9 Apr 2014

REVIEW: Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel


 **AUTHOR NOTE - This is NOT a BDSM Romance**

This isn't a dark romance, nor is it a light fluffy one. It's broken, and captivating, and a story of two people putting themselves back together. It's a story of a broken man who found his way to heal with Thirteen Girls. It does not have a cliffhanger.

We're thirteen girls, captive to a man we rarely see.
Obedience will become all we know. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel.
When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded. Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to, because HE teaches us too.
All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are.
He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know.
We've haven't seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it.
Then came the day he saved my life, and I saw him for the first time. He released something inside of me.
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I'll go against Everything I know to be with him.
A monster.
My monster.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am.
I won't stop until I see every part of him.
Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story. 

My Thoughts

I loved Bella Jewel's previous works, and I also loved Number Thirteen. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It made me think in one direction, but over the course of the story, my mind was lead down a different path.

I loved William's character. He was a tortured soul, the result of suffering a tormented childhood himself. I was intrigued about what he was going to do with thirteen girls, and I ended up being amazed at the amount of compassion he harvested for them. What he did for all his girls was more than most people would do for one other.

Number Thirteen was a fantastic fit for William. I loved that she pushed his limits and tried to get him to open up about his own past. She was strong willed and not afraid to speak her mind at times, but on the other hand, she was broken from a past that she couldn't fully remember.

As always, I loved Bella's writing style. The story was engaging, and not exactly what you think it's going to be. It was emotional, heartbreaking and heartwarming. The characters were believable and likable, some even lovable. 

Even though (as far as I know) Number Thirteen is a standalone, I would love to see more of William and 'his girls'. I want to know what happens next for them :)

I received an ARC as part of the Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review.

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