruel twist of fate, it was taken from me
A beautiful life gone in a flash

But he was there
He was there to pick me up when I fell
To protect me
My savior. My rock.

He was just a stranger
Just a selfless stranger with a face I'll never forget
Can't forget
Won't forget

And like everything else, he just disappeared
As if he never existed
I have to find him
I need to find him
He has to know that he saved me

He has to know that in that one fleeting moment, he was all I could see








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Title: Fleeting Moments
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars (Rounded to 5 for Goodreads & Amazon)
Reviewer: Melyssa
"Even when we don't realize it, even when we think that things couldn't get any worse, life will throw us a moment that suddenly helps it make sense. It pieces it all together, it puts it all back in perspective, and you start to wonder how you ever wished for a different path."

This is exactly the kind of book I needed with where I’m currently sitting with books lately.

A book with just the right amount of suspense and intrigue, a hero to swoon and drop panties over, and wait for it…a heroine with a freaking backbone. Holy moly, and what a nice freaking backbone it was.

Now at first, after what Lucy experiences at the beginning of the book, she’s justifiably off. I can’t imagine anyone living through something as intense and scary as she did, see the things she saw and come out it stable and put together. So our lovely heroine got quite the bit of a pass from me on that. Turns out though, that it didn’t take her nearly as long to come into her own again as I was expecting, so the grace period I gave her, didn’t really apply.

She didn’t take any prisoners, not even when it came to Heath and I can’t rave about this aspect enough. I loved it. Freaking fangirling out over scenes and everything. God, I like a woman that’s not afraid to walk the hell away when the situation calls for it. My hat is off to you Bella Jewel. This is the best damn heroine you’ve ever created and you’ve had some good ones.

Now, Heath. Well. I already loved him right from the first scene, and other than a few minor little alpha male slips where he had the very real ability to be a bit of jerk, his feelings were never really in question. Not for this reader. I enjoyed him and as far as hero’s go in my romantic fiction, he was a pretty damn good one. Strong, capable and a good match for the feisty newly discovered Lucy.

I realize this as it sits right now is a standalone, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I do believe I want to see books on the other guys here. Friends, family and the like. They were all very unique personalities themselves, especially Tank, so I’d like to see how all of these guys (and their better halves eventually) would fare.

The suspense wasn’t overly done here and the reason for it, honestly, was very real especially with the way the world is today. Things that are happening here. The bravery shown in some of these scenes and the responses read very realistically to me and only furthered the enjoyment I had with this tale. This is hands down one of my favorite books that Bella has ever done and I’ve read a whole hell of a lot of them. Hat goes off again.

So if I’m sitting here sighing dreamily over this book, why wasn’t it a 5 star? Easy.

I think that between Gerard and his sister who I wanted to drive a Mac truck over (and even Lucy’s own mother in the beginning) I heard she was crazy more often than I heard someone supporting someone who had just gone through one of the most insane experiences of her life. I wanted to see at least a sliver of that and with those three, I just didn’t. I got sick of hearing the word crazy and get help. Thank god for Heath. He was the winner I just knew he was gonna be in that regard and others though

The level of steam for this read wasn’t as high as some of the others I’ve read by this author, but when it appeared, it was natural and written to the same caliber as her other novels, (both series and standalone). It worked for me here and for steam lovers, it should as well.

I can’t say anything else that hasn’t already been said by some other reviewers, but if you’re a fan of this author, or of books driven by love, bravery, second chances, happily ever after, with just the right amount of steam, well I don’t think you’ll be disappointed here.

I know I wasn’t.

My thanks to the author and all others for letting me read this wonderful story before its official release. It was a pleasure. A crazy ass pleasurable journey. Bella Jewel, you have outdone yourself here. Be very proud.





Author Bio

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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