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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blog Tour/Review - Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel (#giveaway $50 GC)

Reviewed by Carol
Rated 4 out of 5 Stars

Title: Number Thirteen
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
**AUTHOR NOTE - This is NOT a BDSM Romance**


We're thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master.
A master we've never seen.
Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel.
When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded.
Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to...
because HE teaches us to.
All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are.
He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know.
We've never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it.
Then something changed.
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I'll go against everything I know to be with him.

A monster.
My monster.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story.
No one said it was pretty, or right, but it's mine.

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Review by Carol

 Book – Number Thirteen
Author – Bella Jewel
Publication Date – March 19, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance, New Adult
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy kindly provided by author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.


I feel that I keep writing these reviews stating that I am the only one who keeps making it through these books – and yet again….4 of us started and only 1 of us survived.  Can you guess who?  Duh…that’s a stupid question to ask you, knowing that it is I who is typing this review.

In fact this time – I am the minority in my circle of GR buddies that enjoyed the book and really understood the message of the story the author was trying to convey.

Maybe it wasn’t dark enough?  Maybe it was more of a romance than a story about sex slaves and captives?  Maybe it was because it was a story of about second chances in life and learning how to survive?

I was conned – by the Prologue and the cover – I honestly thought that William was a monster not just physically but emotionally also and his goal was to hurt this 13 captives.

I enjoyed the whole book until we got to the end… cleaned up too easily and quickly.  I understand the whole reason why the author wanted to show the girls being out in the real world without inside help….but did it have to end that way? 

About the Author

Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.



1 comment :

  1. I met Bella at the Indie Authors Down Under event on the Gold Coast a few weeks ago. Bella was lovely and extremely friendly to all her readers, and I purchased her MC Sinners series and the first in the Rebels on Bikes and Bella happily signed them all. Number Thirteen sounds a little dark and very mysterious..right up my alley!! Thank you for sharing Bella's books with us, but I must say, it always amazes me how many people enter a giveaway but can't be bothered to leave a comment. Thank you again.