Title: 'Til Death: Volume Two
Series: 'Til Death #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: January 12, 2015
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 two of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+
'Til Death: Volume Two
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I get exactly what I want out of Katia that was missing out of the first book: a backbone. One of the biggest problems I have with these books that have men with giant alpha male personas is the idea that all the women are supposed to be subservient...to the point of it being detrimental. I mean, GOD! With Katia, it was painful to read in the first book. I felt so bad for her and wished she fought back, demanded more, and just once told Marcus to shove it! At least she does it at the end.
So now we have the conclusion and it starts off with a huge one-two punch to the face in chapter one. Like what?! I'm not going to tell you. Nope. Go read. But what?! Poor Katia. Anyways, she's going all JLo's Enough, y'all. Minus the chopping off all her hair and training like a damn champ. She will be getting her revenge...by any means necessary. At first, I was like "Yes, girl! Get it!" But after while, as it usually does with revenge, one tends to lose themselves to their revenge. And man does Katia take a left turn. Victims turn into monsters and monsters to victims. What was once black and white, get's gray paint thrown alllllll over it. I liked this part the most, I have to say. I like that she crossed lines and was horrified. I feel like we're often horrified but the depths we can go when we grieve and blame, but it's not really discussed. So good on you, Bella Jewel!
I gave it four stars because I felt the end wrapped up super quick and I'm not sure if it's because it read like a serial so if I read it back to back it wouldn't be that way, but I felt like more needed to be worked out between our two protagonists. I would have also liked for a relationship between her father and her brothers to have been explored more rather than just accepted so easily (even Ford who bitched for like, half a second, got over it. Come on.) Especially since that...dang, I'm going to give something away....I would have thought their relationship would have been explored more since a certain theme was repeated *cough.*
So I'm not known for my subtlety. OH WELL. Anyhoo, worth the read! Lot's of angst, emotion, and hate sex so if you're pmsing its perfect! (Hahahaha sorry I had to!)
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.