Series: House of Obsidian book 1
Author: Bella Jewel
**This is a full length, second chance romance**
Max & Belle’s story
This isn’t the man I married.
The man I married was strong, beautiful and pure.
The man I married cherished our lives together.
The man I married loved me.
This…This isn’t that man.
One night. One accident. It changes everything.
I wish I could tell you the exact moment he fell out of love with me. I wish I could tell you there was hope. That I hung on. That I fought. I wish I could tell you that we fixed it. That happily every after was just out of our grips.
It wasn’t. I ran, in the dead of the night, I packed my things and I left him.
Now I’m back. He’s still the same man. A deadly underground fighter for the House of Obsidian. He’s still dangerous. He’s still broken. I still love him.
This is the part where I’m supposed to turn around and run… But I don’t.
Two things scared me going into this read… The back and forth of “Now” and “Then” in a story telling and I’m normally not a fan of the woman that keeps a child a secret from the dad. But Bella Jewel managed to blow both of my preconceived notions out of the water! And I LOVED IT!
I loved to see the history portion in the “Then” parts of the book and see how much Max truly loved Belle and how his love brought her out of her shell and made her glow from his attention and devotion. The “Now” parts were so heart wrenching at times that I was in tears and breathless – it seemed I was able to ‘feel’ the pain that they were both going through! The pain brought on by circumstances and life and Max’s need to protect his Blue Belle from anything harsh and ugly and her inability to pull him out of his own self-destruction.
This story is an epic tale of 2 people who belong together. They take a detour along the way but with love and understanding and finally some communication I got myself the best HEA that a romance reader could ask for!!!
This was my first read from Bella Jewel and it will not be my last! Bring on Flawed Love!
Two of my fave “in tears and breathless” parts:
– “Did you ever think telling me about the baby might have been what saved me?” My heart breaks open. “No, you didn’t, because you had already given up on me.”
– “And Max?” I say… “You never had to be scared of snuffing out the light in my eyes, because in case you didn’t know… you were the reason the light was there.”