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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Review by The Queen B:
Well, fuck. Just…fuck.
I’m sitting here after just finishing ‘Til Death hankering for the conclusion.
What an arse. Marcus has inherited the family business from his grandfather on three conditions.
- Get married
- Stay with her for two years (can’t just get married and divorced within that time)
- She has to come to him willingly (ie, not allowed to let her know and pay her off for the time)
If he breaks any of these rules, the person he likes least will take control of the company. Bummer.
For the player, no one thinks it’s possible, particularly the person who’ll get the company if Marcus stuffs up. He meets Katia, who happens to be the BFF of one of his employees, and decides that she’s the one. Yes, The One. The one to fulfil the conditions of his grandfather’s will. Nice touch. She’s just a contract to him and a regular fuck. A body he enjoys but no more. They don’t even share a bed.
For every time he gives her a blank look or brushes her off—not washing her in the shower, not telling her where he’s going for business, ignoring her texts—you kind of want to reach through the screen and shake him by the throat. He does a few nice things in regards to Katia’s mother and her old job, which Katia mistakes as him caring for her but it is made quite clear, he’s doing it for his own benefit (self-serving prick).
She falls hard for him and it’s a little hard to see such powerful emotions coming from her and none from him. And then there’s one of his ex-fucks who comes comes around trying to start trouble, family who accidentally stick their nose in things and the man who wants Marcus’ company coming around to start shit too.
I’ve only read one of Bella Jewel’s books but just this one time has left me wanting more. I need the time to delve into my book collection and find the Joker’s Wrath series and play catch up on the characters from those books who make a cameo appearance (and I do so love finding the extra back story to things!)
‘Til Death is a fabulous read and I look forward to the next part. It’s well written with strong characters and good character growth, whether it be emotionally or mentally. Definitely add to your TBR’s must-read list.Review by Ashlea:
I will admit I had my worries about reading this book. It's not what I normally read and falling for the bad guy is not me. But after the first chapter I was hooked. Katie says it at the start, you are going to hate her and Marcus but that because you fall for them so much. But they do things that make you want to slap the shit out of them. Bella's writing sucks you in and holds you tight as you go on the ride that is this read. I'm a reader that tends to work out what's going to happen next but I must say I have no bloody idea. Twist and turns that have me grabbing and holding on for more. And some steamy sex that has me needing a cold shower. Days later and I'm still swooning over Marcus. This good girl might after all be interested in the dark side. Katia and Marcus have a lot more in store for us, I can feel it. Bring on part two I say.
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.