Title: Step-Lover

Author: Bella Jewel

 Release Date: March 9, 2015



You’ll only ever have one forbidden love.

 Care to know why?
Because when you find it, forbidden love that is, you’ll forget everything else. You’ll forget your first kiss. You’ll forget the first boy who made you smile. You’ll forget all the bad, and remember all the good. You’ll forget that it’s wrong.

You’ll forget that it hurts. You’ll forget everything that came before him.

 Forbidden love, it has a way of changing you. The secrets. The lies. The guilt. You want something so much you no longer care about the world around you. The passion takes away the pain. I’ve felt it. I’ve lived it. I didn’t need it, but it chose me.
 I met him before I knew. I loved him before I knew.
 I didn’t know that he was my stepbrother. I knew I had stepbrothers, but I didn’t know he was one of them. Now I know, I have to walk away. My mom, she deserves this happiness so much more than I do. If she ever knew…it would destroy her.

You have to understand why.

I saw my father die right in front of my tiny, eight year old eyes. He took my sister with him. All that’s left is my mother and I. She’s found her happy place, the only place she’s had since our worlds were destroyed.

So you see, I can’t have him.

I can’t want him.

But there’s this problem with passion, and love, and destiny.

 It doesn’t give you a damned choice.

When I first read the synopsis, I was a little hesitant to read the book. There seems to be
an abundance of step-sibling romance stories at the moment. But this is by Bella, and I love everything
she writes.
Im so glad I didn’t pass this one up.
Aria is is beautiful, smart, and constantly trying to bury the pain of losing
her dad and sister. She’s getting ready to go to college and study medicine. After 11 years, her mom has finally moved on with a nice guy, who has three sons. But Aria doesn’t want to let them in.
Blade is nothing short of the most delicious man. Strong, caring, protective over those in his
circle. But he doesn’t do feelings. Not after seeing his parents marriage fall apart.
I love the way Bella writes this story. It’s in a Now/Then format, and it’s very easy to follow.
I love getting glimpses of the past at certain moments of the book, and seeing how it relates to that time.  The connection between Blade and Aria is potent, as is their struggle to do the right thing.
I love watching the relationships between Aria and the other two brothers – Brody and Ripley – develop.
I loved this book so much, I read it in 5 hours. There are some incredibly steamy sex scenes, and equally tender moments.
Bella has promised that Brody’s story is next, Im looking very  forward to it!

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Author Bio



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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