Title: 'Til Death: Volume One
Series: 'Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: November 25, 2014
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+
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Katia was supposed to be a means to an end, the solution to inherit his Uncle's business. Not only does he have to get married within twelve months, but he has to stay married for two years and his wife has to want to be married to him. He's doesn't hide that he's an asshole, arrogant and completely selfish, so when the opportunity of Katia presented herself, he knew she was the one!
Katia is so far from my type. She's tiny, she's fiery and she's opinionated. In the sack, she's a fucking firecracker. She fucks as good as she gets fucked. She's the right choice.
The thing is, one look at Marcus and Katia knows he has heartbreak written all over him, and no matter how much she tries to run away or dissuade him from choosing her, she quickly realizes there is no stopping this man from getting what he wants. Caught up in all that is Marcus, she puts her trust in him, but soon she sees she really doesn't know this man she married, until it's too late.
I became the girl they all talked about - you know the one. The girl you shake your head at, wondering why she stays, wondering why she's there. How come she's so stupid? What could she possibly see in a jerk like that? That's me. Though at first, I didn't realize it. I fell in love with the devil.
'Till Death is the first of the two part serial, about Marcus and Katia. As much as I was excited to read this and want to love it, I didn't... don't get me wrong I liked it and will continue on to the next one because I have to know what happens next but there were just a few things that bothered me. The transition between the chapters was confusing at first, but once you got the hang of it, I was able to follow; the "A little bit back", "THEN" and "NOW."
He is an asshole, and I wanted to see him care a bit more, or show a bit more of himself or the whys he is the way he is. As for Katia, I wasn't sure I was going to like her, after all she pretty much comes out and says it, she's the girl you shake your head at. BUT she actually showed more strength than Marcus, going toe to toe with him. She still had her moments of being "that girl" but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I didn't understand the need for all the secrets, I even too was questioning everything in the end and I hope in the next book I get my answers, because the ending just left it wide open and totally threw my train of thought off track. Still a really good solid read, one you can enjoy right before bed ;)
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.