The ladies at All IS READ Congratulates Bella Jewel on the release of Melancholy (Joker's Wrath Book 2) TODAY! I had the awesome privilege of reading Melancholy and if you are an avid reader of Bella Jewel, this is one for you!
Enjoy <3 Lexy
Title: Melancholy (Jokers' Wrath MC, #2)
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2014
"There's never been a time I've cared about anything more than my club. Today that all changed. Today I got you."
To truly understand a story; you need to start from the beginning, but to start from the beginning; you have to go back, further than just you. After all, our stories don’t start with us, do they? Our stories start with the person before us, and the person before them. We are created from the stories of those people - from their mistakes, from their achievements, from their love and their hate.
No one’s story is ever truly their own.
I tried to create my own story, my own path, and my own actions. I’ve seen things people only see in their worst nightmares, but I never let it beat me down. I never let it become who I was. I picked myself up, and I kept going. Everything was what it was.
There was no point analyzing what it could be.
Could be’s didn’t matter.
Until Maddox came into the picture. He saved my life. He changed my world; giving me the second chance some of us only dream about. There was only one thing missing in my second chance, and she was the reason I fought so hard to survive.
My sister who is supposed to be dead, well, at least, that’s what I thought.
That’s what he told me.
Now is where my story changes, but to understand this story, you have to start at the beginning…where it all began…and before.
Melancholy; an abnormal state of gloom, sadness and dejected.
This is all Santana was used to. At an early age, she needed to be the protector, the provider and the broken hearted. Santana did what was necessary to survive, no questions. As it was, life wasn’t always about her and when her “no questions” gets her into a lacking of security, Santana is left in unknown conditions. That is until by chance Maddox, the President of the Joker’s Wrath MC Club finds her, and gives her the protection she needs. Little did Maddox know that this broken girl would grow into a woman he WILL NOT live without. His only problem is that Santana says and acts otherwise.
“When a man kisses you, and he really means it, and you really feel it, then you will ache for him. Everywhere.” ~ Maddox
Enter the quick-tempered, sexy, dominate Maddox. Why is it when an author starts writing these character traits, I am all over them, panting, rubbing my hands ready to dive in?!
Let’s start from the beginning. I adore Bella Jewel and her books, so it’s no big surprise that I was jumping for joy when this series started. Melancholy is book 2 and Precarious (book1), should be read in order to know the back story to these two combative souls. The energy in this book is classic Bella style, as she grips you into the world of a motorcycle club and their businesses but also laying down the foundation of a great suspense in trying to get back the one thing that Santana thought she lost forever. Her will to survive.
I definitely liked Maddox and Santana’s story the best so far, but I have this uncanny feeling that I will go berserk when Joker’s Wrath 3 comes out (Mack’s story), but you need to jump into Melancholy first to meet this achingly sweet, dark man, who scares me just a little bit.
*Note from Bella~ This story is the second book in a series. You can get the first book on all major retailers. (Precarious - Jokers' Wrath MC Book 1) This contains no cliffhanger and has a HEA. 18+
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In darkness, we find danger. In danger, I find Beau.
Ash is a prison guard, she's tough, she's strong and she never backs away from a fight. She takes her job seriously, she takes her training seriously, and everything in her life goes as planned.Until the day he is brought into the prison.
She'll never forget meeting Beau 'Krypt' Dawson for the first time. She'll never forget his haunted eyes and his numb expression. He's a member of the Jokers Wrath MC and it is said he killed an innocent family in the middle of a cafe, in cold blood.Deranged. Crazy. Psychotic.All those words describe the infamous Krypt, but Ash suspects there's far more to the quiet man than meets the eye. Secrets are being hidden by the club, information is being kept under wraps. Krypt is silent for a reason.Ash is desperate to know that reason.Continually fighting, Krypt is transferred to a high security prison. Ash is in charge. She's always prepared, always alert. Not even her skills will stop the club from ambushing them and taking back Krypt. Only Ash ends up right in the middle of it.They take her, too.Now she's stuck with a Motorcycle Club who are tougher than any prisoner she's ever laid eyes on. And they won't let her go. She's too much of a risk. Until the situation can be sorted, they send her and Krypt into the mountains together....alone.An epic, dangerous love will be built on the foundations of darkness.
Precarious (Jokers' Wrath MC, #1)
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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.
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