Monday, 7 October 2013

Blog Tour - Review and Giveaway - Hell's Knights and Heaven's Sinners by Bella Jewel



Reviews by Janeane




Synopsis

Sex. Who really knows sex? I mean, we've all had sex, great sex even but when you get down to the details, how many of us actually see sex for the raw, primal act that it is?

I thought I knew sex. I've had sex. Heck, I've felt lust. Once, I've even felt love. I thought I knew exactly what sex was.

Until I met Cade.

He's the meaning of sex.

He's a biker.

He's dangerous.

He's powerful.

He's dominant.

He wants me.

My world is about to change, for the better? I don't know. But here's my story, I hope you're ready for it because it's not the beautiful, heart wrenching story most people have to tell. It's passionate, forbidden, morally incorrect and downright, fucking beautiful

Review:

Reading the synopsis of Hell's Knights, it looks like it is going to be just about hot biker sex.

While yes, this is part of it, Addison and Cade's story is so much more.

Addison has had a life that would better be forgotten.  Dragged into the world of sex and drugs by of all people her mother, things around her change when she is 21.

Hurt, scarred and alone, but tough as nails, she turns up on the doorstop of the Hell's Knights motorcycle club, where her absent father is the President.  She sure is a force to be reckoned with.  Sick and tired of always being told what to do, she will take it no more.  She is feisty, smart mouthed and full of fire.  A couple of times I just wanted to roll my eyes at things she says and does, but with her background her actions are pretty understandable.

Enter Cade - 100% alpha biker male.  Rude, crude and tattooed, he is also protective, caring and sweet.  He gets what he wants - and he wants Addi.



He leans closer, lifting his heavily ringed fingers to stroke my cheek so lightly, I tremble. 

Youre the kind of girl that makes a man want to stop what hes doing, just so he can get a moment to look at that angelic face a face that will keep him awake for the rest of his fuckin life.I think thats the kind of girl you are, sugar.
I swallow, feeling my body coming to life beneath his touch. 

You could be wrong, I breathe as he leans even closer. 

Im not wrong. Ive seen a lot of people in my life, and Ive been with a lot of girls. None of them are as real as you. Ill fuck you, sugar. Ill claim you because youre the meaning of need. Youre what Ive been lookin for.

Is he serious? I tremble as he moves even closer, bringing his lips only millimeters from mine. I swallow over and over, trying to think of anything else but him. How could he possibly want me that much, after a mere week and a bit? Its not possible; he doesnt know me. He just wants something different, a challenge perhaps? I dont know, but I do know hes completely wrong about me. 

Im not what anybody looks for. Im not what they fight for. Im not what they breathe for. Im not the girl you think I am.

He leans down, shocking me as he slides his lips over mine, gently at first, then roughly when I begin to respond. I cant help my hand, as it lifts up to wrap around the chain on his jeans. I tug it, bringing him closer. His boots crunch in the dirt as he takes a step closer, pressing his body against mine. I open my mouth, allowing his tongue to slide in and tangle with mine. His fingers travel up my neck, over my cheek and then he thrusts them into my hair, tangling it around them. The kiss is the kind of kiss that stops your breath, the kind of kiss that stops everything. For a split second, all I can feel is him. When he pulls back, I snake my tongue out and lick the last of him off my bottom lip.

You might not think youre worth fighting for, or breathing for, but let me tell you, sugar everyone deserves to be fought for, even those who think they arent worth it.


The more you learn of Addison's past, the more your heart just breaks for her.  How could someone who has been so broken get up each day and carry on?

Cade has his own demons he is fighting, however he can't help but be drawn to Addi, and he helps her draw strength from what she has been through, and will do whatever it needs to do to help her move forward.

Some of the secondary characters really stood out from the rest.  Jackson, Addison's father, steps up to the plate and goes all papa bear to protect her from club business and her past.  Watching his relationship with Addi bloom is heartwarming.

We also learn that a lot of what Addison has been lead to believe about things in her past did not happen as she thought.  What a mind F*&k some of those are to her.

And then there is Spike.  Nicknamed for reasons you will need to read to find out, he has had tragedy losing his pregnant wife in a horrible.  This sets up a lot of the story for book 2 in the series.





Synopsis:
Spike knows tragedy, he knows that feelings are better left hidden. He refuses to put his heart out there again, it's a pain he's not willing to ever let himself feel. He's got a mission. He's got a goal. Nothing is going to get in his way. He will seek his revenge.
But then there's Ciara, the sister of his deceased wife. She's beautiful and damned determined to throw herself into his life in hopes they can reform an old friendship, but Spike won't hear of it, and Ciara refuses to give up.
Who will win the battle of wills?



 If we thought Hell's Knights was hot, then Heaven's Sinner is an inferno!  My kindle is still smouldering!

Heaven's Sinner is Ciara and Spike's story, which was alluded to in Hell's Knights.

Ciara has, and always will be in love with Spike.  They were best friends as teenagers, but as neither of them wanted to ruin their friendship back then, she never said anything or made any moves about it.  Then Ciara's sister Cheyenne starts poking around in the relationship, and when the perfect opportunity arises for Ciara to declare her feelings, she doesn't
 do it and practically pushes Spike into her sister's arms.

Spike (and you are gonna love why he has that nickname!) always loved Ciara, but after years of her not seeing it, he decided he had to move on.  He is all bad ass hot alpha, but he is broken.  He feels guilt for the death of his wife and child, but also hurt and betrayed by the one person he felt he could always turn to - Ciara.

Ciara has always had an inferiority complex when it comes to her sister, which is also perpetuated by her parents.  Feeling completely humiliated by Cheyenne and Spike, she runs away, and be the time she comes back to try and clear things up with Spike, he has married her sister.



No, I guess I didnt. I wanted to, but then Cheyenne came in and you took a liking to her, so I didnt bother.

I went to her, and I fell in love with her, but she wasnt what I wanted for myself, Tomcat. I wanted you, but you wouldnt give me a God damned inch.

You didnt think of telling me? I snap, crossing my arms. You didnt think that maybe you should have said something before you just ran off with Cheyenne?

What was the fuckin point? You couldnt fuckin see it. I tried, fuck knows I tried, and yet you didnt see me. I was sick of tryin. Cheyenne threw herself on me, and I thought what the fuckin heck?

I feel my body begin to shake. I didnt see it, Spike. It wasnt because I didnt want to, it was because I was so scared I would ruin everything if you knew how I felt.

Fuck, Ciara, I was constant with you. I picked you up every mother fuckin day, I spent every mother fuckin weekend with you, I was there all the time.

I know that! I cry. God, Spike, I know you were ok? I didnt see it. I was young and I didnt fucking see it. Then she came along and I stopped believing there was a chance. It was not just on me, or you, it was on us both. We both walked away without telling each other there was so much more to it. I know what I gave up, I know I passed you over to her, and I regret it every day.

I dont regret it, Tomcat. I loved Cheyenne, and I dont regret marrying herbu-

I get to my feet, hurt. His words are something I already knew, but its the way he said them. He grips my arm before I can spin away, and yanks me back down. I land harshly, and slap his hand away but his grip is too strong, and I cant get my hand out of his.

One fucking moment, I spit. One fucking moment cant go by without her being better. One fucking moment, Id like to mean a tiny bit more than her. You cant fucking see it, can you? You walk around with those stupid fucking rose colored glasses on, unable to see anything she did. I never doubted you loved her Spike, I knew you did. I saw it. I lived it. But for one fucking moment I wish it was me.

I jerk my hand out of his grip, and spin, getting to my feet and turning to walk off. 

It was you, he yells, stopping me in my tracks. I dont regret her, Ciara. Not for a fuckin second, I dont regret lovin her, I dont regret marryin her. Cheyenne changed my life, she changed a part of me, but you, Ciara, were the one who opened my heart. You were the first one to claim it, and you were the one who fuckin tore it out of my chest the day you ran off. You never gave me a mother fuckin chance to explain myself to you. I woke up after we slept together, and you were gone. Couldnt fuckin find you. It was you who took my heart, and you who fuckin broke it. She picked the pieces up when I couldnt find you, and so I stopped fighting. Cheyenne might have had me in the end, Tomcat, but my heart was always yours first.

Hooley dooley did Heaven's Sinners bring on the tears.  Both Ciara and Spike are heartbroken, and though they know they are not good for each other, they cannot stay away.  When they finally have it out and get everything out in the open, it is just gut wrenching.  So much love, so much guilt, so much hurt on both sides.

I also love that Spike likes the kink.  We saw a bit of it in Hell's Knights, but it really comes to the fore in this book.  And I love how he sees that Ciara likes it too and brings it out in her.  As bad as they think they are for each other, they are exactly what each other needs.

We get more of Cade and Addi, we meet Muff - I am sure you can guess where he got that name.  Then there is Jackson, sweet Jackson.  Who also likes the kink.  And there are some hilarious scenes with that!

I didn't think it would be possible, but I loved Spike and Ciara's story more than I loved Addison and Cade's!!

Bella Jewel had me from the first chapters of the first book.  I love her writing style, and she had me up until 2am as I could not put my Kindle down once I started reading.






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 will be released in August 2013.

 


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