ARC Review: The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Posted July 8, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: The Watcher by Bella Jewel
The Watcher
by Bella Jewel

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 30th 2017
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“Jewel gives you a perfect mix of thriller and romance”
~ Under the Covers

Bella Jewel managed to snare my attention right from the first page with The Watcher when she throws you into a nightmare, a nightmare that actually happened to our heroine, Marlie, when she was kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer. But some how she manages to kill her captor and escape. Now it’s years later and still haunted by her experience…and it all comes streaming back when her sister goes missing and she can’t help thinking that he is back and punishing her…but he’s dead, right?

I loved this book! Jewel gives you a perfect mix of thriller and romance as Marlie goes on the hunt for her missing sister with the surly and silent Kenai, the private investigator she has hired to help her. Although both the romance and the mystery/thriller aspect of this book was fairly obvious from the beginning, that didn’t stop me from enjoying the book. I really liked Marlie’s character and the way Jewel built up the suspense. As for the romance, I love a grumpy taciturn hero who slowly has his walls broken down by the heroine.

The reason I enjoyed this book, despite the predictability of it, was because once I started I couldn’t stop, I read this in one sitting. It easily drags you in, you want to know what has happened to Marlie’s sister, even if you have already guessed, you want to see Kenai and Marlie get together, even though you know it will happen eventually. And you want to see them catch the bad guy, even though you have already guessed who it is.  So, if you like a serial killer mixed in with your romance (and who doesn’t?!) I highly recommend you give this a try.
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About Bella Jewel

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 ten 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. In 2015 she signed a three book worldwide deal with St Martin’s Press – and happily joined the Macmillan team to produce some scorching, sexy, amazing stories that will be presented to the world from August 2015 onwards.

She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Nice! After reading the review for melinda leigh on here, which I bought and really liked, I’ve been on a bit of a romantic suspense kick.

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I’m glad you picked up the Melinda Leigh! It was so good, I loved it. This is another great one if you fancy something along the romantic suspense lines.

Suzanne

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Thanks for the rec Suzanne

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Oooo, this looks good. Thanks for the review!

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Sounds good, adding to my wishlist.