Monday, 30 September 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Bella Jewel's "Heaven's Sinners (MC Sinners Book # 2)"

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Bella Jewel's "Heaven's Sinners (MC Sinners Book # 2)"
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Spike knows tragedy, he knows that feelings are better left hidden. He refuses to put his heart out there again, it's a pain he's not willing to ever let himself feel. He's got a mission. He's got a goal. Nothing is going to get in his way. He will seek his revenge.

But then there's Ciara, the sister of his deceased wife. She's beautiful and damned determined to throw herself into his life in hopes they can reform an old friendship, but Spike won't hear of it, and Ciara refuses to give up.

Who will win the battle of wills?

Blog Tour Review: Surj Harvey

Having read Bella Jewel's "Hell's Knights," I got an insight into Spike's story and I couldn't wait to read it. "Heaven's Sinners" tells the story of Danny (Spike) and Ciara and boy was this one an emotional read. I would say this was most definitely 90% about their relationship and 10% biker but to be honest, there was so much crap these two had to dig through to get anywhere near something resembling a friendship, that they needed this air space. 

Their relationship wasn't an easy one but it hadn't always been that way and that was the heart breaking thing. Chapters told from the past showed a beautiful friendship and a completely different side to Spike. He was Danny back then and he would do anything for this girl . Their relationship was never anything more than friendship but both of them had feelings that ran so much deeper: 

Danny is my friend, and I'll love him more than he'll ever know, and unless 
I know for sure he feels the same, he'll never know what my heart wants.

Unfortunately there was also an ugly side to their history and it was this that had followed them both into the present day. There was so much blame, resentment and bitterness that at times, I really didn't think they would come out the other end as anything less than enemies:

"I was never enough for you," I rasp. "I cared about you, fuck Spike, I loved you. 
But you didn't fucking see me. You just saw her. You didn't even kiss me. Do you know that? 
You fucked me, you put your tongue in my pussy, your mouth on my breasts, 
but you didn't kiss me. Not once. That's hope much respect you showed me that night! NONE!" 

Each encounter Spike and Ciara had, resulted in heated arguments and as I read, I could really feel the emotions in the words spoken. They were both hurting and neither was willing to back down. Their words were cruel and hurtful, said in the heat of the moment but they needed to be said if these two were ever going to move forward. 

I had a "love / hate" relationship with with Spike (OK so a lot of love and a little bit of hate). Yes this man was swoon worthy in the looks department (and even had a jacob's ladder with spikes hence the name... definitely worth a Google ladies... lol). His softer, caring, protective side melted me and the events that had left him a broken and bitter man completely crushed me but some of his words were so unnecessary. He could be so cruel when he wanted to be and I could have happily kicked him in the shins with a pair of steel toe caps at those very moments:

"Didn't anyone ever teach you not to man handle a woman!"
"Ain't no woman here." 
"Fuck you, Spike."
"Been there, done that, wasn't memorable."

That was cruel because he knew exactly how she felt about him. Unfortunately it wasn't just words though because some of his actions left me reeling... I was cursing all sorts of expletives through sheer anger. 

Lucky me because the past had changed Ciara too. She was no longer the girl that would have cried and run away at hearing his cruel words. Instead she was a fighter and she would do everything in her power to get what she wanted... and what she wanted most of all was her friend back. She still had those moments of insecurities and justifiably so, especially after the upbringing she'd had. Ciara's parents had always favoured Cheyenne:  

"She was the sunshine in everyone's lives. She was the perfect daughter, the perfect wife, 
the perfect sister, and what was I? Nothing more than a thorn in your sides."

But I got to see a different side to Spike's dead wife and she definitely wasn't all that. She could be cruel and manipulative and tended to get what she wanted. Unfortunately she got Spike and that was just one of so many reasons for Ciara's resentment. When it all eventually came out in the wash, all those feelings, the hurt she had kept locked away, I felt her pain. I really wanted Spike to understand and he did at times but he had his own issues and guilt he was dealing with. 

Their relationship was never going to be plain sailing. There were a million and one hurdles to jump over before they got to their HEA and every time they took a step forward, they most definitely took a couple of steps back but I loved reading it all. 

Cade and Addison also featured quite heavily in this book but I enjoyed seeing what they were up to. Addison was still as loopy as ever and she had me in stitches. Spike was still her "friend" and she still referred to him as such and when she asked him to join her at karaoke, it was hilarious. But she had become close to Ciara and was the shoulder to cry on when Ciara needed it the most. Put these two together, and I could definitely see trouble. And Cade (big sigh!!!!) He was like a big brother when it came to Ciara. His over protective nature and words of advice and comfort left my heart all giddy. Gone was the bad ass biker but I adored this side to him. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spike and Ciara's story. There was so much passion there and I felt it all. As I said earlier, the main body of the story was most definitely the relationship between Spike and Ciara but there was always that underlying plot for the revenge of Cheyenne's death. This came to fruition in the last part of "Heaven's Sinners" where I got the bad ass biker drama and shoot outs I love so much. Oh and at 92%, be prepared for your heart to shatter... not saying anymore other than I was not expecting that to happen!!! 

The more I read from Bella Jewel, the more I'm enjoying her work. Her writing has most definitely developed and I was so invested in this story and the characters that I struggled to put it down. 

Spike and Ciara's story is both tragic and beautiful and definitely worth reading:

Fuck, I love her. I love her with every beat of my broken fuckin' heart.

I rated "Heaven's Sinners" 4 Hearts
I can't wait for Book # 3 in the series: Jackson's story... Serenity sounds like a child from a horror movie!!!! I have a feeling all is not as it seems. 


“No, I guess I didn’t. I wanted to, but then Cheyenne came in and you took a liking to her, so I didn’t bother.”
“I went to her, and I fell in love with her, but she wasn’t what I wanted for myself, Tomcat. I wanted you, but you wouldn’t give me a God damned inch.”
“You didn’t think of telling me?” I snap, crossing my arms. “You didn’t think that maybe you should have said something before you just ran off with Cheyenne?”
“What was the fuckin’ point? You couldn’t fuckin’ see it. I tried, fuck knows I tried, and yet you didn’t see me. I was sick of tryin’. Cheyenne threw herself on me, and I thought what the fuckin’ heck?”
I feel my body begin to shake. “I didn’t see it, Spike. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to, it was because I was so scared I would ruin everything if you knew how I felt.”
“Fuck, Ciara, I was constant with you. I picked you up every mother fuckin’ day, I spent every mother fuckin’ weekend with you, I was there all the time.”
“I know that!” I cry. “God, Spike, I know you were ok? I didn’t see it. I was young and I didn’t fucking see it. Then she came along and I stopped believing there was a chance. It was not just on me, or you, it was on us both. We both walked away without telling each other there was so much more to it. I know what I gave up, I know I passed you over to her, and I regret it every day.”
“I don’t regret it, Tomcat. I loved Cheyenne, and I don’t regret marrying her…bu-”
I get to my feet, hurt. His words are something I already knew, but it’s the way he said them. He grips my arm before I can spin away, and yanks me back down. I land harshly, and slap his hand away but his grip is too strong, and I can’t get my hand out of his.
“One fucking moment,” I spit. “One fucking moment can’t go by without her being better. One fucking moment, I’d like to mean a tiny bit more than her. You can’t fucking see it, can you? You walk around with those stupid fucking rose colored glasses on, unable to see anything she did. I never doubted you loved her Spike, I knew you did. I saw it. I lived it. But for one fucking moment I wish it was me.”
I jerk my hand out of his grip, and spin, getting to my feet and turning to walk off. 

“It was you,” he yells, stopping me in my tracks. “I don’t regret her, Ciara. Not for a fuckin’ second, I don’t regret lovin’ her, I don’t regret marryin’ her. Cheyenne changed my life, she changed a part of me, but you, Ciara, were the one who opened my heart. You were the first one to claim it, and you were the one who fuckin’ tore it out of my chest the day you ran off. You never gave me a mother fuckin’ chance to explain myself to you. I woke up after we slept together, and you were gone. Couldn’t fuckin find you. It was you who took my heart, and you who fuckin’ broke it. She picked the pieces up when I couldn’t find you, and so I stopped fighting. Cheyenne might have had me in the end, Tomcat, but my heart was always yours first.”

Author Bio:

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 will be released in August 2013.



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