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The Book Barista: Review and Giveaway Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel



I got an ARC in exchange for my honest review opinion.




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.

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.
No one said it was pretty, or right, but it’s mine.


My Opinion

I have loved everything I’ve read from Bella Jewel so when I heard about this I wanted to read it even though I didn’t know much about it.  I found this to be very different from her other books.  It was very dark and at times disturbing.

Right from the Prologue I was horrified and intrigued. After what happens in the Prologue and from the synopsis I was prepared for William to be a monster. As I read on, I discovered that there was so much more to him. His reasons for assembling these thirteen women are definitely not what I first thought they might be.

The thirteen girls are all very different and at first you do not know why they’ve been chosen.  As the story progresses we do find out and I must say that I was surprised.

There are a lot of uncomfortable scenes in this book but I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen. I could see how this book might not be for everyone but I liked it a lot.  I gave it 5 cups of java.


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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.

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WWW Wednesdays (March 26, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel

I’m about half way through this book and I am very, very intrigued.  I will be posting my review soon.

What I recently read:

Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

I don’t know why I waited over a year to read this one.  This was another great book in the Midnight Breed series.  It was nice to see some of my old favourite characters and to meet some new ones.  I’m looking forward to more in this series.

What I’m hoping to read next:

The Righteous and The Wicked by April Emerson

I’m anxious to start this one.  I will post  a review when I’m done.

Now let me know what your WWW…are.  I’ve been sick and this will cheer me up.

Teaser Tuesdays: Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel


Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.



Number Thirteen


“I catch only a brief glimpse of long, dark hair swishing around broad shoulders before the man disappears into the darkness.  Who is he?”