November 16, 2014

Anguish by Bella Jewel ~ FMR REVIEW

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Title: ANGUISH (Jokers' Wrath MC, #3)
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: October 27, 2014

There are a lot of things in this world that are easy to escape from. Having a son you didn't ask for isn't one of them. Mack is a nomad. He likes his own space and he struggles with emotion. His past is grey and his future looks about the same. That is until his ex-girlfriend dies and his son is handed over to him. A two month old baby he didn't know existed. Until now. His world comes crashing down around him. Desperate, he hires a nanny. Jaylah has gotten herself into some serious trouble, so when she sees the job opening for a nanny pop up, she jumps on it. Of course she's not a nanny, but she figures she can pull it off. I mean, how hard can it be? She's thrown into a world of diapers, hourly feedings and a whole lot of laundry. She's also introduced to the most rugged, gorgeous man she's ever had the pleasure of meeting. The best part, he's the baby's father. The worst part, he's a biker. Their sexual tension is huge, but he's a hard nut to crack. She'll get in, though. She makes it her mission to break through the wall Mack has built so high around himself. Her world is about to spiral out of control, and she's taking Mack along for the ride.

Review By Leeann 

Each book in the Jokers Wrath series just gets better & better!! Just when you think you have reached the limit of hot bikers & their lives, Bella Jewel goes and blows herself out of the water by writing the next book that is better than her last!! 
I sat up & read this straight through because I could not make myself put it down, it was that brilliant!

This is Mack & Jaylah’s story.

Mack is a hard arse. He keeps his distance from everyone & no one can get close, he doesn’t want a wife or children… Right up until he has a baby handed to him & is told it is his. He doesn’t want this.. He hires a nanny to look after his son because he cannot bring himself to do it himself. He doesn’t want to feel anything for this child, he doesn’t want to get attached, he wants it all to go away.

Jaylah is the hired nanny. She is a pocket rocket who turns Mack’s world upside down. She calls him out on his crap & stands up to him like no one else would dare. Unfortunately, Jaylah has her own problems.. She is in big trouble & needs money fast which is why she applied for the nanny position, even though she has no clue about babies or children.

Jaylah is welcomed into the Jokers Wrath family by Santana, Ash & Pippa with open arms, the men are initially weary but quickly warm up to her. Mack soon finds that his falls are falling down fast around her and once he stops fighting it he also starts to bond with his son. Unfortunately things aren’t all smooth sailing, there are two different sets of problems that put Jaylah & the baby in danger & although Mack does his best to deal with them and keep her safe there is one unpredictable person who poses the biggest threat.. His brother.. 
Can Mack keep Jaylah and his son safe & out of his brothers way? Can he keep the club out of it? Well.. you will have to get a copy of ANGUISH & read it to find out!!!

The parts of the book from Jaylah’s POV as hilariously funny! I found myself laughing out loud in some parts, this girl has a mouth in her & the way she thinks is priceless! The dialogue between Jaylah & the girls is funny and occasionally ill timed, as in she says the most inappropriate things thinking there is no one around but somehow the wrong ears always seem to hear what she is saying! Wait until you meet Jaylah’s mother.. you may pee your pants laughing at what comes out of her mouth!!

What I love about this book is Jaylah is such a strong female lead character. She has balls bigger than some men I know & even when she finds herself in bad situations, she fights for all she is worth, but when she is with Mack she softens & allows his alpha side to come out & play. 
Mack is the alpha male to a tee, but unlike many male characters that start out as the alpha type & are weakened by their emotions of their women, Mack is not.. He never actually loses his alpha characteristics. He maintains that throughout the whole book. Even in the emotional moments, he never loses that trait. I think that combination is what makes Mack & Jaylah so loveable together but also individually.

There is lots of sexy panty wetting heart melting moments, there are serious & scary moments that will have you holding your breath, and there are lots of laughs.. In typical Bella Jewel fashion, she has included the perfect amount of everything in this book! 
Seriously go grab a copy & read it you will not be sorry!!!

5 stars isn’t enough for this ladies!!

Review By Erin 

HOT HOT HOT! The Biker and the Nanny! Amazing book. Couldn't put it down. The pages sizzled with the fire and passion bewtween Jaylah and Mack! 
Jaylah gets more than she bargained for when she decides to be a nanny for Mack, a biker with the Jokers Wrath MC.
Jaylah has no clue how to be a nanny. She owes money to the wrong person so she has to take this job working for a pigheaded man-whore.
Mack Just wants someone to take care of the boy. He did not plan for the fiesty package that is Jaylah.
Can Mack let go of his past and earn to love again? Jaylah is determined to make that happen for his son's sake, even if it doesn't include her.

                                           5 stars

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“You stole my fuckin’ drugs.” The foot at my throat presses me further into the cold, scratchy pavement. I gasp, my fingers clawing at fleshy ankles. His skin doesn’t budge; my nails are too short to break the flesh that I’m so desperately scraping at. It does nothing to move him, or send him on his way. Instead, he pushes harder, cutting off more of my air supply. “That’s not exactly how it went down,” I croak, struggling. “You were meant to deliver them; instead you fuckin’ sold them, and ran with the money.” He’s right about that. I did take the drugs and sell them. I had good reason—my boyfriend was in trouble, and I was doing anything I could to get him out of trouble. I didn’t think ahead. I didn’t realize that I’d then owe a very unhappy drug dealer money. Not my finest moment, that’s for damned sure. “I had no choice . . . I was helping someone I care about.” He presses his boot down further into my throat, and my air supply narrows down to a dangerous level. My head pounds as the blood and oxygen are cut from my brain. “I bet that person ain’t here helpin’ you tonight, now, are they?” No, he’s right about that. Samuel is probably sleeping with someone else. The moment his debt was cleared, he left me. The dirty, cheap fucker left me. Now I’m dealing with the backlash. A furious drug dealer who wants his money. Money I don’t have. “Don’t I get,” I gasp, “one chance to get your money?” He glares down at me through angry grey eyes. I squirm again as my vision starts flittering in and out. Shit, I’m going to pass out and he’s probably going to kill me, or worse, drag my helpless body away to do God knows what with. “I have m-m-m-money,” I croak. “If you had money, you wouldn’t have stolen my drugs.” “I . . .” God, I’m on the edge. “I can get it. I s-s-s-swear.” He stares at me, and for each second he does, my vision swims. Then, much to my relief, he lifts his boot off and reaches down, hurling my weak body up. He pulls me close, so close that our noses touch. My knees wobble and I have to push all my focus into not falling flat on my face and giving him another chance to take me. “Listen, and listen fuckin’ good. You’ve got two weeks, and trust me, that’s me bein’ fuckin’ generous. Get my money, or I come for you.” Shit. I nod. “Don’t try and run. You do, I’ll fuckin’ find you.” I close my eyes, take a deep, burning breath and nod again. “Two weeks.” Then he’s gone. And I know . . . I just know . . . I’m in deep, deep shit.  

About the Author

Bella JewelBella 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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