Series: Joker's Wrath MC
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2017
I’ve known fear.
I’ve known pain.
I’ve known horror.
I’ve known all of it.
I’ve guarded myself as best I can.
I’ve hidden myself from him.
I’ve changed my name.
But he still haunts me.
One day, I’m sure he’ll find me again.
I don’t trust anybody.
I don’t believe in anybody.
I just want to be free.
Until I meet Jack.
I’m not looking for him, but that’s the thing about heroes.
You’re never looking for them.
He won’t take no for an answer.
He’ll battle past my fear, my pain, and my horror.
He’ll sweep into my life like a hurricane, and it won’t matter how hard I fight.
He’ll break past my walls.
And he’ll change me.
Maybe, he’ll even save me.
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, MC
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Joker's Wrath MC Novel)
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars (rounded to 5 for Goodreads and Amazon)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Bella Jewel writes fantastic family fiction.
Okay, so getting into the nitty gritty of this story, it’s romance with just the right level of suspense mixed in. It follows two people who eventually meet and find something in one another that they haven’t been able to find, or in the case of our heroine in this story, haven’t wanted to find, in anyone else.
But going deeper into it, especially with the Next Generation series of novels, we’re getting to see an even bigger dynamic, and its family. They’re tight knit, even more so than in the original novels I would venture to say and there is no mistaking with the way they all interact that they’re family. There is humor, there is in-fighting, but more than anything else, there is love and it makes these stories even more entertaining for me as the reader than they would have been having this element and these characters added in.
I loved Jack. He wasn’t like any of the other guys from the series and definitely not like his brother Diesel at all. He had an air of cockiness right off the bat that turned into curiosity I think, but it was all driven by the overwhelming need to be a good person. He was just the sweetest and more so than any other hero, I swooned over him and I did it hard.
His feelings, what he was willing to do for her, how patient he was while Baylee came to terms with the whole shitload of pain she’d been dealt, was truly beautiful and extraordinary and I’m so glad that he was the one for her. Jack was definitely the one she needed to show her it was okay to love again and more than that, to live again, infusing her with a strength I know deep down she never thought she would be able to have again. A trust and a belief that not all guys are the same as the one that thoroughly broke her.
I think the more suspense driven portion, where things really hit the fan seemed to come and go rather quickly this time around, which bothered me a little, but even with the quickened state of that, I do believe it packed the same punch that all of these MC stories always do. It pulled me in emotionally with the looks back at the past and especially in the future when the truth of Baylee’s past all comes out and that’s what I most enjoy about reading these stories, even if they do end too soon. I enjoy the pull I get and the need to see a beautiful real beginning for two characters I’ve come to enjoy.
If you’re a fan of this author or of any of the previous books in this series, I think this is one you need to pick up and read, and if this is your first book by this author, it’s my hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read an early copy of this story. Baylee’s journey and then her journey to love and happiness with Jack is one I’m so thankful to have taken.
JOKER'S WRATH MC SERIES
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.