Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Release Blitz: Flawed Love by Bella Jewel

Title: Flawed Love
Series: House of Obsidian #2
Author: Bella Jewel
 Release Date: July 7, 2015


We were born into the same crowd.
His father: a useless drunk. My mother: a psycho junkie. 
We lived across the road from each other. 
We became best friends when I was only ten. 
He became my sole reason for breathing.

Seven years later, he forgot about me.

I don’t know the exact moment he changed. 
Suddenly I was just the girl next door, and he no longer cared. 
He didn’t want to be in my life. He didn’t want to help. 
He ran off the rails, tossing me aside. 
I no longer mattered. Nothing we shared did.

The next thing I knew – he was gone.

Ten years and I didn’t see or hear from him. 
Then came the call I’d be waiting for – he was back in town. 
Only the man I remembered is not him. 
This man is quiet, deadly, and so incredibly beautiful. 
He also doesn’t remember me.

I let him believe I’m just a girl that walked into his bar. 
I let him believe I’m just a friend. 
I let him use me on the cold, dark nights. 
I let him believe I’m incapable of love, just like he is. 
I just let the secret go on and on.

But all secrets have an end, don’t they?


3 Star Review by Lisa Kane

Rainer was introduced to us in Flawless Heart. He's in love with Pippa, Tyke's girl.  But he has always been vague about his past, just saying he left some bad stuff behind. Emalie went to high school  with Rainer. He was the popular one-the one all the hot girls dropped their panties for, but to Rainer Emalie was just a friend. She was a little plump, wore big glasses and was a tomboy. But she crushed on him anyway. Until the day that he disappeared from her life. She knew he was getting involved in things he shouldn't have been around. His mom took off years before and his dad was a drunk. Very different from the life Emalie lives-hers is one of wealth.

It's 10 years later, Emalie has heard he's back in town and she wants to see him again. She sucks up all her courage, goes with her best friend Mimi and seeks him out. The only problem-he looks right through her, asks what she wants to drink and doesn't recognize her. For god's sake she lost her virginity to him (that's another story) and he doesn't remember her.

I can't believe Rainer didn't remember me. How could he look at my face and not see the girl I was? We were best friends; we spent all our time together. God, we've been through so much. I'd never forget his face in a million years. 

Emy is determined to make him notice her. I'm not sure I agree with her actions but let's just say she's gets up close and real personal with Rainer. He may not remember Emalie, but he's going to be seeing a lot of "Mali" and she is hoping that eventually he will remember her.

But Rainer has deep, dark secrets-ones that he shares with Pippa. He knows she belongs to Tyke, but the heart wants what it wants right? As all this is unfolding, I'm thinking to myself, this isn't going to be good. Emy is fighting a battle blindly and Rainer doesn't even realize who she is....gulps...

"You can't always keep waiting for me, Rainer," she says, looking up into his eyes. "You have Mali now. She cares about you."
"Mali is nothing more than a bit of fun. You're the only one who means anything to me, sweetheart."

Just about now is when I started to really dislike Rainer; I know there are bad things that happened to him, but get a clue buddy, you are dreaming about a woman that you can never have in the way you want, and frankly, Pippa seems to enjoy having him wanting her.

What happens when Rainer learns the truth about Mali? Why can't he remember her and what is the glue that binds him to Pippa?

I'm crying so hard, and no matter what I do it just doesn't stop. I'm crying from years worth of loss and pain. 

By the end of the story, the gaps were filled in and the link between Pippa and Rainer is explained. As horrible as those things were, I had a hard time with Emy and Rainer's  relationship. Emy's feelings of coming second were valid and I just felt a disconnect in her relationship with Rainer. I felt like he wanted his past back and if Emy hadn't been his first love then he probably couldn't have moved on from Pippa. It's difficult to like a story when you dislike the main character. On a brighter note, Raide's story is coming and it sounds amazing!

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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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