Title: ‘Til Death: Volume One
Series: ‘Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
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 of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+
Well, hol-ly. Why have I not read a book by Bella Jewel before? Let's not answer that as obviously I've been living under a rock. Annnnnd she's an Aussie too! Why haven't I had a squize and supported that? Let's not answer that either. Obviously I've been comfy under my rock.
To be honest, one of the reasons why I jumped on board to grab a copy was because Bella's going to be one of the authors at an event I'm attending and I wanted to try and read at least one book from each attending author. Well, after reading the synopsis the whole she's-gonna-be-at-the-event thought flew out the window. With a synopsis like that who wouldn't wanna jump on board?!?!
As the synopsis states Katia, is a naïve girl who falls for the charms of Marcus Tandem a millionaire playboy, who marries Katia just so he can fulfil the will obligations his grandfather stipulated to obtain his business, which Marcus has been running for the last ten years
"Very well," I say, standing. "I'll be sure to get right on it."
The lawyer gives me a disgusted look. "And how do you suppose you'll do that?"
I smirk at him. "Simple. I'll find a wife."
I have to say I thought Marcus takes brooding and emotionally stunted to a whole different level, which makes me wonder where Katia's brains went as she was dating this a**hole.
"I said ten minutes, Katia," he growls. I snap my mouth shut. He leans in close, his lips brushing my ear. "When I say ten minutes, I don't mean half an hour."
Oh, that's right, she used the brain between her legs rather than the one in her head (LOL). But hol-ly, looking at the cover, wouldn't you?
"Got a charity fundraiser this weekend," he says, pressing a palm to his cock and adjusting it. "Get a dress." … … "And Katia?"
"Make it short. Short enough I can lift it and fuck you against a wall."
And when the brain in her head starts to ask questions, he does something small, even minuscule, that makes it all better and because he's such an a** that small gesture means a lot.
I mean, he married me, right?
That has to count for something.
Now normally that would piss me off and I'd be wanting to scream at Katia to pull her head out of the sand, and to an extent it did, but damn, Marcus is hot and pure alpha male caveman. Sex solves all problems …
The story is written in alternating POV's as well as alternating in time: past and present. I really enjoyed Ms Jewel's writing style, however it is very short and the synopsis pretty much describes the entire book. So, you will definitely want to read the second part to see what happens: How does she make him pay? I didn't realise until after I started reading that this was a novella (thank you kindle and your location numbers). I had it read within a couple of hours. I will also note that 'Til Death is a two part series, the first ending in a cliffhanger. How bad is the cliffhanger you may ask? I guessed where it was going to end, so I didn’t really feel like I wanted to scream and shout, AND finding out there is a HEA at the end of the second part made me feel a lot better about the abrupt ending. So, if you're after a hot, short read, with a cliffhanger this is your book.
PS. I found out the Marcus was introduced in Ms Jewel's, Jokers Wrath MC series. Can you guess what I just put on my TBR list? ;)
**I received a copy of the book for an honest review**
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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