Title: Number Thirteen
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
**AUTHOR NOTE – This is NOT a BDSM Romance**
We’re thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master.
A master we’ve never seen.
Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. 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 to.
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 never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it.
Then something changed.
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I’ll go against everything I know to be with him.
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.
No one said it was pretty, or right, but it’s mine.
Wow. So many conflicting feelings while reading this one. The premise of this story was interesting. After getting a sneak peek at the prologue, I knew that I wanted to read this book ASAP.
I did enjoy this book, but it wasn’t the story I thought it would be. I liked William, he mesmerized me. I would have liked to have a little more background on him, however. At the end of the book, I still had questions about him, and why he did what he did, but I think that just added to his mystery.
And Number Thirteen? She was quite a combination. Strong, but still weak at times. Determined, but vulnerable. She built up walls, but still managed to let people in. I had questions about her, too, as well as the other captives.
All in all, this was an enjoyable read. Although I was left wanting more, I think that was part of the charm of this book. There was a chaotic feel to the book, with the characters not knowing what was going on, what was coming next, and WHY this was all happening. Bella Jewel made those feelings come alive for the reader, making it a more immersive reading experience.
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About the Author
Bella 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.